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Markus Krause

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RayBlaster 2.7 public beta (PC)
« on: January 11, 2022, 04:02:59 PM »
RayBlaster 2.7 (PC)

The update to v2.7 is available for free for all RayBlaster users. It extends the PC version with a VST3 version and adds several enhancements.
RayBlaster 2.7 is downward-compatible with all previous versions. All existing song projects and patches can be loaded without any further steps necessary.

Download link:
https://www.tone2.com/Tone2_RayBlaster_demo_X64.zip

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.

Enhancements:

- More beautiful keyboard graphics.
- More contrast.
- More smart detection of the VST2 path.
- Slightly higher performance.
- Smaller binary and slightly faster loading.
- More precise timing.
- Higher sound-quality in 44 kHz, 48 kHz and 88 kHz sample-rate.
- Further optimisations against denormalisation.
- More robustness.
- Several small enhancements.

Fixes:

- Workaround for the badly designed audio architecture of FL Studio. It is not longer necessary to enable 'Use fixed size buffers' to avoid crackles.

Changes:

- Microsoft dropped support for 32-bit Windows. As a result, we will not longer provide updates for it. If you still depend on it you can install v2.6 instead.

Notes:

Steinberg advertises that their VST3 format has 'many essential new features' and 'advantages' compared to competing plugin-formats.
In practise, we do not think that this is true for synthesizers, since VST3 does not offer proper MIDI support.
That's why we recommend to use the VST2 version if your DAW supports both formats.