Großes Serato Update

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Endlich, Serato bringt Updates seiner 3 Softwareflagschiffe heraus. Für Itch, Scratch Live und Serato Video sind ab sofort neue Versionen erhältlich. Endlich können FLAC files verwendet werden und diverse Bugs wurden gefixed. Weiterhin braucht man für die VCI 380 keine gesonderte Software mehr, sie kann nun wie alle anderen ITCH Controller über die einheitliche Version 2.2.2 bedient werden. Was im Detail verbessert oder verändert wurde seht ihr hier:  (englisch)

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Itch 2.2.2:

Features

  • FLAC support
  • Dedicated Video View – Display video decks alongside the virtual audio decks
  • Serato Video Delay CompensationThis will allow one to offset the master video feed from the audio when there are sync/latency issues
  • Auto transition FXSet this option if you don’t want to change FX manually. Transitions will change upon every track load. There are three options.
    1. On/Off – Loading an audio or video track to the virtual decks will trigger a new transition to be selected
    2. Random – When on, a transition from the transitions list will be randomly selected, otherwise the transitions will be selected sequentially from the list of transitions
    3. Next – Forces a new transition to be used. If Random is selected, the transition will be randomly selected
  • Media CrateAny video content stored in the „Media…“ crate will automatically load to Serato Video when you load audio tracks with no associated video track. This crate is created automatically when Serato Video is started or if the user manually creates a crate called „Media…“. It is positioned below the ‚All Video…‘ smart crate.Options for controlling the media crate behavior are located in the Serato Video widget panel (you will need to expand the fader options (the ‚F‘ button)). There are 3 different options.
    1. On/Off – Loading an audio track (with no associated video) will trigger a new video track load
    2. Random – Any video load from the „Media…“ crate will be randomly selected
    3. Next – Forces a new video load from the „Media…“ crate. If Random is selected, the loaded video will be randomly selected
  • New Numark NS6, NS7 and V7 Mac drivers for Mountain Lion
  • Vestax VCI-380 support
  • 2-deck layout for Numark NS6 and Allen & Heath Xone DX
GUI fixes
  • Fixed bug where a large grey box outline would be visible when doing a drag and drop. This only affected certain OSX versions such as 10.6.7 32 bit
  • Fixed bug where the ‚add cue point‘ buttons in the offline player weren’t showing as enabled upon track load
  • Fixed bug where the ‚view‘ button would incorrectly cycle through an easter egg view
  • Fixed bug where pressing enter on a bpm edit box field (library), when the value is unchanged, would not close the edit box
Library and Metadata fixes
  • Improved iTunes XML importingThis is to address the issue where iTunes library importing would fail when the library contained non utf-8 encoded strings. These formatting errors are an issue with iTunes, but this fix will now handle these string encoding errors and allow the entire library to be imported successfully.
  • ID3 scanning by dragging a crate to the button now works
  • Fixed bug where ITCH could create a _ScratchLIVE_ folder on external drives
  • Fixed a crash when using Live Playlists
  • Track data that has non ascii characters such as ñ and ó will now be searchable using n and o respectively
  • Fixed a bug where .wav file tags couldn’t be read or written to properly because of non-wide aligned chunks
  • Fixed the library keyboard scrolling issue causeed when the bpm is being edited and the user presses ctrl+up/down in order to scroll up/down the library
  • Fixed bug where tracks were being labelled as iTunes library tracks even if iTunes importing was disabled. As a result, they couldn’t be deleted from the library
  • Fixed bug where beatgrid info wasn’t being read or written to/from .xml metadata files
  • Fixed a bug where unicode characters couldn’t be read from the composer tag of an mpeg4 file
Controller fixes
  • Fixed the feedback loop bug with the Allen & Heath Xone DX
  • Fixed a Denon HC5000 bug where going Shift+Relay would not make the HC5000’s display change, thus preventing the user from being able to see the time setting being adjusted. Note that pushing just the Relay button would show the display change
  • Fixed the Novation Twitch touch strip bug where the beat grid sometimes couldn’t be adjusted when the ‚adjust‘ button is pressed
  • Fixed bug where scrolling through the Novation Twitch master fx time values for the delay and echo effect would not do so incrementally
  • Fixed Swipe Mode + Play button bug with the Novation Twitch
  • Fixed a Novation Twitch bug whereby the ‚Drop‘ button didn’t turn off after needle-drop
  • Changed Slicer and Saved Loop lighting on the Novation Twitch
  • Fixed a linked V7 bug where using the right V7’s velocity slider and cues may make the left V7’s playhead jump to the beginning of the track
Playback fixes
  • Fixed bug where auto loops couldn’t be saved in offline player
  • The number of cue points that can be scrolled through in the SP6 is now 8
  • Fixed Alt + Clicking Sample Slot bug so that it now stops the sample playing
  • Fixed Headroom issue
  • Fixed ‚Braker‘ defaulting to 12 o’clock after install
  • Fixed bug where auto gain was not being applied
  • Fixed bug where the SP6-Trigger mode could be on, despite the SP6 plugin being off, creating a situation where the option couldn’t be turned off, thus preventing the user from being able to use standard hardware cue point controls
  • Fixed bug so that the autogain on/off state is now saved/loaded to/from preferences
Serato Video related bug fixes
  • Added the missing False Color effect to the automatically generated effects_list.xml
  • The Serato Video Image effect ’size‘ param is now saved and loaded to and from xml
  • Adjusted the auto cross fade speed so that the low-mid-high speeds are 10 secs-4.4 secs-super fast. Note: The middle position is a little faster than VSL 1.2
  • Fixed bug where auto cross fading from left to right would get stuck at the far left position (only when the autofader speed is set to slow)
  • Updated the Serato Video effect slot ON/OFF buttons to have just ‚ON‘ but with different colours to represent state
  • The Serato Video upfaders now default to full and the cross fader to half way when using a sound card with no faders
  • Fixed the ’smudge‘ effect occurring on the Serato Video preview deck
  • Fixed an issue with the Serato Video cross fader not being able to go hard left or hard right

Scratch Live 2.4.3:

Features

  • FLAC support
  • Serato Video Delay CompensationOffset the master video feed from the audio when you have sync/latency issues.
  • Serato Video Auto transition FXSet this option if you don’t want to change FX manually. Transitions will change upon every track load. There are three options.
    1. On/Off – Loading an audio or video track to the virtual decks will trigger a new transition to be selected.
    2. Random – When on, a transition from the transitions list will be randomly selected, otherwise the transitions will be selected sequentially from the list of transitions.
    3. Next – Forces a new transition to be used. If Random is selected, the transition will be randomly selected.
  • Dedicated Video View
  • Media CrateAny video content stored in the „Media…“ crate will automatically load to Serato Video when you load audio tracks with no associated video track. This crate is now created automatically when Serato Video is started or if the user manually creates a crate called „Media…“. It is positioned below the ‚All Video…‘ smart crate.Options for controlling the media crate behavior are located in the Serato Video widget panel (you will need to expand the fader options (the ‚F‘ button)). There are 3 different options.
    1. On/Off – Loading an audio track (with no associated video) will trigger a new video track load.
    2. Random – Any video load from the „Media…“ crate will be randomly selected.
    3. Next – Forces a new video load from the „Media…“ crate. If Random is selected, the loaded video will be randomly selected.

Playback fixes

  • Fixed an SP6 bug where playing from the 6th slot causes a crash (windows).
  • When midi mapping the ‚add cue point‘ button for a cue point slot, the behaviour is now either add a cue point if one doesn’t exist, or reset the position of the cue point if the cue already exists. Note: this is the same functionality as 2.3.3.
  • Fixed REL mode tracking issues when using SPDIF on the Rane 68.
  • Fixed a Rane Sixty-One, Sixty-Two and 68 bug whereby the FLEX FX sends for bpm dependent effects, such as echo, where not using the deck’s bpm.
  • The bpm for those effects was using a default value of 120 bpm, so the best way to hear the bug is to use a track with a bpm not close to this value.
  • Fixed bug where the green midi mapped box wouldn’t appear for some midi devices.
  • Fixed a Denon HC1000S bug where the SAMP.1-3 and 4-6 button would not toggle the SP6 widget to open and close.
  • Fixed a Rane 62 bug where loop doubling/halving on the right deck was not working.

GUI fixes

  • Changed the TTM 57 hardware panel text from video-sl to Serato Video.
  • Updated the Serato Video icons in the TTM 57 hardware panel.
  • Fixed bug where the files/browse/prepare panel size wasn’t being successfully used after being loaded from prefs.

Library and Track metadata fixes

  • Fixed bug where .xml/.ovb data would not be generated for files that need it; quicktime decoded files that don’t use mpeg4 containers.
  • Implemented the ability to lock/unlock the beat grid by ctrl+clicking either status column of the track library, or the song info display’s grid edit/locked indicator. The state is saved to the database and respects the settings used by ITCH.
  • Fixed bug where tracks were being labelled as iTunes library tracks even if iTunes importing was disabled. As a result, they couldn’t be deleted from the library.
  • Fixed a bug where unicode characters couldn’t be read from the composer tag of an mpeg4 file.
  • Fixed bug where changing the column order of any crate would not update the column order of all other crates.
  • Fixed bug where pressing enter on a bpm edit box field (library), when the value is unchanged, would not close the edit box.

Video related fixes

  • Added the missing False Color effect to the automatically generated effects_list.xml
  • The Serato Video Image effect ’size‘ param is now saved and loaded to and from xml.
  • Fixed bug where auto cross fading from left to right would get stuck at zero when the auto cross fade speed is slow.
  • Adjusted the auto cross fade speed so that the low-mid-high speeds at 10 secs-4.4 secs-super fast. The mid is a little faster than VSL 1.2.
  • Fixed a bug where the auto fader couldn’t fade hard left.
  • The selected Serato Video effect slot now has a white border when using the Rane TTM 57.
  • The Serato Video upfaders now default to full and the cross fader to half way when using a sound card with no faders (Rane SL1, SL2, SL3 SL4).
  • Updated the Serato Video effect slot ON/OFF buttons to have just ‚ON‘ but with different colours to represent state.
  • Fixed bug where unassociating a video file whose stated path no longer exists (i.e. the video file has been moved) causes a hang

Serato Video 1.1:

Features

  • New ‚Spin‘ transition.
  • Fixed the smudge transition so that it doesn’t draw artifacts over the clear space when media treatment is set to preserve.
  • Fixed the melt shader so that it doesn’t stretch videos when transitioning between a 4:3 and a 16:9 video when media treatment is set to preserve.
  • Fixed the swap transition so that for all media treatment settings, a full left or right cross fader will not show the opposing video.
  • Dedicated Video View*
  • Delay Compensation*
  • Auto Transitions*
  • Media Crate*

* Only applicable with latest versions of Scratch Live (2.4.3) and ITCH (2.2.2).

Fixes
  • Added the missing False Color effect to the automatically generated effects_list.xml
  • The Serato Video Image effect ’size‘ param is now saved and loaded to and from xml.
  • Fixed bug where auto cross fading from left to right would get stuck at zero when the auto cross fade speed is slow.
  • Adjusted the auto cross fade speed so that the low-mid-high speeds at 10 secs-4.4 secs-super fast. The mid is a little faster than VSL 1.2.
  • Fixed a bug where the auto fader couldn’t fade hard left.
  • The selected Serato Video effect slot now has a white border when using the Rane TTM 57.
  • The Serato Video upfaders now default to full and the cross fader to half way when using a sound card with no faders (Rane SL1, SL2, SL3 SL4).
  • Updated the Serato Video effect slot ON/OFF buttons to have just ‚ON‘ but with different colours to represent state.
  • Fixed bug where unassociating a video file whose stated path no longer exists (i.e. the video file has been moved) causes a hang.

Wir denken diese Updates waren überfällig und hoffen das sie auch halten was sie versprechen. Wir werden zuerst natürlich itch 2.2.2 testen und die nächsten Tage ausführlich darüber berichten.

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