Xenakios HourGlass 1.4.5 granular processor (OS-X too)

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Xenakios
KVRian
1148 posts since 9 Sep, 2005 from Oulu, Finland

Post Mon May 14, 2012 9:42 am

nay-seven wrote:And i just notice it's not an OSC problem, even with the mouse if I move the little knob of Transposition centre, I've the same result... :wink:

win7,32bits
If I understood right, the problem is with the layout...You should make the main parameters panel wider :

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The knobs should not even be of different sizes, it's a bug in the layout engine. Additionally it's been a surprisingly difficult problem to make the main parameters panel be wider by default on first run. (And I haven't dedicated too much energy to solve that as the user can resize the panel anyway...Unfortunately it might not be the obvious first thing to do for the user...)

If your screen width doesn't allow resizing the main parameters wider, you can try hiding the parameter value texts :

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nay-seven
KVRist
388 posts since 11 May, 2005 from France

Post Mon May 14, 2012 9:55 am

Great, fix the problem, thanks for your fast answer !

Xenakios
KVRian
1148 posts since 9 Sep, 2005 from Oulu, Finland

Post Sat Jun 09, 2012 3:08 am


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KVRAF
3067 posts since 27 Dec, 2002 from North East England

Post Sat Jun 09, 2012 6:57 am

Great stuff! Thanks for the continued development on this beauty.

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IrionDaRonin
KVRAF
2500 posts since 18 Mar, 2011 from Spain

Post Sat Jun 30, 2012 9:47 am

Hi Xenakios.

For some reason i can't make it work in my system. When long time ago i could open it without problem (an older beta)

I just download, extract the folder to anywhere, press the Hourglass exe, but nothing happens :?

Windows XP Home 32 bits SP2
Quad Core AMD3 Phenom II 3.2Ghz.

Do you know why or if i need to put the dll in somewhere?

Have a good day :)

Xenakios
KVRian
1148 posts since 9 Sep, 2005 from Oulu, Finland

Post Sat Jun 30, 2012 12:43 pm

IrionDaRonin wrote:Hi Xenakios.

For some reason i can't make it work in my system. When long time ago i could open it without problem (an older beta)

I just download, extract the folder to anywhere, press the Hourglass exe, but nothing happens :?

Windows XP Home 32 bits SP2
Quad Core AMD3 Phenom II 3.2Ghz.

Do you know why or if i need to put the dll in somewhere?

Have a good day :)
Hello, sorry to hear that...The usual culprit for launch time problems is the ini-file. (HourGlass.ini which is somewhere in the bowels of the system like C:\Documents and Settings\YourName\Application Data\Xenakios) If you are able to find the ini-file, delete it and try again. If the previous version you have used is some really old version, it's quite likely the newer versions no longer work with the old ini-file. In theory these kinds of problems should be easy to avoid, but in practice it tends to be a bit complicated. :(

There is no longer a dependency on the Visual Studio runtime, HourGlass comes with that. (The runtime doesn't need to be installed.)

Xenakios
KVRian
1148 posts since 9 Sep, 2005 from Oulu, Finland

Post Sat Jun 30, 2012 12:45 pm

Also, a bump for the 1.2.0 release :

http://xenakios.wordpress.com/2012/06/3 ... -released/

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IrionDaRonin
KVRAF
2500 posts since 18 Mar, 2011 from Spain

Post Sat Jun 30, 2012 1:02 pm

Xenakios wrote:Also, a bump for the 1.2.0 release :

http://xenakios.wordpress.com/2012/06/3 ... -released/
Hmm, this version worked. I didn't need to delete anything.
Anyway i was telling to you that i used the old version in another formatted system, before i changed my whole equip 6 months ago or more, not in this one, so it was really weird.

Time to test this beast. Thanks.

At last a new nice icon ;)

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abstractcats
KVRAF
3475 posts since 19 Aug, 2008 from USA-lien In the 8th Dimention

Post Sat Jun 30, 2012 1:26 pm

Xenakios wrote:Also, a bump for the 1.2.0 release :

http://xenakios.wordpress.com/2012/06/3 ... -released/
Reaktor 5. Now shows in the HourGlass VST folder :D I'll be testing others, soon!

Xenakios
KVRian
1148 posts since 9 Sep, 2005 from Oulu, Finland

Post Sat Jun 30, 2012 1:49 pm

abstractcats wrote:
Xenakios wrote:Also, a bump for the 1.2.0 release :

http://xenakios.wordpress.com/2012/06/3 ... -released/
Reaktor 5. Now shows in the HourGlass VST folder :D I'll be testing others, soon!
Oh, I wouldn't expect something like Reaktor to really work... :oops: With luck, it might, but it isn't anything I could help much if it doesn't in the end(*). (So, are you saying Reaktor previously didn't appear in the plugins lists at all and now it does?)

(*) I obviously can't install/buy/debug all of those kinds of complicated payware plugins... :cry:

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abstractcats
KVRAF
3475 posts since 19 Aug, 2008 from USA-lien In the 8th Dimention

Post Sat Jun 30, 2012 1:59 pm

Xenakios wrote:
abstractcats wrote:
Xenakios wrote:Also, a bump for the 1.2.0 release :

http://xenakios.wordpress.com/2012/06/3 ... -released/
Reaktor 5. Now shows in the HourGlass VST folder :D I'll be testing others, soon!
Oh, I wouldn't expect something like Reaktor to really work... :oops: With luck, it might, but it isn't anything I could help much if it doesn't in the end(*). (So, are you saying Reaktor previously didn't appear in the plugins lists at all and now it does?)

(*) I obviously can't install/buy/debug all of those kinds of complicated payware plugins... :cry:
Yes, it was not showing and now it does AND I just tried it and ..... :hail: :hail: :hail: :hail: :hail: :hail: IT WORKS !!! :D

Oh yeah, I'll do a list of what VSTs work and which ones dont, but It will be a while.

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IrionDaRonin
KVRAF
2500 posts since 18 Mar, 2011 from Spain

Post Sat Jun 30, 2012 3:38 pm

Just a basic thing i can't find out.

How to delete an envelope point? I tried everything, second buttons, middle, control, etc. But i can't delete them.

EDIT: Oh, nothing nothing. Control + Left Click.

Have a good day :)

Xenakios
KVRian
1148 posts since 9 Sep, 2005 from Oulu, Finland

Post Sat Jun 30, 2012 4:03 pm

IrionDaRonin wrote:Just a basic thing i can't find out.

How to delete an envelope point? I tried everything, second buttons, middle, control, etc. But i can't delete them.

EDIT: Oh, nothing nothing. Control + Left Click.

Have a good day :)
You might want to open the View->Help panel so you can see some contextual help texts when you move the mouse around various parts in the app. Unfortunately these texts don't cover everything in HourGlass (yet) but they would have told you the Control+Click thing for the envelope points though. :)

Xenakios
KVRian
1148 posts since 9 Sep, 2005 from Oulu, Finland

Post Sun Jul 01, 2012 2:54 am

Recommended bug fixing update 1.2.1 released :

http://xenakios.wordpress.com/2012/07/0 ... -released/

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KVRAF
3067 posts since 27 Dec, 2002 from North East England

Post Sun Jul 01, 2012 9:26 am

Xenakios wrote:Recommended bug fixing update 1.2.1 released :

http://xenakios.wordpress.com/2012/07/0 ... -released/
This gets better and better. Many thanks.

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