The new beta can be downloaded from the backstage:
Auto-Check for updates
If you want to let Renoise check for updates (new betas) automatically on startup, we have a small tool for you:
com.renoise.UpdateChecker_Rns270_V4.xrnx 27KB 76 downloads (download - drag and drop onto the Renoise Window to install)
It replaces Renoises "Help"->"Check for Updates..." menu, and also optionally checks for updates every time you start Renoise.
All for Beta 2 fixed issues have been marked with [fixed b2] in this forum, and are closed now (read-only). If you can still replicate any of those issues in the latest beta, open a new topic please, so we can have a look at this again.
Some notes about 2 important fixes:
- Stuck Keys on OSX (which only a reboot fixed):
On OSX, some users reported that every now and then the keyboard stopped working in Renoise, or keys acted like they are pressed all the time. This popped up randomly for some of you (already in Renoise 2.6), but should be finally fixed now. If you still get this, let us know please, and we'll dig deeper.
According to Apple, this should only happen in combination with some dock tools or other tools which float around in the background and do stuff with the keyboard. Like "Things" for OSX which allows adding TODOs with a global keyboard shortcut while being hidden. All this only happened in the latest OSX versions (10.6.5/6).
- Some plugins caused Renoise 2.7 b1 to close on Windows 7:
A few plugins, which worked in Renoise 2.6, tend to immediately crash and close Renoise 2.7 b1 without showing any errors before doing so. This could happen when loading them, opening their GUIs, or even when saving them. This has been fixed now, so if Renoise 2.7 b1 simply closed itself before, and you had no clue why, its quite likely that this was a buggy plugin and works fine again in beta 2.
BUT: this does not mean that any of those plugins are now fixed. All we are doing now is ignoring errors from those plugins, like we did in Renoise 2.6. The operation system does not give us a chance to show a warning for some of those errors, but only gives us the choice of getting closed or completely ignoring the errors. If you know which of the plugings caused such errors in Beta 1, avoid using them for now and contact the plugin authors for help.
A bit of technical background info, for those who are interested: Windows Vista/7 is a bit more nit-picky when applications corrupt their memory (heap buffer overflows and bogus malloc/frees) in order to close security vulnerabilities. In newer applications (built with VS2010), they decided to not let the applications deal with heap corruptions at all, but to immediately close them, to avoid that hackers can misuse such bugs. Such heap corruption exceptions can not be caught by anything but the debugger. This basically is a good idea, but in our case a show stopper, cause we can not guarantee that any plugin that you will load into Renoise is "safe" and bug free. See http://msdn.microsof...y/bb430720.aspx for even more related tec crap.
Beside of the fixed issues, there is:
- velocity for the computer keyboard now adjustable (look out for a new icon in the pattern editors lower bar)
- comb filter has custom inertia setting and increased frequency range
- selection in the automation now also snaps (when snapping is enabled)
- new select prev/next sample shortcuts (Alt+Shift+Up/Down)
Notes for the comb updates: You myabe have to tweak songs which used the old comb in B1 a bit, in order to make it sound like before. We could not automatically do so, and hope this is OK for a beta.
We'll try to do more feature finetuning in the next betas. Last week (initial beta launch) bug fixing was most important.
And finally, a big thanks to you all here for all the great feedback and help! Was a really exciting week