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Tue, Feb 19, 2013, 16:36

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Thu, Aug 18, 2011, 12:08

<Aalto pluginVersion="66054" presetName="cpu-trill-up" scaleName="12-equal" scaleDir="" key_voices="3" key_unison="1" key_glide="0.0100000007" seq_trig="1" seq_rate="1" seq_offset="8" seq_offset_p="2" seq_range="36" seq_quantize="1" seq_value1="0.0666666701" seq_value2="0.13333334" seq_value3="0.200000003" seq_value4="0.266666681" seq_value5="0.333333343" seq_value6="0.400000006" seq_value7="0.466666669" seq_value8="0.533333361" seq_value9="0.600000024" seq_value10="0.666666687" seq_value11="0.733333349" seq_value12="0.800000012" seq_value13="0.866666675" seq_value14="0.933333337" seq_value15="1" seq_pulse10="1" lfo_freq="3.00000072" lfo_level="0.789999962" env1_decay="3.33000374" env1_sustain="0.0799999982" env1_release="1.26000035" env1_xvel="0" env2_repeat="4.02968931" env2_release="0.320000082" env2_xenv1="2" osc_timbre="0.189999998" osc_pitch="110.000015" osc_ratio_p="4" osc_timbre_p="1" osc_waveshape_p="0.370000005" osc_mod_out="0.409999996" gate_decay="1.75999999" gate_level_p="0.50999999" delay_input="0.0799999982" delay_peakfreq="2318.99951" delay_drive="0" delay_feedback="0.219999999" delay_freq="13.7493668" delay_output_wet="4" delay_output_dry="0.479999989" filter_cutoff="19999.9805" filter_mix="-0.49000001" output_input_gain="1.71999991" output_pan="-0.660000026" output_reverb_p="-0.0500000119" output_pan_p="0.679999948" patcher_input_1="000000000000100000000000000" patcher_input_3="010000000000000000000000001" patcher_input_6="000000001000000000000000000" patcher_input_9="000000000000100000000010000" patcher_input_10="000000000000001000000000000" patcher_input_11="000000000000000100000000000" patcher_input_12="000000000001000000000000010"/>

Thu, Aug 18, 2011, 13:44

<Aalto pluginVersion="66054" presetName="absolutely_stabulous" scaleName="12-equal" scaleDir="" key_voices="4" key_unison="1" key_glide="0.00600000098" seq_trig="1" seq_rate="0.00200000033" seq_offset_p="1" seq_range="36" seq_quantize="1" seq_value1="0.643593788" seq_value2="0.461618423" seq_value3="0.723214328" seq_value4="0.00892853737" lfo_freq="0.26000008" lfo_level="0.629999995" lfo_freq_p="-4" env1_decay="0.680000007" env1_sustain="0.149999991" env1_release="0.980000019" env2_repeat="0" osc_ratio="4" osc_index="1.16999996" osc_timbre="0.189999998" osc_pitch="219.999863" osc_waveshape="-0.389999986" osc_ratio_p="-4" osc_offset_p="9.99998474" osc_index_p="-2.24000025" osc_waveshape_p="-1" osc_carrier_out="0.280000001" osc_mod_out="0.140000001" gate_mode="1" gate_decay="1.18999994" gate_level_p="0.359999895" delay_input="0.659999967" delay_peakfreq="1287.00024" delay_drive="0" delay_peakres="-1.36000013" delay_feedback="0.389999986" delay_freq="1.71937466" delay_input_p="-1" delay_peakfreq_p="1.77999973" delay_drive_p="0.24000001" delay_feedback_p="-1" delay_output_wet="1.67999995" delay_output_dry="0.799999952" filter_cutoff="20" filter_mix="0.370000005" filter_cutoff_p="2.50999975" filter_q_p="1" filter_mix_p="0.849999905" output_pan="-0.290000021" output_reverb_p="0.0599999428" output_pan_p="0.149999976" patcher_input_1="000000000000100000000000000" patcher_input_3="010000000001000010000100001" patcher_input_4="001000001000010000100001100" patcher_input_9="000000000000101000000000000" patcher_input_10="000000000110001000000011001" patcher_input_11="000000000000000100001010010"/>

Mon, Jan 21, 2013, 15:16

"1.3.2 update coming later this week"

Thu, Jan 10, 2013, 14:14


Thu, Jan 10, 2013, 05:55

feat req: when host-sync'd, sync all voices fed into the ratio inlet

e.g. when the host ratio inlet is fed from the vox output with 2 or more voices as controls, it would be very cool if they all sync'd to their nearest ratios.

Wed, Jan 09, 2013, 15:12

definitely! having the option to use an external audio signal instead of 1 (or both!) oscillator(s) would be very boss. mmm...

Fri, Jan 04, 2013, 08:20

"Live won't record audio out of a synth unless you are in render mode."

you can just create a new audio track and set its input to 'resampling'. it will record all the audio going on inside Live. i use it all the time.

Fri, Dec 14, 2012, 04:15

just plug the Pitch output into the waveguide's freq input

Wed, Nov 14, 2012, 18:17

lots to love in this update!
noticed right away that some of my own patches sound very different between 1.2.6 and 1.3 (it's not just the new UI that's making me hear imaginary difference!). i have both running side-by-side in Live with same patches loaded in each and there's definitely a softer sound to 1.3 with certain patches. but others sound pretty much identical. interrrresssting! gonna take a while to get used to this!

Wed, Nov 14, 2012, 17:22


Wed, Nov 14, 2012, 17:15

no 'my downloads' here either.
clicking 'my account' takes me to the profile edit page...?

Fri, Oct 26, 2012, 06:03

Aalto appears in the slideshow of Gerhard Behles' Live 9 Launch ...


dunno why i was suprised to see it there. i still see it as a secret weapon synth, i guess :) but its in pretty good company! Aalto, NI FM8, U-He DIVA, AAS Chromophone (and err.. Steinberg Halion...?)

Thu, Oct 25, 2012, 10:18

newsletter said 2 weeks

Wed, Oct 17, 2012, 05:59

feat.req: voices heard can differ from voices used as controllers

example: you have the 4 voices used as a 4-way freq splitter patched into the cutoff, but you only want to hear the one voice, not all 4.

would be cool, but i understand this might not be possible with the current architecture. just thinking aloud... :)

Tue, Oct 16, 2012, 08:32


Tue, Oct 09, 2012, 03:44

sweet! i hadn't noticed that 'step' inlet.

Tue, Aug 28, 2012, 08:13

sounds v.handy! and a nice way of avoiding the midi map thing for each preset.

Mon, Aug 27, 2012, 14:24

ello ello... what are those 2 extra KEY outputs (x1 & x2, it looks like)? intrigued!

Tue, Aug 07, 2012, 13:26

nice! new bits i see:
a random button for the seq, and inlets for lfo's volume and env2's delay & attack (translucent?). also noticed that the 4-voice indicator is gone. is this because of soundplane integration? anyway looking fwd to it! cheers for the peek :)

Tue, Aug 07, 2012, 09:38

hahah! great news. now i'll never forget (to RTFM).

Mon, Aug 06, 2012, 14:24

hey randy, any chance of peeping those 1.3 gui tweaks you mentioned in the newsletter?

Fri, Jul 13, 2012, 17:36

cheers fellas. porfiry, there's nothing humorous about your happy sweatshop patch. thats some creepy shit. kudos! but i'm going to turn it off now. freaking me out! techmonk, hah thats awesome - lets hear em sometime :)

Tue, Jun 19, 2012, 15:25

go on... give us a car analogy. ferrari/skoda is a good one ;)

Tue, Jun 19, 2012, 05:58

so you think an affordable, easily obtainable cross-platform VSTi capable of running on any modest modern computer should be... elitist?

Tue, Oct 18, 2011, 14:22

1.2.6 not picking up modwheel data (mac)

hey all, anyone else noticed this?
i've tried using the mod wheel on my controller a few times before now with Aalto and it never worked, so i just assumed that my modwheel's CC was wrong and forgot about it til now, but i've just checked it properly and it's firing out CC1 as it should be. all my other softsynths pick up the mod data fine. this is using Live 8.2.5 on Mac 10.6.8.

also tried sending mod data via a Live clip and that doesn't work either - Aalto is just deaf to mod data here.

another very small thing i noticed: the 'Pitch' output light doesn't actually light up when receiving downwards-pitching pitchbend data (upwards lights up ok)

Wed, Jun 13, 2012, 03:29


i always assumed the mod dial was an amount dial. didnt realise it was to select the cc the 'mod' receives on :/

just set to one and yep it works fine. silly me.
how come it defaults to 63?

Tue, Jun 12, 2012, 15:13

hey randy, i know you're busy with soundplane and all, but it's been nearly 8 months now! 1.3 ETA? would really like to use mod control...

Mon, May 21, 2012, 16:27

randomisation rarely makes anything useful, and mostly just sounds like random noise, something that's very easy to do with Aalto anyway. it can be cool for happy accidents, but there are more elegant ways of coming up with new sounds easily. one possible cool alternative is preset breeding, where you choose 2 presets ('mum & dad') and have a morph slider between the 2, similar to Reaktor or the vintage Greenoak Crystal vst.

Mon, May 14, 2012, 08:04

not really similar, but the PolyKB has the very cool morphable oscillator modelled from the original v.rare synth: