Resolume 7.0.5: NDI 4, FFGL Plugin Improvements, Smoother SMPTE Playback, Alley Footage Downloader

NDI is updated to version 4 which is faster and has better compression. Playback via SMPTE is a lot smoother. Installing new FFGL plugins does not require a restart anymore and when FFGL plugins are missing in a composition you now see a warning. Last but not least Alley can now download Resolume footage for you!

Alley Footage Downloader
When you buy footage in the Resolume shop you have to download a lot of zip files, unzip them when they are downloaded and then copy the files to your desired location. That all requires a lot of time clicking with your mouse and let's be honest we would all prefer to spend our precious mouse clicks on something else. So now Alley can download and unzip footage packs for you! Log in to your shop account and you'll now find a Download with Alley button on your footage packs, click it (after you have installed 7.0.5) and Alley will take care of everything. Huge timesaver! 💪🏻

NDI is updated to version 4 which is faster and has improved image quality. NDI 16 bit streaming is not yet supported.

Improved FFGL Plugin Management
When you install an FFGL plugin you do not have to restart Resolume anymore to make sure it shows up in the interface. Now FFGL plugins will show up in Resolume instantly even when it's already running. And when you open a composition that uses FFGL plugins that are not installed you'll see a red warning to let you know they are missing. Install them and you're good to go, no restart required.

Smoother SMPTE Playback
While working on the SMPTE above 24 hours in version 7.0.4 we saw some more room for improvement. So now video playback is a lot smoother when controlled by SMPTE.

NVIDIA Application Profile
We now install an NVIDIA application profile to make sure the driver settings are optimal for Avenue & Arena.

Swap Input Output Shape in the Advanced Output
Make the input shape of a slice the output shape and the output shape the input shape. Get it? Neither do we ;-) But this is sometimes quite handy when you're creating complex mappings with various virtual screens. Right-click a slice and you'll find this option in the slice popup menu.

Select "Check for Updates.." in the Avenue or Arena menu and it will self-update. Or head over to the Downloads page.

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Resolume Maintenance: 7.0.3 & 6.1.4 Released

We're in full on maintenance mode here at Resolume HQ to make sure v7 becomes just as stable as v6 as soon as possible. Unfortunately a new major release (like 6.0.0 and 7.0.0) usually comes with a few bugs because they contain a lot of new code and have not yet been road-tested as much. Please keep sending us your feedback on and send in crash reports so we can fix them as soon as possible. This is our top priority right now.

Resolume 7.0.3
Resolume 7.0.3 fixes a lot of bugs and some crashes that were occurring, especially when switching decks. Denon StageLinQ network connection is now much more robust and compatible with the Prime 4. This version is compatible with FFGL 2.1 plugins which has a few improvements so plugins can be made more user friendly. All our macOS installers are now notarised by Apple to ensure a smooth installation on macOS 10.15 Catalina.

Resolume 6.1.4
While working on bug fixes for v7 some bug fixes were easy to transfer to v6. So here is an even better version of good old v6: 6.1.4

Checkout the download page or select "Check for Updates..." in the Avenue or Arena menu and it will self-update.

Hotfix Monday Sept 30th
If Resolume could not startup on your Windows computer with an AMD video card then please download again. This issue is fixed in Arena 7.0.3 rev66005 and Avenue 7.0.3 rev 65698.

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Resolume 7.0.2: Dongles are taking over

This update fixes an issue, where using a Dongle, the watermark can still appear after 30 days.
#13151 Dongle registration can show watermark after 30 days

We also fixed these other issues:
#13081 Resolume freezes connecting two Launch Pad Pro-s
#13093 OSC int commands no worky for 2 state buttons and checkboxes
#13105 Slice Bypass/solo is ignored if a Video router is playing in the layer.
#12975 Alley's conversion count is off
#12145 Pre-select width, height numbers in Alley conversion settings, when entering the
#13096 Auto pilot with clip on bounce doesn't fire properly
#13080 OSC: /composition/crossfader/phase no worky to control crossfader
#13125 Reveal effect external audio seed - audio analysis broken
#13102 DropShadow Distance param behaves weird
#12897 Slice transform slice bypass stops working in mask mode when toggling half of the sliceswith the same shortcut
#12917 Make Alley do a multiselect when dragging in a folder
#12631 Stripping illegal characters can result in hidden files
#13038 Prores file synced to Denon and SMPTE plays choppy on mac
#13154 Crash on startup with missing midi shortcut target, and controller plugged in

Click on "Check for Updates" in the Avenue or Arena menu and it will update itself or download here.

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Resolume 7.0.1 - No Time to Shave or Shower

Right after a major release we always hope we can chill for a bit and maybe have time to shave and take a shower again. But that is never the case, when many people start using a major new version some issues always pop up that we want to fix as soon as possible.

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.

Fix List
#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

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Resolume Avenue and Arena 7 Available Now!!!

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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.

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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
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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
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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
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Pink Green Pink Green Pink Green Pink Green

Animate your favorite colors in a color palette.

Autopilot Loops
You can now determine how often a clip should loop before advancing to the next.

MetaBalls, Sine Wave, Spiral
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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 Pricing

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.

Renewal Pricing

Arena 12 Months License Renewal is 219 Euro.
Avenue 12 Months License Renewal is 79 Euro.

Grace Period

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:


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.

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