Friday 25 February 2011

Shift 2.1.0 update: Linux 64-bit; bug fixes and improvements

We are pleased to announce the update for Shift v2.1.0, our diatonic granular pitch shifting effect, is now available: download it here. Shift v2 is available for Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux, in Audio Unit, VST, RTAS plug-in formats, as well as in standalone application format.

What's new in this release:
  • Native Linux 64-bit standalone application and VST plug-in.
  • Fixed audible click and DC offset which could occur (albeit very rarely) when changing between certain presets.
  • Fixed issue that could cause some presets to be instantly marked as changed after opening them in Pro Tools on Mac OS X.
  • Presets can now be quickly grouped using categories.
  • Windows installer now uses the correct admin privileges. This fixes an issue where Vista or Windows 7 could complain that Shift may not have installed correctly.
  • Windows VST 32-bit plug-in and standalone applications no longer depend on additional runtime libraries. However, these libraries are still required - and installed - for the RTAS format plugins.
  • Filter types are now labelled Off, LP, BP, and HP.
  • Minor visual improvement to interface button controls.
  • All presets from Shift v1 are now included (and in many cases improved) in factory preset library.
  • Preset loading speed is improved when using MIDI Change Program messages.
  • PDF manual is now printer-friendly.
  • PDF manual now contains description of Echo Shift function.

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