Podium Releases

Podium 3.4.5

  • The shortcut keys for opening menus now uses the Menu key (Application key) instead of the Alt key. This avoids conflicts with current and future shortcuts for edit commands.
  • Replaced the toolbar File menu buttons with dedicated Project, Arrangement, Sound and Sequence menu buttons. The key shortcut Menu+P opens the Project menu, and Menu+N opens the editor object menu.
  • Added “Save Project and Sounds” command to the Project menu. Shortcut key Ctrl+S now invokes this command instead of the “Save Project” command.
  • Changed the shortcut key for toggling Automatic Solo from Shift+Alt+S to Alt+S.
  • The Tap Tempo button in the Tempo Event Properties dialog will round to 1 decimal.
  • Fix: Cut/Copy commands for effect tracks were copying the whole track chain instead of just the single effect track.
  • Fix: Merging sound events would produce a new sound with a wrong sample rate if the interface default samplerate was different than the arrangement samplerate.

Podium 3.4.4

  • Added “Crossfade dragged overlapping sound events” option to the tracks region properties dialog.
  • Improved performance and stability.

Podium 3.4.3

  • Added native support for FaderPort 8 and FaderPort 16 control surfaces.
  • Control surfaces have a new Tags page that allows selection and editing of track tags beyond those that can be reached with the track tag shortcut buttons. There are subpages for selecting tags and assigning tags to tracks.
  • Control surfaces have a new Setup page with subpages for Track Tags and Mackie Control. When “local tag selection” is enabled any track tag selections will not be synced with the arrangement editor track tag selection. Can be used to for example always show bus returns on a control surface group.
  • Updated the control surface chapter in the Podium guide to cover both MCU and FaderPort support. Switching between pages on a control surface will show the corresponding help page in the Podium help panel.
  • Added new commands to the track tag options menu that allow easy assignment of the tag to group of tracks with specific properties, such as soloed, muted, armed, input, source, returns, etc.
  • Fix: Crash would occur if the WaveformImageCache.db file could not be updated.

Podium 3.4.2

  • Fix: Release 3.4.1 had a bug causing timing issues when sending SysEx messages to some types of MIDI interfaces.

Podium 3.4.1

  • Updated MCU control surface support. Multiple control surfaces can now be configured in a group. Removed the help mode on the control surface and moved all help info to the Podium guide.
  • Track tags can be selected using the eight global buttons on MCU compatible control surfaces.
  • Added options menu to the help panel. When the “Control Surface Help” option is selected pressing a button on the control surface will show context help.
  • Added “Detected device” fields to the Control Surfaces page in the Interfaces dialog.
  • Removed the outdated driver time stamp option from the MIDI interfaces setup.

Podium 3.4.0

The entire Podium codebase has been revised to bring it up to date with modern coding practices and standards. The 3.4.x releases will be the last to support Windows XP.

Podium 3.3.3

  • Added “Plugin Database” command to the Setup menu. This will open the plugin database on a separate project page.
  • The plugin database page has a new panel with controls for configuring and scanning plugin folders.
  • The New Project page has been redesigned. The plugin and arrangement options have been removed.
  • Added dye and center options for the project wallpaper image.
  • Added a visual separation of the recent project tiles on the Start page.

Podium 3.3.1

  • The menu commands for saving project and track templates opens a standard file dialog instead of the previous custom dialogs.
  • Track template files can be dragged from the file browser onto the tracks region.
  • Included “Save Project As” in the arrangement editor File menu.
  • Fix: Saving track templates was not working properly in the 3.3.0 release.
  • Fix: Keyboard image in notes region was not drawn properly when contrast was set to less than 100%.

Podium 3.3.0

  • This release introduces a new Start page that provides a better overview and easier access to recently opened projects as well as all the projects in the main project folder. Each project is presented as a large tile that shows a screenshot of the last saved state.
  • Multiple project files can be open at the same time. Each open project is shown as a page tab in the project window. The menu items previously found under the “Project” menu is moved to the “File” menu on the Start page and the individual project pages.
  • The help system has been rewritten to show full sections loaded directly from the Podium guide document. The help sidebar will continually update to show help for whatever the mouse cursor is over.
  • The Podium UI can be translated to other languages. In this release most help sections and menus can be translated. In coming releases this will be extended so that eventually the entire Podium UI can be translated, all done by translating the single Podium guide document.
  • The Podium installer no longer installs files in the users AppData folder. Podium setup files are now by default stored in the “Zynewave Podium” subfolder in the users Documents folder. Upgrading an existing Podium installation will continue to use the old Podium.ini file in the AppData folder.
  • Added “Wallpaper image file” option to the Preferences dialog. If an image file is specified it will be used as a wallpaper on the Start page and on the pages for projects that do not have a custom wallpaper configured.
  • Added support for touch-screen scroll gestures in list boxes and various other scroll views.
  • A crash dump file (.dmp) is written to the Zynewave Podium documents folder if Podium crashes. If you email your crash dump files to Zynewave it will be a big help with bug fixes for future releases.

Podium 3.2.7

  • Updated VST plugin loading system. Previous Podium versions could make the UI unresponsive when loading large sample-based plugins. A progress dialog is now shown when plugins and presets are being loaded. The new system also fixes some issues with NI Kontakt and Reaktor.
  • Added “Offline bounce buffer size” option to the Preferences dialog. Previous Podium versions used a fixed buffer size of 128 samples. Setting this option to a smaller value can produce smoother automation curves, but some plugins will crash if the buffer size is set too low.
  • Added “Select All on Track” to the Select menu.
  • Optimized “Convert to unique cropped copy” when applied to large sound files.
  • Fix: The effect track properties dialog did not initialize the meter mode combobox.
  • Fix: Undoing a “Merge” of sequence/sound events could result in empty events.
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