A new mastering device available in the Calf suite! The Multiband Enhancer spreads or reduces the stereo image and is able to add some harmonics – on four separate bands individually! For example: reduce the stereo base of your bass band to get more punch and spread it on the highest band for more air and stereo image. Monitor what you’re doing with the tiny goniometers in every band. Add some harmonics in the mid bands to raise the presence of your signal without changing the loudness – Multiband Enhancer really enhances your mix.
Tonight I implemented level meters, bypass and gain knobs to all plug-ins which were missing these widgets. Non-signal-processing plug-ins like Reverb or Multichorus got an On/Off switch instead of a bypass toggle. This way a comparison between dry and wet is much easier and meaningful. Bypass copies the input directly to the output while switching off e.g. a flanger just removes the effect signal from the output, dry signal keeps its level.
Additionally some of the plug-ins UIs were overhauled, basically they got more compact.
A feature request which appeared quite often was at least a bypass button for all plugins in calfjackhost. Lately the main work for adding a much broader spectrum of plug-ins controls was done. It still hides in a branch called „rackwidgets“ but is fully funcitonal now. Only one problem left: The knobs don’t update their counterparts atm.
As soon as this gets sorted out we’ll merge the stuff into the master.
Oh and we got scales for the meters in calfjackhost now, too!
Some time ago I updated Vintage Delay and Pulsator with a new timing selector widget. Now it’s possible to not only set bpm or tap in the tempo but to select as milliseconds or hertz, too – or just sync it to the host.
Another partially implemented (but actually ot working) feature is the new Pattern Editor in Vintage Delay where one can build custom delay patterns up to 8 beats with 8 fragments at max. As soon as we have full atoms support the Pattern Editor will be fully functional.
Lately I fixed the 30 Band Equalizer of drgreenthumb since it never really worked in a couple of hosts other than calfjackhost. Additionally there’s a new feature – both channels can affect the stereo signal individually now which means that you can have something like A/B comparison. And I reduced the necessary LV2 ports by 60 (!).