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« on: November 28, 2018, 10:55:56 AM »

RayBlaster 2.5:

The update to v2.5 is a major update, which is available for free.
It includes enhanced sound quality, many enhancements for the user interface and some fixes.
RayBlaster 2.5 is downward compatible with all previous versions. All existing song projects and patches can be loaded without any further steps necessary. They will benefit from the enhanced sound quality.

These features and enhancements have already been implemented:

New features:

- Tooltips with explanations are shown when the mouse is hovered over a button or control.
- The tooltips can be hidden with Help->'Hide tooltips'.
- The menus now show check-marks for the currently selected item.
- Automatic and dynamic microtuning for enhanced chords.
- 'Edit->Create Random Patch' can create an unlimited number complex and mostly useful sounds automatically.
- Knobs can be reset to the default value with a double-click.
- A hand-symbol is shown for text parameters which can be altered.
- Support for the 'natural-scrolling-mousewheel' on the Mac.
- Clicking a diode now also changes the LFO waveform on the Mac.


Enhanced sound quality:

- More linear frequency response above 6kHz. RayBlaster has a less 'sharp' overall sound and sounds more 'high-end'.
- 'Delay', 'Delay Dual','Delay Band','PingPong' and 'Multitap' sound less detuned.
- The late-reflections of 'Reverb Large', 'Reverb Medium', 'Reverb Small', 'Reverb Feedb' and 'Reverb Plate' sound less detuned.
- More smooth sound of 'Reverb Ultra' and 'Reverb Trance'


Enhancements for the GUI:

- Better mouse-wheel support on PC.
- A midi-program-change does not longer change the patch category.
- The menus are larger and more easy to read.
- Patch category is now located above the patch selector
- Unison is more easy to setup
- Several small enhancements for the GUI.

Further Enhancements:

- Slightly faster loading of patches


Changes:

- The 'handbook' is now a 'manual'


Fixes:

- Fixed a compatibility problem with recording automation in some hosts.
- Fixed a rarely appearing crash, which could happen after many midi-program-changes.
- The visual appearance of the modulation-depth of knobs could have been incorrect if a matrix target was switched.
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« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2018, 01:39:26 PM »

Thanks.




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« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2018, 09:18:59 PM »

Update: RayBlaster v2.5 will include at least 35 additional sounds which make use of the new features
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« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2019, 01:29:05 PM »

Great. looking forward to when beta reaches mac too.


You may want to edit this in the read me:
43 additional patches.

in case it isn't quite 43 by the time of release.
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« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2019, 10:54:10 AM »

Update: The Mac version is available now

https://www.tone2.com/download.html
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« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2019, 12:56:54 PM »

OOh that was fast.
thanks
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« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2019, 01:41:21 AM »

Hello,

I didn't know where else to post it: I just tried the new Rayblaster 2.5 Version, and it is great, the new sounds are very welcome, they inspired me instantly to start a new song. I also very(!) much appreciate that the tooltips/textboxes are hideable which makes for me a clean uncluttered UI. And if you know, that the mod amount is in the upper left corner of the knobs, you can even edit it without the text/value-box. Very nice and thank you very much for this great and free(!) update!

Cheers Cool

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« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2019, 09:38:05 AM »

Hello Dumbo,

thank you for your feedback.
I am very happy that you like the update so much! Smiley

All The Best,
Markus
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