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(Message started by: Olivier Guillion on Aug 29th, 2018, 2:42pm)

Title: Alpha-testers needed: pre-version of Harmony Assistant / Windows / 64 bit / v9.8.2 alpha 1
Post by Olivier Guillion on Aug 29th, 2018, 2:42pm
Hello,

A very first pre (alpha) version of Harmony Assistant in 64 bit for Windows is available for download. We invite everyone interested in it to download, install and test it.
These last few months, we worked hard on this version, to make it provide exactly the same features than the 32 bit version, the only one available till now.

This alpha version is here:
Harmony Assistant for Windows 64 bit - v 9.8.2 alpha 1 (http://www.myriad-online.com/win/harmony982a1-x64-install.exe)


If you experience any problem while using this version, please ensure first that this problem doesn't occur in the current public version (32 bit). If it does, please use the problem reporting procedures from the public version.

Thanks in advance for your tests. For statistics purposes, if you don't encounter any problem while testing this alpha version, please drop us a line to tell us :)

Requests, reports, questions, comments, etc concerning this alpha version have to be addressed to: olivier@myriad-online.com

Regards,
The Myriad Team

Title: Re: Alpha-testers needed: pre-version of Harmony Assistant / Windows / 64 bit / v9.8.2 alpha 1
Post by Olivier Guillion on Aug 30th, 2018, 11:26am
Please read this before starting

Known issues on v 9.8.2 alpha 1 - x64

  • The "2004" icon set makes the program crash at startup

    Workaround:
    . Run the public (32 bit) version of Harmony Assistant
    . Open "Configuration > Global setup", "Icon set" topic
    . Select anything but "2004" in the "Icon set" field
    . Quit the public (32 bit) version
    . Run the alpha (64 bit) version

  • The uninstall process does nothing

    This will be fixed in the next alpha-version. In the meantime, to manually uninstall, delete the "HarmonyBeta" folder in "C:\Program Files"

  • Icons in staff margin in page mode are in low contrast

    This will be fixed in the next alpha-version. These icons are fully functional though.

    Thank you,

  • Title: Re: Alpha-testers needed: pre-version of Harmony Assistant / Windows / 64 bit / v9.8.2 alpha 1
    Post by PaulL on Aug 30th, 2018, 5:50pm
    I forgot completely that I had the 2004 icons installed, so ran into that bug.  I clicked yes to "Do you wish to delete the album," and it seems to have deleted my preferences.  At any rate, they are gone.

    I understand that the preferences are stored in a directory called "ACAMPREF," but so far, a search of my hard disk is failing to turn it up.  Where should I be looking?  I am running Windows
    10, alas!

    Title: Re: Alpha-testers needed: pre-version of Harmony Assistant / Windows / 64 bit / v9.8.2 alpha 1
    Post by jihel9 on Aug 30th, 2018, 7:46pm
    sur le disque c:

    Bien sûr, "jean louis" ne fonctionnera pas chez toi. :D

    Title: Re: Alpha-testers needed: pre-version of Harmony Assistant / Windows / 64 bit / v9.8.2 alpha 1
    Post by Geo on Aug 30th, 2018, 8:12pm
    Je n'ai pas tout compris :(
    Vu que j'essaie de démarrer dans un w10 où il n'y a pas HA, juste un Melody Player, je n'ai pas de possibilité de choisir des icônes.
    Il y a bien un ACAMPREF, je luis fais quoi, à part les gros yeux ?

    Title: Re: Alpha-testers needed: pre-version of Harmony Assistant / Windows / 64 bit / v9.8.2 alpha 1
    Post by bubu42 on Aug 30th, 2018, 10:56pm
    La meilleure solution me paraît être la suivante : télécharger et installer une version de HA classique de démonstration. On doit pouvoir accéder aux préférences générales (menu configuration) et donc au jeu d'icônes (on choisit n'importe quel autre thème, Aqua par exemple) . Ensuite, installer HA 64 bits.

    Title: Re: Alpha-testers needed: pre-version of Harmony Assistant / Windows / 64 bit / v9.8.2 alpha 1
    Post by Geo on Aug 31st, 2018, 8:40am
    Bonjour
    partant de là, j'ai juste recopié le fichier general.cfg après avoir modifié les chemins de jeu d'icônes. HA démarre à condition de refuser la remise à zéro.
    Par contre il me demande le n° de licence, ça vous le fait aussi ?

    Title: Re: Alpha-testers needed: pre-version of Harmony Assistant / Windows / 64 bit / v9.8.2 alpha 1
    Post by bubu42 on Aug 31st, 2018, 9:19am
    Voilà le message que j'obtiens au lancement.

    Title: Re: Alpha-testers needed: pre-version of Harmony Assistant / Windows / 64 bit / v9.8.2 alpha 1
    Post by Olivier Guillion on Aug 31st, 2018, 9:34am
    Quelques précisions:


    - Si vous avez une version publique (32 bits) installée sur la même session, les préférences sont partagées. Les modifications effectuées avec la version 64 bits affectent la version 32 bits, et vice versa

    - Le numéro d'enregistrement de la version 32 bits fonctionne sur la version 64 bits jusqu'à début octobre. Si vous ne l'avez pas entré, la version 64 bits est alors en mode démonstration

    - Si vous n'avez que la version 64 bits installée, elle ne pourra pas démarrer à cause du problème de jeu d'icône décrit plus haut. Dans ce cas, vous pouvez appliquer la procédure suivante:
    • Dans la barre de tâches de Windows, dans le champ Rechercher ou Exécuter, entrez:
      %APPDATA%
      et appuyez sur la touche Entrée
    • Dans la fenêtre qui s'ouvre, entrez dans le dossier ACAMPREF puis Myriad
    • Décompactez le fichier joint à ce message et copiez le fichier GENERAL.cfg obtenu dans le dossier ACAMPREF\Myriad
    • Lancez Harmony Assistant 9.8.2 alpha 1 - 64 bit

    Title: Re: Alpha-testers needed: pre-version of Harmony Assistant / Windows / 64 bit / v9.8.2 alpha 1
    Post by Geo on Aug 31st, 2018, 2:10pm
    Merci à tous les deux pour vos réponses.

    Title: Re: Alpha-testers needed: pre-version of Harmony Assistant / Windows / 64 bit / v9.8.2 alpha 1
    Post by musikus on Sep 1st, 2018, 12:41pm
    My Error
    System: Win10 64bit clear new install (without HA).

    Title: Re: Alpha-testers needed: pre-version of Harmony Assistant / Windows / 64 bit / v9.8.2 alpha 1
    Post by Geo on Sep 1st, 2018, 12:59pm
    Bonjour

    Vous avez appliqué la consigne d'Olivier à propos du fichier GENERAL.cfg ?

    Title: Re: Alpha-testers needed: pre-version of Harmony Assistant / Windows / 64 bit / v9.8.2 alpha 1
    Post by musikus on Sep 1st, 2018, 3:43pm
    I send it the
    GENERAL.CFG
    C:\Users\XXX\AppData\Roaming\ACAMPREF\Myriad

    Title: Re: Alpha-testers needed: pre-version of Harmony Assistant / Windows / 64 bit / v9.8.2 alpha 1
    Post by Geo on Sep 1st, 2018, 5:14pm
    Ca parait correct.

    Title: Re: Alpha-testers needed: pre-version of Harmony Assistant / Windows / 64 bit / v9.8.2 alpha 1
    Post by PaulL on Sep 1st, 2018, 11:47pm

    on 08/30/18 à 19:46:09, jihel9 wrote:
    sur le disque c:

    Bien sûr, "jean louis" ne fonctionnera pas chez toi. :D

    Merci beaucoup, Jean-Louis.  Avec ton aide j'ai trouvé le dossier, hélas! mes préférences sont toutes perdues.  C'était ma faute, j'ai mal compris la question posée par le logiciel.  Au moins je sais maintenant comment préserver mes préférences à l'avenir!  Merci encore une fois.

    Je me demande toujours pourquoi Windows 10 ne trouve pas le dossier ACAMPREF, car je le vois là sur le disque dur.

    Title: Re: Alpha-testers needed: pre-version of Harmony Assistant / Windows / 64 bit / v9.8.2 alpha 1
    Post by Geo on Sep 2nd, 2018, 9:11pm

    Quote:
    ... Je me demande toujours pourquoi Windows 10 ne trouve pas le dossier ACAMPREF, car je le vois là sur le disque dur.

    Il n'y a pas de raison, il devrait le trouver. Je viens de faire une recherche avec succès sur deux installations.

    Title: Re: Alpha-testers needed: pre-version of Harmony Assistant / Windows / 64 bit / v9.8.2 alpha 1
    Post by Olivier Guillion on Sep 3rd, 2018, 4:33pm

    on 09/01/18 at 15:43:08, musikus wrote:
    I send it the
    GENERAL.CFG
    C:\Users\XXX\AppData\Roaming\ACAMPREF\Myriad

    You misunderstood the procedure. We don't need your General.cfg file. It's the other way round: you need to get the file we are providing.

    Title: Re: Alpha-testers needed: pre-version of Harmony Assistant / Windows / 64 bit / v9.8.2 alpha 1
    Post by Olivier Guillion on Sep 3rd, 2018, 4:42pm
    For the English speakers:

    A few details:  

    - If you have a public (32 bit) version installed on the same session, preferences are shared. Changes made using the 64 bit version will affect the 32 bit version, and vice versa

    - The registration codes for 32 bit version will work on 64 bit until the beginning of October. If you didn't enter any code, the 64 bit version is in trial version

    - If you only installed the 64 bit version, it won't start because of the icon set problem described in the 2nd message of this thread. In this case, please apply the following procedure:

       In the Windows taskbar, in the "Search" or "Execute" field, enter:
       %APPDATA%
       then press the Enter key
       In the window that opens, open the ACAMPREF folder, then Myriad
       Unzip the file attached to this message and copy the GENERAL.CFG file included in the archive to the ACAMPREF\Myriad folder
       Run Harmony Assistant 9.8.2 alpha 1 - 64 bit

    Title: Re: Alpha-testers needed: pre-version of Harmony Assistant / Windows / 64 bit / v9.8.2 alpha 1
    Post by musikus on Sep 4th, 2018, 7:12pm
    hi, you can find all folders and files with this program.
    It is very fast and very good

    Programmname
    Everything

    LInk
    https://www.voidtools.com/

    Title: Re: Alpha-testers needed: pre-version of Harmony Assistant / Windows / 64 bit / v9.8.2 alpha 1
    Post by brewt on Sep 11th, 2018, 10:23pm
    Loading Kontakt 5 (64 bit) is very slow to start with, and it seems to dump the samples between plays, as it reloads them. It retains it for score editing, but once play is hit, it dumps them and reloads them.
    Also: changing one's mind, to say, Chromaphone 2 (64-bit) does not seem to take as long, but again, there's a delay between play-pushes, suggesting there is a reloading of some kind going on.
    IL Harmor loads, but does not make sound.
    TruePianos is functional.
    The test button doesn't seem to work on VSTi's. At least, not mine.
    As I get more time with it, I'll test more plugins.
    It doesn't seem to like some of my stash, but I can't tell which ones its crashing on when scanning; it only says "initializing" without an indication as to where it's at.

    Title: Re: Alpha-testers needed: pre-version of Harmony Assistant / Windows / 64 bit / v9.8.2 alpha 1
    Post by muddle on Sep 12th, 2018, 12:43am
    Hi Brewt,  to my surprise and delight Kontak 5 seems to work  with this version.   But as you say it reloads on each play.
    Using task manager it seems that it re-loaded another 14 Mb each start.  This is with a fairly sophisticated violin and would be less with a simpler instrument.  But sooner or later memory is going to run out.
    The older HA version with  this VST used up all memory after a just a few plays! So it's moving in the right direction. As long as you gigs of memory it is workable now.

    However listen to the bit of music above ... I don't think Mozart meant it to sound like this!  The  VST solo violin plays at true speed but the rest at half speed (at least I think it must be that).
    I think this problem may have occurred in earlier versions.
    I guess it will be fixed again.

    Title: Re: Alpha-testers needed: pre-version of Harmony Assistant / Windows / 64 bit / v9.8.2 alpha 1
    Post by muddle on Sep 12th, 2018, 1:56am
    Oh, light dawns.   The timing is correct if you have digital sound and change one of the staves to the VST.   It's when you use midi sounds instead of digital that the timing goes wrong.   Will have to send to Guillion Bros.


    Muddle

    Title: Re: Alpha-testers needed: pre-version of Harmony Assistant / Windows / 64 bit / v9.8.2 alpha 1
    Post by muddle on Sep 12th, 2018, 2:50am
    Or it seems, just change one of your midi staves to HA digital sound.  
    Sounds great....
    I should still our programmers about this.

    David

    Title: Re: Alpha-testers needed: pre-version of Harmony Assistant / Windows / 64 bit / v9.8.2 alpha 1
    Post by brewt on Sep 20th, 2018, 11:19pm
    I had a chance to try a few more vstis.
    Biotech 2, absynth, fm8, massive, zebra2, wusikstation, dune2 and falcon all work.
    East-West Play 5 loads, and even loads symphonic choirs, but, like with Kontakt, it seems to be retrying to reload the samples every time play is pressed, only no sound happens.
    Spitfire Labs crashes the program, then, trying again later, loads but says something has gone wrong, then crashes everything.
    Engine 2, which is flighty anyway, loses the connection to authorization, and fails to load any samples. Not unusual for that plugin, even in daws.
    It seems that if the plugin performs computational synthesis, it works, but if it’s sample-based, it keeps recalling the load sample programming.
    Also, there seems to be a limitation on the number of times one can change one’s mind: changing the patch or even the plugin doesn’t seem to work after a few (as in, maybe 3-4) tries.
    It’s getting there. If this works, you’ll be giving finale a run for its money.



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