SynthMaster 2 / SynthMaster 2 Player v2.9.17 update

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Tj Shredder wrote: Wed May 03, 2023 1:00 am Actually regarding architecture, the SQ-80 would come closest. It was basically an enhanced SQ-1. It should even load SQ-1 sounds according to some forums on the webs….
Nope. Single filter for all the 3 OSC and (if i'm not wrong) no MultiEFX. As i said, it's a different machine, as it was an enhanced ESQ-1, not SQ-1 (yes, ensoniq names were confusing)
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Its that architecture with three oscillators instead of one, that is how I understood it… You can still layer those… You could send me a SQ-1 sysex file, and I could try to load it. I have the SQ-80…

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Tj Shredder wrote: Wed May 03, 2023 1:37 am Its that architecture with three oscillators instead of one, that is how I understood it… You can still layer those… You could send me a SQ-1 sysex file, and I could try to load it. I have the SQ-80…
That architecture picture is for a single OSC. SQ1 has 3 of that architectures for each single patch. This means that SQ1 has:
- (1 OSC + 1 LFO + 1 Filter section + 3 Env)*3 + MultiEFX
SQ-80 has (more or less)
- 3 OSC + 3 LFO + 1 filter section + 4 Env

They're different machines.

KS-32 was almost identical to SQ1. You can still find a free Win32 patch editor online, if you want to look deep in the structure. And you can find sysex file for KS32/SQ1 online (im at office and can't access them now)

Also, we're ABSOLUTLY OT here.
Ensoniq SQ1, Korg Wavestation A/D

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Parduz wrote: Tue May 02, 2023 7:43 am Hello, i try to ask here a question that i asked two or three times on the FB group without gettin any answer.

I'd like to try to use Synthmaster 2 to "emulate" my old Ensoniq SQ1. I have already the original PCM samples as wav file, and Synthmaster seems to be able to do the job.
What i don't want to do is to re-create each SQ1 patch from scratch, one-by-one, step-by-step: instead, i would like to convert the SQ1 sysex files in Synthmaster patches, at least to start from something a bit "raw" that only need fine-tuning.
Do do this, i'd need to know how a Synthmaster preset file is made, how it is "formatted", so i can write my converter.

Is it possible to know the preset file format?
Hi,

It's a proprietry format, but knowing the format wouldn't help much. Unless I write a special convertor, the patches should be created from stratch. You can create a template preset that has the structure of SQ1, and then use that template to create the other ones.
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kv331 wrote: Wed May 03, 2023 5:59 am It's a proprietry format, but knowing the format wouldn't help much. Unless I write a special convertor, the patches should be created from stratch.
Writing the convertor was the job from my part: i already have the sysex reader ready, with the data "normalized", waiting to be written in some other format.
(it's been almost 20 years i'm trying to do this in my spare time, so about a decade ago i tried writing SF2 and SFZ patches, and i still have my code ready to be changed).

Unless i've missed the meaning of your answer.
kv331 wrote: Wed May 03, 2023 5:59 am You can create a template preset that has the structure of SQ1, and then use that template to create the other ones.
This will be 300+ patches to be set from that template.
If knowing the proprietary format involves signing a non-disclosure agreement i'll be fine with it.
Otherwise i'll try with other VST.

Thanks :)
Ensoniq SQ1, Korg Wavestation A/D

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Just a quick note that Synthmaster Player w/2,000 presets is free for a while on their website.

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Hi guys

After a long while, I uploaded the new builds for SynthMaster 2 and SynthMaster 2 Player to our server. (Rev 15268). Please check for updates inside SynthMaster 2 or SynthMaster 2 Player to download the updates.

New Features:

1. Added preview preset feature for presets that have audio previews in ogg format
2. Added Apple Silicon builds for SynthMaster 2 / SynthMaster 2 Player AAX version
3. SynthMaster 2 now uses user email/serial from SynthMaster One / SynthMaster Player / SynthMaster 3 license key files if those products are already installed
4. Added side-chain (audio) input for the VST3 version of SynthMaster 2 / SynthMaster 2 Player
5. Added 50 new factory presets by Xenos Soundworks
6. Added VST3 folder select dialog for Windows setup

Bug Fixes:

1. FIX: SynthMaster VST3 does not process poly aftertouch messages
2. FIX: MPE doesn't work for the SynthMaster VST3 version
3. FIX: MIDI CC messages don't work when SynthMaster VST3 version is running inside Bigwig DAW
4. FIX: SynthMaster VST3 crashes the DAW when exiting
5.FIX: SynthMaster user interface initial load time is too slow
6.FIX: SynthMaster might freeze/crash when parsing wave files
7.FIX: Saving global midi mappings corrupts SynthMaster config file
8.FIX: When the license key file is shown for the AudioUnits version, keyboard entry is not possible
9.FIX: SynthMaster 2 / SynthMaster 2 Player might crash when running idle voices
10.FIX: When a preset is loaded, SynthMaster 2 / SynthMaster 2 Player AAX throws AAE -20021 error
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Just downloaded the update. It will not load in standalone. Nuendo blacklists the dll. When I try to unblacklist Nuendo freezes.

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JonSolo wrote: Wed Jun 12, 2024 7:28 pm Just downloaded the update. It will not load in standalone. Nuendo blacklists the dll. When I try to unblacklist Nuendo freezes.
What was the prior version you were using? I tested upgrade from 2.9.15 to 2.9.17, no issues so far.
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Hi, I have the same issue, can't tell which version I was using prior, I guess the latest version (whose menus were bugged, couldn't update my banks since long, so I was kinda expecting this new update).

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Davias wrote: Thu Jun 13, 2024 2:45 am Hi, I have the same issue, can't tell which version I was using prior, I guess the latest version (whose menus were bugged, couldn't update my banks since long, so I was kinda expecting this new update).
did you try downloading the full setup at https://www.synthmaster.com/userarea.aspx
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Where on the plugin does it say which version you are using?
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writheuk wrote: Thu Jun 13, 2024 3:06 am Where on the plugin does it say which version you are using?
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OK, thanks. So it's a RIGHT click anywhere on the unused area of the plugin!
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kv331 wrote: Thu Jun 13, 2024 2:55 am
did you try downloading the full setup at https://www.synthmaster.com/userarea.aspx
Yeah I tried the update first, then since the plugin was stuck in my DAWs, I did a soft reboot of Win 10 and then tried the full version (with reset config parameter in installer this time), but sadly it gave the same result : infinite stuck scan while lauching the DAWs or the plugin (tested in FL Studio, Bitwig, Reaper, Renoise, Reason). This happens with VST2 and VST3 (btw, no CLAP version ? :) )
Didn't try the standalone though (not even sure I have it installed)

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