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Thu, Mar 16, 2017, 03:44

ditto here (OS X 10.9.5)

Tue, Feb 28, 2017, 06:06

to follow up, lots of my patches are sounding messed up with Aalto now - email sent thanks.

Fri, Feb 24, 2017, 13:50

just tried these with a test project with all 3 plugs - current versions ran at 70%, beta versions ran at 50%. great work, thanks randy!

Thu, Jan 05, 2017, 01:58

thanks randy - fixed now

Mon, Jan 02, 2017, 10:41

hi randy - same issue here. how can i get v1.2 to do this preset conversion? it's not on the main page anymore and obvs not in my account since the licensing change.

Mon, Jan 02, 2017, 10:33

heh yep that's it! defaulting to 2. cheers randy

Mon, Jan 02, 2017, 09:32

yep same here on 10.9.5 / Live 9.7.1

Fri, Nov 18, 2016, 04:42

it has been a while, yea :)

thanks for the update

Thu, Nov 17, 2016, 06:37

any news on these updates? cheers

Thu, Oct 06, 2016, 07:35

yea, virta can do this, no problem. try the demo!

add virta to a vocal track and paste this patch into it for a rough idea. you'll need to tweak it depending on vox levels, etc...

{
"key_voices": 2,
"key_mod": 1,
"key_bend": 7,
"key_unison": 0,
"key_glide": 0.010000,
"audio_level": -1,
"audio_compress": -24,
"audio_lo_cut": 20,
"audio_hi_cut": 19999.992188,
"audio_thresh": -14.360001,
"audio_quant": 0,
"lfo_rate": 1,
"lfo_ratio": 1,
"lfo_level": 0,
"lfo_host_sync": 0,
"lfo_shape": "sine one",
"lfo_rate_p": 1,
"lfo_level_p": 0,
"osc1_pitch": 220.000015,
"osc1_level": 0,
"osc1_formants": 0,
"osc1_peak": 0,
"osc1_shape": 0,
"osc1_noise": 0,
"osc1_type": "classic",
"osc1_p1_p": 0.500000,
"osc1_p2_p": 0.500000,
"osc1_pitch_p": 1,
"osc1_lin_pitch_p": 5,
"osc1_level_p": 1,
"osc2_pitch": 110,
"osc2_level": 0,
"osc2_formants": 0,
"osc2_peak": 0,
"osc2_shape": 0,
"osc2_noise": 0,
"osc2_type": "classic",
"osc2_p1_p": 0.500000,
"osc2_p2_p": 0.500000,
"osc2_pitch_p": 1,
"osc2_lin_pitch_p": 5,
"osc2_level_p": 0.500000,
"env_attack": 0.001000,
"env_decay": 1,
"env_sustain": 0.500000,
"env_release": 0.500000,
"env_level": 1,
"env_xvel": 1,
"env_attack_p": 0,
"env_decay_p": 0,
"env_sustain_p": 0,
"env_release_p": 0,
"formants_mode": "carrier thru",
"formants_pan_mode": "mono",
"formants_quantize": 0,
"formants_carrier_p": 1,
"formants_program_p": 1,
"formants_shift": 0,
"formants_stretch": 1,
"formants_q": 0.500000,
"formants_shift_p": 0.161000,
"formants_stretch_p": 0,
"formants_q_p": 0,
"gate_dry": 1,
"gate_wet": 1,
"gate_level": 1,
"gate_mode": 0,
"gate_decay": 1,
"gate_level_p": 0.250000,
"pitch_delay_input": 1,
"pitch_delay_input_p": 0,
"pitch_delay_lo_cut": 319.677246,
"pitch_delay_lo_cut_p": 1,
"pitch_delay_shift": 1,
"pitch_delay_shift_p": 1,
"pitch_delay_delay": 130.816681,
"pitch_delay_delay_p": 1,
"pitch_delay_ratio": 1,
"pitch_delay_hi_cut": 20000,
"pitch_delay_hi_cut_p": 1,
"pitch_delay_feedback": 0.359188,
"pitch_delay_feedback_p": 0,
"pitch_delay_diffuse": 1,
"pitch_delay_diffuse_p": 0,
"pitch_delay_dry_mix": 0.460000,
"pitch_delay_wet_mix": 0.350000,
"output_aux_gain": 0.683866,
"output_aux_gain_p": 0,
"output_aux_pan": 0,
"output_aux_pan_p": 0,
"output_in_gain": 1,
"output_in_gain_p": 0,
"output_in_pan": 0,
"output_in_pan_p": 0,
"patcher_matrix": {
"type": "signal",
"width": 19,
"height": 35,
"depth": 1,
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"key_scale": "12-equal",
"preset": "passthru",
"maker_name": "Madrona Labs",
"app_name": "Virta",
"app_version": 65538
}

Fri, Sep 30, 2016, 06:56

randy, while you're updating your plugs, any chance you could fix the patchcord multiselect deletion function? it has never worked for me on mac. as there's no actual delete key, fn+backspace should work, but this doesn't delete the patchcords. cheers.

Fri, Sep 23, 2016, 01:51

email sent cheers

Thu, Sep 22, 2016, 13:38

yip!

Thu, Sep 22, 2016, 13:23

Installed this on my MacBook Air running MacOS 10.12 Sierra (not my main machine!) and Virta isn't showing anymore in Live 9.6.2. I have prefs set up to accept apps from 'anywhere' so didn't see any Gatekeeper message. All other plugs still show (inc Aalto & Kaivo) after a full rescan in Live - it's just Virta beta missing.

Mon, Sep 19, 2016, 09:54

my old blue Aalto shirt has seen better days - high time for a new one :)

Wed, Aug 31, 2016, 13:59

ah ok, thanks randy! would love to see a fix for that one :)

Wed, Aug 31, 2016, 12:05

not sure if this is what you're talking about here, but Aalto and Kaivo have long had a problem with retriggering the Envs (gate > trig input on the env1 of Kaivo) when the daw's midi notes are 'cheek to cheek' on a 16th grid. When the synths have only one voice, they will only play the first note of a 'machine gunning' row of 16th notes, and you have to shorten the the midi notes so that the synths can have time to react.

Sat, Aug 13, 2016, 03:32

tight! cheers randy

Wed, Mar 30, 2016, 11:05

heh... you're right, technobear! i wasn't at my main daw computer when i replied and got my plugin routings muddled up (i've been messing a few new easter-sale plugin goodies as well as virta :)

it seems that as soon as you add a device infront of Virta (on a MIDI track), Virta stops receiving midi data - a Live shortcoming.

i'm now using it on a return track as you suggest - didn't know that midi could be routed to devices on return tracks, good to know!

Wed, Mar 30, 2016, 08:26

With Live, if you add Virta to a MIDI track and add a Gate device in front of it, you can set that Gate device to sidechain mode and keep the 'listen' button enabled to feed audio from any other track into the Virta track. This way, you only need one channel, not two. Group them into a Rack and save as a rack preset, then load this rack instead of Virta itself. Works great for me.

Tue, Aug 11, 2015, 05:24

Virta

colour me STOKED! any more details you'd care to share, randy?
cheers!

Thu, Nov 19, 2015, 04:54

keep your eyes on the madrona labs home page for news on a possible winter sale. there have been a few over the years - last year was a 5-day sale at the beginning of december.

Thu, Oct 15, 2015, 09:47

cool thanks

Thu, Oct 15, 2015, 05:27

hi randy. there's a nasty bug in 1.2.1 with the 'string' models in the resonator (osx 10.9.5). emailed you the details. cheers!

[edit] not a bug!

Thu, Oct 15, 2015, 08:40

ahh ok thanks. was just testing that patch again – i guess patching a superfast LFO-2D into the Granulator's Trigger wasn't helping with the insane volume levels - megastacked audio overload! the Limitier was working its ass off :)

Wed, Oct 14, 2015, 05:37

hi randy, did you receive the vid i emailed to you? it might have been too large but it seemed to send ok, with no 'undelivered' message.

Fri, Oct 09, 2015, 10:01

randy, use the preset that i emailed to you and try this in Live:
in Arrange view, arm the Kaivo track and press any note on a controller, then click around the Arranger grid... bow! bow! bow!

sent you a vid

Fri, Oct 09, 2015, 08:54

re: nordicauto's post about the sound when clicking... same in Live. just click anywhere in the Arrange view and Kaivo is retriggered.

Fri, Oct 09, 2015, 08:52

cheers randy - done that.

Fri, Oct 09, 2015, 03:58

my own presets sound quite different now, and not in a good way. they also sound more squashed, as though the builtin limiter is working harder to flatten louder levels. has the gain staging changed at all?
randy, any chance you could re-add the last installer to my account? i tried rolling back to a previous time machine backup of the vst file but it still opens as 1.2. thanks.