I notice they made the required specs a lot higher and did release new 2.1.3 update for those running newer OSX versions but not wanting the 2.5--which tells me (the combo of the two) that it must take a lot more machine. But, it seems to only have two advertised "new" features: Shimmer....and some half pedal configuration/calibration. Maybe they upped the CPU of the engine's sympathetic modeling?
Just wondering if any users have updated to 2.5....sound/feel different? Use noticeably more resources?
I did some searching around the web looking for discussion....none to be had yet....I've not had any issues with OSX.12 other than it not working at ALL in Garageband--which I think I posted about...they said they'd have to update the engine because Apple changed the AU authorization APIs again. I would assume this "fixes that glitch"....at least the 2.1.3 would....
I downloaded, but I'm wondering if they can coexist. Or how nasty it might be to upgrade to try it and put 2.1.3 (or whatever version of 2 I have) back on if it's too heavy CPU.
I abandoned Ivory several years ago. Always sounded kind've "plainly to me. Gonna go take a look though.
American D changed that for me. Never cared much for any of the stock 3 pianos. They were "fine enough" but not tangibly better than anything else I've had for 20 years (how long I've been playing disk streaming piano samples). FWIW. They also did the U5 wonderfully, but I don't own it--because I'd have to buy the whole upright collection and well--there's a u3 in the studio....
Well, I'll back up the AU and app files and upgrade to 2.5....see how it goes. When I get time to play. Right now, I've got to get some new production el34s to work in one of my amps....fucking Russians...
It seems fine. I actually pulled up activity monitor to compare the stand alone CPU performance.....and it's actually BETTER with 2.5 than the 2.x I was using. The AU inside Logic looked (by Logic's meter) to be using more than I remember seeing before.....but, I didn't actually play around and watch specifically for that for a before/after. 2012 MBAir, 4gb, LPX.3, OSX.12.
The new shimmer control is interesting....sounds really good playing long slow sustainy bits because it's a kind of a high frequency harmonic overtone thing--but, at extreme settings it's weird on a staccato stuff. So, I'm under their min spec now (wasn't for 2.0).....but, it runs fine, knock on wood.
Just wanted to actually add potentially useful information to RGO's database for anyone searching.