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Tuesday, June 07, 2011
by Randy Jones

Aalto 1.2 coming this Friday.

Hi there,

Aalto 1.2 for Mac and Windows will be available this Friday, June 10 at around noon Seattle time.

New in Aalto version 1.2:
- Mac and Windows VST versions
- 64-bit Mac AU / VST
- 64-bit Windows VST
- Improved performance (20-50% faster than version 1.1)
- Brand new patching interface
- New cross-platform preset format
- Improved dial ballistics
- Over 100 new presets from Alessandro Cortini, Richard Devine, Rory Dow, Surachai, Edward Ten Eyck and Madrona Labs.

Mac people, you are really going to enjoy so much more smoothness as compared to 1.1 --- I'm really happy to send this one out. The 20-50% is actually conservative, because I rewrote the display code to get rid of the glitching at lower buffer sizes that was especially bad in Live. So, when you were seeing only 50%CPU but hearing occasional glitches... no more.

Now I have to go make the scripts for the website that do the watermarking and emailing, and spend a little more time on the manual. I might be kind of quiet until Friday. Seeya then.