It has been a long journey, and now AriesVerb advances to the next level. The improvements are many, and the space on this page is too short to list them. If you have been enjoying AriesVerb already, think of the new one as the old one, plus:
- Graphic User Interface.
- Performance optimization.
- Multitap mode (high density).
- More modulation options.
- Preset Library + Browser.
The full release notes explaining each of these items are available on the product page.
I am proud to annouce the closed beta test for AriesVerb has completed successfully. This was an important stage in the development, during which the new interface was put to the test, as well as the improved sound engine. It was possible to iron out many bugs and rough edges. Respect to all volunteers.
The current version is 0.7 and will be available over the next couple of days. There is already a new product page online with all the details, sound examples and the manual, here.
Presented here are screenshots and sound examples likely to be representative of the final product. Compared to the latest public release (0.4a), the algorithm is now improved significantly without taxing too much on the CPU. Also, the work on the user interface is now mostly finished.
This is a bugfix release.
- Fixed: Random crash when an instance of AriesVerb is deleted.
- Fixed: Random cease of operation, while displaying an empty or corrupted program name.
A new version of AriesVerb is available with improved stability, some new features and presets. Most importantly, it comes now with a complete PDF documentation.
- Complete PDF documentation.
- Many new presets.
- Many old presets have been refined.
- New parameters: Hold mode and Dr. Who mode.
- Better usability with parameter automation.
- Fixed bugs.
The new presets include: Airplaaine (phasers), Laurel & Hardy (a flanger), Instant Honk (a chorus), PWM-alyzer (a chorus with a twist), Major Glitch (FM effect), Slapback inserts, Laser Echo, resonant lowpass and highpass filters (yes, it’s possible), Auto wah-wah, and some others.
If the Hold parameter is active, the feedback loop is closed and recycling infinitely. The Dr. Who parameter controls whether the delay lines are cleared between progam changes. If they are not, then switching between programs may create all sorts of unpredictable clicks and noises. These parameters are themselves not part of a program, which may confuse some hosts.
Parameter are now free from clicking and popping, which improves usability with automation. This was previously broken, because the delay line pointers were reset on any parameter change, even if they didn’t had to.