Release Notes 5.3

64bit builds: (5.3.0.14092) Windows 10 and later and (5.3.0.14093) macOS 10.14 or later.

This update adds support to Loupedeck Live S Streaming console and includes new features like multi-toggle custom action and AppleScript -action. This release also includes numerous small improvements and bug fixes.

 

What's new in 5.3

  • Support for Loupedeck Live S Streaming Console
  • New Custom Action: Multi-toggle (macOS & Windows)
  • AppleScript (macOS)
  • New Custom Action: Open Application (now for macOS)
  • Updated default profiles for macOS
  • New layer of security for the OBS Plugin
  • Fix for the issue with mac M1-computers that caused high CPU and memory usage


Hardware Support (UI v.5)  

  • Loupedeck CT
  • Loupedeck Live
  • Loupedeck Live S
  • Razer Stream Controller

Loupedeck+ users - Please use software version 5.1 to ensure best compatibility 

Software Support (macOS & Windows)

  • Ableton Live 11
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe Audition
  • Adobe Lightroom Classic
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop 2022
  • Camera Raw (only Photoshop)
  • Adobe Premiere Pro (2021 or newer)
  • Capture One
  • Spotify Premium
  • OBS Studio (v28.0 or later)
  • Philips Hue (Bridge)

Software Support (macOS only)

  • Final Cut Pro 
  • MacOS

Software Support (Windows only)

  • Streamlabs (v0.20 or later)
  • Windows
  • vMix 

Improvements (General)

System

  • New settings:
    • Dial Display setting especially for Live S (Device Configuration / Live S)
    • Launch Loupedeck automatically upon startup (General Settings)
  • Improved profile import: automatically detect target application (if possible)
  • Improved telemetry data collection
    • More information and “On” switch at: File\Settings\Global Settings\Analytics
  • Information on asset installation failures has been improved

Benutzeroberfläche

  • Support for multi-state plugin actions
  • Selected device (in UI) is now sustained when entering the marketplace
  • "Edit Icon" title added to icon editor
  • Updated icon for resize-tool
  • MacOS: Updated UI-icons
  • Clarification added on how to use the Run Action with parameters
  • Groups (e.g., in the action panel) have been renamed as folders
  • Zoom UI buttons have been added to the UI device desktop area (bottom left)

Device

  • New Device: Loupedeck Live S

Actions & Adjustments

  • New actions & adjustments:
    • Multi-toggle Custom Action
      • Chain up to five actions into one button (activate next action per button press)
    • LEDbrightness (Device Actions\Device Settings\Device Appearance\>)
    • ResetLEDBrightness (Device Actions\Device Settings\Device Appearance\>)
  • Backlight adjustment moved under ..\device settings\device appearance\>
  • Improved moving, copying and pasting of MIDI-actions within the Action panel
  • “Activate” action folder has been hidden (assigned actions still work)
    • Custom Action “Open Application” replaces Activate-commands.
  • Renamed "Do not rotate Display" to "Reset Display Rotation"
  • Auto-fill icon for “Open Application” custom action
  • Improved profile-actions: Already-made actions can now be edited
  • Created action folder now automatically goes to “rename”-state
  • Possibility to have action settings (availability depends on the plugin)
  • Device navigation actions (from OS-action tab) are moved to Loupedeck Device Actions
  • Improved the macro action action editor so that adding an action step is more clear for the user
  • “Open Application” editor’s application drop-down opens when starting to type

MacOS specific

  • New Custom Action:
    • Open Application
  • New Action
    • AppleScript
  • “Media Stop” action was removed (as it does not exist within the macOS)
  • The following adjustments and actions were renamed:
    • "Brightness" to "Brightness (Laptop)"
    • "Brightness Down " to "Brightness Down (Laptop)"
    • "Brightness Up" to "Brightness Up (Laptop)"

SDK

  • Updates to RunCommand (virtual ApplyAdjustment method)
  • Example SDK plugin code has now more comments
  • exe has been improved
    • Using longer command names
    • Creates installable lplug4 file (“pack” command)
  • exe has been removed from Windows installer
    • Plugin developers get the plugin tool from GitHub)

Windows specific

  • Action “Alt+Tab” renamed as “Task Switcher”
  • Rename the following adjustments and actions:
    • "Brightness" to "Brightness (Laptop)"
    • "Reset Brightness" to "Reset Brightness (Laptop)”

Sonstiges

  • Onboarding wizard has “What’s New in version...” info-page
  • Direct download-links included into the upcoming “New Version Available” notification

 


Improvements (Plugin)

Ableton Live

  • Default Live S profile

After Effects

  • Default Live S profile
  • Action panel clean-up: Folder structure re-arranged to include subfoldering

Audition

  • Default Live S profile

Capture One

  • Default Live S profile

Final Cut Pro

  • Default Live S profile

Illustrator

  • Default Live S profile

Lightroom

  • Default Live S profile

MacOS

  • New default profiles for CT, Live and Live S

OBS

  • Websocket connection is now password protected.
  • Renamed Scenes, Sources and Scene Collections to Scene, Source and Scene Collection.
  • Optimized performance for getting information on changed items.

Photoshop

  • Default Live S profile

Premiere Pro

  • Default Live S profile

Streaming

  • Default Live S profile

Streamlabs

  • Scene, Source, Audio and Audio Mute descriptions updated.

Twitch

  • Some action names and descriptions updated

vMix

  • Default Live S profile

Windows

  • Default Live S profile


Bug Fixes (General)

Benutzeroberfläche

  • Icon editor had too much spacing when resized
  • Icon editor is now positioned better vertically
  • After selecting a profile in the UI, the correct (home or active) workspace button is now highlighted
  • In some cases press-only dials were presented as empty
  • Fixed an issue which caused the Loupedeck software to close and not to restart after switching to Classic UI
  • “Up To Date” text in plugin control no longer acts as a link
  • Unified behaviour of Enter and Esc buttons
  • Sound-action could not be found by search
  • UI no longer keeps on running after Loupedeck is stopped from the tray
  • Creating MIDI-action no longer creates an extra folder

System

  • Issues with CT Wheel widgets are now fixed
  • In some cases mismatch with selected device (in UI) and connected device caused a blank screen
  • Backlight level no longer resets after restarting Loupedeck software
  • In some cases UI crashed when adding another default profile for the same plugin
  • Declaining telemetry no longer causes device-freezing

Actions & Adjustments

  • Created Dial Adjustments are now saved on a correct action folder
  • Incorrect hover-text for MIDI adjustment fixed

Bug Fixes (Plugin)

Ableton Live

  • Clip Launch mode has been restored

MacOS

  • Issue with mac M1-computers, that caused high CPU and memory usage has been resolved
  • Issue launch the Loupedeck software from the from the applications folder has been resolved
  • Issue for Visual Studio users that caused the device to freeze after waking up from sleep mode has been resolved
  • In some cases copy-paste created a clone that was not editable independently from the original action.
  • Delay on scrolling action panel when switching between actions reduced
  • Troubleshooter works now on BigSur
  • Low performance issue after wake up is fixed

Lightroom

  • Wheel widgets have been restored
  • The nonworking modes and workspaces that were hidden in the Workspace drop-down menu have been fixed

OBS

  • Browser sources can now be added/controlled through the “Volume Mixer” action
  • General Audio was not available in some cases, but has now been resolved

Philips Hue

  • For some users, the plugin was not visible after installing 5.2.1, but this has now been resolved
  • Color adjustment is no longer visible for non-color lamps.

Streamlabs

  • Some assigned adjustment were not visible on the action box

 


Known Issues

Allgemein

  • MacOS: In cases where two versions of a supported application are installed, the non-active version may start when Loupedeck uses press actions.  
  • In some circumstances Loupedeck+ may not wake up after (OS) sleep mode  
  • Live2D and LibreOffice apps with custom profiles are not recognized by Loupedeck
  • Occasionally, Loupedeck Live devices remain active while locked screens are locked (Win OS)
  • Developers may not be able to sign in to the cloud environment
  • No translation is available for Marketplace's "no internet connection" notification (in any language).
  • Using Search doesn’t highlight the “Custom” tab even if “Custom” contains search hits in the Stored Custom Actions folder
  • Transparent icons, or icons with black background, don’t blend in on the CT wheel but appear grey on black background
  • When Loupedeck+ or Loupedeck Original are connected, access to the UI is not possible
  • In the UI, profile changes in the task bar menu do not always reflect the active application
  • Custom Groups can only be deleted when they are empty of actions

Custom Adjustments

  • "Optional action before" adjustment cannot be removed. The workaround is to change the action type to e.g., "Run" and then back to "Shortcut"

Ableton Live

  • Plugin support for Ableton Live 10 must be installed manually from the Loupedeck Support pages. 
  • “Clip Launch Mode” – control center scales incorrectly on Live S console

After Effects

  • Some shortcut actions do not work with After Effects being installed in different language than English
  • After Effects v22.3 or higher is not supported on M1 Mac (support will be added in next release)

Audition

Capture One

  • Some icons are not shown (e.g., Set Rating) 
  • Loupedeck+ / Loupedeck Original: Control Dial / Crop does not work 
  • Brush tool is not opened when the action is used (affects windows users)
  • Crop Tool does not initiate when action is used (affects windows users)

Final Cut Pro

  • Localization (translation of action names) is temporarily disabled

Illustrator

  • For shortcut actions that include Shift key, Shift is not always executed. It affects mainly the selection of “Tools”.

Lighroom Classic

  • Masking workspace is empty for old profiles (article on how to fix)
  • Pressing Home button in masking does not return to develop mode
  • Some brush parameters are missing from the action list 
  • ‘Activate Crop Tool by Rotation’ has inconsistent behavior 
  • Filtering actions are affected on CT/Live if Rating/Col. button has been pressed on Loupedeck+ 
  • Actions from Keyboard group do not work

Twitch

  • Viewer Count – widget does not work

OBS Studio

  • Windows: If OBS Studio is restarted a few seconds after having closed it the Loupedeck will not connect as it has not finished disconnecting from the previous instance (5.0.3)
  • Changing scene collections has a chance to break functionality
  • Icons might not get updated on Loupedeck boot

Philips Hue

  • When using the Control Center, the following actions might disappear right after they have been used: Brightness, Hue, Color Temperature
  • Long Press does not function
  • LIVE S: Color Temperature adjustment not available in Control Centers

Photoshop

  • Dynamic pages cannot be added using the new UI 
  • Loupedeck+, Loupedeck Original: None of the main dials are working
    (Dials work in Camera Raw) 
  • ACR Tools cannot be closed (lack of API support from Photoshop)

Photoshop (Camera Raw) 

  • Color Grading is not functioning 
  • Zoom-out zooms-in if Finnish language/keyboard is selected 
  • Adjusting Grain amount is not functioning
  • Closing a tool by pressing on the icon is not functioning

Premiere Pro

  • On version older than 14.0, Run Script Error messages shows constantly preventing use of Loupedeck. This is not an issue with later versions of Premiere Pro.
    (Troubleshooting article for more info)

Spotify Premium

  • For some users: “Cannot adjust volume, no active playback device”
  • Sign out from Spotify linking and sign back in

vMix

  • Dynamic control centers (input switcher, audio mixer etc.) might not recognize new inputs that are introduced during a session. Restarting the Loupedeck software resolves the issue.
  • Some of the dynamic control centers do not scale correctly on Live S streaming console touch buttons.