SoundBridge: DAW Release Notes
SoundBridge: DAW release notes describe the new features and bug fixes of each release.
SoundBridge: DAW 2.1.0 BETA

NEW FEATURES:

  • Various tutorial improvements and updates.
  • “Play Notes” is now enabled by default.
  • Gain and Fade can now be controlled simultaneously on multiple audio blocks.
  • Insert rack now opens when double-clicking on a track in the mixer view.
  • You can now drag and drop effects onto the tracks in the Mixer view.
  • CTRL + Spacebar (Option + Spacebar on macOS) starts playback from selected events in the sequencer.
  • If MIDI notes are selected the draw tool will now only affect their velocity values.
  • Ability to drag and drop audio from the sequencer into a VST plugin.
  • MIDI can now be used as an input on multiple MIDI receiving VST effects.
  • Resizing arrows on blocks and MIDI notes and now be hidden in Preferences > Options.
  • MIDI notes can now be muted using the mute tool. Muted notes and their velocities are grayed out.
  • The Freeze menu is now improved to be more easily understandable.
  • VST plugins are now scanned in a separate thread on startup, preventing plugin-related crashes.
  • Option to scan plugins during the splash screen or in the background is added to Preferences > Options.
  • Missing files can now be searched for and replaced. If they remain missing, they are still properly displayed in the project.
  • Pitch Bend controller resolution increased. It’s now possible to draw in the center value.
  • VST3 Instruments can now use an audio sidechain input when available.
  • Numbering for tracks improved.
  • Improved the Tag folders which can now be added or removed.
  • Crossfade and merge improved and are now controllable from the sequencer.
  • X/Y pad is hidden by default.
  • Improved the plugin appearance in the Insert Rack.
  • Selecting and removing multiple files from Tag folders is now possible.
  • Added recursive file searching in the file browser.
  • Time Signature setting is improved to allow more options.
  • Small blue triangle now marks the sidechain button when a sidechain input has been selected.
  • Multiple takes recorded in a loop now share the same audio editor parameters.
  • Engaging “Follow” now centers the sequencer view on the playhead.
  • The magnifying glass icon in the search bar turns into an “x” while on search, and can be used to reset the search bar input.
  • Metronome volume fader added.
  • Added metronome sound presets to Preferences > Options.
  • “Legacy VST3 Detection” switch added to Preferences > Options. When enabled *.dll files that contain both VST2 and VST3 will be detected as VST3 only. When disabled, as VST2.
  • Edited audio blocks now keep the name of the source block.
  • Original audio file name is displayed in the top left corner of the audio editor.
  • Updated auftakt zplane libraries.
  • MIDI In source can now be a VST from another track that has a MIDI output.
  • New audio track created is now Stereo by default.
  • Added shortcut tooltips to the mouse cursor when hovering over features that have shortcuts assigned.
  • File/Plugin browser position is now saved on close.
  • Enter and Backspace can be used for easier file browser navigation.
  • When selecting a block in the sequencer, it’s shown in full size in the editor.
  • Auto Quantize Notes now supports triplet measures and Swing settings.
  • Vertical zoom using vertical pinch on a trackpad now works only while holding the SHIFT key.
  • Merge w\ Crossfade option removed.
  • “Bar” is removed from the Snap Beat Selector. 1/1 is now the highest setting.
  • Improved zoom in the sequencer and editors.
  • Audio waveforms are now cached, which improves that graphical responsiveness.
  • Flac format support added.
  • Added a dialog warning if the sound card sample rate is different from the project sample rate.
  • Numbering of the takes in a looped recording improved.
  • Waveform Anti-Aliasing switch added to Preferences > Options.
  • Improved the audio editor view so that scrolling precision is improved.

BUG FIXES:

  • Fixed a bug where a text input jumps to the search bar after closing fold/scale dialog.
  • MIDI tracks can now be recorded internally even with a VST instrument on the recording track.
  • Automation appearance improved.
  • Previewing mono audio files in the browser would play them only on the left channel.
  • Convexity values used to reset after a copy / paste operation.
  • When blocks are too small for the fade or gain controls to be used they are hidden.
  • Channel strip preset used to save the automation blocks from any of the existing read and automated parameters.
  • Fixed instances where Alt+Tab used to switch to a draw tool.
  • Renaming a track used to not refresh in the Insert Rack immediately.
  • SoundBridge will no longer crash when scanning non VST *.dll files.
  • Sidechain settings are now copied with the plugin.
  • Fixed routing when Group tracks are deleted or cut.
  • Deleting a file from a tag folder was not possible unless the whole file name was visible.
  • Selection of tracks after a track is deleted has been improved.
  • Ruler numbers used to change depending on the zoom level in a non musical fashion.
  • If an incrementally saved project was saved as a new one it would still show an increment in its name.
  • Reverb’s “Wet” parameter used to be named “Wetness” in the automation lane.
  • “Default To” textbox in the automation editor did not react to undoing on third party VST plugins.
  • Cutting and pasting a track no longer adds a “*” to its name.
  • If two MIDI blocks were selected at the same time the MIDI editor would display a message “No blocks selected…”.
  • Fixed an issue where a click artifact is induced when using gain and fade in specific cases.
  • Default Equalizer presets fixed.
  • U-he Protoverb used to be reported as a VST instrument and not a VST effect.
  • After double clicking a MIDI block in the sequencer the focus switches to the MIDI editor, so any further command like “CTRL+A” would select all MIDI notes.
  • Improved the precision of some built in effect’s parameters.
  • When a project would present the Missing Files dialog, Insert Rack would have a generic text label if visible in the background
  • Network device MAC addresses are removed from affecting the machine ID on macOS.
  • Fixed a crash that was caused by saving the project while playing recorded loop regions.
  • Starting a search term with a space no longer initializes a search in the file browser.
  • Enabled blocks will no longer produce sound/MIDI/Automation if covered by a muted block.
  • Fixed an issue where the zoom state of the fade points and the gain handles would stay fixed if a track was collapsed.
  • Fixed a visual bug when dragging audio and MIDI blocks on macOS.
  • Included support for *.MIDI extension files.
  • Waves’ shell is no longer displayed before the plugin name in the browser.
  • Aliasing artifacts from automating the mixer’s gain fader, block’s gain parameter, or panning are now removed.
  • Various issues when using a trackpad on macOS are now resolved.
  • Red Rocks Sound plugins used to crash SoundBridge on load.
  • Resizing adjacent audio or MIDI blocks has been improved.
  • Various text corrections.
  • Some plugins presets loading through our built-in preset manager has been resolved.
  • Fixed a bug where moving multiple MIDI notes using keyboard arrows, which in some cases would result in strange view shifts.
  • Loading a scale no longer moves the editor view to the lowest octave.
  • Dialogs now save the last location they were navigated to.
  • Duplication of files is improved.
  • MIDI played during the count-in period is no longer truncated.
  • Adding a native plugin and undoing caused a crash.
  • Fixed an issue where any output device change on macOS would erroneously inform the user that the device was locked.
  • Perfect Drums plugin used to crash SoundBridge on audio playback.
  • Tag Settings would appear off screen in certain cases.
  • MIDI recording stability improved.
  • Double clicking on a root note in the Scale dialog now reloads that scale.
  • MIDI blocks get the name of the track they are recorded / drawn on.
  • Fixed the metronome behavior on some time signatures like 4/1.
  • Auto – Audio Recording Latency compensation behavior fixed on macOS when using the built-in audio devices.
  • Small aesthetic change on the login window.
  • Fixed an issue where a project could be blocked from opening if preferences were opened using the keyboard during project load.
  • LABS VST instrument used to lose preset state on project reload.
  • Shift button on the transport bar could not be used to select multiple files in Tag Folder.
  • Shortcut for Adjust Length functionality is changed since it would not react properly with certain keyboard language setups.
  • Fixed a crash that could happen when splitting a merged window in certain situations.
  • Moving an audio block from a tempo stretched track to a non-tempo stretched track used to cause problems in certain situations.
  • Resolved a problem where a “+” character in the password would cause issues with logging into SoundBridge: DAW.
  • Fixed an issue where the Count-In would interfere with playback.
  • WASAPI driver recommended buffer size adjusted to 512.
  • Fixed a bug when exporting MIDI files with certain MIDI notation patterns.
SoundBridge: DAW 2.0.3 BETA

NEW FEATURES:

  • Added a toggle to display notes as sharps or flats in the edit menu.
  • Added Tag folders capability.
  • Added Scale presets feature.
  • Added MIDI editor Fold feature.
  • Added the possibility to move the beginning of MIDI notes.
  • Added the display of the project sample rate in the help menu.
  • Fades and Gain settings can be changed on multiple audio blocks simultaneously.
  • Search function in the File menu now searches subfolders.
  • Added a “Play Notes” option to audition the newly drawn, moved, or selected MIDI notes.
  • Added a BACK selection when in the root of a hard drive.
  • Added possibility to select the Bit Depth for recorded, rendered, or processed audio in Preferences > Options.
  • Imported audio now stays at its original bit depth until processed or otherwise internally rendered.
  • Updated Tutorials.
  • Scrollbar added to the Insert Rack.
  • Virtual Keyboard shortcut changed and is no longer hard coded to the “Caps Lock”. It can now be mapped to any shortcut as anything else in SoundBridge. By default, it’s mapped to “`” (Tilde). It is also now present in the Options menu.

BUG FIXES:

  • Tempo automation is now group selectable.
  • Newly drawn MIDI notes get selected automatically.
  • Changed the icon on the button for automation lane removal.
  • Read faders are now scrollable.
  • Plugin transfer between tracks via drag and drop is now possible in the mixer view.
  • Fixed stereo/mono file conversion when pasting to a selected track using CTRL+B.
  • Duplication now behaves the same on MIDI notes as on the sequencer blocks in relation to the Beat Grid.
  • Pitch and stretch algorithm selection can now be undone.
  • Fixed an issue where the Windows on-screen keyboard would not pop up for some text fields.
  • Holding CTRL on startup now resets the GUI settings too.
  • Changed “Drive:” into “HDD:” to accommodate lower resolution screens better.
  • The “+” button in the Block and Track settings dialogs used to be always blue (clicked state).
  • Fixed a bug where a default channel strip preset would not load on a new track created by importing MIDI files using “Import MIDI” (CTRL+I).
  • Fixed a crash caused by deleting the channel strip preset marked as default.
  • Fixed a button in the “Add VST Directory” that used to be blue upon opening the dialog.
  • Fixed an issue where SoundBridge would show the login window every second start even though “Remember Me” was checked.
  • Fixed an issue where tracks armed, deleted and then brought back via undo would all be armed by default when “Auto-Arm Selected Track” was enabled.
  • Fixed an issue where you could not paste to a selected track unless that track was selected after the block.
  • Fixed a File menu text error.
  • When Duplicating a track, MIDI In, MIDI Out, Audio In, and Audio Out will be duplicated  too if external sources / outputs are used.
  • Changed definition for “Auto-Open Plugin Editor” into “Show Plugin Post-Drag/Drop”.
  • “Equal” button for convexity when editing MIDI CC has been grayed out.
  • Fixed an issue where the GUI of the first plugin in a channel strip preset would be opened automatically on load.
  • Fixed an issue where a channel strip preset deleted while marked as default would stay default for newly created tracks.
  • Minor text corrections.
  • Fixed an issue where the buffer size would not update upon closing once the control panel with some audio interfaces’ ASIO drivers.
  • Fixed the appearance of a button in our browser dialog.
  • Importing a channel strip preset with no instrument in it onto a MIDI track with an instrument present will no longer unload the instrument from the track. Instead, it will just add the additional effects to the already present instrument on the track.
SoundBridge: DAW 2.0.2 BETA

NEW FEATURES:

  • Collapsed group track now shows the content of children group tracks as well.
  • Pressing the Enter key now exits the input mode from text input boxes.
  • Added ability to listen to the MIDI that is being recorded over to merge.
  • Added support for VST plugins without GUI.
  • Added default shortcuts for Punch In / Out.
  • Added “Options” menu button and moved Preferences to it.
  • Added convexity and convexity value display functionality in all editors.
  • Reversing audio with gain automation now reverses the audio and automation separately instead of rendering the gain automation first.
  • When recording multiple loop audio takes over already recorded multiple takes they aggregate.
  • Parameters can not be changed by using mouse scroll, only when holding the CTRL keyboard key with mouse scroll. Mouse Scroll, “Mouse Scroll + Shift”, and “Mouse Scroll + Ctrl + Shift” are now exclusively for zooming and
  • scrolling to prevent accidental parameter movement.
  • Improved handling of multiple audio or MIDI files import.
  • Added a Drive indicator that shows if the medium off of which the project is read is too slow.

BUG FIXES:

  • Fixed Incremental Save functionality when removing files from later incremental versions.
  • Removed automatic fades that were applied when an audio block is looped.
  • Freeze In Place now renders audio at pre-fader level.
  • Moving a MIDI note in the editor does not stop the reproduction of a written note being played back.
  • Moving a fade or gain by using the graphics over the waveform in the audio editor will now auto-select the corresponding fader.
  • Fixed issues with freezing a mono track with a stereo effect on it.
  • Fixed GUI issue when the master track had a lot of automation lanes that needed to be displayed.
  • Fixed a crash when recording over a tempo change and trying to move the first time stretch mark.
  • Fixed a crash due to enabling / disabling the Tempo Stretch.
  • Fixed exporting of monitored extra channels of multi-channel VST instruments.
  • Mouse scroll can not change the input menus selection.
  • Fixed an issue where monitored audio or MIDI input would be disabled during count in.
  • Fixed metronome being out of sync if count in does not play its entire length.
  • Adding a new track now creates the new track below the currently selected one even if the selected one is inside of a group track.
  • Added description for the block Gain Automation in the Help Menu.
  • Fixed a problem with deleting the manual latency value using backspace.
  • Fixed an issue where changing the buffer size while monitoring an external audio input would cause buffer noise on macOS.
  • Fixed the issue where Auto-Audio recording Latency Compensation would not work if recording is started from playback.
  • Fixed the issue where the SHIFT button on the Transport Bar would not function properly.
  • Fixed a crash due to SoundBridge not having folder permissions.
  • Fixed an issue with the settings for the format of audio to be exported or frozen would always reset.
  • Fixed an issue of convexity points not staying selected.
  • Fixed an issue with frozen tracks not being sent to soled return tracks.
  • Fixed an issue where sends could not be moved on frozen tracks in the main mixer.
  • Fixed a crash caused by browsing presets in a VST instrument while an auto save is happening.
  • Fixed an issue where an already open GUI allowed for changing parameters on a frozen track.
  • Fixed crash when double-clicking on project file with incremental saves and canceling on the  selection of the incremental version.
  • Fixed transport bar margins on different DPI.
  • Fixed blocks ordering issue in the UI.
  • Fixed an issue where a block could be pasted to a frozen track.
  • Fixed an issue where manual latency compensation would not affect frozen tracks.
  • Fixed a crash caused by missing licences for plugins.
  • Fixed an offset gain automation had when in a looped audio block.
  • Fixed issue with noise appearing when Auto-Audio Recording Latency Compensation is switched on/off on macOS.
  • Fixed an issue where a frozen MIDI track with a missing plugin would not play the previously frozen audio.
  • Fixed problems with the output of VST2 version of RitMix on macOS.
  • Fixed issues where some frozen parameters would still be recordable on frozen tracks.
  • Fixed the behavior of the resizing grab area for RitMix.
  • Fixed an issue of buffer noise when opening the Preferences while monitoring a live external input.
  • Fixed crash dialog text on macOS.
  • Fixed GUI behavior on macOS.
  • Fixed an issue where a metronome would lose sync during a save operation.
  • Fixed editor content population in regards to block selection behavior.
  • Fixed the automation behavior to go back to default after recording.
  • Fixed automation behavior to undo the parameter recorded after recording as well as deleting the automation block.
  • Fixed the editing behavior of comped recordings.
  • Fixed the behavior of the editor window view when using the cutting tool.
  • Fixed the Auto-Audio Recording Latency Compensation behavior on macOS.
  • Fixed the text for the minimum value of the block gain value on macOS.
  • Automation Points were made selectable.
  • Fixed the behavior of the merge operation.
  • Fixed the appearance of ghost automation points on the edges of cut automation blocks in the sequencer.
  • Fixed an issue where pre-existing automation is not being overwritten with a new recording in some cases.
  • Fixed an issue where the audio driver latency display values in the Preferences would change when “Recording Latency Offset” fader was moved.
  • Fixed the behavior of the phase flip button in regards to the sidechain source point selection.
  • Fixed compatibility of projects that use VST3 plugins from PC to macOS and vice versa.
  • Fixed the analyzer misbehavior on the first GUI open.
  • Fixed a problem where opening and closing the Preferences during playback would generate buffer noises.
  • Fixed issue with frozen tracks when tempo automation is present in the project.
  • Fixed text input for the Output / ARCADE plugin.
  • Fixed MIDI CC recordings merging when recording and overwriting a single MIDI block.
  • Fixed behavior when using scroll to move parameters.
  • Fixed ability to select more than one DIR button in the file browser using both mouse buttons simultaneously.
  • Fixed MIDI exporting to include MIDI CC in the clip.
  • Fixed MIDI importing to import MIDI CC with the clip.
  • Removed Hand Gestures from the Tutorial.
  • Fixed Velocity editing behavior.
  • Fixed how grouping tracks that are already in a group will behave. – If tracks are inside the same group the newly created group will also be inside that parent group. If the grouped tracks are children of several groups tracks then a new group will be created containing them outside of all groups.
  • Fixed Channel preset issue with not finding present plugins.
  • Fixed VST2 and VST3 plugins built-in presets management behavior.
  • Fixed graphical appearance of the send faders on sends that are numbered with 2 digits.
  • Fixed some plugins behavior with the default automation values.
  • Fixed an issue where blocks on frozen tracks could be moved.
  • Fixed certain sound cards compatibility issues. (Steinberg UR22)
  • Fixed name retention when duplicating blocks in the sequencer.
  • Fixed how multiple loop recordings handle cutting.
  • Fixed issue where frozen group tracks still allowed for moving of its frozen blocks.
  • Fixed behaviour of default automation value with Valhalla VintageVerb parameters.
  • Fixed an issue where the first shorter recording in multiple take recordings would be underneath visually but be audible over the takes that are visible.
  • Fixed an issue where a block in the sequencer once clicked and started moving can not be dropped back onto its original position.
  • Clicking anywhere on the gain fader area in the mixer no longer moves the parameter towards the mouse cursor.
  • Fixed graphical appearance of the send faders on the tracks in the main mixer so that two digit numbered sends’ names can be displayed.
  • Fixed issue with the send numerical amounts in the main mixer after project load.
  • Fixed the pre-gain clipping behavior for master, group and audio track.
  • Return tracks that are frozen are now visually identifiable and look similar to all other frozen tracks.
  • Changed the color of all clipping elements to a more pleasant red.
  • Fixed an issue where the return tracks would not appear in the track list until scrolled once.
  • Fixed an issue when duplicating audio tracks that have multiple take recordings on them.
  • Fixed the playback behavior when the medium off of which the project is read is too slow.
  • Improved the Virtual MIDI Keyboard behavior.
  • Fixed the color of the audio in the audio editor if the audio track it belongs is in a group track of a different color.
  • Fixed the version numbering listed in Windows.
  • Fixed an issue where if in a project with multiple incremental saves all but the last save was deleted, the project would not open anymore.
  • Fixed an issue where with certain VST instruments any audio tail that has not been played out in its entirety would be audible at the beginning of the freeze or exported loop file.
  • Fixed an issue where the phase invert switch states would not be saved with the project.
  • Fixed a crash that could happen on macOS if a user tried to engage playback while beat markers were being calculated.
  • Fixed an issue where an internal MIDI routing into a VST effect plugin was not saved.
SoundBridge: DAW 2.0.1 BETA

BUG FIXES:

  • Fixed minor text issues in Preferences.
  • Fixed being unable to drag & drop multiple audio files on macOS.
  • Fixed a crash related to comped recordings.
  • Fixed a crash when plugins are missing.
  • Fixed freeze and export loop crash.
  • Fixed shortcut problems when keyboard language is non-English.
  • Fixed SoundBridge not receiving the space bar when a VST instrument is in focus while using the virtual keyboard.
  • Fixed audio track output routing to another audio track.
  • Fixed color of the input level meter.
  • Fixed the graphical representation of the clip indicator in the mixers.
  • Fixed macOS installer authentication.
  • Fixed macOS Catalina/Big Sur compatibility.
  • Fixed mini mixer collapse issue.
  • Fixed manual latency error when changing units from samples to ms.
SoundBridge: DAW 2.0.0 BETA

NEW FEATURES:

  • Added phase flip switch per track.
  • Added convexity parameter to automation lines.
  • Added Virtual MIDI Keyboard.
  • Added Plugin Delay Compensation.
  • Added time offset control per track.
  • Audio driver buffer settings improved.
  • Added volume automation within audio blocks.
  • Added a global bypass switch for all inserts on a track.
  • Removed the “Full Rescan” button from the plugin browser.
  • Added possibility to control content inside a collapsed group track.
  • Return track automation is now visible and can be manipulated even when collapsed.
  • Track content is now shown in the automation editor.
  • Playhead in the editors now syncs and controls the main playhead.
  • Solo/Mute behavior re-worked.
  • Added numbered markers for the sequencer.
  • Punch-in/out now controls the monitoring state of an armed audio track.
  • Pressing CTRL while starting SoundBridge resets the GUI and VST preferences.
  • Added automatic audio recording latency compensation.
  • Added audio recording latency offset.
  • Added possibility of creating a default channel strip.
  • Added possibility of restoring GUI to defaults.
  • Added a switch to disable free-floating GUI widgets.
  • Option for newly loaded plugins to automatically open GUI.
  • Added incremental save.
  • Sequencer and Mixer views synced and connected.
  • Selecting multiple groups will collapse all of them once one is collapsed.
  • Added a clipping indicator in the mixer and tracklist.
  • Added note markings for the currently highlighted note in the MIDI editor.
  • Added the ability to mute more than one block at a time in the sequencer.
  • Added the ability to import more than one audio file at a time.
  • Browser widget can now be expanded horizontally even more.
  • Improved block naming.
  • Improved file naming.
  • CTRL+L now places a loop that encompasses the selected content in the sequencer.
  • Pressing the right arrow on your keyboard will replay the selected audio in the browser.
  • Pressing the “Stop” button while playback is stopped will return the playhead to the beginning of the project.
  • Added possibility to create group tracks inside group tracks.
  • Added an empty track space under all tracks in the sequencer.
  • Added sidechain for VST2 and VST3 effects that support it.
  • Added option to disable time-stretching on audio tracks.
  • When deleting a plugin in the insert rack, the next plugin is selected.
  • CTRL+click on arm track button disarms all other armed tracks.
  • Improved button visibility in the mixer and mini-mixer.
  • Added an icon to mark stereo/mono audio tracks.
  • Gridlines are now visible on top of audio content in the audio editor.
  • Notes played using the computer keyboard are displayed.

BUG FIXES:

  • Fixed Noise Gate crash.
  • Removed automation for sends on the master track.
  • Fixed automation types for some plugins.
  • Fixed presence of artifacts in the exported audio when tempo automation is used.
  • Fixed bug where muted regions would become unmuted when the cut tool was used on them.
  • Fixed bug where a crash would occur when moving a VST plugin from a track to a return track.
  • Fixed the appearance of the fade shape selector buttons in the audio editor.
  • Fixed bug where the scrollbar was missing in the VST Browser.
  • Fixed bug where the sequencer would scroll to the beginning of the timeline by itself.
  • Plugins on frozen tracks can’t be deleted anymore.
  • Fixed waveform display when changing gain on a looped audio block.
  • Fixed naming of automation lanes.
  • Fixed MIDI section appearance in Preferences.
  • Fixed monitoring of sends.
  • Various Tutorial corrections and updates.
  • Default MIDI input now set to “All” by default.
  • Fixed color of tracks frozen in place.
  • Fixed missing scroll bar in the plug-in browser.