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Zynewave updates Podium to v2.25

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Zynewave Podium

Zynewave has released version 2.25 of Podium, a professional music production software solution for Windows.

Podium is a modern production host that integrates audio recording, VST plugins and external MIDI and audio gear. An object based project structure allows for advanced media and device management.

Changes in Podium v2.25

  • Zoom snapshots can be created by clicking the new “+” button next to the arrangement navigator. A numbered snapshot button appears for each snapshot. Click a snapshot button to recall the snapshot. Ctrl+click to overwrite with the current zoom range. Alt+click to delete the snapshot. Right-click to show an options menu. Press Shift+1..9 to recall a snapshot.
  • Changed the way that track height zooming works. The track heights no longer stretches when the tracks region is resized. The vertical zoom slider is modified to be a percentage zoom from 0% to 400%. At 0% all track heights are minimized no matter how large the height is of each individual track. Track heights in projects saved with previous Podium versions will be reset to default, since track heights now are stored in a different format.
  • The zoom pane in the navigator can be dragged beyond the end of the arrangement.
  • Added “Load Color Setup” submenu and “Explore Setup Folder” command to the Setup menu.
  • The installer now creates a “Color Setups” subfolder in the main Podium setup folder. If you have saved your own color setup files you need to move the files into the “Color Setups” folder to make them appear in the “Load Color Setup” submenu.
  • The meter dB indicator lines inside the meters are colored with the text color.
  • Increased the maximum number of effects in a chain from 32 to 64.
  • Added a favorite folder “+” button to the file browser toolbar. Right-click a favorite button to show an options menu.
  • Moved the “follow focus track” and “follow control surface” options from the mixer menu to the editor View menu. This means that the options now apply to both the tracks region and the mixer.
  • Fix: Fixed a bug that potentially could cause a crash when closing Podium.
  • Fix: The recent projects information panel was blank due to a side-effect of an optimization in the 2.24 release.
  • Fix: Changing the play/power color in the color setup would not update the color of the play cursor head.
  • Fix: Clicking on the marker/tempo lane did not set key focus if the mixer had key focus.

Podium is available to purchase for Windows PC, priced at $50 USD (includes one year of free upgrades).

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Zynewave updates Podium to v2.24

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Zynewave Podium

Zynewave has released version 2.24 of Podium, a professional music production software solution for Windows.

Podium is a modern production host that integrates audio recording, VST plugins and external MIDI and audio gear. An object based project structure allows for advanced media and device management.

Changes in Podium v2.24

  • The inspector rack and the mixer strips can now show embedded plugin editors. The Zynewave plugins are shown with their custom editor and other plugins are shown with the Podium generic editor.
  • The parameters shown in the embedded generic editors can be configured separately for the rack and the mixer. Selecting the embedded parameters can be done either by right-clicking the plugin selector and using the “embedded editor parameters” submenu, or by ticking the checkboxes in the parameter list panel. The plugin selector menu also has shortcut commands for selecting and clearing all embedded parameters. The parameter selection applies globally to all instances of the plugin.
  • Added an “Editors” option button to the track inspector toolbar. When enabled, a show/hide button will appear next to each plugin selector in the rack.
  • A scrollbar will appear in the inspector rack panel if the rack is too large to fit in the panel. The panel can be resized by dragging the bottom of the panel.
  • Removed the redundant gain/pan/send controls as well as the embedded plugin editor from the track panel in the inspector.
  • The track panel in the inspector now always show information for the source track even if an effect track is selected.
  • Added a zoom slider to the mixer toolbar. This will zoom the widths of the strips from 100% to 200%. Removed the obsolete “minimum strip width” setting from the mixer properties.
  • Added “show embedded plugin editors” option to the mixer. Each plugin will show a generic editor, with the exception of the zPEQ plugin, which will show an EQ curve display with handles for dragging frequency and gain of the EQ bands.
  • Made several changes to the appearance and mouse actions of the zPEQ editor: The embedded rack and mixer editors will not show the parameter fields, but will instead show a popup with info for the band closest to the mouse cursor. The curve is drawn centered around 0dB. Moving the mouse in the display will highlight the nearest band handle. Double-click the background to enable the next unused band. Double-click a band handle to disable the band. Right-click to show a band type menu for the nearest band. Click to drag frequency and gain of the nearest band. Alt+Click to drag the Q value of the nearest band.
  • Modified the speaker configuration texts that are appended to the name of imported plugins.
  • Changed the layout in the Colors setup dialog and added new settings for button and slider knob colors.
  • The color picker in the track inspector can now be used to adjust Podium UI colors. Use the color picker right-click menu to select the UI color. The available options matches the colors found in the Colors setup dialog.
  • Fix: Dragging a plugin .dll file onto Podium will now place the device objects in the correct devices folder.
  • Fix: The “replace effect chain” clipboard command would not always set the correct fader position.
  • Fix: Fixed a crash bug with the “copy track timeline events to the template” option in the save track template dialog.
  • Fix: The background color in the timeline navigator would not update when the timeline fill color was changed in the color setup.
  • Fix: Fixed a problem with the mixer “expand all groups” option.
  • Fix: Dragging a multiple point selection in the curve editor did not work properly when all the points were aligned to the bottom.
  • Fix: Dragging in the project browser with the drag-reordering option enabled would not remove the list insert highlighting when dragging outside the browser.
  • Fix: Using the beat slice function on 8-bit samples would cause a crash.
  • Fix: The audio input auto-assign option would not work if the focus track was not gain enabled.

Podium for Windows PC is available to purchase for $50 USD (includes one year of free upgrades).

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Zynewave updates Podium to v2.20

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Zynewave Podium

Zynewave has released version 2.20 of Podium, a professional music production software solution for Windows.

Podium is a modern production host that integrates audio recording, VST plugins and external MIDI and audio gear. An object based project structure allows for advanced media and device management.

Feature highlights: Hierarchic track layout, integrated sound editor, surround sound, spline curve automation, 64-bit mixing, multiprocessing and a stylish and customizable user interface.

Changes in Podium v2.20

  • The default setup includes a new set of arrangement editors: "Tracks", "Editor", "Mixer", "Big Transport". Switching between the profiles can be done with the new editor profile bar located above the transport. Use the "load default setup" setup menu command to get the new default layout.
  • The embedded editor view menu now includes editor profiles that have a timeline ruler. Selecting a profile with its own timeline ruler will detach the timeline zooming from the arrangement editor. The embedded editor remembers if the last selected profile had its own timeline.
  • Added "editor profile bar" element to the toolbar properties dialog. A toolbar that includes this element will show a row of buttons with the names of all compatible editors. Clicking an editor button will switch to that editor. Right-clicking a button shows a menu with "Customize", "Duplicate", "Delete", "Move Left" and "Move Right" commands.
  • Each MIDI and audio input can be assigned to multiple tracks by dragging the input object and holding the control key when dropping on a track. It can also be copied by using the new "Assign/Copy To Track" popup menu command in the inspector input list.
  • The "auto-assign to focus track" option is added to the track/input submenu. Previously it was only available in the track inspector.
  • When a track has an auto-assigned input, the input is shown on the track header. Previously auto-assigned mappings were only shown in the track inspector and the mixer.
  • New arrangements will by default have the "auto-assign to focus track" option enabled for the first MIDI input.
  • The device, preset, param and input popup menus in the mixer are now identical to the corresponding submenus in the track menu.
  • Removed the "track layout mode" combobox setting from the arrangement properties. Tracks are now always shown using the compact mode.
  • Removed the "set up audio input and VSTi" option from the new arrangement dialog.
  • Added "create project template" and "create arrangement" options to the project start page. Enabling arrangement creation will no longer pop up the new arrangement dialog, but instead use default settings and go directly to the arrangement editor.
  • Selecting the "Microsoft GS" synthesizer in the MIDI input interfaces setup will pop up a warning about the potential conflict with the ASIO driver.
  • Removed the "editor type" setting from the Editor Profile Properties dialog. The editor type is now automatically determined from the regions that are included in the profile.
  • The Editor Profiles dialog shows editor type info in the listbox.
  • Added "texture image" fill type to the space region and modified the appearance of the "recess" fill type.
  • Added "Browse Podium Video Tutorials" command to the Help menu. This will open the new ZynewaveDotCom channel on YouTube.
  • Fix: Drag and drop of a device mapping on a track now checks if the mapping is already assigned in the track effect chain. This eliminates the problem where accidentally dragging an effect mapping in the track header would create a duplicate instance.
  • Fix: Switching editor profiles could cause some key shortcuts to be disabled.

Podium is available for Windows PC for $50 USD (includes one year of free upgrades).

More information: Zynewave

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Zynewave updates Podium to v2.13

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Zynewave Podium 2.0

Zynewave has released version 2.13 of Podium, a professional music production software solution for Windows PC.

Changes in Podium v2.13

  • Online help for menus can be accessed by pressing Shift+F1 when the mouse is over a menu button.
  • Renamed browser window to project window.
  • Changed the frame of project windows to a normal frame with minimize/maximize buttons.
  • All project windows now stay behind all other types of windows. This makes it possible to maximize a project window on a second monitor, and have any plugin and editor windows stay on top when clicking/editing in the project window.
  • Pressing Ctrl+A will select all the text in the stickie note window edit field.
  • Removed the outdated “browser project overlay image file” option from the project properties dialog.
  • Updated editor screenshots in the guide.
  • Fix: Using the “Peak Scale (0 dB)” RMS meter scale option would crash if RMS meters were enabled on the track headers.
  • Fix: Minimizing/restoring the Podium application would not correctly restore the minimize/maximize state of each project window.

Podium is available for Windows PC for $50 USD, including one year of free software upgrades. Each additional year of upgrades costs $35 USD. A demo version is available for download.

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Zynewave updates Podium to v2.10

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Zynewave Podium 2.0

Zynewave has released version 2.10 of Podium, a professional music production software solution for Windows PC.

Changes in Podium v2.10

  • Context help for the UI control under the mouse cursor can now be shown in a docked help panel below the inspector or list page. The help panel can be toggled with the “Docked help” option in the Help menu.
  • The tempo event properties dialog now has controls for setting up a scale. There is a combobox for selecting among common scale types, a combobox for selecting the tonic, 12 note buttons for setting up a custom scale and a text field for editing the scale name. Tempo events configured with a scale will show the scale name on the tempo event lane.
  • The timeline background of the piano roll editor will highlight notes for any scales defined in tempo events in the arrangement. This feature can be toggled with the “highlight scale” option in the piano roll properties dialog.
  • A new “find matching scale” command is included in the piano roll edit menu and context menu, if at least two different notes are selected. The command will open a dialog showing best scale matches, with options for applying the scale to a tempo event in the arrangement.
  • Added “editor mouse snap mode” setting to the Preferences dialog. Options are “grid line closest to cursor” and “start of grid unit under cursor”.
  • Creating a new plugin parameter track from the inspector parameter panel or the track context menu, will also create a curve sequence on the track. The current plugin parameter value is set as the starting point in the curve sequence.
  • The “delete oldest take when maximum take tracks is reached” option now splits old takes that extend beyond the recording range.
  • Added “draw notes with shadow effect” option to the drum map region properties.
  • Added “drum map region properties” shortcut to the drum map right-click menu.
  • Added “bypass processing when detecting CPU overload” option to preferences. Disabling this option can result in smoother playback, but with a slower UI response when CPU overload occurs. The option is by default off. Previous Podium versions always bypassed processing when detecting CPU overload.
  • Updated the Podium Guide PDF file included in the installer.

Podium is available for Windows PC and costs $50 USD. This includes one year of free software upgrades (each additional year of upgrades costs $35 USD).

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Zynewave releases Podium v2.0

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Zynewave Podium 2.0

Zynewave has released version 2.0 of Podium, a professional music production software solution for Windows PC.

Podium offers a unique hierarchic mixing engine that integrates audio recording, VST plugins and external MIDI and audio gear.

Changes in Podium 2.0

  • New file-based track template system (replaces the previous per-project template system).
  • Added support for drag-scrolling in the editors when dragging the mouse outside the display area.
  • Added “Merge Project” command to the Project menu. The contents of the selected merge project file is imported into the current project.
  • Many other template, project and menu related improvements.
  • Check the changelog for details.

Podium is available for Windows PC and costs $90 USD.

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Zynewave updates Podium to v1.44

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Zynewave Podium

Zynewave has released version 1.44 of Podium.

Podium offers a unique hierarchic mixing engine that integrates audio recording, VST plugins and external MIDI and audio gear. Configuration of plugins and external hardware are encapsulated in an object based project structure, which hides the technical complexities when you want to focus on musical inspiration.

Advanced features includes 64-bit mixing, multiprocessor support, surround sound, integrated sound editor, preset librarian and spline curve automation of plugin, MIDI and mixer parameters. The number of supported devices, plugins, tracks, channels and mixer busses are practically unlimited.

New in v1.44

  • Redesigned editor scrollbars and zoom buttons
  • Added new ‘scrollbar’ region type to the sequence profiles. This replaces the static scrollbar that always was shown at the bottom of the editors. The zoom buttons can be configured with the scrollbar region properties dialog
  • The default setup is modified to show the new scrollbar region above the mixer and transport toolbars in the arrangement and sound editors
  • New ‘shadow’ fill type in the space region. Used in the default setup to outline the scrollbar region

The Podium demo has been updated to this version and can be accessed on the download page.

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