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Synapse Audio releases Orion Pro 7

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Synapse Audio has released Orion Pro 7, which inherits many features from its recently released big brother, Orion Platinum 7. The update is free for registered users.

New Features:

  • Enhanced skin + workflow.
  • Channels of VST instruments with multiple outputs can be hidden (VST Config Dialog).
  • Patterns can be named in the Playlist.
  • New preset menu browsing.
  • New insert menu in workspace area (right-click anywhere in workspace).
  • Save file backup feature.
  • MIDI File Drag&Drop directly into generators (useful e.g. for VST instruments).
  • New window management option for generators/fx: Closing a window just hides the window.
  • Signature option when creating new project.


  • Insert slots automatically activated when inserting a new effect.
  • Window menu options extended to quickly minimize all but active window.
  • Master Volume displayed in status bar.
  • Added resizing for open/save dialogs.
  • Pianoroll keys have horizontal velocity feature.
  • Time view display has skinnable colors.
  • Audiotrack gain raised by 6dB.
  • Audiotracks drawn anti-aliased.
  • Shortcut added: Ctrl-Shift-C, Ctrl-Shift-X for cut/copy all patterns at once.
  • Playlist and Pianoroll tools can be cycled with 'T'.
  • Playlist has now Shift as Snap to Grid during selection copy/move.
  • Playlist has now Alt as Snap Selection to Bar during selection copy/move.
  • Playlist patterns can be changed with drop down by clicking pattern name area.
  • Quick Lasso with Ctrl when using Pen tool.
  • Maximum song length increased from 512 bars to infinite.
  • Preset names for effects now stored.
  • New modern pianoroll note look.
  • Pianoroll notes can be set to display note names.
  • LFO tool in event editor now works in step mode (grid on) too.
  • Mousewheel+CTRL in playlist and piano roll scrolls horizontally.
  • Quick-Select notes or bars by pressing CTRL (no need to switch to lasso).
  • Play cursor follow has two modes, page follow and scroll follow (shortcuts F, Ctrl-F).
  • Internal FX and Internal Generators have more precise mouse tweaking while holding Shift.
  • Mono VST Effect PlugIns can be inserted into stereo tracks now.
  • MIDI-Out presets now store device too.
  • Redo has shortcuts, Shift-Ctrl-Z, Shift-Alt-BackSpace (pairs for Undo shortcuts).
  • Time Window has two new dual time display modes and only one instance of time window allowed.
  • Playlist shortcut 'J' centers view to play cursor.


  • Pattern play start position toggler (beginning/continue) shortcut is now Ctrl-Shift-B.
  • Alt key now used for brush tool in piano roll instead of Ctrl.
  • Maximum tempo is now 500 BPM.

Bug fixes:

  • Many stability issues fixed.
  • Playlist paintbrush tool could paint over audiotracks. Fixed.
  • Playlist grid was occasionally off beat. Fixed.
  • Playlist wasn't updated properly when patterns were edited. Fixed.
  • Sidechain loopback configurations were possible. Fixed.
  • Some generators flickered on non-maximized pianoroll window. Fixed.
  • Pitchbend didn't work when Playback stopped+record was enabled. Fixed.
  • Cut pattern cleared whole pattern even if only few notes were selected. Fixed.
  • Markers jittered somewhat in playlist. Fixed.
  • Highest/lowest numbers in event editors now readable.
  • Playlist pattern double click behaved wrong when Pianoroll already visible. Fixed.
  • Adding active patterns (F11) added patterns to audiotracks. Fixed.
  • Keyboard focus not handled properly certain situations (several non-functional shortcuts). Fixed.
  • When copying a mixer channels settings to another mixer strip, the Mute/Solo settings were not properly updated. Fixed.
  • Tempo spinner max constraint was wrong. Fixed.
  • Double-click on desktop files crashed Orion. Fixed.
  • Clicks on AudioTrack clip start/end. Fixed.
  • Overlapping patterns could not be dragged. Fixed.


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