Community Announcements - Seth Kellogg [Cakewalk]
This update addresses a known crash after a recent Windows 10 update. If you are experiencing a crash when scanning or instantiating these plug-ins please use the Steam Beta Branch menu to access the 'Early-Access-Beta' build for Z3TA+ 2.

To Opt In:
-In your steam library, right click on Z3TA+ 2 and click on Properties.
-Go to the tab called BETAS
-Change the drop down to 'Early-Access-Beta'.
-Allow STEAM to Update Z3TA+ 2
-Launch the Microhost or use in your DAW

Rapture Pro and Rapture Session builds for Early Access will also be coming soon related to the same issue. If you are using one these plug-ins you may be able to use SONAR in Compatibility mode to prevent crashes on scanning or instantiating the plug-ins.

If you encounter any critical issues prior to official public release, post them to the Problem Reports Forum. Please include Z3TA+2 Early Access in the post title, and refrain from including issues not related as they may get missed. We’ll do our best to lock posts as we confirm the reports.
Community Announcements - Seth Kellogg [Cakewalk]
Note: Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1607 for x64-based Systems (KB3201845) appears to resolve the issue stated below. Make sure to check your Windows 10 updates, if you are having issues.

It has come to our attention that a recent Windows 10 update has introduced instability in a subset of our plug-ins and may cause SONAR or other Windows DAWs to crash. The problem is related to a change in the timing for thread initialization on Windows, which leads to intermittent crashing on project load, plug-in scanning, or adding these plug-ins to a project. We are able to reproduce the issue and it appears to only affect some systems since it is timing related.

We are actively working on a resolution and will release fixes to the affected plugins as soon as possible.

Plug-ins that may be affected:
  • CA-2A
  • Rapture Pro
  • Rapture Session
  • Z3TA+2

We appreciate your patience while we work to resolve this issue,

- Cakewalk
Community Announcements - Seth Kellogg [Cakewalk]


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Community Announcements - Seth Kellogg [Cakewalk]
New Content Available:
BigTone EDM downloadable content is now available to purchase.
Cakewalk Mutant R3LOAD downloadable content is now available to purchase.

General Fixes:
  • Core authorization library has been updated
  • A bug with long arpeggio MIDI files causing drawing errors has been fixed
  • A bug resulting in incorrect CC selection has been fixed
Steam Specific Changes:
  • SteamReg Updated
    Last week we identified an issue that could impact new users registering or existing users reinstalling Z3ta+2, and the application would stay in Demo Mode. This issue has now been fixed.
Z3TA+2 Demo:
  • Updated the Demo to latest version of Z3TA+ 2
Release Branches:
The prior Z3TA+2 2.2.2 Update is available to rollback to if users encounter any issues.

To Rollback:
1. Right-click ‘Z3TA+ 2’ in the Steam Client and select Properties
2. Go to the Beta Tab
3. Select Early-Access
4. Click [OK] and allow Steam to update.

If you're still having issues, it may be an unrelated issue. Please start a dedicated post on your issue here: http://steamcommunity.com/app/241790/discussions/2/
Product Release - Valve
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Also, SONAR now includes a template to help users create their own Dota 2 music packs. Users can find it in their SONAR Tutorials folder. More information on creating packs can be found here!

*Offer ends May 6 at 10AM Pacific Time

Community Announcements - Seth Kellogg [Cakewalk]
Hi Everyone,

We've just released the demo version of Z3ta+ 2.2.2 on the STEAM Store!

Hotfix Notes:
Updated Demo and Authorization UI Prompts to decrease possible confusion for new users.
Community Announcements - Seth Kellogg [Cakewalk]
ATTENTION IMPORTANT:
All existing users will need to run Z3ta+2 standalone once after the update to activate Z3ta+2.2.2. Unlike 2.1, 2.2 will register both 32/64-bit plugins at the same time. Make sure to say [YES] to any Windows UAC administrator prompts. If you don't see the registration prompt, make sure you relaunch STEAM as administrator and turn off any anti-virus applications.

Release Notes:
  • Windows 10 Support
  • AAX and VST3 Support
  • 4 Stage Phaser mono and stereo added to modulation effects
  • Load FX from another Program
  • Bypass button added to Arpeggiator
Improved Search functionality:
  • -Search while typing
  • -Audition patches within a search without having to reopen
  • -Last search is now remembered
New Sources and Destinations added to the Mod Matrix

Sources:
  • Alternate Midi: Alternates 0 1 with midi notes (can be routed to panning to make it go left right etc.)
Destinations:
  • LFO Delay (1,2,3,4,5,6,All)
  • ARP Velocity
  • ARP Length
  • Chorus Delay
  • Chorus Feedback
  • Chorus Speed
  • Compressor Ratio
  • Compressor Threshold
  • Delay Feedback (1,2,3)
  • Reverb Dampening
  • Envelope:(1,2,3,4,5,6, Amp)
  • -Delay Time
  • -Attack Time
  • -Decay Time
  • -Decay Level
  • -Sustain Time
  • -Sustain Level
  • -Release Time
  • -Amount
  • -Pitch Envelope:
  • -Delay Time
  • -Start Level
  • -Attack Time
  • -Attack Level
  • -Decay Time
  • -Release Time
  • -Release Level
  • -Amount

Bug Fixes:
  • Resolved an issue where toggling the Keyboard (Preview Ribbon) would crash StudioOne
  • Resolved an issue where the +/- on the Keyboard with Z3TA+ 2 in focus could cause SONAR to crash
  • Resolved an issue where unwanted panning could occur in Z3TA+ 2.1 when left to loop over a long period of time
  • Resolved an issue where MIDI Learn did not work for Waveshaper parameters
  • Resolved an issue where Drag import MIDI to Arp did not work in some situations
  • Resolved an issue where Preset Inc/Dec and Random did not MIDI learn correctly
  • The Microhost now has a Sample Rate selector on the UI
  • Removed the unintended "Audio Input" control from the mod matrix
  • Resolved an issue where exporting a MIDI file from Z3TA+2 arp, and re-importing the MIDI file results in +1 Octave
  • Resolved an issue reported where Z3TA+ 2.1 would not not automate waveshaper parameters with host-synchronized LFO (CWBRN-8874)
  • Resolved an issue where text for modulation parameters was being cut off in master display
  • Resolved an issue where the Preset name would displays a GUI glitch when searching and selecting a preset
  • Resolved an issue where the Search box was visible on credits/signal flow screen if no text is entered
  • Resolved an issue where clicking extreme-left of Shaper would flip it
  • Resolved an issue where meters and poly count jump thru about page GUI
  • Resolved a patch specific issue (Showcase) Bass Shape 01 FS Delay 1 where it would become non functional
  • Resolved an issue where Waveshaper controls behave differently on User waves
  • Resolved an issue where the mod matrix could becomes unresponsive
  • Resolved an issue where Sync on Modulation was inconsistent when triggering vs played back in SONAR
  • Resolved an issue where CC# 43 displays as 33 in right-click menu when mapping parameters
  • Resolved an issue where the Stereo Chorus was not processing as true stereo chorus
  • Resolved a potential memory leak/potential crash when using the random program picker
  • Updated many buttons to have proper tooltips
  • Resolved an issue where the Z3TA+ Microhost menus did not behave as expected when using Record WAV File
  • Improved responsiveness with controls, such as Filter Link and Control Previews, which were lagging in OSX
  • Resolved an issue when choosing some program names that displayed unrelated "Parameter 659:" tooltip

Hotfix Update:
2.2.16 - 6:30EST - We just pushed out a quick hotfix this afternoon that addressed one issue. The registry keys for VST3 linking had a slight typo. If you're having problems linking the VST3 version of Z3ta+ 2 with our plugin linker applet, run a re-verify of the application cache.
Community Announcements - Seth Kellogg [Cakewalk]
It's a new year, and there's never been a better time to upgrade to SONAR Steam Edition. Right now, if you own Music Creator 6 or 7 on Steam, you can upgrade to SONAR Steam Edition for $24.99 -- that's 75% off the regular price!

Upgrade and enjoy loads of new features and functionality, including:
  • Unlimited Audio, MIDI, and Instrument tracks
  • Unlimited inputs and outputs
  • More Instruments and FX
  • Expanded Style Dials
  • The latest audio engine updates and fixes
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Product Release - Valve
SONAR Steam Edition is Now Available on Steam and 50% offl*!

SONAR Steam Edition includes many of the high-powered features you expect including unlimited audio and MIDI tracks, VST3 support, Skylight User Interface, virtual instruments, effects, editing and mixing tools, step sequencer, Matrix View, and much more. And now we've built a version that has been tailored to the Steam community with new features aimed at aspiring video game soundtrack designers.

We've added RPG Maker export making it easy to port your tracks, along with instruments like Z3TA+ Classic, 8-bit video game sounds that can be triggered in the Matrix View, 50 Sound FX (with more available for purchase) and a new DSF Video Game Pack for Sound Center.

*Offer ends November 15th at 10AM Pacific Time
Jul 28, 2015
Community Announcements - Seth Kellogg [Cakewalk]
We've posted a new update for the STEAM version of Z3TA+2

Changes:
  • Added the STEAM Plugin Manager, which is also bundled with Rapture Pro and Cakewalk Sound Center. This allows a user to link plugins in the STEAM managed directory, back to their system global vst folder.
  • Changed the order of launch options. Now 64-bit will be listed first on compatible systems. This should help resolve some of the issues Music Creator 7 users have, since the default MC7 option is 64-bit.
  • Plug-in .dll's were previously under a '64bit' and '32bit' subfolder in the 'Vstplugins/Z3TA+ 2' or 'x64/Vstplugins/Z3TA+2' folders. They have been removed from these subfolders and now just live in their respective 'Z3TA+2' folder.
  • STEAM install script cleanup. x86 users will now only have the native x86 version. Previously, users would have both x86 and x64 on their system, regardless of compatibility.
  • Foundation laid for more Z3TA+ 2 Expansion packs.
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