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Markus Krause

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RayBlaster 2.6
« on: June 04, 2020, 10:44:47 AM »
The update to v2.6 is a big update, which is available for free. It includes a big GUI, exciting new features, higher sound-quality, many 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.

Product page:
https://www.tone2.com/rayblaster2.html

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


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.