Audio realism ABL 3.2.0 update any soon ?

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gentleclockdivider
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2092 posts since 22 Mar, 2009 from gent

Post Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:00 am

Liked everything except the waveform selector >
Easily fixed by replacing it with the original , and fix the underlying image on the background plane ( + some added gaussian noise )

Great work Erik
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LarsErik
KVRist
221 posts since 11 Jul, 2001 from Sweden

Re: Audio realism ABL 3.2.0 update any soon ?

Post Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:40 pm

Thanks kingtubby, bM3w and gentleclockdivider.

anoise
KVRist
209 posts since 1 Jul, 2009

Re: Audio realism ABL 3.2.0 update any soon ?

Post Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:57 am

Nice skins, thank you.
In the "promo" screenshot they look so much better without the empty space on the sides. I guess the plugin can't change it's shape (aspect ratio) and that's why the empty space needs to be there.
The (IMO unnecessary) red text "battery" is unreadable on 100%, it looks distorted/ugly. I would cut that out.

The plugin can be resized to an absurdly small size by dragging the right corner. :o
Is that intentional or is it a bug? I mean, logically it would stop, at the still usable "small GUI size" setting.
Thanks for the update!

Lars-Erik
KVRer
2 posts since 12 Dec, 2002 from Stockholm, Sweden

Re: Audio realism ABL 3.2.0 update any soon ?

Post Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:15 pm

anoise wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:57 am
Nice skins, thank you.
In the "promo" screenshot they look so much better without the empty space on the sides. I guess the plugin can't change it's shape (aspect ratio) and that's why the empty space needs to be there.
The (IMO unnecessary) red text "battery" is unreadable on 100%, it looks distorted/ugly. I would cut that out.

The plugin can be resized to an absurdly small size by dragging the right corner. :o
Is that intentional or is it a bug? I mean, logically it would stop, at the still usable "small GUI size" setting.
Thanks for the update!
Yup, aspect ratio of the plugin is fixed size.

Battery is easy to remove if you don’t like it. The background image is just a png. :tu:

I don’t work at Audiorealism so I don’t know why they decided to make the resize go from large to very small. But why is that a problem? Just set it to a size that you like and leave it there. Best pixel ratio for the skins is selecting large in the menu, that’s not exactly as big as it gets if you drag the window size yourself, makes stuff less blurry.

Mike Janney
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339 posts since 10 Jun, 2004

Re: Audio realism ABL 3.2.0 update any soon ?

Post Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:42 am

Lars-Erik wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:15 pm

I don’t work at Audiorealism so I don’t know why they decided to make the resize go from large to very small. But why is that a problem? Just set it to a size that you like and leave it there. Best pixel ratio for the skins is selecting large in the menu, that’s not exactly as big as it gets if you drag the window size yourself, makes stuff less blurry.
Yes, that's right -- the Menu options to select size are made to be multiples of the window size so there should be less blurry in Large or Normal settings.

In ABL2 we had fully customisable skins and window size but it turned out to be a bit of a hassle to maintain so in ABL3 we went for simple bitmap reskinning..

Mike / audiorealism
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acYm
KVRian
1007 posts since 11 Sep, 2015

Re: Audio realism ABL 3.2.0 update any soon ?

Post Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:02 pm

Echoes in the Attic wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:56 pm
Is it finally getting swing back again? Just brutal that hasn't been put back yet after losing it in V3.
I don't have ABL but I was under the impression it's possible to run this plugin's sequencer from midi, isn't that the case?

LarsErik
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221 posts since 11 Jul, 2001 from Sweden

Re: Audio realism ABL 3.2.0 update any soon ?

Post Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:13 pm

acYm wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:02 pm
Echoes in the Attic wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:56 pm
Is it finally getting swing back again? Just brutal that hasn't been put back yet after losing it in V3.
I don't have ABL but I was under the impression it's possible to run this plugin's sequencer from midi, isn't that the case?
Yes you can send midi notes to abl3 instead of using the internal sequencer.

acYm
KVRian
1007 posts since 11 Sep, 2015

Re: Audio realism ABL 3.2.0 update any soon ?

Post Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:38 pm

no, no, not instead of using the internal sequencer. driving the internal sequencer timing from midi note input.

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gentleclockdivider
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2092 posts since 22 Mar, 2009 from gent

Re: Audio realism ABL 3.2.0 update any soon ?

Post Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:10 am

acYm wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:38 pm
no, no, not instead of using the internal sequencer. driving the internal sequencer timing from midi note input.
Yes perfectly possible , these are called sync modes and are only effective when midi mode is set to 'pattern'
You either program the sequence in abl , and then you choose if it runs when your host runs
this is called : HOst sync ( it automatically starts and stops )
You can also choose that the sequencer only runs when it receives a midi note ( this midi note triggers the pattern during a gate on , and stops when it recceives a gate off )
Which is called : Midi trigger



And lastly , you can just program notes in your daw ( set abl to note mode ) ,set midi mode to NOTE , this obviously turns of the internal sequencer , so sync modes are not applied here
Remember that a 303 default gate length of a note is 50% , so a 16th note ( without slide ) is essentiallly a 32nd note +32nd rest
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LarsErik
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221 posts since 11 Jul, 2001 from Sweden

Re: Audio realism ABL 3.2.0 update any soon ?

Post Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:48 am

it's also possible to get midi out from the built in sequencer. Depends on your OS and DAW to some extent, but very cool to drive other gear and plugins from the built in sequencer.

anoise
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209 posts since 1 Jul, 2009

Re: Audio realism ABL 3.2.0 update any soon ?

Post Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:46 am

LarsErik wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:48 am
it's also possible to get midi out from the built in sequencer. Depends on your OS and DAW to some extent, but very cool to drive other gear and plugins from the built in sequencer.
That's cool. It works in Bitwig, but when I stop the DAW playback, most of the time the last note hangs. Seems like a bug.

Kr3eM
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446 posts since 1 Sep, 2007

Re: Audio realism ABL 3.2.0 update any soon ?

Post Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:10 am

LarsErik wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:48 am
it's also possible to get midi out from the built in sequencer. Depends on your OS and DAW to some extent, but very cool to drive other gear and plugins from the built in sequencer.
In deed, I just wish there could be an option to disable the audio to save CPU when I only use it for sending midi.

Echoes in the Attic
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6778 posts since 12 May, 2008

Re: Audio realism ABL 3.2.0 update any soon ?

Post Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:50 am

acYm wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:38 pm
no, no, not instead of using the internal sequencer. driving the internal sequencer timing from midi note input.
What does this mean?
This is a block of text that can be added to posts you make. There is a 255 character limit. Once I have something clever, I will certainly fill it in.

acYm
KVRian
1007 posts since 11 Sep, 2015

Re: Audio realism ABL 3.2.0 update any soon ?

Post Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:36 pm

it means you can use your DAW's swing or groove system to apply whatever you want to the midi data that's driving ABL's internal sequencer.

LarsErik
KVRist
221 posts since 11 Jul, 2001 from Sweden

Re: Audio realism ABL 3.2.0 update any soon ?

Post Sat Aug 24, 2019 1:59 am

I've made a new skin for ABL3.2 "r4ck5" and it's a cousin to my previous silverbox3-skins (yes I'm lazy). Remember trying out the The "sticker" on/off feature in ABL3, makes it easier on the eyes with my skins.

Since it's now starting to be quite a collection I setup a small web site. You find download and instructions for install here: http://bit.ly/ABL32-skins


R4CK5
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SilverBox3
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SilverBox 3 - Gray
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SilverBox 3 - Blue
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SilverBox 3 - Green
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AluBox
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DarkBox
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