Latest Builds: Zebra 2.8 *beta*

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Urs
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22406 posts since 8 Aug, 2002 from Berlin

Post Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:12 am

Hi all,

just a quickie before x-mas:

New main skin "Dot8" for power users:

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New skin "Dark8" for fans of strong "the other way round" contrasts:

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Note: This is beta material. Use at your own risk! Read the info below! Please don't use the Randomizer scripts just yet (see below).

We have one day left to react on issues, but half of our team has left already. Please be lenient with us. Don't install if you're in the middle of something.

Important: To select new skins in the Preferences, make sure you have less than 10 Themes installed.

Win: https://uhedownloads-heckmannaudiogmb.n ... 49_Win.zip
Mac: https://uhedownloads-heckmannaudiogmb.n ... 49_Mac.zip

Linux some time later...

Enjoy,

- U


Zebra 2.8 beta - changelog (revision 6849)

Please backup your presets before installing.
We unified the preset organization between Mac and Win.
On Mac, there were separate local and user folders for OSC and MSEG module presets and Microtuning files.
The user location won't be used anymore. During installation, any presets from this location will be moved to a 'user' folder in the local location.

Improvements:

* New Preset-Browser (minus tagging)
* New DotEight and DarkEight skins
* New Wavefolder module
* New NuRev reverb module
* Fullsize editor for OSC, MSEG and MMAP modules
* FMO module has waveform previews in new skins
* Modulation table for MSEG and MMAP modules
* More parameters exposed to host automation
* XY controls now have fine control via Shift-click
* New VST3 implementation
* GUI performance improvements on Windows
* Pitchbend range now +/-48
* Plugin format & OS info next to revision number
* "On open expand to" has new "none" option
* Windows installer now certified
* Init preset can be loaded from main display

Fixed:

* MacOS High Sierra - folders and presets unsorted if using APFS
* Mac only - possible crash in Cubase when selecting presets
* Win only - VST3 wasn’t remembering preset name in main display
* Playing very high notes could lead to a crash
* Formant filter caused volume spikes when used at 96kHz sample rate
* Zebrify MSEG was retriggering in single trigger mode
* Various small fixes and improvements


Known Issues:

* Fullsize editors slower when using larger GUI sizes
* VST3 - some parameters not reacting to MIDI CC control yet
* MMAP spectralize not automatically updating number of steps
* Init preset needs refinement
* Crash when trying to load script presets (e.g. Randomizer)
* Some small issues in preset browser
* In a few hosts, a "send all keys to plugin" option needs to be used
* Win only - Sonar hangs when using Tab key in text search field
* Win only - issue with mouse and text search field in ProTools
* Win only - short flickering while entering strings in text search field
* Win only - Original and UDH skin, text search field yellow when active

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clangorous
KVRist
247 posts since 13 Nov, 2013 from Charlotte, North Carolina

Re: Latest Builds: Zebra 2.8 *beta*

Post Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:16 am

Yay! Cancelling all xmas plans!!! :D

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Urs
u-he
22406 posts since 8 Aug, 2002 from Berlin

Re: Latest Builds: Zebra 2.8 *beta*

Post Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:18 am

Also... The Dark Zebra + ZebraHZ /w 8 MSEGs (as seen in Hans Zimmer's Master Class): Once this is final, we'll start on that. Maybe in January.

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beely
KVRAF
1571 posts since 6 Jul, 2013

Re: Latest Builds: Zebra 2.8 *beta*

Post Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:19 am

Holy shitballs!

Off to installs... :tu: :clap:

Thank you sirs!

Edit: It's *really* nice..! :party:
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Spirit2017
KVRist
66 posts since 11 Jan, 2017

Re: Latest Builds: Zebra 2.8 *beta*

Post Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:24 am

Thank you Urs ;)

C.Bennett
KVRian
660 posts since 12 Dec, 2007 from San Francisco, CA

Re: Latest Builds: Zebra 2.8 *beta*

Post Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:27 am

Who hoo. Thanks Urs and team. I know what I’ll be doing on the plane for the next 11 hours.

PS. Loving that new DotEight skin. :love:
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Weightlifter
KVRer
24 posts since 10 Jun, 2016

Re: Latest Builds: Zebra 2.8 *beta*

Post Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:27 am

Yes!Yes!YES!

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dlarseninclusive
KVRist
244 posts since 19 Nov, 2017 from Los Angeles

Re: Latest Builds: Zebra 2.8 *beta*

Post Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:56 am

Urs wrote:Also... The Dark Zebra + ZebraHZ /w 8 MSEGs (as seen in Hans Zimmer's Master Class): Once this is final, we'll start on that. Maybe in January.
Bonus! :tu:

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zvenx
KVRAF
6585 posts since 16 Feb, 2005 from Kingston, Jamaica

Re: Latest Builds: Zebra 2.8 *beta*

Post Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:57 am

Wow. you did it.
Congrats and thanks
rsp
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OzoneJunkie
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999 posts since 16 Jan, 2004

Re: Latest Builds: Zebra 2.8 *beta*

Post Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:00 am

Hi Urs,

First off, thanks for the beta! I love the new skin.

I noticed that my shortcuts to the preset folders for the Zebralette and ZebraHZ don't appear to be working in Zebra 2.8 - meaning, I don't see the presets for Zebralette and ZebraHZ in the Zebra 2.8 preset browser. In the prior version of Zebra 2, I had this working, and would see folders for the other 2, and could load presets into Zebra2 from there.

Have I done something wrong? Or is this a known issue/thing for 2.8?

Thanks :tu:

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Urs
u-he
22406 posts since 8 Aug, 2002 from Berlin

Re: Latest Builds: Zebra 2.8 *beta*

Post Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:05 am

OzoneJunkie wrote:Have I done something wrong? Or is this a known issue/thing for 2.8?
Good point, I'm sure it'll be discussed here :)

wilx
KVRist
83 posts since 23 Apr, 2006

Re: Latest Builds: Zebra 2.8 *beta*

Post Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:07 am

Hooray! Will this replace the latest build of Zebra 2? I'm in the middle of a few zebra-heavy projects so may need to hold off if this is the case...

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Urs
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22406 posts since 8 Aug, 2002 from Berlin

Re: Latest Builds: Zebra 2.8 *beta*

Post Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:11 am

wilx wrote:Hooray! Will this replace the latest build of Zebra 2? I'm in the middle of a few zebra-heavy projects so may need to hold off if this is the case...
Yes, it'll install over existing Z2 (not ZebraHZ).

Maybe finish your work first, or at least wait for a few days until we see if there's any major problems for some. If there isn't anything outrageous here in this thread by Saturday I'd reckon it'll be pretty safe. But who knows...

As I wrote elsewhere, one of our internal beta testers has a strange crash thing going on OS X 10.10, which we are trying to reproduce but couldn't yet. This is the kind of stuff that we need to catch before we release this.

wilx
KVRist
83 posts since 23 Apr, 2006

Re: Latest Builds: Zebra 2.8 *beta*

Post Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:14 am

Thanks Urs - and I hope this means you and the team are having a break now! Fantastic work on RePro this year, and zebra 2.8 looks great.

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zvenx
KVRAF
6585 posts since 16 Feb, 2005 from Kingston, Jamaica

Re: Latest Builds: Zebra 2.8 *beta*

Post Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:17 am

I swear zebra sounds even better ..... I know I know I know :-)
Fantastic work on the gui.

Even the arp got some love.......
rsp
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