Synfire 1.7.10

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This new release brings a couple new features: Container deactivation (aka "mute container"), improved rack startup options, looking up files on disk for presets, racks, arrangements, interpretations and everything, and batch library import improvements.

Inactive Containers

Via the Container menu, you can now make a container become inactive. This moves all its phrases to a backup location, where they are restored from when you re-activate it again. An inactive container is therefore simply empty and hast no effect on the arrangement anymore. This also means you can no longer see what was in it, only after you re-activate the container. The root container and aliases can not become inactive. Deactivating a container does not deactivate its nested subcontainers. You need to deactivate each container individually.

Improved Rack Startup

There's now an option to startup with the default 'CurrentRack.cogsetup' instead of the last used global rack. Keep this default rack clean and simple, if you want to save load time. Arrangements now remember the global rack that was in use when they were last saved. You have the option to be asked if you want to load that rack when the arrangement is opened. If you missed to do so, there's also a button on the 'Sounds' tab that will load the rack o request. Both options together make working with Synfire much more comfortable.

Batch Library Import

On batch import, you now have a choice whether to label new phrase pools after the files, tracks and/or channels of the MIDI files. A new switch also allows for dropping the Master Take, or dropping all takes altogether. The default chunk size for splitting up tracks into potential phrases has been 4m. This is now a setting you can change. Synfire now trims empty leading and trailing measures from a phrase automatically.

Revealing Files In Finder/Explorer

At many places you can now open a Finder (Windows: Explorer) window on a particular file. This way you can easily locate where a file is stored and move or copy it as needed (for example, after you have bounced a mix to disk, which is saved next to the arrangement file). This works for (almost) all windows with a File menu, the rack module presets, interpretation presets and the embedded library view. Rack module presets can be grouped in folders now.

 

Many bugs have been fixed and some graphics glitches removed.

A complete list of changes is found here:
http://www.cognitone.com/support/article.stml?o=119

Enjoy!

 

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All sounds great Andre.  Thanks for all your hard work and for responding to requests on the forum.  Can't wait to try out the new features :)

Pete

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It would be great if we could grab more than one figure when copying to a folder in a library. Check the video. Perhaps there is a way of doing this but I'm just not getting it.  Help! 

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Hi

Maddsoul i am absolutely agree.

It is very boring and heavy drag one by one each file inside the library or from one library to another library if you want to move or copy a set of files.

Another interesting thing would be to have subfolders in the library  to improve the organization of huge collection files

Now we have the option of several folders but each one individual.

It would be nice to have another folders inside each folder (subfolder)

For example a folder named Rock and inside it several folders : Bass  Synth Drums...inside each these folders would be the files

Or one folder named Jazz and inside it several folders: Miles Davis  Jaco Pastorius...inside each these folders would be the synfire files

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I'll check if mutiple selection works here, thanks for the input.

As for subfolders: You already have them, in a way. The top-level library selection in arrange window actually serves as a folder, too. Also keep in mind you need to keep libraries small. Better create more libraries for different styles and purposes.

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Hi

Andre Ok but it would be fantastic the option of select multiple files for move or drag between libraries instead the actual situation,one by one

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Pluh eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeze!

 

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