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SWAM BRASS RELEASE NOTES

[April 28th, 2021]

FIX
– Plugin state not restored in Cubase, Vienna, FL Studio, Ableton, Bitwig (only for VST2.4 plugin format)
– MAQAM Note and Root transpose modes

[April 28th, 2021]

NEW
– added new factory presets
– added “Release Wind Controller Mode” parameter
– improved playability and reactivity for Wind Controllers
– improved MIDI input selection view, especially with several ports listed
– improved Trumpet C and Piccolo Trumpet sound presets
– added Instrument and MIDI tabs in advanced group
– exit from main GUI mapping mode after 50 seconds, prevent exiting from mapping mode on internal pages and Controller Mapping page
– restyle of internal pages: better look & feel for tabbed pages
– AUv3 plug-ins viewport improvements

FIX
– fixed corrupted first note-on at startup or after All Notes Off or Panic()
– fixed some skipped note-on when Breath Controller mode is ON
– note stop playing when opening main GUI (iPad)
– MAQAM: fixed micro tuning status
– MAQAM: Note and Root transpose modes
– Panic: set also Sustain to OFF
– Control Surface: save X/Y parameters status (iPad)
– fixed Keyboard ModWheel + AT MIDI preset

[April 16th, 2021]

NEW
– new installer icons
– Windows Installers: new default paths for plug-ins (VST2 plug-ins: “C:\Program Files\VSTPlugins” – VST3 plug-ins: “C:\Program Files\Common Files\VST3”)
– added new factory presets
– added “Release Wind Controller Mode” parameter
– improved playability and reactivity for Wind Controllers
– improved MIDI input selection view, especially with several ports listed
– improved Trumpet C and Piccolo Trumpet sound presets
– added Instrument and MIDI tabs in advanced group
– added OpenGL render option in settings page. Possibility to switch GUI render mode between GPU and CPU (Desktop only)
– exit from main GUI mapping mode after 50 seconds, prevent exiting from mapping mode on internal pages and Controller Mapping page
– restyle of internal pages: better look & feel for tabbed pages
– AUv3 plug-ins viewport improvements (iPad)

FIX
– installers: fixed a typo
– fixed corrupted first note-on at startup or after All Notes Off or Panic()
– fixed some skipped note-on when Breath Controller mode is ON
– note stop playing when opening main GUI (iPad)
– MAQAM: fixed micro tuning status
– fixed and updated NKS parameters
– Panic: set also Sustain to OFF
– Control Surface: save X/Y parameters status (iPad)
– fixed Keyboard ModWheel + AT MIDI preset

KNOWN ISSUES
-Ableton Live: automated parameters also assigned to a MIDI CC are added to Ableton’s Undo list. This behavior does not happen with other DAWs

[February 4th, 2021]

NEW:

– Dedicated Sidebar Menu for Navigation
– General User Experience (UX) improvements and restyling
– Parameter Groups Locking: it’s possible to “freeze” a set of parameter values when selecting different presets
– Improved Preset management
– Improved “Reset” experience. New Sound Engine, MIDI Mappings, and Micro Tuning – presets ready to use
– Virtual MIDI Output port for Standalone Application (macOS)
– VU-meters
– Timbral Shaping
– Added Microtuning factory presets
– Added MAQAM support for Microtuning control via MIDI
– Added MIDI Mapping factory presets, especially for Wind Controllers
– Added Root and Steps on Microtuning control surface
– Transpose and Microtuning control by SysEx
– Improved Early Reflection algorithm
– Interactive Slide/Valves and Mute Control
– “Force Hold Compatible Pipe” and “Pipe Selection” key switches
– Improved Hand Mute behavior, especially for French Horns
– Sound behavior improvements
– Extended range for some Trumpet, Trumpet C and Piccolo Trumpet
– Improved license and authorization check
– Added “Options” for handle scroll wheel for horizontal sliders and screen lock
– Improved MIDI Mapping management, especially to speed up “MIDI Learning” workflow
– Added “bipolar” mode in MIDI remapping curve

FIX
– Windows installer: automatic uninstallation of the previous installation
– Dynamic Envelope not working when Pipe Selection is set to Manual
– Erroneous fast slide on the very first note
– Sustain off stops held notes

KNOWN ISSUES
-Ableton Live: automated parameters also assigned to a MIDI CC are added to Ableton’s Undo list. This behavior does not happen with other DAWs

[August 12th, 2020]

 

NEW:

– Improved attacks for Trombones and lower instruments

– Faster transitions for legato articulations

– Increased resolution for Pitch Bend Up/Down parameters (from 1 to 0.5)

– Expression can be controlled by Channel Pressure on MIDI channel 1 for MPE profile  

 

FIX:

– Unpredictable behaviour for Sample Rate greater than 64 kHz

– Unpredictable behaviour for Pitch Bend Up = 0

– Ableton Live: removed undo history for Valves and Slide parameters

– Windows: update from v1.x to v1.5 can cause crash or unpredictable behaviour for some DAWs

 

KNOWN ISSUES:

– Window resizing for plugins: on some hosts and DAWs, it’s required to close and reopen the plugin window to apply the new size

– Ableton Live: every time a parameter mapped on any CC number is modified with an automation, the action is added to Ableton’s Undo list.  This behaviour does not happen with other DAWs

– Dynamic Envelope not working when Pipe Selection is set to Manual

[July 15th, 2020]


NEW

– General timbre and sound behavior improvement
– Better tuning, especially for lower instruments
– Additional factory presets
– Improved Symphonic preset for French Horns
– NKS presets and samples
– Handy main menu popup
– New “resize” popup window
– New header for External Controller Mapping
– Added instrument name and version info in main view
– “Reset All Controller” MIDI message is now supported
– Added virtual MIDI input port for Standalone App (macOS and iOS)
– Added “Breath Ctrl Hi-Res Threshold”
– Added Velocity to MIDI mapping entries
– MIDI remapping curve: added real-time monitor of current value
– Improved preset management
– Improved display messages: Half Valve
– Improved Breath Controller Mode: lower threshold for note-on
– Improved MPE profile compatibility
– Improved UX and graphic components
– Reduced required disk space (installer of each product is now 80 MB)
– Extended macOS compatibility: now it is from 10.9 (Mavericks) to 10.15 (Catalina)
– Improved CPU performance

 

FIXES

– Pitch detuned when using Growl with Expression = 0
– MPE MIDI profile: pitch-bend not working after a retriggered note
– Active Output Channels cannot be selected for Standalone App
– Microtuning: erratic values
– Vibrato Fade-In values are not in milliseconds
– Velocity of retriggered notes and notes generated by Breath Controller Mode is not displayed correctly
– Hi-Resolution CC not working as expected
– Expression does not “unlock” the instrument when Expression is mapped to NRPN
– Any change to each parameter is registered by undo manager
– MIDI remapping curve knobs and presets in portrait mode not displayed correctly
– Small graphical issues, especially in portrait mode
– Selection of previous/next preset with the same preset name stuck on the first found
– Import of presets with the same name not working as expected