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Kilohearts updates all their software to v1.8


A significant update to all Kilohearts software is now available and is free for existing owners.

Users can update to v1.8 by simply running the Kilohearts installer and clicking 'update'. You can download the installer here.

To ensure that everyone has an opportunity to try out the latest updates, Kilohearts has also announced a 'trial amnesty' and has reset all expired trial periods.

This update brings new features, some UI improvements and a handful of bug-fixes:


  • Snap Heap and Multipass can now themselves be added as snapins, making it possible to do very complex nested FX structures.
  • Totally reworked preset browsing:
    • Preset favorites.
    • Multiple user preset folders.
    • Preset search.
    • Proper preset browsing in snapins.
    • Better Save dialog.
    • Made it possible to select a default preset.
  • New and improved top bar in all plugins.
  • Improved preset loading speed.
  • Curated and sorted factory presets for Snap Heap and Multipass.
  • Fix for keyboard input not being forwarded to the DAW when a sub window had focus.
  • Fixed automation not being smooth when large buffer sizes are used.
  • Fixed a problem that made it impossible to enter a parameter value via keyboard in the popup while the parameter was modulated.

Phase Plant:

  • Over 80 new factory presets. Search for "#new" in the preset browser to find them all.
  • Sample and Wavetable browsing now uses the new content browser.
  • LFO shapes can now be saved/loaded, also using the new content browser.
  • Filter and Distortion generator FX now have better visualization.
  • Filter generator FX now has slope control.
  • Distortion generator FX has a new distortion mode: Quantize.
  • Added visualization to filter and distortion generator FX modules.
  • Improved grid control in LFO editor.
  • Improved LFO editor tools. The new "Stepped draw tool" makes it easier to use the LFO as a step sequencer.
  • Changed legato behavior. Adjacent notes are now considered to be separate rather than being played legato.
  • Adjusted the layout of the add modulator popup to be consistent with the same popup for generators and snapins.
  • Fixed a crash when adding audio rate modulations to a Sampler while playing a note.
  • Fixed samples sometimes not playing after loading a preset.
  • Fix for root and loop settings not updating as they should when loading samples.
  • Fix for old sample playing at the wrong pitch for a split second when browsing samples.


  • Added slope control.


  • New distortion mode: Quantize.

Carve EQ:

  • New visual style with better controls in Snapin mode.

Slice EQ:

  • New visual style with better controls in Snapin mode.
  • Global frequency offset, making it easier to modulate the whole EQ curve like a filter.


  • Fixed jittery knob drag behavior with high DPI gaming mouses.
  • Fixed graphical glitches.
  • Improved UI performance.
  • Fixed plugins failing AUVal on older macOS versions.


  • Fixed a problem with drag and drop on high DPI screens.
  • Fixed a problem where the window got focused after a popup window was removed.

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