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Veranderingen voor v2017.03.04 - v2017.10.04

  • Added menu Edit / Find Event... to the Event List viewer so you can move the cursor by searching for specific events.



Veranderingen voor v2017.02.02 - v2017.03.04

  • Made improvements so it can play very large MIDI files (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_MIDI) without missing a beat.
  • Changes in version 2017.03.03:
  • Since version 2017.03.01, some features of Edit / Change Volume or Pitch were not working correctly. This is now fixed.
  • Changes in version 2017.03.01:
  • Added options to the menu Edit / Change Volume or Pitch, Move or Delete notes that allow you to change Enharmonic and stem direction properties for all notes of a given pitch.
  • Changed Note Properties window so that you can directly edit the time of an event.
  • It now works properly when Anvil Studio exits while the screen is minimized or maximized.
  • In previous versions, changing the Time or Key signatures at time 0 caused all following Time or Key signatures to be deleted. Now, it prompts to ask if this is what you want done.
  • When you press CTRL while mouse is over a notehead to shift its start time, more info about the note is displayed.
  • Fixed problems:
  • Setting View / Options / Font could cause "Invalid Property" error to occur.



Veranderingen voor v2017.01.04 - v2017.02.02

  • In previous versions, some notes not in the current key were displayed as double-sharps instead of naturals. It now displays these accidentals in a more conventional way. If you prefer the way they were displayed before, you don't need to edit anything. Just select View / Options, select the MIDI tab, and set the check box:
  • Display note accidentals the same as versions before 2017
  • It now displays changes to tempo while the song is playing rather just when the song stops.



Veranderingen voor v2017.01.01 - v2017.01.04

  • In version 2017.01.01, the Multi-View accessory stopped working. (sorry...)



Veranderingen voor v2016.11.02 - v2017.01.01

  • A few Audio devices (Blue Snowball, TASCAM US-16x08, and possibly others) caused Anvil Studio to complain about a sample rate error when used with the Core Audio system. This has been fixed.
  • When using ASIO audio mode, with the Multi-Audio 8/16 accessory, you can now record 8 MONO audio tracks at the same time, where earlier versions would only let you record 4 Stereo audio tracks.
  • Several other minor problems were fixed.



Veranderingen voor v2016.11.01 - v2016.11.02

  • Reduced the number of times AnvilStudio opens and closes MIDI Out ports, which allows it to work MUCH better with Coolsoft's VirtualMidiSynthesizer, which we highly recommend, and can be downloaded for free from http://coolsoft.altervista.org/en/virtualmidisynth/.
  • For files that were saved with disabled tracks in version 2016.10.01 and later, when they were reloaded, the tracks were no longer disabled.



Veranderingen voor v2016.10.01 - v2016.11.01

  • When using Print-Sheet to produce a conductor's score with a fixed number of bars per line, notes in different tracks now line up perfectly.
  • Added a property to the Keyboard to allow it to be displayed left-aligned on the screen, bringing it closer to the Note Duration fields above it.
  • The Piano Roll editor's Show All Sounds Used menu item now hides unused note ranges as well.
  • Fixed problems:
  • a track be played as Piano when another instrument was desired.
  • songs with repeated loops, where the loops had time signatures that did not agree, the song could get out of alignment with other tracks. The files weren't damaged, they just need to be opened in the new version.
  • problem was introduced in version 2016.10.01 where it was unable to record a new MIDI track if the song had an audio track and no other MIDI tracks.



Veranderingen voor v2016.09.01 - v2016.10.01

  • When composing songs with a VST-Instrument, latency is now kept low even if the Audio Output Buffers is set very high.
  • More improvements to buffer management when recording and playing back audio so the chance of stopping because of running out of buffers is reduced quite a bit.
  • Added control to View / Options / General so that you can create a simple or full diagnostic log file any time without having to start Anvil Studio while pressing the SHIFT or CTRL keys.
  • Fixed a problem that could crash Anvil Studio when using multiple cores, multiple Audio busses, and VST-Instruments.



Veranderingen voor v2016.07.01 - v2016.09.01

  • Sometimes saving a song reported error 10025 saying time/key signatures were different in different tracks of the song.
  • Using ASIO sometimes reported a parameter error.
  • Improved buffer management when recording and playing back audio.
  • Fixed various other small problems.



Veranderingen voor v2016.06.01 - v2016.07.01

  • Fixed a problem with opening a MIDI Out port on some versions of Windows 10.



Veranderingen voor v2016.04.01 - v2016.06.01

  • •Added a MIDI Clock Divide field for every synthesizer shown by the View/Synthesizers menu.
  • •Fixed Problems: ◦Fixed Insert Chord so that it displays the correct accidentals for each note in the chord.
  • ◦Printing sheet music would sometimes display the wrong bar number.
  • ◦View / Options, General tab, Template file now works correctly again.



Veranderingen voor v2016.02.04 - v2016.04.01

  • When 2 different VST-Instruments were being played at the same time, sometimes, an error 0x8004122F got generated and playback stopped.



Veranderingen voor v2016.02.01 - v2016.02.04

  • Enhanced the menu Edit / Change Volume or Pitch, Move, or delete notes and the pop-up note-properties menu Change Volume or Pitch of notes.
  • Enhanced the menu Track / Align...
  • Fixed a bug where a couple of forms didn't display properly after the View / Options / Font button was used to increase the font size used by Anvil Studio.
  • Fixed some minor bugs with the way notes were displayed in the staff editor.



Veranderingen voor v2015.12.02 - v2016.02.01

  • Added menu Track / Limit the number of notes played at the same time... so you can easily change a track to never play more than 1, 2, ... notes at a time.
  • Fixed a bug that was causing some 8th/16th notes to be drawn without a stem.
  • Fixed a bug that was preventing the recording of Control Change events from external MIDI devices unless View / Option / MIDI / Record Program Change Events was set.
  • Several other minor bug fixes.
  • Changes in version 2016.01.01:
  • Because of recent changes with Windows Code Signing, we now have 2 different locations for downloads:
  • www.AnvilStudio.com/x/asinstall.exe for Windows 7, 8, and 10.
  • www.AnvilStudio.com/xp/asinstall.exe for Windows XP and Vista.
  • Made improvements to the Chord Finder tool in the staff editor.
  • Made improvements to the Piano Roll editor.
  • Fixed several bugs.



Veranderingen voor v2015.12.01 - v2015.12.02

  • Improved tutorials for using VST-Instruments. Improved View / Synthesizer / Add Synthesizer interface.
  • Music Drills accessories had a problem with the Practice / Ear training / Dictation exercise.
  • Performance Toolpack 1 accessories had problems with these tools: MIDI Controller, MIDI Switch, Arpeggio, and Staff.



Veranderingen voor v2015.09.01 - v2015.12.01

  • Improved tutorials for using VST-Instruments. Improved View / Synthesizer / Add Synthesizer interface.
  • Music Drills accessories had a problem with the Practice / Ear training / Dictation exercise.
  • Performance Toolpack 1 accessories had problems with these tools: MIDI Controller, MIDI Switch, Arpeggio, and Staff.



Veranderingen voor v2015.08.03 - v2015.09.01

  • Fixed some problems with the menu File / Export Mixed Audio that occurred on Windows XP.
  • Deleting a MIDI track when all remaining tracks were Audio tracks could cause Anvil Studio to crash.



Veranderingen voor v2015.08.02 - v2015.08.03

  • Version 2015.08.01 had a bug with the menus File / Repair Song, and Track / Repair Track.



Veranderingen voor v2015.06.02 - v2015.08.02

  • Fixed problem with recording MIDI SysEx events.
  • Changes in version 2015.08.01:
  • When Enharmonic is set for a note in the staff editor, the menu Track / Add Chord Labels now reacts accordingly.
  • Improved the menu View / Lyrics in a window without notes.
  • Improved Cue creation and positioning.
  • When a Synthesizer's MIDI-Thru checkbox is set in View / Synthesizers... and the Sync button has been set to Let another MIDI device control Anvil Studio's Start, Stop, and "clock" (tempo) Anvil Studio now forwards timing and start/stop/continue events as well as other MIDI events.
  • Improved the dialog brought up by menu View / Synthesizers's Add a Synthesizer button, in particular, the MIDI Synthesizer tab.
  • Fixed problems:
  • The menus Track / Clone and Track / Repair could cause any Program Change events beyond time 0 to be deleted.
  • An error could be reported if a track's MIDI channel was changed during song playback.
  • Problems fixed in version 2015.07.01:
  • When printing a conductor's score, it sometimes reported error code 9322 Parameter is not valid.
  • Error code 1001 Index beyond the bounds.
  • Fixed a "memory leak" problem which caused Anvil Studio to consume more memory the longer it ran.



Veranderingen voor v2015.06.01 - v2015.06.02

  • Improved placement of rests on the staff.



Veranderingen voor v2015.05.01 - v2015.06.01

  • Several minor problems were fixed.



Veranderingen voor v2015.04.02 - v2015.05.01

  • Added Hide Stems to the menu item Track / Track Properties for use in chant notation.
  • Made the popup menu item Move note to other clef visible when multiple notes are selected.
  • Added a shortcut key to View / Options for Insert Chord Label.



Veranderingen voor v2015.04.01 - v2015.04.02

  • On Windows XP, since version 2015.01.01, if a song had only MONO Audio tracks, and the Audio Out button was set to Stereo, the audio tracks were playing at half-speed.
  • Since version 2015.01.01, the Performance Tool Pack accessory's MIDI Controller tool displayed an error message if you tried to edit its properties.



Veranderingen voor v2015.03.01 - v2015.04.01

  • Added a shortcuts for View Composer, View Piano Roll, View Tablature, View Events to View / Options / General.
  • Fixed minor problems with View / Latency.
  • Cut Time measures were displaying 4/4 instead of 2/4 time.
  • Version 2015.03.01 caused the Print-Sheet accessory to not print final rests in the last measure of each line.
  • When printing a Conductor's Score, rests now line up in all tracks the same way notes do.
  • Increased the kinds of badly formatted MIDI files that File / Repair can fix.



Veranderingen voor v2015.02.01 - v2015.03.01

  • added four Auxiliary busses for creating Surround Sound audio files and providing more control over audio signal routing.



Veranderingen voor v2015.01.16 - v2015.02.01

  • If backspace was pressed in staff editor with an empty track, it would insert rests.
  • These error messages were sometimes displayed:
  • Unexpected internal error code: 80041209, and
  • Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
  • When using Anvil Studio with ReWire, it would sometimes report the error:
  • "Engine not responding, please check your Rewire Host".
  • It did not used to work well with ReWire device or channel names that had non-ANSI characters.
  • Since version 2015.01.08, Anvil Studio could freeze and become unresponsive if it had an upbeat after a time signature other than 4/4, and with some VST-Instruments, e.g. EZDrummer.
  • Guitar tuning tool in the View / Keyboard + Guitar properties menu.



Veranderingen voor v2015.01.14 - v2015.01.16

  • Since version 2015.01.08, Anvil Studio could freeze and become unresponsive if it had an upbeat after a time signature other than 4/4, and with some VST-Instruments, e.g. EZDrummer.
  • Guitar tuning tool in the View / Keyboard + Guitar properties menu.



Veranderingen voor v2015.01.12 - v2015.01.14

  • When printing with fixed number of bars per line, ties between measures were sometimes stretched too far.
  • Bar number printing was incorrect when printing a song that had a time signature at the start of a line.
  • Fixed a problem that could "freeze" Anvil Studio when using some specific VST-Instruments.
  • Added "Make note louder" and "Make note quieter" to the staff editor's note properties popup.



Veranderingen voor v2015.01.11 - v2015.01.12

  • Fixed problem where version 2015.01.11 could freeze when staff editor was in grid mode.



Veranderingen voor v2014.11.01 - v2015.01.11

  • Added Tempo button option "Constant tempo from current position to end."
  • Improved the placement and order of rests within the staff editor.
  • Added support for the Hindi font "Mangal".
  • Improved performance so it is less likely to say "Anvil Studio was unable to mix and play this song fast enough".
  • Fixed problems:
  • With some configurations, playing audio tracks with master-mix effects could crash Anvil Studio.
  • With some configurations, playing a song never stopped until the Stop button was pressed.
  • Playing a song from the middle could cause audio and MIDI tracks to be played out-of-sync.
  • Playing audio tracks with master-mix effects could crash Anvil Studio.
  • When positioning the cursor and pressing the Play button it would sometimes generate no sound on VST-Instrument tracks.
  • VST-Instrument tracks would sometimes contain some distorted sounds, particularly at the end of a song.
  • Sometimes, when entering notes from external MIDI keyboard to track played by VSTi, it would make a distortion noise.
  • When song had VST-Instrument tracks, when entering notes from external MIDI keyboard during composition, or during playback, it would sometimes cause distortion.
  • Track / Transpose sometimes made mistakes on songs that included loops.
  • Adjusting a track's volume or L/R Balance column while a song was playing would not update the display properly.
  • File / Save sometimes generated error code 10025.



Veranderingen voor v2014.11.01 - v2015.01.04

  • Added Tempo button option "Constant tempo from current position to end."
  • Improved the placement and order of rests within the staff editor.
  • Added support for the Hindi font "Mangal".
  • Fixed a problems:
  • Sometimes, when entering notes from external MIDI keyboard to track played by VSTi, it would make a distortion noise.
  • Track / Transpose sometimes made mistakes on songs that included loops.
  • Adjusting a track's volume or L/R Balance column while a song was playing would not update the display properly.



Veranderingen voor v2014.10.01 - v2014.11.01

  • When using Edit / Insert MIDI Event to insert a Reset All Controllers event, it is inserted before other controller events that occur at the same time.
  • Similarly, controller events are inserted after any Reset All Controllers events that occur at the same time.
  • Fixed these problems that were introduced in version 2014.10.01:
  • The menu File / Merge Song... was not working at all.
  • In some configurations, using Auxiliary Busses was not releasing RAM, causing Anvil Studio to run out of memory after playing several songs.
  • If a playlist contained the command "Pause For [hour:min:sec]" (e.g. Pause For 0:0:5), it would report an error.



Veranderingen voor v2014.09.08 - v2014.10.01

  • Made Audio processing more stable by fixing intermittent problems with VST-Instrument, Core Audio, ASIO, and DirectX, File/Export Mixed Audio.
  • Added 4 Auxiliary Audio Busses to the Pro-Mix accessory. Each audio/VST-Instrument track can be mixed to one or more busses that include Master Audio Out and Auxiliary busses A,B,C,D. Each auxiliary bus can have its own chain of effects and its output can be either mixed back into another bus or sent to an audio out device. This can be used to create Surround Sound audio files. It can also be used to give each performer a different headphone or monitor mix that might include a click track that is not part of the Master Audio Out mix.
  • Added a new Time/Position display option: Hour:Min:Second:Millisecond.



Veranderingen voor v2014.09.05 - v2014.09.08

  • Enhanced the menu Track / Split Track Using Keyboard Split Point so that it can either move notes above a certain pitch to a new track, or move them to the upper clef, and all others to the lower clef. Also fixed a bug with this menu item.
  • Piano Roll's zoom-in/out buttons support more gradual levels of zoom.
  • When mouse moves over Piano Roll's grid or keyboard, current note is displayed at the top of the screen.
  • Works better with songs created by other programs that have low 'Ticks per Quarter Note' property.
  • In previous versions, recording a MIDI track to a song only remained in sync when the song had constant tempo. Now, the new track is in sync with existing song's tempo changes (i.e. MIDI Tempo events).
  • Problems fixed:
  • When Print Sheet's Clef Spacing property was adjusted, some notation in bass clef was being displayed at a different location than it was displayed in the staff editor.
  • When dragging the last pixel of start or end of a note in the Piano Roll, it would not drag the existing note.
  • When clicking line above track list, and dragging the mouse down, it swapped the top track with an "invisible" 1st track with no assigned device.
  • Several other minor Piano Roll problems.
  • Problems fixed in version 2014.09.06:
  • Improved Practice / Ear training / Voice



Veranderingen voor v2014.09.01 - v2014.09.05

  • •When stopping a song that was playing to a VST-Instrument, it sometimes left sustained notes playing.
  • •In version 2014.09.01, when recording a track in the Audio Editor, the track data did not appear immediately when recording finished.
  • •In version 2014.09.01 copying between 2 running Anvil Studio programs did not work.
  • •Practice / Ear Training / Voice would display a series of error messages when the number of audio input buffers was low.
  • •PacketTooLarge error sometimes occurred on some systems when exporting mixed audio when speakers were configured as surround-sound.



Veranderingen voor v2014.08.10 - v2014.09.01

  • The Staff editor's Lyrics Font button was showing the font most recently set rather than currently-loaded song's font.
  • Piano Roll's Edit / Paste was changing the scrollable range of notes in the Piano Roll editor.
  • When making selections on the Piano Roll, it didn't show the selection until mouse was released.
  • Since version 2014.08.05, right-clicking a note and selecting Change, Move or Delete all instances of a note / Delete all instances of this note
  • was deleting all instances of all notes.
  • The Piano Roll was sometimes not tracking the song's play position.
  • Selecting File / Exit sometimes reported the error "A COM object that has been separated from its underlying RCW can not be used".
  • Menu View / Latency / Analyze / Start is now more accurate.
  • Menus File / Export Mixed Audio, and Track / Create / Audio track by mixing ... now work when audio out device is configured for surround sound or quadraphonic. They still produce Mono or Stereo output, but they used to generate noise when the device was configured that way.



Veranderingen voor v2014.08.07 - v2014.08.10

  • Piano Roll and Rhythm editors now allow you to press the mouse to start a note, and drag to the end of the note, and then release the mouse.
  • Since version 2014.08.03, clicking an existing note failed to delete the note, and could result in error code 10026.
  • In version 2014.08.09, using Note Properties to change the pitch of a note could cause error code 10026.
  • All known causes of error code 10026 have been fixed.
  • Problems fixed in version 2014.08.09:
  • Track / Transpose would sometimes incorrectly complain that it could not be done because it would conflict with an existing note.
  • Since 2014.07.01, File / Export Mixed Audio and Track / Create / Audio track by Mixing would sometimes incorrectly complain that it was unable to record fast enough.
  • Since 2014.07.01, CopyMe was sometimes not highlighting the first note.
  • When using Note Properties to change the volume of note(s), it would report an error:
  • Unable to perform this operation because it would result in two notes of the same pitch being played at the same time on the same track.



Veranderingen voor v2014.08.06 - v2014.08.07

  • When using Note Properties to change the volume of note(s), it would report an error:
  • Unable to perform this operation because it would result in two notes of the same pitch being played at the same time on the same track.



Veranderingen voor v2014.07.06 - v2014.08.03

  • Enhanced View / Event List. When a track contains loops, you can view events for individual loops, just the track-level events, or the merged set of all loops, exactly as the track will be played.
  • Enhanced Pro-Mix so that you can graphically modify or reset Note Volume exactly the same way as Tempo or MIDI Channel Volume.
  • Improved View / Repair Song some more.
  • On the View / Synthesizers menu, added "MIDI Thru" support for VST-Instruments.
  • When set, incoming MIDI Events are always echoed to that VST-Instrument for realtime playback. Also reduced the latency/delay for MIDI-Thru.
  • When the mouse hovers over a note, information about that note is now displayed at the top of the screen.
  • Fixed problems:
  • If playback was paused and a note was inserted without first clicking on the staff, the new note was not inserted precisely at the position indicated by the cursor.
  • Fixed a problem with the duration of quintuplet and septuplet notes.
  • For some MIDI songs created by other programs, lyrics were visible on the staff, but not visible in the editing field "Lyrics line 1".
  • Anvil Studio wasn't displaying any lyrics that began with Unicode characters ending in 0x40 or 0x2F.
  • Menus Edit / Paste Mix or Track / Merge reported an error 10026 when a tied note in the source conflicted with an existing note in the destination.



Veranderingen voor v2014.07.05 - v2014.07.06

  • Fixed several places that caused it to report error 10026.
  • Improved File / Open so that it is able to load and repair seriously-badly-formatted .MID files.
  • Improved File / Repair Song.
  • Right-clicking the 1st of two tied notes and selecting the menu Split into two notes resulted in error code 10026.
  • Fixed a problem where inserting a rest at the start of a track would sometimes shift the initial ProgramChange event.



Veranderingen voor v2014.07.04 - v2014.07.05

  • •Improved the menu File / Repair Song, but removed the File / Open prompt suggesting the song be repaired.
  • •Eliminated some places where Anvil Studio was "Unable to mix and play fast enough".



Veranderingen voor v2014.05.06 - v2014.06.01

  • When recording MIDI tracks, device latency is used to keep all tracks in sync. This was already done when recording Audio tracks.
  • Made Multi-Audio accessory's playback of audio tracks more efficient so it doesn't report that it cannot keep up.
  • Improved the View / CPU Performance menu.
  • Remembers View / Options / Audio / samples per buffer from one session to the next.
  • You can now select, move, and resize elements inserted with Edit / Insert Notation / Text by clicking anywhere on the text.
  • Added View / Options keyboard short cuts for selecting next/previous track.
  • Fixed problems:
  • playback with several VST-Instruments could sometimes crash the program.
  • Track / Create / Audio track from... sometimes forgot the .WAV file associated with that track when the song was later loaded.
  • When Audio metronome was used, it did not respond to the Metronome volume property the same as when the MIDI metronome is used.
  • Fixed a number of small bugs, mostly related to audio recording and playback.



Veranderingen voor v2014.05.02 - v2014.05.06

  • Fixed a bug which could cause a song to stop playing when View / Options / Audio was set to use more than one CPU-Core.
  • Fixed a number of small bugs, mostly related to audio recording & playback.



Veranderingen voor v2014.05.01 - v2014.05.02

  • In the staff editor, you can select the right-half of a tied note and press up/down arrow to break the tie and change its pitch.
  • You can also press Ctrl+Up/Down arrow to raise or lower the selected note(s) by an octave.
  • Fixed problems:
  • if the MIDI Mapper had been disabled, it was not accessing other MIDI Out ports.
  • When computer had no Audio In devices, it could report Division by zero when exporting mixed audio.
  • When selecting View / Upgrade Anvil Studio, it sometimes reported that a file was in use.
  • A cosmetic problem with the staff background color/texture.
  • In 2014.05.01, View / Composer's Staccato check box was broken.



Veranderingen voor v2014.04.03 - v2014.05.01

  • In the staff editor, you can select the right-half of a tied note and press up/down arrow to break the tie and change its pitch.
  • You can also press Ctrl+Up/Down arrow to raise or lower the selected note(s) by an octave.
  • Fixed problems:
  • if the MIDI Mapper had been disabled, it was not accessing other MIDI Out ports.
  • When computer had no Audio In devices, it could report Division by zero when exporting mixed audio.
  • When selecting View / Upgrade Anvil Studio, it sometimes reported that a file was in use.
  • A cosmetic problem with the staff background color/texture.



Veranderingen voor v2014.03.01 - v2014.04.03

  • Made Help / Search much faster.
  • Added several tools to the toolbar.
  • On the View / Mixer screen, when VU is pressed, or when recording, you can change a track's Volume slider to adjust the audio input channel's record volume level.
  • When VU is not pressed, and not recording, changing a track's Volume slider continues to alter the track's playback volume.
  • Can now record channels from audio devices that have more than 2 channels when using Core Audio on Win Vista and later.
  • In the past, audio devices that had more than 2 audio input channels presented themselves as multiple devices,
  • each with 2 input channels. Newer devices present themselves with a single device and many audio channels.
  • Fixed problems:
  • Names of Audio In devices were sometimes inaccurate in previous versions when using Core Audio.
  • Deleting a track that was tied to VST-Instrument by clicking the FX column could cause problems.
  • Pressing VU and then REC could sometimes incorrectly report that it could not record fast enough.



Veranderingen voor 2012.12.02 - v2013.02.01

  • Fixed Edit / Paste Special problem where it was sometimes pasting lyrics for one note beyond the last note in the clipboard.
  • Fixed problem where View / Lyrics with no notes
  • Fixed problem where View / Upgrade was saying version3.htm was in use by another process.
  • On Windows XP when Multi-View was active, moving the mouse around, note properties pop-ups sometimes left blank spots on the display.
  • Print Sheet Accessory: Added Show track names above staff checkbox to File / Print / Conductor's Score Options.
  • It now prints custom fonts, e.g. 13/16, with the correct font.
  • Performance Tool Pack Accessory: Controller tool could report division by zero error when very unusual MIDI file was currently loaded.



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