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…