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General
Created September 19, 2018

Beta Studio Test

Hi Testers, thank you for participating in a beta test of our new Studio!

What’s the plan?

We will open this group for at least a month for all testers to post bug reports and general feedback. Your insights will provide invaluable assistance in the fine-tuning of our studio before its official release in the coming months.


What’s new in the Studio?

We’ve made major changes from an architecture point of view so our new Studio has gained a major performance boost. More specifically, the new Studio is based on WebAssembly and is using components that are completely new in a browser. This helps us build a more powerful and stable Studio which in turn lets you create more demanding projects. While there are no new features added to the new Studio, this will facilitate any further improvements and added features in the future!


What should I do?

Make as many tracks as possible using our beta Studio: https://beta-studio.soundation.com (Important: Use this link only) on Chrome version 70. If you find any bugs in the process, please comment in this group with the information: What I did, what went wrong, what I expected + Operating system + Studio and Engine version


Is there anything I should be aware of?

Yes. Please find below more info on buffer size/latency and some known issues:


1. Buffer size vs. latency

• Increasing buffer size makes the Studio work more fluently, with less risk of glitches but with cost in latency (recommended for projects with long effect filter chains and/or many SendTo effect instances).


• Decreasing buffer size makes the Studio work with smaller latency but with cost in risk of glitches and fluency (recommended for simpler projects with shorten effect filter chains). Recommended buffer size is 512 or 1024.


• In case of complex projects and need of short latency, try to mute as many those channels which has the longest effect filter chains and then decrease buffer size to 256, 512.


2. Known bugs raised by testers (work in progress):

• Some presets of WubMachine (using Retrigger) differs in the beta studio


• The studio stops responding when used for a long time


3. Current Studio version 2.0.1 Engine version 1.7.1
4. Improvements added

• Import of flac


• Import of mp4 (including import of the AAC coded audio track from video mp4 file)


• Option to enable Turbo Mode to maximize CPU usage


What will I get?

In return for your help in scrutinizing our new Studio, you will get one item from our sound shop for free at the end of the testing period.


We really appreciate your time and feedback. If you have any questions feel free to post here. Now, have fun with our new Studio!

Team Soundation

👉 Access the beta Studio here: https://beta-studio.soundation.com

Comments

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rysiekg
Soundation Crew
7 months ago

@Kid Wizard - you wrote only a model of your PC thus I am not able to be sure what CPU you have on board but if soloing helps you it suggest that it is performance issue. Yes, please try to use bigger buffer size and if it does not help also "Turbo Mode". In general it should be able to play better than our original studio but gain also depend on used CPU. To check what CPU you have run dxdiag application - it will be displayed at the first screen of it. You can run it in windows by pushing "search" button and typing dxdiag (there will be an icon of application to run).

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Kid Wizard
7 months ago

Yeah I've also noticed that issue with playback. I'm not sure if that has anything to do with my buffer size or anything like that, but with playback, the studio freezes up, and I have to put my channels on Solo and listen a few at a time

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Keylime Pie
7 months ago

So I've not been able to replicate it, but at some point I was moving notes while it was playing back and then the playback froze.

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rysiekg
Soundation Crew
7 months ago

I am happy to read your opinions.. yes we saved some CPU clock and have some gain to be spent on some extensions/features. Most important Wasm feature we are waiting for is dynamic linked libraries supported in multithreaded environment (this is very important from plugins integration perspective).

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ChordsBoy
7 months ago

Yeah, just saw that video myself! Amazing potential there :D

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Dutch
7 months ago

That SF video is awesome!

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rysiekg
Soundation Crew
7 months ago

@cole jackson - should be fine now (as I checked). Full rebuild was needed, bug in the queue.

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rysiekg
Soundation Crew
7 months ago

@cole jackson - I confirm, some bug on our build server - rolling out build once again (and bug submitted to proper dev).

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kiLL spyro
7 months ago

When I open the studio, it loads but most things won't work at all. Using the virtual piano on any instrument, it wont make a sound. It wont play either.

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rysiekg
Soundation Crew
7 months ago

Dear all, some news from SF related to our beta: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgOGZgAPUjQ&feature=youtu.be&t=474

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