Aalto v 1.8.1
7 janv. 2017
.1 update of all three plugins to address some things that were broken in the recent extensive updates.
Aalto v 1.8.0b4
10 déc. 2016
New registration system
new software PLL host sync
UTF-8 compatibility for patch and registration names
fixed an issue where the protocol type (MIDI, MPE, OSC) was not loading if the plugin editor did not exist
fixed an issue where folder or patch names starting in numbers might not appear
code signed Mac OS installer for Gatekeeper compatibility
code signed Windows installer for security and good feels
fixed a drawing problem with multiple plugin windows
fixed a problem where the sequencer would restart when its parameters were changed
fixed a problem where sequencer voices would stop after a program change
Aalto v 1.7
2 août 2015
With version 1.7 of Aalto, our favorite West Coast softsynth now adds MPE support, and other improvements.
MPE stands for Multidimensional Polyphonic Expression. It's a way of using MIDI to transmit the rich, per-note expressive performances that instruments like the Haken Continuum, Seaboard, Linnstrument and of course our own Soundplane are capable of. Geert Bevin, longtime Eigenharp player and currently a software developer at Moog Music, lead the charge on this effort, and I thank him for moving things forward. You can find Geert's post with the MPE specifications here: [expressiveness.org]
Many smart and experienced people, including all us makers of new and ambitious controllers, looked over a draft of this spec and contributed changes. MPE makes sense, is easy to implement, and should be very useful. With its addition Aalto becomes one of a just a few great sound makers out there for per-note expression. I am hotly anticipating more Linnstrument+Aalto, Seaboard+Aalto sounds.
Soundplane owners have always had a great connection to Aalto over OSC. But the big deal for the Soundplane is that now, while we are still waiting for the OSC-based composition environment of our dreams, we can use ordinary DAWs to record and edit an entire Soundplane performance.
Aalto version 1.7 also brings improved Soundplane compatibility with MIDI patches, optimized animation drawing, and bug fixes. MPE support in Kaivo synthesizer will follow next month with other changes.
Aalto v 1.6.1
27 févr. 2015
Fixed a problem where parameter automation was turning off due to a loop.
Fixed "ghost window" issue on close in 32-bit Live
fixed issue with AU version not loading in Live
fixed errors in OSC enabled state
fixed a possible crash in the patch converter
patch converter on VST version was generating default patches from .aupreset - fixed
Aalto v 1.6
14 févr. 2015
Both AU and VST versions now use .mlpreset files in new JSON format
added preset converter to convert all old presets to new format
presets directory moved to ~/Music/Madrona Labs
improved speed of preset loading
fixed a problem with keyboard stealing in 64-bit VST
now saving window size state properly in compatible DAWs
fixed an issue with the oscillator and extreme pitch modulation
added OSC enable / disable and port offset (Mac OS)
sequencer now quantizes to currently selected musical scale.
fix parameter loading when no DSP is active in application (for Max/MSP and Vienna Instruments)
fixed problem with sequencer retrig
fixed defaults for envelope trigger and x vel
added defaults to make MIDI patches more compatible with Soundplane / t3d
added clearer display of multiple channels in scope dials
fixed a bug affecting MIDI timing
added multi-channel MIDI receive for voice-per-channel operation with Soundplane / t3d
fixed an issue affecting Save as... on some systems
improved graphics performance
fixed a problem that prevented MIDI program changes on some systems
fixed bug when no MIDI Programs folder was present
Scala keyboard mapping files (.kbm) now loaded if present in scales directory with same name as
improved UI response for dials with only a few values
on Save as... outside normal patch directory, warn then allow anyway.
fix an issue loading patches if the home directory was renamed (Mac OS)
fixed a bug where a program change could cause t3d to stop receiving
added environment menu that contains editor and OSC settings
added "reset editor size" option in settings
Aalto v 1.5
18 févr. 2014
Fixed an issue that was slowing down Aalto dramatically on some Windows systems.
Fixed an issue requiring a runtime support pack on some Windows systems.
Improved latency through the patcher when running at large host buffer sizes.
Aalto now draws at full resolution on Macintosh Retina Display, in compatible hosts.
Aalto is now compatible with Soundplane version 1.0 and higher.
Fix mousewheel direction on Mac OS 10.7 and higher.
Accelerated drawing to the screen on Mac OS with OpenGL.
Optimized drawing scheduling to avoid glitches, especially in Logic.
User and factory presets now share the same location.
Improved ergonomics of patcher with larger handles and smoother graphics.
Fixed a drawing problem with bipolar dials.
Improved drag ergonomics for dials.
Aalto v 1.4
30 juil. 2013
Over 100 new presets
KEY module now recognizes MIDI sustain messages
fixed LFO self loop problem
SEQ: quantize now snaps to current scale in KEY module
touches over OSC / Soundplane are now quantized on release
fixed problem scanning MIDI programs in MainStage
fixed possible crash with preset menu in MainStage
fixed unison mode for OSC / Soundplane
fixed zipper noise in OSC / Soundplane input
fixed possible OSC-related crash in Ableton Live
fixed a problem with OSC / Soundplane input when UI was not open
fixed a problem loading presets with default tuning
fixed a problem where window could become stuck after maximizing
Aalto v 1.3.2
25 janv. 2013
Added new patch save features:
quick save as version
save (over existing)
revert to saved
added revert to saved via MIDI (program change 128)
fixed sync problems in sequencer
fixed signal viewer cold startup in UI
restored bipolar dials in UI
Aalto v 1.3.0
16 nov. 2012
redesigned, rewritten, vector-based, smoothly resizeable UI
Open Sound Control input for Soundplane / t3d format controllers
fixed key stealing in Ableton Live
fixed Fxpansion RTAS wrapper compatibility
improved dial / mouse wheel ballistics
fixed Logic noise burst bug of doom
sync by ratios to host sequencer
added MIDI program change automation
store window location / num / anim prefs with saved data, not patch
fix startup / shutdown issues affecting Max/MSP, Reaper
KEY: added two MIDI modulation outputs
KEY: rearranged knobs for Soundplane/t3d switch
SEQ: added random sequence button
SEQ: added steps signal input
SEQ: allow fine delay time changes in steps of 0.1
ENV: increased attack, decay ranges
ENV2: added delay, attack signal inputs
LFO: add level signal input
OSCILLATOR: fix linear pitch input range
patcher: fixed sticky signal displays
patcher: display bipolar signals as absolute
Aalto v 1.2.6
26 juil. 2011
optimized patch loading
fixed Logic dropouts, improved Logic CPU spikes
fixed Live 7 UI hangs
fixed Sonar crash
fixed Maschine scan crash
fixed multislider parameter behavior
added debug diagnostics
Aalto v 1.2
13 juin 2011
Mac and Windows VST versions added
64-bit Mac AU / VST added
64-bit Windows VST added
Improved performance (20-50% faster than version 1.1)
Brand new patching interface
New cross-platform preset format
Improved dial ballistics
Over 100 new presets from Richard Devine, Rory Dow, Surachai, Edward Ten Eyck and Madrona Labs.