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Icarus / Re: Icarus feature requests
« Last post by Lights on December 02, 2020, 08:52:09 PM »
As many have said previously I am absolutely fascinated by this synth.After I got Icarus, I spent around 4 to 5 hours a day for the next 5 weeks playing with it and completely ignoring all  other plugins. I literally had to cut down on using it because it was becoming a mini addiction.    ;D

Now these long hours have resulted in quite a long list of feature requests and feedback, so here we go:

When hiding / showing the plugin interface, it defaults to displaying the arpeggiator. I’d like it to remember the view it was on last,  E.g. Mod Matrix or Effects etc.

I would like to see the Shape knob on the Envelopes affect the Attack curve just as it does the Decay and Release.


Preset Specific :

- Like others have mentioned, a search option in the browser would be very useful.
Also the ability to click a tag and view a list of presets by author, sound category etc.

- Ability to Rename Presets. (through right click or double click.)

- A Refresh button in the browser to re-read the patch file structure without quitting & restarting the plugin. This would be especially useful for saving & re-saving new patch presets that has been just created within the same instance or another instance of the plugin (without having to offload then reload the plugin).

- Ability to save Presets for Modulation Matrix status, - can be helpful to recall recurring / commonly used setting  such as Key to Volume or Velocity to Filter envelop OR to copy settings from one preset to another.


Fix some display update issues :

- Envelopes don’t update at all when controlled via midi, but can also fail to update when double clicking knobs to snap back to default value.

- Effect parameters don’t always light up or dim when effect is enabled / disabled, until mouse pointer hovers over them. This occurs more frequently when all three effect slots are used.

- Oscillators 2 & 3 displays also sometimes don’t show the waveform when switching from one patch to the other, until you click on their screen area.


ARP Specific :

- Set Arp velocity by sweeping.
Right now, each velocity step can be set individually but velocity rises and falls  have to be set step by step. For smooth sweeps it would be nice to drag across the steps and have the velocity sweep smoothly.

- Having velocity steps displaying for all 32 arp steps, whether a note is present on that step or not, makes it difficult to view the velocity pattern. It would be good to  hide or dim the velocity marker  if no note is programmed to play in that step.

- Arp latch or hold option. Not sure if that is already present but I might have missed it ?!

- Arp feature “rotate one step”  and “shift notes up/down” are very useful  but having to go through a menu to do this, can be very tedious, especially if you need to do it 4, 6, 8 rotations etc. Suggest horizontal and vertical scroll bars that can be easily dragged instead ??


Keyboard shortcuts.

I understand this could be complicated because of possible conflict with DAW keyboard shortcuts. However, there are a lot of menu options in Icarus and keyboard shortcuts would do wonders for workflow. Preset change with Control+right & left arrows for example, or Quick save Patch with Shift +S etc.


Finally  ;)

Hide or remove floating tooltips and show their information on the preset screen underneath preset name (as in Saurus). This would make it far easier to consistently see the info in one place. It would also solve the problem of the data values often being hidden underneath the mouse pointer or in my case of poor eyesight, allow the use of a larger font to display the parameter value.

Thank you.
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Off topic / Apple M1 CPUs (ARM)
« Last post by Markus Krause on November 19, 2020, 08:42:21 AM »
These products have native support for M1 CPUs:

- Warlock

These products are compatible with M1 CPUs. Furthermore we plan to release free updates to add native M1 support (please note that unlike what Apple claims such a port is not easy at all):

- Icarus2
- Electra2
- Nemesis
- Saurus2
- Gladiator3
- UltraSpace
- Akustix

We currently do not recommend to buy an Apple M1 computer. It is a new technology which still has technical problems.
Your dongles, hardware and software might not work. Not all companies will provide updates to make it compatible.
Besides that Apple does not care much about the downward compatibility and quickly deprecates technologies. If you are working in a professional environment and want to be sure that your plugins, song-projects, software, dongles, drivers and hardware will work also several years later you should consider to migrate to Windows. Windows has drastically improved since the last years. Today it is a very stable and reliable operating system. Microsoft does make big efforts to keep things compatible with updates. Nearly all hosts are also available on Windows.

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Off topic / mac OS 11.0 Big Sur
« Last post by Markus Krause on November 19, 2020, 08:26:11 AM »
These products work with Big Sur:

Icarus2
Electra2
Nemesis
Warlock
Saurus2
Gladiator3
UltraSpace
Akustix

These products are not compatible with Big Sur:

FilterBank
BiFilter
Warmverb Multi-FX

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Sadly Apple does not care much about the downward compatibility and quickly deprecates technologies.
If you are working in a professional environment and want to be sure that your plugins, song-projects, software, dongles, drivers and hardware will work also several years later you should consider to migrate to Windows. Windows has drastically improved since the last years. Today it is a very stable and reliable operating system. Microsoft does make big efforts to keep things compatible with updates. Nearly all hosts are also available on Windows.
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Icarus / Re: No Sound from Patches from third party bank
« Last post by Markus Krause on October 28, 2020, 05:12:02 PM »
I assume he is not using Icarus2, but Icarus 1.x.  You can't load Icarus2 patches into Icarus1.
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Icarus / Re: No Sound from Patches from third party bank
« Last post by tatsyn on October 27, 2020, 10:32:34 AM »
I don't want to jump into conclusions but...... it's awkward maybe his system or ________ ?

Does the factory bass sound still play after he changes preset? or just no sound?
Does it Happen with other presets?
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Icarus / Re: Icarus feature requests
« Last post by tatsyn on October 27, 2020, 10:27:18 AM »
Here's a "small" list of features i'd like to see in Icarus....

1 - Add as modulation destination Drum and Glitch sections parameters (at least some of them)
ex: Drum - Speed, Drum Volume, decay, etc,etc
      Glitch - Glitch Mix, rate, etc, etc
These in the ways it most makes sense as a priority

2 - Similar to 1st one.... Add as Modulation destination MSEG's rate (Sync'ed and Unsync'ed) and (if possible) to be able to mangle loop points with modulators

extra - Also be able to modulate LFO's and Envelopes Shape (although we already have MSEG's!!!!!! ;) :))
 + the new waveshaping modes added in Electra2 in the filters and already mentioned in another post, quality of life FX swapping/copy-paste/......

I'm sure Markus also has his own new ideas and other requests/sugestions too so......
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Icarus / Re: Swap and copy FX in Icarus 2?
« Last post by tatsyn on October 27, 2020, 10:10:35 AM »
 :angel: :lamp:

 :) hope it helps out
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Icarus / No Sound from Patches from third party bank
« Last post by Touch The Universe on October 26, 2020, 09:48:59 PM »
A customer recently purchased my soundset for Icarus and says no sounds come from the patches he is playing. He can click it but no sound plays. He says if he plays a bass from factory, then tries to play a bass from my soundset, the sound never changes.

Any idea what could be going on? He says he is using the latest version.

This is the only case from those who purchased the soundset from me, so its unique. All others have no issue.

Cheers
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Icarus / Re: Icarus feature requests
« Last post by El Bura on October 26, 2020, 04:09:57 PM »
hhhmmm ok, the arrow keys don't seem to be working in Ableton Live 10.1.25 on Mac 10.15.7.
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Icarus / Re: Icarus feature requests
« Last post by Markus Krause on October 26, 2020, 08:24:23 AM »
The arrow keys on the keyboard are supported for the PC version (if the host supports it). On Mac it works with the VST version in many hosts.
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