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Markus Krause
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« on: February 26, 2019, 09:16:51 AM »

Electra 2.7 beta1 (free update)

The update to v2.7 is a major update, which is available for free. It includes new synthesis modes, many additional effects, enhanced sound, improved performance and lots of new features.
Electra 2.7 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.

Download link:

https://www.tone2.com/download.html

New features:

-New effect 'Hyper Unison' which stacks 3,5,7 or 9 voices.
-New effect 'Haas Effect' which creates the impression of positioning a sound source.
-New triangular waveshaper 'ShapTri' for the distortion section.
-New asymmetric waveshaper 'ShapAsy' for the distortion section.
-New pulsed waveshaper 'ShapPul' for the distortion section.
-New warping waveshaper 'ShapWar' for the distortion section.
-New asymmetric waveshaper 'ShapHal' for the distortion section.
-New zapping waveshaper 'ShapZap' for the distortion section.
-New symmetric waveshaper 'ShapSym' for the distortion section.
-New distortion type 'Selfsync' which creates a sub-harmonic sound.
-New distortion type 'Degrade' which adds mirror-frequencies to the signal.
-New distortion type 'Noise' which mixes white noise with the signal.
-New distortion type 'NoiseRM' which ring-modulates the signal with noise.
-New distortion type 'Scream' with fractal feedback.
-Added support for *.sfz files. They can be imported with the FILE menu.
-New sample-oscillator-effect: 'Rectify' distorts a sample.
-New sample-oscillator-effect: 'Noisify 2' destroys a sample.
-New sample-oscillator-effect: 'Invert' changes the phase of a sample by 180 degrees.
-New sample-oscillator-effect: 'Fold' flips the negative amplitude of a sample.
-Plugin editor can be minimized permanently by clicking the EDIT button.
-Multi-line tooltips for better readability and more detailed descriptions.
-New microtuning-modes '432Hz -32cent','424Hz -66cent','449Hz +33cent' and '457Hz +66cent'.
-When multilayer-editing is active the knobs show a red line.
-Added drag&drop support for multilayer-editing.
-'Quick import sample' does generate a new program name automatically.
-'Quick import sample' maps the mod-wheel to vibrato automatically.
-'Quick import sample' automatically generates a soft velocity mapping to volume.


Enhancements:

-Patches are loading up to 10x faster.
-Songs are loading faster.
-Drastically reduced CPU-load after switching through the patches.
-Enhanced sound of the 'Shape' waveshaper (20x oversampling & removed a click).
-Enhanced sound of 'Tube' distortion (10x oversampling).
-Enhanced sound of 'Soft' distortion (10x oversampling).
-Enhanced sound of 'Crush' distortion (10x oversampling).
-Enhanced sound of 'Chorus' and 'Ensemble'. They sound smoother and less detuned.
-Enhanced sound of 'Delay','Delay Band','PingPong','Multitap','Delay Diffuse' and 'Delay Dual'. The echo sounds less detuned.
-Better default values for some effects.
-More linear frequency response above 14 Khz for 'Loudness' and 'Bright' mode.
-Enhanced sound, frequency respone and phase response of EQ low.
-PC version is smarter with selecting directories for saving and loading.
-Useless scroll-bars are not longer shown in the standalone version on PC.
-Drastically enhanced performance if excessive key-splitting for the oscillators is used.
-More detailed descriptions for many tooltips.
-The patch browser does react to midi-program-changes.
-Parallel and serial filter-routing is easier to set-up.
-Fine-tuned the coordinates of some controls.


Changes:

-ElectraXmidi.cfg is now stored within the ElectraX_data directory.
-ElectraMouse.cfg is now stored within the ElectraX_data directory.
-ElectraTooltips.cfg is now stored within the ElectraX_data directory.
-Electra2.pdf is now stored within the ElectraX_data directory.
-'Smart Unison' has been renamed to 'Chorus White'
-'Chorus 2' has been renamed to 'Chorus Standard'.
-Sample effect 'Square' has been renamed to 'Quadrature'.
-The sinoid-waveshaper 'Shaper' has been renamed to 'ShapSin'.
-The effect-parameters do not longer contain a '*'.


Fixes:

-Fixed a compatibility problem with recording automation in some hosts.
-Fixed a bug with list-selectors on Mac 64bit.
-The grid of the step-lfo was displayed incorrectly.
-Workaround for a Cubase-bug which sets the window-size incorrectly after 'save a default preset'.
-A double-click to the matrix-send-level did not update the modulation-depth-sectors for the knobs properly.
-Fixed a possible crash which could happen when the plugin is closed while a tooltip is shown.
-Fixed a bug in the fast-sine-approximation on PC.
-The check-mark for the patch selector was missing in some hosts after closing and opening the GUI.
-Key-range for note-filtering was displayed incorrectly.
-Fixed some typos in the tooltips.
-Initializing a new patch did not always update the program name correctly.


Since it is a beta it  might still contain bugs. If you experience problems, send an email to markus[a t ]tone2.com .

Don't forget to include:
1) your system specs
2) The host your are using
3) if it is PC/Mac, x32/x64
4) How can it be reproduced?

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Known issues:

- a rarely appearing crash that could happen when the patches were switched while a track was playing.
- a crash that could happen if samples are played back with extremely high pitch.
- bug of FL Studio on the Mac. A crash could happen if GUI was closed while the browser was open.
- a crash on the Mac can happen if the plugin window is closed while a tooltip is shown


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« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2019, 09:44:04 AM »

Yes!!!
Thanks Markus!
I go to testing now))))
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« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2019, 11:20:56 AM »

Bugs or i not know...
When import sfz - not sound, all oscillators sets as sample mode. All volume controls set as 50%.
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« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2019, 12:56:24 PM »

Hello Alex,

SFZ import works with many, but not all SFZ files. Not all SFZ files are suitable for an import to Electra because of the different architecture or messy programming of the sfz file itself. It is a very complex format and i did the import functions as good as possible.

You may have to open the some sfz files with a text editor and edit it a bit.

Markus
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« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2019, 02:23:57 PM »

Thanks Markus.
You may be happy to know that, at least so far, I am not getting gui issues at the minimized size on Cubase on 10.12.6 mac.
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« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2019, 09:01:44 AM »

Hello Richard,

thanks for the feedback.

Best Regards,
Markus
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« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2019, 04:13:30 PM »

Hello Markus!
Do you can give me sfz file for example?
All sfz whitch i have not work.
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« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2019, 05:00:59 PM »

http://patcharena.com/tag/free-sfz-instruments/
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« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2019, 05:37:57 PM »

Thanks Markus,
i download two sfz archives, they work well.
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« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2019, 08:35:48 PM »

Incredible free update. Thanks a lot! Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2019, 05:57:02 PM »

Incredible free update. Thanks a lot! Smiley

I have to second that!
Thank you Markus!

Cheers  Smiley

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« Reply #11 on: March 07, 2019, 07:47:19 PM »

Thanks a lot for the nice feedback!  Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: March 12, 2019, 01:56:16 PM »

A new beta is available:
http://www.tone2.org/forum/index.php?topic=2689.0
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