zenAud.io has announced the release of a significant upgrade of ALK, a looper/sequencer/DAW music performance software application for Mac (version 1.0.43).
The new version features significant bug-fixes, focusing on solving stability and user interface issues and finally incorporating compatibility with macOS 10.10 (Yosemite) or greater versions.
Bug-fixes and updates:
- Stuttering and high CPU use in more complex projects. (Note: while this release makes pretty big improvements in this area, there may still be problems for some users.).
- Crashes and visual errors when manipulating automation curves.
- "Unassigned" incorrectly displayed for VSTis when opening a file instead of the correct plugin name.
- When changing audio interface, ALK no longer forgets your inputs/outputs. This means that when you plug the audio interface, your project will "just work".
- Auto-renaming now only renames once. This removes an instability where changing audio interfaces caused automation to be lost.
- Crash when manipulating curve points on automation curves.
- On machines plugged to mouses, drag and drop is duplicated rather than moving.
- CPU spiked in silent regions.
- Performance improvements for the channel strip.
- Crashes when opening files.
zenAud.io want to target macOS 10.8. This should allow a much larger set of users to run ALK.
As always, zenAud.io ALK auto-updates, so just start the app and it will update by itself. If you had problems starting ALK, download the latest version from your account page, and reinstall to get version 1.0.43.