New Sonic Arts has released version 1.0.1. of Freestyle, a VST host for stage and studio.

Freestyle is a modular sound design and performance environment that is designed to enable a user to combine, split, layer and chain their VST instruments and FX. The Rack View is intended for quickly building patches, while the Structure View provides complete access to the modular architecture, allowing manual ‘wiring’ between any input and output pins.

Changes in Freestyle v1.0.1

  • Improvements:
    • New Crossfade module (see ‘Convert To’ option on Mixer menu and ‘Add Crossfade’ on pin menus).
    • Added support for VST shell plugins (e.g Waves).
    • Faster Snapshot recall.
    • VST scanning improvements (including progress dialog for slow plugins).
    • View state is now recalled when opening presets.
    • Update Thumbnail feature now available when VST editors are closed.
    • Windows: thumbnail capturing now work with more plugins.
  • Fixes:
    • Freeze when ‘Add Mixer’ on VST with more than 16 outputs.
    • Could crash when editing Snapshot names.
    • Fixed Macro learn glitch on linked controls (e.g. Granite Start/End).
    • Structure View: Fixed modules ‘disappearing’ during animations.
    • Structure View: Overlay editor sometime disappeared on click.
    • Structure View: Fixes to structure auto-alignment.
    • Rack: Module label could disappear.
    • Fixed issue with ‘Edit in Place’ state and Snapshot recall.

Freestyle for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/Standalone) is available for purchase for the introductory price of 99 EUR until July 31st, 2016 (regular 129 EUR).

More information: New Sonic Arts / Freestyle