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Author Topic: Gladiator 3.5.4  (Read 1623 times)

Markus Krause

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Gladiator 3.5.4
« on: November 02, 2022, 01:53:31 PM »
The update is available for free for all Gladiator 2 and 3 users.
It includes a bigger GUI, many anhancements and native Apple M1 ARM support for Mac.

Download link (free demo and update):

New features:

Added a huge GUI that is suitable for WQHD or 4K screens.
You can select form 6 different sizes for the interfaces (small/ medium/ big, with/without editor).
Added a VST3 version for Mac (M1 native and Intel).
Added a standalone version for Mac (M1 native and Intel).
Completely new AudioUnit interface (M1 native and Intel).
VST version supports M1 native.
The patch browser is available in 3 different sizes.
The best size for the GUI is detected automatically.
The lists display checkmarks for the currently selected items.
Menu entries can be quickly selected with the mousewheel.
All parameters are available for the DAW's automation now.
HiDpi font support for the patch-browser.
Help->'Show version info' displays the mode in which the plugin is running (ARM/Intel).


The 3D effect of the GUI's knobs is more subtle.
Changing the GUI size can now be done with a more comfortable list selector.
The spectrum displays have more contrast.
Much faster loading times on M1 Macs.
The native M1 support results in 20% lower CPU use compared to Rosetta2 Mode.
More responsive GUI on M1 Macs.
Fine-tuned the corrdinates of the knobs.
Many small enhancements.


Several small compatibility fixes for MacOS 11 and MacOS 12.
Workaround for Apple's unrelieable AudioUnit validation. It is not longer necessary to reboot the Mac after an installation.
Workarounds for many DAWs which did not resize the VST3 plugin properly.
Automation in the VST3 version did not work with parameters that were located behind the 10th slot.
Workaround for a bug of Ableton and FL Studio which do not properly stick to the AudioUnit2 standard and did not display the AudioUnit.
Workaround for a bug of Ableton which did not configure the Automation parameters of the VST3 version properly.
Workaround for a bug of Reaper which did display automation parameters incorrectly.
Fixes an issue that did cause bad GUI performance after a while.
Fixed a possible crash.


AudioUnit and VSTi are now a Universal Binary for 64bit Intel and M1.
Apple's development tools are unable to build 32bit Intel binaries when you support M1. Sadly we had to drop support for it.
Apple's Notarisation and the M1 support requires a MacOS version higher or equal than 10.11. If you still use an older version you must stick with Gladiator 3.0.