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4th March 2017

sy.factory 3.11.02 released, which corrects a few reported bugs.

24th December 2016

sy.factory 3.11.01 released, which corrects a small problem with connecting to Sector 101's WaveBlade programmable Wave Card and WaveBlade Programmer.

All librarians updated to improve database performance when editing items within large databases.

16th December 2016

sy.factory 3.11 released, which allows direct programming of Sector 101's WaveBlade programmable Wave Card and WaveBlade Programmer from within sy.factory.

ex.factory 6.9.01 released, which allows sample playback to work with later versions of Java.

25th July 2016

All librarians updated to embed CoreMIDI4J for OS X, so users no longer need to install it manually

PLEASE NOTE: The minimum JRE version required for the librarians is now Java 7.

2nd May 2016

sy.factory 3.9.01 released, fixing a bug when saving SYSEX files

PLEASE NOTE: The minimum JRE version required for the librarians is now Java 7.

28th March 2016

Updated all x.factory Librarians to use CoreMID4J on Mac OSX.

Updated all x.factory Librarians to use Launch4J application launcher on PC.

sy.factory: finalised support for the SY "Wave Card" Format for use with Sector 101's WaveBlade programmable Wave Card and WaveBlade Programmer, which allows you to use your own samples with an SY77 or TG77.

PLEASE NOTE: The minimum JRE version required for the librarians is now Java 7.

28th June 2014

Updated all x.factory Librarians to use a new automated licensing system.

23rd December 2013

sy.factory 3.7 released, with support for SY99 Card (CNN) files, and improved sample playback on Java 7.

30th October 2013

sy.factory 3.6 released, with support for SY99 User Waves and Samples.

2nd April 2013

All applications now have a Linux Installer.

I would like to give my public thanks for Sean Magner for working with me to create these Linux installers.

18th December 2012

SY99 support extended to allow SYSEX data transfers via MIDI for everything except Wave/Sample data (coming next!).

Improved the import of DX7 data, correcting some algorithm errors and tweaking some parameters to get better results.

29th October 2012

Updated sy.factory to allow the conversion of Voices and Performances in DX7 and DX7II SYSEX files to SY77 Voice format. Single files can be opened, or you can batch convert files. The program will also convert DX7II Performances to SY77 Voices.

7th October 2012

Updated VL70m import options to allow VL70m Edit Buffer SYSEX files to be loaded (in addition to VL LIB and VL MID files already supported.

27th August 2012

Updated sy.factory to provide access to two MIDI devices. For example, I have an SY77 and a TG77 and need access to both.

Updated MIDI Routers in all applications to allow the MIDI Channel to be either the channel sent by the source device, or to be the channel specified in the MIDI Options Dialog.

23rd August 2012

Updated all librarians to resolve the Java MIDI access problems encountered with later versions of OS X, which are due to problems with Apple's Java MIDI implementation. Note, the use of the MMJ MIDI Extension is required now instead of Plumstone, which is no longer supported. See the Installation Instructions for details.

The librarians have all been tested on OS X Mountain Lion using an Edirol UA-25 USB Interface, or in the case of Motif Factory the latest Yamaha USB Drivers for OS X. PC compatibility has been tested using Windows 7 as the base OS.

19th February 2012

Updated all librarians so that the application launchers are compatible with Intel Macs, now that Apple do not install Rosetta (the PPC compatibility layer) by default. The old application launcher was a PPC application, so x.factory Librarians were not launching on OSX Snow Leopard and OSX Lion. The new Application launcher is compatible with PPC and Intel Macs from OSX Leopard onwards.

4th December 2011

Released ex.factory 6.2.03, which fixes a bug that was causing the Channel Number setting in the MIDI Preferences page to be ignored meaning that bank and patch change commands were always being sent on Channel 1.

2nd December 2011

Released an.factory 2.2.03 which fixes a bug that was causing a "NULL" error when saving a file as a different type.

7th November 2011

All applications updated with a new installer that detects whether a 64 bit version of Windows has a 64 bit Java Runtime Environment installed on it. If so the PC application launcher will be configured to use the 64 bit JRE, which gives better performance over the 32 bit JRE.

If a PC has both 32 and 64 bit JREs then the application launcher will be configured to use the 64 bit JRE

29th October 2011

Released ex.factory 6.2.01 and motif.factory 3.3.01, which fix a few bugs that I have found.

These have been tested on Windows 7, 64 Bit edition, with a 32 bit JRE.

11th August 2011

Released new versions of all librarians with additional Library features.

14th May 2011

Released ex.factory 6.1 and motif.factory.3.2, which have had library batch import facilities added.

7th May 2011

Released sy.factory 3.0, SY99 and TG77 support added, along with other enhancements.

27th November 2010

Released fs.factory 2.2, with support for batch import to library

Released an.factory 2.1, with support for two AN devices connected at the the same time (AN1x, PLG150-AN and AN200), voice conversion between different AN types and batch import to library

1st July 2010

When a Mixing Template from an ES keyboard file is copied to a Multi in an ES Rack keyboard file, the name of the parent Song or Pattern is used to name the Multi

Added support for converted Mixing Voices to User Voices when copying a Mixing Template from an ES keyboard file to a Multi in an ES Rack keyboard file

When a Mixing Template from an ES keyboard file is copied to a Multi in an ES Rack keyboard file, any parts that were using custom Waves are reset to point a Preset Voice.

9th May 2010

fs.factory DX7 import facilities have been updated to include a Batch Import Wizard, which allows you to import many DX7 files in one go.

Corrected problem in dx.factory and fs.factory which was stopping some DX7 files from loading.

5th April 2010 ex.factory updated to add an option to show if voices use custom RAM or FLASH elements.
24th December 2009 an.factory updated to allow the conversion between AN1x and PLG150-AN/AN200 file formats. Merry Christmas!
22nd December 2009 fs.factory updated to allow the user to specify if User FSEQs are in use (which cuts the number of user voices down from 128 to 64).
16th December 2009 Maintenance release on all librarians to correct issue with data file path names on non-English locales, and also updated librarians so that they can automatically unzip a license file, instead of the user having to do this.
23rd November 2009 All Librarians updated to include database support for storing synth data; now you can keep all of your data in one library

Improved Mac OSX compatibility of all Librarians.
23rd March 2008 First release of sy.factory for the Yamaha SY77

Reduced cost of registration
1st March 2008 Update an.factory to allow SYX files to be saved as AN1 files, and for AN1 files to be saved as SYX files

12th January 2008

A new Guides page has been added, which will reference useful information that other synth users may benefit from.

The first guide that I've added describes how to repair/upgrade a Yamaha SY77 LCD display back light

26th December 2007

The forums are currently offline because they have been attacked by spammers.

They will be offline until I can recreate them with a more secure forum package

In the meantime, please direct any support queries to the email addresses given in the x.factory documentation for the librarian that you are using.

4th November 2007 motif.factory 2.0.01 released, adding support for the List References function to show if User Voices are referenced by Song Tracks, Pattern Tracks or Mixing Template Tracks
20th August 2007 fs.factory 1.1 released, adding support for importing DX7/DX7II bulk dump SYSEX files
26th June 2007 motif.factory 2.0 released, adding support for the Motif ES Keyboard

New installers added for all applications
13th January 2007 an.factory 1.0 released, providing support for the Yamaha AN1x
16th December 2006 motif.factory 1.0 released, providing support initially for the Motif ES Rack.
29th August 2006 ex.factory 5.0 released.
26th August 2006 The website goes live, with fs.factory 1.0 and dx.factory 1.0 as the first available applications.