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Markus Krause

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Gladiator 3.1 PC public beta
« on: November 19, 2021, 02:57:48 PM »
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Gladiator PC (free update)

The update to v3.1 is available for free. It adds a VST3 version and adds a completely new standalone-version for PC.
Gladiator 3.1 is downward-compatible with all previous versions. All existing song projects and patches can be loaded without any further steps necessary.

New features:

- Added a VST3 version.
- You can select from 3 different installation types: Minimal (VST2 only), Default (VST2 + Standalone) and Full (VST2 + VST3 + Standalone).
- Added a Microsoft-approved certificate to the installer.


- More smart detection of the VST2 path.
- Higher performance, faster loading and faster saving.
- Updated some links.
- Slightly enhanced sound of the reverb.
- More precise timing in 44kHz.
- More linear frequency respone for very high frequencies.
- FreebeiHost.cfg and .log file is not longer created in VST2 directory.

New features (standalone-version):

- 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.

Enhancements (standalone-version for PC):

- Lower latencies for the soundcard drivers.
- More responsive GUI with 120 Hz refresh-rate for smooth knob movements.
- Many further small enhancements.


- The 32 bit version will not longer be updated. If you still depend on it, you can install Gladtaor 3.0 instead.


Steinberg advertises that their VST3 format should have 'many essential new features' and 'advantages' compared to competing plugin-formats.
In practise, we do not think that this is true for synthesizers, especially since VST3 does not offer proper MIDI support.


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Re: Gladiator 3.1 PC public beta
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2021, 11:13:47 PM »
The updates page shows version 3.1 for the 64-bit PC version, but the link downloads 3.0. The date on the installer even shows it is from 2018.

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Re: Gladiator 3.1 PC public beta
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2021, 08:53:33 AM »
I checked out the link above:
It works as intended and shows v3.1

The full installer on the main website is still not available. It will be online in two weeks.