[Synapse 3 update] // 18-Mar-2019 // Release announcement

Discussion in 'Razer Synapse 3 Beta' started by Razer_TheFiend, Mar 18, 2019.

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  1. Razer_TheFiend

    Razer_TheFiend Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Hello everyone!

    Today brings a major feature update for Synapse 3. All the stuff that we had put on hold months ago, is now gradually being released.

    General features -

    • Global Shortcuts - Allows defining custom-shorcuts which work across any device-profile. (think Fn+1, Fn+2, Fn+3 to do different things/macro stuff/switch to different profiles, regardless of which profile you're currently in).
    • Chroma in Systray - Now change your Chroma Studio effects from the Systray icon, without having to open Synapse.
    • Chroma App active message - Disables Synapse lighting controls when a Chroma App has control over device lighting. No more complaints about being unable to apply device lighting with certain (Chroma-integrated) games.
    • Switch lighting and profile with single keybind - available under switch profile
    • Profile switching - New options to switch to next/previous, cycle up/down.
    • Profile switching - Now allows switching to specific lighting effect together with the device profile (using a single keybind).
    • Inter-device mappings - Change settings for one device using keys/buttons on a different device.

    Chroma Visualizer module
    A spectrogram visualizer, works across all Chroma-enabled devices (including Chroma Connect devices and Synapse 2 devices).

    New Chroma Studio Effects -

    Wheel - Circular "Wave" effect
    Properties :
    • Center point - center of rotation for the wheel. Only one center-point allowed per layer.
    • Speed - degrees of rotation per second.
    • Direction - self explanatory

    Ambient Awareness - Captures colors on your screen and applies it to your devices
    Properties :
    • Region - Allows you to select a specific area of the monitor to capture. The selected screen-area is automatically "stretch-fit" to your LED selection. If you select only 1 LED, it will give you the color average of the entire selected screen area.
    • Blend - Sharper setting gives you more "dynamic" spread of colors, blurred setting gives you a more "relaxed" average color.

    [NOTE] - Users with Optimus/Switchable graphics technologies may need to fiddle with their GPU settings to get this to work.

    Audio Meter - Just like audio meter of analog consoles, it gives your a colorful representation of the current audio level.

    Properties :
    • Color - The color transition from "low" audio-level to "high" audio-level.
    • Color Boost - A direct multiplier if your music source is a bit too quiet or a bit too loud.
    • Decay - How fast the color should decay from its peak level.

    Chroma Studio Improvements. :

    • Wave/Ripple - Added a new "start" option which lets you trigger the effect only from selected keys (the option to trigger it on any input still exists).
    • Wave - Updated the "speed" implementation so it doesn't change when devices in the wave are disconnected (you may see a speed difference of upto ~10% as a side-effect).
    • Starlight - Added "density" option"
    • Reactive - "Random" color option
    • Spectrum Cycling - Now customize your own pattern.
    Last edited: Apr 3, 2019
  2. Razer_TheFiend

    Razer_TheFiend Well-Known Member Staff Member

    FAQ : Kicking off an FAQ for this release with some questions that some of you might have. Will update this post later with more, as they come along.

    What about <insert device name> for Synapse 3?
    As communicated previously, all legacy device work will remain suspended until Synapse 3 can be brought to the level of quality and features that meets everyone's expectations (including our own). I can't comment any further than that.

    Why can't I use "Alt" as a modifier in Global Shortcuts?
    We tried allowing "Alt" in global shortcuts, but then realized CSGO dev John McDonald knows what he's talking about, and had to disallow it. As it stands now, you are allowed combinations of these 5 modifiers : Left/Right Ctrl, Left/Right shift, Hypershift.

    Why can't I record any input in Global Shortcuts?
    Chances are that you're trying to record inputs on a device that isn't available on Synapse 3. Please ensure that the device being used to record inputs is Synapse 3 enabled. Inputs from non-Synapse 3 devices will not be recognized.

    Why isn't the center point for Wheel marked at the exact point I select?

    This is expected. The underlying lighting matrix in Chroma Studio is (obviously) a lot lower resolution than your monitor. The center will snap to the nearest Chroma "cell" to give you an accurate representation of the center.
    Last edited: Apr 3, 2019
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  3. okonietoperza

    okonietoperza Active Member

    Okay now I really need the 2017 Blade 14" to be compatible with Synapse 3 :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

    Nice! Great changes
  4. Sakura_Rozu

    Sakura_Rozu New Member

    so i installed this update and now my hyperflux manba mouse pad lights doesnt work anymore. i tried rebooting restarting and same thing. the mouse lights up normally but not the pad. is there a way to downgrade till this is fixed? ty

    also please support the razer chroma mug drives me nuts to have two programs and i cant even sync it
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2019
  5. Jenjar

    Jenjar Well-Known Member

    Very nice update! Glad to see there is a visualizer integrated into Synapse 3 now (and that it works with Synapse 2 & Chroma Connect products).
    Quick question, my Thermaltake Pure Plus 12 fans only have the audio meter, static, breathing and spectrum cycle effects preloaded, and there is no wave effect unless I create one in the chroma studio. Is it possible that a wave effect will be added?.
  6. RocketSkates93

    RocketSkates93 Well-Known Member

    When I first read this I actually thought that it meant finally adding more legacy devices lol. I would really like to see the Orbweaver added if there isn't going to be a new mechanical keypad any time soon.

    Great job on the release announcement though. It's definitely quicker than the previous one. Here's hoping that Synapse 3 will finally graduate from beta.
  7. Archeria

    Archeria Member

    The Chroma Visualizer module works so much better with the Thermaltake Fans than the KeyboardVisualizer, Thank you :heart:
    But pls increase the "gain"-option, so it works also, when you listen to quiet music(1-10 isnt enough).
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  8. T21STCPG

    T21STCPG Well-Known Member

  9. ntreik

    ntreik New Member

    I have a problem with chroma visualizer, it asks to be enabled in chroma connect but it doesnt appear there.

    Also Doom, Rise of tomb raider and deadcells not appearing in chroma connect and profiled dont work. Only elder scrolls online appears in list and its working.
    this happened after update
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2019
  10. PT.Singer

    PT.Singer Jedi Master

    Hey, @RazerThe_Fiend, is there a list of products (including legacy) that will work with the new lighting effects, or should we assume that if it works with Synapse 3, it will be able to make use of the new Chroma goodness?
  11. Razer_TheFiend

    Razer_TheFiend Well-Known Member Staff Member

    They will work with every single device supported in Synapse 3. :)

    The whole point of making lighting effects "software only" (rather than saving them on the device firmware) in Synapse 3. It allows us to be continue supporting older devices with new features (including lighting effects).
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2019
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  12. Nedrapter

    Nedrapter New Member

    Where is the new global hotkeys function? I can't seem to find it.
  13. Razer_TheFiend

    Razer_TheFiend Well-Known Member Staff Member

    It's a link on the dashboard.

  14. BlackFireDragon

    BlackFireDragon Well-Known Member

    First i will start with this :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye: Great update a lot of new fetures like visualiaser that work perfect with razer devices and lights that provide by hue this give amazing effect overall and the app turn on feture for this module is amazing i can pin itunes and dont dont open anything :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye: New awernes effect also great work i dont need anymore to open huesync just to have dynamic lightning in game that is not supported at combalibile games :) In few words i say keep that track becose for now it's one of the best update that we users get ^^

    But i i have issue and on systemtray icon i dont see a studio tab ;/
  15. Signet145

    Signet145 New Member

    Help! The newest update broke how my Tartarus V2 Chroma works now. I use the d-pad on the Tartarus V2 Chroma as my movement keys (mapped to up/down/left/right keys). I also use "shift" to sprint and "ctrl" as push-to-talk in games. Since updating to this latest version, now I can no longer move (up/down/left/right) in games when I have pressed Shift or Ctrl first. This doesn't impact my Blackwidow Ultimate keyboard, just my Tartarus gamepad.

    If I'm already moving forward (i.e., holding the d-pad forward) it will let me hit Shift and actually sprint. So, it appears that hitting "up" + "shift" works, but not "shift" + "up" (the order matters). Is there anyway to roll-back this version? Or ??
  16. PalZer0

    PalZer0 Member

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  17. Cardnyl223

    Cardnyl223 New Member

    Why is so much development time being spent on lighting functions when there are core aspects of the macro module that simply do not work like the previous version of this software. Its currently impossible to build a looped macro that waits a specified delay before repeating because you don't allow any means of inserting a timed delay into a macro. If the software presently allows us to control the timing for press and release of a key then why is it so difficult to add an option to insert a delay into a sequence of keystrokes?
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  18. Azarath-00

    Azarath-00 New Member

    Awesome update, the AA effect is purrrfect!

    I'm having an issue though, my keyboard's(Black Widow X Chroma) lighting freezes including the num/caps lock lights. hope it will get fixed soon ^^

    Kudos on the update, its a dream come true ^^
  19. Spartanx9

    Spartanx9 New Member

    Good to know that this isn't only affecting me. I am also having the same issue where I cannot use any sort of dpad buttons if I were to use shift or control first. This also includes redefined buttons as well. I put I on up to test if it was something going out. Pressing Shift + up with both buttons on the tartarus didn't produce a I, but pressing up without a shift pressed on the tartarus produced i. Pressing shift on my keyboard and pressing up on the Tartarus produced I perfectly.

    Please fix this asap as it's cruicial to have these already muscle memoried buttons work.
  20. Archeria

    Archeria Member

    I thought you cant control the brightness from a 3rd party device with synapse 3. But now, with the new Visualizer it works. Why is there no other option to control the brightness(Thermaltake Fans) except in the Visualizer.
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