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Updated alpha r1099

12 March 2018

This version of the synthesizer is now available from the alpha page for both Windows and Linux, and the Linux version is placed on the main synthesizer page also.

The main new feature of this version is the beginning of the implementation for the preset library. This version includes the two "factory" preset banks embedded in the plug-in and these are now available to be loaded from the "load - library" entry in the menu.

More work remains to be completed in mostly fine-tuning of existing features. This r1099 is very close to becoming a release candidate once those fine-tuning steps are completed.

Improvements to Xhip GUI

24 February 2018

I've made some progress toward implementing a custom file browser dialog in Xhip which will allow this feature to work on Linux.

In Windows and MacOS I hope to handle this functionality with the native OS dialog launched in a thread to avoid locking up the host GUI processing while the dialog is in use.

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Xhip ALPHA r1073.

Unfortunately this implementation requires significant changes to the very simple dialog handling currently in place. This has led to a significant delay in getting the work done.

In addition work has been done to improve the way widgets and text labels are handled. The GUI currently is capable of drawing 100% of the text and backgrounds directly without use of background bitmaps. The knobs and switches have been replaced with self-drawn default widgets matching the GUI in Xhip Effects.

The same system of configuration will apply to Xhip Synthesizer as it does in Xhip Effects and this will allow users to customize elements of the GUI including colors, knobs, switches, fonts and many other elements.

Xhip Effects v6.7

02 November 2017

I've updated Xhip Effects to v6.7 for Windows to include the skinning/sizing features of the GUI. This version includes the new "Vocal" vowel filter effect as well and matches the features of the alpha versions released for Linux and MacOS.

An official non-alpha v6.7 for Linux is pending for both 64-bit and 32-bit versions which will then be kept up-to-date with the official releases.

Much more work is required to port the GUI to MacOS before an official version can be released.

Synthesizer and Effects released for Linux & MacOS

28 October 2017

Both native Linux and MacOS ports of the synthesizer and effects are now available from their respective pages.

More work remains to be done before these are working exactly like the Windows version and so they will remain "alpha" until that work is complete. Since users on Linux or MacOS have no other option however it was decided that these versions should be provided alongside the Windows version as they are improved.

In that sense there will be "release alpha" versions which are known to be stable on the main pages while the usual more frequent updates will occur only on the alpha page.

Xhip Effects for MacOS

25 October 2017

I've added Xhip Effects for MacOS to the alpha page.

The alpha doesn't have a GUI but the effects work fully without one, so they are otherwise complete and seem to function without issue.