We have an announcement: This is Waldorf Pulse 2 Editor & Librarian plug-in – Pulse2X
Its been a while since we came up with a new product, mainly because we have been quite busy sorting outstanding bugs (and the list is getting smaller by the date!). With zero known issues from PulseX plugin, we took the working framework and gave it a new look and updated the functions to match with Waldorf Pulse 2 model.
Now with Waldorf Pulse2X Editor, you can import Pulse / Pulse+ banks and presets and enjoy our clean user interface to work with our Pulse 2. The development is almost done so we are very confident to put the product on preorder state so you can save some cash for other investments. btw, you’ll save 25% until the plug-in rolls out!
So, we have full control of LFO’s, Oscillators, Levels, Pitch (glide and unison), VCF, VCA and their Envelopes in the main edit page. On the Mod Matrix / Arpeggiator edit page you will find Mod Matrix assignments and Arp editor in full glory. Patch Librarian view will show you all the banks saved in your data folder to send and receive programs to / and from your Pulse 2.
Most of the users has been asking to add visual views of Oscillators and Envelopes, but our idea is a bit different. Hear the sound you work on – rather than having complex and space wasting visuals of the sound editing. Knobs and buttons all the way, no more matrix hassle with the Pulse 2!
Novation SNX and Novation SN2X plug-ins has been updated to new version. Novation SNX is now at v1.0.9 and Novation SN2X is at v1.1.2
We brought in a new feature set for both plug-ins and they share the same change log in that manner.
[New] Request Interval has a new range of 50ms, 75ms, 100ms, 150ms, 200ms, 300ms, 400ms, 500ms. Default is set to 100ms. When writing data to hardware, it is suggested to use 150ms interval (by us).
[New] Patch & Bank conflict warning system. This means that when ever parts share same bank & program number info, it will warn the user of such action. This function is great when data is being recalled to synth since it would overwrite the buffer with another parts data. *
[New] Bank and Patch Number display. Browse hardware banks / patches OR Librarian banks / patches from the main UI. **
[New] Browse Banks and Patches from Plug-in GUI without entering Librarian view. If Library Control is toggled on, user can browse banks and patches of librarian without having to enter the librarian itself. ***
[New] Saving mechanism update for GUI data to librarian has been improved. Now there is a single button in Librarian view to store GUI data on currently selected slot of Librarian view. User still has to Overwrite the bank or Save As under a new bank name for safety measure. ****
[New] Open Data Folder menu item in Patch Librarian Bank Edit menu. *****
[New] Multi level subfolder support for Patch Librarian.
[New] Improved MIDI and SysEx handling.
[New] Auto-save MIDI I/O. MIDI input and output are stored into text file when they are initially set. Next time the plug-in is inserted, these ports will be recalled and global data will be requested from the hardware. *****
[Fixed] Resolved issue where plugin would fail to pass scanning process and did not appear in the DAW.
[Other] Altered some button colors in Librarian to draw in more attention.
[Other] Framework updates to make everything work smoother.
Lets talk about the new features a bit;
Bank Conflict Warning System
(*) Patch & Bank conflict warning systems ensure that you as a user won’t have two of the same presets chosen at the same time. This would cause conflicts when editing another part while the other part has the same presets chosen as well. Of course, there are synths which can deal this in good fashion by providing a good temp memory for editing patches, but we just want to make sure same combination of banks and programs won’t be used. The popup is a bit annoying (maybe) but it can save your work!
Better UX Controls
(**) As seen in the image above, we have new bank and program number display which will indicate the currently selected bank and program per part. These values change when you change part giving you faster access to your presets.
Clicking the bank letter, will popup a bank selection list and..
Clicking the program number will popup a program selector list in segments of 10 program each.
When “Request Data On Bank / Program Change” is active and you make program change via your master keyboard, plugin menu or Novation hardware, plug-in will automatically pull the current program data to the user interface.
When “Library Control On Program Change” is active, plugin will send program from patch librarians corresponding slot to the Novation hardware while updating the user interface as well.
Note, that while the “Library Control On Program Change” is on, you can click on bank letter to popup a list of your Patch Librarian banks in and quickly choose the bank you want to browse. Same applies to program number menu, except you can see the program names as well :-) Few images below to demonstrate how it looks!
(***) Solid arrow shows the Library Control On Program Change is toggled on. Box indicates the bank selection menu trigger and dashed arrows indicate banks chosen.
(***) Solid arrow shows the Library Control On Program Change is toggled on. Box indicates the program selection menu trigger and dashed arrows indicate program chosen.
Save Part to Slot
(****) Librarian feature set has been improved to make saving process a bit faster on your custom edits. Now user can quickly request current part edit data to the librarian and work it from there.
Simply enter Patch Librarian, choose a bank you want to modify & a program slot and click “Save Data to Slot”. This will request current user interface data to the currently selected librarian lost! For safety measures, user still has to Overwrite the bank or choose Save As.. in order to store the data. Two clicks less ;-)
Works in Performance and Program mode.
Open Data Folder
(*****) Open Data Folder option in Patch Librarian Bank Edit menu allows user to open the plugin data directory quickly. This way user can paste the license.key in the root folder and/or paste program & performance banks in the Patches folder. As we now have multi-level subfolder support, user can create folders according to their needs and put the banks in them.
Click Bank Edit menu item
Choose Open Data Folder near the bottom and it will open a new finder (macOS) or explorer (Windows) window on your OS.
Upper list “right click” functions
On top of everything about the update, I just wanted to drop a line about the right click menu on the upper program/performance/pattern selection list. As with version 1.1.2, we made some cosmetic changes to understand better what each function does. Get DATA from…
Plug-in (active patch) * this will request either a Program or Performance from plug-in user interface to the currently selected slot. Note in program mode that part selection matters too!
Hardware Edit Buffer * this will request buffer program or performance from hardware to librarian slot. Note in program mode that part selection matters too!
Hardware by Prog No. * this will request Program or Performance defined by the user into the librarian slot. If you request data from slot 042 and you have Bank C selected on the new display, this will get Program number 042 from Bank C from your synth.
That sums up the update and these features has been slowly rolling into our other plug-ins as well. Next in the line are VirusHC and JP-80×0!
You can download the DEMO version from the product pages:
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! :-)
Since we haven’t been updating our blog lately, I would like to take some time to write down why. We had to move our apartment, then I had to build a new studio and move my gear in it. Now that studio has been finished and I was able to work in quiet environment, our website went haywire and I’ve been fixing it ever since.
Now that the site is up and running again (except for some minor product details missing on soundsets) I feel that I can announce our annual sale. 🎉
You can use coupon ” endof19 ” in cart page or at checkout page to get 50% off from your purchase. Don’t forget to try out plug-ins first 👍🏻
After the big update process of our store, lets talk about our Plug-in bundles. From now on you are able to start monthly subscription on our plug-in bundles. In fact, starting 2020, plugin bundles will be available for subscription only.
Subscriptions are starting at 4.95€ + VAT if apply / month or 49.95€ + VAT if apply / year (two months off!).
I know there are plenty of people who don’t like this idea, but, there are a lot countries where our plug-in prices equal to one month salary. For some of us its just a polite way of saying thanks for the development.
Latest news regarding to Waldorf Kyra Editor: We are still working on it. But like I mentioned in the first paragraph, it has been absolutely mental during the past 10 months. We are looking forward to publish lite version soon, which is stripped down version of the PRO edition following up later on. What are the PRO / Lite differences? We shall see 🧐
I would love to publish out some Kyra Editor graphics, but I will save them for later 😁
Ending the year with our annual sale has been a long term thing now. We hope you find it good and we hope you’ll have great holidays where ever you are. Thanks for the support towards our products, thanks for the awesome reviews, thanks for the feedback regarding our products and thanks for the new feature / improvement suggestions. We will make 2020 better – that is a promise!
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Hey folks! It’s been absolutely crazy month here in our office. In fact, today, we are releasing new product: Waldorf PulseX Editor & Librarian plug-in for Waldorf Pulse / Waldorf Pulse+ models!
I know, it does not say Pulse 2, but, we are going to release Pulse 2 version later on, since it is a lot different to first generation Pulse unit. But that is not all the good news! Our PulseX Editor CAN IMPORT Pulse 2 presets & banks! (YESSSS). With the one or two exceptions: Oscillator waveforms & filter modes.
We are yet improving our PulseX Editor import functions, but it should be pretty much there. Anyway, BETA (erhm, it should be fully functional) version is out now and ready to roll!
During this month (February 2019), PulseX Editor will be on intro / beta sale at 19.95€ + VAT instead or 29.95€ + VAT. We are also going to launch Valentine’s Day SALE, but that comes in few days time and does not affect PulseX pricing.
Here are the screenshots
Download the DEMO from the product page (link below) and give it a go. It is very straight forward to use and I wrote two tracks with it while making the plug-in :-) We have some more news to spread out during this month, but let the dust settle down first..
As usual, if you find any trouble with the plug-in, head down to our forums and ask questions in appropriate section or start a chat with us.
Clavia Nord Lead 1/2/2X Editor & Librarian has been updated to version 2.0.5. We already published version 2.0.4, but we found out that it was still malfunctioning with Nord 1 models.
Here is the change log in short and you can always follow the change log in the NL2xR forums :
Version 2.0.5 / 2019-01-30
* [Fixed] Nord Lead 1 / Nord Rack 1 integration fixes.
Version 2.0.4 / 2019-01-30
* [New] Resize-able GUI. User can now make the GUI smaller or bigger. This is using scaling method at the moment, so the quality might not be the best, but it fits on most of the screens. * [New] Advanced MIDI Filters page added. User can now filter MIDI messages from DAW or Hardware ports. Button to Advanced MIDI Settings -> Performance Settings tab. * [New] Experimental MIDI clock generator added. This is not accurate by all means, we just want to see how it works out! If it is decent, we will keep it in. * [New] All Sounds off message is sent to dedicated slot or all slots if needed. * [Fixed] Resolved issue where popup menu for program selection crashed DAW if none was selected. * [Fixed] Solo switch now sends full arrangement data to Nord where other channels are set to OFF stage. * [Fixed] Some small changes to control display to avoid displaying values for parameters which do not have name in it. This caused crash in some cases. * [Fixed] Plugin validation should work without hick-ups. * [Fixed] Plugin memory usage reduced -> Faster load time. * [Fixed] Data request or write cancel works as expected. * [Fixed] Save As … and Overwrite works as expected. * [Fixed] Resolved issue where program names from librarian was shown in the program dropdown menu when plug-in was launched. * [Fixed] Resolved issue where Global MIDI channel was set to 16 when plug-in was launched. * [Fixed] Resolved issue where Performance program number was stuck in 0 when selecting performances from performance dropdown menu. * [Fixed] Resolved issue where bank selection was reset after clicking Overwrite. * [Fixed] Resolved issue where wrong layer was shown in the plug-in GUI when clicking performance settings tab on / off. * [Fixed] Bank names are now sorted Alphabetically up on folder scanning. Note that if bank name has capitals in it, they are threatened with higher priority. * [Fixed] Various other issues.
You can download the updated DEMO version from the NL2xR product page or if you already bought the plug-in, you can download the FULL version from Downloads page.
If you find something is off with the plug-in, please drop us a line in the NL2xR forums (link above) and let us know what is going on.