It's been over a year since Universal Audio launched the LUNA Recording System and music creators everywhere are taking advantage of this fantastic software. If you haven't checked out LUNA for yourself and are a Mac user with a Thunderbolt Apollo interface, you can download it for free right here.

Universal Audio has remained busy updating LUNA; adding new features, improving existing ones and fixing any issues users may have been having. In order to keep you current with each new version of the software, we've decided to create a running tab of every change made when an update becomes available. Continue below to find out what's new in Version 1.2, which was released on September 15, 2021.

Universal Audio LUNA Recording System Version 1.2

September 15, 2021

New

  • Sidechain Input
    • New Sidechain utility feature allows assignment of a persistent sidechain input per track/bus
    • Sidechain directly from Console emulations (API Vision Channel Strip / API 2500) or any capable Audio Units plug-in
    • Sidechain trim allows you to adjust the sidechain source track level
    • Sidechain Solo allows you to temporarily listen to the sidechain source
  • MCU Control Surface Support
    • Control LUNA using any control surface that implements the Mackie Control Universal protocol
    • Configure up to 6 MCU compatible control surfaces on the new CONTROLLERS tab of the SETTINGS page
    • Dedicate a single fader controller as a "Focus Module" that always follows the LUNA Focus Channel based on track selection
    • Use your surface to change volume and pan, toggle mute, solo, and record enable for every track in your session
    • Spill Bus track sources onto the surface using the record enable button
    • Change automation modes for selected tracks so fader moves can easily be recorded during playback
    • Control LUNA's transport controls and toggle looping and click
    • Access many additional controls using common surface features like zooming, scrolling, and much more
    • Click here to learn more

Improved

  • LUNA v1.2 will automatically install iLok License Manager 5.4
  • Copy to CUES and Copy to SENDS command now works based on the track selection instead of all tracks
  • Using keyboard shortcuts to extend the track selection now scrolls the timeline view when necessary
  • Focus Channel now shows the last selected track in a selection of tracks and switches to any clicked track in an edit group where all tracks are selected

Fixed

  • Resolved an issue that could cause Console channels in ISOLATE mode to stop passing audio when opening a session with a soloed track
  • Resolved an issue that prevented renaming a template
  • Resolved an issue that could prevent quantize settings from being shared between session versions
  • Resolved an issue that prevented timeline selection on bus tracks that were at Mini or smaller track heights
  • Command + Up/Down arrow no longer fails to change the track focus when renaming tracks with the track color picker open
  • Tracks now retain their current track view when duplicated

 

 


Prior Updates To Universal Audio's LUNA Recording System

Version 1.1.11 (Supplemental Build 2206)

August 12, 2021

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Fixed

  •  Removed inadvertent development graphics

 

Version 1.1.11

August 11, 2021

New

  • Apple Silicon Rosetta Compatibility
    • LUNA Recording System, LUNA Instruments, and LUNA Extensions are now compatible under Rosetta with Apple Silicon M1 Macs
    • For details, please visit the M1 Compatibility article

Improved

  • Improved display of Trim, Fade, and Grabber tools for very small clips when zoomed out to make it easier to grab a clip and harder to accidentally trim or fade
  • At the smallest track heights the edit tool available for clips has changed from the selector tool to the grabber tool
  • In the Versions list on a track, hovering over a long track version name now displays the full name as a tooltip
  • The mute command now automatically separates and mutes the selected area of a clip
  • Export Mixdown browser list now shows track color and type, and allows click and drag in source checkboxes to quickly select multiple items
  • Space bar now starts and stops the transport instead of entering a blank space while any numeric field, such as Tempo, is in focus
  • A preset name in the preset browser displays in italics when the preset settings have been changed

Fixed

  • Resolved a crash that could occur downloading products in the MANAGE page
  • Resolved a crash that could occur transferring audio to Melodyne if there were any plug-ins before it in the processing chain
  • Resolved an issue that could cause the ATR-102 PRE LED to display the wrong state
  • Resolved a crash that could occur when switching instrument plug-ins to or from various AIR Music Technology instruments while a plug-in window was open
  • Resolved an issue that could prevent copy and paste of plug-in settings between Audio Units plug-ins using the plug-in window toolbar

 

Version 1.1.10 (Supplemental Build 2161)

July 15, 2021

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Fixed

  • Resolved an issue that caused the render meter to show inaccurate CPU usage while in ARM mode

 

Version 1.1.10

July 14, 2021

New

  • Undo/Redo Command Names
    • Command names now appear in the Edit menu for Undo and Redo actions
  • Mixer Arrow Key Scrolling
    • Up or Down arrow keys scroll the mixer vertically to the previous or next mixer row
    • Left or Right arrow keys horizontally scroll the mixer horizontally by one track
    • Command + Left or Right arrow keys scroll the mixer horizontally by one "page"
    • Option + Command + Left or Right arrow keys scroll the mixer horizontally to the far left and far right
  • Default Activation Location
    • Choose whether LUNA activates its software licenses to iLok cloud or a connected iLok USB

Improved

  • Click and dragging track function switches across tracks in the mixer and timeline now scrolls the window
  • Buses with MIDI-capable effects can now receive MIDI from Instrument tracks
  • Added bulk operations and context menu items to make modifications to all slots in the INSERTS row
  • LUNA v1.1.10 will automatically install iLok License Manager 5.3.3

Fixed

  • Resolved an issue that could cause the order of the API Vision Channel Strip extension to change after reopening a session
  • Resolved an issue that could prevent display of API Vision Channel Strip meters after using Revert To
  • Resolved crashing that could occur when a MIDI device was added or removed during offline bounce, including those that could be created by plug-ins
  • Resolved an issue that prevented pre-fader sends from passing signal when a muted track was in ARM mode
  • INSERT and TAPE assignments in an alternate window no longer follow track selection from the main window
  • Changing the Headroom control in the HARDWARE tab of the SETTINGS now successfully updates the setting in CONSOLE
  • Resolved an issue that could cause inaccurate transfer of fader and pan settings using Copy to Cues in a group
  • Resolved an issue that could cause inaccurate fader and pan settings using Copy to Cues in a group

 

Version 1.1.9

June 14, 2021

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New

  • Nudge Editing
    • Use nudge command to make small timing adjustments to clips, MIDI notes, selections, and the playhead
    • Nudge settings can now be accessed in the Edit Workflow toolbar
    • Nudge settings can now also be accessed by Right-clicking on an audio clip or midi clip
    • Nudge settings can now be set to follow the grid settings
    • Nudge settings can now be set to nudge to the grid, beats and bars, note divisions, milliseconds, samples, and ticks
    • Keyboard commands for Nudge Editing are listed in the article Keyboard Shortcuts and Menu Reference
  • Select All Tracks Command
    • Shift + Command + A selects all tracks in the session
  • Delete Selected Tracks Command
    • Shift + Command + delete deletes selected tracks

Improved

  • Added CONSOLE assignment option to the Create Bus popover. Option + Command + Up/Down cycles CONSOLE options
  • Improved mouse target areas for dual-concentric API 550L EQ Frequency and Gain knobs
  • Added Transformer modeling to the ATR-102 Master Tape recorder LUNA Extension
  • Added file import support for FLAC (.flac) and Apple Lossless Audio Codec (.caf or .m4a)
  • Grid Value Shift + and Shift - shortcuts now work on the numeric keypad
  • Command + = shortcut now toggles between timeline/mixer view on the numeric keypad

Fixed

  • Resolved an issue when duplicating tracks that could cause track version order to change
  • Resolved an issue that could prevent the space bar from starting playback while a browser was open with no search string entered
  • Resolved an issue that could cause an error when switching between bookmarks in a Session Version
  • Resolved "unable to touch control" error messages that could occur when adjusting API Vision Console Emulation channel strip settings
  • Resolved an "unable to touch a control" error that could occur when adjusting Pan controls
  • Resolved an issue that prevented reloading the current I/O Matrix Preset if it was modified since loading
  • Resolved an issue that prevented TAPE assignments from restoring correctly when undoing a Convert to Stereo command
  • "PRE" and "MUTE" buttons are no longer missing on MAIN track CUE sends in expanded view
  • Resolved a crash that could occur when holding the Esc key during launch
  • Resolved an issue that prevented import of very long MP3 files
  • Resolved an issue that prevented the correct tape reel graphics from appearing in the Tape browser
  • Resolved a graphical issue with window title text in Alternate Windows
  • Arrow key transposing of MIDI notes no longer fails when the Track Versions area is visible
  • Resolved an issue that caused persistent inaccurate product download and update status on the MANAGE page

 

Version 1.1.8 (Supplemental Build 2079)

May 24, 2021

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New

  • UAD Software Requirements (download now)
    • UAD v9.14.5 (macOS 10 Mojave or Catalina)
    • UAD v9.14.6 (macOS 11 Big Sur)

Fixed

  • Resolved 560L EQ module polarity issue within the API Vision Channel Strip
  • "Delete Selected Tracks" toolbar menu item has been restored
  • Resolved an issue that could prevent play, stop, and other commands from operating after going into ARM mode in certain sessions
  • Resolved an issue that could cause existing UNISON assignments to be replaced when assigning API Vision Channel Strip
  • Dragging a plug-in from RECORD FX to INSERTS no longer removes the API Vision Channel Strip insert state plate

 

Version 1.1.8 (Supplemental Build 2079)

May 24, 2021

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New

  • UAD Software Requirements (download now)
    • UAD v9.14.5 (macOS 10 Mojave or Catalina)
    • UAD v9.14.6 (macOS 11 Big Sur)

Fixed

  • Resolved 560L EQ module polarity issue within the API Vision Channel Strip
  • "Delete Selected Tracks" toolbar menu item has been restored
  • Resolved an issue that could prevent play, stop, and other commands from operating after going into ARM mode in certain sessions
  • Resolved an issue that could cause existing UNISON assignments to be replaced when assigning API Vision Channel Strip
  • Dragging a plug-in from RECORD FX to INSERTS no longer removes the API Vision Channel Strip insert state plate


Version 1.1.8

May 10, 2021

Important

  • LUNA sessions opened in v1.1.8 cannot be opened in earlier LUNA versions due to file format changes

New

  • API Vision Console Emulation Bundle
    • Transform LUNA into API's flagship Vision Console
    • CONSOLE Mixer Row allows assignment and control of Console emulation directly within LUNA's mixer without floating windows
    • CONSOLE Focus Browser offers access to expanded controls views and extensive artist presets for API Vision Console Emulation
    • API Preamp Unison insert and API Vision Channel Strip with six modules and two switchable EQ modules for audio tracks
    • API Vision Channel Strip with six modules and two switchable EQ modules for Instruments
    • API 2500 Bus Compressor for Buses and MAIN
    • Console emulation runs natively while mixing and switches seamlessly to UAD processing while tracking, optimizing resource usage for the task at hand
    • "Paint" console emulations across your session using the CONSOLE ASSIGN mixer button
    • Summing LUNA Extensions are now assigned using the renamed SUMMING Mixer Row
    • API Vision Console Emulation Bundle is now available for 14 day demo and purchase
  • UAD Software Requirements (download now)
    • UAD v9.14.0 (macOS 10 Mojave or Catalina)
    • UAD v9.14.1 (macOS 11 Big Sur)

Improved

  • Optimized performance of LUNA Razor Blade and LUNA Polyphonic algorithms
  • Comments now appear when editing track names in the Mixer
  • 'p' and ';' keyboard shortcuts to move selection to previous and next track now function on MIXER page
  • Collections now appear as folders on the Manage page
  • Improved crash reporting

Fixed

  • Resolved an issue that prevented sessions created from a template from prompting to adjust or accept file tempo on import
  • Export Mixdown default location no longer uses the template origin session folder when creating a new session from a template
  • Resolved an issue that caused templates to be created with the track version name of the origin session when audio content is not saved in the template
  • Resolved an issue that could cause MAIN to inadvertently route to a destination other than MON L/R
  • Resolved an issue that could prevent immediate log in to the LUNA web view from certain regions
  • Resolved an issue that prevented display of factory presets for some AudioUnits plug-ins
  • Resolved an issue that caused the Clear command to add extraneous entries to the undo queue
  • Resolved an issue that prevented copy and paste using the Mixer Modifiers for inserts on ARM-enabled tracks
  • Resolved an issue that could cause the position of the gain control in a Unison preamp to change when powering off the preamp
  • Resolved an issue that could prevent Studer A800 Noise automation from working correctly
  • Stereo TAPE extension VU meters are now calibrated to -12dbU for 0 VU
  • Resolved an issue that could cause CREATE page log in to fail on systems running macOS Big Sur in certain regions
  • Resolved an issue that prevented Utility Delay changes from applying to previously created sends
  • Resolved an issue that could cause notes to shift after muting one of several separated MIDI clips
  • Resolved an issue that could cause record-enabled tracks to stop passing audio after saving an I/O Preset from within LUNA
  • Resolved a crash that could occur when resizing the LUNA window while viewing the MANAGE page
  • Resolved an issue that could prevent activation of a LUNA Extension license if such a license was required when adding the Extension to a track or bus
  • Resolved a rare issue that could cause clips warped using the LUNA Razor Blade algorithm to stop playing audio
  • Resolved an issue that could prevent display of the decimal place in the Utility row Trim after double-clicking to manually enter a dB value

 

Version 1.1.7

March 31, 2021

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New

  • Session Templates
    • Save the exact state of the current session as a LUNA Template file
    • Create new sessions from LUNA templates
    • Optionally include media in templates
  • Utility: Mixer Delay
    • Fully automatable track level "Delay" control added to UTILITY row allows 0 to 1000 milliseconds delay of audio and midi playback on all track types

Improved

  • Utility row mixer Trim value display now shows tenths of a dB
  • Increase/Decrease Grid value key command direction has been reversed to more intuitively change the value direction
  • UAD2 Plug-ins with long names now use shortened name text in INSERT assignments

Fixed

  • Resolved a crash that could occur when deleting an Instrument track with multiple MIDI output assignments
  • Resolved an issue that could cause LUNA to crash after using the Set Bar One command and starting playback
  • Resolved an issue that could prevent accurate note velocity capture for chords that are played right before the Count In ends
  • Resolved an issue that caused delay compensation issues after changing sample rates
  • Resolved an issue that prevented AU plug-ins from copying successfully. Note that this fix only applies to newly instantiated AU plug-ins; existing AU instances that have already been copied once will not paste successfully
  • Return key now saves in Save Bookmark and Save New Version popovers
  • Toggle Snap and Toggle Relative Snap keyboard shortcuts now work on German keyboard layouts using the modifier and 7 key where "\" is located
  • Shift+I to insert time now shifts Time Signature events correctly after making a selection in the All Tracks ruler
  • Resolved an issue that could cause LUNA Instrument plug-in windows to occasionally load with a very small window size
  • LUNA Instruments no longer ignore initial automation breakpoints after loading a preset
  • Sends and Cues POWER modifier overlay button now accurately reflects power status
  • Duplicated tracks no longer appear in alternate windows that have a bus SPILL engaged

 

Version 1.1.6

March 02, 2021

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New

  • Polarity Invert Control
    • Per channel automated Polarity Invert control on all track types reverses polarity during playback
    • Fader area Polarity Invert button to see and adjust polarity setting while mixing
  • Utility Mixer Trim
    • Per channel automated Trim control adjusts pre-insert levels during playback
  • Utility Mixer Row
    • "UTILITY" Mixer Row displays new Polarity Invert and Trim Controls
    • LINK/UNLINK function for L and R controls on stereo track allows editing of one or both channel's controls simultaneously
    • In Mixer Navigation panel, the UTLITY row can be shown, hidden, expanded, or collapsed
  • Toggle Input for Record Armed Tracks
    • Option + K toggles input monitoring on all tracks that are currently record enabled

Improved

  • Simple Pan setting now available on buses
  • Studer A800 Noise parameter now available in track automation lanes
  • Neve Summing Impedance setting is remembered and restored when switching back and forth between API Summing

Fixed

  • Resolved an issue that caused delay compensation issues after changing sample rates
  • Resolved a crash that could occur when scanning Audio Units plug-ins that do not contain any factory presets such as Waldorf Music D-Pole
  • L and R pan values are now copied correctly to mono tracks created from Convert to Mono command
  • Pan values are now summed to mono when dragging a send from a stereo to a mono track
  • Resolved an issue that could occasionally cause stuck MIDI notes while stopping or relocating the playhead during playback
  • Resolved an issue that could prevent creation of a new session using the same name as a previously deleted session in the same location on disk
  • Resolved an issue that could prevent undo after stopping a loop recording more than half way through the loop
  • Resolved an issue that caused inaccurate readings on bus summing VU meters until changing sample rate
  • Resolved an issue that could cause playback to become stuck in a short loop after disk read errors
  • Improved load time for sessions containing large amounts of MIDI data
  • Resolved an issue that could cause an automation tooltip to show the wrong value after undoing a trim command

 

Version 1.1.5

February 11, 2021

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Important

  • LUNA sessions opened in v1.1.5 cannot be opened in earlier LUNA versions due to file format changes

New

  • Recording Count-In
    • Toggle a 1, 2, or 4 bar count-in before recording begins
    • New Count-In Toolbar Icon and CLICK pop up menu display count-in and metronome settings
    • Configure metronome to run during only playback, recording, or both
    • K or Numpad 7 Toggle Metronome keyboard shortcut
    • Shift + K or Numpad 8 Toggle Count-In keyboard shortcut
  • Sends Group Setting
    • Added "SENDS" group setting in the group edit browser
    • Added individual send slot modifiers to group functionality
    • Added batch Modifiers to group functionality

Improved

  • Oxide, Studer A800, and Ampex ATR-102 Extensions' meters now display the exact same post-tape signal as the original hardware circuitry and UAD Plug-Ins
  • Added separate CREATE and OPEN RECENT buttons on the CREATE page

Fixed

  • Resolved an issue that caused delay compensation issues after changing sample rates
  • Resolved an issue that could cause Extension and Instrument plugin presets to recall incorrectly when undoing a preset change
  • Undo / Redo no longer applies to session data changes while a text entry pop-up is focused
  • Resolved an issue that could prevent undo after using the Mute All command for sends
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when editing MIDI notes or MIDI CC automation
  • "Rescan Drives" now finds instrument data on an external drive that has been connected after launching LUNA
  • Resolved an issue that could cause LUNA to hang when quitting
  • Folder Open/Close states in the Inserts browser prior to text searching are remembered after clearing the search filter

 

Version 1.1.4 (Supplemental Build 1939)

February 1, 2021

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Fixed

  • Resolved a performance issue introduced in 1.1.4

 

Version 1.1.4

January 20, 2021

Known Issue

  • Opening a session in LUNA v1.1.4 may trigger a one time re-rendering of warped audio which can cause unexpected temporarily high CPU usage

New

  • Automation Edit Value Display
    • See automation lane parameter values while editing using the pencil, grabber, or trim automation editing workflows
  • Automation Fine Adjust Mode
    • Hold Shift while dragging breakpoints or trimming automation to enter fine adjust mode
  • Enhanced Sends Workflow
    • Added Hover controls to sends slot (assign, expand, menu)
    • Drag and drop to move a send to other available send slots
    • Drag and reorder sends on hover
    • Option + Drag to copy a send to a new send slot
    • Command + Click to disable/enable send
    • Copy / Paste all sends in a track in modifiers section
    • Power on / off all sends in a track in modifiers section
    • Remove all sends in a track in modifiers section
    • Right click sends section header to access modifier functions
  • Manage Page Install/Update All
    • Header section offers global update and install functionality

Improved

  • Manage Page notification now displays number of updates and installations available

Fixed

  • Resolved an issue that could cause the RECENT list to repopulate after using the Clear Recent command
  • Fixed a text display issue when the session name includes an umlaut
  • Plug-ins with reserved hotkeys, such as Celemony Melodyne, now receive keyboard input after clicking the plug-in window header to focus the plug-in
  • Storage volumes with an em dash in the name no longer appear as read-only to LUNA
  • Resolved an issue that caused double processing of fades in sample rate converted or warped audio renderings
  • Loop Playback OFF state is once again saved and recalled with sessions
  • Volume fader adjustments made in Trim mode are now added to the undo queue
  • Resolved an issue that could prevent opening a bookmark quickly after saving it
  • Resolved an issue that could cause automation to appear used and breakpoints that could not be edited after deleting all automation
  • Changing sample rate no longer resets Solo Mode setting

 

Version 1.1.3

December 15, 2020

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New

  • macOS Big Sur Compatibility
    • LUNA is now compatible with macOS 11 Big Sur
  • UAD Software Requirements
    • macOS Mojave and Catalina: UAD Software v9.13.0
    • macOS Big Sur: UAD Software v9.13.1

Fixed

  • Resolved graphical issues that could affect Waves v11 plug-in window graphics
  • Resolved a crash that could occur when adding or removing MIDI devices, particularly virtual instruments such as Superior Drummer that can add a virtual MIDI output
  • "Cannot connect to uaudio.com" error no longer occurs unexpectedly after launching LUNA immediately after system is started
  • Export Mixdown progress bar window now hides behind other applications when changing window focus
  • Resolved "Unable to Bounce Session" error that could occur after attempting to export clips from multiple track versions
  • Save Bookmark and Version dialogs no longer close when changing application focus
  • Resolved an issue that could prevent MIDI CC automation from appearing as in use in the MIDI view focus browser
  • Talkback track name plate height is correctly aligned with the rest of the mixer view when scrolling is required

 

Version 1.1.2 (Supplemental Build 1866)

December 4, 2020

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Fixed

  • Resolved an issue that could prevent opening of duplicated sessions

 

Version 1.1.2

December 1, 2020

Known Issue

  • Waves v12 plug-in window graphics appear upside down. Use Waves v11 or await a fix from Waves before updating.

New

  • Duplicate Track Without Content
    • Shift + Option + D - Duplicate the selected tracks without any content
    • Shift + Option + Drag and Drop - Duplicate the dragged tracks without any content
    • Right-click or Control-Click on track nameplate > Duplicate Without Content

Improved

  • Audio import progress display for large numbers of files has been improved
  • AAF import time has been improved
  • The Session Info popover now includes the Version Name and a button to View Versions and Bookmarks

Fixed

  • Resolved an issue that prevented Toontrack EZ Drummer's Follow Host setting from restoring correctly when reopening a session
  • Resolved a crash that could occur when inserting AIR Music Technology instrument plug-ins
  • Resolved a crash that could occur when opening the Edit Group focus browser
  • Resolved a crash that could occur when editing MIDI note velocity
  • Resolved an issue that caused Kontakt to have settings set to minimum values when loading some libraries
  • Resolved an issue that could cause right-click/Control-click menus to disappear immediately when running third-party window management software
  • Resolved an issue that could cause the Monophonic warp algorithm to output silence within nominal warp ranges
  • Previously disabled Inserts are no longer enabled unexpectedly after an offline mixdown
  • Extend Selection Down keyboard shortcut now works with Belgian keyboard layout
  • Resolved an issue that could cause some automation to play out of sync during offline mixdown
  • Resolved an issue that prevented accurate transmission of MIDI beat clock after bar 1024
  • Enabling and disabling inserts in a group now follows the INSERTS group setting
  • Option + Click to toggle power for all API and Neve Summing LUNA Extensions once again works in alternate windows
  • Resolved an issue that could prevent bookmarks and versions from appearing in the Session Versions window after duplicating a session file
  • Using Undo to revert to a previous Summing LUNA Extension no longer causes the Headroom setting to reset to default


Version 1.1.1

November 10, 2020

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IMPORTANT: LUNA sessions opened in v1.1.1 cannot be opened in earlier LUNA versions due to file format changes.

New

  • API Summing LUNA Extension
    • New API Summing LUNA Extension faithfully models API console bus summing circuitry
    • Apply API Summing to the bus input console effect slot
    • Swap between Neve and API Summing with common settings preserved for true sonic A/B

Improved

  • Groups: Suspend Groups feature only suspends user-made groups, allowing Selection Group and All Tracks Group to remain in use
  • Improved Undo when loop recording MIDI to allow all other actions performed during the pass be undone individually, as well as allow MIDI passes recorded on the track to be undone with a single undo operation
  • Solo Safe now allows channels in ARM mode to remain audible while soloing other tracks (Requires UAD Software v9.13)
  • Improved performance of grouped control changes for all mixer controls on large track counts
  • Pressing the Escape key clears the current track selection if there is nothing else selected that can be escaped

Fixed

  • Resolved an issue in a shared library that could cause many third party instrument plug-ins to crash
  • Activation of LUNA Extension and Instrument licenses to a cloud session no longer fails after linking an iLok account name that includes capital letters
  • Clips no longer snap to their origin point while dragging on the original track, making it easier to move clips by very small amounts
  • Muted tracks no longer pass audio when re-opening a session version
  • Resolved multiple issues that caused "unable to sync metadata" errors when opening sessions
  • Command + Left/Right arrow keys now update track selection when renaming tracks in Mixer view
  • Resolved an issue that could prevent a newly saved version title from appearing in the session titlebar
  • Dragging tracks vertically in the timeline once again scrolls the timeline view up and down
  • Click track level is no longer included in the ALL TRACKS group
  • Resolved a crash that could occur when opening the Edit Group focus browser
  • Resolved a crash that could occur when starting Shape Expansion Pack download from within Shape window
  • Resolved a crash that could occur when editing MIDI Clock output delay
  • MIDI Clock messages are no longer sent during Offline Mixdown
  • Moog Multimode Filter XL now responds to and stores sequence changes while in ARM mode (Requires UAD Software 9.13)
  • Resolved an issue that caused UAD plug-ins to reset to their defaults after disarming a track after loading a preset from the plug-in window header
  • Master Tape processing is now included in post-fader sends on buses
  • Resolved an issue that could prevent cleanup of temporary audio files created when Warp editing on audio Tracks
  • Resolved an issue that prevented Instrument track ARM mode from passing signal in certain I/O Matrix configurations
  • Resolved an issue that caused Track Versions behaviors in Groups to be linked by the Mixing attribute instead of the Editing attribute
  • When a range is selected, and the play start marker is subsequently moved, Export Mixdown now correctly exports the selected range
  • Clicking on a fader on a grouped track while volume automation is playing back no longer causes a level offset
  • Tape machine focus browsers are now scrollable at lower window sizes and screen resolutions
  • Resolved an issue that could cause alternate LUNA windows to always reopen on top of primary windows regardless of the window arrangement when the session was closed
  • Resolved an issue that could leave very small clips to the left and right of a selection when clearing
  • Track color is preserved when using Convert to Mono on a stereo track


Version 1.1

October 6, 2020

New

  • Track Groups
    • New GROUPS panel in Tracks column to display and work with group
    • Create/Edit Track Groups with editing, mixing, and insert grouping attributes
    • New Track Group: Command + G
    • Suspend Groups: Shift + Command + G
    • Toggle Selection Grouping: Control + G
    • Show/Hide all tracks in a group

What's New In Universal Audio's LUNA Recording System Version 1.1

New

  • Track Groups
    • New GROUPS panel in Tracks column to display and work with group
    • Create/Edit Track Groups with editing, mixing, and insert grouping attributes
    • New Track Group: Command + G
    • Suspend Groups: Shift + Command + G
    • Toggle Selection Grouping: Control + G
    • Show/Hide all tracks in a group
    • Command + Click Show/Hide to show only group tracks
    • Right click on or drag tracks to groups list to create/add to groups
  • Session Versions
    • "Save New Version" command creates separate session versions within the session package
    • "Save Bookmark" command creates a permanent marker of the state of the session, for any desired production milestone, that can be restored exactly at any time
    • Versions window allows access to Versions, Bookmarks, and their notes
  • MIDI Clock Output
    • New Settings Panel MIDI Tab
    • Song or Pattern clock modes for exact timeline synchronization or groovebox pattern triggering
    • +/- 200ms clock offset to compensate for MIDI data transmission and external device latencies

Improved

  • Numerous stability and general performance improvements
  • Performance of grouped fader movements is improved
  • ATR-102 AUTO CAL LED turns red when parameters no longer match calibrated settings
  • Improved visibility of very short clips when zooming out

Fixed

  • Resolved an issue that could prevent a session from loading completely when opened from the macOS Finder
  • Resolved an automation editing issue that could cause newly created tracks, buses, or plug-in instances to disappear
  • Resolved an issue that could cause offline mixdown to hang indefinitely
  • Resolved an issue that could cause audio artifacts with Instrument track processing while in ARM mode
  • Resolved a rare issue that could cause audio clips to appear offline when reopening a session
  • Resolved an issue that could cause the INSERT focus browser to remain visible after assigning and insert and exiting the browser
  • Resolved an issue that caused fader volume dB display and other visible parameter values to show values from earlier in the session, rather than the playhead location
  • Resolved a crash that could occur when displaying the Master Tape focus browser
  • Resolved a conflict with Native Instruments background services that caused issues, including LUNA Instruments with blurred graphics
  • Resolved an issue that could prevent plug-ins on ARM-enabled buses from loading when reopening a session
  • Resolved an issue that prevented multiple copy and paste operations of the same insert
  • Resolved an issue that could prevent large sessions from reopening with the correct location and zoom settings
  • Playback of MIDI CC data is no longer modified by editing CC automation on unrelated areas in the timeline
  • Removing a Neve Summing extension with previously written automation no longer causes incorrect automation levels
  • Removing a plug-in when automation is written no longer leaves stale automation
  • Toggling power for plug-ins and LUNA Extensions no longer writes automation for all automatable parameters
  • Resolved an issue that caused an empty session window to appear when including "/" while renaming a session
  • Resolved a crash that could occur when Ctrl-clicking on certain knobs in the mixer view or monitor section
  • Resolved an issue that could prevent grid lines from drawing when changing the time signature in a session with negative bars
  • Plug-in windows are no longer unexpectedly closed while swapping insert assignment positions
  • Resolved an "Unable to set the preset" error that could occur after assigning a plug-in
  • File Open and Open Recent menu options now function correctly when an alternate window is focused
  • Resolved an issue that prevented correct adjustment of linked ATR-102 Record/Repro parameters on tracks in a selection group
  • The "Copy Mix to Cue" command can now be undone
  • Resolved an issue that could cause "Unable to subscribe to path" error when undoing or redoing
  • Newly created buses are now selected automatically when created
  • Resolved an issue that caused Steinberg HALion Sonic to display an error when inserted

Version 1.0.9

September 8, 2020

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New

  • ATR-102 Master Tape Recorder LUNA Extension
    • Master Tape Assignment for Buses and MAIN enables analog tape summing workflows
    • Ampex ATR-102 Master Tape LUNA Extension is now available for 14 day demo and purchase, and free for all current owners of the UAD version
  • MP3 Export
    • When exporting a Mixdown or Clips, you can now select MP3 as the file type option, and set VBR or CBR settings

Improved

  • Changes from drawing, dragging, and trimming automation are now audible immediately as they are edited
  • Accuracy and smoothness of fade curve editing has been improved

Fixed

  • Resolved a crash that could occur opening the Tape Machine Focus Browser
  • Resolved an issue that could require an additional login for the CREATE page when using LUNA in certain countries
  • Resolved an issue that prevented the Teletronix LA-3A from loading in existing sessions
  • Resolved an issue that could cause plug-in windows to be placed behind LUNA application windows
  • Resolved a crash that could occur when renaming a session
  • Resolved a crash that could occur when deleting tracks
  • Resolved an issue that could prevent soloed buses from passing audio when reopening a session
  • Resolved an issue that could cause artifacts during offline mixdown of multitimbral instruments
  • The Default Fade Shape option now applies to all fades, whether created with the Fade tool or keyboard shortcuts
  • Resolved an issue that could prevent tape Saturation control changes from displaying correctly in all LUNA windows
  • Move To Next/Previous Bar commands now function in Mixer view
  • Hidden tracks are no longer visible in the mixing workflow's Universe view
  • Tape Reel graphics in the Machine assignment Focus Browser now match the machine configuration
  • An Instrument track's Fit setting is restored when opening a session

Version 1.0.8 (Supplemental Build 1723)

August 7, 2020

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Known Issue

  • For optimum results, update any Native Instruments plug-ins to their latest versions

Fixed

  • Resolved a crash that could occur when closing a plug-in window while adjusting controls
  • Resolved a crash that could occur when reordering tracks to top of tracks list
  • Resolved a crash that could occur when opening Tape Machine controls view

 

Version 1.0.8

August 5, 2020

New

  • Direct Output Delay Compensation
    • All SEND and OUTPUT routings to Apollo LINE and MON outputs are now aligned
  • Discard Recording Shortcut
    • Punch out of record and move the recorded wav file to the trash: Shift + Command + "."
  • Tape Assign Hover Functions
    • Direct navigation to global assignment and control panels
    • Easier access to secondary track controls and functions

Improved

  • Timeline drawing and track resizing use less GPU resources

Fixed

  • Resolved track mixdown delay compensation for tracks feeding buses with latency that are not in the mixdown
  • Resolved an issue which could cause artifacts when recording from Apollo Virtual inputs or with ARM disabled
  • Resolved a brief hang that could occur when dragging or trimming clips
  • Resolved an offline mixdown issue that could delay audio from instrument tracks with MIDI data at the exact start of the session
  • MIDI note playback is no longer cut short on first loop after recording
  • User-generated AU plug-in icons are no longer removed when installing UAD software
  • Navigate To Next/Previous Bar commands now scroll timeline view
  • CUE BUS assignments are reflected immediately in CUE OUTPUTS window
  • Resolved issue when pasting volume automation from multiple tracks
  • Resolved "Unable to Set Preset" issue that could occur while searching INSERT focus browser
  • Values typed into track volume popover are applied correctly to all tracks when selection grouping is enabled
  • Trim Clip To Selection command no longer changes selection when there are multiple track versions
  • Resolved issue with focus channel Tape Saturation adjustment when using selection grouping
  • Pressing apply works on the first attempt when changing time signatures at bar 1
  • Resolved MIDI note recording issues while loop recording data from channels 2-16
  • POWER modifier correctly toggles Neve Summing bypass
  • OUTPUT routing assignment no longer disappears from focus channel after collapsing and expanding the mixer row

 

Version 1.0.7

July 14, 2020

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New

  • Trim Shortcuts
    • Trim From Clip Start: A
    • Trim From Clip End: S
    • Trim Clip to Selection: Command+T
  • Session Folder
    • New Luna sessions are created within a parent folder
  • Default Export Location
    • Export Clips/Mixdown creates "Exported Files" subfolder within new session's parent folder

Improved

  • Feedback Form
    • Choose report topic for analysis categorization
    • Enhance analysis with System Profile and Log options
    • "Remember Me" option for additional reports
  • Improved progress bar visibility

Fixed

  • Resolved an issue that could prevent track duplication after deleting track versions
  • 32-bit fixed (non-float) WAV files now import successfully
  • Export Mixdown no longer hangs if a track is in ARM mode when mixdown begins
  • Resolved "unable to touch a control" error that could occur when swiping over mute or solo switches with multiple tracks selected
  • Resolved a rare crash that could occur while playing or editing MIDI
  • Undo clip move now restores previous selection
  • MIDI notes recorded from channels 2-16 preserve channel data when edited
  • Resolved an error that could occur when adjusting Softube Amp Room plug-in controls
  • Control change undo now works with Soundtoys plug-ins
  • LUNA Extensions and Instruments purchased in demo period now reflect the updated license state
  • Resolved display flickering issue that could occur while editing fades
  • DISCOVER panel no longer requires separate login

 

Version 1.0.6

July 1, 2020

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IMPORTANT: LUNA sessions opened in v1.0.6 cannot be opened in earlier LUNA versions due to file format changes.

New

  • Drag/Drop MIDI to Tracks
    • Drag/drop MIDI from Finder or plug-in window directly to existing track
  • Reverse Audio
    • Right-click waveform to reverse selection via contextual menu
  • Neve Summing and Tape Extension Automation
    • Automate and edit parameters of Neve Summing, Studer A800, and Oxide LUNA Extensions
  • Clear All Automation
    • Edit > Clear All Automation to delete all automation data on tracks within edit selection
  • Clear Recent List
    • Clear recent sessions in CREATE panel via right-click or File menu

Improved

  • Added Copy/Paste of compatible automation types such as sends to other sends
  • Improved MIDI loop recording performance
  • Log In window remains open if another application is focused
  • Audio Units plug-ins added in ARM mode are disabled with a notification

Fixed

  • Resolved an issue that could prevent tracks from being hidden
  • Resolved an issue that prevented playback of newly recorded audio clips for several seconds
  • Resolved an "unable to sync session metadata" error that could occur when tracks lost cue assignments
  • Resolved an issue that could cause all plug-ins to appear in an "Other" folder
  • Resolved an issue that could prevent UAD plug-ins from activating on buses in ARM mode
  • Exported WAV files now recognized by MPC hardware
  • Tape machine C and D no longer appear blank when changing machine type after assignment
  • Resolved an issue that prevented plug-in presets from displaying
  • Resolved an error that could occur selecting overwritten presets for Audio Units plug-ins
  • Disabled plug-ins that are dragged to another insert are no longer enabled
  • Fixed hotkeys that use the "=" key position on German and Austrian keyboard layouts
  • MIDI CC automation value updates made during playback are now audible immediately
  • Resolved an issue that caused grid lines to disappear when changing time signature
  • Save Copy As no longer allows replacing an open session
  • Renaming an open session to the same name as a previously deleted session no longer causes an unexpected error
  • Resolved an issue that could cause fader levels and automation to appear offset for tracks routed to a Neve Summing bus
  • Resolved an issue with log in case sensitivity that could prevent log in for web views in the CREATE panel
  • LUNA Documentation link resolves correctly again
  • Resolved 74 additional internal bug reports

 

Version 1.0.5 (Supplemental Build 1634)

June 11, 2020

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Fixed

  • Resolved macOS notarization issue preventing application launch on some Catalina systems

 

Version 1.0.5

June 10, 2020

New

  • "My Universal Audio" Plug-in Folder
    • Top folder in inserts focus browser shows only owned and active demo UAD plugins
  • Timeline Auto-Scroll
    • New Bars|Beats ruler icon for automatic scrolling in timeline view
    • New Navigation menu option for automatic scrolling in timeline view
  • Rename Exported Files
    • Double-click to rename files in Export Mixdown and Export Clips views
  • Snap Drag and Drop/Duplicate Clips
    • Snap clips to original timeline position by holding control while dragging clips to different tracks
  • Move/Select to Next and Previous Bar
    • Press [ or ] to go forward and backward one bar
    • Press 1 or 2 on the keypad to go forward or backward one bar
    • Add Shift key to extend selection by one bar
  • Heal Separation Command
    • Repair separated clips that have aligned content
    • Edit>Heal Separation or Command + H

Improved

  • Better offline mixdown speed when exporting multiple tracks
  • Double-click anywhere in track automation lane to add new automation breakpoint
  • Plug-in windows open on correct display on multi-display systems
  • Better visibility of automation data on Instrument tracks

Fixed

  • Resolved rare issue that could cause incorrect recorded file lengths when punching in with pre-roll enabled
  • Resolved issue that could prevent displaying of Shape Expansion presets
  • Unexpected automation data no longer created when editing clips on tracks routed to a Neve Summing bus
  • Mixer view no longer scrolls to wrong track when selecting tracks in large sessions
  • Showing/hiding tracks no longer cancels SPILL
  • Simple pan mode state is now restored when reopening sessions
  • Click drag tempo field only adjusts current value when session contains multiple tempos
  • Addressed an Audio Units plug-in load issue for MOTU MachFive and other older plug-ins that report channel information differently
  • Resolved 59 additional internal bug reports

 

Version 1.0.4

May 26, 2020

New

  • Track Toggle Shortcuts
    • Record: Shift+R
    • Input: Shift+T
    • Solo: Shift+S
    • Mute: Shift+M
  • MIDI Chase - MIDI note and controller data playback now follows transport and playhead changes
  • Drag Tempo Value - Drag in the Control Bar’s BPM field to dynamically adjust session tempo
  • Playback Input Monitoring (Requires UAD Software v9.12) - Record-enabled inputs are now audible during playback in Console Tracking Mode
  • Open/Close All Folders Shortcut - Option+Click any Focus Browser folder to open/close all folders
  • Save Focus Browser State - Folder open/close state of all Focus Browser views now saved
  • MIDI Clip Rename - Double-click at top of any MIDI clip to rename the clip

Improved

  • Command+W shortcut no longer closes session
  • Improved timing of MIDI played from computer keyboard in MIDI Keyboard Mode
  • Option+Click ‘do to all’ modifier for mixer switches no longer affects hidden tracks
  • Track name display works inside Audio Units plug-ins that support this feature
  • Notification when deactivated routing assignments prevent audio feedback
  • Toggle Mixer/Timeline shortcut works on keyboard layouts with "=" on keys 0, 6, 7

Fixed

  • Resolved crash that could occur while progress bar is displayed
  • Resolved case where mixdown file was not time-aligned with original source
  • Resolved rare issue causing clips to appear as if recording when stopped
  • Instrument tracks no longer process live MIDI input during offline mixdown
  • Resolved an issue preventing initial assignment of Tape Machines to slot C and D
  • Undo now works when plug-in windows are closed while controls are being adjusted
  • Fader dB values now match fader positions when exiting Trim automation mode
  • Clips selected on multiple tracks separated by a bus now move correctly
  • Horizontal mixer scrolling behavior after renaming tracks
  • All Kontakt MIDI connections are now restored when session is reopened
  • Tape VU Meters on Instrument tracks now show signals in ARM mode
  • Resolved Send/Cue knob value brightness issue
  • Transposing all MIDI notes within a marker area no longer deletes the marker
  • Fader value display returns to correct value when exiting Trim automation mode
  • Logic Pro X AAF files containing "+" in audio filenames now import correctly
  • Resolved 36 additional internal bug reports

 

Version 1.0.3

May 6, 2020

New

  • Trackpad Zoom – Pinch trackpad with two fingers on Timeline to zoom in/out horizontally

Improved

  • Resolved several specific issues that could cause metadata errors when opening session files
  • Audio Units plug-ins with transport controls are now synchronized to LUNA's transport and timeline
  • Playback metering uses less GPU resources
  • Improved visibility of grid lines in WARP view and automation data in track parameter views
  • Resolved several issues with plug-in insert drag/drop functions
  • Next/Previous Marker navigation shortcuts update playback and are now available in Mixer View
  • The Consolidate shortcut (Shift+Option+3) now works with numeric keypads
  • New "Hide Selected Tracks" option when right-clicking track labels in Mixer view

Fixed

  • Resolved MIDI recording issues when Pre-Roll is enabled at beginning of timeline
  • Resolved audio processing and metering issues with Waves compressor plug-ins
  • Certain Audio Units instrument plug-ins now maintain pitch when sample rate is changed
  • Resolved note shift issues when imported MIDI file clips are edited
  • Duplicating no longer creates unexpected automation ramps
  • Resolved issues with Copy/Paste header buttons for plug-ins
  • Resolved timing issues with tempo sync plug-ins inserted on bus tracks
  • UAD plug-ins in active demo period no longer display in red disabled state
  • Export now works as expected when more than 10 clips with same name are selected
  • Resolved erratic control Undo after adjusting Tape Saturation
  • Tape Saturation adjustments are now mirrored in Alternate windows
  • Resolved state display issues when replacing tape machines
  • The Import Tempo dialog now appears again if the first Import Tempo dialog was canceled
  • Resolved browser arrow key navigation issue after inserting plug-ins
  • Resolved 48 additional internal bug reports

Known Issue

  • Audio Units plug-ins requiring Steinberg eLicenser cannot be used with macOS Catalina.
    A workaround is available with macOS Mojave. Visit this KB article for details.

 

Version 1.0.2

April 21, 2020

Improved

  • Improved shortcut modifier key handling on international keyboards
  • Improved GPU resource utilization (may decrease fan speeds on some systems)
  • Login credentials are now properly retained when Remember Me option is checked
  • Markers are automatically assigned different colors when created
  • Command+A shortcut now selects all Warp markers on a track in WARP view
  • Numerous general stability enhancements

Fixed

  • The Content Location selector no longer causes LUNA to become unresponsive when many storage volumes are mounted
  • Resolved issue preventing installation of LUNA Instrument content to external storage
  • Consolidate command now correctly renders Clip Gain
  • Metronome is no longer muted when solo is enabled on a bus
  • "Save a Copy As" now offers the option to overwrite existing session files
  • Sessions closed due to Apollo hardware disconnection now open correctly without having to relaunch LUNA
  • Studer A800 CAL control now updates correctly when recalling presets
  • Tape Machine Copy and Paste modifiers now function reliably
  • The MIDI Keyboard Mode menu item now remains active when a floating plug-in window has focus
  • Copy and Paste now work correctly in the DISCOVER panel
  • Resolved 66 additional internal bug reports

 

Version 1.0.1

April 10, 2020

Fixed

  • The following UAD Direct Developer plug-ins are now available for use within LUNA:
    • UAD Auto-Tune Realtime Advanced
    • UAD Oxford Dynamic EQ
    • UAD Oxford SuprEsser DS
    • UAD MDWEQ5-3B
    • UAD MDWEQ5-5B
  • Resolved cases where Audio Units plug-ins could crash LUNA when opening or interacting with the AudioUnits plug-in GUI
  • Resolved cases where downloading or transferring LUNA Instrument content could crash LUNA
  • Improved communications with iLok licensing services

Known Issue

  • In some cases, web content in LUNA's sidebar CREATE panel may not be visible.
    Workaround: Select any other LUNA panel, then return to the CREATE panel.
    (This issue is fixed in LUNA v1.0.2)

 

Version 1.0.0

April 7, 2020

Initial release of LUNA Recording System

  • Available in LUNA v1.0.0:
    • Shape Creative Toolkit LUNA Instrument (free)
    • Moog® Minimoog LUNA Instrument
    • Ravel™ Grand Piano LUNA Instrument
    • Spitfire Audio LUNA Instruments
    • Oxide Tape LUNA Extension (free)
    • Neve® Summing LUNA Extension
    • Studer A800 Tape LUNA Extension

Known Issue

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