VDL 2.5.1 maintenance update available now!

[b]Now available, the Virtual Drumline 2.5.1 update is ready for all registered VDL 2.5 users to download.[/b]

This release of VDL 2.5.1 is a maintenance release which fixes several minor issues that were discovered after 2.5 shipped. This version is not required, but is recommended for best results.

[b]WHAT'S NEW[/b]
Most features in the 2.5.1 library will be unnoticeable if you've been using 2.5. Here is a listing of the main enhancements:

[list]
[li]Glockenspiel instruments now correctly contain the extended range as indicated in the user guide, and will also go from C2 through E5 with glissandi effects below C2.[/li]
[li]A set of 4-octave vibraphones have been added for users who may need to write for these extended range instruments.[/li]
[li]MIDI Controller 7 (Volume) will now raise each instrument's volume +6db higher than in VDL 2.5 which should help users of Finale or Sibelius who had difficulties getting enough volume from their VDL instruments. By default, these settings should be controllable via the host program's mixer (Finale or Sibelius), and a default setting of MIDI value 100 (out of 127) is recommended.[/li]
[li]Bassline Manual LITE instrument now plays back with more accurate and articulate attack sounds.[/li]
[li]Timpani Medium (and Med LITE) now plays with more accurate and consistent performance with alternating RH/LH notes.[/li]
[li]In Piano instrument, a bug was fixed where certain lower velocities in a small portion of the lower range of the instrument would trigger the incorrect pitches.[/li]
[li]Mute release of some sustained suspended cymbal rolls will no longer result in an odd digital artifact.[/li]
[li]16"; Symphonic and 18"; Viennese hand cymbals sound more accurately now.[/li]
[li]Fixed a bug where not every attack of the Congas Manual patch would sound.[/li]
[li]Chinas All sounds do not get cut off after releasing now.[/li]
[li]Tenorline VDL1 instrument now correctly displays Mod-Wheel Monitor information and correctly plays back cresc/decresc rolls.[/li]
[li]Latency error on 15"; Suspended cymbal bell (w/shoulder) has been corrected.[/li]
[li]Miscellaneous pops and clicks were removed from various instruments.[/li]
[li]Miscellaneous minor errors in the keymap diagrams in the VDL 2.5 User Guide have been corrected.[/li]
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In addition, the VDL 2.5.1 installer will update your Kontakt Player 2 software to version 2.2.4 which is now fully compatible with Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard).

The updater may be downloaded from the [url=https://www.tapspace.com/pages.php?pageid=51]Tapspace Downloads/Updates page[/url]. Alternately, you may login to your NI account on their website and go to the [b][url=http://www.nativeinstruments.de/index.php?id=updates]Personal Update Manager[/url][/b] where updates for all your registered NI software can be found. This update is only available to registered users of Virtual Drumline 2.5.
I noticed the Conga problem, but it seems to still be there. How can I check to see if the update installed correctly?
In the VDL 2.5 screen (inside KP2), click the INFO button. The Library Info window should give you various information about your install. If correctly installed, it should say 2.5.1 for the ";library"; field above your name.

I'll be curious to hear what you discover. I just rechecked Congas Manual and am not seeing the problem. But I may be missing something as well. Let me know what you find.

Thanks!
I had left Sibelius open while I installed! Did a quick restart and it worked just fine:)
Whew! Glad to hear that.

Thanks for letting me know Ralph.
I am having trouble updating to 2.5.1.  When I try to update I get this message:  ";Couldn't find any Virtual Drumline 2.5 library. Please install full Virtual Drumline 2.5 library before running the updater.";  I keep the drumline application and the library in my applications folder and I have the full 2.5 library installed. I tried reinstalling and get the same message. I have a dual 2 G running Tiger.
Any help would be appreciated.
dawgdrum,

Assuming that you don't have any problems running KP2 by itself, if you click the ";Info"; button in the lower right corner of the Virtual Drumline section on the left side of the KP2 interface, it should show you the library installation path. Does this path reflect the correct configuration of where your library is?
Thanks Murray,
Library 2 is recognized, but 2.5 gets the not recognized message. Reinstalling doesn't help. And the service center doesn't recognize the 2.5 library either.
dawgdrum
dawgdrum,

Not sure if this is still an issue for you. What library do you currently have...VDL2.5? Or VDL2? I was a little confused by your response...

Jim-

There was much confusion in my office today because the Service Center does not seem to reflect the correct 2.5.1 version number.  Is that normal or should I be concerned that it still thinks I should download 2.5.1, even though it shows up in KP2 as you state in the quote below?

Thanks!

[quote author=Jim Casella link=topic=2164.msg11186#msg11186 date=1197835014]
In the VDL 2.5 screen (inside KP2), click the INFO button. The Library Info window should give you various information about your install. If correctly installed, it should say 2.5.1 for the ";library"; field above your name.

I'll be curious to hear what you discover. I just rechecked Congas Manual and am not seeing the problem. But I may be missing something as well. Let me know what you find.

Thanks!
[/quote]
Hi Steve,

Sorry for any confusion. In the NI Service Center program, [b]content downloads or updates[/b] will always appear - even if you've already updated. I think this differs from their treatment of [b]software updates[/b], which will only show updates that are available and relevant to your currently installed software. If your software is up-to-date, the updates won't appear available. Since VDL 2.5.1 is a [i]content[/i] update I believe it will always show.

If your VDL Library version shows (in the info window) as 2.5.1, you're up-to-date and don't need to worry about downloading this content updater.

I realize it's not immediately obvious, but I think it has something to do with how versions are tracked. Content in VDL isn't really something Service Center can access since they're just little patch files.

Hope this helps clear up any confusion. By the way, I'm loving what you guys have done with your 2009 recordings. Really great stuff!!

Cheers!
Thanks for the clarification and the compliments!

Take care.
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