Zynewave has released version 2.37 of Podium, a music production software solution for Windows PC.
Bypassed inputs only disables monitoring and not recording. The width of mixer meters resize with the zoom setting. Mixer faders can be adjusted with mouse wheel.
Changes in Podium v2.37
- The input bypass button has been changed to only disable monitoring instead of disabling recording. An audio input that is monitored through external hardware can thus be silenced in the Podium mixer during recording.
- If a track is record armed and an audio input is assigned, the track meter shows the input level instead of the track output level.
- The background of input meters are tinted with the record color.
- The width of the meters in the mixer will resize according to the zoom setting.
- Mouse wheel can be used to adjust gain, pan, send and parameter faders in the mixer. Holding the Shift key will fine adjust. Gain faders are adjusted in 1 dB steps, and 0.1 dB fine steps.
- Ctrl+clicking a parameter fader in the mixer will set it to the default value.
- Fix: The UI changes in Podium 2.36 had a bug that caused the project browser to not properly update the object list.
- Fix: In an arrangement with changing time signatures, enabling snap in an editor would offset the highlighting of the bar line.
- Fix: Enabling bounce mode did not set the meter on the bounce track.
- Updated the “Parameter Automation” chapter in the Podium guide.
Podium for Windows is available to purchase for $50 USD. Podium Free was updated to v2.35.
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Zynewave has released version 2.36 of Podium, a professional music production software solution for Windows PC.
The overall UI button size and roundness can be adjusted. Mixer strip widths can be zoomed from 20% to 300%. Bounce enabling a track will add a bounce option button to the effect chain.
Changes in Podium v2.36
- Added an “Appearance” page to the preferences dialog. It includes new settings for default button size, button and and slider knob roundness, and various other options. The Podium default is updated to use a button roundness setting of 50%.
- Added a shortcut for setting the default button size directly in the Podium UI: Place the mouse cursor over the project window menu bar, hold the Ctrl key down, and use the mouse wheel to adjust the overall button size. The entire UI will scale in realtime.
- Removed the slider knob style options from the Colors dialog. These settings are replaced by the new Appearance page in the Preferences dialog.
- The mixer horizontal zoom can now extend down to 20% of the normal strip size. When zooming below 100%, the various mixer controls will change position and size to accomodate for the narrow mixer strips. Double-click or Ctrl+click the zoom slider to set zoom to default. Double-click again to restore previous zoom setting. Dragging the mixer zoom slider will lock the zoom on the focus track.
- The arrangement editor zoom and slide tools can be used on the mixer strips. To zoom in/out on a specific strip, hold Ctrl+Alt and use click+drag or the mouse wheel over the strip. To slide the strips, hold Shift+Alt and click+drag, or hold Alt and use the mouse wheel.
- Redesigned various graphical details of the track inspector, track headers and mixer strips.
- Optimized the code for realtime UI animation. The animation of the play cursor, meters and other indicators will continue when for example scrolling the mixer strips, dragging windows, opening menus in plugins, etc.
- Simplified some UI features of the timeline ruler region. The previous separate menus for cursor, segment, punch and loop ranges are combined into one menu. The timeline edit mode is removed.
- Bounce enabling a track will create a dedicated bounce track in the effect chain, instead of enabling bounce mode on an existing effect track. The bounce track will show up with a “Bounce” button in the chain, which can be clicked to open the bounce menu. The bounce extraction point can be set by dragging the bounce track up or down in the chain.
- Changed the mouse wheel horizontal scroll shortcut from Shift to Alt, to match the Ctrl+Alt shortcut for horizontal zoom.
- The track automatic solo can be toggled with Alt+click instead of Shift+Alt+click.
- Added “show frame around focus track” option to the mixer region dialog.
- Removed the outdated “use name of device assigned to track” option from the effect track properties dialog.
- MIDI channel reset messages are only sent to MIDI interface channels that have previously been used. This reduces the total number of reset messages sent on playback start.
- Fix: Dropping a device object onto a partially hidden effect chain panel on a track header could cause a crash.
- Fix: Resizing the channel header panel in the sound editor did not update the wave display area.
- Updated the “Tracks”, “Track Inspector” and “Mixing” chapters in the Podium guide.
Podium Free was updated to 2.34, featuring updates to the Podium guide and minor UI improvements.
Podium is available to purchase for Windows PC, priced at $50 USD.
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Zynewave has released version 2.35 of Podium, a professional music production software for Windows.
MIDI files can be auditioned in the browser, and dragged onto the note editor. The Insert key can duplicate a multiple event selection. Improved realtime bounce recording.
Changes in Podium 2.35
- MIDI files can be auditioned in the browser. The MIDI file will play on the focus track, at the tempo of the arrangement. If the arrangement is playing, the “audition on bar start” option will sync the MIDI file to the arrangement.
- MIDI files can be dragged directly onto the note editor timeline. This will insert the notes from the MIDI file at the mouse cursor timeline and root note position. All inserted notes will be transposed to use the new root note. Holding the Alt key will drop the notes without changing the root note.
- Added “Export Selection to MIDI File” command to the File menu in note and curve editors.
- When dropping a MIDI file or a sequence object onto a track, the end of the new sequence event will be snapped up to the next grid line.
- Importing a MIDI file to a track will use the filename for the new sequence if the MIDI file contains a blank track name.
- Pressing the Insert key in the arrangement and note editor now supports duplicating a multiple event selection. If snap is enabled, the duplicated events will be snapped relative to the next grid line. Pressing Shift+Insert will override snap. Pressing Ctrl+Insert will snap to next bar.
- Realtime bounce recording mode now automatically creates the sound events for the recording.
- Realtime bounce recording is no longer limited to the length of the arrangement. It will continue to record until stop is pressed.
- Made a minor design change to the browser menu buttons.
- Fix: The “Transform to Spline Curve” command did not properly handle cases where there were deselected events within the range of selected events.
- Updated “Toolbars”, “Sliding & Zooming”, “Recording”, “Preferences” and “Colors” chapters in the Podium guide.
Podium is available to purchase for Windows PC, priced at $50 USD. A demo version can be downloaded from the Zynewave website. Podium Free was also updated, to version 2.33.
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Zynewave has released Podium Free, the freeware edition of the music production software for Windows PC.
Podium Free is a fully functional freeware edition of Podium. It is identical to the commercial Podium version, except for a few limitations, and a small “Podium Free” logo.
Limitations of Podium Free compared to the commercial version
- MIDI interface setup is limited to one input and one output.
- 64-bit mixer engine option is disabled.
- Plugin multiprocessing is disabled.
- ReWire is disabled.
- Surround-sound playback is disabled.
The disabled plugin multiprocessing option means that only one CPU core will be used when processing plugins. If you have a dual-core CPU you will be able to use 50% of your available CPU power before the Podium CPU indicator overloads. Podium Free still uses all available CPU cores for various tasks such as GUI updates and disk streaming.
These limitations may change in newer releases of Podium Free. It will depend on new features added to Podium, and the general user response to Podium Free.
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Zynewave has released version 2.31 of Podium, a professional music production software solution for Windows PC.
Redesigned note editor, combining piano roll and drum map editing in one editor. Introduced note map feature for customizing note layout in the note editor. Added slide and zoom key shortcuts.
Changes in Podium v2.31
- Introduced a note map feature for the piano roll and drum map editors. Each track contains a customizable note map where individual notes can be disabled, soloed, muted, colored and renamed. By disabling notes you can hide unused note ranges from the editor. Solo and mute is only available in drum map mode.
- Revised the piano roll and drum map editors. The old separate drum map editor is removed, and instead the note editor can be toggled between piano roll mode and drum map mode. Use the “restore default editor profiles” command in the setup menu to get the defaults used in the updated note editor.
- Added a button panel to the left side of the note editor. At the top is a note map options menu button for: toggling drum map mode, enabling standard GM drum kit notes, enabling only notes used on the track, and copy/paste for copying the note map to other tracks.
- “Audition event mode” button toggles audition of selected and edited note events. The audition behaviour has been modified so that audition will stop when the mouse button is released, even if the note event duration is longer.
- “Wide event mode” button will set a minimum width of the clickable frame around note events, making it easier to select and edit short duration events.
- “Ghost event mode” button will display a mask on the timeline background of note events on all tracks. Alt+Clicking a ghost event will switch the editor to that sequence.
- “Note enable mode” button toggles display of disabled notes. When the option is selected all drum map headers show an enable/disable button. When the option is deselected, all disabled drum keys are hidden. This can be used to set up a compact drum map with only the drum sounds you intend to use. In piano roll mode, only full disabled octaves will be hidden.
- If a VST plugin supports custom key names, the key names will be displayed on the drum map headers and on the piano keyboard when zoomed out.
- Right-clicking on the piano keyboard or the drum map headers will open the Note Map dialog. The dialog contains a multi-selection listbox which easily lets you enable/disable, apply color and rename a range of notes. Note maps can be imported and exported as files. The Podium installer creates a “Note Maps” folder in the Podium setup folder.
- Removed the obsolete “drum kit” option from the preset properties dialog.
- Added new shortcut keys for sliding and zooming.
- The popup help for the navigator and all scroll/zoom sliders are extended with descriptions of the new slide and zoom key shortcuts.
- Modified the alignment of buttons in the scrollbar region, and changed “zoom segment” to “zoom selection”.
- Changed the key shortcut for transposing notes in full octaves in the piano roll from Ctrl+Shift+Up/Down to Shift+Up/Down.
- Changed the default note attack velocity to 100.
- Added “auto-audition” option button to the file browser toolbar.
- Added “include editor tool shortcuts in timeline context menus” option to preferences. The default is off.
- Toned down the drop shadow effects in the editors.
- Added “timeline grid” setting to the colors setup dialog. The grid color can also be adjusted with the right-click menu on the track inspector color picker.
- Rewritten the Note Sequence chapter in the Podium guide.
- Fix: The original timing data stored when using the Adjust Timing dialog was not saved correctly in the project file.
Note: The .pod file format has been updated in this release, so please make backups of your older projects before saving, if you intend to go back to previous Podium releases.
Podium is available to purchase for Windows PC, priced at $50 USD. A demo version can be downloaded from the Zynewave website.
More information: Zynewave