New in MultitrackStudio 10.7
1. MIDI-CIMultitrackStudio can now use MIDI-CI to retrieve program names and controller names from an External MIDI Instrument.
MIDI-CI is part of MIDI 2.0, it allows a sender to receive information from a receiver, which is something MIDI couldn't do until now.
The feature is enabled by default. All you have to do is connect the device and select it in Studio-->Devices. Now MultitrackStudio automatically knows about the programs and controllers the device supports. That's a lot easier than manually creating a Patchmap file!
It currently works with USB MIDI 2.0 class compliant devices in macOS 14.
What about Windows?
Microsoft is working on an all new MIDI system called "Windows MIDI Services", which should be available in about half a year. MultitrackStudio can then be updated to support MIDI-CI and other MIDI 2.0 features in Windows too.
Are there any devices available that support this?
Not yet. But you're ready for them now!
2. MIDI 2.0 Clip FilesMultitrackStudio can now import MIDI Clip Files (.midi2). This is a brand new file format that can contain all the MIDI 2.0 features like the higher resolutions and the per-note controllers.
3. Step through effect windowsYou can now step through effect windows using the S+Left/Right Arrow keys. It closes the currently open window and opens the first slot on the left/right that isn't empty.
Let's say a MIDI track has a Sampler, a Tremolo effect and a Phaser effect. The Tremolo window is visible.
Now press S+Left Arrow. The Tremolo goes away and the Sampler appears.
Now press S+Right Arrow. The Sampler goes away and the Tremolo appears.
This works in Mixer Sections, and also in effects like the Multi Effect etc.
4. MIDI Multi EffectThere's now a Multi Effect for MIDI effects, similar to the one for audio effects.
- Sampler: improved .dls importing. On Windows you can now import the system MIDI bank (see the manual).
- Note Velocity editor now tries to keep the vertical bars within the measure the note's in. The vertical bars will be narrower for measures with many notes.
- MIDI 2.0: the new RPN 7 (per-note pitchbend sensitivity) is sent to MIDI Out Devices and AU / CLAP / LV2 plugins that support the MIDI 2.0 protocol.
- MIDI controller editor / Automated Fader / Automation editor (Pro edition): clicking to unselect could accidentally select a dot.
- VST3 plugins: MIDI controller info (names and which ones are supported) from plugin is used if it looks like the plugin implements this correctly.
- Fixed: Some VST3 plugins containing an editor would keep their position needle moving while the transport was stopped.
- Windows: Multi MIDI Editor doesn't have OK button for score view, so there's a bit more room for the score.
- Windows: Multi MIDI Editor window appears a little bit taller, so it fills the available space.
- Windows touchscreen: Note Velocity editor indicates which note you're pressing immediately, so you can see it without having to wait for the mode selector to pop up.
- Windows touchscreen: MIDI controller editor / Automated Fader / Automation editor (Pro edition) 'draw' mode: the first bit you draw is now predictably smooth.
- Windows touchscreen: External MIDI Instrument: swiping over the patch name box vertically increases/decreases the MIDI program number.