You spoke, we listened.
We've released an update to ALK2 and Solo which includes major improvements to CPU usage and fan speed/GPU temperature. You can read our full press release below. By adding the option to remove a few graphical tricks, we're hoping that we've significantly improved the experience of using zenAud.io ALK, both live and in the studio. Our sole purpose of creating a live performance DAW was to make it usable for live performance, and we're hoping now that this update, along with a number of other major features and optimisations we have planned, will make that even more possible and plausible. If you wish to switch back to the original graphical look of ALK, the switch now exists in the preferences.
zenAud.io has released a major update to its looper DAW, zenAud.io ALK2 and ALK2 Solo.
Most notably, graphical adjustments in v2.1.1 allow for significant performance enhancements including lower buffer sizes (less latency) and CPU improvements of up to 30%. Users will now find a "High Definition Graphics" toggle switch in ALK's preferences pane, switched off by default. This disables glow FX and limits frame-rate to 30 FPS. Those who wish to retain ALK's original graphical look can re-enable this option at any time. Users can also expect significant reductions in GPU temperature and fan RPM.
- New graphics toggle in preferences results in up to 30% CPU improvement.
- Grid numbers change with zoom level when time signature numerator is an odd number.
- Graphical level meters now decay consistently at all buffer sizes.
- Visual waveform bug.
- Issues running Waves VST plugins (Audio Units working correctly).
Many thanks to our users for assistance with this release.