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Offline Dan

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NEW : VERSION 1.16 IS READY !
« on: October 26, 2012, 02:27:26 PM »
Hello everybody,

vArranger version 1.16 is available for download.

Here's what's new in this update :

- ROLAND STYLE FILE FORMAT SUPPORT !

- New MARKERS feature for MIDIFILES :



A marker is used to store a specific position in a Midifile.
vArranger will display the markers found in the Midifile, in the arranger's variations zone.
By clicking on one of the markers buttons, the Midifile playback will start directly to the position of this marker.
If the Midifile is being played, the change in position will be done at the end of the bar, for a smooth transition.
This is useful for example if the public wants to hear from you one more chorus. You click on the Chorus marker, and at the end of the current playing bar, a new chorus will be chained perfectly.

In OPTIONS / CONTROLLERS, it is possible to assign up to 15 markers to MIDI buttons, PC keys... (Section MARKERS)

It is also possible to use the buttons assigned to the arranger's VARIATION UP and VARIATION DOWN, to navigate through the markers, with the possibility to press the buttons several times in a row.

The third controlling option is to use the buttons usually assigned to changes the arranger's variations. To do this, use a Midifile editor and name the markers so that they contain one of the following text : Intro 1 or Intro 2 or Intro 3 or Ending 1 or Ending 2 or Ending 3 or Ending 4 or Main A or Main B or Main C or Main D or Fill In 1 or Fill In 2 or Fill In 3 or Fill In Break.
For example, if the marker is called "Main C" or "Solo Guitar Main C", you can go to the position of the marker by pressing the button or pedal assigned to the variation 3 of the arranger. Cool?


- SYNCRO OUT : Ability to synchronize vArranger with other MIDI software or synthesizers. To do this, check the Send Clock box, next to the concerned MIDI output.
For this to work, you must also configure the other MIDI software or synth to allow to synchronize to an incoming MIDI clock.
Thanks to this option, vArranger can play with another arranger, arpeggiator, sequencer, drum machine, etc. ...
If you are not using this feature, it is better to leave the box unchecked, as it continuously sends MIDI messages.



- You can now control vArranger with MIDI controllers that send SYSEX messages. (Eg arrangers buttons of Ketron SD3, Midjay, AUDYA ...)

- SYSEX messages are now displayed in the MIDI monitor.

- OPTIONS/MASTER: The older Ketron SD2 have a bug and freeze sometimes. A new option has been added MY SD2/SD4 FREEZES that, when checked, prevents those SD2 to crash, filtering some MIDI messages. This option is checked by default.
If your SD2 does not crash when reading the midifile crash test, it is better to unckeck it and all midi messages will be sent.

- The MIDI engine is smoother.

- Several optimizations on MIDI ports management.

- SAVE/STARTUP CONFIG : New option AUTOSTART MIDIFILE & MP3, who allows to start the music directly while selecting the song, without having to press START.

- STYLE MIXER : New screen with summary of the style settings, for each track, and each variation. (Ketron styles to come)
To display this new screen, right click on an arranger track and click on STYLE MIXER.




- PDF FILES SUPPORT ! Download and install the FREE Plug In here : http://www.varranger.fr/vforum/index.php/topic,802.0.html

- Display of the EXPRESSION (MIDI controller 11) by a red line on the vu-meter of each track. The Expression controller acts on the volume of the track.

- SOUND EDIT: New slider to allow expression change.

- SOUND EDIT : Viewing real-time movements of Brightness (CutOff freq), Wah value, Resonance, Expression, Attack, Pitch Range ...

- SOUND EDIT: VELOCITY FROM and TO buttons will auto-repeat until the mouse button is released.

- The SAVE SONG is smarter and save more parameters such as Volume, Sound (bank0, 32, et PC), MIDI PORT (1,2,3), FX1, FX2, FX3, FX2 Type, Pan, Brightness, Resonance, Expression, Attack, Release, PitchRange.

- You can now save the MANUAL BASS SUSTAIN. To do this, select Manual Bass, double click on the bass track, and change the value of the Release Time slider. You can then save this setting in SAVE STARTUP CONFIG.

- SAVE / SAVE LEFT SOUND : Once you have well tuned your left hand sound (LEFT 1 2 3), you can save it as a MULTI sound with this option.

- Improved rendering of Yamaha styles on Ketron SD2.

- Improved rendering of MegaVoices guitars on Yamaha styles.

- Yamaha styles that use the CubanKit will sound better.

- Style Engine Optimization, with a smart algorithm who reduces the latency in the beginning of the loops or when changing part.

- Transition from one style to another is less perceptible.

- VARIATION UP/DOWN. You can now press several times in a row on those buttons, to change variations up and down. Eg to go from variation 1 to 4, press the button VARIATION UP 3 times in a row.

- New button on the DRAWBARS window for LESLIE SLOW / FAST. You can assign this button in OPTION/CONTROLLERS.

- The mouse pointer disappears when it is on the score and not moving for more than 10 seconds ...

- SAVE SONG button added in the SONG CHORDS : This launches the SAVE SONG screen, with the SONG CHORDS box already checked!

- Small adjustments on score display.

- Double-click on the score don't maximize the window anymore, except on the top of the window. (To avoid enlarging the window if you click too quickly to turn pages)

- Enhanced GS mode

- Enhanced GM2 mode

- Other improvements...

- You can save the startup position of the main vArranger screen, by right clicking on the window and select ' SAVE WINDOW POSITION '

- You can save the startup position of the karaoke screen, by right clicking on the window and select ' SAVE WINDOW POSITION '

- When you load a song, you already know that you can automatically display a score together with the song, if you put a jpg, pdf, ... file into the SCORE folder. You can now disable the automatic displaying of the score, by right clicking on the LYRICS button, and unckeck DISPLAY SCORE OF THE SONGS.

- You can now disable the automatic displaying of the lyrics of the midifiles, by right clicking on the LYRICS button, and unckeck DISPLAY LYRICS OF THE MIDIFILES

- You can now disable the automatic displaying of the karaoke of the midifiles, by right clicking on the KARAOKE button, and unckeck DISPLAY KARAOKE OF THE MIDIFILES

- Those 2 last options are not on the SAVE STARTUP CONFIG. screen anymore.



- Corrections :


- If there are tempo changes within a midifile and you navigate through the midi file with the blue progress bar, the correct tempo will be applied.

- The progress bar on 12/8 midifiles has been corrected.

- The midifiles with more than 320000000 clock ticks have been corrected.

- The midifiles with more than 128 tracks have been corrected.

- If a midifile is playing, you can select a style. The transition will be done at the end of the bar.

- Midifile: if a signature change is present in the middle of the midifile, but not at it's beginning, vArranger was displaying an error message.

- Brightness variations in midifiles are now played.

- Yamaha Styles, guitar mode, some root notes were played an octave too high, if the track was set as bass in CASM.

- Yamaha Styles, parameters of some styles that include many different parameters depending the section, are now correct.

- Yamaha Styles : Styles recorded with mM7 or mM7(9) chords have been fixed.

- Yamaha Styles : The initial settings were recalled sometimes at the beginning of the loop.

- Some Yamaha styles created from midifiles without CASM section did not sound. eg Mazouka style.

- On GM/GM2/GS/XG mode, some high treble notes could be heard.

- Correction of the chorus effect for GM/GM2/GS/XG sound modules.

- If you change the tempo with a controller, if the range is exceeded, the display is now correct.

- With the Arranger stopped, selecting a FILL IN, the style parameters are correct.

- If you minimize the vArranger window, and then you restore it to the screen, the variations/intro/ending were not always displayed correctly.

- A crash could occur with vArranger unable to shut down, if a MIDI device is not working properly, has been fixed.

- When selecting a number of sound that is not in the MYSOUNDS bar using a controller, there was an error. eg 6 sounds are present in the bar, but you ask for the sound #7.

- Fixed LED display on 6/8 rhythms on Yamaha and Roland styles.

- With Sync start = ON, clicking on HOLD was starting the arranger.

- Correction : With HOLD = OFF, instrumental tracks will be muted when ALL the notes of the chords will be released

- If you select COUNT IN, then STOP, then START, the count in was repeating and did not chain on the variation.

- Other adjustments...

- Fixes from Beta 8 :

- INS : Some INS files were not displayed correctly.

- INS : Selecting a drum sound on a drum track from the INS screen is corrected.


And as usual, the update is FREE for all owners of a vArranger license.

ENJOY !!

Dan

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Re: NEW : VERSION 1.16 IS READY !
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2012, 11:28:31 PM »
Dan,

How do we get the final release version of 1.16 I went to the Real Vision link you sent for Beta and it no longer works.

Thanks,

Terry

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Re: NEW : VERSION 1.16 IS READY !
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2012, 01:08:55 AM »
Absolutely brilliant Dan - exceptional work!!

Many thanks

Dennis

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Re: NEW : VERSION 1.16 IS READY !
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2012, 01:37:26 PM »
Hi Dan,

I would like a link to the final version 1.16 too! The one for the beta versions isn't working any more.
Thanks!
Angel

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Re: NEW : VERSION 1.16 IS READY !
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2012, 06:19:01 PM »
Like Dennis said, it is brilliant.

Can you save a muted track and transposition in a midifile yet ?

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Re: NEW : VERSION 1.16 IS READY !
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2012, 11:08:14 AM »
Not yet :( I know you are waiting for it long time !

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Re: NEW : VERSION 1.16 IS READY !
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2012, 12:13:27 PM »
Thanks Dan

If it was  a simple task, I know you would have done it. Thank you for your consideration.

Bernie

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Re: NEW : VERSION 1.16 IS READY !
« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2012, 12:43:28 PM »
It's not so hard, but was working on other parts of vArranger..

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Re: NEW : VERSION 1.16 IS READY !
« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2012, 02:11:19 PM »
I am glad to hear that because it is the only reason I use other means to sing over midifiles.  Maybe next time.

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Re: NEW : VERSION 1.16 IS READY !
« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2012, 03:36:45 PM »
Does your midifile transpose should be disconnected from the keyboard transpose, or not?

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Re: NEW : VERSION 1.16 IS READY !
« Reply #10 on: October 29, 2012, 05:13:40 PM »
Hi Dan,
Thank you for your work and customer loyalty.   I have been feeling better but not great yet but I should be able to spend some time with vArranger this week and try out all the new fabulous features.

Deane

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Re: NEW : VERSION 1.16 IS READY !
« Reply #11 on: October 29, 2012, 09:46:09 PM »
Dan

It does not involve the keyboard in any way.

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Re: NEW : VERSION 1.16 IS READY !
« Reply #12 on: November 04, 2012, 08:11:51 PM »
Hello Dan, can I have version 1.16 please? :)

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Re: NEW : VERSION 1.16 IS READY !
« Reply #13 on: November 21, 2012, 08:18:21 PM »
Hi Dan,

Please send me your new Version 1.16

Thank you,

John Graham

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Re: NEW : VERSION 1.16 IS READY !
« Reply #14 on: December 09, 2012, 08:01:08 AM »
Dan,

Can you please advise how to get the version 1.16 download link?

Regards

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Re: NEW : VERSION 1.16 IS READY !
« Reply #15 on: December 09, 2012, 09:57:00 AM »
Sent

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Re: NEW : VERSION 1.16 IS READY !
« Reply #16 on: December 09, 2012, 01:51:51 PM »
Hi Dan,

Please send me your new Version 1.16

Thank you,

Peter.

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Re: NEW : VERSION 1.16 IS READY !
« Reply #17 on: December 15, 2012, 02:42:01 PM »
Will you be making an Ipad version of vArranger ?
That would be really useful ...

Thanks,
 
Steve.

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Re: NEW : VERSION 1.16 IS READY !
« Reply #18 on: December 16, 2012, 12:41:05 AM »
Hi Steve,

No iPad version for now. I admit that it shoud be really usefull.