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Glad that works. Everyone wants to protect you from evil people like me who might try to give you a computer program.
here's a past thread with the same idea!
Apparently Aalto is a gateway drug :-)
Works for me. Did you save the link or something? It will change whenever the version changes.
There's no need to sign up for the beta, I'll announce when it's available via the website.
Sumu voices: I'm not totally sure!
here's a newer link: https://discord.gg/BAJYprsU
In the video you sent, you are turning the dial to change the number of voices. Doing so makes more lights in the sequencer, because when voices are turned on their sequencer positions are reset to 0. So you go from all voices being at the same sequencer step to being at diffferent steps.
If you connect the KEY module's gate output in Kaivo to the sequencer trig in, this will do the same thing as turning on "key trig" in Aalto.
Hi stew, I'm trying to understand what your patch is doing but from your description I'm not quite sure of how the notes are being triggered. If you want to just make a small movie and share it with me by email that might be easier.
Aalto and Kaivo should work in the same way as far as the sequencers and triggering.
Each voice does have its own sequencer offset, and these will be different depending on when you reset the sequencers with a MIDI note.
I feel bad Kaivo is still not working smoothly for garf. Lots to do here as I try to get a new synthesizer out. I'll try to get out a Kaivo update soon. Qoqo (our new social media person) is also seeing Kaivo pretty slow on her laptop so hopefully this will help with testing.
Yes, I could add that at some point.
Aalto is at its heart a modular synthesizer—a lot of patches do make sound when the DAW is not running. You can try switching to the default patch to see if this is the case. Or look at the gate level and make sure it is down!
It could be. What kind of computer do you have? What OS and version?
A restart may help!
please keep in touch for a beta announcement!
Not yet. This issue is at the top of my bugfix list though. Thanks for your patience.
Thanks for the clear report. I'm also experiencing infrequent loss of sound like you describe, with the latest version of Kaivo. I'll work to fix this ASAP.
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I'll see what I can do about an update for Mac and Windows ASAP.
I appreciate that you updated your post! Glad it's working. Yes, the "mystery reboot" is still all too necessary for Audio Units especially.
Thanks for the update, seriously. It's hard for me to stay on top of what all the DAWs are doing so I can judge how much of a relative pain things are for people and where I should focus.
That sounds annoying. I'll take a look ASAP.
I guess I will keep making these until the the beta starts properly. Please note that there's nothing to try yet!
I appreciate the notes! Thank you all for your support.
oh yes, I'll make VST3 versions before too long.
Thanks for the thoughts! The Respiro approach you describe is interesting.
Right now I'm working mostly to finish Sumu—meanwhile the world of pricing and distribution is always changing and there's a little part of my brain where I collect this kind of info and try not to overthink it.
OK, here's a new link.
Reminder that the beta is not out yet and nothing is really going on there at the moment! Right now I'm working on the app for making Sumu partial files, called Utu-view. That will be the first release on the discord, as soon as it's possible.
The main reason it hasn't happened sooner is that people aren't willing to pay a lot for iPad apps. But I do still want it for myself! So it's still on my list.
There will definitely be more voices! Computers have come a long way since 2010 :-)
The 1.9.3 update to Aalto, Kaivo, and Virta is now available for both Mac and Windows. Mac users should find a dramatic improvement because this update fixes issues with drawing speed that have crept up due to changes in Mojave and now Catalina.
To get the updates, just download and install the demo plugins from the product pages as usual.
In addition to the big changes with drawing on Mac OS, I have fixed a few lingering issues affecting both platforms. These include failure to redraw the granulator wave in Kaivo sometimes, and a sequencer triggering bug.
Lastly, I've gone over the MPE MIDI code for better compatibility with the MPE spec and with particular controllers like the Linnstrument. Pitch bend range messages are now responded to according to the spec, and separate pitch bend amounts for Main and Member channel now allow more flexibility in your MPE setup. The MPE pitch bend range is now an option under the "Settings" menu and does not change when switching patches.
Windows users please note: these new downloads may trigger the "Windows Defender" warnings in Microsoft Edge. There is no good reason for this and according to Microsoft, the warnings should go away when the files are downloaded more. Meanwhile, we all have to put up with a few extra clicks. Please write me at email@example.com if you have any questions.
It's still near the top of my list but I have to make a little more progress on Sumu before I can switch to the Apple Silicon work.