FIR Designer M Release Notes

 

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Version 1.4.2 (12 December 2019)

  • Fix: IIR Symetrix CD Horn Shelf filter gain was sometimes incorrect when changing from a different filter type.
  • Various user-interface updates and fixes.

Project File Format Version: 25

Averager file (*.fds) format version: 2

Version 1.4.1 (29 November 2019)

  • Fix: Variable-Q LP & HP filters on Mag Adjust, Mag Design and Voicing tabs was sometimes randomly level shifted.
  • Various user-interface updates and fixes.

Project File Format Version: 25

Averager file (*.fds) format version: 2


Version 1.4.0 (23 November 2019)

  • New: Remote control of SMAART from a new dialog with the ability to grab measurements live into FIR Designer’s Import tab.
  • New: An additional averaging mode consisting of a power average for magnitude combined with complex average for phase.
  • Fix: General IIR mode variable-Q filter was sometimes randomly level shifted.
  • Various user-interface updates and fixes.

Project File Format Version: 25

Averager file (*.fds) format version: 2

Version 1.3.7 (18 November 2019)

  • Fix: Target preset file wouldn’t load properly.
  • Fix: System and Channel target plots sometimes wouldn’t display correctly after loading a System and/or Channel project file.
  • Various user-interface updates and fixes.

Project File Format Version: 25

Averager file (*.fds) format version: 2

Version 1.3.6 (30 October 2019)

  • Update: Removed 513 sample, 48 kHz restriction on GKF FIR filters. GKF filters of any length can now be exported.
  • Various user-interface updates and fixes.

Project File Format Version: 25

Averager file (*.fds) format version: 2

Version 1.3.5 (15 October 2019)

  • Fix: The macOS 10.15 (Catalina) notarization stopped the web-based help from working.
  • This update doesn’t change anything on the Windows version.

Project File Format Version: 25

Averager file (*.fds) format version: 2

Version 1.3.4 (8 October 2019)

  • Fix: Measurement averaging tab TXT and CSV file output incorrect and sometimes caused the program to crash.

Project File Format Version: 25

Averager file (*.fds) format version: 2

Version 1.3.3 (1 October 2019)

  • Update: Application notarized to run on macOS 10.15 Catalina
  • Fix: DFM 64 bit double file now has file extension .FIR and loads in NetControl2.

Project File Format Version: 25

Averager file (*.fds) format version: 2

Version 1.3.2 (22 September 2019)

  • Fix: Powersoft Bessel HP and LP filters weren’t matching Powersoft Armonia. (Armonia shifts Bessel filters to have -3dB response at the selected frequency.)
  • Fix: QSC Q-Sys IIR Bessel -3 dB HP and LP filters weren’t actually -3dB at the selected frequency.
  • Fix: DFM FIT file wouldn’t load in NetControl2.
  • Various user-interface updates and fixes.
  • Warning: Project files saved with this program version may not open correctly on older versions of FIR Designer.

Project File Format Version: 25

Averager file (*.fds) format version: 2

Version 1.3.1 (7 September 2019)

  • New: QSC Qsys and Symetrix IIR filter modes.
  • New: All IIR modes are now stored simultaneously in the project file.
  • New: Reference IIR mode with Reference editor dialog and conversion between IIR modes.
  • New: Variable BW/Q 2nd order LP and HP filters in General IIR mode.
  • New: Average IR can be copied to the target file on the Target tab (in addition to the Import tab).
  • New: Average IR can be saved to file.
  • Update: Each tab’s “enable” checkbox is now saved in, and restored from, the project file.
  • Update: Tab “solo” checkboxes have been removed.
  • Various user-interface updates and fixes.
  • Warning: Project files saved with this program version will not open correctly on older versions of FIR Designer M.

Project File Format Version: 24

Averager file (*.fds) format version: 2

Version 1.2.8 (1 August 2019)

  • Fix: Gain parameter in IIR table isn’t working.
  • Fix: Input IIR’s not propagating correctly across all channels.
  • Update: change to program update notifications

Both bugs introduced in 1.2.6. Our sincere apologies. We have big IIR updates coming and some of the new code leaked into the release versions.

Project file (*.fdp) format version: 23

Averager file (*.fds) format version: 2

Version 1.2.7 (18 July 2019)

  • Fix: Preferences BW or Q selection doesn’t load correctly at program start.

Project file (*.fdp) format version: 23

Averager file (*.fds) format version: 2

Version 1.2.6 (23 June 2019)

  • Update: Changed to native file open and save dialogs on Windows OS.
  • Fix: Rare glitch in phase plotting.
  • Fix: A 4th order parametric phase filter with extreme BW or Q values might cause a program crash.

Project file (*.fdp) format version: 23

Averager file (*.fds) format version: 2

Version 1.2.5 (8 June 2019)

  • New: Phase plots no longer show a vertical line at the wrap point. (The old plot method, that shows the wrap line, can be enabled in Preferences.)
  • New: FRD measurement files can now be loaded.
  • New: FIR file, and 32bit and 64bit float FIR filter files for DFM processors.
  • Update: Minor improvement to Rewindowing, including a Gain setting.
  • Fix: Program crash when trying to load an AFMG SPK file.

Project file (*.fdp) format version: 23

Averager file (*.fds) format version: 2

Version 1.2.4 (31 May 2019)

  • Fix: Magnitude offset level not correct when importing some SMAART TRF files.
  • Update: When loading SMAART TRF files, “Normalise magnitude to max” is now off.

Project file (*.fdp) format version: 23

Averager file (*.fds) format version: 2

Version 1.2.3 (29 May 2019)

  • Fix: System file doesn’t save correctly when Input IIRs and Linked VEQs are changed. Also file changed * flags are sometimes not correct when Input IIRs and Linked VEQs are changed.

Project file (*.fdp) format version: 23

Averager file (*.fds) format version: 2

Version 1.2.2 (15 May 2019)

  • Fix: “File from older program” error message that shouldn’t appear when loading project files. (Bug introduced in 1.2.1)
  • Fix: Some WAV files from realtime recorders may not load and cause the program to crash.

Project file (*.fdp) format version: 23

Averager file (*.fds) format version: 2

Version 1.2.1 (30 April 2019)

  • New: FIR filter “rewindowing” when sideloading. On Lake and Powersoft DTP dialogs, sideloaded FIR filters longer than the platform supported FIR filter length can be shortened and optimised using a new “rewindowing” dialog.
  • New: SMAART SRF file and miniDSP BIN (32bit float) file import.
  • New: Chaotic or noisy phase regions can now be hidden using the “Hide phase” feature with adjustable frequency limits.
  • New: FIR text note for GKF files on export.
  • Various user-interface updates and fixes.
  • Warning: Project files saved with this program version will not open correctly on older versions of FIR Designer.

Project file (*.fdp) format version: 23

Averager file (*.fds) format version: 2

Version 1.1.3 (9 April 2019)

  • Update: ‘Powersoft’ IIR mode now mandatory for Powersoft DTP dialog.

Project file (*.fdp) format version: 22

Averager file (*.fds) format version: 2

Version 1.1.2 (4 April 2019)

  • Fix: Some WAV files, generated by SMAART, wouldn’t load.
  • Fix: When resampling an impulse response during load, some sample rate combinations caused artefacts.
  • Various user-interface updates and fixes.

Project file (*.fdp) format version: 22

Averager file (*.fds) format version: 2

Version 1.1.1 (14 February 2019)

  • Various user-interface updates and fixes.

Project file (*.fdp) format version: 22

Averager file (*.fds) format version: 2

Version 1.1.0 (13 February 2019)

  • New: IIR filter modes provides accurate emulation of IIR filters for specific brand products, particularly with regard to bandwidth or Q. Options include “General” (including all IIR filters from prior versions of FIR Designer), “Linea Research” (including unique Hardman crossover filters) and “Powersoft.”
  • New: Lake and Powersoft DTP dialogs now show FIR sideload filenames.
  • Fix: Polarity of odd-order low-pass Bessel filters was incorrect, but matched Lake products.
  • Fix: If smoothing was used on the Import tab, it wasn’t showing for channels other than the current channel being edited.
  • Fix: Saving IIR coefficients to file wasn’t added the txt extension.
  • Various user-interface updates and fixes.
  • Warning: Project files saved with this program version will not open correctly on older versions of FIR Designer.

Project file (*.fdp) format version: 22

Averager file (*.fds) format version: 2

Version 1.0.1 (25 November 2018)

  • Various user-interface updates and fixes.

Project file (*.fdp) format version: 21

Averager file (*.fds) format version: 2

Version 1.0.0 (25 November 2018)

  • Initial release.

Project file (*.fdp) format version: 21

Averager file (*.fds) format version: 2