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PreenFM => PreenFM2 => Topic started by: Xavier on October 28, 2017, 07:57:25 PM

Title: preenfm2 editor 2.08.4 (November 25th 2017)
Post by: Xavier on October 28, 2017, 07:57:25 PM
Source code as well as windows and macOS binaries are available here :

https://github.com/Ixox/preenfm2Controller/releases

For each OS, zip files contains the VST and the standalone version.

The editor is heavy to test, don't hesitate to report any problem or just say you're using it and it works under your OS.
That helps,
Thanks

Xavier


Previous editor thread is here (http://ixox.fr/forum/index.php?topic=63416.0).
Title: Re: preenfm2 editor 2.08.1 (windows and macOS standalone version)
Post by: SirPrimalform on October 29, 2017, 05:21:06 PM
Copying and pasting envelopes is super useful!
Title: Re: preenfm2 editor 2.08.1 (windows and macOS standalone version)
Post by: clément on October 30, 2017, 03:43:44 PM
I was thinking to upgrade from Yosemite to Sierra and now I'm almost sure I should :)
It's really lovely to come up with so many updates on the PreenFM2 Xavier, it's constantly evolving.
Title: Re: preenfm2 editor 2.08.1 (windows and macOS standalone version)
Post by: Xavier on October 30, 2017, 03:48:53 PM

I was thinking to upgrade from Yosemite to Sierra and now I'm almost sure I should :)

Because it does not work on Yosemite ? What is the error message ?
I think i mix up with the deployment target in my macOS build.
It should work on older macOS version, i'll upload another binary for macOS later today.
Title: Re: preenfm2 editor 2.08.1 (windows and macOS standalone version)
Post by: Xavier on October 30, 2017, 06:51:50 PM
I've uploaded a new zip for macOS pfmEditor.1.zip (https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/0B7fPjBEexfCBUUNXWHl0czg1cGM).
Let me know if that works with old macOS versions.
Another guy on facebook told me it does not work with Mavericks, i hope that fixes the problem.

Title: Re: preenfm2 editor 2.08.1 (windows and macOS standalone version)
Post by: clément on October 31, 2017, 09:07:08 AM
Even better!

Yeah the previous version would not open, it had this "do not park here" sign in transparent grey on top of the icon, and when trying to open I would get the message "You can’t use this version of the application “pfm2Editor” with this version of OS X. You have OS X 10.10.5. The application requires OS X 10.11 or later."

The one you just gave works great on Yosemite.

But I wasn't too shocked, I have another synth (Roland JD-Xi) that got a user-made editor and the developer told me that architecture was really too different to make it work on Yosemite so it's been some time I assumed I would have to move on.
Title: Re: preenfm2 editor 2.08.1 (windows and macOS standalone version)
Post by: Xavier on October 31, 2017, 10:36:12 AM
Great, thanks for the feedback.
I replaced the main zip by the latest one that shoud work on macOs 10.7 and above.
Title: Re: preenfm2 editor 2.08.1 (windows and macOS standalone version)
Post by: tom_tm on November 01, 2017, 08:29:26 PM
Fantastic work Xavier! I'm going to have a play with this as soon as I get some spare time later this week. My poor Preen is feeling a little neglected. I hope it functions okay with El Capitan, but you'll be the first to get an update if it doesn't. Which version would be best for Mac OS 10.11.6?

Tom
Title: Re: preenfm2 editor 2.08.1 (windows and macOS standalone version)
Post by: Xavier on November 02, 2017, 11:57:22 PM
There's only 1 version now for the macOS.
I'm not a mac expert, i use the Juce library (https://www.juce.com/discover) to code this editor, so i don't know what it's doing with the native macOS library.
Regarding the settings i chose, it should work on macOS 10.7 and newer.


There are lots of bug in the save/load states.
Don't use it to store your preset, save your presets on your preenfm2 and use the pull button of the editor to edit them.
Title: Windows & macOS editor 2.08.2 : standalone & VST
Post by: Xavier on November 05, 2017, 11:00:25 PM
New major version 2.08.2 despite the small number increase.
See first message of this thread.
Title: Re: Windows & macOS editor 2.08.2 : standalone & VST
Post by: re5etuk on November 06, 2017, 08:22:27 PM
thanks for the updates , ive just been playing with the editor and latest firmware.... very usable and got some nice results quite easily.

thanks again...
Title: Re: Windows & macOS editor 2.08.2 : standalone & VST
Post by: Xavier on November 06, 2017, 09:35:49 PM
thanks for the updates , ive just been playing with the editor and latest firmware.... very usable and got some nice results quite easily.

thanks again...

Thanks for the feedback.
Do you use the mac or windows version ? if mac what macOS version ?
Thanks :)
Title: Re: Windows & macOS editor 2.08.2 : standalone & VST
Post by: lokki on November 07, 2017, 03:19:25 PM
xavier, would it be much work to do a linuxvst build as well?
Title: Re: Windows & macOS editor 2.08.2 : standalone & VST
Post by: Xavier on November 07, 2017, 10:07:03 PM
I've checked in the 2 Makefile i used under Linux.
I think it's the best way to be sure binaries are linked correctly against the libs of your distro.

I have 2 linux distros, I could not have it compiling under the older one. It compiles fines under ubuntu Mate 16.04.

Go in Host/Builds/Linux and type make to build the standalone version.
The standalone version works fine.

Go in Plugin/Builds/Linux and type make to build the VST version.

I never tried VST plugin under linux before. I quickly downloaded the free Tracktion 6 for linux, but it complained not being able to inialiaze the VST.
What host do you use ?
Title: Re: Windows & macOS editor 2.08.2 : standalone & VST
Post by: lokki on November 08, 2017, 09:28:26 AM
i use mixbus 32c and ardour. i will try to compile for linux. the last time i failed because it could not find the vst SDK even when it was in place...
Title: Re: Windows & macOS editor 2.08.2 : standalone & VST
Post by: chaocrator on November 19, 2017, 01:17:03 PM
I never tried VST plugin under linux before. I quickly downloaded the free Tracktion 6 for linux, but it complained not being able to inialiaze the VST.
tracktion is not a good choice, since it has issues with stability and a number of quirks.
on debian/ubuntu/derivatives, the best option is adding KXStudio repositories (http://kxstudio.linuxaudio.org/Repositories) and installing Ardour / QTractor / Carla (the latter is not a DAW, but a plugin host) from there.
Title: Re: preenfm2 editor 2.08.4 (November 25th 2017)
Post by: Xavier on November 25, 2017, 05:08:54 PM
Audio Unit for mac is available with 2.08.4 as well as a couple of new stuffs:
https://github.com/Ixox/preenfm2Controller/releases
Title: Re: preenfm2 editor 2.08.4 (November 25th 2017)
Post by: mbng on February 17, 2018, 07:32:34 PM
Hey, i have i bug to report!
The editor is great, no doubt about that!  :D However, myself and at least one other user (am gathering info from another forum) has experienced that notes sometimes "hangs" when using the editor.
I have not experienced this using the machine itself.

I´m running the latest editor version, using the latest firmware on a newly built PFM2. My system is running W10 Enterprise X64 with all the latest updates, on a MBP 2015. I´ve been sequencing it from a Synthstrom Deluge but i don´t think it´s related.
Please, let me know what i can provide to help with troubleshooting. So far, the error appears seemingly at random and when fiddling with different sound parameters. AFAIK it just hangs and no way to get it to end but to restart. I´ll try to gather more info when i can.

Edit: tried making some edits and running a sequence (from the Deluge) on two channels with a pad-like sound with two voices on one channel, and a single-voice bassline on the second. It took some time to trigger the bug this time but after a while the pad sound hanged when switching from the filter-tab in the top back to engine.
The "hang" did not affect the bassline. Nothing so far except reboot works.
Title: Re: preenfm2 editor 2.08.4 (November 25th 2017)
Post by: Naenyn on February 21, 2018, 09:52:39 AM
Some feedback for you. I'm running a MBP with High Sierra 10.13.3. I'm running 2.08.4 of the editor.

First off, the standalone editor appears to work great!

The AU scanned fine and seems to work fine in Logic 10.4.0.

In Hosting AU v1.5.0, the AU editor loads up fine and appears to work.

In Renoise 3.1.0, the VST scans and works fine. The AU fails during scan. Here is the error in the log:
Code: [Select]
VstPlugs: Trying to instantiate '/Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/VST/Preenfm2Editor.vst/Contents/MacOS/Preenfm2Editor'...
VstPlugs: Plugin is a Mach-O executable...
VstPlugs: Analyzing VST plugin 'Ixox: Preenfm2Editor', Unique ID:1232621618, Version:2400
VstPlugs: Instantiate OK
VstPlugs: CreateInstance succeeded
VstPlugs: Opening custom cocoa editor window for plug 'Ixox: Preenfm2Editor'...

VstPlugs: Cocoa Editor window for plug 'Ixox: Preenfm2Editor' was closed

AU: Trying to open plugin:'Ixox: Preenfm2 Editor' (aumu:IxP2:Ixox)...
AU: Failed to create the plugin (Error:-50)!
AU: Instantiate FAILED

In Bitwig 2.2.3, the VST scans and appears to work fine.

In FL Studio 12.9 Mac Beta 3 build 108, probably the most fragile of these, both the AU and VST scan fine and appear to work fine! Woo!

Looking forward to experimenting with the editor some more when I get more time. Keep up the great work!
Title: Re: preenfm2 editor 2.08.4 (November 25th 2017)
Post by: noyzelab on February 22, 2018, 01:38:56 AM
quick bug possibility ?

can't set voices to more than 8 with alg's 1 to 6.

otherwise working fine so far on my mac  os x 10.12.2
Title: Re: preenfm2 editor 2.08.4 (November 25th 2017)
Post by: Xavier on March 03, 2018, 08:25:50 AM

Thanks for the reports.

I don't think i'll work on renoise compatibility, but it's good to know it AU does not work with it.

Title: Re: preenfm2 editor 2.08.4 (November 25th 2017)
Post by: Toltekradiation on June 27, 2018, 10:52:15 PM
about the bug reported by mbng,
as workaround, i use a puredata patch that send All note off (CC#123) or Hold Pedal = 0 (CC#64)
one or the other, depending what is needed.

I hope it help.

note : using OSX 10.9
Title: Re: preenfm2 editor 2.08.4 (November 25th 2017)
Post by: lloydcole on July 18, 2018, 10:37:45 PM
The latest Logic 10.41 won't seem to load the AU plug in, I'm afraid. The mac OS didn't want to let me use the editor and said it needs updating to work with the mac, but that doesn't seem to be the case. The editor seems fine.
Title: Re: preenfm2 editor 2.08.4 (November 25th 2017)
Post by: extaz93 on February 25, 2019, 09:09:49 PM
Thanks for that wonderful software !

I just don't understand what the "Push" and "Pull" function does, could someone explain it to me ?
Thanks
Title: Re: preenfm2 editor 2.08.4 (November 25th 2017)
Post by: Xavier on March 04, 2019, 11:00:31 AM
I just don't understand what the "Push" and "Pull" function does, could someone explain it to me ?
Thanks

Hi,

Push : all parameters of the preenfm2 are sent to the software editor.
Pull : all parameters of the editor are sent to the preenfm2.

Required in some situation to make sure both preenfm2 and editor are in the same state.
Those situations include new presets loaded in the preenfm2 or the editor, or after modifying some midi channel settings.

Xavier
Title: Re: preenfm2 editor 2.08.4 (November 25th 2017)
Post by: kaosbeat on May 23, 2019, 02:50:01 PM
The eurorack version has some parameters not settable in this firmware I noticed (the CV1-CV2-CV3-CV4) in the matrix.
Would it be crazy to add? maybe with a toggle button somewhere to enable/disable so you can still use one app for all preens in the studio?
Or maybe it can even be autodetected form the firmwareversion 2.09 vs 2.09a

just an idea


Title: Re: preenfm2 editor 2.08.4 (November 25th 2017)
Post by: Xavier on May 26, 2019, 10:32:32 AM

If i find time one day, i'll probably support the CVIn firmware with the editor.

In meantime the full code is there  ;)
https://github.com/Ixox/preenfm2Controller
Title: Re: preenfm2 editor 2.08.4 (November 25th 2017)
Post by: waynehalogen on June 01, 2019, 07:42:21 AM
Hello.   I suck at this stuff, so I am sorry buttttt:

I downloaded the ZIPfile and did not find a vst file.

How do I install?    ::)
Title: Re: preenfm2 editor 2.08.4 (November 25th 2017)
Post by: Xavier on June 01, 2019, 10:56:28 AM
Hi,

Mac os and windows zip are here :
https://github.com/Ixox/preenfm2Controller/releases

Mac :
VST are directory whos name suffix is vst.
https://helpcenter.steinberg.de/hc/fr/articles/115000171310-VST-plug-in-locations-on-Mac-OS-X-and-macOS

Windows :
The VST are dll file that must be put in your VST directory.
Preenfm2Editor_w32.dll
Preenfm2Editor_x64.dll
Title: Re: preenfm2 editor 2.08.4 (November 25th 2017)
Post by: Zenman on August 20, 2019, 08:34:45 PM
Is it possible to switch the presets of a bank using the editor software? A Preset browser would be nice. Thank you!
Title: Re: preenfm2 editor 2.08.4 (November 25th 2017)
Post by: kyoto on August 22, 2019, 02:44:47 PM
@Xavier
please add this extra types of filters to your software editor 🙏
http://ixox.fr/forum/index.php?topic=69544.15