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Markus Krause

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RayBlaster 2.6 public beta
« on: April 27, 2020, 04:11:01 PM »
Info about RayBlaster: https://www.tone2.com/rayblaster2.html
Download link: https://www.tone2.com/download.html

The update to v2.6 is a major update, which is available for free. It includes a big GUI, many new features, better sound-quality, lots of enhancements and some fixes.
RayBlaster 2.6 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.

New features:

    A big interface is available beside of the normal scale now.
    It is possible to select from 4 GUI sizes in 'Setup'.
    The texts shown in the patch-browser on Mac support hi-dpi drawing.
    The plugin detects the best GUI-size automatically.
    Added Digital-Signatures for the installers on PC
    Added Notarisation for the installers on Mac
    Support for Code-Signing on the Mac, since new hosts may require it to be able to run plugins
    Compatibility with MacOS Catalina
    Completely new AudioUnit interface


Enhancements:

    More harmonic overall sound.
    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.
    Higher precision audio-rendering.
    Workaround for a well-known bug in Apple's AU-manager: It is not longer necessary to reboot the Mac to detect the plugin.
    Some texts on newer OSX-versions were looking ugly.
    More contrast for the user-interface.
    Removed the ugly reflections of the borders from the GUI.
    PC-version is loading faster.
    Better compatibility with Windows 10.
    Activation-dialogue in also available in German.


New features and enhancements (standalone-version for PC):

    Added a recorder that can export your jam-session to a wav-file.
    The BPM-rate can be changed.
    Added a soft-clipping-algorithm with low harmonic distortion.
    The current patch can be saved on exit and is reloaded automatically on start.
    MME-driver support.
    Midi-through support with output-routing.
    Added Midi-velocity-curves with multipoint-splines.
    Optional Midi-transposition with up to +-48 semitones.
    Optional Midi-channel-filtering.
    The current BPM-rate, CPU-load and volume is shown on the top-panel.
    Tooltips are shown on the top-panel.
    Lower latency for the sound-card drivers.
    More responsive GUI with 120 Hz refresh-rate for smooth knob movements.


Fixes:


    The check-mark for the patch selector was missing in some hosts after closing and opening the GUI.
    Fixed some GUI glitches in the browser which could appear if very long names are used.
    Fixed the Y-coordinates of the texts on Mac.
    Fixed a rarely appearing crash on the Mac that could happen when the plugin was deleted while a tooltip was shown.
    Fixed a rarely appearing problem when envelope-parameters were not updated correctly.
    Fixed an unlikely crash on the Mac which happened if the plugin was closed immediately after opening the browser.
    Fixed a bug in the fast-sine-approximation on PC.
    Fixed a bug with list-selectors on Mac 64bit.
    Updated some deprecated links.


Changes:

    32-bit on Mac is not longer supported. If you still use it, install RayBlaster 2.5 instead.
    MacOS 10.7 is the minimum requirement now. If you use 10.6 or 10.5, install RayBlaster 2.5 instead.



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Re: RayBlaster 2.6 public beta
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2020, 08:18:58 PM »
In the updates and installers section the downloads of 32bit and 64bit for PC are identical, both contain the 2.5 version. Did I miss something? The demo download has the 2.6 version. How can I get the 2.6 beta version for the purchased Rayblaster?
« Last Edit: April 30, 2020, 08:35:06 PM by Deepbass »

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Re: RayBlaster 2.6 public beta
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2020, 11:54:54 AM »
The PC full version will follow soon. That's why the website says "Version 2.5 / 2.6 beta"

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Re: RayBlaster 2.6 public beta
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2020, 12:27:52 PM »
I know that it is a beta, but I canīt find it in the installers (.zip file). In both installers are the 32bit and 64 bit versions of Rayblaster 2.5. But I canīt see a 2.6 beta in them. Thatīs why Iīm asking, I would like to try it. 

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Re: RayBlaster 2.6 public beta
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2020, 08:57:33 AM »
The PC full version with v2.6 is still not available

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Re: RayBlaster 2.6 public beta
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2020, 02:51:58 PM »
I completely missed this was even in Beta.
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