Synth1 Librarian 2018.518 now available (bug fix release)

(reading time: < 1 min) Some users reported that Synth1 Librarian failed to start with their host.  This release fixes those issues (hopefully!). I’ve tested in VstHost, SaviHost, Renoise, Reaper, and Cantabile.  If you have problems with any other DAW/host, leave me a comment with the details. Thanks to Brad (author of Cantabile) for bringing this to my attention.   […]

Synth1 Librarian new features [teaser!]

(reading time: < 1 min) Here’s a little teaser to show the current work-in-progress: As well as fixing annoying bugs, I’m adding the following features: Create your own Banks: drag and drop Patches, and save your Banks to Zip files Save your custom patches from Synth1 Colour coding for Patches: import the colours from existing Patches, but also apply your […]

HELP! Why isn’t Synth1 Librarian sending patches to Synth1?

(reading time: < 1 min) Someone reported a problem that I’ve never encountered before: they can’t get Synth1 to receive patches from Synth1 Librarian. Synth1 Librarian sends patches to Synth1 via a temporary patch folder, which is located at %APPDATA%\Synth1.Librarian.64|32.net\TempPatches (the 64/32 depends on the bitness of the Librarian).  So the requirements to send patches are: Synth1 Librarian needs to […]

SOLVED – The riddle of the “Synth1/Zip” temp folder

(reading time: < 1 min) A couple of users reported a weird anomaly: Synth1 Librarian seemed to be extracting zipbank archives to the folder %TMP%\Synth1\zip (e.g. “C:\Users\[myusername]\AppData\Local\Temp\synth1\zip“).  I was really confused, because Synth1 Librarian does not create or use that folder – ever! So what was going on? The answer: Synth1 itself creates that folder, for managing it’s own patch library! You can […]

Lots and lots and lots of Synth1 Patches

(reading time: < 1 min) If you’re looking for patches for Synth1, here are a few links to get you started: http://veryrandomstreams.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/over-10000-free-patchessounds-for-free.html http://techno-addicts.com/2016/05/09/a-treat-to-all-music-producers-25000-sound-presets-for-synth1-vst/ https://synthmob.com/presets/synth1/10000-patches-synth1 After you’ve dropped these into a folder on your machine, you can let Synth1 Librarian create an organised library for you (don’t worry about duplicate banks – Synth1 Librarian will sort those out). Don’t know what […]

Creating your own Categories

(reading time: < 1 min) The default categories provided in Synth1 Librarian probably isn’t enough for many people. With the latest release, you now have the ability to create (and remove) your own custom Categories, with your own names: Say you wanted to create a Category called Laser, you would: Right-click anywhere in the Categories grid Click Add new Category Enter […]