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Podium 3.2.1

  • 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.

A new zynewave.com

Aug
11

Welcome to a brand new zynewave.com.

The Zynewave company and the original zynewave.com website was created in 2004. Until today the website has never received any major design updates. The new website you are looking at has been in development for almost a year and has been redesigned from the ground up, using the latest web design technologies.

Development of the new website was motivated by several factors:

  • The old website was beginning to show its age. Some of the third-party services, such as the wiki and forum, were no longer being developed and had become a security risk.
  • The layout of the new website is responsive. The layout will adapt to the screen sizes of smartphones, tablets and desktop monitors.
  • The new website integrates user accounts and shopping cart on zynewave.com, which makes it much simpler for customers to make purchases and access their software updates.
  • The new user account and shopping cart system automates a lot of tasks that previously were handled manually by Zynewave. This saves time that can be invested in software development in the years to come.

All user accounts and forum posts from the old website have been ported over to the new website. If you had an account on the old forum you can use your existing username and password to log in to the new website. Once you are logged in you have access to your software updates and forum posts from the Account menu. Please take a moment to verify the information on your profile page.

If you can’t remember if you previously had registered an account, use the Lost Password page to check if your email address is registered.

You can see the history of all your previous purchases on your account page. If you find that your purchase history does not match with your previous orders, please contact Zynewave about the matter.

The price of Podium licenses and upgrade periods remain the same, but VAT is for the time being not added for EU customers. This is due to the new shop setup which uses PayPal as payment gateway. The collection of VAT may change in the future. Also note that it is now possible to purchase 2-year and 3-year upgrade periods at a discount.

All previous purchases of 1-year license and upgrade periods have been converted to 2-year periods, as a thank you for your patience with the development of the new website.

I hope you like the new zynewave.com. If you have any feedback or suggestions for improvements, leave a comment below or use the email form on the contact page.

Sincerely,
Frits Nielsen


In case you wonder why this announcement is not the first post on the blog: The latest software release announcements and YouTube videos from the old website have been imported as posts and backdated to when they originally were published.

Photos used on the new website are kindly provided by:
pixabay.com, neriks.com, alexindigo

Podium 3.2.0

  • 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.

Podium 3.1.2

  • Fix: The 3.1.1 release had a bug where some older plugins failed to load.

Podium 3.1.1

  • Added support for Unicode file names and text input.
  • The Podium file browser sorts the file list according to the current user locale.
  • Added support for mice with 4-way scroll wheel.
  • When key focus is in the “Note name” field in the Note Map dialog, the Enter key will activate the “Edit next” button instead of the default OK button.
  • Rerendering a bounce track will truncate the bounced audio file to the length of the new bounce range.
  • Fix: Adding a new track with the master track hidden would not insert the new track as a child of the master track (Bug appeared in 3.1.0).
  • Fix: Pressing a track bounce button would not toggle bounce if other tracks were soloed.
  • Fix: The “Adjust tempo and stretch to align grid at cursor” command could freeze if the bpm value was not enabled in the tempo event.
  • Fix: Using the “Fade-In” and “Fade-Out” sound editor commands on a 32-bit fixed point file produced silence in the selected range.

Podium Free 2.42

  • Extended zoom snapshots with options for partial recall of horizontal/vertical settings.
  • Various improvements and bug fixes.

Podium 3.1.0

  • 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.

Podium 3.0.2

  • Added support for 64-bit ReWire in Podium x64.
  • Fix: Events copied with the Insert key were not always appended at the end of existing events.
  • Fix: Starting MIDI recording on a new track could skip the first note, if the note was short and overlapped a bar line.

Podium 3.0.1

  • 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 3.0.0

  • 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.
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