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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.

Tue, Aug 18, 2015, 01:49

i've seen the same blowout a few times with Kaivo (your patch blows out here too when switching from int to host). i asked randy about this last year - he's aware of it and hopefully something can be done to fix it.

Thu, Feb 19, 2015, 09:01

Aalto 1.6 loses its GUI header in Live 9.2 beta (32bit)

Hi Randy. Just noticed that Aalto loses its GUI's window header bar when switching away from Aalto track and back to Aalto track again. Only happens in 32bit version. 64bit version keeps its GUI window header as expected. Cheers.

OSX 10.9.5

Tue, Feb 24, 2015, 09:46

-previous post edited for new info-

Fri, Feb 20, 2015, 02:40

hi randy, this issue is with the new version 9.2 (32-bit) beta

Sun, Feb 15, 2015, 02:22

same as technobear - automation is broken.
Aalto 1.6, OSX 10.9.5, Live 9.1.7

Mon, Dec 15, 2014, 12:51

'deep rubber bends' is chuckl's not mine (cool stab!) but thanks :)

Mon, Dec 15, 2014, 04:16

<Kaivo lfo_function="knights" res_mode="gut string" body_mode="frame drum" sample_name="default" pluginVersion="65792" presetName="_GAZPATCHIOS/leggit" scaleName="12-equal" key_voices="3" key_unison="1" seq_rate="0.018999997526407241821" seq_rate_p="-1.6800000667572021484" seq_range="48" seq_quantize="1" seq_glide="0.66999995708465576172" seq_value0="0.5" seq_value1="0.31000000238418579102" seq_value2="0.14999999105930328369" seq_value3="0.039999999105930328369" seq_value5="0.039999999105930328369" seq_value6="0.14999999105930328369" seq_value7="0.31000000238418579102" seq_value8="0.5" seq_value9="0.68999999761581420898" seq_value10="0.84999996423721313477" seq_value11="0.95999997854232788086" seq_value12="1" seq_value13="0.95999997854232788086" seq_value14="0.84999996423721313477" seq_value15="0.68999999761581420898" lfo_offset="0.50999999046325683594" lfo_offset_x="-0.46000003814697265625" lfo_offset_y="0.15999996662139892578" lfo_rate="219.999908447265625" lfo_level="0.28200000524520874023" lfo_quantize="1" lfo_offset_p="-0.020000040531158447266" lfo_rate_p="2.8800001144409179688" lfo_level_p="0.61999988555908203125" lfo_function_num="6" noise_peaks="5" noise_width="2" noise_falloff="0.40999999642372131348" noise_offset="-1.1175870895385742188e-08" noise_rate="0.26000002026557922363" noise_level="1.7799999713897705078" noise_auto="1" noise_filter="1" gran_position_x="0.5" gran_density="0.50000005960464477539" gran_pitch_env_p="0.89999997615814208984" gran_pan_p="-0.54000002145767211914" gate_mode="1" gate_decay="0" gate_leak="0.0099999997764825820923" res_position="1" res_brightness="0.25999999046325683594" res_pitch="55" res_nonlin="0.90999996662139892578" res_sustain="1" res_mode_num="3" res_brightness_p="0.51999998092651367188" res_pitch_p="0.99999994039535522461" res_pan_p="0.43999996781349182129" res_mix_wet="0.45999997854232788086" res_mix_dry="0.46999999880790710449" body_position_x="0.56000000238418579102" body_position_y="0.83999997377395629883" body_tone="0" body_pitch="-0.46000000834465026855" body_mode_num="4" body_position_x_p="-0.37999999523162841797" body_position_y_p="0.24999998509883880615" body_pitch_p="0.99999994039535522461" body_sustain_p="0.43999996781349182129" body_mix_wet="0.40999999642372131348" body_mix_dry="0.53999996185302734375" output_tilt="2" patcher_input_4="00000000000000000000000000000000000100000000" patcher_input_12="10000011000000000000000000000000000000000000" patcher_input_13="00000000000000000000000101000100010000010001" patcher_input_14="00000000000000000000000001000000000010100000" patcher_input_15="00000010000000000000000010001010000000000000" editor_x="118" editor_y="77" editor_width="967" editor_height="524" editor_num="1" editor_anim="1"/>

Mon, Dec 15, 2014, 03:32

<Kaivo lfo_function="circle" res_mode="gut string" body_mode="frame drum" sample_name="default" pluginVersion="65792" presetName="_GAZPATCHIOS/badflutes" scaleName="12-equal" key_voices="2" seq_rate="0" lfo_offset="0.19999998807907104492" lfo_offset_x="-0.34000000357627868652" lfo_offset_y="0.2199999690055847168" lfo_rate="0.04999999701976776123" lfo_level="0.27400001883506774902" lfo_quantize="1" lfo_offset_p="-0.2800000309944152832" noise_peaks="5" noise_width="0.25999999046325683594" noise_falloff="0.0099999997764825820923" noise_offset="-1.1175870895385742188e-08" noise_rate="0.43999999761581420898" noise_level="0.68000000715255737305" noise_auto="1" gran_position_x="0.5" gran_density="0.5" gran_pitch_env_p="0.89999997615814208984" gran_pan_p="-0.54000002145767211914" gate_level="0.42999997735023498535" gate_mode="1" gate_decay="1.5399999618530273438" gate_leak="0.0099999997764825820923" res_position="1" res_brightness="0" res_pitch="55" res_nonlin="0.90999996662139892578" res_sustain="1" res_mode_num="3" res_pitch_p="0.079999953508377075195" res_pan_p="0.43999996781349182129" res_mix_wet="0.45999997854232788086" res_mix_dry="0.46999999880790710449" body_position_x="0.66999995708465576172" body_position_y="0.56000000238418579102" body_tone="0" body_pitch="-0.46000000834465026855" body_mode_num="4" body_position_x_p="-0.25" body_position_y_p="0.32999998331069946289" body_pitch_p="-0.10000002384185791016" body_sustain_p="0.43999996781349182129" body_mix_wet="0.40999999642372131348" body_mix_dry="0.53999996185302734375" output_tilt="2" patcher_input_13="00000000000000000000000100000100010000010001" patcher_input_14="00000000000000000000000001000000010010100010" patcher_input_15="00001010000000000000000011001010010000000000" editor_x="118" editor_y="77" editor_width="1265" editor_height="685" editor_num="1" editor_anim="1"/>

Thu, Sep 18, 2014, 14:40

ok cheers. looking fwd to 1.6 then!

Thu, Sep 18, 2014, 09:44

wait for Aalto 'key trig' fix: 7 months and counting!

Thu, Aug 07, 2014, 12:15

FR: Aalto/Kaivo's own undo/redo history - like Fabfilter/AAS plugs

while i patiently await the Aalto 1.6 update, may i request an undo history per plug, separate from the DAW's own undo?!
so many times i've had a great sound, not saved/copied it, then screwed it up a few tweaks later, never to get it back as it was...
with plugs as complex as Aalto/Kaivo, having their own undo history would be mighty useful. Fabfilter and AAS plugs have nice systems with undo/redo icons on the giu's interface, to name a few...
p.s. the Aalto window size isnt remembered when closing and then re-opening its gui

Sat, Aug 09, 2014, 13:12

cool, thanks randy

Fri, Jun 20, 2014, 09:27

Aalto 1.5 has a bug (known about for 4 months now...) where the Key Trig switch's state is ignored when loading a preset - so it will always be switched off, leading to slightly different results every time. maybe that's the issue you're seeing.

Sun, May 04, 2014, 10:43

hi randy, what i meant was that the inlet amount dial for Host Ratio should ideally snap to the timing divisions. at the moment you have to rely on the division markers around the dial and match as best you can.

<Aalto pluginVersion="66816" presetName="default" scaleName="12-equal" key_voices="2" key_unison="1" seq_host="1" seq_retrig="1" seq_rate="0.25000005960464477539" seq_ratio="0.6666666865348815918" seq_rate_p="1.5999999046325683594" seq_steps="4" seq_offset_p="4" seq_pulse0="1" seq_pulse4="1" env1_decay="0.29000002145767211914" env1_sustain="0" env1_release="0.0099999997764825820923" env1_trig_select="2" env2_repeat="0" osc_pitch="110.0000152587890625" osc_waveshape="-0.20999997854232788086" gate_decay="0" output_pan_p="1" patcher_input_3="1010000000000000100000000000001" patcher_input_13="0000000000000000000100000000000" editor_x="0" editor_y="0" editor_width="1178" editor_height="806" editor_num="1" editor_anim="1"/>


Sat, May 03, 2014, 03:02

for me it's more important that all those bits - lfo, env2 repeat, waveguide - get host sync. also, feeding multiple voices into the Seq Rate when host-sync'd should sync the dif voices to multiple timing divisions. would be great for me!

Wed, Mar 26, 2014, 09:04

NICE! Bitwig's per-note expression available for VST 2.4 plugins

hi randy,
in the last beta they issued before today's v1.0 release, the notes had a very interesting addition:

NEW-Send note expressions to VSTs using GM2 spec (CA23 and SINGLE NOTE TUNING CHANGE, VST needs to canDo "receiveVstSysexEvent"

i asked dom@bitwig if he could clarity what this meant. he said:

"any interested VST developer can easily support our per-note expressions using standard and official midi sysex definitions, even in good old VST 2.4"

...which sounds great, except i have no idea if it's an easy thing to implement in Aalto or Kaivo. is this something that would even be possible?


Wed, Mar 26, 2014, 12:45

it was fixed a while back but it looks like the aalto 1.5 update broke it again.

Mon, Feb 17, 2014, 13:32

ok thanks

Mon, Feb 17, 2014, 06:10

hi randy, the 'key trig' state isn't loaded from presets at all here. lots of my patches use 'key trig' but they all load with it switched off.
also, when using Live and the qwerty kb to play notes, adjusting Aalto's gui makes it unresponsive to the notes. you need to click back on Live interface to play notes.

Mon, Feb 17, 2014, 05:35

hmm... 'key trig' state isn't loaded from presets at all here. lots of my patches use 'key trig' but they all load with it switched off.

Mon, Dec 16, 2013, 16:48

good to know! i've just got chromaphone so i can get busy wrangling that over xmas instead :)

Mon, Oct 07, 2013, 04:56


Fri, Aug 09, 2013, 08:53

these are sweet, bnek.

Fri, Aug 02, 2013, 10:41

i like using it for doubling of the pitch, for bleepy 8bit type sounds:

<Aalto pluginVersion="66560" presetName="blipblop" presetDir="" scaleName="12-equal" scaleDir="" seq_trig="1" seq_rate="0.215999946" seq_rate_p="2.07999992" seq_pw="72" seq_pulse_delay="0.5" seq_pulse1="1" env1_decay="1.4800005" env1_sustain="0" env1_release="0.680000007" env2_repeat="0" osc_index="3.74000001" osc_pitch="439.999939" osc_waveshape="-0.289999962" osc_index_p="-4.80000019" osc_waveshape_p="0.339999914" gate_decay="0" output_reverb="0.179999992" patcher_input_1="0000000000000000100000000000000" patcher_input_8="0000000000000000101000000000000" patcher_input_9="0000000000000000101000000000000" patcher_input_13="1000000000000010000100000000000" editor_x="156" editor_y="220" editor_width="912" editor_height="624" editor_num="1" editor_anim="1"/>