Updates to all plugins

Magnus Lidström18 149 views126 posts
  • Magnus Lidström

    I hope you are all doing well in these difficult times. We are doing fine here. Working from home is not much of a change for us, of course. Fredrik and I have been working remotely together for over 20 years. But these are undoubtedly tough times for us all. Luckily there is nothing safer than staying indoors and making music on a computer, or developing music software for that matter. So we will continue doing just that. As always.

    We are pleased to announce that updates to our entire line of products are available today. With these updates we have taken the opportunity to refactor and clean out obsolete technologies in order to move forwards into the 2020's. Some of our products have not been updated in over five years, so there has been a lot to work on.

    While most changes in these updates are under the hood there are some very visible additions too. First and foremost, all plugins (except Synplant) now features high resolution graphics and re-scalable user interfaces. (Synplant has however been updated with other bug and compatibility fixes.)

    SoMuchSonicCharge2.png

    Second, Microtonic can now be extended with scripts written in Javascript and these scripts can display custom user interface elements. A separate installer with a selection of clever scripts is available on our download page for registered customers. Here is a little demo:

    YouTube Video

    For a detailed list of other fixes and changes please refer to the individual product user guides. The most important compatibility fix is that our plugins are now compatible with Mac hosts that are built with the latest SDK from Apple. (This includes Cubase 10.5 and Garageband.)

    We have also updated the official Permut8 Firmware Installer with the previously released Specular firmware as well as two brand new firmwares: Vortex and JS80RMX. Vortex is a generative synth (based on the "about box easter egg" in Microtonic) and JS80RMX lets you import songs from the JS80TRX chiptune tracker and transform them beyond recognition. Have a listen.

    YouTube Video

    YouTube Video

    Just download and run the latest installer to update. Since we have changed some details in our license management system you will need to authorize all the plugins again. This is easily done with the Authenticator after installation. For clarity we have reset the installation count shown by the Authenticator, although we have never had any hard limit on the number of personal computers that you may install our software on.

    Have fun with these updates and stay safe!

    / Magnus and Fredrik

    Update: Please note that Mac versions require Mac OS X 10.9 or later.

  • Zilvinas Zusinas

    Thank you so much, Magnus and Fredrik!

  • Simon Leo

    this is f***ing awesome! thx a lot for your work on these updates!

  • Neil Mitchell-Goodson

    A suspicious mind may conclude that the lack of a user interface update for Synplant might indicate that version 2 is near(ish) release?

  • Sam Saw

    Cheers lads much appreciated

  • Andy_R

    Thank you so much!

  • craig allan

    Amazing. Thanks

  • Niklas Brandt Katborg

    Wonderful!! Thank you very much :)

  • Steve Olofsson

    Awesome news, big thanks! The microtonic updates look really promising :)

  • Rhino Schneider

    Awesome!!! Thanks.

  • Jeroen Bax

    ow yeah! awesome updates! Love the bigger UI's and the new firmwares. Lovely!

  • Martin Walker

    Hi Magnus and Fredrik,

    This is an excellent surprise - thank you both for all your continued hard work!

    Martin

  • Todd Silva

    Thank you Magnus and Fredrik, and yes, stay safe!!

  • Tommy Zai

    Dear Magnus and Fredrik, Thank you so much for all you do! Also, thank you to the active beta testers. I apologize for being relatively inactive this time. ;-( I will, however, enjoy the fruits of your labor. MUCH appreciated!! Tommy Zai

  • David O'Sullivan

    Please update Synplant with a fresh new look and features, it's a totally unique piece that sparks creativity every time. Thanks everyone.

  • AB459

    Thanks !

  • rsm

    Fantastic! Big THANK YOU Magnus and Fredrik!

  • Silvio Ecomo

    The Microtonic extensions look amazing, will definitely have fun using them. And the new Permutate firmwares too. Thanks!

  • Motion

    Thank you Magnus and Fredrik for all the hard work and effort with these updates and all the new features, firmwares and improvements...fantastic!, oh and for what its worth we'll be giving our microbial adversary a good kicking in due course....kindest regards.

  • Aesthete

    mTonic still the best vst drum machine out there. Permut 8 a great mangler. Thank you for the updates.

  • Sven Weisemann

    hey magnus... thx great update specially the re-scalable function
    but where is the re-scalable function by synplant can't see anything?

  • tony senghore

    Keep on rockin'n in the free world! <3

  • Shal Music/FX

    Good stuff! I'll probably run those updates after dinner.

  • Gotthard Ortner

    Thanks so much for the awesome Microtonic Update

  • Gotthard Ortner

    Any special deals in the next time?

  • Alfonso Santimone

    Wow! Great! Is there any scripting manual for MicroTonic?

  • Luis Bicho

    Thank you Sonic Charge for the amazing update. Stay safe stay home...

  • Brendan Donovan

    Thank you!!!

    Saving those Synplant graphics improvements for 2, I see... ; )

  • James Gregory

    Yeah!!!!!!! Love you guys. Thank you so much X

  • Aesthete

    How do you resize uTonic 3.3 on Mac/Mojave ?

  • anthony lee

    Thank you thank you thank you

  • tubesockor

    Really cool, Magnus! Looks great.

    /T

  • Bichuelo Audiotecna

    Great, thanks!! I'll be updating Microtonc right away

    Does these new features change somehow the compatibility with TE's PO-32 Tonic and PO-35 Speak?

  • Giuseppe Pischetola

    thanks!! after all these years still ruling!

  • Joey Luck

    Awesome! Thanks so much and continue staying safe! :)

  • Aesthete

    - Aesthete wrote:
    How do you resize uTonic 3.3 on Mac/Mojave ?

    Nevermind, Zoom.

  • James Gregory

    - Aesthete wrote:
    - Aesthete wrote:
    How do you resize uTonic 3.3 on Mac/Mojave ?
    Nevermind, Zoom.

    Was literally going to write that, as couldn't figure it out at first! Right click on GUI and zoom :)

  • Joey Luck

    - James Gregory wrote:
    Was literally going to write that, as couldn't figure it out at first! Right click on GUI and zoom :)

    Also, you can click on the menu (arrow button) located in the top left of each plugin. I think the only plugin that doesn't have the menu button is Bitspeek?

  • Kirke Jan Blankenship

    Thank you. Still, my very Secret Weapons :)~

  • James Gregory

    - Joey Luck wrote:
    - James Gregory wrote:
    Was literally going to write that, as couldn't figure it out at first! Right click on GUI and zoom :)
    Also, you can click on the menu (arrow button) located in the top left of each plugin. I think the only plugin that doesn't have the menu button is Bitspeek?

    Oh yeah - even easier. Lol :)

  • aoVI

    Thank you for making great software even better.

  • Akod

    What a nice surprise! Great! Thank you!

    Hope you're not too depleted by all that work and it's not too soon to say that, but I'd love to be able in turn to support you by buying some new thing soon, though! (Hopefully a new version of Synplant of course...)

    Be safe.

  • Randy Hayes

    How wonderful! Thank you for all you do for musicians!

  • K C

    Thank you

  • jeff

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  • Hans Alois Plank

    How do you resize uTonic 3.3 GUI on Win10? Cannot find a way.

  • Hans Alois Plank

    Finally figured it out:
    Click on the menu button (first bold triangle arrow button located in the top left corner), choose "Zoom" and you will be able to change the plugin window size in a new field top left with (+ and -) percentiges of default sice.
    Manual!!!
    Anyway, great, thanks!

  • Muziksculp

    Hi,

    A Big Thank You to SonicCharge and Crew for the latest update.

    MicroTonic ver 3.3 with a scalable GUI is so much nicer to work with compared to the older tiny GUI. (Finally) .

    Here is a pic of the new ver. 3.3 MicroTonic on my Studio's TV HD Screen.

    Microtonic Large.jpg

    Cheers,
    Muziksculp

  • PsYAuM

    what changes are there to Echobode?

  • chao

    Thank you so much!!!!

  • Steve Lampert

    Rockin' updates! Many thanks!

  • jonathan ray

    right on !! big ups. cheers

  • philter

    wow! thx a lot guys! my dreams about a re-scalable user interface for microtonic
    finally becomes reality! the java scripting thing sounds very interesting, too.
    damn, i think i finally have to learn this scripting stuff a little better...
    but now that i have so much free time atm it seems like the perfect time to do that ;)

    greetings from germany

    phil

  • Tom Valdez

    Awesome guys, thank you!!!!

  • Collier Adair

    The scripts for microtonic are amazing. Going to play with this now. Thanks for making these plugins scaleable.

  • Aesthete

    uTonic Euclidean Beats!

  • Kuzma Palkin

    Thank you guys!

  • Jarome Matthew

    Wow, positive things in dark times are most welcome!
    And even new firmware for Permut8? Amazing, thanks for your efforts!

  • Bjoern Udo Beez

    THIS !"!"! THANK YOU !!!

    Looks really great on my 43" Philips Momentum Monitor in 4K !

    greetings from Germany !

    stay healthy

  • frédéric Henrion

    yeeeees.
    My favourite Drum synth was updated !!!
    Micro tonic is still alive.
    Easter eggs time is coming, happy to see this eggs every year.

    Thanks,

  • Randome

    You rock

  • Fraser Gray

    Just tried the new Microtonic scripts. Incredibly useful! Thanks so much for the update.

  • Jørgen Kirksæther

    This is a fantastic update, can't wait to fiddle around with the scripts :)

    j,

  • Zip Boterbloem

    Finally. And a scalable GUI, nice. But: no VST3?

  • Michael Favila

    great job. Thank you for doing this

  • Zip Boterbloem

    Whoa. The euclidean script is very useful!

  • Joe L.

    Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!!!

  • ebfx

    The Vortex Permut8 firmware is out of this world!!!!!

  • Magnus Lidström

    - Bichuelo Audiotecna wrote:
    Does these new features change somehow the compatibility with TE's PO-32 Tonic and PO-35 Speak?

    No, nothing has changed in compatibility with the Pocket Operators. Anything you create with or without the help of the new scripts can be transferred to PO-32 and PO-35 (under the same constraints as previously).

  • Magnus Lidström

    - PsYAuM wrote:
    what changes are there to Echobode?

    Apart from bug and compatibility fixes you can resize Echobode (and Bitspeek) like the others through a "zoom menu".

    You can find a detailed list of changes for each product in each individual user guide.

  • Magnus Lidström

    - Zip Boterbloem wrote:
    Finally. And a scalable GUI, nice. But: no VST3?

    Just out of curiosity, is there any particular reason why you are asking for VST3?

  • David Loh

    Big thanks to you all! No more squinting at the screen! :)

  • Jonny Twango

    Fab update thanks a bunch

  • Zip Boterbloem

    - Magnus Lidström wrote:
    - Zip Boterbloem wrote:
    Finally. And a scalable GUI, nice. But: no VST3?
    Just out of curiosity, is there any particular reason why you are asking for VST3?

    Easier automation of parameters, if implemented right.
    Suspend if no audio is processed(probably not so vital with light on cpu plug ins, but still handy).
    Possibility of automatic I/O configuration.

    About the last one, wouldn't that get rid of Microtonic/Microtonic Multi choice, just one VST3 plugin and the ability to increase the number of outputs as needed, not just stereo or all channels?

  • James Sanger

    great well done !!! :) ...keep well guys!

  • philip formby

    Thanks for the marvelous update to microtonic .you've just breathed new life into this

  • philip formby

    Thanks for the marvelous update to microtonic .you've just breathed new life into this

    - Muziksculp wrote:
    Hi,
    A Big Thank You to SonicCharge and Crew for the latest update.
    MicroTonic ver 3.3 with a scalable GUI is so much nicer to work with compared to the older tiny GUI. (Finally) .
    Here is a pic of the new ver. 3.3 MicroTonic on my Studio's TV HD Screen.

    Cheers,
    Muziksculp

    How do u resize?

  • philip formby

    Installed all the old mictronic back catalogue patches now i get this

    20200402_141248.jpg
  • Aesthete

    - philip formby wrote:
    Thanks for the marvelous update to microtonic .you've just breathed new life into this
    - Muziksculp wrote:
    Hi,
    A Big Thank You to SonicCharge and Crew for the latest update.
    MicroTonic ver 3.3 with a scalable GUI is so much nicer to work with compared to the older tiny GUI. (Finally) .
    Here is a pic of the new ver. 3.3 MicroTonic on my Studio's TV HD Screen.

    Cheers,
    Muziksculp
    How do u resize?

    Right Clock or Menu - Zoom

  • Magnus Lidström

    - philip formby wrote:
    Installed all the old mictronic back catalogue patches now i get this

    The new scripts only work with the updated Microtonic. Make sure you are running version 3.3.

  • philip formby

    - Aesthete wrote:
    - philip formby wrote:
    Thanks for the marvelous update to microtonic .you've just breathed new life into this
    - Muziksculp wrote:
    Hi,
    A Big Thank You to SonicCharge and Crew for the latest update.
    MicroTonic ver 3.3 with a scalable GUI is so much nicer to work with compared to the older tiny GUI. (Finally) .
    Here is a pic of the new ver. 3.3 MicroTonic on my Studio's TV HD Screen.

    Cheers,
    Muziksculp
    How do u resize?
    Zoom

    thanks Magnus ,took me ages to find Zoom!!!!

  • Alexander Dorendorf

    it's absolutely fantastic!
    thanks

  • Swaroopa

    I bought the entire collection. Thank you.

  • frédéric Henrion

    I tried macro control. It seems I can't assign a midi CC or send automation data from this ? That's would by fantastic !

  • java hut audio

    Anyone else have Permut8 zoom cut off part of the GUI when zoomed (see attached)? Seems like would have to be a specific Permut8 problem, as Echobode and microTonic zooms work okay for me.

    Permut8 Zoom.jpg
  • VRUNO

    guy!! you guys rock!
    thanks so much for this gift that you made me, I really appreciate and I been used for my last tracks that they will also include on Get Physical Labe from Berlin <3
    thanks so much for what you guys do, I do appreciate a lot!
    Big hugs from Berlin

    Love
    VRuno

  • fran_ky

    Awesome! Thanks for making such great tools.

  • Peter L

    Thank you, thank you, thank you. You just made my day.

  • Zip Boterbloem

    Glad to have a working Echobode again. The modulation fx are second to none. Plus, much easier on the eyes with the zoom function on my 43-inch monitor.

  • Oliver Si

    Awesome. Great work as always <3

  • MyWhy

    Thanks a lot for your work! ;-)

  • Joey Luck

    These new scripts for Microtonic are awesome! They're very handy on their own, but also for assigning settings to the sound morph (which I sometimes underutilize when programming). It's so quick and effortless now to get great sounding variations :)

  • Ricardo Augustinho Lima

    Thank you guys!!! Awesome!

  • XRMX

    Thanks! Vortex is awesome.

  • AB459

    Magnus it seems the random UI button script does not attach after update in Permut and Echobode (i remember similar case was in previous update, and was easy fixed). It is possible to do now ?

    Added: tried to just rename "Echobode V1.0 Resources" folder to "Echobode V1.1 Resources" - plug cause error at load.

  • Aaron Beyer

    Much appreciated, and thanks for that intro message too.

  • Petteri Kuusisto

    Would love to see updates for Synplant as well! It's too awesome to be forgotten. :)

  • mcdreamer

    Thanks so much! Microtonic is still the best drum synth out there!

  • German Fafian

    Great!
    Thanks a lot for the great products and support.

  • Dead As Disco

    Thanks heaps lads, really loving the specular firmware. Can't believe I missed its existence for this many years!

  • Dirk Fellhauer

    Grrreeeeat news ! Thanks a lot guys! Need to play with instantly :-)

    Cheers from Germany and STAY SAFE AND HEALTHY!!

  • Daniel Dragoescu

    Super excited about this updates! One question - can I go on with installing them without worrying about losing the patches in the current projects? Thank you!

  • Magnus Lidström

    - Daniel Drago wrote:
    Super excited about this updates! One question - can I go on with installing them without worrying about losing the patches in the current projects? Thank you!

    Yes, no worries.

  • Daniel Dragoescu

    - Magnus Lidström wrote:
    - Daniel Drago wrote:
    Super excited about this updates! One question - can I go on with installing them without worrying about losing the patches in the current projects? Thank you!
    Yes, no worries.

    Awesome!! Thank you for that prompt reply, Magnus! :) You, guys, rock!

  • Biyi

    Hi, great job!!! many thanks for this update Magnus!!!
    Big hug for everyone and stay at home!!

  • william cloyd

    would you recommend updating bitspeek if still using ableton live 9 suite (confirmed to work?)?

  • Magnus Lidström

    - william cloyd wrote:
    would you recommend updating bitspeek if still using ableton live 9 suite (confirmed to work?)?

    Yes, everything has been tested in Ableton Live 9. The only requirement that has changed with this update is that it requires MacOS 10.9 or later.

  • Andre Williams

    Huge thank you!! Please be safe! You are a unique and special to the community of creative individuals we can not lose you!

  • Les Mosley

    Much Love To You!!! Thank You so Much!!!

  • Steven Sauve

    uTonic and Permut8 now just that much better! Thanks!

  • Mark Griffiths

    hi, appreciate the updates to the products I already own. With poor eyesight this is very welcome.

    Can you tell me if the Euclidian script is disabled in the demo version of Microtonic V.3.3? The top right hand cog icon is greyed out/faded.

  • e@rs

    Magnus & Fredrik, thank you for the sweet update!

    - AB459 wrote:
    Magnus it seems the random UI button script does not attach after update in Permut and Echobode (i remember similar case was in previous update, and was easy fixed). It is possible to do now ?
    Added: tried to just rename "Echobode V1.0 Resources" folder to "Echobode V1.1 Resources" - plug cause error at load.

    +1. Would be awesome to have these working again. Please?

  • JFrank

    so much awesome right here.. true the random button on Echobode and Permut8 is no longer there... +1

  • Analog Dessert

    Please have my synth babies

  • Ever Valencia

    Thanks for the updates! Hopefully an update for Synplant is coming.... resizable Gui, Vst3.
    Still wishing for AAX versions of your plugins. I would gladly re-buy them for this.

  • Magnus Lidström

    Thanks for all the appreciation peeps! It really means a lot.

    I have updated the randomize button hacks for Permut8 and Echobode. See here: http://soniccharge.com/forum/topic/1617-randomize-button-hacks-for-permut8-and-echobode-updated

  • AB459

    - Magnus Lidström wrote:
    Thanks for all the appreciation peeps! It really means a lot.
    I have updated the randomize button hacks for Permut8 and Echobode. See here: http://soniccharge.com/forum/topic/1617-randomize-button-hacks-for-permut8-and-echobode-updated

    Thanks, Now set is complete, can be happy :)

  • Josh byrnes

    thanks very much!!! all the best to you guys!

  • Josse Antony

    The Vortex seems very fun and creative. Just took 10 minutes to try it and it seems that I could wrote an entire experimental album with it :-)

  • glenn richard

    hello synplant user
    but will we have to wait a long time? I have the impression of being taken hostage !!

  • thorsten puttenat

    - Aesthete wrote:
    How do you resize uTonic 3.3 on Mac/Mojave ?

    Good question.

  • thorsten puttenat

    - Aesthete wrote:
    uTonic Euclidean Beats!

    Yes please! But how?

  • Magnus Lidström

    - thorsten puttenat wrote:
    - Aesthete wrote:
    How do you resize uTonic 3.3 on Mac/Mojave ?
    Good question.

  • Magnus Lidström

    - thorsten puttenat wrote:
    - Aesthete wrote:
    uTonic Euclidean Beats!
    Yes please! But how?

    1.


    2.

  • Ander

    YES! Thanks guys for staying on top.

  • Matthia Kunisch

    perfekt !!!!

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