What is new in the latest Viena versions?

Version 1.182:
Bug fixes:
- Since 1.180: You could save large SoundFont files only once. The second time error "16" was shown.
- Since 1.180: You could not save under another file name (broken "Save As...")
- Since 1.180: Viena did not in any way prevent new sample files from being deleted while they were in use, that is, until the SoundFont was saved. This version creates copies of new files in temporary storage (do not delete while Viena runs!)
- Some Presets were not correctly played (old error, also found in SynthFont (fixed in 1.754) , SynhFont2, SyFonOne and VSTSynthFont)
- The version number was inconsisteny display as 1.1.8.1 when Viena's standard would have been 1.181. Hence Viena always thought there was a new version available.
Version 1.181:
Bug fixes:
- Tried to fix some bugs related to "Undo" introduced in 1.180
Version 1.180:
Bug fixes:
- Some bugs introduced in 1.170 fixed
- Many memory leaks blocked
- Some other reported bugs fixed.

Improved features:
- The "Soundero" tool introduced in 1.170 has been improved. Among other things, steps for Undo has been added.
- Better support for adding multiple audio files in one go
- Adding audio files: the file open dialog contains a new checkbox "Check duplicate names". If  checked and a sample with the same name already exists, a dialog box with choices will be shown (see image). The choice "Add with new name" will let Viena add a a running number to the end of the sample name. If you leave "Check duplicate names" unchecked all samples will be added as such, corresponding to the choice "Just add a copy". NOTE: whereas file names maybe of almost any length, SAMPLE names in the SoundFont cannot contain more than 20 characters. Furthermore, only ASCII characters are permitted.
Version 1.170:
Bug fixes:
- Major bug: Since version 1.140 Viena has not always saved new stereo samples correctly
- A few minor reported bugs fixed.

New features:
- Improvements to the Definitions file concept: for example, you can use relative paths for the samples. For other improvements, see the documentation file (use menu item in "Help")
- New simple tool to create or edit a SoundFont: "Soundero". Create a SoundFont in three steps: 1) Add Sample(s), 2) Create Instrument(s) and 3) Create Presets(s). See the updated Help file for more information (use menu item in "Help")..

Version 1.161:
Bug fixes:
- Viena 1.160 did not save Layers for Presets created using the new Definitions file concept
- A few minor reported bugs fixed.

New features:
- Improvements to the Definitions file concept: you can use comments in to code. See the documentation file (The_Definitions_File.pdf) for more information.
- You can also save the file as a TAB delimited file instead of a comma delimited. Useful if you need to use comma characters in you spreadsheet,
Version 1.160:
Bug fixes:
- Many minor reported bugs fixed.

New features:
- Introduced the Definitions file concept. This lets you define Samples, Instruments and Presets in an external file which Viena can read in order to create all of these, or just some of them. For full documentation read this file here. The image to the right shows the concept in short: in a spreadsheet you can define Samples with suitable parameters; and Instruments and Presets with suitable SoundFont Generators. Note: To use this feature to create a new SoundFont you may choose to create it manually before
reading in the Definitions file. Either press the “New file” button or hit CTRL+N.
Version 1.153:
Bug fixes:
- The 64 bit version could not use the function "Change the Bank for all Presets" introduced in version 1.151
- Some other reported bugs also fixed.

New features:
- Improved "Change the Bank for all Presets" with som new options - see image
Version 1.152:
Bug fixes:
- Version 1.151 introduced a nasty bug: files saved by Viena could not be used by other programs
- Some other reported bugs also fixed
Version 1.151:
Bug fixes:
- Changes to the audio wave data were not saved
- Viena64 downloaded the 32 bit VienaSetup file and not Viena64Setup
- Some other reported bugs also fixed

New features:
- Function to change the Bank for all Presets in a SoundFont - see image. Useful when copying Presets between SoundFonts.
Version 1.150:
Bug fixes:
- The note envelope delay value could not be set correctly using a modulator
- Some other reported bugs also fixed.

New features:
- When working with modulators, it has been hard to choose the correct settings. It is easier now as there is "preview" feature. When you play notes on the keyboard, the resulting target value for a modulator is shown. NOTE: this is currently only enabled for Instrument Splits (not Preset Layers). See figure.
- Better support for displays with greater resolution (DPI) than 96 (e.g. UHD and 4K)
Version 1.140:
Bug fixes:
- The function to move a Preset Layer by using drag and drop in the tree view didn't work as expected
- Previously you would end up with a corrupted SoundFont if you deleted a sample added to it before the SoundFont was saved
- Windows XP only: could not add samples when having the OS set to hide file extensions of know files - like SoundFonts
- A few other minor bugs removed

New features:
- File Open and Save dialogs now have a "Search for file" function. The function will search the current folder and subfolders for files that include the sequence of letters in the search box. Wildcard symbols (e.g. "*" and "?") are not allowed
- You can now audition chords and not only single notes using either the inbuilt virtual keyboard, keys on the PC keyboard, or an external keyboard. Check the box and select the type of chord. NOTE: some notes of a chord may not play if they are in a different Layer or Split and the checkbox "Play all layers" / "Play all splits" is unchecked.
Version 1.133:
Bug fixes:
- Save file dialog not always working as expected, especially if you entered a file path in the "File name" box.
- MIDI files with mixed tracks (containing events for several MIDI channels) were not split, like in SynthFont (1/2)
- Second source of MIDI modulators not used
- A few other minor bugs removed

Other:
- Added a
vertical scroll bar to the tracks list in "Play MIDI" tab
Version 1.132:
Bug fixes:
- Since version 1.130, which introduced new file open/save dialogs for Windows XP, there was a problem if the OS was set to hide file extensions of know files. Viena could not open files (SoundFont or audio file) - file not found.
- Fixed a few other bugs related to the "Play MIDI" function. 99.9% in shape now.
Version 1.131:
Bug fixes:
- In 1.130: exception raised when adding samples to a SoundFont that didn't contain any Instruments
Version 1.130:
Bug fixes:
- Bug fixes, bug fixes...
- For example: function "Save Presets as Files" did not work in 1.121
- Samples with bad loop end point were not handled gracefully.

New features:
- Function Import SoundFonts: a new button "Select all presets in all SoundFonts" in the dialog box where you select SoundFonts and Presets (see image at the bottom of page)
- In Sample editor, during playback of sample audio, you can now change the equalizer and hear the effect
- Better support for Windows XP
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Version 1.110, 1.120, and 1.121:
Bug fixes:
- Even more bugs fixed in version 1.121.
- For example: function Import SoundFonts did not work.
- The "Play MIDI" function is almost in order now. (Playback could sometimes result in some surreal sound artifacts. These could more clearly be heard when using the Play to File function - although this should be silent!)

Bug fixes:
- Even more bugs fixed in version 1.120.
- The "Play MIDI" function not ready yet. Almost there now.
- Fixed a few rather critical bugs related to editing SoundFont modulators.
- Also fixed some other reported bugs.

New features:
- The "Play MIDI" tool offers a new play alternative: "Play to File". This function lets you create an audio file (standard WAV format) for later use.

Note: Viena version before 1.130 do not work on Windows XP.
Version 1.100, 1.101, 1.102 and 1.103:
Bug fixes in version 1.103:
- The "Play MIDI" function not ready yet. Almost there.
- Also fixed some other reported bugs.

Other:
- Introduced the 64 bit version.

Bug fixes in version 1.102:
- The new "Play MIDI" function was not set for the case when no MIDI file was selected.

Bug fixes in version 1.101:
- The new Reverb model MVeerb was not initialized correctly.

Bug fixes:
- A certain bug has been present in Viena since version 0.990: on rare occasions, after saving a file using the same file name (NOT Save As...), the samples in memory would get scrambled in a certain way - sample data would "spill over" into each other. This was only a memory issue - the saved file was in no way disorganized. Hence, reopening the file cleared the issue. In version 1.100 the saved file is now immediately reopened.
- Many other reported bugs have been fixed.

New features:
- There is a new main page called  "Play MIDI". Here you can load a MIDI file and play it using any SoundFont you like. Pull the green/red bars in the mini Piano Roll to define a playback region.
 
Play MIDI
- The Reverb function as been augmented with a new model ("MVeerb") to be used alternatively to the classic "Reveerb" mode, which is fast but is impaired with a somewhat metallic sound.
Version 1.000:
Bug fixes:
- Even more bugs fixed!