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Plogue has released a new version of Bidule (v0.8) with tons of new features and fixes.

New Features:

  • You can now use your USB joysticks, mouse, keyboard and other HID devices as MIDI controllers and parameter sources: see Misc/HID Data Extractor (DX9 on Windows is HIGHLY suggested, DX8 is however the minimum no extras are needed on Mac OS X).
  • Mediapool now shows more Audio file details, including BPM, bars, beats and includes whole new tabs for MIDI and PVOC files.
  • New and improved Audio File Looper with graphical loop points editing, variable number of beats/bars, meter adaption and time stretching (old looper has been renamed to Boboche Looper).
New Modules:
  • 12, 14, 16, 24 and 32 channels Audio File Player.
  • 12, 14, 16, 24 and 32 channels Audio File Recorder.
  • Mono Dither (just duplicate by hand for the number of channels you want).
  • HID Data Extractor.
  • MIDI Activity.
  • MIDI Aftertouch Creator.
  • MIDI Aftertouch Extractor.
  • MIDI Aftertouch Filter.
  • MIDI Multi Aftertouch Remapper.
  • MIDI Aftertouch Transposer.
  • MIDI Channel Pressure Creator.
  • MIDI Channel Pressure Extractor.
  • MIDI Channel Pressure Filter.
  • MIDI Multi Channel Pressure Remapper.
  • MIDI CC Transposer.
  • MIDI File Looper.
  • MIDI Message Remapper.
  • MIDI Note Extractor 2.
  • MIDI Pitchbend Creator.
  • MIDI Pitchbend Extractor.
  • MIDI Multi Program Change Remapper.
  • MIDI Program Change Filter.
  • MIDI Program Change Transposer.
  • MIDI Stack.
  • MIDI Switcher 2 ports.
  • Sync to MIDI Clock.
  • MIDI Time Delta.
  • MIDI Voice Counter.
  • 4 and 16 mono channels Mixer.
  • 4, 8 and 16 stereo channels Mixer.
  • Parameter Modulator (Relative).
  • Pulse.
  • Spectral File Looper.
  • Spectral Inverter.
  • Spectral Sustain.
  • Stack.
  • Sync Transport.
  • Accum: changed the higher bounds input to be exclusive, please change your layouts accordingly.
  • AU: added support for Cocoa UIs.
  • Audio File Player: added loop mode.
  • Audio File Recorder/Audio Buffer: added option to save in either wave or AIFF instead of forcing the platform's preferred format.
  • Basic Audio Buffer: added Interpolation parameter.
  • Basic Audio Buffer: added distinct Record position input, please change your layouts accordingly.
  • Indexed Value List: changed Index input to be 0-based for consistency, please change your layouts accordingly.
  • Mediapool: added extra info on audio file.
  • MIDI Monitor: add events one by one in the window instead of by block.
  • Noise: added HP Tri noise type.
  • Parameter Properties Dialog: added display of increment value.
  • Patchbay: Paste from the context menu now pastes at the mouse position.
  • Spectral Freeze: can now save to file.
  • VST Bridge: added MIDI output to the host.
  • VST Bridge: added OS X version.
  • Windows: you can now have multiple versions of Bidule installed.
Bug Fixes:
  • Application: possible crash if groups cache file is corrupted.
  • Application: import causing crashes with some layouts.
  • Application: some undo operations could fail depending on your regional options.
  • AU: some AUs crashing when starting processing.
  • AU: some AUs windows not resizing properly.
  • AU: scanning fails on MusicDevices with a flexible configuration.
  • Audio File Granulator: crashes upon certain settings.
  • Buffer Granulator: crashes upon certain settings.
  • Groups: parameters exported to group sometimes don't update their enable/disable status correctly.
  • Groups: re-saving a group with a displayPath doesn't change the displayPath.
  • MIDI File Player: some files not looping correctly.
  • MIDI Step Sequencer: settings saved on one platform might not work on the other.
  • OS X: main window title bar could appear under the menu bar.
  • OS X MIDI Output: some MIDI events aren't sent properly for some interfaces.
  • OS X VST: keys aren't received by some plug-ins.
  • Presets: some bidules have parameters that reset to 0 when using presets.
  • ReWire: looping sections inside a ReWire device sometimes causes weird results.
  • Patchbay: current zoom isn't taking into account when adding bidules through drag and drop.
  • Spectral To MIDI: the threshold parameter doesn't have any effect.
  • Trigger: the send trigger parameter doesn't behave properly through parameter linking.
  • Windows: failure to open a MIDI port isn't reported.


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