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November 13, 2020

New features

  • Return Tracks can output their content via Syphon, allowing for multiple Syphon outputs.
  • Tracks follow the audio routings set in Live. For example, a track set to "Sends Only" will not output directly to master. Grouped tracks can also bypass its group track by setting its routable to "Master" or "Sends Only".
  • The Properties device now has a "Follow Routings" toggle to return to the previous behaviour.
  • Networked playback now also works with Windows machines.


  • Videosync 0.9.8 is now compatible with the latest Ableton Live 11 Beta.
  • Videosync 0.9.8 is now compatible with macOS Big Sur.


  • Fix for a memory leak and potential crash when changing the window size.
  • Fix for an issue with the Target Frame Rate.
  • "Link Master Fader" works as intended again.


August 21, 2020

New features

  • Simpler now supports Hap video files. Hap files load instantly and use significantly less memory. Ideal for using Simpler for playing long video files.


  • Fix for crashes in Simpler while changing the start or end frames.
  • Fix for an issue where the main window would shrink in height at every launch.
  • Fix for a "User Library doesn't exist" issue during Control Surface installation.
  • Fix for an issue where Simpler would get stuck while loading a file.


July 2, 2020


This update includes internal fixes and improvements that resolve some issues with devices not working properly.

If you have any trouble with devices in 0.9.5, make sure to update both the application and the Max for Live devices you use in your Live Set.


May 27, 2020

New features

  • Start, end and loop markers now work outside of the clip's bounds.
  • Updated and improved device UI designs.
  • From Live 10.1.13 onwards, Videosync will install its control surface in the new 'Remote Scripts' folder in the User Library. .

Other improvements

  • Removing devices from your Live Set properly releases used resources, like a webcam


  • Various fixes for while loading a video file.
  • Fix for a potential crash when the window's texture size is invalid.
  • Fix for a potential crash in Simpler.
  • Properties device now recognises the DrumChain parent track type as a Chain.


April 12, 2020

New features

Introducing Wavvy

Wavvy is a new displacement video effect capable of enriching imagery by adding a variety of organically flowing and morphing distortions.

Other improvements

  • Video files now load way faster in Simpler.
  • Check for updates is now accessible directly in the Main Menu.
  • Invalid WarpMarkers show up as an error instead of a warning.
  • Various performance improvements.


  • Videosync will now quit when closing the main window. This addresses an issue where the video output would freeze after closing the window.
  • Opening the Control Window will always put keyboard focus on the window.
  • ISF: int values are correctly passed to float type inputs.
  • Fix a crash when quitting Videosync while a camera feed is still active.
  • Fix a crash while loading video files in Simpler.


December 14, 2019

Supplemental Update 1

Between 0.9.2 and 0.9.3, we migrated to different services for providing us with licensing, crash reports, and auto-updates. To do this as smooth as possible, we included both the former and the new services in 0.9.3, so we were sure everything kept working. This supplemental update completes the migration by only including the new services - freeing up 5 megabytes on your harddrive!


November 25, 2019

This update brings Simpler out of beta, and ships a couple of bug fixes and invisible code improvements.

  • Simpler out of beta.
  • Simpler UI update.
  • Updated Syphon.
  • Improved macOS Catalina compatibility.
  • Lots of invisible code improvements.


October 22, 2019

Supplemental Update 1

This update includes the following fixes and improvements:

  • Fix for a crash when working with the Console view.
  • 'Link Opacity to Volume' works in all tracks and racks.
  • The 'Mute Video' button in the Properties plugin works properly in Racks.


September 28, 2019

This release brings full support for macOS Catalina, as well as various bug fixes and improvements.

  • Videosync is notarised.
  • ISF shaders now receive a BEAT parameter.
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when unplugging the external screen Videosync was on.
  • Simpler's Normal blend mode has been renamed to Alpha.
  • Modulators have been removed.


June 16, 2019

This update includes a couple of stability and performance improvements, as well as some new features.

  • In the Control Window, under Rendering, you can now set a Target Frame Rate. This is useful when your video content does not require a high frame rate, and you'd like to save some computing power.
  • Improved rendering performance.
  • Videosync prevents the computer display from sleeping while running.
  • The Control Window correctly places itself above all other windows when clicking the Videosync icon in the menu bar.

0.9.1 is fully compatible with your existing Live Sets.


May 9, 2019

New features

Graphics engine rewritten

Videosync now has a new graphics engine that gives you heavily improved rendering performance and frame rate stability. We want to go as far as saying that you can now do a pretty decent video show on a Mac without a dedicated graphics card.

Control Window

A beautiful new companion window combines the previous Output Settings window with a console that communicates error messages and gives you feedback about your own development efforts, specifically in service of the Plugin SDK.

Plugin SDK

Videosync now allows you to build your own video plugins. Head over to the Plugin SDK manual to learn how you now have endless freedom creating unique video instruments and effects if you are willing to start experimenting with Max For Live and GL shader language.

The SDK is based on the ubiquitous ISF standard, providing the means to build your own interface around any existing ISF plugin and directly use it musically inside Ableton Live.

The ISF integration covers the full standard, including multiple passes for feedback-type effects as well as image inputs, supplying the image results of other tracks as side chain inputs that can modify every individual pixel in any way you can imagine.

Other fixes and additions

Apart from these headliners, we made the following changes:

  • Modulators are now deprecated. The way they worked didn't really align with the workflow of Live and we suspect that is the reason the no-one really used them. We are currently thinking about the best way to re-introduce frame-accurate modulation so all your input is welcome.
  • The Monitor plugin is renamed to Status and the Extender plugin is renamed to Properties.
  • When using an alternative render size (by unlinking Draw Size from window size, for example to accommodate a fixed-resolution Syphon output), the image shown in the output window now scales to fit instead of stretching to the full output size.
  • The mouse cursor now hides after a short time when leaving it idle over the output window.

Compatibility with older sets

As always your old sets will continue to work without any modification since the older plugins of previous Videosync versions are all still supported. You can choose to migrate your existing sets to the latest versions whenever it is convenient.