We are getting some questions about the macOS Catalina support on our products and I’m happy to tell that 9 products comply with macOS Catalina at the moment. The two which are not yet macOS Catalina compatible are Roland JP-80×0 and Access VirusHC plug-ins.
Important thing to note about the macOS Catalina change is that new location for plug-in license and patch data has been changed. New location is at /Library/Audio/Presets/Mystery Islands Music/(plugin name)/ – You have to manually copy and paste your existing data to the new location in order to validate the license and to have access to your favorite presets.
About the JP-80×0 and VirusHC updates: JP-80×0 is not too bad to update but VirusHC has old frameworks which need to be re-written and I’ve started that process already. In fact, we are going to bring 5 new plug-in models for VirusHC along with “legacy” HC version so you can return to your projects with ease. So what does new plug-ins mean? Well, we are making new plug-in models for each of the Virus-series.
VirusHC A – works with the first generation Virus model VirusHC B – works with Virus B, KB, Indigo, Rack and Classic VirusHC C – works with Virus C, KC, Indigo 2, Rack XL VirusHC TI – works with TI 1 & 2 VirusHC Snow – works with TI Snow
New updates will also include new user interfaces / skins; virus a-b, virus c, virus ti, classic, legacy, white and dark star + indigo! New frameworks design, resizable user interface and so on.. Also, individual plug-ins will make it easier to store your settings in it like default MIDI I/O for example.
Anyway, JP-80×0 and VirusHC updates are on the way and we are looking forward to publish them out within one month! :-)
We have been extremely busy over the December / January and we haven’t had a chance to post recent update news about our products. Well, this post will change things around!
Before we go to details of product updates, Novaline Music has started to provide help in the forums for Plug-in related questions etc. We have a team of dedicated beta-testers who will check our plug-ins through & reports the found issues back to us. That being said, if you find a bug, please post a bug report in the forums.
Right, moving on. So, below is a short summary of the plug-in update stages to-date. We are going to push another update for microKxR today, but it does not affect to workflow – just cosmetic changes :-)
What we’ve done so far for the plug-ins above: Librarian Search functions are built in and working. GUI is resize-able in all plug-ins. And of course some major bug fixes but you’ll have to read the change logs for yourself! MS2KxR got a facelift with two different GUIs and entirely re-worked framework. We think the MS2KxR plug-in looks gorgeous! There is additional 20€ off from MS2KxR until Feb 1st 2019 so go and get it.
Product updates in the works!
We are working at the moment to deliver next updates for Clavia NL2xR, Waldorf qXr and Waldorf microQxR plug-ins. These plug-ins will have the latest framework technology we have in our plug-ins, like search functions in librarian and GUI resize etc. There has been a lot bugs reported, so we are doing our absolute best to deliver better product version asap.
Speaking of Waldorf plug-ins, we are also going to provide our classy plug-in for Waldorf Pulse / Pulse+ models later this year (1st generation Pulse models – Pulse 2 plug-in might land later on). There is one other surprise in our sleeves, but we are holding it until the curtain drops down!
As we have announced earlier, Clavia NL3xR plug-in will be finished this year and also a plug-in for Yamaha AN200 and maybe Korg Radias. If we get things done right, we will get plug-ins ready for Yamaha AN1x and Yamaha PLG150-AN as well!
Seraphic Music is going to release a brand new soundset for Waldorf Q-series. It sounds stunning and it is called “Q-Rious Soundset for Waldorf Q“. Even though it says Waldorf Q, you are able to import the soundset with bloX or microQxR plug-ins and enjoy the Q-sounds with your microQ or blofeld hardware. The sounds will not be exactly the same as we know by now, but they are pretty darn close. Check the demo below!
NAMM Show 2019 & Special Deal towards Waldorf plug-ins
NAMM 2019 is here again and we would love to be there too. Unfortunately we are tied up here in the office to develop and improve our products. If you are looking to get Waldorf bloX, qXr or microQxR plug-ins, now is your chance to save 33% on the selected topics. Just add the plug-in to cart and apply coupon ‘ nammshow2019 ‘ in cart page to get 33% off. Why Waldorf plug-ins? Well, our surprise is heavily related to Waldorf, hence the discount.
Thats all for now, we will publish another post soon where our surprise will be revealed so stay tuned ;-)
Korg microKxR AudioUnit & VST plug-in has been updated to version 1.3.3 with several fixes and improvements. This update is available now and it is ready for Mac and PC users. Download the update from https://www.mysteryislands-music.com/downloads/ after login.
There was a nasty issue we overlooked on some of the non CC, MSB/LSB parameters which caused the sound go mental. This should be all good now, at least it worked here in-house while I was benchmarking it for the past 6 hours (ended up writing 8:53 trance-master piece hehe).
It still might have some odd bits here and there which I have overlooked, but as usual, I will fix the issues as they appear. Use the forum to post your findings and I will check them out there. I will not look for other forums – there is enough work to look from one place.
Anyway, here is the full list of changes & fixes:
Version 1.3.3 / 2018-12-22
* [New] Implemented search function. Now user can search librarian files for patches based on the search term. This is case sensitive and if results are found, they are shown in the lower patch selection list.
Version 1.3.2 / 2018-12-20
* [New] IF layer link switch is toggled on, both layers change their value as expected – Layer 1 is kept open. * [Fixed] When switching any of the non-CC or non-LSB/MSB knobs, buttons or menu items sound was completely messed up. * [Fixed] Program Change buttons work as expected. * [Fixed] Total Recall works as expected. * [Other] Removed EG2/GATE toggle switch and Filter & Amplifier Velo Sense knobs from the GUI as it did not work for microKorg. * [Other] Fastened up the patch change process if sent via the plug-in librarian to hardware.
Finally after a long time and endless hours of editing and tweaking the code, we are good to release v1.0.9 or our Korg microKxR editor & librarian plugin. Just before you head to download, we are still missing manual from the release package, but you can figure most out yourself if you know your unit at all.
Basics: CC & NRPN knobs send out data normally from plugin to hardware and vice versa, but when it comes to sysex knobs, data is not being transmitted from the hardware to software at all. Just remember that! And, when moving sysex knobs / menus from the plugin, our plugin will send the whole patch data chunk to hardware, which will cause glitches to the microKorg engine. This is a feature of the synthesizer itself, since while we send a lot of data, the sound engine will “stop” until the data is analyzed.
Right, we hope that you enjoy the latest version and if you find anything odd / suggestions etc, please comment BELOW!
Finally, we added “request from plugin” button to MS2KxR’s librarian, which now makes it possible to fetch plugin data to librarian, or shall we say, save the current patch to librarian file. Korg MS2KxR got updated to version 1.0.9 with this little addition.
Enjoy the Korg’s, at least I do since I very much fell in love with them both while tweaking the knobs & explored the sound engines.