Version History

This page lists the additions, improvements, and fixes in recent versions of Resonic Player and Resonic Pro. Version numbers of the two editions are always synchronized.

An updated list of keyboard shortcuts in Resonic is available here.

Resonic Beta 0.8.9

Released August 2, 2017

Release Summary

  • 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.
  • New Features

    • 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.
      See resonic.at/docs/recording for more information.
    • 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. (suggested: 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.)

    Improvements

    • 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.

    Corrections

    • 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

    Release Summary

  • 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.)
  • New Features

    • 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'.

    Improvements

    • 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.

    Corrections

    • Newly added folders could appear twice in browser. (reported: TJ)
    • Restore last played folder on startup.
    • Message boxes not centered properly during startup.

    Remarks

    • 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

    New Features

    • 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.

    Improvements

    • 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.

    Corrections

    • 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

    Release Summary

  • 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.
  • New Features

    • 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.

    Improvements

    • 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)

    Corrections

    • 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

    Release Summary

  • 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 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.
  • New 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.)
    • Select allfor waveform (CTRL+ALT+A) that toggles between all/selection (preserves the current selection.)

    Improvements

    • 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

    Corrections

    • 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.

    Remarks

    • 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

    Release Summary

  • This is an important bugfix release for both Player & Pro that deals with several visual glitches, soundcard selection, and occasional startup crashes of the 0.8 major release.
  • New Features

    • 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.
    • 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.

    Improvements

    • 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.

    Corrections

    • 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).

    Remarks

    • Unofficial builds, and official Player builds, will now show a one-time reminder for each update.

    Resonic Beta 0.8

    Released October 16, 2016

    Release Summary

  • 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.
  • New Features

    • 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 'Documents\Resonic\Common\Sound 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.

    Improvements

    • 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.

    Corrections

    • 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 'Documents\Resonic' 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.

    Remarks

    • 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.

    Resonic Beta 0.7.6

    Released August 2, 2016

    Release Summary

  • 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.
  • New Features

    • 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: 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 user'sDownloadsfolder 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: resonic.at/tools/bs2br
    • High quality version of the built-in sound bank for .mid rendering/playback which grows the overall download size by about five megabytes.
    • New global hotkeys for pitch shifting up/down one semitone/cent, and reset pitch.
    • Pitched duration label in header can now be clicked to reset pitch.

    Improvements

    • 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 theDatabasefolder 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 <span class="format-italic">Resonic</span>Boot.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.

    Corrections

    • 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 upAuto-fit width not possiblemessage 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.

    Remarks

    • Recent updates ofWindows DefenderandMicrosoft Security Essentialscause 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: resonic.at/faq#slowstartup

    Resonic Beta 0.7.5

    Released May 19, 2016

    Corrections

    • Several minor corrections.

    Resonic Beta 0.7.4

    Released May 18, 2016

    New Features

    • Dedicated application icon and updated Windows metro elements.

    Improvements

    • 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).

    Corrections

    • 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.

    Remarks

    • Updates can now be downloaded from the official site (www.resonic.at). They will also be reported by the update check.

    Resonic Beta 0.7.3

    Released May 15, 2016

    New Features

    • 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'.
    • NewOrigin Timecolumn displays formatted Broadcast Wave (BWF) time reference.
    • NewMaster FPSandCurrent FPScolumns display formatted Broadcast Wave (BWF) speed information in frames per second.

    Improvements

    • 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.
    • Dark theme color tweaks.

    Corrections

    • 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.

    Resonic Beta 0.7.2

    Released February 27, 2016

    New Features

    • 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 theSound Banksfolder.
      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.

    Improvements

    • Opus decoder updated to libOpus 1.1.2
    • Length column for certain file formats now uses millisecond accuracy.

    Corrections

    • 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)

    Remarks

    • 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 theDatabasefolder 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 <span class="format-italic">Resonic</span>Boot.ini file.

    Resonic Beta 0.7.1

    Released February 8, 2016

    Release Summary

  • 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.
  • New Features

    • 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 inLengthcolumn. 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).

    Improvements

    • 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

    Corrections

    • 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 improvedPaste herein file list context menu.
    • Squashed numerous smaller bugs.
    • Occasional browser crash when creating new folders.

    Remarks

    • 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.

    Resonic Beta 0.7

    Released December 20, 2015

    Release Summary

  • 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.
  • New Features

    • 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 receivingAccess deniederrors 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, playing 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 aFrom Explorerplaylist 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.
    • By default the Resonic window is shown and activated when a file or folder is played via Windows Explorer or command line parameters.
      This behavior can now be changed globally through an option calledActivate window on shell play(see Menu | Advanced).

    Improvements

    • 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.
    • Command line handling in portable version extended and improved; see resonic.at/docs/command-line

    Corrections

    • 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.
    • Relative paths passed via command line were not resolved properly.

    Resonic Beta 0.6.3

    Released July 8, 2015

    Release Summary

  • 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 or iTunes.
    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.
  • New Features

    • 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 Resonic's file list onto folders in Resonic's browser.
      Hold down SHIFT while dragging to move the files instead.
    • You can now drag & drop copy one or more files from Windows Explorer onto folders in Resonic's browser.
      Hold down SHIFT while dragging to move the files instead.
    • 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 Resonic's 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.
    • Improved startup folder restore speed by only restoring the last active folder in the folder tree.
    • 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 thezZzbutton 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 exampleExit(and turn off monitor).
    • A-B loops are now taken over to the next file when theMaintain positionfeature 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.

    Improvements

    • 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

    Corrections

    • 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. (reported: Shyman)
    • 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 garbagefactchunks 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)