KV331 Audio has announced a new major update for their all-around software synthesizer
This update brings the following new features to SynthMaster:
Wavetable synthesis: SynthMaster now supports wavetables with up to 256 waveforms. Users can easily import wavetables by dragging and dropping files/folders on to the wavetable display. The wavetable display can show wavetables in 4 different ways: 2D Waveform, 2D Spectrum, 3D Waveform and 3D Spectrum. The factory waveforms and wavetables in SynthMaster One are also included in SynthMaster 2.9.
New Factory Presets: SynthMaster 2.9 comes with 150 new factory presets by Bluffmunkey, Aelyx Design and Gercek Dorman.
In-App-Store: SynthMaster 2.9 dramatically simplifies the workflow for purchasing, downloading and installing KV331 Audio products by introducing an ‘In-App-Store’ built right inside the plugin. Users can see the products that they’ve purchased, download and install the ones that are not on their system with the click of a button.
Internationalization (I18N): SynthMaster 2.9 brings support for UTF8 encoded file paths, so it’s now fully compatible with international users who use an operating system with a non-Ascii character set:
There are also critical bug fixes in this update:
When a skin is not found on the user's machine, SynthMaster crashes instead of loading the default skin
On MacOS, SynthMaster doesn't read wave files with uppercase file extension
SynthMaster crashes when wave file name is longer than 32 characters
SynthMaster might crash when waveforms are selected from a waveform dropdown for a preset that's saved before version 2.7
Some factory presets have missing waveforms
When number of waveforms is greater then 65535, SynthMaster might crash when selecting a waveform whose index is higher than 65535
SynthMaster doesn't play some of the presets (saved before version 2.7) correctly
When SynthMaster is rendering offline, program change messages should be processed synchronously
BT Silence waveform is not loaded correctly, causing clipping issues for the presets that use it
Fixed some layout issues with the Satyatunes skin
When the demo period of SynthMaster demo expires, SynthMaster might crash
SynthMaster doesn't send plugin version number when sending crash reports
When parsing note numbers from file names, the name is modified which might cause errors for multi-sampled waveforms
SynthMaster doesn't parse waveform/wavetable category correctly when they are under nested folders
Slope parameter changes in the reverse direction for the drive view control
Multisegment envelope generator doesn't sync correctly to tempo when envelope stage lengths are snapped to grid.
ADSR envelope generator doesn't sync correctly to tempo when envelope stage lengths are snapped to grid.
Lines are not drawn antialiased on Windows
SynthMaster saves empty favorite presets file
When length of directory names of imported waveforms/wavetables exceed a certain limit, SynthMaster One might crash
On MacOS, sub folder names are not parsed correctly because of the directory separator differences between Windows and MacOS
Preset author name is incorrectly initialized as 'Demo User'
Using mod wheel with modulation target/source/type dropdowns might crash SynthMaster One
SynthMaster crashes when image files defined in skin definitions don't exist 26. Number of waveforms/wavetables is limited to 16384
When switching presets, SynthMaster might crash
Curve view mouse wheel increment is incorrect
Mod Matrix Curve view doesn't handle transparent backgrounds
Compression view might cause SynthMaster to crash because of uninitialized variables
When user saves presets under sub folders of Presets folder, SynthMaster might crash
When number of held notes is greater than 64, SynthMaster crashes
GUIEditor saves rendered images twice in the skin definition file
Browser lists in default skins (Gray, Blue, Orange, Red) are not multi-select
GUIEditor generates separate images for each skin resolution, which results in increased setup file size
Satyatunes Blue skin looks blurry at resolutions greater than 100%
Phaser LFO volume is zero, resulting in no modulation for the Phaser effect
When listbox background style is not set, SynthMaster crashes
In chord mode, arpeggiator might not work correctly resulting in hanging notes or crashes
In chord mode, arpeggiator doesn't play the first note
Browser lists on the Satyatunes skin are not sorted
Arpeggiator view doesn't display steps in pages in classic up/down/etc modes.
Multi-line text is not drawn correctly
SynthMaster doesn't load archive files which are generated while saving user banks
Curve view control doesn't handle transparent colors
Compression view control doesn't handle transparent colors
2D Env view control doesn't handle transparent colorsLoFi view control doesn't handle transparent colors
Keyscaler control doesn't work correctly
Keyscaler control isn't displayed correctly when skin size is greater than 100%
LFO control doesn't handle transparent colors
Multistep LFO step volumes can not be adjusted with the mouse
The dual LFO control doesn't list waveforms on the popup menu
The dual LFO control doesn't handle transparent colors
The dual LFO control doesn't draw waveforms smoothly
When waveforms in a folder are dragged on to the wavetable display, the subfolders are not read
Frequency display controls don't draw curves smoothly
About KV331 Audio
KV331 Audio has been established in 2012 by a dedicated team of engineers, musicians and sound designers with the sole purpose of providing high quality virtual instruments for the global musician. Their flagship software synthesizer SynthMaster has received numerous awards from prestigious music technology magazines. Today, SynthMaster and SynthMaster One has more than 27k licensed users in more than 120 countries across the globe.