SlickEQ M 2.0

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neverbeeninariot
KVRist
278 posts since 3 Feb, 2015 from UK

Post Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:53 pm

Posted in the effects forum, but it won't hurt to see it here too - Version 2.0 has arrived! W00t! :party:

2.0.0 Major update

# Added VST3 support
# Added compatiblity for macOS Catalina
# Added 100%, 125% and 150% UI scale options.
# Added advanced mixed phase modes for stereo width and balance filters.
# Added "SumDiff" stereo mode offering operation similar to traditional M/S EQing.
# Added "Mono" and exclusive channel modes "Sum", "Diff", "Left", Right".
# Added ECO and LIVE (zero latency) processing modes.
# Replaced LF and HF nonlinearity options with LF and HF exciters (legacy mode still accessible and recallable).
# Added Smart Operations panel (incl. control over stereo width and panning).
# Added source selector for the analyser: Off, Input, Output.
# Added options for Stereo Analysis (stereo width and balance vs frequency).
# EQ autogain no longer affected by HP or LP (projects recall as before, though).
# Analyzer precision and reaction time improved.
# UI performance improved.
# Fixed bug in stereo width loudness correction (old projects recall as before, though).
# Several little improvements.

Happy days, some nice improvements.

Just one little request though - would it be possible to move the smart ops panel to the right hand side of the GUI? When the VST resizes to accomodate the panel, everything kind of jumps to the right, rather than the panel gracefully appearing on the other side. Probably more work than you need right now (*cough Catalina), but would appreciate it if you could put it on the to-do-some-day list. :D

Thanks Fabien and team, nice release :tu:

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e@rs
KVRAF
4292 posts since 15 Dec, 2011 from Bucharest, Romania

Re: SlickEQ M 2.0

Post Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:49 am

:party:

omiroad
KVRist
372 posts since 16 Mar, 2015

Re: SlickEQ M 2.0

Post Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:37 am

Nice update! Some notes about the VST3 version in Cubase 10.5 (Windows 10):

1. There is no bypass button in the DAW. In normal SlickEQ's changelog for v1.3.1 there is an update called "# Fixed VST3 soft bypass", so maybe the same fix is needed here?

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2. For SlickEQ non-M and M: in Cubase's HiDPI mode, closing and re-opening the GUI shrinks the window size every time until there is almost nothing to see left. I'm unsure if this is on the plug-in's side or the DAW's...

3. A minor issue for SlickEQ non-M and M: the edges of the plug-in show a resizeable mouse cursor when hovering over them, but the neither of the plugins are resizeable.

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FabienTDR
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1046 posts since 24 Feb, 2012

Re: SlickEQ M 2.0

Post Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:54 pm

Thanks! We've fixed 1. already in our codebase, still investigating into 2. and 3. (could be Cubase, could be our own code).

If you have time, pls rename the VST3 file (to hide it) so that the VST2 is being used. Let me know if it changes anything.
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omiroad
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372 posts since 16 Mar, 2015

Re: SlickEQ M 2.0

Post Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:38 am

FabienTDR wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:54 pm
If you have time, pls rename the VST3 file (to hide it) so that the VST2 is being used. Let me know if it changes anything.
Of course. The VST2 has none of the above issues.

sinkmusic
KVRAF
6298 posts since 28 Apr, 2004 from france

Re: SlickEQ M 2.0

Post Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:09 am

Very nice update, Congratulations, Fabien !

One little concern about the GUI : I really do like it, and I enjoy the resizing. However, I wish we could also have a size between 100 and 125%, because 125% is very big, while the font display at 100% (no Windows) is not very good...
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KVRAF
1675 posts since 15 Feb, 2006 from Berkeley, CA

Re: SlickEQ M 2.0

Post Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:54 pm

I've downloaded Slick EQ M 2.0.0 several times from my TDR customer profile but can't get it to install.

This is a 2012 MacBook Pro 9,1 running OSX 10.14.5
In System Preferences > Security & Privacy > General I have "Allow apps downloaded from App Store and identified developers" enabled. Usually there's an "Allow" button when I get this prompt for other developers' apps but not with Slick M 2.0.0

Error in popup window says:

"(the .dmg) can't be opened because Apple cannot check it for malicious software.
This software needs to be updated. Contact the developer for more information.

Chrome downloaded this file today at 9:38 PM from store.tokyodawn.net."

Thanks! Great plugins!
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omiroad
KVRist
372 posts since 16 Mar, 2015

Re: SlickEQ M 2.0

Post Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:11 am

So it begins...

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FabienTDR
KVRian
1046 posts since 24 Feb, 2012

Re: SlickEQ M 2.0

Post Thu Dec 05, 2019 4:46 am

We'll double check and likely fix Apple's "funny" mess. Apple forced us to rework our installers according to Catalina's demands, now they are forcing you to update your OS harrrr harrrrrr :cry:

All we can realistically guarantee is to fully support the second latest OS active to date. Sounds messy? "Think different!". :? It's now been almost 2 months of work running behind this stuff, blocking our product development. Too bad I'm no Apple shareholders! :tu:
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FabienTDR
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1046 posts since 24 Feb, 2012

Re: SlickEQ M 2.0

Post Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:46 am

Fabien from Tokyo Dawn Records

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KVRAF
1675 posts since 15 Feb, 2006 from Berkeley, CA

Re: SlickEQ M 2.0

Post Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:35 pm

After trying about 5 or 6 more times I got Slick EQ M 2.0.0 installed.
Not sure what exactly did it, I had actually come across the same link you shared before posting here.

I can fully understand why you're considering charging more for Mac plugins!
Thanks.
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