PlugSearch Release Notes

Version 3.5.9

Important: This version needs to update the Articulation Settings database, this might take a few minutes depending on your system and the number of Articulation Settings installed.

New Features:

  • Legacy Logic 9 Plug-Ins are now available in PlugSearch. You can set the availability of these Plug-Ins in the Preferences - Appearance panel.
  • The MetaGrid Pro Free version will now work with the Art Conductor Demo version

Fixes:

  • Fixes an issue for systems running MacOS Sonoma when a large number of Plug-In categories are defined in Logic Pro

Version 3.5.8

Fixes:

  • Stability improvemts for systems running MacOS Sonoma
  • Stability improvemts for systems running MacOS Monterey

 

Version 3.5.7

Fixes:

  • PlugSearch now works again when creating new Instrument tracks for systems running MacOS Sonoma
  • PlugSearch will no longer show a warning when the .artcon Art Conductor database can’t be found when ‘Connect to MetaGrid’ is disabled
Version 3.5.6

 

Fixes:

  • Fixes an issue where PlugSearch would accumulate memory over time
  • The MetaGrid Art Conductor object now follows the selected Articulation in the Piano Roll / Score Window or Plug-In window correctly
  • The MetaGrid Art Conductor object will now display a status message if PlugSearch is busy scanning the Articulation Settings folder
  • Fixes an issue when the Articulation Settings folder is changed by creating, moving, renaming or deleting files or folders
  • Fixes an issue where the Search/Remove or Search/Replace key commands have identical triggers
  • Fixes an issue scanning the Articulation Settings label in Logic Pro 10.7.8

Version 3.5.5

  • Fixes some stability issues

Version 3.5.4

New Features:

  • The Articulation Sets window will show the installation path of a selected Articulation Set
  • The Articulation Sets window now displays a link button in the top tool bar. When enabled, the selection will follow the articulation set that is assigned to the selected Instrument track in Logic Pro.
  • PlugSearch can now detect track selection in Logic Pro to update the MetaGrid Art Conductor object, without the need for installing the PlugSearch Control Surface.
  • PlugSearch will show a warning when Articulation Sets with the same name have been found, and informs which set will be used for MetaGrid

 Fixes:

  • Fixes an issue where PlugSearch could quit unexpectedly when selecting an articulation in MetaGrid when other applications are active with virtual MIDI ports defined
  • The MetaGrid Art Conductor object now automatically updates when Logic Pro is activated
  • The 'Update MetaGrid Pro' command will now automatically open the Inspector to scan the Articulation Setting of an Instrument track in Logic Pro if it is collapsed
  • The 'Update Articulation Set' command now also works for Art Conductor sets where the name starts with the Babylonwaves icon
  • PlugSearch will now show a warning if the Art Conductor database file could not be found in the Art Conductor folder
  • Changing the Articulation of notes with MetaGrid in the Piano Roll / Score window now works for all languages and Logic Pro version 10.6 or lower
  • Fixes an issue where MetaGrid would not update the articulation set for Logic Pro version 10.6 or lower
  • Fixes an issue when selecting an articulation in MetaGrid when the Piano Roll / Score window does not have focus
  • Fixes an issue when changing the Articulation of notes with MetaGrid in the Piano Roll / Score window when the Articulation pop-up button is not visible on screen
  • Fixes an issue where the Inspector would not automatically close after inserting a Plug-In
  • Fixes an issue where PlugSearch could quit unexpectedly when executing the 'Search Plug-Ins' command when the selected track in Logic Pro is a 'No Output' track

Version 3.4.6

Important: To use Art Conductor Remote, install the Plug-In Control Surface in Logic Pro as described in the setup windows

New Features:

  • Support for Art Conductor Remote
  • New key commands for ‘Update MetaGrid Pro’ and ‘Update Articulation Set’
  • Added Articulations window

Version 3.3.3

New Features:

  • Assign custom key commands to insert any Plug-In instantly
  • You can now assign different custom key commands for Search, Replace and Remove

 Fixes:

  • PlugSearch is now compatible with Logic 10.7.8

Version 3.2.38

Important: if you are using Waves Plug-Ins with custom names, please perform a rescan of Audio Units from the Preferences window, so they are properly registered.

New Features:

  • Added ‘Date Detected’ column in the Plug-Ins window. It will be initialised with the date you first open this version of PlugSearch.

 Fixes:

  • PlugSearch now switches between different views again when pressing Control
  • Fixed an issue for Plug-Ins with custom names that contain colons
  • Fixed an issue when loading Waves Plug-Ins that are only available as (m->s) for mono insert slots
  • Wave Plug-Ins with custom names are now properly loaded for stereo insert slots
  • Logic Pro factory Plug-Ins with visibility turned off are no longer listed in the search results
  • Fixed an issue with the Random function, where it would load Plug-Ins that were set to invisible
  • Art Conductor articulation settings are now registered when the folder has been renamed by an earlier version of PlugSearch
  • PlugSearch now works for Selection Based Processing insert slots in Logic Pro 10.7.7

Version 3.2.37

 Fixes:

  • PlugSearch now works as expected when Logic Pro is running in full screen mode
  • The highlight box is now properly displayed when the system is running in ‘Light’ mode

Version 3.2

New Features:

  • When the cursor is not at an insert slot, PlugSearch opens as a floating, resizable window that can be positioned freely on the screen. Selecting a Plug-In will insert it in the first available insert slot in the Inspector. For Instruments, you can set the desired behaviour in the Preferences when the Instrument slot is already occupied: Replace, Create New Track, or Show Dialog.
  • You can now drag and drop Plug-Ins from the floating window to an insert slot, to a Track Header, or below existing Tracks.
  • PlugSearch will automatically toggle the Inspector or Inspector tiles when an insert slot is hidden
  • Search' now also works for occupied insert slots, replacing the existing Plug-In
  • ’Search’ now also works for the insert bar inbetween occupied Plug-In slots or above the first Plug-In
  • For Waves Plug-Ins, the correct channel configuration is automatically inserted
  • When PlugSearch is active, you can press Option to toggle between automatic or manual Plug-In channel format selection
  • The ‘remove’ command now also works for bus sends slots in the Inspector or Mixer window
  • PlugSearch is now compatible with MacOS Ventura

 Fixes:

  • PlugSearch no longer accidentely triggers key commands in Logic Pro
  • If PlugSearch can’t find the selected Plug-In, a warning is shown
  • Improved language detection: the system and Logic Pro can now be set to different languages
  • Performance speed setting in the preferences: for slower systems decrease the speed so PlugSearch waits longer before a new track is created
  • Command-A selects the complete search string in the search window
  • PlugSearch now automatically is paused when Spotlight search is triggered with command-space

Version 3.1

New Features:

  • Favourites can now also be managed from the Plug-In Info Panel, by clicking the yellow Favourite star button  
  • PlugSearch now supports dark or light system Appearance settings, which can be set from the Preferences window
  • Favourites can now be triggered by sending CC messages to the MIDI port set in the Preferences window. Define a CC number, and send CC values 1-127 to insert the corresponding favourite at the current or first available insert slot. Use MIDI Channel 1 for Audio FX, Channel 2 for Instruments, and Channel 3 for MIDI FX.
  • Press Option () instead of enter if you want to manually perform the last step, so you can choose between the different channel layouts (mono, stereo, multi-channel, etc.)
  • PlugSearch now supports custom categories defined in Logic. PlugSearch scans the Logic categories automatically, you can also use the Rescan button to force a rescan.

 Fixes:

  • A custom key-command is now properly released when changing it to Control, Command or Disabled
  • The Plug-Ins window is now resizable
  • PlugSearch now works on systems where the inserting the Plug-In would not work
  • Plug-Ins with long names are now properly inserted
  • All icons are now correctly shown
  • The Popover has been restyled to follow the Logic Pro menu styling
  • The update window can now show more information about new updates
  • The random function is now working again

 Version 3

New Features:

  • Automatic categorisation of all Plug-ins  
  • Improved search window  
  • Quick Load for first empty Plug-in slot
  • User defined favourites with dedicated shortcut
  • Plug-In info panel
  • Google, YouTube and manufacturer quick links
  • Art Conductor Pro Articulation Set search
  • Support for MainStage 3
  • Support for Selection-based Processing
  • Universal key command for search, remove & quick load
  • Automatic updates
  • Option to show original name for Plug-ins with a custom name
  • Support for Japanese and Chinese
  • Automatically hide unauthorised UAD Plug-Ins
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