Collections are here, along with the updated Media Browser, which has been renamed as the Project Manager. Sharing content like presets, boards, media files, and plugins between projects is now easy and intuitive. Read our 2.0.5 preview coverage to learn more about collections or watch the new YouTube hands on tutorial to see Collections in action.
With the help of the MSDP community, we were able to discover, hunt-down, and resolve a variety of issues that cropped up in the initial 2.0 release. We’ve fixed the following problems with this update:
1. Boards can now be exported again on MacOS.
2. Fixed an issue where exporting a board fails if a module has been deleted off of the board at any point.
3. System Preferences now save the first time the program opens on MacOS, instead of saving only after the second time the program is opened.
4. 3rd Party Modules and Includes folders work again.
5. Fixed a bug where every board created would get saved during the first session in a new project.
6. Resolved a problem where importing a board could accidentally add one additional module over an existing module.
7. Exported boards now display the title used when creating the board file.
8. Fixed an issue where saving presets failed to include media files from outside of the project folder.
9. Importing a board file multiple times in the same session no longer creates an empty board on project save.
10. VST2 and VST3 files can now be added to Projects and Collections.
11. Fixed an issue where opening a board that was exported in the same session added duplicate modules to the board.
1. Fixed issue where MIDI data wasn’t being sent properly to the Stochastic Controller from other locations.
2. Resolved an error in VS-WFG-2 where FM stopped working when the waveform is changed to noise while using a non-VSynth source video for the modulating channel.
3. Fixed an issue where the Stochastic Files module could get stuck playing through the full audio file.
4. Resolved an error in the Controller Mapper where floating point values were being truncated to integers.
5. Fixed issue where the Scanner module wasn’t properly scaling to the dimensions of the incoming video feed.
You’ve probably noticed that we’ve begun mentioning Patreon around the website and in our YouTube videos. We’ve been holding off on the official announcement while we ironed out some final details, but as of today, the Patreon page is officially launched!
For now, we have two very affordable tiers for Patronage, the entry level $2 a month tier and the full-benefit $5 a month tier.
In return for a $2 a month donation, MSDP Patrons will receive weekly boards and presets that can be used to fill out projects with new and exciting ideas. Boards will include a variety of ideas, everything from unique instrument combinations to fun ways to manipulate voice, recordings, video, and camera feeds. All boards and presets may be used and modified to make and share your own professional creations. No attribution is required.
Patrons who decide to donate $5 a month will receive all of the $2 tier content plus more complex projects and early access to all new MSDP modules! Projects include multiple interconnected boards, and are built around a variety of advanced topics and concepts. Audio-reactive video projects, complex score automation examples, stochastic experiments, and more, will give you new insight into building and performing compelling multimedia works.
At the $5 tier, you’ll also receive a regular feed of new modules, ready to download and ready to use. Since you’ll have the modules before they officially go out, you’ll even be able to request changes to the design that we can consider integrating before the official launch!
If you can’t afford patronage to our project, don’t worry. You’ll still continue to get access to every module and tool that we build, as soon as they launch in official updates. Patrons will simply get to try out new tools ahead of their official inclusion in the platform.
You can get a free board on Patreon right now, without needing to make a single donation and without needing to sign up! For our first official board we have a beautiful auto-generative synthesizer that combines a MIDI arpeggiator, stochastic tools, and three instruments to create a constantly evolving, beautiful metronome-synced texture.
We hope you love Collections, and everything else that we’ve put together for this update. We can’t wait to see how the new collections improve your creative process in MSDP!
MSDP is a project headed by Hugh Lobel, but it receives additional input from multiple contributors and thrives on feedback and help from it's active community. If you enjoy the software, visit MSDP's social media accounts and share your thoughts. MSDP has a facebook page, an instagram account, a twitter account, a subreddit, and a YouTube channel, and we love engagement on all fronts! If you really love the project, please consider becoming a donor on Patreon, where you can download custom-built presets, boards, and projects, and where you can get early-access to new modules before they make it into the next release. If you prefer to give a one-time gift, you can use the Donate button below to send us a donation of any size via PayPal.
To sign off, I’d like to say thank you to our users for your belief in our project, and for all of the contributions to the MSDP community. Your engagement gives this program purpose, and inspires us to continue working.
-Hugh Lobel, and the Music_SDP team.Download MSDP 2.1.0 now!