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831 posts since 18 Feb, 2004

Post Fri Sep 30, 2022 4:57 pm

zzz00m wrote: Fri Sep 30, 2022 3:36 pm
Le0nidas wrote: Fri Sep 30, 2022 12:35 pm
cyberheater wrote: Wed Jul 20, 2022 11:37 am I think a lot of folks would be interested in a iPad version.
The version for iPad will be more of a toy, I don’t quite understand what the convenience is.
Live performances?

No need to shift the focus from the PC versions for manufacturer, there will always be something to add and fix.
The developer of KV331 Audio went down the i-Thingy rabbit hole, and that set him back a few years on the SynthMaster 3 timeline. Then he had to deal with the Apple switch to the Silicon CPU. Another big setback...

I am all for focusing development on the major computer platforms first, then playing with the toys later...
You guys are riot. M1 iPads are more than enough to run Saurus or any other VST. And frankly, KV331 guy should have been better off for the Mac Apple Silicon transition given that he already had a version of SynthMaster running on Apple Silicon because of the iPad version. How do you think Moog has Model 15 on the Mac? It was only ever an iPad app until the Apple Silicon transition.

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Markus Krause
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Post Fri Sep 30, 2022 11:14 pm

KV331 guy should have been better off for the Mac Apple Silicon transition given that he already had a version of SynthMaster running on Apple Silicon because of the iPad version.
Please have a litte more respect for KV331. He is a very talented programmer and he is not slow or lazy at all. It's Apple and Steinberg who have seriously messed up things here.
I am collaborating with KV331 in parts of the development as we both use similar libraries ( M1 transition / VSTGUI / AU / VSTSDK) and we regulary exchange our knowledge by email.
The transition to M1 was not easy at all for both of us. We both had to rewrite big parts of the software and he had to fix thousands of compiler errors.
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Markus Krause
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Post Fri Sep 30, 2022 11:18 pm

cyberheater wrote: Wed Jul 20, 2022 11:37 am I think a lot of folks would be interested in a iPad version.
We are a small company and dont have the resources to do this. Instead, we must focus on the existing products.
Apart from this Apple allows a distribution only through their own webshop.
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KVRian
560 posts since 29 Jan, 2004

Post Sat Oct 01, 2022 12:15 am

Markus Krause wrote: Fri Sep 30, 2022 11:18 pm
cyberheater wrote: Wed Jul 20, 2022 11:37 am I think a lot of folks would be interested in a iPad version.
We are a small company and dont have the resources to do this. Instead, we must focus on the existing products.
Apart from this Apple allows a distribution only through their own webshop.
Thanks Markus for the update. It's appreciated.

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KVRAF
6337 posts since 14 Nov, 2006 from Ankara, Turkey

Post Sat Oct 01, 2022 5:01 am

Markus Krause wrote: Fri Sep 30, 2022 11:14 pm Please have a litte more respect for KV331. He is a very talented programmer and he is not slow or lazy at all. It's Apple and Steinberg who have seriously messed up things here.
I am collaborating with KV331 in parts of the development as we both use similar libraries ( M1 transition / VSTGUI / AU / VSTSDK) and we regulary exchange our knowledge by email.
The transition to M1 was not easy at all for both of us. We both had to rewrite big parts of the software and he had to fix thousands of compiler errors.
:hug: :hug: :hug:
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13 posts since 30 Sep, 2022

Post Sat Oct 01, 2022 11:13 am

Markus Krause wrote: Fri Sep 30, 2022 11:18 pm
cyberheater wrote: Wed Jul 20, 2022 11:37 am I think a lot of folks would be interested in a iPad version.
We are a small company and dont have the resources to do this. Instead, we must focus on the existing products.
Apart from this Apple allows a distribution only through their own webshop.
Keep up the good work!

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KVRian
831 posts since 18 Feb, 2004

Post Sat Oct 01, 2022 5:48 pm

Markus Krause wrote: Fri Sep 30, 2022 11:14 pm
KV331 guy should have been better off for the Mac Apple Silicon transition given that he already had a version of SynthMaster running on Apple Silicon because of the iPad version.
Please have a litte more respect for KV331. He is a very talented programmer and he is not slow or lazy at all. It's Apple and Steinberg who have seriously messed up things here.
I am collaborating with KV331 in parts of the development as we both use similar libraries ( M1 transition / VSTGUI / AU / VSTSDK) and we regulary exchange our knowledge by email.
The transition to M1 was not easy at all for both of us. We both had to rewrite big parts of the software and he had to fix thousands of compiler errors.
Say wut? Always interesting how people interpret simple statements. I didn't make a single comment about his talent or anything else so quit it with the sour grapes already. The transition to M1 should have been easier, the guy already had a working Apple Silicon version of SynthMaster v1 and v2. How in god's name could it not have been easier having had that experience in writing and maintaining those products?

And for the record, I own the Mac AND iOS versions of Synthmaster 1 and 2 to support the guy and his work.

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Markus Krause
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Post Sat Oct 01, 2022 11:07 pm

You are not the developer and you're not familiar with the source codes and the libraries. So you don't know if a transition is easy or not.
I've seen parts of kV331's codes and can confirm that he had to do lots of work and testing to port everything to Vst3 and M1 and AudioUnitV2.

Even if you bought some products from 'the guy' this still does not give you the right to treat him in a respectless way or to dictate how he has to run his business
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Markus Krause
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Post Fri Nov 18, 2022 12:21 am

Available now: Saurus 3.4

Saurus is an authentic emulation of analog synthesizers. It covers all aspects of the most famous and expensive synths, but without disadvantages.

The update to v3.4 is available for free for all Saurus users. It adds VST3 support, a new standalone and enhancements.

Product page:
https://www.tone2.com/saurus.html

Download link (free demo and update):
https://www.tone2.com/download.html

Price: €59 / $69 $119

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Saurus 3.4 (free update)

The update is available for free for all Saurus users.

New features:
  • Added a VST3 version for Mac (M1 native and Intel).
  • Added a standalone version for Mac (M1 native and Intel).
  • Completely new AudioUnit interface.
Enhancements:
  • Several small enhancements.
Fixes:
  • Automation in the VST3 version did not work with parameters that were located behind the 10th slot.
  • Workaround for a bug of Ableton and FL Studio which did not display AudioUnits.
  • Workaround for a bug of Reaper which did display automation parameters incorrectly.
  • The AU version of Saurus 3.2 running in M1 mode could occasionally crash.
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14359 posts since 14 Jun, 2001 from Somewhere else, on principle

Post Fri Nov 18, 2022 12:35 am

Is there any reason for Windows users to update, Markus? I'm not having a go at you or anything, just wondering.
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Post Fri Nov 18, 2022 12:53 am

Thank you Markus :tu:
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Markus Krause
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Post Fri Nov 18, 2022 2:02 am

Is there any reason for Windows users to update, Markus? I'm not having a go at you or anything, just wondering.
If you are on Windows and use VST2 you can skip this update.
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Post Fri Nov 18, 2022 4:26 am

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14359 posts since 14 Jun, 2001 from Somewhere else, on principle

Post Sun Nov 20, 2022 6:31 pm

Markus Krause wrote: Fri Nov 18, 2022 2:02 amIf you are on Windows and use VST2 you can skip this update.
Cool, thanks. I try to stick with VST2 as far as possible, as Studio One doesn't seem to like VST3 much.
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1667 posts since 25 Sep, 2014 from Specific Northwest

Post Mon Nov 21, 2022 12:31 am

BONES wrote: Sun Nov 20, 2022 6:31 pm ... Studio One doesn't seem to like VST3 much.
:lol: :lol: :lol: Makes me like S1 more!

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