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Re: We are working on Icarus2
« Reply #15 on: July 21, 2019, 04:51:10 PM »
Looking forward to seeing the new interface with more controls. I always thought that there was a lot of wasted space in Icarus that could have been used to show more controls, like the huge preset box or some of the waveform and filter displays. I'm very close to buying and I'm sure V2 will put me over the edge (if not sooner).

.... oh and don't forget to switch the cutoff and resonance positions! I think it's pretty much universal muscle memory to reach for cutoff on the left and resonance on the right!  ;)

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Re: We are working on Icarus2
« Reply #16 on: July 22, 2019, 11:55:05 AM »
Cutoff and Reso is already switched and less GUI space will be wasted :)
The Arp will be also bigger and no more tabs are necessary for the oscs and matrix

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Re: We are working on Icarus2
« Reply #17 on: July 24, 2019, 07:49:53 AM »
Cutoff and Reso is already switched and less GUI space will be wasted :)
The Arp will be also bigger and no more tabs are necessary for the oscs and matrix

that is actually good news! Glad to read you're implementing ideas from the users!
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Re: We are working on Icarus2
« Reply #18 on: July 24, 2019, 10:20:30 AM »
Cutoff and Reso is already switched and less GUI space will be wasted :)
The Arp will be also bigger and no more tabs are necessary for the oscs and matrix

Sounds amazing! I'm in!

It would be super if the cutoff and res of both filters were available at the same time as well, as that's something nice to tweak together. Maybe it's just me but I'd even prefer the matrix to be tabbed to allow for that. :)

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Re: We are working on Icarus2
« Reply #19 on: July 24, 2019, 10:33:18 AM »
cutoff and reso of both filters will be visible at the same time

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Re: We are working on Icarus2
« Reply #20 on: July 24, 2019, 03:57:32 PM »
cutoff and reso of both filters will be visible at the same time
Oh outstanding! Well then I guess MPE would be icing on the cake! But I'll be buying regardless I'm sure.

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Re: We are working on Icarus2
« Reply #21 on: August 22, 2019, 07:32:27 AM »
This looks like an awesome improvement, and the addition of MSEG's is something I am SOOOO Thankful for as I love synths with them. The GUI looks awesome tbh.

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Re: We are working on Icarus2
« Reply #22 on: August 22, 2019, 05:51:03 PM »
MPE most likely will be part of the feature-set

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Re: We are working on Icarus2
« Reply #23 on: August 22, 2019, 06:34:02 PM »
MPE most likely will be part of the feature-set

Amazing news! You'll get some extra exposure among linnstrument users and roli seaboard/blocks users as they post compatible sound engines on their websites so hopefully that pays off for you.

Here's a weird little silly request: The up/down arrows for presets, banks, waveforms etc. I feel like those would be comfortable if they were side by side as left/right arrows. I don't why but it just feels more natural, perhaps because more synths do it that way and I'm used to it.

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Re: We are working on Icarus2
« Reply #24 on: August 23, 2019, 09:45:53 AM »
MPE most likely will be part of the feature-set

Amazing news! You'll get some extra exposure among linnstrument users and roli seaboard/blocks users as they post compatible sound engines on their websites so hopefully that pays off for you.

Here's a weird little silly request: The up/down arrows for presets, banks, waveforms etc. I feel like those would be comfortable if they were side by side as left/right arrows. I don't why but it just feels more natural, perhaps because more synths do it that way and I'm used to it.

down/up for banks and left/right for presets?
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Re: We are working on Icarus2
« Reply #25 on: September 05, 2019, 09:19:32 AM »
I´m really looking forward to Icarus2, great new features! Did you also find a way to enhance the workflow with the sliders in the wavetable editor?

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Re: We are working on Icarus2
« Reply #26 on: September 06, 2019, 04:37:11 PM »
I will take a look at this as soon as the other stuff is finished

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Re: We are working on Icarus2
« Reply #27 on: October 02, 2019, 02:23:48 PM »

New features:

- The interface has been re-designed completely. It is now more intuitive and efficient to use.
- The GUI can be displayed with 8 different sizes
- Added a random-button that generates new patches
- A midi-diode indicates incoming signals
- Added a realtime-display for the frequency-response of the equlalizer
- Arrows indicate modulation-sources which support drag-and-drop
- Addtional knobs for filter-panning
- Hi-dpi support for sharper text, graphs and knob-handles
- Added an optional keyboard which allows to play sounds without midi-input
- The effect-section has been reworked and is more easy-to-use
- Included a new LFO-type called 'White Noise' that outputs real random values
- Included a new LFO-type called 'Bandlimited Noise' that outputs tuned noise
- Included a new LFO-type called 'S&H Noise' that outputs BPM-synced noise
- Included a new LFO-type called 'S&H Noise Ramped' that outputs BPM-synced ramps
- Included a new LFO-type called 'S&H Noise Digital' that outputs BPM-synced digital-noise
- Added a new patch-browser
- Support for "polyphonic key pressure / aftertouch"
- Additional buttons to bypass FX1, FX2, FX3 and the feedback
- Additional knobs for filter-volume 1 and 2
- A classic wavetable-view has been added, which can be shown by clicking on the display
- 'FX3 Duck' changes the dry/wet mix of effect3 dynamically, resulting in a more transparent mix
- Small tiangles indicate hypersaw-spread and the streo-spread in the osc-section
- A triangle indicates the wavetable-index in the oscillator-scetion
- A triangle indicates the morph-value in the oscillator-scetion
- An addtional dry-wet knob allows to change the effect-mix in the main interface
- You can draw shapes by clicking with the right mouse-button onto the the step-lfo display
- The current value of the LFO and Step-LFO is displayed with a small circle
- A vertical line visualizes the current phase of the LFOs
- Many menus have been extended with checkmarks, which show the last selected item
- Additional on/off buttons for bypassing single effects
- Many additional realtime-animations for the interface
- Midi-out support for the keyboard and the arpeggiator
- Additional button to reset the patch-settings
- Pitchwheel and modwheel are displayed on the lower left and can be used as drag&drop modulation-source
- Note number and velocity can now also be also assigned with drag&drop
- Additional 'Tools-menu' for the arpeggiator


Multistage-envelope-generators:

Two MSEGs are available as additional modulation-sources. The MSEGs can be operated as LFO or envelope and allow you to create literally any shape you can imagine.
The MSEGs offer highest precision, support frequencies up into the audio-range and have been designed with the aspect of muscial usefulness.
The MSEGs can be synced to BPM, sync with the arpeggiator or run freely. Triads or dotted rhythms are also supported.
You can define loop-points and start points. Furthermore you can delay or fade the MSEGs.
You can move, add or delete points with your mouse. You can bend lines upwards or downwards to change their shape or even create completely rectangular curves.
The MSEGs can be edited completely freely or you can snap points to a grid of a selectable size. It is also possible to draw triangles, bars or ramps.


Glitch-sequencer:
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Drum-sequencer:
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Enhancements:

- All oscs, filters, the volume-envelope and the step-lfo are displayed on the main interface and accessible withount switching through tabs
- Icarus_effects, Icarus_arps, Icarus_mseg, IcarColor.cfg, IcarMidi.cfg and the manuals are now stored in Icarus_data
- The color schemes can be changed without restarting the plug-in
- The arpeggiator is much larger and more intuitive to use
- Many additonal tooltips which explain features
- Reduced latency
- Key-follow for the oscs can be toggeled without entering the setup-menu
- All matrix parameters are accessible within a single tab
- All effects, the feedback, the ducking and the limiter are acessible within a single tab
- Unused effect-parameters are hidden automatically
- The cutoff-knob is located left from the reso-knob
- Polyhonic, legato, mono and glide-mode can be selected from the main screen
- After loading a new patch the synth automatically shows the most relevant tab-section
- The patch-browser shows more detailled info about the patches
- The patch-broser displays the names of the sound-designers in the lower right section
- The number of semitones are shown within the arpeggiator
- The arpeggiator-presets-menu is now more structured
- The installer's automatic detection of the vstplugins directory has been enhanced
- The 'Low-CPU morphmode' does now always play on the entire keyboard-range
- Enhanced performance for drag&drop
- Higher precision limiter displays
- Many small enhancements for the interface
- Many small performance-optimisations
- Better description of many fatures and more detailed tooltips

Sound-enhancements:

- Enhanced sound and more linear frequency-response for 'Delay Dual'
- The default-parameters for many effects have been fine-tuned for a better sound
- The sound of many reverb-types has been enhanced and offers a more linear frequency-response
- Higher precision rendering
- More accurate timing for the shuffle

Changes:

- The 'random-lfo' types have benn renamed to 'pseudo-random'
- The 'Trancegate' is now a 'Gate'
- The 'Low-CPU morphmode' is now called 'Downsampling'
- Icarus_waveforms, Icarus_arps and Icarus_effects are now stored within Icarus_data
- 'Slit Low/High' in the arp-section has been renamed to 'Bypass High Keys'

Fixes:

- Fixed some typos
- Workarounds for several host-bugs (FL-Studio, Orion, Ableton, Reaper, Cubase)
- Several smaller fixes

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Re: We are working on Icarus2
« Reply #28 on: October 02, 2019, 02:57:40 PM »
Hi Markus any better idea now of when and much the update will be?
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Re: We are working on Icarus2
« Reply #29 on: October 02, 2019, 03:15:52 PM »
danke, dass ihr eure produkte so fantastisch weiterentwickelt. das liebe ich an eurer firma. ich freue mich sehr auf das update und besonders auf die veränderbare größe der gui.