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MiniNova 1.4
January 28 2015
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PLEASE FIND THE INSTALLERS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE RELEASE NOTES.

This software package includes the latest Novation USB driver, MiniNova editor and MiniNova librarian.

Updates firmware to 1157.

 

New features:
- Added sets of favourites using the FAVORITES + Patch Inc / Dec buttons, Sets A,B,C,D added.
- When the unit is set to Internal Clock, the unit will output F8 MIDI clocks based on the tempo. This can be turned off by setting the unit to Auto Clock Source.

Fixes:
- Improved reliability of firmware update process.
- Fixed Gator issues and compatibility with the editor.
- Editor LCD element turns on when the MiniNova Editor is active.
- MIDI clock lock-on speed and stability improved.
- Arp correctly syncs to a MIDI clock.
- Velocity curve global setting is now correctly loaded at bootup.
- Pitch and Mod wheels no longer affect sound when the unit is in Local Off Mode.
- Added ability to change Vocoder Spectrum values (NPRN High = 6, Low = 0->31, Value = 0->127).
- Added ability to perform a sample (Freeze) of current Vocoder Spectrum (NPRN High = 6, Low = 32, Value = 1).
- Fixed some broken VocalTune Pitch/PitchBend parameters.
- Fixed bug where Patch B127 cannot be saved to Favourite Slot 1.
- Increased maximum Arp Octaves from 4 to 8.
- Arp Gate can now affect built in UltraNova Arp Patterns.
- Help text now shown for tweak knobs when in demo mode.
- When in auto mode, tempo now freewheels until the next internal tempo is set (or a new external clock appears).
- Added chord note NRPN messages (NRPN High = 7, Low = 0->9 when received from unit, 16->25 when transmitted to unit).
- Now responds to MIDI Keyboard Octave Message (CC 13).
- Improvements to arp logic.

Editor improvements:
- Mininova Editor is now listed in Digital Performer 8.
- Vocoder and VocalTune effects tabs now work correctly.
- Moved Vocoder Source control to Vocoder tab.
- Improved behaviour of the Arpeggiator and Animate buttons.
- Fixed erroneous "Patch changed!" warnings.
- Fixed Editor automation in Studio One.
- Optimised parameter flow and speeded up patch changes.
- Increased maximum Arp Octaves from 4 to 8.
- Gator Rate Sync parameter now limited to a range of 19 (8 beats).
- Clicking a parameter now shows current value.
- Cubase: VST automation recorded from MiniNova hardware is now read correctly.

Librarian improvements:
- Fix for crash on Windows when the user selects the Import Sysex menu option in the List View when no patch is selected.

UltraNova 1.4
December 23 2014
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Release Notes.
 
Windows: Fixed a problem causing the installer to exit immediately
Corrected installer package layout
Fixed: Ultranova Editor not available in DP8
- Windows: Plugin resources are now installed for 64-bit only installs
- Mac: Ultranova firmware update no longer crashes during installation
- Updated from 2.4 to Novation USB Driver 2.6 (Windows)
- Fixed Librarian WinLib error
- Updated Windows code-signing certificate
- Supported operating systems:
- Windows 7, 32 and 64 bit
- Windows 8, 32 and 64 bit
- Updated from 2.5 to Novation USB Driver 2.7 (Mac)
- Additional fixes for audio streaming on OS X 10.9 (Mavericks)
- Added support for Yosemite (kernel extension audio driver is now signed)
 
Supported operating systems:
- Mac OS X 10.9
- Mac OS X 10.10
 

NEW VOCODER! We have updated the Vocoder algorithm to greatly improve its sound and performance. We have also added new features including:

- Separation and spread controls for moving the bands
- Formant freeze
- Adjustable band resonance and decay time
- Runs at full bandwidth

Because this is a major change to how the Vocoder works this release also includes a bank of patches that are designed to work with it. Please be aware that your original Ultranova Vocoder patches will sound different. You can load the new patches via the librarian. The Editor is also updated to support the new Vocoder features.

Using the new Vocoder patches:
1.     Download the Vocoder patches sysex file
2.     Import the sysex file in to the Ultranova Librarian
3.     Use the patch librarian to drag in the new patches to your preferred destination on Ultranova