The Surge open source synthesizer instrument by Vember Audio has been updated to version 1.6.3.
Surge is a virtual synthesizer released into open source by creator Claes Johanson in September 2018, and maintained by a group of volunteers since then.
The update comes with fixes for various problems with the VST3 plugin.
Changes in Surge v1.6.3
- VST3 Fixes:
- Pitchwheel and Modwheel work VST3/Cubase.
- Resolved bugs in MIDI mapping, MIDI learn, and other controller flows.
- Resolve VST3 automation inconsistently updating the Surge UI.
- Support drag-to-zoom in VST3 in hosts which support it (tested in Reaper, FL, Bitwig and Cubase).
- Upgraded the distortion effect:
- Users can select the waveshaper for the drive stage from the set of surge waveshapers.
- The pre- and post- gain can be extended to allow outsized boosts and subsequent extreme distortions.
- Note that some settings of the distortion effect in extended mode can drive Surge well into digital clipping. Be careful.
- New patches from Inigo Kennedy.
- Several LV2 and Linux changes, including the ability to build a 32-bit Linux configuration.
- Deal with some small bugs with wave ordering, invalid waves, menu arrow keys on Linux, and error handling when Surge is mis-installed.
Surge is available as a free download with binaries available for Windows, Mac and Linux (VST/VST3, AU and LV2 formats).
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