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Updating pre-1.0 sets

· 2 min read
Jean-Paul Grobben
Jean-Paul Grobben

Now that we’ve moved to a new major version for Videosync (from 0.9 to 1.0), we’ve taken the opportunity to make some extensive updates to our plugins.

There were several outstanding issues, like misspelled parameter names or automation values, that we’ve wanted to fix for a while. On top of this, Videosync now uses the same Control Surface that Beam does: “Showsync”, while previously, it used its own Control Surface “Videosync”.

The downside of fixing these issues is that it breaks backward compatibility. This means that our existing users can’t replace the plugins in their existing sets with the new 1.0 plugins, or at least not with the chance of losing some parameter settings and automation envelopes.

As a solution to use Videosync 1.0 with older sets, we’ve made a special pack of plug-ins that look and behave the same as the 0.9 plugins, but are compatible with Videosync 1.0. They can also be used alongside the new 1.0 plugins.

Download the compatibility pack here, and follow these steps to replace your 0.9 plugins with the compatibility plugins:

  • First, create a backup of your current Live Set.
  • Open the 'File Manager' in Live, under the View menu.
  • Click on 'Manage Set' and then on 'View Files'.
  • Locate the compatibility plugins in Live's Browser.
  • Drag-and-drop each plugin you're using from the Browser on the left onto the name of the plugin in the File Manager on the right.