public beta 2 for NastyDLA 1.0.1

A second public beta bug fix release is available for NastyDLA 1.0.1 which fixes some issues related to the chorus effect:

  • Fix: clearly audible lofi artifacts in the chorus section (crackle or noise) in some setups
  • Minor improvements: wider and better chorus imaging
  • Minor improvements: assembler optimized chorus section with lower cpu footprint

If you are not affected by this issues there is no need to download and install that. If you download and want to install it be aware that this is a beta version and not a final release and might not properly work due to other bugs or side-effects. If so, please report here for further bug tracking and fixing!

The download is available in the Downloads page or just click here.

knee-deep in beta testing

That’s where I am at the moment. Beside that I’m currently into setting up a new development test- and workbench to further speed up things a little bit in the future. Most fun currently is reading some DSP papers. Not so fun is all the debugging for the NastyDLA chorus bug – but you can help me on that one easily: The main problem is that there are not enough tester available which can reproduce that specific problem and so are able to confirm a final fix. If you suffer from that chorus issue with DLA and want to support a bugfix for that then just drop me a note with your email address here.

I’ll be back (soon)!

public betas for NastyDLA and VCS, BootEQ, Density and Ferric

Some public beta bug fix releases are currently available for:

  • BootEQ mkII 2.1.1 beta
  • Density mkII 2.0.3 beta
  • FerricTDS 1.5.1 beta
  • NastyDLA 1.0.1 beta
  • NastyVCS 1.0.1 beta

This are Win32 releases only (SSE2 or higher) and are bug fix releases which addresses the following issues: [Read more…]

just a short wrap-up

My day job consumes all my attention and energy at the moment (the usual year-end project rally) and therefore I might not be that responsive here during these days. Anyway, just to keep you informed the recent NastyDLA release was a huge success speaking in terms of downloads and attention all over the web and I’m expecting some more reviews to follow in the traditional magazines. It seems that Patrick and me hit the nerve once again. The dropbox bandwith limits where exceeded after a day or so and I promise that there will be a better solution for that with a next whatsoever major release.  As spotted by some users the 1.0 release contains a bug in the chorus section (lofi artifacts/crackle/noise, clearly audible) but only in some specific configurations so it still appears a little bit hazy. At least I was able to reproduce it in one single host configuration here which provides a basic starting point for performing some tests. But hey, some cold and long winter nights are expected to come maybe quite soon and thats a real great time for bugfixing 🙂