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Markus Krause

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Gladiator3 public beta 5 (PC & Mac)
« on: September 24, 2018, 12:24:02 PM »
Download link:
https://www.tone2.com/download.html

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Changes, fixes and new features since the last beta:
- Fixed a crash when resizing the GUI
- Fixed a broken patch
- Several smaller fixes

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The update to v3.0 is a major update, which is available for free for all Gladiator2 users. It includes a larger and resizable GUI, a patch browser, enhanced sound quality, a bigger sonic range, a more user-friendly interface and many new features. Gladiator3 is downward compatible. Existing song-projects and patches can be loaded without any further steps necessary. They will benefit from the enhanced sound quality.

New features:

- Created a new interface, which is nearly twice as large
- By clicking on 'EDITOR SIZE' you can select from four different interface sizes
- Added a comfortable, new patch browser
- New sound-quality mode 'high-end'
- 18 additional unison modes with a diverse selection of chords
- Added context sensitive tooltips with detailed descriptions for all controls
- The patches can be ranked by clicking on the stars in the patch browser
- The patch rankings are stored within the file "Ranking.rnk"
- 6 additional lfo waveforms: "Stair 4 up","Stair 8 up","Stair 4 down","Stair 8 down","Stair 4 up/down","Stair 8 up/down"
- Added manuals in English, German, French, Spanish and Italian to the new help menu
- New loop mode "Noise", which jumps to a random section
- New loop mode "\/50%", which ping-pong-loops 50% of the spectrum
- New loop mode "\/25%", which ping-pong-loops 25% of the spectrum
- 3 additional phase-modifiers "Zzzap", which sound like a laser
- 3 additional phase-modifiers "Boing", which sound like a reverse laser
- 2 additional phase-modifiers "Odd noise" and "Even noise", which noisify the spectrum
- 2 additional phase-modifiers "Odd 90" and "Even 90", which sound like a sub-oscillator
- Information tags about the patches are shown in the patch browser
- Extended halftone-range for the arpeggiator from -23 to +23
- Added cross-product-compatibility: Save->'Export...' exports the sound of osc1 as an Icarus compatible wavetable in wav format
- Video tutorials can be shown from the help menu
- Updates and additional sounds can be accessed directly from the help menu
- 176 additional patches


Enhancements in sound:

- More linear frequency response for oscillators playing below 100Hz
- More precise timing for all sample-rates
- Replaced all micro-tuning algorithms with a better ones. The new ones are more subtle and sounds less 'detuned'.
- The late-reverb-tail of 'Reverb small' sounds less detuned
- The late-reverb-tail of 'Reverb large' sounds less detuned
- The late-reverb-tail of 'Reverb ultra' sounds less detuned
- All effects do come with default settings now and are more useable
- Reworked factory patches


Enhancements for the interface:

- Re-rendered the old GUI with sharper texts
- The envelope's attack, decay, and release time is displayed in seconds
- Registration screen is now also available in German
- Renaming a preset is more straightforward
- The version number now can be also shown from within help menu
- The updated credits can be shown by clicking on help menu
- The parameter info display is able to show longer texts now
- Mousewheel support for knobs and list selectors
- Double-clicking a knob or slider resets it to the default value
- More detailed spectrum display
- Manuals on the Mac now can be opened from within the plugin
- Better init patch
- Enhanced graphics  
- After loading patch names are derived from the fxp file name
- Program name and file name are synced after saving a patch
- Added messages boxes with info for some possible errors
- Step speed is set to 1/1 BPM after initializing a patch
- English manual has been updated
- Many smaller enhancements
- Patches are now in alphabetical order


Changes:

- Loading and saving banks can now be accessed with a new menu called 'load' and 'save'
- Renamed some parameters to be more consistent with the industry standards
- The envelope's fade parameter now works as expected with long attack times
- Manuals in PDF format and Gladiatorskin.txt have been moved to Gladiator3_data
- On the Mac support files are now stored in /Library/Application Support/Tone2/Gladiator3_data/
- Updated some texts
- Enhanced hardware compatibility for midi program changes
- Some sound categories have been renamed


Fixes:

- The timing in 44Khz and 48Khz could have been out-of-sync if large block-sizes were used
- Fixed some typos
- Fixed a couple of wrong pixels
- Fixed a possible bug with 'static' loop mode
- Compatibility fix for the 'm' key
- Fixed a possible crash when the splash-screen was opened during closing


« Last Edit: September 24, 2018, 01:29:26 PM by Markus Krause »

zvenx

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Re: Gladiator3 puplic beta 5 (PC & Mac)
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2018, 12:29:07 PM »
Thanks Markus.
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elektron

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Re: Gladiator3 public beta 5 (PC & Mac)
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2018, 11:24:15 PM »
There is no "Gladiator3 has been released" thread at the moment, so I am writing this here:

Thank you so much, Markus & team!
« Last Edit: October 04, 2018, 11:26:22 PM by elektron »