We have released the Piapro Studio NT updater.
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We have released the “Piapro Studio NT version updater”.
Please look for the update by launching Piapro Studio with menu [Help] -> [Check for Updates].
The supported version of the MIKU NT library is (full version).
If you are using an earlier version of MIKU NT (including the prototype version), please see here to update to the latest library.

<Addendum> MAR.22.2021
  We have released the update which fixes a fatal bug found in this version. Please update to this version.

For users who can’t update via automatic update, please inquire at your dealer on how to get the zip file.

InThis update focuses on fixing fatal problems (crashes/freezes, notes disappearing and becoming uneditable, etc.) during pitch editing and other editing operations.

In addition, the following various issues have been fixed.

  • The rendering waveform in front of the short Sil/Asp note disappears.
  • Disturbance in the display of some pitch curves (*1)
  • Various problems with vibrato settings.
  • Various problems related to vibrato settings ・When multiple notes are selected, parameters cannot be changed in the “Note Settings” panel.
  • When vibrato is applied to a stretched (“-“) note, the Depth/Rate bar in the vibrato track cannot be manipulated.
  • There is a problem with the note length when the lyric/phonetic symbol is changed to Sil/Asp.
  • The portamento setting is not saved to the ppsf file correctly.
  • Some automation curves are not displayed correctly.
  • Some automation curves are not displayed properly.
  • A problem where opening the E.V.E.C/Vibrato setting may cause a crash if the resolution of the [Windows] font has been changed.
  • The problem that tracks are not displayed when loading PPS ver.2 files that contain multiple tracks.
  • Problem when loading a VSQX file that contains empty tracks.
  • Problem with crash/freeze after authentication at first start
  • The playback bar does not update during real-time playback and appears to be stopped.
  • Problems with noise in synthesized sound (*2)
  • Problems when using Cubase as a host (*3)

The development team is still working on the following issues, and will make further updates as soon as possible.

Sil / Asp note issues (*1)

(A) Interference of backward consonants beyond the Sil / Asp note
 As shown below, when a short Sil / Asp note is inserted, “the consonant part of the backward note exceeds the Sil / Asp note and interferes with the forward note” may occur.
 In this case, even though the phrase is separated by the Sil / Asp note, the waveform areas after synthesis will intersect and interfere, and one of the rendered waveforms may disappear. (This is often the forward rendered waveform.)
(A) If the waveform is not displayed, the sound will still be played in real time.

(B) Part of the pitch curve becomes stair-stepped
In the case of (A) above, or when the distance between notes between Sil/Asp is short, even if the consonant areas do not overlap, the pitch curve of the preceding note may appear to descend in a staircase near the end.

Even if the pitch curve is like this, it has almost no effect on the sound produced because it is at the end of the note and for a very short time.

Problem with noise in synthesized sound (*2)

Depending on the environment of your PC, noise may be mixed in the playback sound or exported audio file.

Problems when Cubase is the host (*3)

When Cubase is the host, the following symptoms may occur depending on the environment of the PC you are using.
Suddenly returning to the host’s playback position during Piapro Studio local playback
Piapro Studio local play/stop operation using the spacebar is treated as a play/stop operation on the Cubase side.

The above (*2) and (*3) will be improved gradually, but please try the following methods.

  • Turn on background rendering, and wait until rendering is completely completed before continuing.
  • Turn off sample sound playback.
  • Increase the size of the audio buffer to a larger value such as 2048.