SpectraLayers Pro 4.0.69

DivideFrame wrote on 1/23/2017, 4:24 AM


A new update is available (4.0.69).

It brings the following improvements over 4.0.63/4.0.64:

• Memory, loading and history optimization
• History increased to 24 actions
• Fix display on high-dpi screens with float ratio (Windows)
• New Show ASIO Panel option in Device Preferences
• Improved documentation

(Theses changes are also listed at the end of documentation help/manual)


MrSoundman wrote on 2/9/2017, 4:23 PM

If there are multiple ASIO drivers, "Show ASIO Panel" only shows the first driver, and not the selected driver.

DivideFrame wrote on 2/10/2017, 11:11 AM

Hi MrSoundman,

Please give 4.0.74 a try and let me know: SpectraLayers Pro 4.0.74 (Windows)

MrSoundman wrote on 2/10/2017, 11:29 AM

Excellent! That worked, but there's another problem -- if you select different ASIO drivers for input and output, then click "Show ASIO Panel", 4.0.74 crashes. Perhaps this was also there before ... I didn't test. I can't think of any case where I would need different ASIO drivers for input and output though .... I would be happy just to select the same driver for both (in fact all Steinberg products only allow one ASIO driver at a time).

DivideFrame wrote on 2/10/2017, 1:13 PM

Thanks for the feedback. I've added an additional check in 4.0.75, can you check it shows a warning message when you select 2 unrelated ASIO devices and then try to show the ASIO panel ? SpectraLayers Pro 4.0.75 (Windows)

MrSoundman wrote on 2/10/2017, 2:35 PM

Yes, there is now a warning message and this avoids the crash, thanks! "ASIO Error: Cannot use a different device for input and output"

I have 4 ASIO drivers as follows:

ASIO Hammerfall DSP (RME)
ASIO DirectX Full Duplex Driver (I think this gets installed with Steinberg products)
Generic Low Latency ASIO Driver (I think this also gets installed with Steinberg products)

If I select "Generic Low Latency ASIO Driver" for both input and output, I also sometimes get the warning, but have not been able to reproduce this reliably. This driver does not seem to have a dedicated ASIO panel, so it may be a matter for Steinberg. This is not a major issue for me on this machine, but might be, e.g. on a laptop without dedicated audio hardware. Nevertheless in that case I'm sure the WASAPI drivers will be fine.

The warning works properly for the DirectX, MOTU and RME ASIO drivers, i.e. as long as input and output are the same, no warning, but if one is different, the warning appears.