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SKYLIFE releases SampleRobot Single-X for OS X & updates SampleRobot products to v4.51

SKYLIFE has announced the release of SampleRobot Single-X for Mac OS X.

With SampleRobot Single-X musicians and sound designers can create professional sample sets and transfer their instruments easily to the digital domain. One can also turn virtual instruments into multi-samples for hardware sample players and workstations.

SampleRobot Single-X offers a lot of sophisticated sampling and auto-loop features from his award-winning brother SampleRobot Pro. Single-X stands for „Single Export Format“ and is appropriate if using mostly one sampler type and therefore only one export format is needed.

These different export format options are available: Wave, Kontakt and Reason, Alchemy, Soundfont 2, Blofeld, HALion, WusikStation, SFZ / Dimension

For precise audio loop editing and advanced auto processing SampleRobot Single-X can be combined with SKYLIFE WaveRobot as an upgrade.

SampleRobot Single-X
SampleRobot Single-X now includes installers for Apple OS X (Mountain Lion, Lion & Snow Leopard) as well as Microsoft Windows (8, 7, Vista & XP).

Changes in SampleRobot 4.51

  • New SKYLIFE server connection for registration and online content.
  • Mac: New installers for OS X fully compatible with OS 10.8, including a new framework with many optimizations and speed advantages, streamlined recording processes and path architecture, combined with enhanced support for various audio interfaces.
  • PC: Enhanced support for Windows 8 including a new virtual interface. SampleRobot can be connected to the SKYLIFE SampleRobot Instrument Host which will be released shortly. In conjunction with the SKYLIFE SampleRobot Virtual Cable this virtual interface has the ability to sample virtual instruments and all audio streams that play on the same computer like web radio, music streams and other media data (abiding by relevant copyright laws and license agreements).
    SKYLIFE SampleRobot Virtual Cable + Instrument Host is a discrete product that can be used in conjunction with SampleRobot as well as independently with other applications. The download will be available soon on the SKYLIFE STORE.

SampleRobot Single-X for Windows and Mac is available to purchase for $59 USD / 49 EUR / £39 GBP. A bundle with WaveRobot costs $129 USD / 99 EUR / £85 GBP.

More information: SKYLIFE / SampleRobot Single-X

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Coolsoft VirtualMIDISynth updated to v1.7.0

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CoolSoft VirtualMIDISynth

Coolsoft has updated the VirtualMIDISynth software MIDI synthesizer for Windows to version 1.6.0.

VirtualMIDISynth is a software MIDI synthesizer implemented as a Windows multimedia user driver, accessible as a standard MIDI Out device.

It works on Windows XP / Vista / 7 (both x86 and x64), and is based on the great BASS library from un4seen.

Changes in VirtualMIDISynth v1.7.0

  • Additional languages (German, Japanese, Russian, French, Spanish, Polish, Indonesian, Swedish).
  • Added support for GM/GM2/GS/XG instrument names, now correctly shown on MIDI Mixer.
  • Added an activity indicator on each MIDI channel, useful to quickly see which channel is actually playing.
  • MIDI Mixer can now be moved by clicking (and dragging) anywhere on it.
  • Added support for MIDI running status bit (some players call it “redundant MIDI data”).
  • Fixed BASS initialization in case of already initialized BASS library.
  • Language files are now UTF-8.
  • Better language file memory management.
  • Soundfont listbox doesn’t enable Apply button on checkboxes state changes.

VirtualMIDISynth for Windows is available to download as freeware.

More information: VirtualMIDISynth

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KX77FREE updates Kx-PolyMod to v1.5

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KX77FREE Kx-PolyMod

KX77FREE has released version 1.5 of the Kx-PolyMod virtual synthesizer instrument for Windows.

Vintage modular polyphonic synthesizer with stereo SF2 player. To build analog 70′s leads!

Changes in Kx-PolyMod v1.5

  • Improved reset of the voices (filters and oscillators).
  • Levels of the harmonics before the cut off no longer decrease when the resonance is high (lp or bp, 18,12, 6).
  • A soft Tanh process has been implemented in some d* filters, the signal is modified by the Tanh process following the input level (produces less distortion).
  • Four SV filters (lp, hp, bp, notch) added with the possibility to adjust the number of poles of the slope (2 to 4, 12dB to 24 dB).
  • Two CS70M filters added (lp, hp), a special version of the SV filter with the same limits found in the tests: the cut off limited to 7040hz (9 volts) and the resonance level limited to 0.88.
  • GUI tool added: you can change the joystick background color to identify your plug-in if you have a session with many plug-ins used.
  • The internal help text has been modified to correct some errors and to update the test values.
  • The cut off of the MgL2 filter was false, the values used were not those of the oversampled filters. Fixed.
  • In some cases, the F1-F2 mix multiplied the stereo Vcf output by 0, causing abnormal CPU use. Fixed.

Kx-PolyMod for Windows (VST) is a free download.

More information: KX77FREE / Kx-PolyMod

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Coolsoft VirtualMIDISynth updated to v1.6.0

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CoolSoft VirtualMIDISynth

Coolsoft has updated the VirtualMIDISynth software MIDI synthesizer for Windows to version 1.6.0.

VirtualMIDISynth is a software MIDI synthesizer implemented as a Windows multimedia user driver, accessible as a standard MIDI Out device.

It works on Windows XP / Vista / 7 (both x86 and x64), and is based on the great BASS library from un4seen.

Changes in VirtualMIDISynth v1.6.0

  • Multilanguage setup, UI dialogs and messages.
  • Option to select language into configurator.
  • Configurator Soundfont chain list items now have a checkbox to allow disabling them while keeping on the list.
  • Increased soundfont list count limit to 30 elements.
  • Increased configurator dialog width to better accomodate translated strings.
  • Added accelerator keys to dialogs.

VirtualMIDISynth for Windows is available to download as freeware.

More information: VirtualMIDISynth

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CWI Technology releases TX16Wx 2.0 software sampler public beta

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CWI Technology has announced a public beta of TX16Wx 2.0, a software sampler instrument for Windows.

After months of development and closed testing, I am proud to present the long awaited public beta of TX16Wx version 2.0, now available on the new website http://www.tx16wx.com/.

The worlds greatest sampler now comes with a more user friendly, re-sizable GUI, built for drag and drop operation, as well as full Undo/Redo support for easy editing. Tool tips and context-sensitive help now make it easier than ever to quickly get up to speed with the instrument. There is now also a built-in file browser with drag and drop loading and improved bookmark handling.

The sound engine has also added three new step modulators as well as new modulation sources and destinations, making the sound tweaking possibilities greater than ever. New import formats, such as Ogg vorbis and SFZ files, as well as improved Soundfont 2 support makes a large set of pre-existing material available to the instrument.

CWI Technology TX16Wx 2.0
TX16Wx is a free, multitimbral VSTi software sampler instrument plugin, modelled after professional hardware samplers from the 80s and 90s.

TX16Wx 2.0 features

  • Re-sizable, flexible GUI
    • Full Undo/Redo support.
    • Built-in file browser with wave preview.
  • Unlimited multi-timbral operation.
  • 128 voice polyphony
    • 24dB resonant filters.
    • Two syncable LFO:s per voice.
    • Two Modulation Envelopes per voice.
    • Three Sequence LFO:s per voice.
    • Modulation matrix with 16 modulation slots per voice.
    • Multiple keyboard scales.
    • Multiple trigger modes.
    • Mono/Poly/Legato operation.
    • 8 choke groups per program.
    • Per-sample loop start/end/direction modulation.
    • Polyphonic glide.
  • Built-in sample editor
    • Automatic Loop Slicing + slice mapping.
    • Actually Samples! Record audio straight into the sampler.
    • Automatic pitch detection.
    • Loop tools.
    • Loop cross fading.
    • Multiple loop definitions per wave.
    • Trim, cut, duplicate.
    • Pitch detection.
    • Normalize.
    • Reverse.
    • Tempo detection.
  • Graphical keyboard mapping editor
    • Automatic sample layout.
    • Flexible drag & drop-based group edit.
  • Quick select of sound data via MIDI.
  • Drag & drop of samples/programs/performances/banks.
  • Multiple outputs
    • 4 Stereo + 8 Mono outputs.
    • Individual output mapping for key groups (drums).
  • 16 mappable controllers for automation.
  • 48 mappable VST parameters for automation.
  • Preview loaded programs and samples in your song before loading.
  • Reads multiple sample and bank formats
    • WAV/AIFF/AIFC.
    • SoundFont 2.
    • SFZ Files.
    • Ogg Vorbis.
    • Typhoon compressed AIF files.
    • Original Yamaha OS Wave files.
  • 100% documented XML-based sound file format.
    • Anyone can write conversion tools.
  • Saves data in DAW project directory.
  • Low CPU usage.
  • Fully native, optimized for SSE2.
  • 64-bit support.
  • Nice sound!

The public beta is available to download at no cost (Windows VST).

More information: TX16Wx Software Sampler

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Precisionsound releases EP-30 sample library

Precisionsound EP-30

Precisionsound has announced the release of EP-30, a “Vintage keyboard collection” series sample library featuring the sounds of the Roland EP-30 electric piano.

Roland released the first velocity sensitive electric piano in 1974, the EP-30. It was built in a sturdy road case with 4 preset sounds and a bass sound that could be blended with the others in the lowest octave. It had a vibrato with speed control that affected the volume, and a tone control. You could create some variation to the sound by pressing more than one preset button at a time. Today it’s quite rare to find.

If we where to describe the sound, “Pac Man piano” could be appropriate. EP-30 does not sound like a real piano, it sounds very Lo-Fi and cheesy, in a cool, retro way.

EP-30 features

  • The EP-30 sampled in full, every key and preset. The natural range of the Roland EP-30 is F0 to F5, and F0 to B1 for the Bass. The sample library has an extended range from C0 to C6 except the Bass which has been extended down only, to C0.
  • 263 WAV files (24bit quality).
  • 5 programs for Steinberg HALion, Logic EXS24, NI Kontakt v1-2.
  • 12 programs for NI Kontakt v3-5 (full version required).
  • 5 programs in the SoundFont format (16bit), 100% compatible with all virtual samplers supporting the SoundFont format like Dimension Pro (Cakewalk), Free SFZ player, NN-XT (Reason) and more.

The sample library is available to purchase for $25 USD (download) / $36 USD (DVD). All formats are included.

More information: Precisionsound / EP-30

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Precisionsound releases Hedberg Travel Organ sample library

Precisionsound Hedberg Travel Organ

Precisionsound has announced the Hedberg Travel Organ, a sample library for Kontakt, EXS24, HALion & SoundFont.

The “Hedberg Travel organ” is a 4 octave Swedish folding harmonium made in Enskede, Stockholm, Sweden, around 1950 by “Hugo Hedberg”.

This instrument combines brilliance and simplicity in something that looks like an ordinary suitcase. But don´t let the appearance deceive you—it’s a great example of a completely acoustic, portable keyboard instrument.

With a warm and stable tone quality, different from both the accordion and bigger harmoniums, it will be a useful element in genres as Folk, Country and Jazz – but also in a simple acoustic guitar-vocal setup. The instrument has been used as a Missionary Organ, for playing psalms in outdoor services.

Hedberg Travel Organ in Kontakt
Hedberg Travel Organ with custom interface for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Hedberg Travel Organ features

  • 117 24bit WAV files, chromatically sampled and recorded in stereo. Range is C1 to C5 with the last note stretched to C6 so you get 5 octaves. Includes notes and release samples, as well as noise samples.
  • 2 programs for all versions of Steinberg HALion.
  • 2 programs for Logic EXS24.
  • 2 programs for NI Kontakt v1 and v2.
  • 1 program for NI Kontakt v3 v4 & v5.
  • 2 programs in the SoundFont format (16bit).
  • The SoundFont versions are 100% compatible with all virtual samplers supporting the SoundFont format like Dimension Pro (Cakewalk), Free SFZ player, NN-XT (Reason) and more.
  • Full version of Kontakt 3, 4 or 5 is required for the Kontakt versions (Free Kontakt Player not supported).

The sample library is available to purchase for $25 USD (+$11 USD for DVD).

More information: Precisionsound / Hedberg Travel Organ

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