The Podium Guide PDF file has been removed from the installer and replaced by an updated Podium Guide html document.
Context help is using the installed Podium Guide html document instead of the old online guide on the zynewave.com wiki website. Context help can be opened by clicking Help buttons in dialog windows or by pressing Shift+F1 with the mouse cursor positioned on an element in the Podium UI.
Included a new Podium Release History html document that collects all release notes starting with the first public release in 2004. The document can be opened from the Podium Help menu or the Podium program group in the Windows start menu.
The Podium setup file stores plugin paths separately for 32-bit and 64-bit. This eliminates the need to reconfigure the plugin paths when switching between the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Podium.
When Podium tries to detect VST plugin folder locations, it now also looks in “Program Files\Common” and any subfolders named either VstPlugins or VST2.
Improved security when saving project and sound files. A saved file is now flushed to disk before the temporary backup file is deleted. This should prevent cases where a file could become corrupt if the PC power was switched off before the harddisk had flushed its write cache to the physical drive.
Fix: The plugin quarantine list and plugin crash logfile used during plugin scanning were not working correctly due to a Unicode file format mismatch.
Note editor: Added “Adjust Velocities…” to the edit menu. The edit dialog contains controls for: Value, strength, offset, randomization and preview. Enabling the “Clipboard” option will fetch the velocity value from the first available note event on the clipboard.
Note editor: Added “Adjust Transposition…” to the edit menu. The edit dialog contains controls for octaves and semitones as well as a preview option.
Note editor: Added “Invert Notes”, “Reverse Notes”, “Invert Velocities”, “Reverse Velocities” to the edit menu.
Velocity region: Alt+Click+Drag over note bars to offset velocities. Offset amount is controlled by dragging up/down. A horizontal offset alignment line is drawn while dragging.
Velocity region: Ctrl+Click+Drag to adjust velocities of selected events. Up/down offsets velocities. Left/right compresses/expands dynamic range centered around clicked velocity value.
Velocity region: Shift+Click to start dragging a marquee selection of note events whose velocities fall within the marquee.
Curve editor: Added “Adjust Points…” to the edit menu. The edit dialog contains controls for: Value, strength, offset, randomization and preview. Selecting the “Clipboard” option will fetch the point value from the first available point event on the clipboard. If the edited curve sequence controls gain or send levels, the values are entered as dB. MIDI parameters use 0-127 value range, and all other paremeters use percentage values.
Arrangement editor: Added “Adjust Sound Events…” to the edit menu. The edit dialog contains controls for: Gain value, gain strength, gain offset, panning, fade-in/out times and curve shape, and clipboard option.
Reorganized the edit menu. Inactive menu commands that were previously hidden are now shown as grayed out, to make the appearance of the edit menu more consistent.
The bus return section (optionally shown docked in the mixer) no longer includes parent group tracks.
Updated the bundled zPlugins to support Unicode preset and parameter names.
Added a new “Control Surfaces” page to the Audio/MIDI setup dialog. The page replaces the old “Detect Mackie compatible control surface” option on the MIDI page.
Up to eight Mackie Control compatible devices can be configured. Surfaces can be combined by specifying increasing channel offsets for the following surfaces in the list. Each surface chain that is configured with a starting channel offset of zero will act as a separate surface with its own channel navigation, allowing multiple users to work simultaneously and independently on the same arrangement.
Added support for Mackie and Logic Control XT (extender) control surfaces.
Added support for devices that partially or fully emulate the Mackie Control.
The control surface channels will map to the tracks that are visible in the UI. Collapsing group tracks or selecting track tags will thus affect which tracks are mapped to the control surface.
The 32-bit and 64-bit ReWire.dll file is now included as an option in the Podium installer.
Fix: Fixed various bugs related to the Mackie MCU support.
Fix: The audition option in the file browser did not work reliably.
Fix: When auditioning MIDI files in the browser, a crash could occur if the loaded arrangement did not contain any tempo events.
The installer now logs the folders where the Podium application and the Zynewave plugins are installed. Future Podium installers will use these folders as defaults, so that you don’t have to select your customized folders each time you update Podium.
Podium x64 will save the plugin database, plugin scan and plugin quarantine logs with _x64 appended to their filenames. This avoids conflicts when running both Podium x64 and Podium x86 on the same PC. The change means that Podium x64 will rebuild the plugin database the next time you create a new project.
Improved robustness against crashing VST plugins.
Fix: Pressing middle mouse button while hovering over a note event would not repaint the note properly.
Podium is now available in both 64-bit (x64) and 32-bit (x86) builds. Podium x64 requires 64-bit Windows OS and 64-bit VST plugins. The Zynewave zPEQ, zReverb and zPitch plugins are also ported to x64.
Added “Enable jBridge x86/x64 VST plugin wrapping” option to the preferences dialog. The jBridge third-party software can be used to load both 32-bit and 64-bit VST plugins when running Podium x86/x64 on a 64-bit Windows OS. Podium will detect if jBridge is installed, and invoke it when scanning and loading VST plugins that use a different processor architecture. It is not necessary to use the jBridger tool to create wrapped dll files.
Podium releases are now created with a different installer tool that supports x64 packages. The zip file download contains separate x86 and x64 installers. The new installer presents the Podium application and the Zynewave plugins as independent features. The plugins are by default installed as a subfolder under Podium, as it was done with previous installers, but you can now customize the folder to for example place the plugins in your main VSTPlugins folder.
Changed the version numbering from x.xx to the more common x.x.x scheme. The third number in the version text represents maintenance revisions.
Removed the date expiration in the Podium demo.
Fix: Solved an issue where inserting a VSTi inside of eXT2 would cause the Podium play cursor animation to stop.