Amped Studio release notes

Find out what is new, updated or fixed in Amped Studio. If you find any bugs or have feature requests you can contact us through support.

Amped Studio 2.1.1

March 25, 2019

New Features

  • New preset explorer for devices! Premium users can now save their own presets and create preset banks.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where the state of the Play button could be inverted and playhead did not update correctly.
  • Fixed an issue where Filter SC in dynamics devices was not set properly when loading a saved project.

Amped Studio 2.1

February 13, 2019

New Features

  • Compressor Mini, new for all users! An easy to use one knob compressor effect!
  • Compressor, new for Premium users. For full on dynamic range control!
  • Limiter, new effect for Premium users.
  • Gate, new effect for Premium users.
  • Expander, new effect for Premium users.
  • Distortion, new effect for Premium users. A growling little beast of a distortion!

Enhancements

  • All new studio menu. We removed the menu bar in favor of a main menu button in the top left. Giving you a little more arrangement space!
  • Minor updates to the studio look with a white playhead, green loop locators and brighter transport display.
  • Rearranged the transport buttons to the left side of the display.
  • Tools and Toggle buttons now consolidate into button menus when the browser window width is reduced.
  • Changed the icons for Content Editor and Device Chain toggle buttons.

Amped Studio 2.0.7

January 9, 2019

New Features

  • BitCrusher, a new effects device has been added!

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where Exporting/Publishing tracks did not work (sorry!)
  • Fixed an issue with knobs in Drumpler.
  • Fixed an issue with Drumpler pad groups
  • Fixed an issue where library preview could not be stopped if a folder was selected.

Amped Studio 2.0.6

December 18, 2018

New Features

  • Rearrange Tracks in the Arrangement by dragging a Track Panel.
  • Rearrange Devices in the Device Chain by dragging them.

Enhancements

  • Changed the volume scaling of VOLT and VOLT Mini to reduce their overall volumes and Master Track clipping.

Bug Fixes & Stability

  • Fixed a visual bug where the position of Track Automation was not moved with the Track.
  • Fixed an issue where the Arrangement was sometimes not fully reset on New Project.

Amped Studio 2.0.5

December 10, 2018

Enhancements

  • Added tooltips for interface buttons such as solo, mute, tools, toggle buttons and more.
  • Added metronome volume slider to the studio settings window.
  • Updated the track automation button with a better icon.

Bug Fixes & Stability

  • Fixed an issue where WAMs were not included in track cloning.
  • It is no longer possible to move the playhead during recording to prevent recording issues.
  • It is no longer possible to activate loop locators during recording to prevent recording issues.

Amped Studio 2.0.4

November 20, 2018

Enhancements

  • Opera browser support! Supported browsers are now Chrome, Vivaldi and Opera.
  • Studio instruments with long release times are no longer cut off if the notes end at or after loop locators.

Bug Fixes & Stability

  • Virtual Keyboard: Fixed an issue where keys could not be pressed at the smallest keyboard size.
  • Fixed graphics blinking when resizing editors.

Amped Studio 2.0.3

November 8, 2018

Enhancements

  • Improved studio perfomance with less GPU usage. Most noticable on high screen resolution devices with integrated GPUs, such as MacBooks with Retina screens.
  • Note Editor is now opened by default for regions without audio.
  • Bypassed instruments now ignore incoming notes.
  • Added a new Help menu.

Bug Fixes & Stability

  • Fixed an issue where the first transient was lost in the first cycle of looping playback.
  • Fixed an issue where looping playback could in some cases cause a stuck note.
  • Fixed an issue where deleting a note region before it was fully loaded could load the notes anyway.
  • Fixed a viewing issue with VOLT EG parameters on Windows machines.
  • Fixed and added Limiter device default preset.
  • It is no longer possible to export or publish an empty project.
  • Audio Editor: Fixed an issue where waveforms could be displayed outside of the region.
  • Audio Editor: Fixed an issue where clip Gain slider was sometimes too short when stretching.
  • Audio Editor: Fixed an issue where clip length was wrong after splitting a region and undoing it.
  • Drumpler: Fixed an issue in sample playback after adjusting Pitch for the sample.
  • Fixed an issue where devices where not restored properly after undoing and redoing a new track.
  • Fixed an issue where the Track Meter did not display levels below -42 dB properly.
  • Fixed an issue where the length of a region could drawn incorrectly.

Amped Studio 2.0.2

October 29, 2018

Enhancements

  • When clicking EDIT button on an instrument it will now bring the window to the front.
  • Projects now save the state of if a WAM window is open or closed.

Bug Fixes & Stability

  • Fixed issues where split or copied regions did not load correctly when opening a project.
  • Fixed an issue where Audio Editor Gain values were not saved with the project.
  • Fixed an issue where Audio Editor Gain slider and Clip borders were incorrect for recorded audio.
  • Fixed an issue where Gain slider and Clip borders could dissapear for stretched audio files.
  • Fixed an issue where the Audio Editor was not displayed properly with empty regions.
  • Better support for projects saved prior to Amped Studio 2.0.
  • Fixed an issue where VOLT LFO did not load the correct LFO waveform.
  • Studio will now turn off Loop Locators while exporting or recording to prevent issues (Future plan is to enable overdub recording and loop exporting).
  • WAMs should now reinitialize correctly when changing buffer size.
  • Fixed a bug where changing GM Player preset also changed other GM Players on the same Track.
  • Changed the internal ampliture envelope of GM Player back to it's initial state
  • Fixed an issue with Track Level Meters not displaying properly when creating a track using HumBeatz imports.
  • Fixed a corner case issue where copying, undoing and copying notes could cause notes to not play.

Amped Studio 2.0.1

October 17, 2018

Bug Fixes & Stability

  • Fixed bug where WAMs did not load properly with the project.
  • Fixed an issue where several WAMs on a track did not work project loading.
  • Fixed a bug where a WAM device + studio device could cause loading problems.
  • Fixed an issue with WAM bypassing.
  • Fixed issues with WAMs after changing studio buffer size.
  • Fixed a bug where the Save Song window did not close if a WAM device was empty
  • Fixed a bug where the metronome was silent and metronome volume could not be adjusted.
  • Fixed an issue where Track Level Meter did not display correctly on Retina screens.
  • Fixed a bug where deleting the last track could cause playback issues.
  • Fixed an issue where pasted notes where not added properly.

Amped Studio 2.0

October 10, 2018

New Features

  • HumBeatz note detection. Turn humming or beatboxing into notes with a right-click on the region.
  • Support for WAMs (web audio modules) - browser-based external audio plug-ins.
  • Content Editor has a new Audio Editor section. Change the Gain of audio clips in regions.
  • Automation - add Volume and Pan automation to Tracks with the new track automation button.
  • Track Colors - Right-click Track Panel. Color changes are reflected in Track Panels, waveforms, notes and knobs the Device Chain.

Enhancements

  • VOLT and VOLT Mini has been updated with new interfaces and a new and improved envelope generator.
  • Added more Toggle Buttons in the Controls Bar to easier access studio sections.
  • View menu now include Settings to change studio buffer size.

Under the hood

  • Amped Studio has been ported to WebAssembly. A new browser-based technology for web applications.