Software : : DigiBooster 3 Beta 26
Posted By: Krashan. on 2013/10/8 6:37:50
The beta version 26 of DigiBooster 3 for MorphOS, AmigaOS 4 and AmigaOS 3 was published online. Since it is probably one of the last beta versions before the final release, we invite every user to test and report the version as detailed as possible and write all bug reports directly to the DigiBooster support forum. Beta 26 of DigiBooster 3 has all the key features in place and will be the basis of the public release of the program planned in 2014. Major features added since latest public beta 22 are:

- DSP echo engine, already demonstrated in DigiRoller. The echo is fully compatible with DigiBooster 2.x, but this time it does not depend on AHI settings, so it is always processed. Additionally new effects 'V20' and 'V21' allow for independent echo parameters for each single track.

- Phase augmented stereo panorama. This has been demonstrated in DigiRoller as well. Small phase shifts added when setting stereo panorama improve sound positioning and overall sound space experience.

- New envelope editor. Unlike DigiBooster 2.x, it is embedded in the main window, so it is much larger and shows both volume and panning envelopes on one diagram, so it is easier to design combined effects. Diagram width is adjustable, so editing short envelopes is now easier.

- Mixer (module renderer). AHI independent, allows for mixing frequencies from 8 kHz to 192 kHz. Full 24-bit output available, writes WAVE or AIFF files. Volume boost up to 48 dB (with hard limiter) with optional autoboost calculation. Works in the background on separate process.

- 24 more fully documented ARexx commands.

- Implemented missing 'E40' effect, fixes in 'Gxx' effect.

- Numerous small fixes and improvements, listed in the change log.
 
  • Acolyte of the Butterfly
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    Great! MIDI subsytem still planned for the final release?
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  • Paladin of the Pegasos
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    Quote:

    - Mixer (module renderer). AHI independent, allows for mixing frequencies from 8 kHz to 192 kHz. Full 24-bit output available, writes WAVE or AIFF files. Volume boost up to 48 dB (with hard limiter) with optional autoboost calculation. Works in the background on separate process.


    this is the killer feature for me !!!! 24bit 192khz output/rendering, that will allow nice mixing and mastering sessions on a professional DAW.
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    > MIDI subsytem still planned for the final release?

    http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=de&tl=en&u=http://www.os4welt.de/viewtopic.php?p=19326%23p19326
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  • Order of the Butterfly
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    Nice! I´ll buy it for sure!!!
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    Great! MIDI subsytem still planned for the final release?

    MIDI support is planned, but not for the first 3.0 version.
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    this is the killer feature for me !!!! 24bit 192khz output/rendering, that will allow nice mixing and mastering sessions on a professional DAW.

    While we are talking about postprocessing - do you think an option of writing a multichannel WAVE/AIFF (every track is written to a separate channel) would be useful?
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  • Paladin of the Pegasos
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    YES !!!!!! more than useful, that would be the only way to be able to do the mixing and mastering in another software, like protools, cubase, logic or any other professional digital audio workstation. Most modern trackers like Renoise have this function which is a must have.
    If you can implement this, i'd certainly use Digibooster for advanced projects.
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    Most modern trackers like Renoise have this function which is a must have. If you can implement this, i'd certainly use Digibooster for advanced projects.

    After I've thought a bit on it, there is one question to answer. In DB3 engine the audio track is monophonic, until it gets into panorama processing block (which has mono input and stereo output), and then echo block (which is stereo->stereo). When writing multichannel output, DB3 may either:

    1. Output mono tracks, before they get into panorama unit. It assumes that applying panning and echo belongs to postprocessing and will be done in the postprocessing application.

    2. Output stereo tracks with panning and echo applied, like L1, R1, L2, R2 and so on.

    What is better? Implementation of either variant is not difficult.
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    Actually i thought about it too and was about to ask what kind of rendering (raw or post-processed) DB3 would be able to do. That's not easy to answer. Most trackers would render post-processed. Because if you choose to use some effects like echo or panning (mono/stereo) then it makes sense you want to keep it for the mixing later. But you could also use it as a "preview" until you work on a more professional effect during the post-processing. So both are quite relevant. Having both rendering options would be very interesting, one as "raw" and the other one as "rendered" or something.
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  • Paladin of the Pegasos
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    I'm not saying that DB3 should be like Renoise, but just as an example based on a popular and very good tracker :

    2.8_rendertodisk.png

    here's Renoise rendering window, as you can see there are no options to render without effects/filters/mixer settings.

    [ Edited by SoundSquare On 2013/10/9 15:46 ]
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    @SoundSquare:

    here's Renoise rendering window, as you can see there are no options to render without effects/filters/mixer settings.

    Hmm, so let's be better than Renoise ;-) and have both options. Also rendering tracks to individual (mono if raw, stereo if postprocessed) files is interesting.
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  • Paladin of the Pegasos
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    Quote:

    Hmm, so let's be better than Renoise ;-) and have both options. Also rendering tracks to individual (mono if raw, stereo if postprocessed) files is interesting.


    sounds fantastic ! you rock !
    yes, very interesting, i guess i'll invest some time again in tracking ;-)
  • »2013/10/10 12:18
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