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Resonic Beta 0.9.3
Released March 21, 2019
Resonic now warns you on startup when settings cannot be saved properly, or the Windows Defender Controlled folder access feature might be affecting Resonic's operation.
Learn more: resonic.at/notes/windows-defender (reported: D. Tremblay)
Resonic now warns you when audio extraction fails because of full or write-protected disks.
Fixed a randomly occuring crash that could be triggered by resizing the meta panel.
Fixed a possible deadlock when using the filter while scanning folders. (reported: A. Mor)
More resilient save and restore of preferences.
File operations (e.g., file deletes) that require a user interaction (e.g., on missing permissions) will now show a dialog instead of failing silently.
Restored Windows Vista compatibility. Be advised though that Vista support will be removed for good in a future update.
Fix filenames for Unreal Engine option that makes filenames produced by Resonic drag & drop extraction + slice export, and cropping, digestable by the Unreal Engine's bowels, counteracting a bug in UE asset file handling. Image
To change the option click the marker button (next to A-B-) and find the option in each of the two independent Extraction settings menus. (reported: M. Gray)
The header bar now shows the tempo in bpm, when available from the file's embedded metadata, or alternatively an educated guess based on filename and other metadata. Image
Also shown is tempo in bpm with the pitch shifting _applied_, i.e. after changing the audio frequency, which goes hand in hand with the duration and pitched duration displays.
Implemented some high DPI improvements for the browser.
New button in sound preferences that opens the Windows sound control panel or the ASIO driver control panel for the selected device in sound preferences.
The button (...) is located right of the device selection.
Fixed a tooltip drawing issue.
Faster meta panel updates.
Added Show level meter to visualization button context menu.
Axed colors in status bar notifications when switching between click modes (SCM/DCM) or operating modes (DETAIL/BULLET).
New experimental oscilloscope visualization, accessible via menu, button, or F12. Image
Channels are mixed down to mono, and a fixed 50 ms window is being used (i.e., the width can fit ~20 Hz.)
A left click seeks to an absolute position in file, just like it does with the other visualizations, and is not tied to any oscilloscope functions.
You can now click the Resonic logo to open the about box, or CTRL+click it to open the website.
Any number of sampler loops (e.g., sustaining/release) and generic regions embedded in WAV and AIFF audio files are now visualized in the waveform view, and can be used for looping. Image
Like most parts of Resonic they are currently still read-only and can thus not be altered.
Bigger and more visible selection drag rectangle.
Eliminated two minor glitches (ruler, and when waveform not loaded yet.)
Some columns could not be set to reasonable sizes on high-resolution (e.g., 4K) screens. (reported: J. Rubens)
Corrected rename logic. When renaming a file (F2) the focused file now takes precedence, followed by the first selected file, and finally the active (loaded) file. (reported: R. Radet)
Fixed customized file list copy not working via context menu, but only via shortcut (CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+C).
The Sample rate setting in sound preferences lets you select a desired sample rate to open the output audio device with. Image
For ASIO devices: When a specific sample rate is selected the ASIO driver will be instructed to switch the device to that rate. To leave the device rate untouched select Let driver decide, which is important when using ASIO in multi-client mode, i.e., multiple applications actively use the same driver.
Most ASIO devices are limited to ASIO/WDM multi-client (e.g., ASIO in one main application, WASAPI in several others at the same time) and only a few devices (e.g., RME) support ASIO/ASIO multi-client (e.g., ASIO in several applications at the same time).
In any case, when using an ASIO card in multi-client mode, sample rates must match across all applications actively using the driver, so it is best to keep the sample rate option on Let driver decide, and let another application be the sample rate master.
Experimental exclusive WASAPI mode lets you select sampling rate, channel count, and dithering.
This is a work in progress in need of your feedback!
Channel offset setting in sound preferences renamed to First output for clarity, and extended with a channel selection button (...) that shows your ASIO output channels and lets you pick the first channel by name. Image
This is mainly useful for soundcards with many different output channels.
Visual selection of the first output channel for ASIO devices in sound preferences.
The new button (...) is located right of the First output input box.
Fixed uninitialized batch targets not processing files properly. (reported: B. Geller)
Metadata support and new file list columns: Image
Origination Date (combined BWF origination date and time)
Sample Type shows whether file is a loop or a one-shot, if known (visible by default)
Tech Flags shows which information sources are available in the file's metadata (e.g. BWF, CART) and were read by the Resonic meta core.
Master Speed shows the iXML master speed value in frames per seconds (e.g. 29.97)
Current Speed shows the iXML current speed value in frames per seconds
Time Signature shows the musical meter (e.g. 4/4) (also available for MIDI files, initial meter)
To enable any of these columns right-click the file list, and select Columns. Image
Read and use release dates embedded in Soundminer metadata.
Read disc IDs (CD serials) embedded in certain files (e.g. iTunes mp4, xiph), display in meta panel.
Read and display (not use!) various embedded replay gain settings, including ReplayGain v1/v2 track/album gain and peak, algorithm, R128 loudness level and range, and R128 album gain for Opus (Opus playback ignores the gain by default.)
Corrected display of sample values in meta panel (track/album peak, etc.), now also displaying value in its dBFS representation.
Less restrictive parsing and merging of partial dates, e.g., 2019-00-00 is widely used by tagging software and now accepted as well.
Time signature is read from Standard MIDI files (only first change is used) Image
More resilient iXML loader now loads potentially damaged content (produced by certain Sound Devices hardware.)
New filter option Match all words (see filter options, or press ALT+A when the filter box is open) makes Resonic match all words instead of an exact phrase. Image
There is also a new button in the filter bar showing either wrds (match words) or phrs (match phrase.)
For example, car off would then also match car driving off. (suggested: A. Turner)
Changed button captions in filter bar for clarity:
cs becomes case for case-sensitive matching, and
*? becomes wild for wildcard matching (using * and ? placeholders.)
fn remains as it is for filename-only matching.
A dedicated button on the right-hand side of the status bar indicates the type of device that is in use, i.e., NONE, ASIO, WAS (WASAPI), WAS-EX (exclusive WASAPI), or DS (DirectSound).
Click it to go directly to the audio output device options.
Note that all buttons that show a tiny arrow in the bottom right when you hover over them can be right-clicked for a context menu, exposing more functionality.
Resonic Beta 0.9.2
Released December 12, 2018
This release is an accumulation of fixes, features, and performance improvements in both Resonic Pro and Player.
Features include reworked file list usability, an improved double-click mode, sticky selections, fast file list scrolling, browser folder history, per-device ASIO channel offsets (Pro), mono mix (Pro), and custom pause after tracks (Pro).
Improvements have been made around overall usability, high DPI support, playback buffering, and batch targets (Pro).
The Pro version is upgraded with the long-awaited bullet mode for browing very large amounts of audio files with the lowest possible application overhead, much improved metadata support (e.g., Soundminer), and a new meta panel which presents a lot of the information from the Resonic Meta Core.
Playback and Monitoring
The Mono Mix button completes the basic monitoring section (Dim, Mono, Mute).
When Mono Mix is active all audio channels are downmixed (summed) to mono, and the Stereo Crossfeed (headphones button) becomes inactive.
Trim volume control (gain) next to vertical zoom (peak scale) lets you amplify or attentuate the playing audio file in the range -48..+24 dBFS.
The waveform display is adjust accordingly, vertical zoom is disabled.
The A-B button now works as Select all (like CTRL+ALT+A) when playback is stopped and nothing is selected.
Resonic now plays back audio from some 3GPP mobile phone files (.3gp, .3g2, .3gpp, .3gp2) through Windows Media Foundation on Windows 7+.
Resonic now plays back audio from AMR/AMR-WB (Advanced Multi-Rate/Wideband) (.amr) audio files through Windows Media Foundation on Windows 10+.
The setting Pause after each track lets you set a fixed amount of time to wait after each track or file before auto-advancing to the next one.
See Menu | Playback.
The setting Ensure minimum track length lets you set the minimum duration for each track/file before auto-advancing to the next one.
When the track is shorter than the minimum Resonic will stop playback, wait, then continue.
When the track is longer than the minimum Resonic will just continue, and optionally use the Pause after each track setting to insert an additional delay.
With these settings you can adjust Resonic to your own working speed.
See Menu | Playback.
Bigger playback buffers at a little extra RAM cost for smoother playback (ASIO/WASAPI).
The new Bullet Mode puts Resonic into an operating state that optimizes many parts of the program including the UI for very fast browsing through very large amounts of files (several hundreds of thousands and more.)
In bullet mode only the most basic information is displayed, metadata scans and info bar are both disabled, and thus most file list columns will remain empty.
This mode can be toggled using a textual button on the right-hand side of the the status bar.
When enabled the button reads BULLET, otherwise DETAIL for full detail mode. Image
Greatly improved file listing performance.
Improved UI drawing performance.
Fixed several reported crash bugs. Thanks everyone!
Dynamic fast-scrolling for file list and browser.
Hold down CTRL and use WHEEL to jump across the file list in coarse but even steps, regardless of whether there are 500 files in the list, or 50000.
This allows you to quickly jump to a certain spot in the list without having to immediately go for the scrollbar thumb.
CTRL+ALT+SPACE will now shuffle the current list (Shuffle list).
It is now also possible to set up a global shortcut for this feature. (suggested: J. Prange)
Reminder: ALT+SPACE plays a random item from the current list.
Browser and file list popup menus dynamically hide commands that make no sense for the clicked item instead of being greyed out, e.g., if a folder cannot be bookmarked then Bookmark won't be shown.
Stop mode button (Stop after current) is no longer disabled while looping.
Updated shortcuts for mute/dim:
Press the PAUSE/BREAK key (next to SCROLL LOCK) to toggle mute.
Hold down the PAUSE/BREAK key to temporarily reduce volume (dim), release to restore volume.
Press ALT+PAUSE/BREAK to toggle permanent volume reduction (dim.)
It is now easier to access filter method/options in the filter menu popup.
A text file antivirus-readme.txt is now included with every build of Resonic.
It's in your own interest to have a look at it.
CTRL+F now always shows/focuses the file filter, unless its already focused, in which case its closed.
After recording you can click the status message to go to and play the new file.
Trying new unstable test builds is now much easier when you already have Resonic Pro installed on your system.
Simply download a new portable test build .zip, unpack it to a writable location (e.g., Desktop) and run Resonic.exe from there.
You will not have to enter your license every time.
Fixed --browse command line parameter.
Minor preparations for DPI-aware UI rendering and multi-monitor improvements.
Fixed window position restore when using multiple monitors.
All list font size/spacing presets now also in Player.
Launch modes added to play/pause right click menu for quick toggling (Play immediately and Prepare and pause). Image
Note that these features are combinable with the Double-click mode (DCM) option.
Updated splash screens for both versions of Resonic.
The Resonic now running in background notification that is shown once per session when Resonic is minimized to tray (ALT+M, or automatically via option) has become unbearably annoying on Windows 10, so we zapped it.
Font size presets are generally a step bigger now (small was too small).
New taskbar quick control button for volume dimming (Windows 10.)
Error messages when trying to record/pitch while using a DirectSound output device, which both requires a WASAPI or ASIO device.
Resonic will now offer to open the whatsnew.txt once after updates.
The hotkeys dialog has been adjusted to fit the theme. Image
Added basic browser folder history functionality.
ALT+LEFT browses backwards, ALT+RIGHT browses forward in the folder history.
There is a folder button in the top left corner as well that keeps track of the folders you have visited in the current session. It is cleared when Resonic is closed.
To go one level up, to the parent folder, you can now press BACKSPACE (or ALT+UP).
Explorer-like Drag & Drop, i.e. copy for different drives, move for same drive.
Move and copy operations can be forced by holding down CTRL and SHIFT.
Fixed highlighted partially expanded folders not being shown in italic.
Reworked selections and usability, and made things more compatible with Windows Explorer.
Introducing a focused item (green rectangle), in addition to the selected items (blue) and the active (playing) item (green.)
In single-click mode, which is the default behavior (i.e., a click plays a file) this new focused item is usually synchronized with the active item (i.e., playing file.)
In double-click mode (i.e., a click selects a file, a double-click plays a file) the new focused item can be used independently from the active (playing) item which greatly expands usability in some cases. Image
You can now quickly switch between single-click mode (SCM) and double-click mode (DCM) with a new status bar button in the bottom right.
Improved double-click mode (i.e., click selects a file, double-click plays a file).
A toggle option was added to the file list menu.
Introducing the sticky selections feature which allows you to play, select, and navigate the file list independently.
Selections become sticky, i.e., they are kept until you press ESC to clear them, or change the playlist (e.g., switch another folder), which allows you to select items multiple times using keyboard or mouse without losing the previous selections.
In single-click mode focus and active (playing) item are synchronized.
In double-click mode focus and active (playing) item are untied, which means you can navigate the list independently from the active item, and select independently as well. Image
New shortcut: INS (INSERT) lets you toggle an item's selection state.
This classic Norton Commander behavior is well known amongst users of FAR Manager, Total Commander, Windows Commander, WinNc, and similar software.
When you use the INS key to select items the file list will automatically go into sticky selections and you won't lose any of your selections until you switch folders or playlists.
To clear the selections manually press ESC.
The file list will no longer auto-scroll to the playing item on automatic track advance when you have one or more items selected.
Fixed a possible deadlock when the filter was active (reported: A. Frei).
Improved file list responsiveness, especially while metadata is being scanned.
Fixed occasional custom column order weirdnesses.
Fixed some shortcuts starting playback in Prepare and pause (cue ready) mode that should not start playback, which includes UP/DOWN, CTRL+UP/DOWN, ALT+SPACE.
On click this mode loads a track ahead and pauses, but does not start playback. (reported: A. Marcotte)
Fixed Shuffle list not resetting the order after folder changes.
The Shuffle list feature will now always try to keep the active item centered.
Fixed a bug where the main column could suddenly jump from File Name to Content Kind after using Restore defaults.
Fixed MENU/APPS key not opening the context menu for the focused file.
A Channel offset can now be set for each individual ASIO output device.
This is particularly useful when your ASIO device has 8+ output channels (e.g., MADI) and you need to make sure that Resonic starts at a specific channel. Image
Audio extraction from MOD/MIDI files (i.e., music files rendered by Resonic) now takes into account the soundcard's output sampling frequency,
This fixes issues where decoded music files were having the wrong pitch.
Recordings now use temporary files (.$$$) which only show up in Resonic once the recording has finished properly. In case your Recorded Audio folder (see bottom of browser) does not show the newly recorded files fast enough use F5 to refresh the file list.
Removed several interpolation quality settings only leaving Low, Medium, and High, with High being the maximum and also the default.
Updated batch targets popup menu, settings, and logic:
You now explicitly set each batch target to either copy, move, decode, or process any files dropped onto it.
Use copy or move to only copy/move files to the target folder.
Use decode to only decode input files to the selected output file format.
If you want to use sample conversion you have to set it to process.
Copy/move can be inverted using CTRL/SHIFT during drag, just like anywhere else.
Support for headerless RAW output (.raw), in addition to RIFF WAVE (.wav).
Fixed displayed duration for Sony DSF high-resolution audio files (.dsf).
Affected files are automatically rescanned.
Additional information in info bar for MIDI files: track count, PPQN, and the sample rate the MIDI file was rendered at.
Resonic now also tries to read BWF metadata from Broadcast Wave chunks with invalid versions (some software seems to write versionless, thus broken, BWF chunks), but will be reporting it as metadata integrity issue in a future update.
Metadata support and new file list columns:
Category (Soundminer, generic)
Sub Category (Soundminer, generic)
Original Filename for name of original/preferred filename (iXML, Soundminer, generic)
Library Title for name of sound library a file is part of (Soundminer, generic)
Microphone for microphone make or model used to create the recording (Soundminer, generic)
Recording Medium for recording medium, recording device, or recorder make or model used to create the recording with (Soundminer, generic)
Recording Type (field recording, midside, etc.) (Soundminer, and generic)
Location for location or place the recording was created at (RIFF, AIFF, Soundminer, generic)
Improved overall support for Soundminer metadata.
Resonic now lists files that begin with file extensions (e.g. XM.some tune.)
One of the rare cases where you might encounter such files is in the demoscene: module music files, found individually or in packs and collections, might originate from other systems (e.g. Amiga) that use different naming schemes.
The official discussion forums are now GDPR-compliant, use a dark styled responsive design that works on mobile devices, and were relocated to forums.liqube.com
Explorer file type icon for bookmarkable MP4 audio files (.m4b).
Opus decoder updated to libOpus 1.3
Resonic Beta 0.9.1
Released January 24, 2018
This release introduces a disk cache that makes already scanned metadata available much faster, and comes with much improved Drag & Drop features.
Metadata in DSD audio files (DSF/DFF) is fully supported (some parts in Pro only), new shortcuts were added, usability and integration has been improved, and lots of little things have been fixed.
Also, the currently playing path is now highlighted in the browser.
Playback and Monitoring
The UP and DOWN arrow keys will no longer play the next/previous file, but a random file, when the Random playback mode is enabled.
Note that you can also use ALT+SPACE anytime to play a random file.
Fixed MIDI file playback only producing silence when using integrated ResonicProGM sound bank. (reported: D. Coscarella)
Bigger playback buffers (at a little extra RAM cost) for smoother playback.
Fixed a problem where seeking failed in very long AAC files (~2.5 hours and above.) (reported: Slax)
Info bar now shows Float to indicate floating point WAVE/AIFF files (32/64-bit), and was also made more readable.
Introducing a high-performance metadata cache that runs transparently in the background.
Once new files have been discovered this feature greatly reduces disk accesses, making existing metadata available much faster.
The cache is limited to approximately 128 MB and cleans itself up every now and then.
When the file list is focused you can issue a complete metadata re-read for all listed files by using CTRL+F5.
You can now edit files in external programs while they are open in Resonic.
Most of the file operations in Resonic now operate lock-free, which means that files can be used and handled in parallel more easily.
Reduced memory usage in certain usage scenarios.
Shortcut to double (CTRL+SHIFT+D) and halve (CTRL+SHIFT+F) the selection length.
Fixed multiple Drag & Drops of the same waveform selection from Resonic into other applications that immediately lock the received files (e.g., Ableton Live), which failed silently. (reported: Mr. Bill)
You can now click the status bar message after recording to play the recording.
Game Audio: Improved Drag & Drop of audio files into Wwise (tested on 2017.1.4), which works around the programs file access issues (File already open in another process').
Added options for improved Drag & Drop usability. When dragging files out of Resonic, you can choose to bring the target window to the front or minimize Resonic.
When Resonic is maximized or in fullscreen mode, dragging files to any edge of the screen will minimize the window.
Playback will optionally be paused after successful drops.
Support the recently added Windows 10 feature Scroll inactive windows when I hover over them.
Resonic is now more reliably brought to foreground when starting a second instance.
Input boxes are now scaled to screen width.
Fixed window position restore for nonstandard taskbar positions.
Fixed a problem that occured when the Windows taskbar was set to auto-hide.
Fixed tooltips disappearing in certain screen locations.
Resonic will now automatically rescan waveforms and metadata for files that you modify in external programs.
Setting temporary slices (ALT+CLICK) will no longer seek or start playback when the stream is paused or stopped.
You can now slice up your file while stopped and export slices without actually having to listen to the file, which is more consistent with SHIFT+SELECT behavior.
As a visual cue the currently playing (active) file's path is now highlighted in green.
An option to disable this feature is available.
Fixed pasting files in browser, which could lead to a crash.
Fixed an issue with ejecting CDs or DVDs.
Copy path to clipboard (folder context menu, or CTRL+SHIFT+C when browser focused) copies the currently selected folder's full path to the clipboard.
Played files now appear dimmed until the file list changes or is is refreshed, as a helpful visual cue for improved workflow.
File list filter now handles UP and DOWN arrow properly in Random playback mode.
Fixed file selection issues after file delete.
Fixed file list contents not being updated properly in certain cases.
Added new Follow active item option. When disabled, the list will not scroll after automatic track changes. (suggested: J. Frankel)
Fixed content kind image not being drawn in some custom column configurations.
Fixed metadata not being read from files with the read-only attribute set.
File list clipboard export improved.
Export file list | Copy file paths (file context menu, or CTRL+SHIFT+C when file list focused) copies plain text unescaped paths.
Resonic Pro can also copy the path names (without file names), or just the file names. Image
File list clipboard export customization added to file context menu under Export file list | Customization, which is most useful to power users and developers.
Also added new command Copy customized file paths (CTRL+SHIFT+ALT+C).
Added new selection of backslashes or forward slashes as directory separator. Image
More explicit notifications when files are copied (green) and cut (yellow).
The same concept applies to browser folders.
Ten additional less common sample rates for batch targets (e.g., 8, 11.025, 32, 44.056, 192), accessible through the Sample Rate submenu.
Resonic Pro will now use 32-bit Float as default output format for slicing/extracting.
When dragging selections out or saving slices Resonic now correctly creates 32-bit Float output files from 32-bit Float input files when Same as input file is used as Bit Depth.
Previously, Resonic created 32-bit PCM output files by default, which pointed out a serious bug in Ableton Live where 32-bit PCM wave files are misinterpreted as loud noise. So dear Live users, do yourself a favor and stick to 32-bit Float. (reported: Mr. Bill)
When the file list is active CTRL+F5 now triggers a full reload, including all metadata.
Metadata support for Sony DSF high-resolution DSD audio files (.dsf), which are commonly used for consumer content.
The following information is now read by the Resonic meta core: playback duration, sample rate (mhz), channel count, sample count, bit depth, as well as most information in embedded ID3v2 tags.
Metadata support for Philips DSDIFF high-resolution DSD audio files (.dff), which are commonly used for professionally authored content.
The following information is now read by the Resonic meta core: playback duration, sample rate (mhz), channel count, sample count, comments, artist, title, software (creating machine), engineer (operator name), and in the Pro version: source form (sound source), file structure, file integrity checks.
Improved the Resonic meta core's ability to auto-correct RIFF WAVE files with broken headers, and continue to read the remaining metadata.
However, playback duration is intentionally not reported to easily spot problematic files.
Future Pro versions may report these errors differently.
Resonic Beta 0.9
Released December 28, 2017
This release marks the beginning of the final stretch on the road to version 1.0.
The last few months went into preparing many of the internals for the upcoming work we'll be doing on database/search/metadata/tagging/playlists.
Audio device handling was reworked and allows for per-device options in future updates.
Files and folders can be renamed, new folders can be created, directly in Resonic.
Also, lots of new features and fixes, so make sure you read the full change log.
Audio: Output device handling has been reworked, which includes load and save of the active devices.
Previously used devices are stored in the order of their last use.
If an audio device cannot be opened the next in the order of last used devices is tried.
If Resonic plays through your current Windows default device and that default device changes to another device Resonic will try to follow and switch to the new one when the next file starts playing (applies to WASAPI output only.)
For DirectSound use DS - System Default Device, which will do the switching automatically.
We do not recommend the use of DirectSound, as is the lowest quality output system and should only be used for hardware compatibility purposes.
Audio: When using a WASAPI output device (recommended) and the active device is disconnected, lost, or otherwise fails, Resonic will first shut down playback and then the device itself, if possible, and finally show a warning.
If the device was the default device, the new default device will be used.
If the original device is back online it will be used.
In any case Resonic will show you a highly visible status message, and only restore a device when you start playing a file / a new file.
Individual files in file list can now be renamed, either via the RIGHT-CLICK context menu, or with F2 when the file list is focused.
When you rename a file the file extension is not shown, and is left untouched.
Individual folders in browser can now be renamed, either via the RIGHT-CLICK context menu, or with F2 when the browser is focused.
Folders in browser can now be created, either via the RIGHT-CLICK context menu, with F7, or with CTRL+SHIFT+N when the browser is focused.
The new Shuffle list items function randomizes the display order of all items in the current playlist.
This works similar to the Random playback mode which keeps the display order untouched.
You can use the Item Order column to display the items' actual positions, and to return back to the original order.
Shuffle list items and Random playback mode can be combined.
Faster and less blocking file list updates.
Big parts of Drag & Drop have been reworked and improved.
Dragging files and folders out of Resonic feels more modern and natural now on Windows 10, for example by showing drop tips (Copy/Move/Open with/etc.)
More imporantly is ensuring that files dragged out of Resonic's file list (e.g., to the Desktop), are _always_ copied by default, and not occasionally (and seemingly randomly) moved instead by the operating system.
You can still move files by holding down SHIFT during drag, like anywhere else.
Usability: You can now horizontally scroll the file list (e.g., when having lots of columns) by holding down SHIFT while you use the MOUSE WHEEL.
Usability: You can now fast-scroll the file list and the browser (e.g., to go look through your files and folders faster) by holding down CTRL while using the MOUSE WHEEL.
Resonic now distinguishes between audio-only and video .mp4 files by analyzing the file content in depth, and displays these video files in a different color (purple.) Image
Learn more: resonic.at/docs/file-list
Added Export file list item to file list popup menu to copy with full path names of selected files to the clipboard. Image
Resonic Pro can also copy the path names (without file names), or just the file names, and offers advanced clipboard quotation settings for developers in the Clipboard options sub menu (double quotes, single quotes, escape backslashes in paths, unicode prefix.)
New command-line options for basic remote control, and creating loop selections.
Learn more: resonic.at/docs/command-line
File list filter (Show matching only is default) now remembers last scroll position and restores it when you close or clear the filter. This ensures your workflow is not interrupted when you're using the filter often (e.g., via CTRL+F.)
File list filter option Keep panel open makes sure the panel does not automatically hide, but stays open. (suggested: S. Rauch)
File list filter option Clear filter text on close clears the entered filter text as soon as the panel is closed. (suggested: M. Senfft)
When the file list filter panel is open (CTRL+F, or F3) the F3 key can now be used to cycle through the filtered results just like in a text editor.
Use SHIFT+F3 to reverse the cycle order.
Metadata scans can now more reliably be suspended until the next folder change using the animated activity button (...) in the status bar (only visible when metadata is being gathered.) (reported: A. Tchernychov)
It is now possible to scale the selection length via menu items, i.e. double, triple, quadruple, etc. as well as half, third, quarter, etc.
Right click the A-B button to see the options, e.g., Selection length.
Global hotkeys Double waveform selection length and Halve waveform selection length.
When the file list filter panel is open (CTRL+F, or F3) you can now use PAGEUP and PAGEDOWN directly to do page-wise jumps, CTRL+HOME and CTRL+END to jump to the top and bottom of the list, without the need to close the filter first.
New meta options for file list filter. In addition to filename without path you can now also filter by file extension, path, and parent folder name (containing folder).
New shortcut: CTRL+W closes and unloads the current audio file, and potentially unlocks a playing folder when needed.
The shortcut CTRL+SHIFT+ALT+W closes and release the current audio output device, which will automatically be reinitialized when the next file is played.
This is useful to manually switch off the device when another application needs it, or to manually reinitialize a non-working device (e.g., after USB reconnect.)
New stop button RIGHT-CLICK menu command: Close audio streams.
New stop button RIGHT-CLICK menu commands: Close audio streams and Release audio output device, which are also available as assignable global shortcuts in Resonic Pro.
Explorer file type icons for Advanced Audio Coding files (.aac) and Karaoke MIDI files (.kar).
Added volume percentage presets (0..100%) from Resonic Player to volume popup menu, as an alternative to the decibel presets.
Added pitch percentage presets (+/-) to pitch popup (always based on original speed.)
Added Speed up (x2) and Slow down (x0.5) to pitch popup menu.
Note that you can these items multiple times to double or halve the current speed multiple times, and that clicking these items will keep the popup open. (suggested: Z. Hulme)
Additional file list/browser font size (XX Large) and row density (Spacious) presets.
To stop sorting by a specific column in file list you can now CTRL+CLICK any column header, or use the Unsorted item from the file list columns menu.
All versions of Resonic will now ask before deleting/recycling files and folders.
There are several settings available in Menu | Advanced | Confirmations, which allow you to toggle confirmations for deleting a single file, a single folder, or multiple files, separately. Another setting lets you only show confirmations whenever keyboard shortcuts were used to trigger delete commands.
Drag & Drop a file onto the visualization area (waveform) to load and play it Image.
If Resonic is started without parameters, but an instance is already running (minimized or otherwise hidden), it is automatically brought to the front.
Files passed into Resonic via command-line at runtime that do not exist will no longer change folders and interrupt playback, but cause an error message instead.
Slower but much more accurate audio extraction from MP3/MP2/MP1 files.
Moved some waveform selection features from marker button to the A-B button RIGHT-CLICK menu: Select all, Restore last selection, Randomize selection, and Selection for tempo/beats.
Usability: Further reduced the chance of accidentally creating folder copies in browser via Drag & Drop by introducing a Drag & Drop delay.
Dim button is now correctly highlighted in orange, as orange in Resonic generally means that audio is being affected in one way or another, or uses lossy compression.
Support for iTunes/APE/etc. initial key (shown in Musical Key column, e.g. Am.)
Sorting by file extension (Ext. column) now uses the filename as a secondary sort key for Explorer-compatible groupings. (suggested: Y. Yasui)
Now using the root note read from ACID WAV and AIFF files as a fallback for Musical Key.
All your files will now show a musical key, if at least the root note is known.
Now also detects tempo values (bpm) with 1-2 decimals in filenames (e.g. Loop 140.5bpm.wav) as part of the set of meta-based tempo guessing algorithms, and in addition to the actual tempo information read from various metadata sources embedded in files.
While the actual tempo from embedded metadata will be shown first in the Tempo file list column, any guessed tempo will be shown in brackets, e.g. 120 (140.5).
Now also detects (some) root keys and scale types (major, minor) in filenames (e.g. Loop Ebmin.wav) in additional to the actual key and scale information read from various metadata sources embedded in files.
While the actual key and scale from embedded metadata will be shown first in the Key file list column, any guessed key and scale will be shown in brackets, e.g. C# (Dbm).
Not that some keys cannot be reliably detected from filename at this point (e.g. Loop A.wav), and will be ignored for the time being. Using Amaj instead would be recommended.
The Resonic meta core will now attempt to correct RIFF WAVE files with broken headers and continue to read metadata from RIFF WAVE files. (reported: M. Senfft)
Note that future versions of Resonic Pro will start reporting metadata quality, which, in the case of broken files, would end up being very low. (reported: M. Senfft)
Show matching only is now the default file list filter mode. which means when you open it (CTRL+F) and type something any files that do not match your filter pattern will be hidden from the file list, leaving the filtered ones.
You can change this behavior to Show all, but dim non-matching using the menu button in the filter bar, which will then disable any files that do not match your filter pattern and show little location indicators in the scroll bar.
Refreshed light and dark themes.
Improved file list style, file list filter style, and features.
Greatly improved responsiveness when selecting files in file list with mouse and keyboard, i.e., CTRL+CLICK, SHIFT+CLICK, SHIFT and arrow keys, etc.
More consistent PAGEUP and PAGEDOWN (page-wise jumping) in file list.
Changed ENTER behavior in file list filter to be more consistent, does always restart the file now, but won't auto-start playing accidentally.
Press DOWN to play the first filtered result instead.
Improved new folder feature (F7, or CTRL+SHIFT+N in browser).
You can now also create multiple levels at once (e.g. Folder NameSub FolderAnother Folder will create the whole structure in one go.)
Stop button has now more than one function (using subsequent clicks):
The first click stops audio playback, as expected.
When playback is stopped another click closes and unloads the audio files.
Stop button also has a third function (using subsequent clicks):
When no files are loaded another click closes and releases the current audio output device, which will automatically be reinitialized when the next file is played.
Header color contrast tweaks, played area overlay color tweaks, and some other color changes.
Improved contrast for all Explorer file type icons (unavailable in Portable versions.)
Checked menu items within a group are now clearly visible as such (radio buttons, instead of check marks.)
Better handling of long paths and filenames.
Browser and file list now default to a bigger font size on higher resolution screens.
Improved tooltips and added support for large multi-line hints that show the full contents of cut-off file list columns Image. (reported: Andreasvb)
If Disable fade on stop is enabled (see stop button context menu) Resonic will now not only stop playback immediately and without short fade out when the stop button is clicked, but also on right-click into the waveform, and in most of the other cases as well, making operation more instant.
Fade on stop is disabled by default in Resonic Pro.
Reduced white flashes when resizing the window while using the dark theme.
When play/pause are combined into one button (RIGHT-CLICK play button for options) play will now properly reopen and restart previously unloaded files.
Several smaller fixes throughout the program.
Audio output device was not released properly when system goes into sleep or hibernation, is now reopened when needed on system resume. (reported: I. Ivanović)
The notice that is shown when the file list's auto fit option cannot automatically fit all columns, because there is not enough room, has been killed with a shovel.
We happily accept pizza and beer donations for this outstanding accomplishment via resonic.at/donate ;)
Pitch semitones are now limited to a viable range.
Play-scroll previous/next file was moved to SHIFT+CTRL+WHEEL (from CTRL+WHEEL.)
Play-scroll previous/next folder was moved to SHIFT+CTRL+WHEEL (from CTRL+WHEEL.)
Play-scroll random file was moved to SHIFT+ALT+WHEEL (from ALT+WHEEL.)
Refresh your knowledge: resonic.at/docs/shortcuts
Excuse some minor visual Beta dark theme issues (e.g., global hotkeys preferences), but we'd rather continue working on important features for the time being.
We'll continue to support Windows Vista up to version 1.0, but please note that Windows XP is no longer supported!
Resonic Beta 0.8.9
Released August 2, 2017
This release updates both Player and Pro, and introduces the first set of Pro features for batch processing (Batch Targets), a what-you-hear recording feature (record button), it improves the musical spectrum, adds metadata support for MIDI files, adds basic CART metadata support for radio automation users, lets you start different copies (not instances) of Resonic at the same time, and comes with many bug fixes.
Batch Targets feature (batch processing.)
Fixed copy/move/decode/convert target folders can be created in the new right sidebar (which can be toggled with F6, analogous to the left sidebar and F4) by dragging folders onto theTargetstab.
Each target can receive files and folders for whatever action is assigned to it.
Additional conversion options are available through the right-click menu, ranging from simple copy/move to audio decoding (to .wav), sample format conversion (bit depth, sample rate, channel count).
Targets are accessible from the (new) right sidebar (through F6, or the button in the status bar), which is shown by default on first start of a fresh installation.
More features are to be added in future versions.
See resonic.at/docs/batch-targets for more information.
Recording feature ('what you hear'.)
Press the record button (transport bar) to record what is currently being played through Resonic, including pitch shifting, volume, seeking, live looping, and slice triggering via keyboard keys.
Recorded audio is stored as .wav files in theRecorded Audiofolder in the Resonic user profile (in user 'Documents') which is also directly accessible through the browser.
Click the status message after recording to start playing the file directly.
This feature is intended to be used for sound design, creative idea finding, or as an audio sketch pad.
To use recording you must use either a WASAPI or ASIO device for playback.
Musical spectrum and its note/octave estimation have been reduced to a more useful range of keys (C0..G8), bar scaling has been updated, bars are now colored by average intensity, and fading peak hold has been added.
Standard MIDI files are now fully integrated into the Resonic meta core, estimating MIDI file duration, reading copyright, timed markers with labels, musical key (first key signature change), track count (non-empty tracks), MIDI format (0, 1, or 2), pattern count (for format 2 files), PPQ, and tempo in BPM.
If there are multiple tempo changes in a file an average tempo will be displayed in the file list, and the BPM will be put in brackets.
As a special feature Resonic also displays the number of unique instrument patches used in the MIDI file in theInstrument Countcolumn.
AddedCropped Audioto browser to quickly access this standard folder in the Resonic user profile (in user 'Documents'.)
Crop progress display in status bar, for both the "Crop selection" and the "Crop selection and play" feature.
Added right-click menu to A-B button for a few selection commands.
Note that the Play, Stop, and Headphones buttons also have their own right-click menus.
The current mouse-selected region in the waveform is now automatically saved before it is modified or cleared, which means you won't accidentally lose the the region.
The last region can be restored by right-clicking the A-B button, or through the marker button menu, using "Restore last selection."
If a region already exists and a new one is created this feature toggles between the last one and the current one.
This feature is also available as a global hotkey.
Much improved behavior of "Crop selection and play" feature (renders the selected waveform region to a new audio file and starts playing it):
Before the new (cropped) file starts playing the selected waveform region is cleared, the current pitch settings (semitones/cents) are cleared, and the loop button is enabled (repeating the new file.)
Note that the last selected region can now also be restored through the marker menu, or by right-clicking the A-B button ("Restore last selection".)
New global hotkey for "Loop on/off", which toggles single-file repeat.
AIFF metadata improvements, and reading comment chunks.
It is now possible to run different copies of Resonic Pro and Player at the same time as long as the database paths are different.
You could for example start a portable Player, a portable Pro, another portable Pro, and a regularily installed Pro in parallel.
Starting the same copy multiple times is not supported yet; it was removed during the Alpha to Beta rework for database stability reasons.
You can now CTRL+C the version information when the about dialog is open.
Headphones crossfeed presets (BS2B); right-click the headphones button to access them. image
New item in column popup menu to quickly hide the clicked column.
Metadata support for compressed AIFF files (.aifc).
Added indication of floating point files in bit depth column (using an 'f', e.g., "32f")
Additional metadata support for AES CART chunks. Available via columns: artist, title, category, cut id, client id, comment.
Metadata support for Scott Studios (SS32) Wave files, used in radio automation and broadcast systems.
Available via columns: artist, title, cut id, comment.
Available via waveform: intro end position, segue position. (requested: G. Zlot)
Segue (track transition in radio automation), intro markers, and other CART triggers are now read from CART/SS32 metadata and displayed in Resonic's waveform as a dashed line.
Addtional metadata support for BSI Wave files (Broadcast Software International), used in radio automation and broadcast systems.
Available via columns: recording year, agency (as copyright), copyright / record label / publisher (as publisher), copy / notes (as subject), genre, music key, composer, album, tempo in bpm, and track number.
Available via waveform: hook start position.
Added new broadcast columns "Cut Number ID" and "Client ID" (CART).
Essential fixes from the last Pro release were ported to Resonic Player.
Utility feature to resize main window to a fixed size, offering a selection of preset sizes, which assists in making videos or screenshots of a certain size. (see Menu | Advanced | Resize main window.)
File list items appear faster when pasted (using the CTRL+V shortcut.)
Faster startup with bookmarks that point to mapped network drives, or network locations.
Folders can be moved and deleted more reliably as they are unlocked more intelligently when necessary, e.g., during drag and drop move in browser.
More detailed information in column popup menu.
It's also easier to find the clicked column and its metadata group which both now appear in bold.
Opus decoder updated to libOpus 1.2.1 for reduced CPU usage during decoding. people.xiph.org/~jm/opus/opus-1.2/
MIDI renderer now more resilient in handling invalid XG sysex messages.
Some file list copy/paste improvements and fixes.
Playback of REX2 mono files. (reported: the3ug3reeder)
Fixed taskbar quick controls (buttons) disappearing after a while on Windows 10.
Aborting a metadata scan in folders with lots of files could make one CPU core hang at a hundred percent usage. (reported: A. Tchernychov)
Corrected several drag & drop related issues in the browser.
Fixed error message shown on every key press when Map temporary slices to letter keys is enabled (for fast slice auditioning) and there are no temporary slices set.
Resonic Beta 0.8.8
Released May 9, 2017
This major Pro update introduces Propellerhead REX/RX2/RCY support with slice display, visual track length indicators for the file list, font size settings for file list and browser, and improved metadata support (including Soundminer and NI.)
Now plays sampled loops and grooves in Propellerhead REX2 and REX format (.rx2 .rex) as well as ReCycle document files (.rcy).
While we reduced loading times a bit please note that .rx2 is not a streaming format, i.e., files have to be fully loaded into memory prior to playback. This is not the case for .rex and .rcy.
Optimized code is used to speed up .rx2 metadata scans.
Metadata is also imported from .rex and .rcy files.
Slice markers are imported and can be used to set loops or extract slices.
Unused REX memory is periodically released to keep memory usage low.
Visual Length Indicatorsvisualize the relative duration of files you are working with using a horizontal line of varying intensity below the file name.
This feature is intended to be used to visually separate short samples from long ones and is limited to 30 seconds, which equals full width.
Marker labels are now displayed on top of the waveform, when available. Labels are read from Wave and AIFF files. image
Context-sensitive menus added to browser and file list tab bars (the big arrows.)
'Font Size' presets (small, medium, large, x-large, xx-large) let you pick a pre-defined font size for both file list and browser, separately. image
'Display Density' presets (compact, cozy, comfortable) let you pick a pre-defined row height for both file list and browser, separately. image
When text is cut off in a file list column mouse hover will now show the rest of the line in a floating hint window. image
Additional command-line options for unattended installation and uninstallation. See online documentation, 'Installation'.
A lot of additional content is now available to the file list columns, e.g., Soundminer and Native Instruments metadata. More info on this in a bit.
'Vertical waveform zoom' is now 'Waveform peak scale'.
Unofficial test builds will now show a watermark on top of the waveform.
Made it harder to accidentally drag folders onto other folders, i.e., mouse cursor needs to be moved further to actually initiate a drag & drop operation.
Showing additional diagnostic error messages now instead of justResonic could not initialize its storage pathson certain systems where Windows fails to report its system paths properly.
Changed the way start menu and desktop shortcuts are created by the installer (standard style shortcuts) which potentially improves application startup speed, depending on the system.
Newly added folders could appear twice in browser. (reported: TJ)
Restore last played folder on startup.
Message boxes not centered properly during startup.
The Resonic website was updated to be responsive, in case you want to look up the latest changes, some shortcuts, or the documentation from your phone, tablet, or that good old low-resolution backup laptop.
Resonic Beta 0.8.7
Released April 19, 2017
Playback and metadata support for RF64 Wave files (MBWF, BWF Wave, Broadcast Wave).
RF64 Wave files are RIFF Wave files (both are .wav) that can go past the 2GB file size limit, but cannot be read by legacy players.
These files are typically created by modern applications that need to be able to create very large files, e.g. Steinberg Cubase automatically creates RF64/MBWF .wav files on export if the file size exceeds 2GB.
Now reads and plays BWF Wave files with .bwf extensions.
Project, Scene, Take, and Tape columns that correspond with iXML metadata embedded in audio files. image
Heavily improved support for Soundminer metadata embedded in WAV, AIFF, and MP3 files.
Resonic now supports WavPack hybrid correction files (.wvc).
In hybrid compression mode WavPack creates pairs of .wv/.wvc files, and while the resulting .wv file is lossy the accompanying (but optional) .wvc file can be used to complete missing information for lossless playback.
Resonic will look for a .wvc file in the .wv file's path.
Thanks to the author of WavPack, David Bryant, for pointing this out!
Auto-closing popup menus now also fade out.
Browser now automatically expands collapsed folders after a short delay when dragging something onto them.
Browser now automatically scrolls while dragging something into it.
Create temporary slices from slice metas, i.e. from slices stored in the metadata of certain filetypes, when available.
When using WASAPI as output device (recommended) and the active device is disconnected or disabled Resonic will first shut down playback and then the device itself, and finally show a warning.
A transparent overlay is now shown between main window and dialogs (e.g. preferences) and message or input boxes to focus the attention.
This feature can be disabled via Menu | Interface.
Bigger and more readable fonts for waveform playback position (orange), and waveform/analyzer/spectrum/level meter mouse position (blue). image
Showing detailed timecode while making selections (SHIFT), and when snapped to markers, slices, or the loop start/end positions.
Flac decoder updated to libFlac 1.3.2, fixed previous release's issues.
Popup menu fixes and usability improvements.
Drag & drop improvements.
Raised level meter channel limit to 64. image
Much faster loading of large MIDI files (e.g. 'Black MIDI')
Reading additional meta data for several formats, e.g. tempo column (bpm) is now calculated based on other available information if possible.
Waveform drawing improvements for multichannel files.
Bigger asynchronous file read buffer, worth the little extra memory use.
Recently changed created/accessed/modified dates now show up more descriptively asTodayand 'Yesterday'. image
Browser is updated faster when creating new folders.
Fixed track advance not working with DirectSound (DS) output devices. (reported: OMG1908)
Fixed broken file list column order in certain situations.
Fixed file list issues when deleting files.
Maximized main window was not being restored when exited in minimized state.
Resonic Beta 0.8.6
Released March 27, 2017
This releases introduces vertical waveform zoom, audio extraction improvements, and several right-click menus (stop/play/pause) to Resonic Pro.
It also fixes a few pressing issues (track advance, tray, device selection) in both Resonic Player and Pro.
Vertical waveform zoom.
Drag the button next to the volume bar ('1.0') up and down or use the mouse wheel to change the vertical zoom factor; click it to reset the zoom.
Popup menus now automatically close when you move the mouse away from them for improved usability.
This option can be toggled via Menu | Interface.
New sample rate conversion (SRC) quality settings for audio extraction: high/higher/maximum, or 64/128/256-bit sinc interpolation respectively.
See marker button menu 'Extraction format.'
New sampling rate settings for audio extraction: 88.2 kHz and 96 kHz.
See marker button menu 'Extraction format.'
New bit depth setting for audio extraction: 8-bit.
See marker button menu 'Extraction format.'
Solid waveform background, which is the default Pro style now (see Menu | Visualization | Waveform style).
Resonic can now be closed regardless of theClose to traysetting (force close) by using CTRL+ALT+F4, in addition to the regular ALT+F4.
Info bar now shows additional information for DSD files (.dsf/.dff).
Right-click menu for stop button.
Lets you fade out and stop the current track, or disable fade outs on stop for immediate stop behavior. (suggested: PHM) image
Right-click menu for play/pause buttons.
Lets you disable fades on pause for immediate pause/unpause behavior, and disable the temporary dimming feature accessed by holding down the SPACE key while playing which makes it more reactive. image
When the filter panel is open (CTRL+F, or F3) the F3 key can now be used to cycle through the filtered results just like in a text editor.
Use SHIFT+F3 to reverse the cycle order.
Default sample rate conversion quality set to maximum (256-bit sinc.)
Subtle highlighting of black keys in musical spectrum.
Note that the Pro version shows the key names (e.g. 'C# 3') on mouse hover as well.
Showing lines separating individual channels (channel lines) by default (see Menu | Visualization | Waveform style).
Improved text visibility for pitch buttons.
Selected audio devices are saved immediately upon selection now. (reported: noisyjohn)
Automatic track advance sometimes failed when using a WASAPI output driver.
Track would not advance automatically after seeking when player was stopped.
FixedMinimize to trayandClose to traynot being saved correctly, two casualties of last version's configuration system rework. (reported: Gazonga)
Wave files with AC3 header and content were not being played properly on Windows 7 and Windows Server. (reported: E. Olla)
Waveform display issues with FLAC files on certain systems.
Temporarily reverted back to previous version of FLAC plugin/decoder (the new plugin can be selected manually in the setup version of Resonic.)
Resonic Beta 0.8.5
Released March 16, 2017
This release is a milestone on the way to advanced features: the file list filter lets you visually filter what's displayed in the file list by filename (artist, title, album, or any other available metadata in the Pro version.)
Resonic now has a an often-requested double-click mode for the file list, improved drag & drop handling (does not restart files), and a fully reworked configuration system.
We've also let go of Windows XP support in favor of faster progress and features.
Visual file list filtering.
Press CTRL+F, or F3, or use the filter button on the status bar, to toggle the filter panel, then click the settings button on the right to change which columns (metadata) you wish to use for filtering.
Note that the Player version only filters by filename while the Pro version supports all available meta columns (both visible and invisible), e.g. description, or album.
While the filter panel is active use the 'aa'/'Aa' button (or ALT+C) to toggle between caseless and case-sensitive matching, use the menu button (or ALT+S) to open the filter settings menu.
Resonic now supports file list double-click behavior, an often-requested feature. To enable it go to Menu | Playback.
Single-click behavior will instantly play a file once you click it, and will restart the file when double-clicked (by default).
Double-click behavior will only play a file when you double-click it, and will restart the file when double-clicked.
Resonic no longer restarts the active file on subsequent clicks, which is very useful for frequent drag and drop users. To change this behavior mode go to Menu | Playback.
This feature can be combined with double-click or single-click behavior.
Support for high-resolution DSD audio files compressed with WavPack, i.e. compressed DSF/DFF in .wv files.
Note that while DSD-in-WV saves quite a bit of space (in our tests 35-50%) it also takes a bit longer to decode (e.g. to prepare the waveform.)
File list header popup (right click any column header to see it) now stays open when you click certain items, which allows you to check/uncheck multiple items easily.
The same applies to the filter popup menu.
Slices can now be erased the same way they can be created, with ALT+click, as long as the mouse cursor is snapped to them.
Page switching in preferences dialog with CTRL+TAB and SHIFT+CTRL+TAB.
AddedBrowse to containing folderto file list popup menu which points the browser to the file's parent folder.
This item is only visible when the current list contains files from more than one source, e.g. when you scan folders recursively (ALT+click on a folder in browser.)
Made file list columns accessible viaColumnssubmenu in file list popup menu.
AddedSafely remove this devicefunction to browser context menu popup when a removable USB disk is right-clicked (tested with USB sticks so far.)
Added eject and close CD/DVD drive tray functions to browser context menu popup when an optical drive is right-clicked.
Holding down SHIFT+CTRL+ALT while Resonic is starting up now allows you to reset Resonic's preferences if neccessary (a warning will be shown.)
Pro:Select allfor waveform (CTRL+ALT+A) that toggles between all/selection (preserves the current selection.)
Current ASIO device sample rate is now used for playback by default.
Resonic now always defaults to WASAPI as standard output device as it is the most stable.
ASIO is still experimental (you might get buffer repeats on slow systems.)
DirectSound is no longer recommended, as it is the lowest quality output system, and might be dropped in a future version now that XP is no longer supported.
MOD/MIDI renderers now use the output device's native sample rate to achieve the expected quality, and to avoid unnecessary resampling.
Reworked the application-wide configuration system to support complex setting structures, which is an essential requirement for many upcoming features.
Settings are no longer stored in the 'config-*.db' database files, but stored in a text file called Preferences.json.
A backup is automatically saved to Preferences.bak on exit.
Slightly higher file list rows, easier to look at. Font size options are in the works.
Several micro optimizations, e.g. for file list and browser drawing, and for theme loading.
File list items disappear faster when deleted (using the DEL key.)
Please note that we use the operating system's delete functions.
Files are always recycled, never permanently deleted, i.e. they are moved to Windows' ownRecycle Binfrom where they can be restored.
Improved fast-restore of last-played folder in browser, improving overall start-up speed again because not all parent folders have to be scanned.
Only the last active folder is initially shown.
Folders that are not fully expanded on startup will use italic fonts.
You can click them to fully expand them.
Playback now stops instantly when you delete a file.
Press ENTER to continue playback with the next file in list.
TheKeep playback positionfeature (formerly known as 'Maintain position') now also works when a playing file is deleted.
Some items in the file list popup menu are now hidden when not applicable, e.g. no "Clear selection" when there is no actual selection. which keeps the menu more compact and dynamic, and tailored to the actual context.
Sample rate conversion quality can now be changed for drag & drop and slice extractions, see marker button menu 'Extraction format'.
The lowest quality interpolation setting can be useful for sound design, for example when you pitch audio down and you want to capture that certain crisp unsmoothed low-fidelity in the output.
Please note that this does not apply to the crop buttons.
More reliable folder delete (waveform and meta scans are stopped.)
Higher quality interpolation (SRC) for MIDI playback and rendering.
More visible markings on files that have been cut to clipboard (CTRL+X).
Light and Dark (Pro) theme color changes.
WavPack decoder updated to 5.0.0
Flac decoder updated to libFlac 1.3.2
Opus decoder updated to libOpus 1.1.4
Optical drives could disappear from browser when media was ejected.
Fixed issue with CTRL+UP and CTRL+DOWN in browser (always plays sequentially now.)
A handful of browser crash issues.
Faster and more reliable application shutdown.
Fixed occasionally wrong value displayed when dragging pitch buttons.
Please note that you'll have to re-configure some of your settings (e.g. hotkeys) because of heavy internal configuration system changes.
Windows XP is no longer supported by Resonic.
There are several reasons for this move, one being that writing compatibility code for XP has been holding back development.
Resonic Beta 0.8.1
Released November 6, 2016
Resonic now supports native playback of OptimFROG Lossless (.ofr) and OptimFROG DualStream (.ofs) compressed audio files, and comes bundled with the latest library (5.100); see http://losslessaudio.org/ for more information.
File information and metadata is currently not read, but will be added in a future version.
New snap indicator for waveform. When the cursor is moved on a snap element (cue, marker, meta transient, locators) it turns white and shows the full timecode at the snapped position.
Double-click the empty area in the middle tab bar to maximize the middle section, i.e. the file list (currently the same as pressing F4).
Volume is now faded in for two seconds when Resonic starts with track resume.
And here's a reminder that you can disable track resume by holding down the CTRL key while Resonic is starting up.
Command line optionstart-ramp-durationthat lets you override the fade in duration in milliseconds (e.g. 2000 for two seconds); see resonic.at/docs/command-line
Cursor now snaps to selection start/end positions. Click the selection start to play the loop from the beginning. Click the selection end to start playing from where the loop ends.
Option to hide the browser icons for a minimal look. You might want to try this with the dark theme!
New launch mode 'Prepare, but don't play' that puts Resonic in a cue ready state where files are loaded, prepared, and paused, but not actually played. Playback will start on a subsequent click, on ENTER, on SPACE, or on seek.
The default behavior is 'Play immediately', i.e. the first click loads and plays files.
Pro:Select alladded to cue/marker button menu.
Create 'Selection for tempo/beats' added to cue/marker button menu, which lets you create a fixed-length selection for a certain tempo, beat and measure count.
Mouse wheel support for large popup menus to quickly scroll around.
AddedPlayback speedto pitch button popup menu to change playback frequency, with the most common frequency values available.
The file's original frequency is highlighted in bold text and the currently selected playback frequency has a check mark next to it.
Improved semitones and cents selection in pitch button popup menu.
Several color tweaks and better sort column visibility.
Refreshed Explorer icons for lossy and video types (setup version only, and not included in portable versions which have no Windows Explorer integration).
Improved crash handling for better error reports. Please keep sending us the mini dumps Resonic generates when it crashes! They help us fix bugs.
Fixed sound driver selection not always being saved.
Fixed startup crashes with certain stubborn graphics cards.
Fixed visual glitches with custom header/info/status bars when toggled.
Some multimedia keys were not handled correctly when the main window was active.
This did not affect the use of multimedia keys as global hotkeys.
Fixed status bar button cosmetic issues.
Fixed fullscreen window restore behavior (F11).
Unofficial builds, and official Player builds, will now show a one-time reminder for each update.
Resonic Beta 0.8
Released October 16, 2016
This major update brings several fixes and improvements, e.g. an issue that might have reduced mouse wheel functionality for multi-monitor users, as well as updated support for user-provided Soundfonts for MIDI playback.
WASAPI support is now stable enough to be the recommended output system, i.e. when you pick your soundcard in the preferences dialog make sure you try WASAPI first.
Use DirectSound (DS) as a last resort only, or when your soundcards requires it.
For the Pro version this release introduces experimental ASIO support.
Experimental ASIO support. Currently limited to stereo output, i.e. the first two outputs are used.
More features and options are planned. Please report any bugs you may find!
Full support for ID3v2 tags embedded in AIFF (.aif .aiff) and Wave files (.wav).
Reduced CPU use and power consumption when the monitor or display is switched off (e.g. through Windows' power management) with the Resonic window open.
Graphics rendering (waveform, analyzer, and other heavy elements) is partially stopped until the monitor or display is switched on again.
Remembering last selected page in configuration dialog.
Displaying current output driver (DS/WASAPI/ASIO) in lower right corner, which can be clicked to open soundcard settings.
Option to automatically run sleep timer on startup with the last-set duration. ClickzZzicon in status bar to access this feature.
Options to automatically start the sleep timer when the lid (e.g. on laptops) is closed and to abort the sleep timer when the lid is opened.
Please note that the lid close option only works if theLid close actionin your current Windows power profile is set toDo nothing(seeControl Panel->Power Options->Edit Plan Settings->Change advanced power settings->Power buttons and lid-> 'Lid close action'), otherwise your system will sleep the moment you close the lid. image
Resonic now periodically reports its activity to the Windows power management and makes sure that the system does not go to sleep unexpectedly while playback is still running.
Note that this feature intentionally does not affect monitor/display power saving.
New file list columnRecording Year(Year) which maps to standard year and recording year meta tags.
New file list column 'Parent folder', i.e. the name of the folder that contains the current item.
New file list colum 'Path', i.e. the full path of the folder that contains the current item.
New file list columns 'Subtitle', 'Original title', 'Original album', 'Lyricist', 'Original lyricist', and 'Set/disc subtitle'.
These columns are associated with various types of meta data in files, e.g. ID3v2, WMA, APE, MP4, iTunes, etc.
New file list column 'Software', i.e. the software that was used to create a file.
File list columns are now grouped into categories in the file list header popup for immproved usability (right click any column header to see it.)
A check mark next to the menu item indicates that a column is currently visible, or a category contains a column that is currently visible.
Please note that many categories and columns of the Pro version are not available in the Player version and appear grayed out.
Added support for common sound banks.
If you want Soundfont files to be available to both Resonic Player and Pro and Beta put them in the 'DocumentsResonicCommonSound Banks' folder.
Rescan your Soundfont files and update the sound banks list without having to restart the program, and open the sound bank folders (see Menu | Sound Banks).
Active (used-selected) Soundfont is remembered and restored on startup.
While the Soundfont file is absent Resonic will default to its factory sound bank, but when it is available again it will be reloaded on the next startup, which is useful when Soundfonts are stored on an external drive (see Menu | Sound Banks).
Menu item for active Soundfont is now checked (see Menu | Sound Banks).
Tall popup menus that don't fit on the screen can now be scrolled via mouse wheel, or with the help of up and down buttons.
You can now middle-click the visualization button (right of volume bar) to go back to the waveform view.
AddedRefresh this folderto browser context menu, which rescans a single folder in order to reflect potential file system changes that do not show up automatically.
Improved rename and background monitoring in folder browser.
Hiding portable devices (MTP/WPD) from browser view for the time being because their data cannot be accessed properly at the moment.
Changed window restore/minimize/maximize behavior/speed, and added multi-monitor handling. Please report any issues!
Right-click on header filename now toggles popup menu.
File list row height is now affected by Windows UI scale, e.g. on Windows 10 tablets.
Improved startup restore of last play state (playing/paused/stopped) for both DirectSound (DS) and WASAPI drivers.
Refresh file list (F5) now works for recursively scanned folders.
Faster restoration of last-played folder in browser, improving overall start-up speed because not all parent folders have to be scanned.
Only the last active folder is initially shown.
Improved usability in custom message boxes (arrow keys, shortcuts).
Opus decoder updated to libOpus 1.1.3
Improved sleep timer menu ('zZz' button).
Reduced troll-like annoyance level ofAuto-fit columnsmessage.
MovedSound Banksmenu from Menu | Playback to its own item inMenufor quick access.
Reworked file list column system and default widths for each column.
If for whatever reason your existing column layout looks weird right click the column header, select 'Restore defaults', and set up your columns again.
Improved comment column display for tracker music files.
Improved taskbar control buttons (next to thumbnail) to be more visible image.
Cue button menu opens faster and can be closed with a subsequent click.
Volume presets in dBFS scale in volume bar context menu.
More visible channel center line.
Improved behavior of pitch buttons (semitones/cents).
You can use your mouse wheel on the buttons, you can click & drag them up and down and even pick up existing values when doing so.
Reset now triggers when you click it and release the mouse button.
An alternate way to reset the pitch is to CTRL+click them.
Splash screen now always opens on the last-used display on multi-monitor systems, and also fades out faster.
Resonic now showsPortablein the titlebar if it's running in portable mode.
Light and Dark (Pro) theme color tweaks.
Portable version can now be run from network shares.
Fixed mouse wheel failing most of its functionality on multi-monitor systems when Resonic was being run on a screen left to the main screen.
This issue resulted in the malfunctioning of important usability features like no-click scrolling on both browser and file list, application-wide volume changing (e.g. on waveform), using the wheel on pitch buttons (Pro), etc.
Fixed several visual glitches.
Fixed scroll issue on USB device connect/disconnect in browser view.
Fixed Twitter link (reported: Sarah)
Header filename disappeared when trying to play an unplayable file.
Fixed origin time column always visible by default.
Fixed no sound being heard when playing MIDI files after audio device has been changed (reported: Andreasvb)
Fixed user-provided Soundfonts not being found.
Please put Soundfont files (.sf2, .sf2pack) in the appropriateSound Banksfolder in your version's 'DocumentsResonic' folder.
Popup menus no longer crossing over screen boundaries.
Resonic might crash trying to scan certain folders or files that are not scannable (reported: F. Wald)
Fixed occasional problems related to saving/restoring columns.
Fixed double-click on column splitter not automatically resizing the remaining columns when 'Auto-fit to width, if possible' is active.
Waveform shape selection was a bit weird.
Please note that thePlay countandRatingcolumns currently reflect the metadata that is currently stored in the files that you play.
Neither information can be changed, or is updated, for the time being.
Meta editing will be introduced in a later version.
Tools likeStrokeItmight cause problems with Resonic popup menu or control behavior, e.g. require two clicks to open a menu, or focus loss with certain elements.
This is most likely caused by the way these tools hook into Windows' mouse handling.
In this case make sure you add Resonic to the tool's exception list. (reported: Andreasvb)
Meta/waveform data is currently still only partially cached, i.e. after Resonic starts scans will always restart from the beginning. Full disk caching is coming in the next release.
Update check has been improved and is reenabled in this release.
You will have to set up your file list columns from scratch in this build.
Released August 2, 2016
This release accumulates all the Player and Pro changes and fixes since the last official 0.7b Player release in December. It also introduces experimental WASAPI support.
Recent updates of Windows Defender and Microsoft Security Essentials cause Resonic to start up very slowly, introducing lag and sluggish application performance (e.g. when switching files) prior to engine version 1.1.12805.0.
If you are affected please open your AV scanner's settings and add a folder exclusion (exception) for the folder that you installed Resonic in (usually C:Program Files (x86)Liqube).
Adding an exclusion will in any case improve overall performance in Resonic. Read more here: https://resonic.at/faq#slowstartup
Experimental WASAPI support. Currently limited to shared mode (i.e. multiple applications can use the same soundcard, like with DirectSound) and stereo output. More features and options are planned. Please report any bugs you may find!
New shortcut: ALT+MENU (or ALT+APPS key) opens the main menu.
Bit depth column now shows a prefix for floating-point audio files (e.g. 32f).
A new type of icon (four lines) is displayed in the file list now for lossless and lossy Native Instruments STEMS music files.
Read more about file list icons here: https://resonic.at/docs/file-list
Files copied (CTRL+C) or cut (CTRL+X) in Resonic can now be pasted in Windows Explorer on MTP USB devices like mobile phones, portable players (iPod), etc.
Now showing users Downloads' folder as direct-access item in Resonic browser.
Resonic's built-in BS2B-based headphone crossfeed (headphones button) for the reduction of super-stereo listening fatigue is now available as a VST2 plugin for use in your favorite DAW or audio editor: https://resonic.at/tools/bs2br
Pro: High quality version of the built-in sound bank for .mid rendering/playback which grows the overall download size by about five megabytes.
Pro: New global hotkeys for pitch shifting up/down one semitone/cent, and reset pitch.
Pro: Pitched duration label in header can now be clicked to reset pitch.
Changed internal and external folder structure to be more straight-forward.
New folder structure for the setup version: All user data is stored in a folder called Resonic, located in your personal documents folder. Each flavor of Resonic uses its own dedicated folder (i.e., Player, Player Beta, Pro, Pro Beta), so you can safely try Beta versions without messing up existing configurations.
If you know what you're doing you can copy your old database files (.db) to the Database folder of the new storage location.
New folder structure for portable version: All user data in stored in a folder called portable, located in the application folder. Storage behavior is controlled by the ResonicBoot.ini file.
Improved startup user interface behavior in both fullscreen and windowed modes.
Faster startup speed.
Improved startup handling, especially when launching files from Explorer.
Improved file list icons to be more visible.
Improved status bar and behavior (click to hide messages).
Improved header and info bar performance
MacOSX resource fork files are now hidden from the file list.
File format detection improved.
Ogg files with different encodings are now properly detected, e.g. Opus or Speex content with an .ogg extension, as created by some apps.
Improved custom message boxes (keyboard and shortcut handling, button selection).
More consistent copy/move behavior based on Windows Explorer: holding CTRL during drag & drop will always copy, holding SHIFT during drag & drop will always move.
Fixed and improved version of startup restore (restoring the last-played folder).
Fixed browser not updating nodes correctly in certain cases when an external drive is connected.
Fixed waveform display issues with clipped 32/64-bit audio files (reported: L. Ulrich)
Fixed mouse cursor not being shown on waveform after the A-B button is clicked once. Besides, you can set the selection end with a mouse click, and you can alternatively press and hold the A-B button to create a selection.
Some UI elements were not properly updated after moving the mouse off them.
Fixed switch colors in global hotkeys configuration.
Shut up Auto-fit width not possible message on startup (annoying when maximized) (reported: S. Repp)
Fixed F5 refresh bug when folders have been scanned recursively via Scan subfolders.
Fixed a bug where certain settings were not remembered.
Pro Beta 0.7.5
Released May 19, 2016
This hotfix release addresses user interface color issues (black elements).
Improved stability of Explorer integration.
Fixed an urgent color theme issue that caused several Player and Pro user interface elements (waveform, list selection, ruler bar, scrollbars) to turn black.
The issue most prominently occured on certain non-English versions of Windows. (reported: L. Ulrich, S. Baldo)
Pro Beta 0.7.4
Released May 18, 2016
Pro version updates can now be downloaded from the official site (www.resonic.at). They will also be reported by the update check.
Dedicated Pro application icon and updated Windows metro elements.
Drag & drop audio extraction now keeps the input sample format by default to ensure maximum quality extractions straight from the start.
Output options can always be changed via the marker/cue button menu (Extraction format).
Fixed crash on startup when opening multiple files from Windows Explorer.
Fixed main window going under taskbar on Windows 10 when maximized (workaround for a Windows issue).
Fixed missing sign on big time display when remaining time is shown.
Pro Beta 0.7.3
Released May 15, 2016
Sample format selection (bit depth, sample rate, channel count) for drag & drop audio extraction. Click the marker/cue button and see Extraction format.
These settings do not apply to the two crop buttons which also extract, but always use the same format settings as the input.
Keyboard layout selection for instant mapping feature (Qwerty, Qwertz, Azerty), to be used in combination with the 'Map slices/files to letter keys' function which lets you quickly audition temporary slices (set with ALT+click), or files.
Click the marker/cue button and see Keyboard layout.
New Origin Time column displays formatted Broadcast Wave (BWF) time reference.
New Master FPS and Current FPS columns display formatted Broadcast Wave (BWF) speed information in frames per second.
Window placement is now remembered by default, which can be changed using the option in Menu | Interface.
Reduced the chance of accidentally creating folder copies in browser via drag and drop.
Corrected meta data displayed in comment column, ignoring junk comments written by third-party applications (reported: F. Jolin)
Fixed crash related to restoring the last-used folder on startup.
Fixed rare visual glitch during license input.
Pro Beta 0.7.2
Released May 11, 2016
New folder structure for setup version:
All user data is stored in a folder called Resonic, located in your personal documents folder.
Each flavor of Resonic uses its own dedicated folder (i.e., Player, Player Beta, Pro, Pro Beta),
so you can safely try Beta versions without messing up existing configurations.
If you know what you're doing you can copy your old database files (.db) to the Database folder of the new storage location.
New folder structure for portable version:
All user data in stored in a folder called portable, located in the application folder.
Storage behavior is controlled by the ResonicBoot.ini file.
Support for user-provided Soundfont files (.sf2 or .sf2pack).
Open your personal documents folder, Resonic, the subfolder for the Resonic flavor you are currently using, and place Soundfont files in the Sound Banks folder.
Once you restart Resonic detected files will appear in Menu | Playback | Sound Banks.
New ALAC decoder (Apple Lossless) adds support for 20-bit, 32-bit, and multi-channel ALAC files.
Thin custom border style.
Improved stability of meta parser for common file formats and when handling corrupted APE/OGG/MP3/MP4/WV files.
Short fade-out when stopping/pausing playback.
Opus decoder updated to libOpus 1.1.2
Length column for certain file formats now uses millisecond accuracy.
Fixed window repaint issues on Windows XP, and on Vista or higher with desktop composition (DWM) disabled, e.g. classic XP theme on Windows 7. (reported: P. Matias)
Fixed window positioning issue, sometimes leading to empty-looking main windows on multi-monitor systems. (reported: T. Le Doux)
Fixed fullscreen issue on low-res screens (reported: K. Ward)
Player Beta 0.7.1
Released February 8, 2016
This Resonic Player Limited Edition update shows off the dark user interface theme, switchable in Resonic Pro, for the very first time,
and is being promoted by our friends at MethLab Recordings in celebration of their first EP release.
It will be the only dark-themed free version for the time being.
Please read the remarks before installing.
Important: This release will replace your existing Resonic Player installation.
You can alternatively use the portable version.
Some dialogs, e.g. preferences, are not fully themed yet.
New window frame and caption, for all Windows versions.
Added cut/copy/paste features to browser context menu.
Detailed durations (hh:mm:ss,msec) for short files in Length column. Milliseconds part is only shown when non-zero.
Introducing fullscreen mode: press F11 to toggle fullscreen, mouse-drag the header bar to exit fullscreen.
Added accent to highlight the active main element (browser, file list).
Fine-tuned dark theme colors.
Clipboard now cleared after successful move operations, e.g. when pasting files.
Opus decoder updated to libOpus 1.1.1
Dark/light theme switching did not update certain elements (ruler bar, played area).
Offline or broken bookmarks were not displayed in the correct color.
Fixed and improved Paste here in file list context menu.
Squashed numerous smaller bugs.
Occasional browser crash when creating new folders.
Released December 20, 2015
This long-awaited update introduces Resonic to the Windows 10 platform, comes with much faster startup, improved file and folder monitoring, much improved Explorer integration, folder drag & drop from Resonic to other applications, and many more additions as well as bug fixes.
Windows 10 is now officially supported.
Browser handles deleted or moved folders more elegantly by focusing the next available sibling folder.
If that's not possible it will fall back to the parent folder.
Restore last played folder on startup option (see Menu | Playback).
Turn off this option if you prefer Resonic not restoring the previously played folder on startup, which may speed up plays from Explorer/command-line,
depending on the way you're working.
Improved background file monitoring (file list).
Files are no longer locked can be deleted while they are open in Resonic, some even when they are playing.
This not only works when files are deleted inside of Resonic, but also when files are deleted outside of Resonic, e.g. using Windows Explorer.
Improved background folder monitoring (browser).
Sub-folders can now be deleted without receiving Access denied errors from Windows.
If the playing folder needs to be deleted the currently playing file needs to be closed first, which can be done manually by pressing CTRL+W.
However, playing folders can now also easily be recycled while staying inside of Resonic by pressing CTRL+SHIFT+DEL (see below).
You can now recycle the folder that contains the currently playing file by pressing CTRL+SHIFT+DEL.
Playback is stopped automatically, playng files are closed.
The setup version (.msi) of Resonic, which is highly recommended because of its neat Explorer integration, now supports opening multiple files at once.
These files will be put into a From Explorer playlist tab, which will disappear when Resonic closes down.
You can now drag & drop copy single folders from Resonic's browser to Explorer and to other applications.
Hold down SHIFT while dragging to move the folder instead.
Custom themed scrollbars.
Custom themed menus replace slow standard Windows menus, intelligent submenu behavior improves overall usability.
You can use NUMPAD+3 to jump to the A-B region's left locator.
File list column context menu now shows more descriptive column names image.
You can now paste (CTRL+V) folder paths (text, e.g. from Explorer address bar) when the browser has the focus (TAB) to change the location.
You can now toggle hidden folders with CTRL+H, when the browser has the focus.
New button (target symbol next to menu button) and global hotkey (e.g. WIN+ALT+L) to locate the active file in browser and playlist, and to show the main window, in one go.
New buttons to play next/previous folder (small arrows next to menu button), which are the same as the CTRL+DOWN/UP shortcuts.
Time display is now updated immediately on position changes.
File list is now always focused on startup, i.e. arrow keys, etc. can be used right from the start.
Improved internal recycle/delete features to be more reliable.
Disabled screen snap (to screen edges) on Windows 10 to work around broken screen coordinate system APIs.
Thank you, Microsoft.
Non-drives hidden from browser's drives section on Windows 10.
Several error messages when trying to open up multiple files with Resonic from Windows Explorer.
This fix applies to the setup version.
Playback no longer stops after the first file when opening files via Windows Explorer, or command-line.
Stopping playback with NUMPAD+0 broke playback.
Playback is now stopped as intended with a short fade out, just like the stop button does.
Drag & drop of multiple files into Resonic's browser sometimes failed.
Additional files showed up in file list when files were renamed externally, or overwritten in some cases (e.g. by Ableton Live)
(reported: A. Fodor)
Some DSD audio files (.dff) not showing up properly in Windows Explorer.
Several smaller fixes related to the integrated browser.
Preferences window focus glitch.
Improved Explorer integration, especially when Player and Pro, and/or Beta versions are installed side-by-side.
Released July 8, 2015
This release adds much improved drag & drop functionality, a rename bookmark feature, and fixes several bugs and issues.
You can now drag & drop copy and move single and multiple files onto Resonic's browser from within Resonic, from Windows Explorer, and from other applications.
You can also drag & drop directly to Skype.
Please note that you'll have to re-configure some of your settings (e.g. hotkeys) because of heavy internal changes. Your bookmarks won't be touched.
Much improved drag & drop support for both browser and file list.
Supports play, copy, and move operations. The copy operation is the default, but copy/move can be toggled by holding down the CTRL or SHIFT key while dragging.
You can now drag & drop copy one or more files from Resonics file list onto folders in Resonics browser.
Hold down SHIFT while dragging to move the files.
You can now drag & drop copy one or more files from Windows Explorer onto folders in Resonics browser.
Hold down SHIFT while dragging to move the files.
Bookmarks can now be renamed. Right-click any bookmark in browser and select Rename bookmark.
To restore its default name enter an empty name.
You can create new folders in Resonics browser. Right-click on a parent folder, select New folder.
or use the CTRL+SHIFT+N shortcut. which is the same
as in Windows Explorer.
Resonic now comes with custom tiles for Windows 8/8.1/10 users.
Files can now be dragged and dropped directly into applications that previously didn't accept the drop, e.g. Skype, Miranda IM, etc.
This works for both the file list and the header filename.
This includes explicit support for Skype.
Window can now be moved by dragging the header bar.
Turn off monitor option for sleep timer. Click the zZz button in the lower right of the application window, then go to the sleep type menu and select Turn off monitor.
This option works for all sleep types that don't turn off the computer, for example Exit (and turn off monitor).
A-B loops are now taken over to the next file when the Maintain position feature is enabled.
This is useful for listening to/comparing the same region in different files or to quickly listen through a whole album.
Experimental support for Audio CD files (.cda), although without waveform. Please report any weird behavior or findings.
Optimized visualizations (waveform, level meter, etc.) for slightly less CPU use.
Improved file drag and drop, e.g. a file type icon is shown now where available.
Updated all Explorer icons
Volume bar sometimes did not repaint properly (reported: S. Panin)
Splash screen sometimes caused crashes when clicked rapidly (reported: A. Ginhoux)
Browser did not behave as expected during incremental search, i.e. during quick-search via letters,
also ENTER starts folder playback as intended.
Browser did not behave as expected when the header filename is clicked, i.e. it did not scroll to the active file's folder.
Both browser and file list are now synced to the active file.
Folders that use custom icons no longer appear hidden (transparent icons). (reported: ExtremRaym, user of Rainbow Folders)
Wave files with garbage fact chunks could not be played back correctly (reported: MrMichaelz)
Files tab occasionally not showing up on first start.
Mouse wheel not working in preferences dialog (hotkeys).
Volume bar didn't repaint properly when compact mode is toggled (reported: Andreasvb)
Released April 12, 2015
Basic sound card selection in preferences dialog.
DirectSound will eventually be replaced with WASAPI and ASIO (Pro).
Changes take effect on track change.
Resonic now creates mini dumps when it crashes.
You are presented the option to open up your email application
and send us a bug report to help us fix the bug that caused the crash.
Sound driver is now re-opened when needed, e.g. when it was blocked
by another application before.
Advance mode button is highlighted when not playing sequentially
Fixed occasional line jitter when moving mouse over waveform
Fixed bug in update check
Released April 2, 2015
This is a maintenence release, it does not introduce new features.
Update only if any of the fixes apply to you.
You can install on top of your existing installation.
More visible status bar notices
Improved the way long paths are handled
Application crashes during startup with certain system locales
Application does not start on latest Windows 10 Pro Technical Preview
(reported: S. Mogilevtsev)
Files in deep folder structures (long paths) will show, but won't play
(reported: A. Fodor)
Released March 28, 2015
This huge release officially marks the start of Resonic's Beta phase.
All parts of the application have been rethought, reworked,
or rewritten from scratch.
Besides countless performance improvements this release introduces
an improved user interface, including all new waveform code,
a new file list, and a new browser with folder monitoring.
Meta/waveform data is currently only partially cached,
i.e. after Resonic starts scans will always restart from the beginning.
Full disk caching is coming in one of the next Beta releases.
The Sleep Timer was moved from main menu to a "zZz" button in the status bar (lower right).
The timer's options can be changed any time, even while it's running.
The timer can be aborted with a click on the countdown time.
The Events visualization mode for module music is currently not implemented.
Sound output options are coming in one of the next two Beta updates,
which will be smaller and more frequent.
Major visual and functional user interface rework (buttons, tabs, colors, etc.)
New powerful meta core with extensive support for a vast range of meta data stored
in several important file formats.
This core paves the way for many upcoming meta-related features.
Browser rewritten for overall improved performance,
no longer blocks interface while folders are being expanded,
which is especially noticeable on portable or slow devices (e.g. cell phones)
Browser now supports folder monitoring,
i.e. external changes made to folders (create, rename, delete, etc.)
are reflected in Resonic's browser.
Playback starts much faster now
Window restore much faster and less jumpy, especially when maximized
Folder changes much faster, less jumpy file list columns
About dialog (see Menu | Help) with full list of credits
Improved audio drop-out stability by reading/decoding files in parallel
Number and size of selected files now shown in footer image
Tray icon and context menu (minimize to tray with ALT+M)
In addition to Always minimize to tray you can now also Always close to tray,
i.e. Resonic goes into system tray when you close it,
or when you press the windows X' button (see Menu | Interface).
Playback advance now delays for a second after a file fails to play
New percentage mode for time display, in addition to the classic timecode.
To enable it check the right-click context menu. image
New option allows you to toggle filename in main window title.
To access it right-click the filename in the header and use Show name in window title.
Fast clicks on file list items are now registered properly (reported: M. Lapierre)
You can now use the mouse wheel on certain buttons (!)
like visualization type (next to volume bar) or advance mode (sequential/random).
You can now prevent notification messages in status bar from going away automatically
by keeping the mouse on them
New default waveform style: Solid,
a simple but elegant single-color waveform, as seen in many classic wave editors
(see Menu | Visualization | Waveform style).
Waveform peaks are no longer scanned when the waveform is invisible
or when the visualization area is hidden (CTRL+F12).
This results in a significant performance boost in situations where waveforms
are simply not required, for example:
You just want to browse or manage files without visualization.
You just want to use the analyzer.
New shortcut: BACKSPACE goes up one level in folder tree, when browser has input focus
New shortcut: ALT+NUM* inverts the current file selection
New column: 'Track #', track number read from file tags, e.g. ID3 (suggested: trucmuch) image
New column: Extension, just the file's extension.
When the Extension column is visible file extensions in the File name column are hidden.
Bookmarks are now sorted by display name
Most file format plugins are now loaded dynamically and when needed,
thus reducing the overall memory footprint
Native PCM preview support for Direct Stream Digital (DSD) formats,
supporting .dsd and .dsf files and the following rates:
DSD64, DSD128 (double-rate), DSD256 (quad-rate), and DSD512 (octuple-rate).
Seeking across files is now possible.
Near the end of a file a forward seek now moves on to the next file instead
of playing out the current file, which makes it easy to quickly jump
across multiple files (right arrow, mouse wheel on time display, etc.)
ENTER or double-click on a folder now activated the file list,
i.e. sub-sequent use of the UP and DOWN keys will affect the file list.
To go back to the browser you can always press TAB.
FLAC core decoder updated to 1.3.1
Use ALT+WHEEL to seek in the track when mouse is inside visualization area
(on waveform, analyzers, etc.).
Note that ALT+WHEEL on the file list jumps between tracks.
Use CTRL+ALT+WHEEL to randomly seek in the track when mouse is inside the visualization area
(on waveform, analyzers, etc.).
You can now click and hold the A-B button, then release it after a while to set a loop.
Update check, looks for new versions on the internet (can be disabled).
Dim button next to mute button (and volume bar) lets you temporarily lower the playback volume.
Note that you can also hold the SPACE key pressed to temporarily dim volume,
then release it to undim volume.
Option to combine play and pause buttons into one (see Menu | Interface),
which changes behavior from play/pause/restart to just play/pause.
However, you can now middle-click the play button to always restart the playing track,
regardless of the play/pause buttons being combined or not.
By default Resonic Player now starts up with the buttons combined.
New shortcuts: PAUSE/BREAK key toggles volume mute, ALT+PAUSE/BREAK toggles volume dim.
New default waveform style is now Solid
Much improved and correct representation of short audio files
Improved overall application performance
Improved file list code, supports playlists in future builds
Improved overall playback stability and file list handling
Browser icon support improved (libraries, etc.)
Partial support for interface scaling on Windows 7, 8, and 8.1
Improved text rendering in visualizations image
Taskbar progress no longer updated for short files
Website: Online changelog (what's new) improved, and several other changes
Play position no longer drawn in analyzer visualization for very short files
Improved frequency value display for logarithmic and linear analyzers
Focus is now set to file list on double-click or ENTER on a folder.
Hint: You can use TAB to switch focus between browser and file list at any time.
Improved localization system (multi-language support) for faster loading
Improved overall file list handling and selections
Improved database performance and greatly reduced disk accesses when option
Allow multiple instances is disabled, which is the default setting.
Last-playing waveform is restored with less delay on application startup
Improved event rendering in event visualization (for module music)
Icon column in file list (lossy/lossless/etc.) can now be moved
Renamed Avoid horizontal scrollbar option to Auto-fit to width (columns)
Fixed jumpy frequency display in analyzer when playback starts (and after stop)
No more runaway track advances with very short sound files.
When you press stop, it stops.
Use CTRL+WHEEL on file list to play the previous/next file (previously: ALT+WHEEL)
Use ALT+WHEEL on file list to play a random file (previously: CTRL+ALT+WHEEL)
Fixed splash screen painting on top of startup error messages (reported: ExtremRaym)
Fixed hints sometimes interfering with popup menus
Fixed playlist advance with unplayable files
Fixed occasional endless loop in folders that contain only unplayable files
Fixed playlist position not being updated properly after deleting files with CTRL+DEL
(reported. P. Greiss)
Fixed bug where standard Windows delete/copy/cut dialogs might disappear
and cause weird GUI behavior
Fixed playback auto-starting in certain cases when ALT+TAB or TAB is pressed
Fixed Hz column (sample rate) showing incorrect information (reported: S. Quinn)
Fixed next/previous folder shortcuts (CTRL+UP / DOWN) not working in certain situations
Countless other fixes and corrections, not mentioned here
Support for additional ID3v1 genres
Removed classic Resonic Alpha waveform styles in favor of performance
Removed experimental feature Focus indicators
Alpha 0.58 (999)
Released January 22, 2014
Fixed and improved a large number of usability and performance features
Drag & Drop directly from the file list to other applications
like Windows Explorer, DAWs, audio and video editors, other players, etc.
Drag & Drop of multi-selections is supported.
This feature is still experimental.
Overall interface performance improved, e.g. file switching
Overall disk performance improved and optimized
Several visual improvements and fixes for
themed and non-themed Windows XP,
themed and non-themed Windows 7 (Aero, Aero Basic, and especially Classic).
Faster application start-up,
especially for users with (many) browser bookmarks and multiple hard disks.
Much faster application exit,
which also improves the occasional seconds-long exit delay experienced by some users.
When Resonic takes a little longer to start up it is probably attempting to access
a slow location on an external, sleeping, or network drive,
e.g. your last played folder/file. If this happens a lot to you consider
disabling the start-up resume feature.
Files can now be pasted directly into the active folder with CTRL+V,
or via the file list context menu.
When files are successfully cut or copied (CTRL+X or CTRL+C) to the clipboard
a message is now shown for a brief moment
New Select + Deselect Files feature,
lets you select (ALT+NUM+) and deselect (ALT+NUM-) multiple files at once.
Press the shortcuts twice to quickly apply the mask and close the dialog,
e.g. press ALT+NUM- twice to quickly deselect all files.
You can do multiple selects or deselects to refine the current selection.
Wildcards (* and ?, e.g. *.mp3) are supported, but are optional:
without wildcards any filename that contains the entered text matches.
Introducing frequency analyzer styles,
starting with a minimalistic Outline style (see Menu | Visualization).
A-B repeat area now stays intact when the Maintain position feature (">|>" button)
is enabled and you switch from one playing file to another,
restarting the loop from the beginning.
This opens up new possibilities, e.g. for comparing parts of mixes.
A-B repeat region can now be set while playback is paused.
The A position can also be set while playback is stopped,
i.e. the region will start at the beginning of the file (suggested: LopDog)
Ogg-Opus output gain now defaults to 0dB, ignoring any Replaygain tags,
and reproducing the audio as-is (reported: Andreasvb)
Visualization area (e.g. waveform) can now be toggled via Menu | Interface or with CTRL+F12.
When hidden the F12 key will first turn it back on, then cycle as usual.
Note that this also hides the level meter.
Waveforms are still being scanned even when the visualization area is hidden,
but the level meter does not use up any processing time.
Compact volume bar option.
To enable it right-click the volume bar and select Compact.
New method to quickly seek in the current audio file:
Use the mouse wheel over the playback time display (next to loop and A-B buttons).
Playback time display can now be hidden via Menu | Interface
Mouse wheel now also controls volume while the mouse cursor is over
the header bar, information bar, transport bar, or footer bar.
Explorer context menus:
Hold down the SHIFT key and right-click a file or folder to show the Windows Explorer
context menu instead of the Resonic context menu.
Note that this currently only works for single files and folders,
not for multi-selections.
New Dismiss and Deselect item in file list popup menu closes the popup menu
and clears the current multi-selection.
New column: Rating.
Resonic now reads and displays ID3v2 ratings as 0 to 5 stars.
When a rating is unavailable - is displayed.
Ratings written by other software like Windows Explorer, Windows Media Player, iTunes,
Media Monkey, are interpreted intelligently for compatibility.
Ratings written by foobar2000 are also supported.
New and updated file list icons:
Stereo: big square, Mono: small square, Multi-channel: four squares.
Icon colors remain the same:
Blue: lossless files (e.g. wav),
Orange: lossy files (e.g. mp3),
Green: music files (e.g. xm).
Double-click a folder to open that folder and start playback at the first file
Right-click stop button for an experimental Stop with fade-out feature
New Properties item in file list popup shows a single file's properties
like Explorer does (ALT+ENTER).
New experimental feature: Focus indicators.
They show you which main part of the application currently has the input focus
and can be enabled via Menu | Interface.
This feature might be removed in a future update though.
Smoother level meter
Show in Explorer now also works for file list multi-selections
Menu button usability improved:
menu button now toggles when clicked (thx Martin)
Improved ESC key behavior:
When file list is active ESC clears the current selection.
When file list is not active ESC sets the input focus to the file list.
Startup resume feature now also restores paused state.
To try this pause a track, then close down Resonic and restart it.
Reworked serveral parts of how the file list reacts to user input
File list selections now stay intact during automatic track changes,
and also when you click the next/previous buttons.
Improved file list right-click and multi-selection behavior
Smaller rescan button, text removed in favor of icon
Slightly bigger splitters, which makes it easier to grab and resize both
the waveform and the side-bar panel
Scanning performance greatly improved for module music (mod, xm, it, etc.)
when Events visualization (F12) is active.
Playback buttons now only respond to right-clicks when there is a menu to show
Loop button now correctly disables both the Stop after current button
and the visual stop indicator (vertical red line) at the end of the waveform
Several theme color changes
You can now press the UP key at the top of the file list to jump to the last file,
and the DOWN key at the bottom to jump to the first file.
Double-click a folder to open it and start playing its first file.
The focus is now set to the file list so you can immediately use the arrow keys
(i.e. UP and DOWN) afterwards for navigation.
When active file in list is not selected it will be selected on first click,
then restart playback on subsequent clicks.
When active file in list is selected, will always restart playback.
In Random playback mode the active file is now automatically centered
Removed left padding in browser for a little extra space
Fixed and improved right-click behavior with file list selections.
Also, right-click will no longer accidentally start playback.
Fixed Resonic being unable to play files that reside in hidden folders.
When you play files inside a hidden folder Resonic will now list the folder's contents
while keeping it hidden in the browser.
Expect an option to show hidden folders and files in a future version.
This fixes the issue where files received in Skype could not directly be opened with Resonic.
Fixed incomplete waveforms being saved when closing Resonic while a file
is still being scanned (reported: M. Tofall)
Fixed clickable area of playback time display in transport bar (reported: mrfox)
Fixed mouse click not always triggering properly on playback time display
Fixed random play mode not working properly with taskbar controls
Fixed Play not restarting properly when Maintain position feature is enabled
Fixed file list selections affecting playback order.
The next/previous file will now always start at the active/playing file,
even if the current selection is somewhere else.
Fixed SHIFT and arrow keys not selecting files
Unsupported drives and external devices are now hidden in browser
Fixed some notification messages being visible for brief moments only
Fixed right-click in both file list and browser not properly selecting items
Fixed white header overlapping waveform on startup when
Remember window position option is enabled (reported: Andreasvb)
Fixed several other small issues
Fixed crash with certain large-pattern module music files
Fixed issue with certain module music files where error messages kept popping up
This is the final Alpha of Resonic Player
Alpha 0.55 (910)
Released October 14, 2013
New button for Stop after current (red line symbol),
which was originally part of the playback mode button (sequential, random).
When enabled a vertical red line at the end of the waveform indicates that playback
is about to stop the current file has finished.
Additionally on Windows 7 and 8 a Stop after current indicator is shown
as part of the Resonic icon in task bar when large task bar icons are enabled in
Windows (which is the default).
New start-up resume feature, see Menu | Playback:
Saves folder, file, and play position when you close Resonic,
restores folder, file, and play position when you restart Resonic.
Hold down the CTRL key while Resonic is starting up to prevent start-up resume.
New A-B repeat feature:
During playback left-click the A-B button once to set the start position (A point),
left-click it again to set the end position (B point),
your selected A-B region is now highlighted and will loop indefinitely.
To clear the A-B region left-click the button a third time,
or right-click the button any time.
The minimum length of an A-B region is one second.
Hint: You can seek in the audio file before you set the end position.
New Maintain position feature (">|>" button):
Maintains playback position when switching from a playing file to another file,
continuing at the exact position where the first file left off.
Very useful for both audio professionals and occasional music listeners,
this can for example be used to:
Compare various versions of bounces, mixes, masters.
Preview whole albums or sets of tracks with only a few clicks.
New waveform style selection (see Menu | Visualization) with
four preset styles to pick from:
Classic Resonic classic waveform (default)
Interlace simple version of the classic waveform
Plain single-color waveform with outline
Outline waveform outline only; as minimal as it gets
Volume bar reworked from scratch: faster, more reliable
Volume bar now shows the current volume level in percent while in use.
Caption is automatically hidden after a couple of seconds.
Resonic Pro will show the level in decibels by default.
Volume bar now does smooth transitions when changing volume via left-click
New advanced option: Disable waveform cache.
With the waveform cache disabled each time you play a file the waveform
is rescanned and no cache data is written to the hard drive.
Most users should leave this option untouched.
Header filename can now be right-clicked for a menu
New shortcut: ALT+WHEEL on file list play-scrolls through the files,
which can be used to quickly preview lots of smaller audio files
New shortcut: CTRL+ALT+WHEEL on file list plays a random file
New shortcut: SHIFT+TAB switches between visualizations (like F12)
New shortcut: CTRL+L toggles looping (like NUM+/)
Information bar: Now shows whether files are variable bitrate (VBR)
Overall performance improvements
Core player completely rewritten for sbetter stability and future functionality
Core event handling overhauled for better UI performance
Slightly improved tag scanning speed
Waveform: Improved digital silence detection and visualization
Waveform: Dotted lines are now hidden when it's of no use to show them,
e.g. when channel heights too small
Muted state and mute volume are remembered and restored.
To try this mute volume, close Resonic, restart it, and then un-mute.
Mute, un-mute, and dim now smoothly change volume
When muted the volume bar now visualizes its previous value, grayed out.
Time display reworked from scratch: faster, aligned
Improved browser refreshes for smoother updates
When you try to start playback without an active file (e.g. after start-up)
Resonic now plays the first file in current folder.
Updated logo graphic in upper right corner
Slightly smoother header/label updates when switching files
Improved support for Ogg-Opus tags
Improved tag parsing of corrupted FLAC files
Removed Alternative waveform option in favor or waveform styles
Fixed level meter flickering at low volumes
Important problem fixed where sometimes tagged files refused to play on the first
attempt (red error message) when switching between files really fast
Fixed filename column splitter not being clickable (reported: Andreasvb)
Fixed duration label showing wrong popup menu
Fixed level meter having a top padding, which is reserved for peak value display
and peak hold in Resonic Pro (reported: M. Lapierre)
Fixed ended files not restarting from beginning when clicked in file list
Fixed undesired fade-in dampening the first transient in audio files
when clicking stop, then play.
This is an important fix if you're working with loops (reported: M. Lapierre)
Fixed filenames passed via command-line being case-sensitive
Fixed occasional weird behavior when pressing ALT repeatedly (focus was lost)
Information bar: Now updated only when visible, which reduces overhead
a little bit when files start to play
Icon for playback mode Random updated.
Expect a proper Shuffle playback mode in a future release.
Fixed interface not updating properly when looping module music files
Fixed volume occasionally not going back up when playing from beginning
with loop mode enabled (reported: M. Drabik)
Alpha 0.5 (840)
Released April 17, 2013
Waveform scanning now about twice as fast, also for multi-channel files
Meta data listing fixed and now also several times faster, especially
for files with incomplete tags (thx Martin)
Introducing the notification and status bar, which replaces most of the
annoying message popups.
It sits at the bottom of the main window and shows various kinds of
messages in the colors green, yellow, orange, and red.
Number of files in current folder and total size now shown in status bar
Customizable columns (right-click file list header).
Column settings, sort column, and direction are all saved and restored.
Option to 'Avoid horizontal scrollbar, if possible' (right-click file list header),
which is enabled by default.
This feature will try to maximize the main column, and right-align all other
columns so that the scrollbar is never shown.
When the user resizes the main column (filename) tis option is automatically
disabled, and a message is shown.
If it's not possible to avoid the scrollbar a message is shown.
Sort column and direction remembered when changing folders
Sort column background now highlighted
It's now possible to sort by columns that contain information which is not
immediately available, like tags or audio properties.
Depending on the sort column Resonic might sort the file list again when
all the required information is available.
It's now possible to sort by the little colored squares that describe
the kind of content in the audio file, i.e. blue for lossless,
orange for lossy, or green for music. Click the column header to sort by the colored squares.
Full multi-monitor support for any combination of screen sizes and arrangements
for saving and restoring window position and size.
If the window is more than half of its width or height out of either side
of the multi-monitor setup it is automatically recovered.
With Remember window position enabled you can now safely move Resonic, for example,
to a second screen, maximize it there, and have it saved and restored there.
Resonic can now also span multiple monitors.
Volume presets (right-click volume bar)
Save and restore user volume (right-click volume bar)
Slimmer transport bar and slightly smaller playback controls
Added Explore and select folder to context menu in browser (suggested: PHM)
File listing speed improved on Windows 8, especially for folders containing
thousands of audio files
Mouse cursor can now automatically be hidden when on visualization
(see Menu | Visualization).
You can now middle-click the waveform to pause/continue/start playback
New shortcut: NUMPAD+1 jumps to the beginning of the file
New shortcut: NUMPAD+2 jumps to the middle of the file
New in file list context menu: Refresh (F5) and Refresh browser (CTRL+F5)
New in browser context menu: Refresh browser (CTRL+F5)
Confirmation dialogs that are displayed when Resonic wants to open the web browser
now also show the web address that is about to be opened
New icon in the lower left corner shows the state of the sidebar (left panel)
and lets you toggle it when clicked (same as F4)
Overall performance improvements
Window restores slightly faster
Playback advances to next track slightly faster
Volume context menu (right-click volume bar) is now aligned
Analyzer accuracy (not resolution) doubled for sampling rates above 48 kHz,
which takes a little more processing power.
Vertical analyzer scale slightly adjusted for musicality.
Note that an accurate mode as well as vertical zoom is planned for all
analyzers in Resonic Pro.
Improved stability of analyzer code
Numerous color theme and graphics adjustments
Left-click the filename in the header to browse to its folder
CTRL+click the filename in the header to select the file in Explorer
Build date in window title now only shown once on start-up, then hidden
Selected sleep timer method now shown in menu (Menu | Sleep Timer)
New behavior: The Play button now continues playback when paused, or restarts
playback from the beginning when stopped or already playing.
This also applies to the taskbar controls (reported: BTGbullseye)
Fixed Error state not always being shown for non-playable or broken files
Fixed occasional overflow bug when playing the first file with analyzer active
Corrected analyzer sometimes peaking way too high, a side effect of making
low peaks more visible. This will further improve in updates.
Fixed analyzer being completely off for sample rates other than 44.1 kHz.
Also the upper frequency was off, values shown were always representing 44.1 kHz,
and the frequency display was cut off for rates lower than 44.1 kHz.
All these issues were fixed. (reported: BTGbullseye)
Fixed wrong frequency values being shown with sample rates above 96 kHz
when mouse-hovering the linear analyzer.
Fixed show/hide footer menu item not following state (reported: R. Johnson)
Fixed the NUMLOCK key accidently toggling mute.
Note that mute can always be toggled with the PAUSE key.
Windows XP: Color fixes when running with classic design (reported: Andreasvb)
You can click and drag some of the free spaces in header bar, transport bar,
and status bar to move the main window.
Web: Beta and pre-release testing forum up at forums.resonic.at.
Apply only if you're serious.
Alpha 0.42 (755)
Released March 12, 2013
Waveform painting now up to a 100 times faster, depending on the waveform
size and requires much less processing power, and thus less battery life
on laptops as well.
Window position can now be saved and restored.
See Remember window position option in Menu | Interface.
New default waveform, similar to original one.
You can use Alternative waveform in Menu | Visualization to toggle
the lower, shaded half of the waveform.
New option to disable the translucent color overlays shading the played
area of the waveform in Menu | Visualization.
Enabling this option is mainly a design choice, but it can also help reduce
processor usage quite a bit, depending on the waveform size.
If you're in for performance over visuals make sure you enable this.
Note that in any case the overlay is only drawn up to a certain waveform height,
and is not drawn for very short sound files.
Support for Ogg-Opus tags
Improved file switching speed
Clearing the waveform cache now only takes a couple of moments.
See Clear waveform cache in Menu | Advanced.
Waveform cache now uses a little less hard drive space.
Since the cache format has changed Resonic will have to rescan your
audio files once you start playing them.
New option Use remaining playback time added to sleep timer (Menu | Sleep Timer).
This will set and start the sleep timer using the time left
in the currently playing track.
Several color theme changes once again
Fixed issues that caused severe visual glitches, effectively making the folder
browser unusable and the interface non-responsive to most user input,
especially when trying to change folders, until playback is stopped.
This problem only occured with users on lower-spec systems.
Fixed occasional crash when trying to read tags from inaccessible files
This is an important hotfix release.
Alpha 0.41 (706)
Released March 9, 2013
Temporary fix release for some users having the browser glitch.
To reduce chances of it occuring please reduce the visualization panel
to its minimum size by grabbing on the lower edge and dragging it up.
The next update will fix this issue.
Alpha 0.4 (700)
Released March 8, 2013
Improved and much more reliable fade-outs, e.g. on stop
Play position indicator (vertical line) with sub-pixel accuracy
Clicking a playing file now restarts it from the beginning, like ENTER
New shortcut: CTRL+ALT+H toggles the header bar, i.e. everything above the
waveform can now be hidden using CTRL+ALT+H and CTRL+ALT+I.
New shortcut: CTRL+ALT+F toggles the footer bar
Support for chained Ogg-Opus files, and faster scanning
Support for SoundTracker MOD music files
Resonic now closes down faster and more reliably
Numerous smaller cosmetic changes
Extended keyboard navigation behavior (see remarks)
Faster toggling of elapsed/remaining time (left-click on time display)
Loop on/off shortcut changed to NUMPAD+/ to be DAW-compatible
Updated graphics for a couple of transport buttons
Bottom part of waveform now softer and blended
Played area now translucent
Loop button symbol replaced with something that better describes what Resonic
is doing when this buttons is pressed: loop the current file, seamlessly,
not repeat, as in repeat the playlist.
An actual repeat playlist feature will follow in a future release with
its own dedicated button and a different symbol.
Visualization painting performance more stable, CPU usage further reduced
Reworked analyzer painting
Completely reworked file list internals, paving the way for playlist and .cue support.
Please send or post a bug report if something's off now!
Tray icon hint now shows the name of the playing file
Fixed an occasional bug when trying to close Resonic where sound went silent,
CPU usage went up, interface didn't go away (reported: M. Tofall)
Fixed an important bug where Resonic sometimes took several seconds to stop
playback, which could happen when pressing Stop, when stopping playback
via right click, when closing down the application, or when trying to play
another file via command-line in single-instance mode.
This should also fix the main window sometimes disappearing when the application
is minimized in tray and an audio file is passed via command-line.
Level meter no longer uses CPU time when hidden (CTRL+ALT+L)
Fixed played area flashing up for a brief moment at a wrong position
after stopping playback and immediately seeking to a different position
Fixed occasional crash when seeking in damaged .ogg files
Windows XP: Some cosmetic fixes, hover colors and font corrected
for both file list and browser
When the browser is focused UP and DOWN navigate folders,
CTRL+UP and CTRL+DOWN navigate the file list,
ENTER plays the selected folder.
When the file list is focused UP and DOWN navigate the file list,
CTRL+UP and CTRL+DOWN navigate the browser,
ENTER plays the selected file.
Reminder: TAB switches focus between browser and file list
Windows 7 and 8 might be throttling your processor and graphics performance
when there is little work to do (like running Resonic) and your power plan
is set to Balanced, which is the Windows-default.
If you feel like Resonic's animations, including the analyzer, seem a little too
jittery try setting the power plan to High performance, in Control Panel
under Power Options, which might make a big difference in smoothness,
depending on your system.
Resonic makes extensive use of multi-core processing. Every important part is optimized for speed, which results in extremely fast browsing, seeking, and playback.
A couple of files, a few megabytes, low memory footprint, and tidy use of disk space.
No bloated runtime packages are required.
In order to achieve the purest sound quality there is absolutely nothing between decoded audio and sound output that might degrade quality, which is essential for both sound and sample previewing and audiophile audio playback.
Resonic's audio engine runs on 32-bit floating point data.
A major design goal is to always keep the graphical user interface clutter-free and user-friendly, without nested menus and dialogs, and without dumbing down the more powerful features.
A single Left-Click navigates folders, plays files, seeks in audio, changes volume. No need to double-click just for the sake of it, but optionally available.
Move the mouse over controls and use the wheel to scroll lists, or to change volume. No need to click them first.
Embrace your keyboard
Once you know the basic shortcuts you'll see how fast and comfortable keyboard-supported operation of Resonic really is.
An advanced version of Resonic specifically aimed towards audio professionals is in the making.
For more information see A first look at Resonic Pro.
Play your folders instantly
Resonic plays all your music and sound files directly out of your existing folder structures.
You are not forced to use any kind of library system. Since music libraries usually rely on tags they can easily end up being a confusing mess, unless these tags are maintained properly.
Many users do actually prefer to organize their music in folder structures, most commonly on external drives.
Browse your samples
For audio professionals it is vital to have a powerful preview tool at hand. Sample CD/DVD structures can be tedious to browse through. Even more so are sample libraries and collections as they tend to become huge fast.
Resonic has its origins in this particular field of work and will certainly become an invaluable asset when it comes to your everyday work.
Also see Resonic Pro, which is in development.
Drag & drop
Drag & drop the playing file into Windows Explorer, or into most other applications that accept audio files,
which includes popular DAWs, audio editors, or video editing software.
Advanced file access
Resonic handles your files in a way that enables you to edit them with external programs, or even delete them in certain cases, while they are playing.
Resonic has full Unicode support for tags, files, folders, playlists, cue sheets, and interface translations, to make sure international letters are displayed properly.
Resonic was developed with full portability in mind:
Put the portable version on a thumb drive or USB disk, take it with you, and have it remember separate settings for the computers it is run on no configuration mix-ups.
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