Note: this post is from 2008, outbound links may be broken.
discoDSP HighLife now shareware
discoDSP has announced that HighLife is now available as shareware.
The popular sampler capable of VSTi sampling was recently released under a BSD License.
HighLife 1.4 has the following enhancements over HighLife Open Source R1, the latest remaining freeware:
- Library browser
- Disk based program managing (fxp, sfz, akp) for quick and easy access to frozen instruments.
- Frozen VSTis are stored in their own folder automatically.
- Sample content library (260 MB).
- Auto-cue marker (cue options in zone wave editor).
- SFZ opcodes “bendup”, “benddown”, “offset”, “end” supported.
- More accurate SFZ format loading.
- Sfz’s “loopstart” and “loopend” opcodes export.
- Native FXP Program save format.
- AIFF file support.
- Arrow spinners for easy navigation of VSTi program, zone and library folder files.
- * displayed in global LCD when working in Global Edit mode.
- .cfg file for recall of previous freeze settings and new library startup folder.
- Zone sample rate selector drop-down menu.
- Sample editor autotuner, sample root tunning and pitch shifter.
- File browser WAV preview (using MME).
- MIDI sustain.
- One shot sample type.
- Blackman windowing for SINC interpolations resulting in a richer sound.
- Selectable autodrum behavior under Options.
- Program Global Edit enabled by default.
- Freeze range maps top and bottom key range to the full scale.
- Freeze length ranged from 1 to 16 seconds.
- Pitchbend message reception.
- Master volume settings value is stored.
HighLife 1.4 costs 45 EUR / $69 USD (VAT included) and is available for Windows PC.
It’s a bit weird to see HighLife go from commercial to freeware, then open sourced and now back to shareware.
I wonder if I am still allowed to use my v1.4 copy I downloaded as freeware last year…