ForumsNews ← Kaivo 1.3.3 beta available

Wed, Aug 09, 2017, 11:16

I've fixed a few issues and uploaded a new beta version for intrepid Kaivo users: Kaivo1.3.3b1.

This beta is for Mac OS only. I plan to ship the final Mac version as well as the Windows version next week. I'll also update the other plugins with the relevant fixes then.


  • bugfix: the sequencer was not retriggering from reset input
  • bugfix: .kbm mappings were not always using all notes
  • bugfix: .kbm mappings were not setting reference note properly
  • fixed a rare condition where the metal string resonator could lock up

If you noticed any changes in how your patches behaved after installing Kaivo 1.3.1, hopefully the sequencer fix will get them back in shape.

Wed, Aug 09, 2017, 14:04

Didn’t know I can post in Stereo here ;-) Sorry.

Wed, Aug 09, 2017, 14:04

Thanks a lot!

Mon, Sep 11, 2017, 02:22

Hello Randy,
can you share any news concerning new non beta updates - maybe with performance optimizations - or is it still too early for that? Thank you.

Mon, Sep 11, 2017, 11:04

I'm finishing up this bugfix release currently. Please stay tuned!

Tue, Sep 12, 2017, 03:38

I will. No hurry. I only am curious :)
Happy programming.

Thu, Oct 12, 2017, 08:00

Should I use this instead of 1.3.2 ?

Thu, Oct 12, 2017, 10:43

If you are interested in helping out with testing, you can use the beta and give me feedback. If you are more interested in getting music made, use a stable version (in this case, 1.3.2). This beta process has been longer than usual and hopefully will be wrapping up soon.

Sun, Nov 26, 2017, 03:58

Christmas deal ? 2017 ?

Sun, Nov 26, 2017, 10:15

I'll do a little something this winter.

Tue, Jan 09, 2018, 02:44

Hello Randy,
can you tell already when there will be further updates for PC users? I still get this KAIVO freeze in Cubase as described earlier.

KAIVO and AALTO have become (beside the fantastic and unmatched U-he Synth) my absolute favorite Synth and I absolutely am looking forward for a stable and (maybe) out of beta-status KAIVO update.

Best wishes and happy and creative programming and a joyful new year to you :)

Tue, Jan 09, 2018, 07:07

Thanks for the good words. I'm looking forward to getting this release out ASAP so I can focus on the next plugin! Hopefully, before this month is over. Thanks for your patience.

Tue, Jan 09, 2018, 14:21

No problem - Good things take time :)

Sun, Feb 04, 2018, 07:20

false alarm, deleting post about crackling. my samples were set too low. My apologies for taking up precious space...

Sun, Apr 22, 2018, 01:39

Hi Randy,
it´s been a while. Can you already share some news concerning update shedule for the optimization process? Please remember that I and another user have constant freezes (we described that issue in another thread) and the CPU usage is far too heavy. It would be a joy seeing this plugin in a "final" state some day. I am just not using it right now. It feels so unfinished and unstable...and that´s a pity :)
Thank you in advance and joyful programming.

Mon, Apr 23, 2018, 08:47

The next release will not be about optimization, but rather fixes to scale and note handling and some other bugs that are on the list. I hope these address your stability issues.

I'm currently working on another project for Superbooth coming up next week. Afterwards I'll return to plugin work full time.

Thanks for your support and your patience.

Tue, Apr 24, 2018, 01:49

As always. Thank you for your information, Randy. I am patient but I am a little disappointed too...but nothing to worry about :)
As long as it is save that you will optimize and make a final version some day its more than okay for me.

I cannot state enough how much I love this synth...I´d love to work more with it while having that "stable-feeling" and a better usability. I think for what KAIVO can do and how it sounds, this instrument is totally unmatched on the VST-markoet :o) Please do maintain it further.

How long did it take to make AALTO a final version?

Joyful programming/ Regards

Wed, Apr 25, 2018, 08:02

There is no doubt that I will be continuing to improve Kaivo and all the plugins. Right now there has been longer between updates than usual because I'm working on other things.

All my plugins are considered ready for sale at version 1.0. After that they continue to improve, hopefully.