Tempera Updated

US New Firmware for the granular synth brings new features and more      21/02/24

Vector Synth has been in touch to tell us that all of the first batch of the Tempera has been shipped and that they've released quite a big firmware update. Here's a summary of it in their own words...

Thanks to all suggestions, ideas, feature requests and bug reports, the v1.5 firmware turned out to be quite large! New features, quality of life improvements, lots of polishing and bugfixes make the new firmware a must-have! The list of fixes and small improvements is too big to to fit here, so let's focus on the most significant ones:

New per-emitter Tone filters:
If you find that it's easy to overwhelm your mix with all the grains and emitters, the new Tone filter is one way to deal with it. It consists of a stereo pair of 1-pole LP and HP filters and it has two parameters: Width and Center. It can work as a sweepable "DJ style" filter, or a smooth bandpass to give each emitter a place in the mix. Also it is a modulator destination! Big thanks for this goes to our Discord community who was key in finding a good way to do this in a way that's useful and flowing with the rest of Tempera's UI.

New modulator destinations:
The v1.5 firmware adds a couple of of new modulator destinations: per-emmiter Volume, Grain size, Grain Density, and Tone.

Picking an audio slice from a long audio file:
It is now possible to load a long audio file into Tempera (up to 5 minutes) and pick an up to 11s window from it to load into a Track. The new firmware also fixes some bugs with regard to audio file loading, and now supports various sample rates and bit depths.

Other things:
- There's now also a Random Name Generator to save time when saving canvases (no more AAAA.canvas!) Turtle Blues? Boring Sonata? It's all in there!
- Many new new global settings, like Velocity curve, Max volume, Audition volume, new recording mode Mix which blends half of old with half of new, adjustable Display brightness
- Small things, like Round button + keyboard to show/hide the overlay keyboard, and a new Chromatic scale option
- new Horizontal overlay keyboard variant
- a lot of polishing!
- much more!

Pricing and Availability:

670€. Orders are being taken for the 3rd batch of Temperas for shipping mid-March 2024.

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