Nils‘ K1v – v1.2.4 released

Nils‘ K1v version 1.2.4 has been released, which contains the following improvements / fixes:

  • [Imp] The settings menu now allows you to toggle between Stereo output and 8-Channel output. This should resolve issues that some users experienced after the latest Ableton update
  • [Fix] VST3 version of plugin was not detected/rejected on Mac OS
  • [Fix] Be more tolerant when receiving patches via SysEx (MidiQuest might generate invalid SysEx packets that we can work around and still load)
  • [Fix] Reduce required amount of dependencies for Linux variants

Nils‘ K1v: Version 1.19 released

I’ve just released an update for Nils‘ K1v, now at version 1.19. This is a maintenance release with the following fixes:

  • [Fix] Dropped midi events caused notes to be hanging or not played at all in some hosts
  • [Fix] Neither SysEx send nor receive worked in Mac AU version
  • [Fix] UI did not update if single parameter was changed via MIDI SysEx
  • [Fix] Pitch Bend changes were processed even if turned off in global settings

Please head over to the product page to download the latest version.


Thanks a lot for your ongoing support! 👍

Universal Manager updated after 15 years

I still get requests related to my Universal Manager sometimes. Its a program I created 18 years ago, the latest update now being 15 years old. It was a litte tool that was able to talk to MIDI hardware to exchange & organize presets.

Recently, a mail arrived regarding Windows 10 compatibility issues / crashes.

I completely forgot about that litte, but very helpful program. Due to the fact that I work on a K1 emulation VSTi and I have to test a lot on a real K1 to do this, this program came in very handy.

So i converted that old project to a recent version of my development environment, cleaned up the code, even found some issues that I was able to fix and added some improvements. And of course, I added support for the Kawai K1.

Feel free to grab the latest version here. Changes:

  • Upgraded development environment to fix Windows 10 compatibility issues
  • Fixed memory corruption issue when parsing MIDI messages
  • Open File dialog now remembers the last used extension and preselects it (either .syx or .mid)
  • You can now load multiple files in Open File dialog by using multi selection
  • Added ability to specify a checksum starting value for checksum calculation the idf file (see html manual)
  • Added support for Kawai K1 Single to instrument definition

High Performance / Low Latency Audio on Android

My thoughts on the current state of low latency audio on Android can be found on the site of my app Heat Synthesizer: