This version fixes a few crashes. Improves importing version 6 compositions. And on some computers with AMD video cards it could not start-up, this is all fixed with this 7.0.1 release.
Click on "Check for Updates" in the Avenue or Arena menu and it will update itself or hit the download here.
#13078 Stuck on splash screen on some machines with Radeon GPU
#13069 Crash when setting a cue point
#12976 Removing a clip makes resolume freeze for a few second (with lots of clip in composition)
#13001 Dropping an AV file to the Video track of an AV clip replaces also the Audio track of the clip
#13017 Can't move a clip that is "overlapped" by a persistent clip
#13053 Line Width not imported correctly
#13054 Envelope not imported from v6 to v7 composition correctly
#13055 Composition Beat Snap not imported from v6 to v7 composition correctly
#13068 Moving clip play position on a paused clip, then playing clip, doesn't update clip audio position
#13073 Cue Points UI does not update when setting Cue Points for Clip that isn't playing
#13070 Crash loading an advanced output preset with fixtures that are not available
#13072 Clip Position Label not updated when Clip is not playing or previewed
#13074 Duration for SMPTE and Denon clips is set to 5 seconds going from v6 to v7 composition
#13057 Some parameter values wrong after importing composition from 6 to 7
#13074 Duration for SMPTE and Denon clips is set to 5 seconds going from 6 to 7
#13092 OSC deck/select int 0 switches decks Comment »
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- * Resolume Avenue and Arena 7 Available Now!!!
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- * Footage Releases by Dumb Robot, Chromosoom and Artificially Awake
- * Free Resolume 6 Video Training!
- * Orbit & Resolume at the Singapore Night Festival, 2018
- * New Footage Releases by Julius Horsthuis, Ican Agoesdjam and Catmac
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This may come as a surprise to you. Usually it takes us 3 or 4 years to release a new major version. Now it's only been a little under 2 years since we announced Resolume 6. The reason for this change of pace is we have big changes and even bigger plans. We think you'll like them so read on for all the juicy deets.
When someone asked us why there is no undo in Resolume we usually said something like “Resolume is a live instrument! There is no undo on a piano either!?” or we joked “Resolume is about doing, not undoing”. We do not have to hide behind these jokes anymore. We did it, Resolume now has undo & redo.
When an application is not built from scratch with an undo system then implementing it at a later stage, when it has hundreds of thousands of lines of code is a lot of tedious, error prone and boring work. This is why we delayed implementing undo for a long time. We just focussed on fun and exciting features. Meanwhile, our problem only became bigger and bigger, with every new line of code we wrote.
We realised that we had to rip of this band-aid hard and quickly or it would haunt us for ever. The longer we waited, the bigger our problem would become. So we sat down, put on our headphones, enabled crunch mode and did it. We modified thousands of lines of code, broke the whole system to add two very unsexy but very important keyboard shortcuts: CTRL + Z & CTRL + SHIFT + Z. UNDO & REDO.
So now you have a little guardian angel watching over your shoulder. Made a mistake? Just hit undo and you're back to where you were. Removed a deck instead of renamed it? CTRL + Z and all your clips are back.
Undo is also a great design tool. Feel free to experiment with the look of your clips, apply effects, change the colors and if you do not like what you see you can always just go back with undo.
Resolume is still very much about doing, but now your doing does not have to be disastrous anymore. You can undo your way back to safety. If we were to redo this (pun intended) from scratch we would have done it a lot earlier. So if we’re ever going to release a new app, we’ll make sure it has undo from the very beginning. Promised.
A New License Model
We never want to do major releases any more, they’re painful. We want to innovate faster. Days before the release of version 5 we felt bad it “only” had improvements to the Advanced Output. The release of version 6 was production hell because it contained too many new features. When we’re releasing a new major version we always feel uncertain if it’s good enough. Does it contain enough new features that would get you all excited? Does all of that new stuff actually work? Did we test everything enough? A lot of things need to come together for a major release. It’s a lot of work and we’re a small team so we always drop the ball one way or the other.
With a major version we need to save up on new features. Which means we build something and then we can not immediately release it because we have to wait for all the other features to be done, to make sure the major release is worth the upgrade price. This means we often have exciting new stuff that will improve your VJ-ing, but it has to sit on our virtual shelves for months, over a year sometimes. We want to work in smaller, more manageable iterations. Bring you updates and respond to the changing live visuals market quicker.
We’re changing our license model so we can innovate faster and release new or improved features more often. We will no longer charge an upgrade fee to a major version anymore. Instead, now when you buy Resolume 7, you’ll get a full year of updates, bug fixes, new features, improvements, everything and all of it. When your 12 months of free updates are over you can simply renew your license if you want to continue using the latest & greatest versions. Or you can wait, your latest eligible version will always work.
This is not a subscription
You do not have to continue paying just to use Resolume, you can use it forever. You do not have to renew your license every year, the last update before your license expires will be yours forever.
So from now on we’ll be working in smaller iterations so we can make sure a new feature is fully tested, documented, translated & ready for release. This way you’ll get to see less bugs & more new features.
USB License Dongle Option
With the Resolume USB Dongle you have a very flexible way to manage your Resolume Avenue 7 and Arena 7 license. Register your dongle once and then insert it into any computer you like, start Resolume and it's registered. A dongle does not require online verification after registration, so it's perfect for use on computers that are kept offline. Available in the shop for 79 Euro.
Of course, the dongle is optional. You can still use the online registration system if you prefer.
Color Eye Dropper
Pick a color from anywhere on your screen and apply it in your composition.
Multiple MIDI Devices
What's better than an APC40? Two APC40's!
Connecting multiple MIDI devices was always possible but their MIDI signals would get mixed. Resolume can now distinguish MIDI coming from different devices making them work nicely together almost magically.
Improved Random Playback
Random playback was always a bit too ... well ... random. But you now have a lot more control over random playback. You determine how often it will jump to a new random position and how far it is allowed to jump.
Color Palette Animation
Pink Green Pink Green Pink Green Pink Green
Animate your favorite colors in a color palette.
You can now determine how often a clip should loop before advancing to the next.
MetaBalls, Sine Wave, Spiral
They say it's more sustainable to buy local produce. So we worked together with The Hague based artist Darien Brito to create a few versatile generators so you can create even more visuals right within Resolume.
Improved Media Manager
Clip reconnecting in the Media Manager is simplified to make it faster and more robust.
FFGL 2.0 Plugins
The FFGL plugin standard is updated to version 2.0. Plugins can now receive Audio FFT input to create audio visualizers. Parameters can be spinners or drop-downs. Parameter ranges can be customised and are not limited to always 0.0 - 1.0 anymore. The documentation & examples are also improved on the GitHub repository.
FFGL 2.0 now requires OpenGL 4.1 so plugins that work in version 6 will not work in version 7, those plugins will need to be updated by the developer who created them.
Native ProRes Playback
Resolume can now play ProRes video on both macOS & Windows. Alley 2.1.0 can convert ProRes to DXV.
Upgrade Arena for 1 computer to version 7 is 219 Euro. (upgrade to version 6 was 319 Euro)
Upgrade Avenue for 1 computer to version 7 is 79 Euro. (upgrade to version 6 was 119)
Log in to your account to purchase your appropriate upgrade.
Version 7 is the last major version upgrade you'll ever be able to buy from us, from version 7 on you can (optionally) renew your license every year.
Arena 12 Months License Renewal is 219 Euro.
Avenue 12 Months License Renewal is 79 Euro.
If you have purchased a Resolume 6 license in the past 30 days we’ll be happy to upgrade you for free. Please contact us: email@example.com
Hit the downloads page to download Avenue and Arena 7 now. Take it for a spin and kick its tires. Let us know your feedback on the forum. Comment »
Choose your loops like you would choose an avocado.
Touch them, smell them, imagine them being yours.
Do not settle for anything less than what you deserve.
Do not go gentle into that night.
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No show, these days, is about just the artist or the music or the visuals or the lights. What defines a great show is how all these different facets tie up together. It’s about skillfully intertwining the audio with the visuals, the lights with the sounds, the music with the mood. I like to imagine it as blurring the lines. In the most subtle and tasteful way. Presenting a full and complete piece to the audience. And what better way to do this, than with sync?
Ghosteam is teaching us a lesson with every new pack he's making.
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With LuRays, the light within will guide your vj-ing sets.
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Hand is a minimal pack of loops that will rightly compliment your set.
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The 6.1.3 update has enchantment galore. We worked on stability and ease of use, but above all, we used our magic powers to make Resolume more beautiful, more elegant and more enchanting. She now feels like the princess she deserves to be, and we're sure you will too.
Blackmagic devices are the princesses of video. So much so, that after dancing at the ball for more than 24 hours, the output would freeze and need to be reset. We now make sure that Cinderella doesn't turn into a pumpkin and is home in time to do her chores.
Out of the Dark (Into the Light)
Alley would start up with a completely black interface on laptops with both an integrated and dedicated GPU, unless you explicitly told it to use the dedicated GPU. Not a showstopper, but definitely annoying, so we now set the GPU for you.
Radial and Linear Cloner effects
These were two very popular plugins by Hive8 back in the Resolume 5 days and a lot of you were requesting 64 bit updates for Resolume 6. So we took their basic premise, very literally added our own twist and made them native Resolume effects. Thanks very much to Anton Hive8 for letting us use his idea and to STV in Motion for the moral support and preset making.
Just like the manual, the Resolume GUI and Help are now also available in Japanese. すごい!
Now go fit your glass slipper on that download or check the full fix list below.
10508 Possible crash crash resizing GUI
11066 Load capture sources with a sensible resolution
11334 Launching selected clips with Enter works only once
11970 Alley UI is black on some laptops
12021 WMV files rendered semi transparent in Alley
12054 Text animator Rotation is displayed as radians
12059 NDI output is black when composition is bypassed
12068 Crash when opening Avermedia cn311-h capture source
12083 Update to NDI 3.8
12109 28.77 FPS DXV2 file shows and plays as 6000FPS
12111 Avi with RAW UYVY codec plays in Alley with a wrong duration
12127 Text animator doesn't show whitespace at start of a line
12139 Fit/Fill/Stretch is not part of preset in Alley
12147 Shift RGB no worky when animated in Zoom mode
12153 Alley crashes when Startup Screen is visible and nudge shortcuts are used
12168 Radial and Linear Cloner effects
12186 Crash selecting audio input device, when the previous device had more channels
12251 Japanese GUI & Help Translation
12331 Transform Position Y Start Stop range doesn't follow composition size
12374 Decklink outputs freeze after 24 hours
12376 Crash in Advanced Screen setup doing undo-redo Comment »
Fresh faces, fresh footage, fresh life!
Michah Buzan has been making waves with his unique style of animation and we're very proud to welcome him as an artist on the Resolume footage label!
Get Morphoholgy by Micah Buzan
Kev Zhu is another new face and his first pack Luquiform takes particle systems to a whole other level.
Get Luquiform by Kev Zhu
And Julius Horsthuis is a familiar face by now. That doesn't mean his work is not jaw droppingly amazing as always.
Get BlueSpace by Julius Horsthuis