• Fixed a potential bug for the autoLogin feature
  • Renamed Discussions to Comments to make the separation from the forum clearer
  • placed a link to corresponding Forum Help pages from the Planner, Sketch a Patch and TrueGrid

Merged Discussions into the Forum

Discussions are gone. Two commenting sections where overkill.
You can still comment on module/patches/racks but everything will be piped into the forum.
This keeps the code base slim.

And also every feature of the forum is now available in the former discussion pages like the search function, media embeds, emoticons and quotes.


  • Switched Module Detail pages to Markdown
  • Switched Manufacturer pages to Markdown
  • fixed a Bug where comments on private racks leaked in the forum

Somehow the Core API Team of Chrome/Google decided to change the WebAudioAPI. This broke TrueGrid.
I am not angry , in fact they did some necessary refactoring of the code.
I tried to migrate all the changes and at least TrueGrid is working again.
And amazingly it also works in Firefox, now (well, kind off, but promising).
Btw, I played a bit with TrueGrid today and browsed through the patches and had a lot of fun.
Some of them are really nice!
Note to myself: I should definitely spend some time to improve this part of MG.
It had such a good start but stalled a bit ...


It should be possible now to embed private Soundcloud links.
Copy the secret link from the Share menu of the track to do that.


Fixed the "frozen module" bug in the planner on iOS8 devices.


Unicorn Accounts and 500 series universe is online


Fixed some issues on the Rack and Patch browsers pagina which prevented to go back to page 1.


ModularGrid has some new advanced module search features!

  • Show/hide "other/unknown" manufacturers
  • Filter by Build Type for DIY or assembled modules
  • Find a module with two function properties like dual AND VCA

The text input field of the module browser formerly only searched in the module name and description.
Now it also searches for manufacturer names.
This should help to prevent the upload of duplicates because several users reported "module didn't show up in the search".


SSL/Https Encoding

I implemented https a while ago and wanted to test the site in deep before announcing it. But Google was faster and redirects directly to https if you coming from their search.
So, yeah, it should work in general.
Your browser will show the "broken lock" on some pages where content is included from the non-secure CDN server, though.
Regardless, you are save to login with your password from dubious Bangkok WLAN spots when in urge to check for latest modules on your holiday vacation.


Show/hide "other/unknown" manufacturers is now set to show by default to prevent the upload of duplicates recently because users "could not find the module".


Checking incomplete power consumption specs

This feature adds a warning in Rack view under the power consumption stats, if modules of a Rack have missing power specs.

Display missing values

All power related values are displayed in the Popover so it's easier to find what is missing.

New Module field "is passive"

To exclude passive modules like mults from the incomplete power consumption alert they can be flagged as a passive module.


Rack Data Sheets

At the power consumption stats under your Rack you find a link to the Data Sheet.
It's a spreadsheet like table with all modules in your Rack.

  • You can see instantly which power specs are missing (a click on the questionmark leads to the edit form)
  • You can sort the columns to find the widest, deepest and most power consuming module.
  • You can see power consumption per row

Renamed private modules to unlisted modules and added a red alert text to the upload form.
This should make it clearer that modules are always accessible for everyone if the URL is known, even if they have the unlisted flag.


TrueGrid MIDI fixed

I think there may be only two people in the world who use this, but for those I can happily report that the TrueGrid MIDI feature is working again!
As a reminder how to get it going:

  • it still only works in Google Chrome
  • you have to check the Enable Web MIDI API option by typing chrome://flags in your browser address bar
  • make sure your MIDI interface is connected and running BEFORE you start the browser
  • if in doubt restart the browser
  • browse to TrueGrid (MIDI)/Growling MIDI Bass
  • select the MIDI port at the bottom of the screen

I had weird fun connecting TrueGrid with my Octatrack...


Marketplace

The ModularGrid Marketplace is an area where private persons can trade their modules. The Marketplace is also tightly integrated in ModularGrids search engine and lets you run complex searches on offers via the Module Browser. A convenient notify function alerts you if someone offers a module you desire.


Universe Selector in the Navigation Bar

Switch to an other modular universe from everywhere with the new Universe Selector


Patch Editor Auto Update Screenshots

Fixed a long time bug, where screenshots in the patch editor did not change when you edited the rack.
This should work now.


Performance Improvement

Streamlined the homepage for improved loading time, optimized views for mobile devices


Mark usernames in the forum

Prepend an @ to a username in a post and a link to the users profile page will be generated, e.g. @modulargrid

Stricter validation for usernames

We had a very loose validation schema for usernames. For security reasons from no on only alphanumeric characters and numbers are allowed.
No spaces, Umlauts, Parenthesis etc.
Existing usernames stay the way they are until those users change anything in their profile (email, password). Then they have to adapt their username to the new rules as well.


Swap Rows

Unicorn members can now easily swap entire rows in the planner.


minor cosmetic changes to the module detail view


Swap Rows

Unicorn members can now easily swap entire rows in the planner.
-- modulargrid
Yes, this is a really useful feature! Thanks a lot.

A Eurocrack Pusher: "The first time is for free" ;)

Bump Marketplace Offers

If you edit an offer it will be bumped (bring up my post) to the top of the list.

Approved Manufacturer Specs

Manufacturer can approve the specs of their modules and lock them from further editing by users.
This should increase safety of power specs and prevent upload wars for the nicest panel graphic.
Approved specs are tagged with a nice seal icon which took me hours to make so you better like it.
E.G. https://www.modulargrid.net/e/gezeiten-ultima-ratio


Migrated to new Server

Moved entire project to a new server platform.
Two weeks work in one sentence.

Updated YouTube API to V3

Embedding of videos in the Module detail pages was using deprecated Google API V2. Says Google.
Updated to V3. Nothing visible changed but Google is pleased again.


A nicer Theme Selector

If you create or edit a Rack, all selectable themes are displayed in a clickable gallery.


Did some mini tweaks.
The marketplace template includes now a code snippet to embed images from photo sites like imgur.
Funny enough some guys already commented on that template photo.
http://imgur.com/gallery/j0kjuWv


1U support for Eurorack

Look here: https://www.modulargrid.net/e/forum/posts/index/757

Also: Layout of the module browser has changed a bit to better display 1U modules.


We introduced Unicorn Accounts one year ago.
Unicorn Account users now get a reminder in their message box, when their accounts are close to expire.


Added Switzerland as a region in the marketplace.


marketplace automatic cleanup

All offers older than three month will be automatically deleted.
The sellers will be informed via private message beforehand, so they have a chance to b.u.m.p. their offers (and prevent the deletion).


new rack theme: Geeklapeeno Cluster

the Cluster is a modular enclosing for your ... modular.
Checkout the real thing here: http://www.geeklapeeno.com/


Retina Resolution

We have high image resolution for the module browser, module detail view and the rack planner.


Hey, I'm a manufacturer of modules and wondering how to make plugins for TrueGrid? I don't see docs or links source repo anywhere?


Hey, I'm a manufacturer of modules and wondering how to make plugins for TrueGrid? I don't see docs or links source repo anywhere?

-- elmood

Development for TrueGrid is on hold, the project was too ambitious. I am thinking about open source it, but even have to put some effort into that too. Because code is undocumented and a mess, of course ...


Markdown Preview for the module edit form

Since quite a while the text for module descriptions can be styled with Markdown Syntax.
Now we have a preview button next to the textarea in the module add and edit form.
It works exactly like the forum preview.
This should prevent the large amount of versions which are generated each time the data is saved.


Module Collections

Unicorn Users can now favorite modules they own. From this My Modules list it's way easier and quicker to add them to the planner. It's still possible to filter the My Modules list, e.g. "show me my VCAs".

New module property: Product Lifecycle

Modules have a new property Product Lifecycle with the dimensions Concept, In Production and Discontinued. If enough modules are tagged, this will go into a search filter.

Message Manufacturers

There was some trouble with manufacturers who lock/approve their modules but have the specs incomplete.
Now there is a message button on the module detail page where you can get in touch with them.

Remove Module Rating

If you have accidentally rated a module you can undo that by simply clicking on the rate button again in the module finder.

Bugfix

Show exotic modules a.k.a. "other/unknowns" filter was broken, works again


Filter for module property: Product Lifecycle

Filter for Concept, Currently Available and Discontinued
The setting Property Unassigned shows unassigned Modules, so that it's easier to tag them.

Add all to My Modules

With the new function Add all to My Modules it's easy to populate the My Modules list from a current rack.
You can find in the Edit DropDown menu.

Counter for search results

If you search for modules the quantity of results will be displayed.


Filter for module property: Product Lifecycle

Filter for Concept, Currently Available and Discontinued
The setting Property Unassigned shows unassigned Modules, so that it's easier to tag them.

Add all to My Modules

With the new function Add all to My Modules it's easy to populate the My Modules list from a current rack.
You can find in the Edit DropDown menu.

Counter for search results

If you search for modules the quantity of results will be displayed.
-- modulargrid

All great features!
Just tried the collection, works great.
Thank you !-))


eBay right now

On the modules detailpages you see a list of offers on eBay for the current module.


A bigger boat

ModularGrid moved to a new server. Everything is multiplicated by 3 and overall experience should feel a tad snappier now.


New sort features

  1. You can sort by Manufacturer and Depth
  2. Click twice to reverse the sort order

  1. ...sort by ...Depth
  2. Click twice to reverse...
    -- modulargrid

Great, been waiting for both of these. That's some serious gain in usefulness right there. Especially for us folks with shallow cases (1. ) and considering that you cannot just jump to the end of the (dynamic) list (2.).
Thanks a heap!


Thanks a heap!

-- wiggler55550

Thanks, although now it's pretty obvious that a lot of modules miss entries for depth.


It is, and was before at least for those who care enough. Same case with power requirements. So now that you gave us better db capabilities the question is: How do we convince submitters do create complete module records? Maybe records should only be approvable/lockable when the basic data is complete?


Maybe records should only be approvable/lockable when the basic data is complete?
-- wiggler55550

Only the manufacturers can lock their modules. If they don't care about complete and reliable specs all is lost
There is a message button on that Seal of Approvement. It's a hot wire to the manufacturer. Shout at them.

I would love to see better Product Lifecycle data. Maybe we make an announcement for a MG Data Day or something.
I mean there are 20000 users and only max 8000 modules. All data could be solid on one weekend. At least one can dream.


Space Guides

Hover over a module in the planner and see how much space is available to the left and right.
Works also on drag'n'drop, on all formats and 1U.
There is a Space Guides on/of function to disable it, similar to the Popover states.


Works great, thanks :-)


Selectable Panel Images

  • The feature let's you select old archived panel images from the rack view.
  • Modules, which have archived panel images available have two arrows to select them.
  • The default status of a module panel image is HEAD. That is the behavior everybody knows. If someone uploads a new panel image that will be the new HEAD. It will overwrite the old panel and be displayed in your rack.
  • If you select an older panel with the arrow buttons this panel will be automatically locked for your rack and it will not be overwritten by future changes.
  • The first panel you select is always the same than the HEAD, only that it is locked.

I did some changes to make the UI more compact so that it is possible to edit panels even for 1U modules.

Caveat:

  • In many cases the different facepanels are not different at all, because users uploaded them again for technical or whatever reasons.
  • If you upload a new panel image that will still overwrite everybody's HEAD.

TLDR; there are two arrow buttons to change the panels images.


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