Saturday 16 July 2011

Shift 2.2.0 update for Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux

Shift 2.2.0 is now available: download the evaluation demo or update here

Shift is a diatonic granular pitch shifting delay. Shift combines an intuitive and beautiful user interface, with a great sounding granular synthesis engine. Shift's flexibility allows a palette of timbres ranging from basic echo effects, through intelligent harmonies, to exotic evolving ambient soundscapes. 

Additions and improvements in Shift 2.2.0 include:
  • Native 64-bit VST plug-in for Mac OS X (64-bit VST support requires Mac OS X 10.6 or greater; 64-bit Audio Unit requires Mac OS X 10.5 or greater; all other formats require Mac OS X 10.4 or greater.) 
  • Integrated undo and redo, with unlimited history size. 
  • Preset Browser is now maximized to fill the entire plug-in window. 
  • Windows RTAS plug-in is now installed to the correct location on 64-bit Windows operating systems. 
  • MIDI Program Changes are now multi-threaded, and so will no longer potentially stall the audio synthesis. 
  • Fix for crash (on both Windows and Linux) that could occur when 'space' is pressed when confirming the overwrite preset dialog. 
  • Fixed interface lock that could occur on Cubase for Mac OS X. 
  • Preset meta data (ie, author name, notes, tags) is now correctly displayed after loading an .FXP based preset or restoring a saved project. 
  • VU meters now automatically reset their overload status after a few seconds. 
  • For Windows VST (32-bit and 64-bit), the preferences file can be placed alongside the DLL file to facilitate USB or portable installs. 
  • Windows RTAS plug-in is now installed to the correct location on 64-bit Windows operating systems. 
  • Clearer font in PDF documentation. 
  • Fix for rare issue that stopped presets from loading in Linux Renoise when LADSPA plug-in support is enabled. 
  • Factory presets now load significantly faster.
Download Shift 2.2.0 here for Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux.

Monday 4 July 2011

String 1.3.2 update for Mac OS X

As is par for the course when if comes to big architectural changes, 64-bit VST support for Mac OS X  added a few issues to the last String release, which we are pleased to announce are now fixed in String 1.3.2 - download the update here. Windows and Linux builds were not affected by these issues, and so both remain happily on version 1.3.0.

String 1.3.2 for Mac OS X adds:
  • Fix for GUI freeze that could occur in certain hosts.
  • Fix for crash that could occur when validating the 64-bit Audio Unit.
  • Fix for newly loaded presets being incorrectly marked as changed in Maschine when using the String Audio Unit.