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What's is new in SynthFont version 1.640?
- Sometimes when you opened a MIDI file A and saved an Arrangement for the previous MIDI file B, the Arrangement would point to A instead of B
- Pianoroll playback was not in synch when using loops
- SynthFont could not read MIDI files containing a sequence definition chunk
- A few other minor bugs also cleared
- Changed the Low Pass Filter algorithm. The new one is faster and closer to Creative lab? SoundBlaster implementation. This filter has only one slope, so the slope parameter has been removed
- The shape of the Modulation Envelope Attack phase has changed: instead of linear it is now concave with a very steep initial rise. This is close to the SoundBlaster implementation. Also some other Modulation Envelope features have been tuned
- The SoundFont history list now only displays the SoundFont file name and not the whole path
What was new in version 1.633?
- Sometimes you could not select a track in the tracks list as another one “got stuck” (since 1.630)
- The presets list in the SoundFont file open dialog did not show percussions (since 1.630)
- A few other minor bugs also cleared
What was new in recent version 1.632?
- On some systems version 1.631 caused an exception at first startup
What was new in recent version 1.631?
- Version 1.630 could not read Arrangement files with a defined playback region
What was new in version 1.630?
- Program settings for VST instruments and effects were not always saved
- A large number of reported bugs fixed.
- Program settings for VST instruments and effects are now stored directly in the Arrangement file and not as separate files.
What was new in version 1.621?
- Version 1.620 could not send exception reports
- Changes in the MIDI programs of a track were not reflected in the track’s layers
- Some odd MIDI files where not read, leaving SynthFont in an eternal loop
- Since version 1.620 the last notes in some MIDI files might be cut short at the end when playing
- Could not assign a VST bus to track 1
- Also fixed some other basic bugs, flaws and annoyances.
- You are now again allowed to save the Arrangement for a MIDI file that has been edited even if you do not save the file.
- Some new shortcut keys for track play states: F7 = solo (toggle), F8 = mute (toggle) and F9 = inactivate (toggle)
- Registered users have a new option in the Save As… dialogue for MIDI files: you can choose to save the file in MIDI format 0 (one single track) or 1 (multiple tracks). NOTE – this option is enabled only if the original file was in MIDI format 0. The default is to save in MIDI format 1
- When you have saved the MIDI file using Save As.. (new name) and has an Arrangement for the original MIDI file open, you are being offered a dialogue box with three choices (radio buttons):
* Link the existing Arrangement to the new file
* Leave the link to the old original file (no change) [default]
* Create a new Arrangement for the new file
- In the Pianoroll, using the “Start playing at current marker” button with Loop activated, the playback will start from the beginning if the “Before loop - start from beginning” checkbox is checked. This box will now become unchecked.
What was new in version 1.620?
- Some midi files were not correctly read (too many MIDI program changes, non-standard Karaoke Lyrics, embedded System Exclusive messages, etc.)
- Since version 1.552 some VST instruments would become silent under certain occasions
- Fixed most other reported exception bugs and user interface glitches.
- When creating a new track, you can copy the MIDI date from the currently selected track.
- More surplus events will now be marked as such (see the “Midi events” page, and below)
- On the “Midi events” page, in group “Edit event”, there is a new checkbox called “Surplus”!. Toggle this to mark an event as surplus (displayed in Fuchsia color) or not. Surplus events can be deleted at once using the “Remove surplus events” button
- Every track that contains multiple MIDI program changes will now have its own button in the tracks list
- New checkbox "One for All" in “Handling of overlapping notes”: NOTE-ON and NOTE-OFF active for ALL note events of a certain value
- Layers in the tracks list are now placed immediately beneath the parent track
- Removed the “Soft” button in “Plug & Play”, “Playback volume” as this simple limiter introduced additional noise. Use a VST effects limiter instead
- In the dropdown menu (right mouse button) for the “Open Midi or Arrangement” button in the main toolbar, there are a few new items: “Most recent” and “Use Alpha-submenus”. “Most recent” will list the most recently used files, Check “Use Alpha-submenus” to create submenus based on the first letter of the file. Additionally, you can now have sub-folders in your Arrangement folders. The files will be listed in sub-menus (independently on state of “Use Alpha-submenus”)
- There is a new option to define if double-clicking on track in the tracks list mutes/unmutes the track (original function) or makes the tracks solo/removes solo (alternative)
- The files list in the Explorer has a new column: “Arrangement”. This will display the name of the corresponding Arrangement file (the first found) for the MIDI files
- More output sample rate alternatives in Synth options
- In the VST editor windows there is a new button next to the presets dropdown list: “Name”. Press to change the name of the preset.
- Saving of VST presets in either the Arrangement or the common configuration file is now more intuitive
- When you delete an Arrangement file, all VST effect preset file define for the arrangement are also deleted.
What was new in version 1.613?
- When using “Relative to disk” paths for folders (in Options, Files and Folder), SynthFont would not always find the correct path
- The Mixer sliders went missing for some MIDI files
- When two or more controller values for the same controller coincided, SynthFont would make proper use of the first one only
- Fixed most other reported exception bugs
What was new in version 1.612?
- Since version 1.610 an exception occurred when activating Live Midi Input a second time if you did not have an arrangement loaded
- Since a few versions back, SynthFont would incorrectly attach the file extensions ‘.mid’ instead of ‘.wav’ to output files when writing a playlist to files and not using any compression mode; thus possibly overwriting the original midi file
- Version 1.611 introduced support for reading Unicode text from midi files. Writing of Unicode as ANSI did not succeed, however. Thus the text was lost.
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