Category: Main Multimedia Psycle 1.8.5


The latest stable release of Psycle.

Changes since stable release 1.8.2 are as follows:

v1.8.5 RC
* Finished the reimplementation of the VSTHost. (Internal and UI).
* Extended and finished the Mixer machine. 12ins 12sends/returns, with routing abilities.
* Improved Sampulse partially, can load instruments and be used in a song. (Still incomplete)
* Improvements in the new Interpolate Curve Dialog.
* Changes in the Sequencer toolbar. Now it can show names of patterns and change them.
* Improvements in source code (partially from 1.9 alpha)
+ Several new native plugins (most developed during the 1.9 alpha period). Total number is now 70
+ Wave In machine that allows input from external sources. Only works with directsound and ASIO for now.
+ Sinc interpolation for sampler. Should offer better quality, but it's quite slower.
+ "Record to clipboard" added to the Record to Wave dialog box.
+ Blocks in patterns can be moved by dragging them, as well as via popup menu (Use Ctrl key for copy).
+ Volume, panning and portamento commands for VST's ( volume does channel aftertouch for now )
+ Yannis midi native plugin nearly usable now (doesn't sync too well if used in a pattern)
! Fixes in several native plugins ( arguru synth, ayeternal delay, ...)
! bugfixes and other smaller additions.

v1.8.3 beta2/beta3
! fixed some problems when connecting machines which appeared after moving a wire.
+ Port of Wave Renderer from Psycle 1.9, with support for dithering.
! Crash prevention when loading damaged files.
+ Added a special keys dialog to use some keys which can't be set using the standard box.
! Bugfixes and Improvements in the VSTHost ( OpenFileDialog, GetTimeInfo, Shell Plugins)
+ .fxb and .fxp loading and saving routines are done. Pending the UI changes to use them.
+ Improved a bit the Song Properties dialog and the New Machine Dialog.
! miscellaneous bugfixes.

v1.8.3 beta1
* Incomplete (but functional) new VST Host based partially on Hermann Seib vsthost. UI part still from old one.
+ Port of Sampulse and module importing code from Psycle 1.9 sources.
+ Port of Mixer machine from Psycle 1.9 sources.
! Fixed keyboard configuration save code.
+ Ported spectrum analyzer (in the wire dialog) from Psycle 1.9
! Fixed bug in exchange function of the Gear Rack dialog.
! some miscellaneous small changes

Application Details:

Version: 1.8.5
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.1.15

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Test Results

Old test results
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What works

The application runs, can play songs, edit, VSTs load and play fine. The main toolbars now also function as expected.

What does not

A few native plugins crash, however Psycle takes care of these on its own by placing these in a "Crashed or invalid plugins" category. The absence of these plugins may of course affect the output of third party songs which use these plugins.


What was not tested

Midi input and audio input.

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 28 20091.1.15Yes Yes Silvertadadata 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 5.x "Lenny"May 11 20080.9.59.Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 5.x "Lenny"May 11 20080.9.59.Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 5.x "Lenny"Oct 07 20070.9.43.Yes Yes BronzeNeil Mather 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes

HOWTO -- workaround for the "toolbar button-bashing bug"
This has been confirmed as a bug in the Wine comctl32.dll.  It has been fixed in the latest development version of Psycle, but Christophe Ninucci has pointed out a workaround you can use  until that gets released, or until the bug is fixed itself in Wine -- simply use the comctl32.dll from Windows in replacement of the Wine version, assuming you have access to it.


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