Version 1.8 is finally out, the efforts being mainly put to improve the interface and the existing tools. Another tool has been implemented to make easy the sample editing with an external application.
The interface can now be fully customized with colors fitting with your OS theme.
The in-build manual has been removed and replaced by links to this website. You will now enjoy an online manual regularly updated and a forum to assist you in your soundfont creations.
Polyphone provides basic tools to edit samples, such as an equalizer or an amplifier. For a more advanced editing it is now possible to link Polyphone with another software. For more information, see this page of the manual.
Special thanks to Pavel Fric for providing a Czech translation.
The old tool "normalize volume" was intended to make all samples sounds equally loud. The new tool provides you with more options to change the volume.
The two old tools "remove whistling" and "brick-wall filter" took as basis the frequency spectrum of a sample and modified it. It's now replaced by a more generic tool "filter frequencies" which displays the frequency spectrum and gives you the complete freedom of selecting the frequencies you want to keep.
The attenuation tool didn't take into account the attenuations set in the global divisions. The behavior has now been improved.
The editing in a table has been improved for those using their keyboard instead of the mouse:
Moreover, the behavior of the "loop playback" cell is more natural:
This is now easy to display an instrument from the preset level, or display a sample from the instrument level.
Logo adapted so that a svg version of it is possible.
New translations will be easier to integrate, another version of Polyphone will not be necessary anymore.
Using the duplication tool in an instrument or preset using several velocity layers resulted in an undefined behavior. The algorithm has been adapted.
An update of the Qt framework introduced a bug. This is now fixed.
All items are correctly sorted in the tree and tables.