TX16Wx now supports conditional group trigger switching, using controllers, modulators, round-robin, random, tempo and MIDI key sources as conditionals. Also, the file browser now allows in-place preview of sound data in programs to make sound mapping and editing quicker.
Changes in TX16Wx v2.10 RC
Added group note switching (key-based, round-robin, random, modulator).
Added delay / chorus / flanger / wah.
Added modulated “delay” parameter to groups.
Added preview functionality to file browser.
Added displayed octave offset setting.
Added “triplets” to tempo sync modes.
Improved menu handling to better indicate allowed operations.
Improved memory footprint for send FX.
Improved LFO precision.
SFZ import now reads keyboard switching parameters.
Most sample editor operations can now transform on several waves at once.
Groups created from “separate” and “split” commands are now named from waves.
Fixed setting split loop through context menu not working.
Fixed SFZ import not reading volume correctly.
Fixed matrix names not shown in MIDI note names.
Fixed MIDI note names not updating in StudioOne.
The release candidate is available to download now for Windows (32/64bit). TX16Wx Pro is scheduled for release during early 2013, pre-orders are available for 80 EUR (commercial license) / 20 EUR (non-commercial license).
Beat magazine has announced it is offering Roaar, a collection of 250 MB free sounds of the MiniBrute analog synthesizer by Arturia.
Kein Geringerer als Arturias MiniBrute diente als Klangquelle für eine ganz außergewöhnliche Sound-Sammlung. Satte 250 MB Multi-Samples hat unser Sound-Guru Marco Scherer in zwölf erlesenen Patches für den „Zampler“ aufbereitet und dabei die analoge Kiste bis zum Äußersten getrieben.
Das Ergebnis ist eine Sound-Bibliothek, die nicht nur die Klanggewalt des MiniBrute beeindruckend herausarbeitet, sondern sich auch in vielen elektronischen Stilen einsetzen lässt.
Roaar includes 12 presets by Marco Scherer and is available as an open SFZ format for use in the Zampler player. The sample pack is available to Beat Facebook fans.
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.
Mildon Studios has released the Pringles Drumkit SFZ, a free sound library featuring the sounds of a pringles can.
It’s natural for us musicians to turn everyday objects (or snacks) into musical instruments, it’s in our blood. But even non-musicians can easily discover the musical potential of a half-empty can of Pringles. Listen to this delicious demo.
This famous canister starts crackling as soon as it leaves the table and doesn’t stop until you put it back down. With a little effort and the right slapping/shaking/tapping/chip-scratching/biting technique, we’ve turned this potato crisp popper into a complete drum machine.
We didn’t do a lot of processing to the samples to preserve the raw crumby sound, except for a few slaps and taps that had to be layered to get the ‘kick’ and ‘snare’ to sound big enough. A little bluemix here and there, some compression, that’s it.
We selected a few samples from about a hundred to be a part of this kit, so you can expect another crackly kit soon. It gave us a lot of fun, and now it’s your turn to make some crunchy beats!
Mildon Studios has announced the release of the GD-F40 Maynila Acoustic Guitar SFZ, a sound library that features over 400 MB of bright and expressive guitar samples based on the F40 Valencia.
The included Power Chords provide a simple yet effective way to create instant strumming that doesn’t require an additional host or plugin. (e.g. Kontakt, Strummer S6). The GD-F40 adds the perfect touch of brightness to your music.
GD-F40 Maynila comes with 2 SFZ files, one with full-range solo play and another with power chords plus three-octave solo play.
GD-F40 Maynila features
24-bit 96 kHz Professional Quality WAV.
106 WAV Files (over 400mb).
Power Chord Strumming.
Round Robin Samples and Velocity Layers.
Works with the free Alchemy Player.
The sound library is available to purchase for $24 USD.