TL;DR summary: downgrade to V1.61 if you still have the old installer files. Fortunately I’ve saved mine (and the voice databases) into a dedicated backup-folder just in case.
My problems (with the VSTi at least):
- random results. Example: I have a song which has 2x the text “many drinks”. The first one sounds right, the second one sounds “nrinks”, no matter what I try. Yes, there’s NO “d” in there. In this (easy) case I was able to fix that by spelling it “trinks”. In other cases there was NO solution at all
- I had to fix about 20 of those issues just to notice that when I re-listen to the song additional NEW problems showed up
- and now the BIG showstopper: after I had (more or less) fixed everything and it sounded almost good again in my DAW I rendered the song to disk and there were again NEW issues.
I have wasted about 12 hours trying to get the sound back I already had and it never worked 100%, so I went back to the 1.6.1 version.
Steps to go back to V1.61:
- locate the old V1.61 setup file. The setup-file is always named svstudio-pro-setup.exe, so you have to start it to see which version it is. Cancel the installation after you’ve found the version number
- uninstall Synthesizer V
- there’s no uninstall entry for the voice databases, so you have to do this “by hand”: locate the folder with the voice databases, it’s a folder named “databases” and usually somewhere under “Program Files”. Delete or rename that folder.
- install and register the old version of Synthesizer V and the old voice databases. Do NOT install the voice databases into the old folder, create/chose a different one. Attention: I’ve also tried V1.61 with the newest voice databases, and it crashed my DAW when I loaded the old projects.
So, I hope that this helps someone to NOT waste as much time as I did.