While we were working with the NovaX plug-in, we thought Nova desktop and Nova II models are almost the same. That was not the case. Nova desktop and Supernova Rack seemed to share a lot same features in between. So, we took the NovaX plug-in, re-worked the code to match with Nova & Supernova data and SNX plug-in was born. In order to avoid confusion, we had to rename the plug-in.
v0.9.7 BETA version is available, which can be found from downloads page.
If you had pre-ordered the NovaX plug-in for Nova II model, let us know and we will change your order to SN2X plug-in, which is fully compatible with Nova II.
Novation Nova editor (NovaX) beta is available now! Our development has reached a point where we were able to build it for beta testing.
Librarian functions are somewhat limited, ie. user can not store or request banks from hardware. Only performance data (all six parts and performance info) can be received and recalled on project load. Randomizer and Section Locks are in the code, but they are not activated since we would like to focus on gathering some feedback from you. Arpeggiator parameters are not yet built in the User Interface.
Everything else regarding to plug-in functions should be all ready to go. Once the arp editor and writing / requesting banks is fully supported, we will put up a new version.
Please note that this editor & librarian is built for Novation Nova-series only! Novation Supernova-series editor will be launched in few weeks time.
We all know how Novation made one of the best VA synths ever. There was one thing that let me down with the sound design and overall usage: MENUs. Modulation capabilities of this synth are phenomenal and everyone who has had their hands on with Nova knows this.
Anyway, we are more than happy to announce availability of Novation NovaX AudioUnit and VST Editor & Librarian plug-in for Novation Nova and Nova II users!
Novation Supernova users have to wait few more weeks and we will roll out SNX plug-in for Supernovas.
Check our product page for NovaX and pre-order in advance to save some cash and get early bird access. Pre-orders will be charged upfront, but as you know: we deliver.
We are still working on with the plug-in so there is no alpha nor BETA downloads available at the moment! We are expecting to roll out the BETA version in June 2018 along with other plug-in updates.
I am turning 35 years this April, so I thought that I will put all the plugins on sale. Now you can save 35% on all plug-ins to date. All product prices are adjusted already, so just add to cart and proceed to checkout.
There are new updates on the way for all our plugins during the next months. I will not develop new plug-ins, until the old ones has been updated. I will start off with updating Waldorf plug-ins first, since qXr is almost ready with sequencer functions etc.
Next ones would be Clavia NL2xR, Access VirusHC, Roland JP-80×0, Korg microKxR, Korg MS2KxR – in that order. VirusHC and MS2KxR will have new graphics.
I am expecting to start off Novation SNxR and Clavia NL3xR graphics in June / July – I know many of you are waiting for the new plug-ins, but I can not handle more on my own. This affects to my entire family life and I feel they are being abandoned at the moment. I feel its not fair for them nor for me.
I hope you understand my position and support it. I will try to reply on all emails though.
Clavia NL2xR AudioUnit & VST Editor just got a fragment better than you might expect. After the big update of VirusHC during this week, we made some ground breaking changes to our NL2xR.
Here is what we’ve done since version 2.0.0:
[New] About window added.
[New] First Run splash window. Quick instructions to user how to wire the hardware.
[New] Default banks are now in NL2 format, so the preset names won’t vanish when overwriting NL2 formatted bank.
[New] Windows installer now attempts to install in VSTPlugins/Mystery Islands Music.
[New] If plug-in is in performance browsing mode, regular patch request and storing functions are hidden from bank edit menu.
[New] If plug-in is in patch browsing mode, regular performance request and storing functions are hidden from bank edit menu.
[New] Added isDawRunning function in the core to check DAW status. This prevents automation from showing up on plug-in display from other than selected slot.
[New] Patches are now called Programs. All single programs will be stored to /User/Documents/Mystery Islands Music/Clavia NL2xR Editor/Programs/ folder.
[New] Performances are now stored to /User/Documents/Mystery Islands Music/Clavia NL2xR Editor/Performances/ folder.
[New] Program and Performance Request and Store commands moved to Bank Edit Menu and the old drop down selection menu is removed from the librarian view.
[Fixed] When Total Recall did not work or MIDI interface was not present, user had to reselect the MIDI I/O. This caused issue, where currently active data was requested from Nord and it overwrote the current Performance data from Plug-in.
[Fixed] Adjusted timeOut functions a bit further to prevent false timeOut messages.
[Fixed] AllSoundsOff now works as expected.
[Fixed] Data mode buttons now grey out when data is received to librarian.
[Fixed] Bank overwrite works as expected.
[Fixed] Part LEDs work as expected when notes or control change data is detected.
[Fixed] Global MIDI channel changed its value while browsing through patches from librarian.
[Fixed] Cancel Request button did not appear in the librarian view as it should while request process was on.
[Fixed] Unwanted parameters won’t display their values in controlDisplay.
[Fixed] Timeout and plug-in crashing the daw issues resolved while setting MIDI i/o or while requesting data from hardware.
[Fixed] Bank and program displays did not update while changing mode from Single to Performance.
[Other] Changed the way how renaming was applied to empty spaces in patch name.
[Other] Included NL2xR Editor UI.txt for future purposes.
To quickly summarise; move your current banks from Patches folder to Programs or Performances folder, depending which format they are. You can then remove the Patches folder as it is not used. And as usual, the update is available right now!
Access VirusHC update v1.5.1 is available now. We added new things, things that were highly requested.
Randomizer – You can now freely randomize any part you wish.
Section Locks – Compine together with Randomizer and you can keep some of the best settings of the randomized or even the current preset. If section locks are toggle on, patches sent from librarian will have your parts locked in place.
Better UI – We made some small adjustment to the user interface. We know there are a lot people asking for a bigger User interface, but at this time and due the last update issues, we were not able to ship it with this release.
MIDI / SysEx state LEDs per part – Now you can see per part which part is receiving data.
Librarian menu improvement – You can now toggle + or – to choose next or previous bank from the dropdown list, without having to open the menu.
Librarian Bank Edit Menu – revised to keep multi data and single data requests on their segments. Multi bank menu actions can be seen when Single Patches / Multi Bank Files button is toggled.
The best is the last one isn’t it? Limit bank view by categories. We made our own way to display all categories in the dropdown menu. Check it out!
time-out issues should be resolved. In some cases, even though the cables and midi interface was ok, plug-in indicated that it was not able to make the connection.
Semitone should behave as expected when knob is moved from hardware.
and some other stuff :)
Using Randomizer and Section Locks together:
This short video shows how to use section locks together with randomizer function. Powerful combination and you can use section locks even when you browse presets from librarian or from hardware.
Category Filter in action
You can now limit your bank view by categories. This is highly requested function so we made our own. This is better. Less clicking and selecting option back and forth. Just toggle on the filter and browse banks nicely created by the patch category statuses.
New sleek UI?
This is not yet the 4k-friendly version like we mentioned earlier. We wanted to fix living bugs first and then focus on the user interface when the core is healthy. We sure hope it is now!
Anyway, we added some new elements like part midi / sysex data indicators, took off the removable rack ears and added new button styles and some more. We will start working on the 4k and 5k user interfaces quite soon.
Thanks for supporting us and reporting any bugs you’ve found. Without your support, this would not be possible :) Have a great winter holidays, we are moving forward to fix more plugins and develop new ones!
Waldorf Blofeld Editor v1.0.0 is out now! We made a lot fixes and improvements since RC1, thanks to everyone who participated! :-)
We were doing a lot debugging before pushing out the version 1.0.0, since we found something, what you might find out as well:
When you are reaching the limit of the Blofeld polyphony or you are pushing the data stream to limit, some sounds start to cut off every now and then.
You might find that “oh yeah I know what you’re saying“. But the reason for this is really the fact that Blofeld starts to dump random sounds every now and then from Blofeld (at least our Blofeld Desktop). Our Editor does not make any requests for those patches, you can check that with whatever sort of MIDI monitor tools. We did and we found nothing.
We did not test if this would happen if MIDI was driven to Blofeld via regular DIN cable (hmmm..). Worth a shot! So, set MIDI in at bloX Editor from Blofeld USB and try to route MIDI out from bloX via regular DIN cable.
Anyway, back to the update story. Here is what we did:
[New] First run splash screen.
[New] User is no longer able to see Multi actions from Bank Edit Menu while in Patch mode and vice versa.
[New] Added about… item in Bank Edit Menu.
[New] Added registration status to Bank Edit Menu.
[New] When multimode controls are moved, the entire multi bank will be sent to hardware.
[New] When multimode controls are moved, data is only sent after mouse control is released.
[New] When multi bank is sent to hardware, plug-in sends only unmuted parts to the hardware.
[New] When global controls are moved, data is only sent after mouse control is released.
[Fixed] If DAW is running, plug-in control display does not show other parts automation changes in it’s display.
[Fixed] Plug-in crashed DAW while playback was on. This was caused because blofeld sends random sysex packages to editor, without requesting any.
[Fixed] When project was recalled or data was pushed to hardware, “receiving sysex” was stuck on the display.
[Fixed] Part 1 is enabled by default. Parts 2-16 are muted due to total recall time. Tech: First packages take up to 3 seconds to clear the Blofeld display and only after that we can send individual parts to hardware.
[Fixed] When multi parameters were adjusted, patches in all parts got broken.
[Fixed] Global Program RX and TX menu items reworked.
[Fixed] Multi Tempo and Volume work as expected. These are included in the multi chunk, so please be patient when adjusting these parameters.
[Fixed] Multi chunk was missing part 9 details in all.
[Fixed] Bank name was not recalled after saving a bank to HDD with Save as or Overwrite.
[Fixed] Some librarian graphics issues improved.
[Other] Made minor change to vertical slider so it has a bit more depth. Easier to read when black scheme is selected.
Good news to all of our Waldorf microQxR Editor fans! We have updated the plug-in to version 1.0.0 which means: Blofeld import is here!
You can now drag and drop blofeld sound banks to /User/Documents/Mystery Islands Music/Waldorf microQxR Editor/Patches folder and use presets designed in Blofeld with microQ! Yes!
Also we did some other work beyond that:
Version 1.0.0 / 2018-01-29
Librarian can now handle Patch files which contains multiple patches. Original Bank will be moved to /User/Documents/Mystery Islands Music/Waldorf microQxR Editor/Converted Banks/ after the conversion is done. Note that if bank contains Multi Files as well, they can be viewed only when Librarian is in Multi File Mode.
Plug-in can now read Blofeld Patch files. User can now drag’n’drop any Blofeld patch banks to /User/Documents/Mystery Islands Music/Waldorf microQxR Editor/Patches/ folder and they will be converted to microQxR format & original file will be moved to folder mentioned above. Note that patches created with Blofeld will not sound the same with microQ as there are different waveforms and modulation capabilities in Blofeld vs microQ.
Fixed issues where Requesting full bank of Single / Multi files did not work as expected.
Fixed issue where Filter, Amp, Env 3 and Env 4 did not send / receive their data properly when values were changed.
Included all the FX parameters to show values on the plug-in display, like they are shown in the hardware.
Filter Link added. Now if LINK is toggled on, Filter knobs will move dynamically, like they do in the hardware.
Phoenix Skin has deeper RED colour now.
Overall adjustments to colour schemes.
Fixed typo in Bybass → Bypass on all Effects and Filters.
Amp Mod Source and many other parameters now display the value changes in the plug-in LCD.
Filter 2 menu and knob positions migrated from Filter 1 to make sound designers life better ;)