Plogue has released sforzando, a free SFZ player powered by the ARIA Engine.
Plogue is proud to announce the release of its new and free sample player that is highly SFZ 2.0 compliant. Advanced musicians and hobbyists now have a free and powerful tool to experiment and share instruments without relying on a proprietary format.
sforzando has only one slot, no fancy UI, effects or mixers. So everything needs to be done at the SFZ text file level, no cheating. sforzando is also a name given for a sudden change in music dynamics which is represented by the “sfz” symbol.
sforzando for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS/standalone) is available to download now.
Xoxos has announced the release of Element, a free sampler/sample player instrument for Windows.
Xoxos Element sample player with dark skin (click image for light skin).
not really a sampler oc, it’s a wav player, but people often call them samplers..
loads one sample, does some loop modulation stuff, prolly more or less the same as samplers like this (eg. helios). loads 8 and 16 bit mono or stereo wavs.. and not in a fancy way, though it loads all the samples i’ve got. this was produced because i released some open source modules for synthedit to help people develop wav players.. i figured i ought to wrap one as a vst.
Wrap mode looping (‘normal looping’) with crossfade.
Bounce mode looping (forward-reverse).
Two crossfade modes: fixed time (up to 1s) or loop relative (up to entire length of loop).
4 interpolation modes: floor (‘none’), linear, cubic and hermite.
Loop position can modulate filter cutoff.
Filter modes (low, band, high, cut, peak in moog, svf or biquad).
Modulating start/end (loop or otherwise) reverses playback if end is lower than start.
Ueberschall has announced the release of a new Free Elastik Soundbank, a collection of 400 MB of high professional Ueberschall content as a free download.
The “Free Elastik Soundbank” from eleven different Ueberschall Libraries. All produced with the authentic style in mind and of course with the genuine Ueberschall quality:
- 60s Psychedelic Rock
- Ambient Lines
- Bollywood Pop
- Deep House
- Electro Pop
- Finest RnB
- Glam Rock
The whole material can be easily suite to your projects with the help of the Elastik 2 Sample Player. The sample player allows easy time-stretching and fasr & unique editing features. It also offers new ways of quick inspirations via the “random button”. One click and you can create complete new songs with the given sample material. And last but not least the Elastik plugin organizes and structures the whole Ueberschall material in a flexible browser with many filter options.
The Free Elastik Soundbank 2011 is available to download from Ueberschall.
Ueberschall has announced the availability of Looptool 2, the second volume based on the successful idea of „Looptool“, offering a completely new access to the high quality Ueberschall collection.
Looptool 2 presents Loops & Samples from 50 different soundbanks. The well-thought-out and comprehensive compilation makes Looptool 2 the ultimate collection for all-round musicians and producers. With over 2188 loops from more than 30 different genres it offers everything that is needed in the modern multimedia world of today.
Looptool 2 goes from House & Techno, Dubstep & Electro to Rock, Metal, Indie or Jazz and world music and many many more. This generous collection in one library allows an easy and fast cross-over between genres. Looptool 2 is made for fast inspiration and new song ideas.
The delivered Elastik 2 sample player offers the perfect environment for the almost 4 GB large library. The fast browser allows you to find every sample within seconds and the loopeye engine brings you the possibility to suite your material as easy as possible to every project. Additionally the Looptool 2 library is an ideal enhancement to Looptool 1. Every sample is different from each other.
The Looptool 2 Elastik Soundbank is available to purchase for 49 EUR.