Hi everyone, a major release is finally here - v1.6.0-RC aka “the return of the living dead”.
This release’s main focus is around the introduction of our commercial plugin store!
On top of that a few small additions will help alleviate some problems that we’ve been discussing around here.
Don’t forget this is a release candidate so please handle it with care.
We expect a testing period of just a few weeks.
Here are the goods:
At last we’re putting our mouth where the money is. No, wait!
Ok, so I can’t talk much because soon we’ll have an official release with full details on this. For now what matters is we implemented the support to have commercial plugins in our plugin store. It includes the full purchase experience in one place. Before buying you can install the plugin as trial which produces degraded audio. Once you buy the license the audio will no longer be degraded.
New implementation for pedalboard screenshot:
We had a solution based on phantomjs which would do the headless browser thing on top of our html UI. Then phantomjs project retired completely. So that clearly wasn’t going to work. After some hard work we finally got a solution that is not just better but more consistent and a lot faster (up to 50% depending on the pedalboard). It has its perks though. The plugin images are always the same (the knob position doesn’t change). Also the final image sometimes is not exactly the same as the original pedalboard. But the results are definitely an improvement over what was there before. We hope you all enjoy it. If this goes well we will probably go back and re-render all pedalboards in our feeds.
Renaming unstable -> beta
There was a large discussion about this here in the forum and we’re moving forward to change the (unloved) term “unstable”. From now on they are called “beta plugins”. The UI reflects that change.
Sharing pedalboards with beta plugins is enabled:
If your pedalboard includes a
unstablebeta plugin you can now share it to the public feed. There will be a specific filter in the pedalboard page (not yet visible - only when we get out of RC) and then some warnings along the way. But it’s totally possible now and officially supported. Only users that have beta plugins enabled will be able to install them.
Settings already existed but you had to know how to load it by hand and you had also to go back to it by hand. It was time to promote the settings screen to be part of the official UI. At the bottom right you’ll see an gear icon. Several advanced options are available which have tons of explaining in the page itself.
Display brightness control menu option
This has been a request for quite some time and it is finally here. It is now possible to dimmer down the backlights of the MOD Duo displays. Simply go to the Settings - long-press of Knob 1 - and adjust it to your wishes.
There are a few minors. Here they are:
- added settings button to bottom menu
- improve encoders usability
- bugfix when switching pb’s with a footswitch and scrolling through other banks at the same time (edited)
- added ‘featured’ section to plugin store
- fixed plugin version format to avoid confusion
- fixed bug where tab tempo input text was cut off
This has been longer than usual but I hope you all enjoy. We encourage you to provide your feedback, good or bad. Enjoy!
Because this release is still under testing, it won’t appear as an update in the web interface just yet.
You’ll have to manually download and apply the update file if you wish to try it out.
(Release testers, also known as ‘group 1’, will receive this update as usual)
Here’s the manual download link:
The upgrade procedure is explained at the top of our releases page, here: