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Known issues with the current version of EZkeys

[— UPDATED: 2016-09-27 —]

IMPORTANT: the current version of EZkeys is 1.2.4

Known issues with version 1.2.4

– using “faster than real time” bounce in PT11 may lead to crashes on Windows

Known issues with hosts

– Logic 8/9: key commands may interfere with typing Authorization code


Version History

– version 1.2.4 or above is required for Mac OS 10.12 compatibility
– version 1.2.2 or above is required for Mac OS 10.11 compatibility
– version 1.2.1 or above is required for Mac OS 10.10 and Windows 10 compatibility
– version 1.2.0 or above is required for Mac OS 10.9 and Windows 8.1 compatibility
– version 1.1.2 or above is required for Pro Tools 11 compatibility (AAX support)
– version 1.1.2 was the last version tested with Mac OS 10.5
– version 1.1.0 or above is required for Mac OS 10.8 and Windows 8 compatibility
– version 1.0.2 or above is required for MIDI packs support


Version 1.2.4

– “Add Chord” did not snap, which could lead to problems, for example, when exporting MIDI, blocks could be omitted
– importing MIDI containing bar lengths 0 lead to a crash
– export WAV/MIDI menu entries are now disabled if the song track is empty
– the red translucent block that marks the current recording sometimes became too long when a loop endpoint was reached, and it no longer overlaps itself in a loop
– in the Browser, some headers had a play button
– higher velocities could not be previewed on black keys by clicking on them
– when locating the sounds (if the sound path was not correctly set), it was possible to select an ‘MEZK_*’ folder as the sound path, after which authorization would not work
– the correct path (the parent of the MEZK folder) was in some cases not possible to select
– several functions are now disabled during recording, for example Undo/Redo, Use Browser MIDI, moving the playhead, splitting blocks and other operations that modify the contents of the song track
– with the Chord Notation tool, left click inserted chord where mouse was and not where the snapped cursor was
– when clicking with the Chord Notation tool on a chord to edit, it snapped to the left chord instead of the cursor-marked chord to the right
– if a chord was added at the end of block with the Chord Notation tool, EZkeys crashed
– standalone sample rate is no longer fixed at 44.1k for ASIO – now always uses the default sample rate of the ASIO device
– standalone can now handle an unlimited number of outputs on the sound card – any two can be selected


Version 1.2.3

– fix for preset menus involving deleting and replacing presets
– improvements to sustain re-pedalling particularly with EZkeys Studio Grand


Version 1.2.2

– soft pedal was not functioning correctly and small clicks could be heard when it was pressed or released
– EZkeys could hang when chords were changed in certain MIDI files, for example when “Use Browser MIDI” was used with some of the Classic Soul EZkeys MIDI


Version 1.2.1

– crashed when importing a MIDI file with zero notes if Humanize MIDI was on
– crashed if library configuration files were missing
– removing all notes from a block could lead to a crash
– undo/redo could crash if the song track was playing at same time
– the track length dialog did not work correctly with time signatures other than 4/4
– notes and pedals could be left in the wrong state at various times, for example when changing position in a playing file in the browser
– several fixes to chord analysis, for example higher chance of finding “m7-5” instead of “m7 no 5”, and less chance of “-5” if the fifth is also playing
– internal MIDI analysis is now done in a separate thread and is faster
– excessive note offs were sent when clicking on the keyboard
– playback of a favorite is now stopped if it is moved to a different favorite folder
– after renaming a favorite folder, selecting anything from a favorite file menu initiated a rename of that favorite file
– playing the track and then starting browser playback no longer resets the track playhead
– the “Import MIDI File” dialog was incorrectly shown when dragging certain files from the browser to the song track
– copying certain files from the browser and pasting to the song track created blocks without chords
– names too long for the preset menu are now properly truncated
– the music theory sign appeared and disappeared at the wrong times
– some graphical fixes in favorites
– improved the preview key system when playing really fast
– improved the recording and playing of notes when clicking on the keys


Version 1.2.0

– the scissors would sometimes become graphically stuck on the song track
– add9 could not be added to a 13 major chord
– changing a chord that has its third as bass note (for example C/E) from major to minor or from minor to major now also changes the bass note accordingly (C/E becomes Cm/Eb)
– when the song track was exported as MIDI, key signature was not saved
– sympathetic resonance would sometimes not be correctly working after a change of sound library
– after dragging MIDI from EZkeys, the next mouse click in the interface would be ignored
– the displayed chord is no longer reset and pressed keys are no longer graphically released after 5 seconds of inactivity
– song block MIDI is no longer drawn on different vertical positions depending on which sound library is loaded
– MIDI files from folders named “Endings” are now marked as Outro when dragged to the song track
– menus that were opened close to the bottom edge of the screen would open above the window (Mac 64-bit)
– in the standalone, when using external displays on Mac OS X Mavericks or later, the window could sometimes get stuck in the top part of the screen
– Dynamics settings now affect mouse-clicking of the keys
– checkboxes are now possible to toggle by clicking on their texts
– browser entries now have tooltips and long entries are properly truncated
– when playing a file in the browser, it is now possible to change position in the playing file
– the loop area in the time bar should be easier to hit with the mouse now
– improvements to song block snapping
– with a trackpad on Mac, horizontal scrolling of the song track is now much smoother
– new authorization dialogs – already registered serial numbers are automatically retrieved from the server


Version 1.1.2

– the MIDI player now syncs properly when looping grooves in Cubase 7
– the plug-in would crash at startup on certain Windows computer configurations
– the RTAS on Mac would crash if you closed the frame by selecting a different insert slot from the menu in the plug header in Pro Tools
– the plug-in no longer crashes when right clicking a chord and nothing was selected
– the Chord information should no longer show up on the side control panels when moving the mouse at the same MIDI data is received
– the Chord selector was sometimes left behind when moving to the next chord
– the sync to host preference is now retained when saving in stand alone mode
– right clicking a chord on the track no longer resets the transpose factor
– reading MIDI files containing no note events will be aborted, thus preventing crashes
– the Circular knob mode was the same as Relative Circular
– the default knob mode for the AU and RTAS was Relative Circular while it should have been Linear
– scrolling is now possible even while pressing mouse buttons
– the resize sensitive area on the blocks is now dependent on the zoom level
– snap block to original position is now independent of the zoom level
– dragging the loop area is now possible even if it was created with different snap settings
– reliability when removing blocks from the song track has been improved
– recording when looping the host has been improved


Version 1.1.1

– Crash when removing and adding new instances of the plug
– Various chord and base notes detection fixes
– Browser crashes and odd behaviour
– Preview click on keys crash
– Some zooming issues while recording
– Noise on keyboard mouse down click
– A Block close button issue and new fixed Y position for the dialog
– Push down Sustain backward check, when browsing or starting playback in the middle of a Song track loop
– Moved notes can now play after each other if separated enough and one starts where the previous ended
– Correcty keep the Humanize treatment after import
– The MIDI metadata is now removed when dragging from the song track to Apple Logic to avoid host inconsistencies
– Loading a new standalone project while having ‘Use Browser MIDI’ active now properly resets the mode
– Clicking a block on song track now correctly deselects any other blocks
– Split marker is no longer showed at block start
– The block properties window updates as it should after switching sound library
– If default project sound library is not present, a new default preset is saved
– Fixed bug when setting the Sound Path to an invalid selection
– Shows message when reading ‘dead’ EZKeys libraries
– Empty EZKeys libraries are ignored
– Added some missing chords and possibilties to add certain notes to certain chords
– Added some chords to the ‘Adjust Chord Analysis’ menu
– Allows for more detailed notation on long chords
– A base note is no longer shown with real-time chord display if the chord is played with one hand
– Improved ‘pedals down’ when starting playback on the song track
– The Song track bpm and time signature are now set on drag and drop from the Finder/Explorer if the track is empty
– Time signature is now also set in the host when dragging from the browser
– An arrow cursor is now visibe when resizing blocks
– The import dialog now has a cancel button
– New authorization dialogs
– Uses first authorized library as default library


Version 1.1.0

– The metronome did not always sync properly with a looped region in the song track
– Disabling looping when the Song Track is playing back would make the playhead jump forward in the Standalone
– At times a looped area did not play the first notes as intended
– MIDI-learning the Stop button and using it did not make the play button go to “off”
– the chord analysis would estimate the chord changes incorrectly when using the 1/2x and 2x tempo buttons with the included MIDI library


Version 1.0.1

– various bug fixes since release

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