Release notes: Satin

Updated with every release (beta versions and latest builds not included)

August 10, 2021

Satin 1.3.2 (revision 12092)

Native M1 ARM support


  • Native support for Apple Silicon chips (M1)
  • macOS Big Sur compatibility
  • Improved GUI performance
  • Improved GUI appearance (now using HD images)
  • Improved handling of junction links on Windows
  • Improved soundset installation
  • Preset browser bank name support
  • Various Mac and Windows installer improvements

Fixed Bugs:

  • Fixed crash when loading script presets (e.g. Randomizer)
  • Fixed crash in Bandlab Cakewalk when reloading a project using VST3
  • Fixed rare crash on project reload
  • Fixed audio clicks when switching presets
  • Various framework fixes and improvements

Known Issues:

  • Context menus need plugin focus to work (Apple issue)

Special Notes:

  • AAX support on Mac removed temporarily (will come back in next update)
  • Updated minimum requirements, CPU needs to support SSE4.2 instruction set
  • Linux: minimum required glibc version is 2.28 (otherwise plugins won't show up)
  • macOS 32-bit support discontinued

The Windows installer was improved to prevent common installations issues. Please check the suggested installation paths during installation, making sure the update is installed into the same location as the previous version, and all installed plugin formats are being updated.

June 1, 2018

Satin 1.3.1 (revision 7414)


  • New preset browser
  • NKS FX compatibility
  • macOS High Sierra compatibility
  • Plug-in format & OS info shown next to revision number
  • Init preset can be loaded from main display
  • Increased maximum number of skins from 10 to 20
  • Mouse-over shows parameter values in main display
  • Improved handling of 14-bit MIDI CC assignment
  • Added UTF-8 support for user names (registration)
  • Windows installer now certified
  • Improved uhx Compander behaviour, added legacy mode for backwards compatibility

Fixed Bugs:

  • Possible crash in Cubase when selecting presets (Mac only)
  • VST3 wasn't remembering preset name in main display (Windows only)
  • Instance parameters not recalled correctly in some hosts (Windows only)
  • Long preset names could overflow browser window
  • Some minor bugfixes and improvements

June 27, 2016

Satin 1.3 (revision 4596)


  • Added Preferences panel
  • New VST3 support
  • Improved MIDI learn functionality

Fixed Bugs:

  • Fixed an issue where the previous preset button was sometimes not responsive after navigating into an empty folder
  • Maschine 2: Fixed crashes when creating an empty project or quitting host after recording automation for Satin
  • Wavelab: Fixed an issue when using UI sizes other than 100% could garble the GUI. Fixed in VST2, still present in VST3
  • Metering: Fixed issue where dim ghost levels are shown in Satin's meter
  • Fixed the issue where Satin's modulation rate is totally different to Satin 1.1
  • Samplitude: Fixed an issue when deactivating Bypass mutes audio on same track
  • Fixed the issue when unlocking a parameter when grouped freezes GUI
  • Flanger: Fixed reversed waveform at 0.5 when MIDI triggering
  • Fixed an issue when naming of groups was not possible under some circumstances
  • Logic Pro X: Fixed crash when reordering or removing instances
  • Fixed issue when display shows 1 and 0 for many parameters
  • Fixed issue where preset parameters are not being spread correctly among grouped instances
  • Bypass and Bypass Tape buttons cause less clicking (but add mild phasing due to crossfade)

August 4, 2014

Satin 1.2 (revision 2577)


  • Greatly reduced overall memory consumption
  • Much faster GUI loading time
  • Value display now shows parameter units
  • Added MIDI IN activity LED
  • Added Undo / Redo
  • Added Same as feature for Circuit and Compander
  • Added new Analyzer options via right-click (eco / fast / glow)
  • Added choice of gamma adjustments to GUI editor for brightness control (right-click on GUI)
  • Added high definition UI images for use on large or high resolution displays (see Extras folder in .zip)
  • Added UI scaling in steps of 10%
  • Added blinking Bypass button
  • Mouse wheel can be rastered
  • Reworked installers for macOS and Windows
  • Updated manual
  • Added many other small improvements to software and GUI
  • AAX support (Pro Tools 10/11)

Fixed Bugs:

  • Fixed crash when switching presets at large buffer sizes
  • Fixed crash on Windows when using the mousewheel followed by mouse down
  • Fixed crash on macOS related to unreleased fonts
  • Fixed crash in Logic Pro X when reordering / removing instances
  • Fixed random crash in Cubase on quit or on closing / reloading same project
  • Fixed crash in Pro Tools which occurred when auto-save was turned on
  • Fixed crash when opening GUI while plug-in received program changes
  • Fixed an issues with latency adjusting & reporting on some hosts
  • Fixed several issues in Delay and Flange modes
  • Fixed automation issues in Ableton Live and Pro Tools
  • Fixed UI freezes with VST2 32-bit Carbon UIs on Mavericks
  • Fixed an issue with VST2 32-bit GUI sizes 100% which were not remembered when reopening GUI
  • Fixed laggy Preset Browser on macOS (especially 64-bit)
  • Fixed an issue where host bypass did not turn Analyzer off
  • Fixed an issue where the Analyzer was not working at 32 kHz
  • Fixed an issue with UI 10% scaling in some hosts
  • Fixed an issue where group names were not instantly updated in other instances
  • Fixed an issue where parameters and preset names were not properly propagated to grouped instances
  • Fixed an issue with handling of unicode preset file names
  • Fixed issue where reopening GUI added a "." to the preset name
  • Fixed occasional pops, clicks or dropouts

September 9, 2013

Satin 1.0 (revision 1837)

Initial release