New Sonic Arts

New Sonic Arts has updated Freestyle, a VST host for stage and studio, to version 1.5.

Until March 15th, Freestyle is available to buy at a special price of 79 EUR (regular price 129 EUR).

Improvements:

  • New 'Group' container module, plus Encapsulate/Expand options.
  • New 'Track Bar' for enhanced navigation in Edit View.
  • 'New Project' quick start dialog.
  • VST View: Unified VST view with integrated preset browser and parameter search.
  • Add button for context-sensitive module insertion ('+' key shortcut).
  • Event Player: various editing/selection improvement.
  • 'VST Properties' dialog for VST name and vendor correction.
  • Structure View: improved keyboard navigation (cursor keys + enter/exit).
  • PatchCloud: Faster downloading and synchronization (no more timeouts).
  • PatchCloud: Added option to pre-download VST previews.
  • My Samples / My Presets: Improved background scanning.
  • My Samples / My Presets: 'Open Location' and 'Delete' (via shift) context-menu options.
  • Database back-end optimizations.
  • Standalone and VST: MIDI out.
  • Assignment Manager: set MIDI CC and Automation IDs by text input.
  • File Browser: automatic folder content monitoring.
  • File Browser: improved keyboard navigation.
  • Plugin 'Embed Samples in Host Project' added 'Max Size' option.
  • Instrument Freeze (Freeze to Nuance) engine enhancements and fixes.
  • VST 'Select Version' menu allows switching between plugins with identical UIDs (typically Novation AutoMap plugins).
  • Structure View 'Disconnect' context-menu option.
  • Improved in-app SoundPack downloads.
  • UI rendering optimizations.
  • Various other UI and workflow improvements.

Fixes:

  • Some VST hosting fixes.
  • Several UI rendering crash / corruption issues.
  • Various PatchCloud / database fixes.
  • OS X: Fixed an AU crash on exit / Logic X AU validation issue.
  • Waveform displays: show right channel was not working.
  • Browser: Audition controls were sometimes 'stuck'.
  • Automated Macro's were sometimes not updated in host after Snapshot recall.
  • Several local database corruption issues.
  • Various other stability fixes.

This free update is available now in the User Area. A free demo is also available to download here.

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