New version of SynthFont2 released

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New version of SynthFont2 released

Post by Admin » Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:13 am

Version 2.2.2.0 has been released
If you have had any test version of 2.2.2.0 installed you will have to run the update manually, for example by using this file:
http://www.synthfont.com/SynthFont2Update.exe - for the 32 bit version
and
http://www.synthfont.com/SynthFont2x64Update.exe - for the 64 bit version

Bug fixes
- Quite a few reported bugs fixed!
- Improved support for VST instruments, especially improved support for "bridging", i.e. using 32 bit VSTs in the 64 bit program version, and vice versa.
- Both the 32 bit and the 64 bit versions now support extraction of SoundFonts from sfArk files
- Changing the playback position by clicking in the mini Pianoroll didn't always work correctly
- Play to channel files when a VST instrument was set for a channel caused a crash

New features

- Introduced a scripting or macro language feature. Please read http://www.synthfont.com/AboutScripts.pdf for more information.
- Much improved support for using VST instruments as SoundFont overrides. NOTE: VST instruments may be wired to accept MIDI events on certain MIDI channels only (typically the first channel). Either you change the settings in the VST to "omni" mode, or you switch on the "Force to MIDI channel 0" in the VST edit window. See image:
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Other
- When playing from a list the priority was by default set to low (slow) - good if you want to do other stuff on the PC at the same time, but not so good when creating hundreds of audio files. There is a new checkbox for this option; "Play in the background (slow)":
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NOTE: This option is always turned off when playing to the speakers in order to avoid sound "hiccups".

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Re: New version of SynthFont2 released

Post by madmax49 » Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:35 pm

I didn't realize that the new update will not run on WinXP. Is it possible to download the previous version?
TIA

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Re: New version of SynthFont2 released

Post by Admin » Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:37 am

It will run on XP but the support is not 100% guaranteed. This has been so for many versions alreadf, I just decided to add the warning message "not 100%".

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