Heat Synthesizer 0.8.6 released

Android App changes in version 0.8.6

  • New: As the Preset database keeps growing, you can now search for Presets by name
  • New: Share Presets with others, send them by mail, Facebook, Twitter, whatever you want. To Listen to shared Presets, open the links on your Android device with Heat installed, Heat will automatically start and load the linked sound.
  • Fix: Rare crash in Arpeggiator when touching outside of the note grid bounds
  • Fix: Modulation source was not visible on all devices once selected

VST Plugin changes

  • Fix invalid plugin window size in some hosts

Heat Synthesizer 0.8.5 released

Heat Synthesizer 0.8.5 has been released, this is a maintenance release with the following  changes:

  • Fix crash when clicking near the ‘Processing Mode’ setting in settings page
  • Fix filters envelope was exponential, is now linear. Please review your Presets, but this change shouldn’t be noticed most of the time.
  • Fix adding presets with invalid names could stop Preset Browser to display any Presets
  • Fix “Store Online Terms” box was not scrollable / unable to click OK on small screens
  • Removed DSP processing mode, WiFi is just not always stable enough to handle it and it makes no sense anyway as GUI mode behaves identical but VST is used to process sound

Please also download new VST plugins or your Presets may sound slightly different because of the filter envelope change.

Heat Synthesizer BETA 0.8.4 has been released

Heat Synthesizer 0.8.4 has been released. The following changes have been made:

  • New soft-piano design by my friend and co-worker phoenix, thank you! (You can expect more UI enhancements from him in the future)
  • New FX added: Phaser
  • Audio block size can be adjusted in the options between 128 samples and 2048 samples (512 was and is still the default). Please note that lowering the block size raises CPU usage and reduces the number of voices
  • Support upside-down display if device is rotated 180°
  • Fix rare crash when rotating the device while a Preset is loaded
  • Delay FX unit knobs have been reordered to have matching left/right knobs
  • Do no longer show “Store presets online terms” until user really tries to save a preset online
  • Chorus FX is now processed before Delay FX. Full FX chain is now Phaser => Chorus => Delay

Additional changes:

  • VST plugin: Fix crash on plugin unload, some hosts refused to load the plugin because of this error. For all those that had problems before, the update is recommended.
  • Server code: Replacing existing presets was not possible if the initial preset was not dependant on another one

Heat Synthesizer BETA 0.8.3 released!

I want to say many thanks for all your feedback that reached me.

Version 0.8.3 of Heat Synthesizer Beta has been released, the following changes were made:

  • Fix unable to login on small screens because buttons were not reachable
  • Presets can now be saved locally without internet connection
  • Reduced audio output latency
  • Keyboard height has been reduced on small screens to occupy less space
  • Better layout for synthesizer pages on small screens
  • Synthesizer pages are now forced to be displayed in landscape mode
  • Fix options were not completely visible on small screens

Release Date

The release date comes closer, for those of you who are curious:

The release of Heat Synthesizer will be before the end of February 2013.

I added this to the FAQ, too, just to be sure.