September 28, 2023
Added more info about Modulaser, such as adding a
tab to Preferences and improving the
December 13, 2021
Fix brightness output on newer LaserCube models.
Fix Helios output angle.
November 19, 2021
Phase Speed BPM sync
. Requested by a lot of users. This one's really awesome!
Added a global speed modifier. With this you can temporarily increase or decrease the speed of your visuals.
to the Sequencer. With this you can crease precise sequences without much hassle!
Hold Shift while clicking BPM increase or decrease to change it in steps of 10.
Improved the Default Template.
It’s now much easier to see which clips are empty.
You can now duplicate projection maps. Right-click on a mapping to duplicate it.
Increased the BPM increase/decrease button sizes.
Phase Speed animations are now smoother during dropped frames.
MIDI connection improvements.
July 9, 2021
Fix recorded video’s on Mac.
June 30, 2021
Add LaserCube WiFi 2.5W support.
Improve output board layout.
June 17, 2021
Improve recording visuals UX.
Fix double click to reset knob not working.
Fix issues with some DACs not connecting.
June 14, 2021
. AKA: PEN PLOTTER SUPPORT 🎉
Move FPS setting from preferences to main application - this comes in very handy for pen plotters!
Lowered minimum FPS to 1.
Open preset file by default.
. In the menu bar go to
View > Zoom In
to zoom Modulaser - this works like a charm for bigger screens! (Requested by Danny)
Make the modulator interface responsive.
The UI now automatically snaps to different column when you're using a wide screen.
Add pulse-width modulation to square wave oscillator. (Requested by Nick)
Fix importing SVG images.
Fix rounded app corners on macOS Big Sur.
Improve readability on some buttons.
Fix weird line in simulator when "Fake limitations of a laser" is disabled.
October 1, 2020
Fix some rare MIDI crashes.
September 21, 2020
Fix projection mappings not working correctly.
September 17, 2020
make your clips strobe with one button and wow your audience! Tip: map it with MIDI.
We finally added more presets for you to start with. You can load this with
File > Open Template…
The default MIDI map for the APC40 has been improved a lot with more sensible mappings.
It is now possible to remove a MIDI mapping by right-clicking on it.
Shortcuts > Reset mixer inputs
to reset any Mixer input within the clip to 0.
When using Beyond, Modulaser now always outputs at 100% size (instead of default 30%) and ignores projection maps.
The sequencer can now go up to 24 times the BPM (previously 8).
The duplicator can now go up to 20 duplications (previously 10).
Rename LaserDock output to LaserCube.
The default preview line width is now a bit bolder.
Fix tutorial not displaying well.
June 24, 2020
macOS no longer complains about not trusting Modulaser the first time.
Fix MIDI out not sending correct values.
May 8, 2020
Import ILDA and vector files
files and put modulators on top of them to make interesting figures.
Global color overrule
; shift the colors in all your clips to another color with one knob. Ideal for live shows.
; modify how the laser outputs colors.
There is a "Test image" button now in the projection map settings now.
The clip thumbnail size can now be increased in the preferences.
Mark projection maps as favorite so you can quickly toggle between them during a live show.
November 27, 2019
MIDI clock BPM sync
! If you have a device that sends MIDI clock signals, we can now calculate the BPM from it! Enable it first in the preferences.
; this is an advanced modulator to mix multiple signals together, invert them and apply smoothing to your inputs.
; for when you want to really quickly toggle the laser output without disconnecting your DAC. Tip: use
on your keyboard to toggle!
multiple times to
sync the BPM
Precise sequencer values
; you can now enter an exact value for each sequence bar instead of only being able to drag the bars.
Duration between clips when using auto-play is now configurable in the preferences.
Double-click on a projection map name to change it.
For some DAC's you had to press the "start DAC" button twice before it would actually send laser output.
The LaserDock DAC would only work for the first time, when you would start and stop it again there would be no laser output.
Fixed a weird issue with disappearing clips after a second file is opened.
Changing the BPM by typing a new BPM in the text field was nearly impossible.
Many bugs with ILDA recording have been fixed.
May 31, 2019
Output the Modulaser display to
, awesome for your VJ'ing needs. Check out
laser DACs are now supported (Windows-only).
is now supported (Windows-only).
multiple MIDI devices
instead of previously only one.
The external display draws much nicer lines.
The external display now has a fullscreen mode, double click it to enter fullscreen.
Snap clips to the beat! Enable this first in the preferences. When enabled, it will wait to activate a clip until the beat starts again (based on BPM).
With the envelope generator, it is now possible to loop the hit button to another modulator.
Draw up to 10,000 lines instead of previously 1000 lines by using the x10 button (not recommended for lasers).
The MIDI learn mode could be very slow and sometimes lead to a crash.
Projection map settings would not be applied at startup.
May 1, 2019
, use this to modulate things with temporary triggers like note or drum hits.
When using a projection map, points outside of this map are now always removed (overscan protection). This can be disabled in the projection map settings.
More MIDI mappings; it is now possible to map the "clear layer" and "A/B" layer buttons to your MIDI device.
Recording to an ILDA file now uses ILDA format 5 and works more reliable.
The LaserDock output is more stable now (less flickering).
Ableton Link crashed on Windows in most cases.
A File->Exit program menu item was missing on Windows.
The Helios DAC did not close the shutter after stopping the DAC from Modulaser.
You no longer get rickrolled when you click on "Learn more".
April 24, 2019
Added exporting video as
MP4 or MOV
right from the app! The HAP codec is also supported (perfect for VJ software).
Ever had trouble finding where you used e.g. LFO 3? Whenever you hover over a modulator, it will now very clearly show you where that modulator is used.
Added copy/pasting clips by right-clicking on a clip or using your systems copy/paste shortcuts.
The Helios DAC did not work with lasers that have a shutter (mostly lasers from the US as far as we know).
Sometimes using a MIDI controller could result in the app being very laggy.
The app now looks better with a small display or low resolution.
April 2, 2019
Added a template with amazing presets you can open from
File > Open Template
, this can create amazing kaleidoscope-like visuals.
Added simulator line width in
Added simulator background color in
FPS can now be set in
support for file recording.
Output > External display
will now always stay in the 1:1 ratio.
Simulator performance optimization.
Fix hard to use PPS input.
Remove Windows Defender and macOS network popup warnings.
Fix black lines in simulator.
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