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Toontrack updates EZbass to v1.1.0 - incl. VST 3 & Apple Silicon Support

Toontrack Music

Toontrack Music has updated EZbass to v1.1.0 which, amongst may other changes, includes the addition of a VST 3 version and Native Apple silicon support for the VST, VST3, AU and standalone versions.

Changes

General:

  • VST3 plug-in format has been added.
  • Native Apple silicon support has been added to the VST, VST3, AU and standalone. The About dialog says "64-bit ARM" (instead of "64-bit Intel") when running in native Apple silicon mode.
  • New standalone and document icons on Mac, in Big Sur style.
  • Support for pinch zooming with trackpad on Mac – on the song track, in the grid editor and in the tracker.
  • The detach buttons on the tabs are now only visible when the mouse is over each tab and while the detach buttons are active.

Sound Engine:

  • The vibrato has been improved.

Song Track:

  • Added a "semi-selected" border for song parts, chords and MIDI when the mouse is over the resizing points.
  • Added support for key signatures GB and Ebm.
  • Song track tabs now have a tooltip (the name).
  • Duplicated tracks now get a number added to the name.

Bass Tab:

  • In the Tuning section, you can now select a Lowest Playable Note, to force the basses to only use 4 strings, for example. Lower notes will automatically be transposed.

Grooves Tab:

  • All User MIDI operations (rename/add/remove folders/files) are executed in the background instead of freezing the GUI and will show a progress dialog.

Grid Editor:

  • Double-clicking a MIDI block on the track opens the grid editor (if not open) and scrolls to the clicked block. Single-clicking no longer scrolls the grid editor.
  • The display of CC curves in the CC editor has been changed so that the MIDI blocks are visible in the background and lines are no longer drawn outside the blocks.
  • The CC editor no longer shows any fake nodes that do not exist in the MIDI block.
  • Resizing a MIDI block to make it smaller adds CC nodes at the resized edge to be shown and edited. This also preserves the curve that was created with any nodes outside the new, smaller area.

Audio Tracker:

  • A new method (faster and better) is used for communicating with Toontrack Audio Sender. Version 1.1.0 or later is required – EZbass won't see older ones.
  • Non-legato slides have been added.

Standalone:

  • On Windows, two new device types are available: "WASAPI (Exclusive Mode) " and "WASAPI (Low Latency Mode).".

BUG FIXES

General:

  • The multi-out state is no longer reset when certain presets or libraries are loaded and is no longer saved in user presets.
  • Tuning settings are no longer loaded from library presets (both factory and user presets).
  • Changing presets with the up/down buttons would incorrectly add an asterisk to the preset name and then, saving and loading the project would show the wrong preset name.
  • Switching sound libraries no longer hides the effect knobs and Edit Play Style.
  • Loading a project that had been saved with the default tuning system would not properly restore the tuning system.
  • Scrolling using trackpads and similar on Mac has been adjusted in many views so that it is as fast as in the OS (in standard applications).
  • In some hosts, closing the plug window when a modal dialog was open would leave the faded background when the plug window was reopened.

Bass Tab:

  • Very small tuning adjustments would in some cases not have any effect.
  • Fixed some cases of notes getting stuck graphically.

Song Track:

  • Splitting MIDI blocks could cause a crash.
  • Resizing loops/chords could cause a crash.
  • Selecting chords with ctrl/shift or selecting MIDI blocks in the grid editor didn't properly update the loop area when using "Always loop selected.".
  • Resizing blocks/loops on the song track didn't always update the grid editor properly.
  • At some zoom levels it was possible to resize blocks so they ended up having length 0.
  • Changing Song Part type was not undoable.
  • Adding chords with the pencil tool did not visually update the notes on the affected MIDI blocks.
  • After a count-in, the first notes could be missed or the first beat could be out of sync.
  • Right-clicking a chord with no MIDI underneath it to add a song part would cause a crash.
  • Splitting a MIDI block just after the beginning of a note could remove that note. It would later come back again if a chord change was made.
  • Dragging the playhead did not update the time signature display.
  • Setting a new time signature at the playhead could affect other time signatures on the track as well.
  • Selecting a new transition did not update the grid editor, which could lead to crashes.
  • Deleting chords or song parts from the track did not update the grid editor, which could lead to crashes.
  • Auto-transitions were sometimes applied when they should not have been.
  • Muted MIDI events were incorrectly included in exported MIDI files.
  • Importing very complex MIDI could render some MIDI notes with zero length.
  • Playback was not stopped when the end of the song track was reached in the standalone.
  • The song track now gets extended when playback comes close to the end in a DAW.
  • Notes could incorrectly be marked as a legato sequence in a save file without overlapping.
  • Importing MIDI via the Track menu was not undoable.
  • Resizing MIDI blocks did not cut off notes correctly. Undo+Redo after that would produce a different result – the correct result.
  • Adding chords from MIDI blocks to the chord track could result in zero-length chords.
  • Changing chords no longer automatically adjusts the sustain curve since it could interfere with sustain modifications by the user.
  • When nothing was selected on the song track, certain keyboard shortcuts would cause crashes.
  • Various bug fixes to the chord analysis.
  • The Replace MIDI button didn't get enabled when chords were selected by a dragged marker rectangle.
  • Toggling Follow Host on will now immediately sync to the host timeline instead of waiting for the host to play.
  • Starting playback in Cubase with Follow Host activated should no longer trigger notes on the song track that are located before the playhead.

Grooves Tab:

  • Excluding folders didn't work properly in all cases.
  • "Show Similar Grooves" didn't work on files that were missing on disk.
  • The scrollbars in the Grooves tab are no longer reset when a new library is loaded or the window is rescaled.
  • Playing the Tap2Find drop zone would set the sync mode to a fixed tempo, making the song track tempo non-editable.
  • Going into Tap2Find with some MIDI already in the Tap2Find drop zone would incorrectly set the Tap2Find tempo to what it was when the old Tap2Find MIDI was recorded/added.
  • With some MIDI already in the Tap2Find drop zone, entering Tap2Find and pressing Cancel did not bring back the old Tap2Find MIDI correctly so that it could be played.
  • In Replace MIDI mode, the original tempo and song key buttons are now disabled since they do nothing in this mode.
  • In Replace MIDI mode, the playhead in the browser has been removed for now, because it did not always show the correct position.

Grid Editor:

  • Adding notes that would make the MIDI block expand would cause the chords to go out of sync and that could lead to a crash.
  • Editing in the grid while MIDI was being analyzed could cause a crash.
  • Copy/pasting a song part above a MIDI block with long notes needing to be shortened did not update the grid editor correctly.
  • Splitting a MIDI block in the middle of a slide would leave the slide property on the note, which would lead to a crash if the note was interacted with in the grid editor.
  • Switching libraries or loading a project no longer resets the grid editor tools, zoom, scroll position and values editor mode.
  • Slide-outs were not painted correctly and could disappear when the playhead moved over them.
  • The length of the first note in a slide was not possible to change using the length slider (in Timing).
  • Changing selection on the song track no longer deselects notes in the grid editor.
  • "Remove Overlaps" is now disabled for a single start note of a slide, since it would not do anything.
  • Moving notes up or down or removing overlaps could create legato sequences when that should not have happened.
  • Using a GUI scale lower than 100%, zooming out with the "-" button sometimes did not work.
  • There is now a more reasonable vertical zoom-out limit so that the keys/rows don't become too large.
  • Adding MIDI from the tracker to a non-empty song track could cause a crash.
  • Modifying vibrato using the Note menu would crash if for example the Pitch editor had been opened.
  • Stretching notes did not properly update the note selection graphically.

Drums and Keys Tab:

  • Playback in Drums and Keys did not stop if the New button was clicked.

Audio Tracker:

  • Stopping the DAW could leave notes ringing in the tracker.
  • EZbass could crash if shut down before the tracker had finished loading its audio.
  • The "Analyzing" popup that can show up when you select "Track Fast Notes" in the tracker was not centered.
  • The tracker "Song Track" button was toggled off when changing libraries, even though the song track was still being shown.
  • Clicking in the loop area of the tracker time bar would move the playhead to the beginning of the track.
  • Mouse wheel zooming should be not as sensitive in the tracker on Mac anymore.
  • Using big mouse wheel movements to zoom in in the tracker could cause the zoom to go back to all zoomed out.
  • On Mac, using the "natural scroll direction" system setting, horizontal zooming in the tracker was reversed.
  • Tracker view positions and zoom levels are now saved in projects.
  • Stopping recording in a DAW by clicking the stop button in EZbass would leave the play and record buttons disabled.
  • Slide notes were not possible to resize in the tracker.
  • EZbass can now connect to all plug-in formats of Toontrack Audio Sender that are in use in a host.
  • Record arming by selecting an input in the tracker now immediately starts recording if the DAW is playing.
  • Recording over a file in the tracker could cause an onset to become corrupted.
  • Recording in Cubase should work better now in regard to the timing at the start.

Settings:

  • Resetting the metronome settings did not reload the default sounds.

Standalone:

  • Multi-out in standalone was not working (since version 1.0.7).
  • "Save a Copy..." would incorrectly change the project name in the standalone.
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