Steinberg Padshop 2

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aMUSEd
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Post Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:20 pm

Does it support more grains now too?

chk071
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Re: Steinberg Padshop 2

Post Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:43 am

This update, and the upgrade options are really weird... obviously, Padshop 2 is part of Cubase 10.5 anyway, as i read on the Steinberg site. AND, Padshop 2 isn't compatible with anything older than Cubase 10.5, because it is incompatible with the built in Padshop. So, the only upgrade path i see is for someone who owns Padshop Pro (i think they also stopped selling the "regular" Padshop (non-pro) at some point).

Really confusing. I don't even know if i can upgrade my single Padshop Pro license to Padshop 2. Because, i only have the Pro license, i don't have the regular Padshop license, or a Cubase license anymore, so, Padshop won't even activate on my system anymore. Hope they can shed some light on how the upgrade is supposed to work.

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Re: Steinberg Padshop 2

Post Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:52 am

courtjestr wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:38 pm
dandezebra wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:02 pm
Really, please implement a resizable GUI. I thought it would happen on the PSP update from last year. Especially on this synth!
GUI is resizable...sort of. From the manual

If High DPI Mode is activated, the plug-in uses high-resolution bitmaps when
it is displayed with a scaling of 150?% and higher on a high-resolution monitor,
such as 4K (UHD), 5K, etc. This allows for sharper images on high-resolution
displays.
NOTE
Windows systems currently only support scaling factors that are multiples of
100. For example, if you use a scaling factor of 150?%, in Padshop, the scaling
factor used is 200?%.
High DPI Mode may not be compatible with some combinations of software
and hardware. If you experience display issues with your setup, you can
deactivate High DPI Mode.
If High DPI Mode is deactivated, the native monitor resolution is used.
The High DPI mode was actually added in version 1.2.10.
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LoveEnigma18
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1302 posts since 12 Jan, 2018

Re: Steinberg Padshop 2

Post Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:53 am

chk071 wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:43 am
This update, and the upgrade options are really weird... obviously, Padshop 2 is part of Cubase 10.5 anyway, as i read on the Steinberg site. AND, Padshop 2 isn't compatible with anything older than Cubase 10.5, because it is incompatible with the built in Padshop. So, the only upgrade path i see is for someone who owns Padshop Pro (i think they also stopped selling the "regular" Padshop (non-pro) at some point).

Really confusing. I don't even know if i can upgrade my single Padshop Pro license to Padshop 2. Because, i only have the Pro license, i don't have the regular Padshop license, or a Cubase license anymore, so, Padshop won't even activate on my system anymore. Hope they can shed some light on how the upgrade is supposed to work.
I would suggest to write to info@steinberg.de or call them.

I was facing some reactivation issues, so I called the support yesterday. The guy on phone was really supportive and solved the problem in a minute.

I wonder why you think the upgrade won't work for you. If you have Padshop Pro and it is not linked to Cubase, you can update to Padshop 2, right?

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DJ Warmonger
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3470 posts since 7 Jun, 2012 from Warsaw

Re: Steinberg Padshop 2

Post Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:59 am

courtjestr wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:38 pm
GUI is resizable...sort of. From the manual

If High DPI Mode is activated, the plug-in uses high-resolution bitmaps when
it is displayed with a scaling of 150?% and higher on a high-resolution monitor,
such as 4K (UHD), 5K, etc. This allows for sharper images on high-resolution
displays.
NOTE
Windows systems currently only support scaling factors that are multiples of
100. For example, if you use a scaling factor of 150?%, in Padshop, the scaling
factor used is 200?%.
High DPI Mode may not be compatible with some combinations of software
and hardware. If you experience display issues with your setup, you can
deactivate High DPI Mode.
If High DPI Mode is deactivated, the native monitor resolution is used.
Indeed! :clap:

Anyone tried it yet? Is there a demo?
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DrFolder
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Re: Steinberg Padshop 2

Post Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:02 am

How did you guys get it? I purchased it but can't download it as SDA doesn't open for me.Tried turning antivirus off and my firewall, all compatibilty modes on Win10 and it still doesn't start. Do you guys know if there is a manual file I can download or is it all through the SDA?

chk071
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Re: Steinberg Padshop 2

Post Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:11 am

LoveEnigma18 wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:53 am
chk071 wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:43 am
This update, and the upgrade options are really weird... obviously, Padshop 2 is part of Cubase 10.5 anyway, as i read on the Steinberg site. AND, Padshop 2 isn't compatible with anything older than Cubase 10.5, because it is incompatible with the built in Padshop. So, the only upgrade path i see is for someone who owns Padshop Pro (i think they also stopped selling the "regular" Padshop (non-pro) at some point).

Really confusing. I don't even know if i can upgrade my single Padshop Pro license to Padshop 2. Because, i only have the Pro license, i don't have the regular Padshop license, or a Cubase license anymore, so, Padshop won't even activate on my system anymore. Hope they can shed some light on how the upgrade is supposed to work.
I would suggest to write to info@steinberg.de or call them.

I was facing some reactivation issues, so I called the support yesterday. The guy on phone was really supportive and solved the problem in a minute.

I wonder why you think the upgrade won't work for you. If you have Padshop Pro and it is not linked to Cubase, you can update to Padshop 2, right?
I hope so. I'm just not sure, because, my Padshop Pro license doesn't work on it's own, because the "base Padshop", which comes with Cubase, isn't present anymore.

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1433 posts since 24 Mar, 2015 from Toronto, Canada

Re: Steinberg Padshop 2

Post Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:54 am

chk071 wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:43 am
This update, and the upgrade options are really weird... obviously, Padshop 2 is part of Cubase 10.5 anyway, as i read on the Steinberg site. AND, Padshop 2 isn't compatible with anything older than Cubase 10.5, because it is incompatible with the built in Padshop. So, the only upgrade path i see is for someone who owns Padshop Pro (i think they also stopped selling the "regular" Padshop (non-pro) at some point).

Really confusing. I don't even know if i can upgrade my single Padshop Pro license to Padshop 2. Because, i only have the Pro license, i don't have the regular Padshop license, or a Cubase license anymore, so, Padshop won't even activate on my system anymore. Hope they can shed some light on how the upgrade is supposed to work.
nope. i am running both cubase 10.5 as well as 9.5 in parallel. padshop 2 works fine in 9.5. basically the cubase 10.5. install upgrades both padshop and retrologue to version 2. i cant voucher for any version of cubase before 9.5 as i dont run it.

chk071
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Re: Steinberg Padshop 2

Post Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:00 am

Ok, then the person who claimed that it wouldn't work on the Steinberg forums was obviously wrong. :)

P.S.: Actually it's even stated by Steinberg... https://www.steinberg.net/en/newsandeve ... -5312.html
It may be important to note that the available update to Padshop 2 is incompatible with the Padshop included in Cubase. For all of you running Cubase Pro and Artist: we recommend updating to the Cubase 10.5 to use Padshop 2.

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DJ Warmonger
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Re: Steinberg Padshop 2

Post Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:09 am

Actually, the high-DPI GUI for Padshop Pro was already demonstrated here on KVR: viewtopic.php?p=7274637#p7274637
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Re: Steinberg Padshop 2

Post Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:13 am

chk071 wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:00 am
Ok, then the person who claimed that it wouldn't work on the Steinberg forums was obviously wrong. :)

P.S.: Actually it's even stated by Steinberg... https://www.steinberg.net/en/newsandeve ... -5312.html
It may be important to note that the available update to Padshop 2 is incompatible with the Padshop included in Cubase. For all of you running Cubase Pro and Artist: we recommend updating to the Cubase 10.5 to use Padshop 2.
yeah. hes an idiot. it works perfectly fine. see attached.
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LoveEnigma18
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Re: Steinberg Padshop 2

Post Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:15 am

DJ Warmonger wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:09 am
Actually, the high-DPI GUI for Padshop Pro was already demonstrated here on KVR: viewtopic.php?p=7274637#p7274637
How does it actually work? I mean is there anything else I need to do apart from enabling the high-DPI mode in Padshop itself? I am using FL Studio in case it matters.

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Calenberger
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Re: Steinberg Padshop 2

Post Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:46 am

Validation of Padshop 2 failed on MacOS Mojave and LogicPro.
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nordickvr
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Re: Steinberg Padshop 2

Post Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:58 am

Calenberger wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:46 am
Validation of Padshop 2 failed on MacOS Mojave and LogicPro.
Not sure that'll help since I'm under HS but it failed too at first try.
Went to Plug-in Manager/selected/reset and scan again to finally validate successfully.

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Calenberger
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400 posts since 8 Sep, 2019 from Calenberg

Re: Steinberg Padshop 2

Post Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:17 am

nordickvr wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:58 am
Calenberger wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:46 am
Validation of Padshop 2 failed on MacOS Mojave and LogicPro.
Not sure that'll help since I'm under HS but it failed too at first try.
Went to Plug-in Manager/selected/reset and scan again to finally validate successfully.
Yes, normally that works, but not now, it's a pity.
Just opened a support ticket.
We'll see...
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