[NEW] SpectraLayers Pro 5 thread ...

MrSoundman wrote on 4/7/2018, 5:16 PM

I am trying out the new SL Pro 5, it would be great to hear from, and to learn from each other's experience!

To quote DivideFrame:
"On Windows, SL4 and SL5 can co-exist. On macOS, SL5 will overwrite SL4. On both platform, each activation remain valid."


christopher-lawley wrote on 4/10/2018, 11:46 AM

Well, so far any file I load results in the whole window turning black.
No menus or anything visible at all.
Previous version works fine

DivideFrame wrote on 4/10/2018, 2:35 PM

Hi Christopher, can you send me the logs files located in Documents/SpectraLayers Pro logs ? [ contact at divideframe.com ]

Would you by chance have an old AMD graphic card ?

Could you give build 134 a try ( https://drive.google.com/open?id=1r-ZndNWoi-ndm7-TX0DrSDHGr-_n8pWf ), go to Edit/Preferences/Display, choose "OpenGL ES" and restart SpectraLayers.
The problem you reported usually happen with non-conformants graphic drivers from old AMD graphic cards.

christopher-lawley wrote on 4/10/2018, 3:49 PM

Re Graphics Card :: I'll have to have a dig. I'm using a Samsung laptop,,,
[FX: time passes] Looks like an Intel thing

Re Log file :: Hopefully it's gone to the right place!
Looking at the log, it's obviously a graphics issue

Re build 134 :: Yay! That works

The Magix supplied system details program returns nothing! This is from Piriform’s "Speccy"
            Name    Generic PnP Monitor on Intel HD Graphics 3000
            Current Resolution    1366x768 pixels
            Work Resolution    1366x768 pixels
            State    Enabled, Primary
            Monitor Width    1366
            Monitor Height    768
            Monitor BPP    32 bits per pixel
            Monitor Frequency    60 Hz
            Device    \\.\DISPLAY1\Monitor0
        Intel HD Graphics 3000
            Manufacturer    Intel
            Model    HD Graphics 3000
            Device ID    8086-0126
            Revision    A
            Subvendor    Samsung (144D)
            Current Performance Level    Level 0
            Current GPU Clock    648 MHz
            Technology    32 nm
            Driver version
                Count of performance levels : 1
                        Level 1 - "Perf Level 0"
                            GPU Clock    648 MHz
        NVIDIA NVS 4200M
            Manufacturer    NVIDIA
            Model    NVS 4200M
            GPU    GF119
            Device ID    10DE-1057
            Revision    A2
            Subvendor    Samsung (144D)
            Current Performance Level    Level 0
            Die Size    79 mm²
            Release Date    Feb 22, 2011
            DirectX Support    11.0
            OpenGL Support    5.0
            Bus Interface    PCI Express x16
            Temperature    62 °C
            Driver version
            BIOS Version
            ROPs    4
            Shaders    48 unified
            Physical Memory    511 MB
            Virtual Memory    512 MB
                Count of performance levels : 1
                    Level 1 - "Perf Level 0"

christopher-lawley wrote on 4/10/2018, 3:54 PM

If you want to investigate further, let me know.
In the meantime, have this virtual beer on me
Fair winds
chris :-)

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MrSoundman wrote on 4/10/2018, 5:13 PM

Perhaps you could disable the Intel graphics in the BIOS as you seem to have an NVidia chip in that machine as well.

So far no problems here with Intel HD Graphics 530, OpenGL 4.5. DirectX 12 (i.e. integrated GPU, no discrete graphics card).

DivideFrame wrote on 4/11/2018, 4:51 AM

Hi Chris, glad you made it work (using the OpenGL ES mode I assume ?). I'm still interested in looking at the logs to narrow down such issues. Either here, private message or by emails at contact [at] divideframe.com

Thanks !

Former user wrote on 4/16/2018, 8:48 PM

the new gui is very fine and the under the hood improvements seem worthwhile - speedier I think. But the feature set is not much different in areas I am interested in so I am probably not upgrading at this stage. Although I would definitely recommend people to buy it if they haven't a copy already. I would like to ask though, are there any planned additions during this v5 cycle eg export layers as individual wavs, select on amplitude, others?

thanks, Greg


condex wrote on 5/14/2018, 4:55 AM

I'm between projects at the moment so I have not had a chance to see SL5 in day-to-day use, but 2 problems have very quickly become apparent:

1/ SL5 takes about 12 seconds to open (to the splash screen - including when linking to SL5 via Tools in Sound Forge 12) whereas SL3 takes about half a second; and

2/ when SL5's window is set to full screen, the Menu Bar selections (File/Edit/Project/etc) are inaccessible; that is, the drop-down menus do not open. Reducing the window display to mid-size and then dragging the window's borders out to near full-size overcomes (so far) the Menu Bar display problems.

I went to Magix's support pages to lodge a ticket re these issues, but SpectraLayers does not appear on the audio support page as a product for which a ticket can be lodged.


CosmicOutpost wrote on 11/29/2018, 3:13 AM

Anyone know how to fix the payback problem when SL5 is loaded from Samplitude pro X3? I have a clip on the timeline in X3, I select the 'Edit in SL5' option and the clip is loaded fro me to edit. Trouble is, the playback button and shortcut to play do not work so I can hear what I want to edit!

Any ideas? I have an Nvidia 780ti graphics card on an i7 machine if that helps. Thanks.