CWI Technology releases TX16Wx VSTi sampler beta

CWI Technology TX16Wx

CWI Technology has released v0.9 beta of TX16Wx, a freeware sampler instrument plug-in for Windows.

After several years of on/off development, I finally got my act together (somewhat) during July of 2011 and fixed the few remaining features I wanted to add before publishing the plugin. The result is the first public beta release of the TX16Wx VSTi Software Sampler.

It is a 100% free VSTi Sampler with professional features and an easy to use graphical interface – and – one of the few sampler instruments, free or commercial, with a fully documented file format. Not a preset-player or disk-streaming library engine, this is a plugin for you to make your own sounds, tweak and experiment. Bring back the fun of the old hardware samplers – in software.

TX16Wx features

  • Unlimited multi-timbral operation.
  • 128 voice polyphony.
  • 16 modulation slots per voice.
  • 24dB resonant filter.
  • Two LFO + Two modulation envelopes per voice.
  • Polyphonic glide.
  • Built-in sample editor.
  • Actually samples! Record waves straight into the sampler.
  • Graphical keyboard mapping editor.
  • 4 Stereo + 8 Mono outputs.
  • 16 mappable controllers for automation.
  • Multiple loop definitions per wave.
  • Individual outs for keyboard groups (drums).
  • Multiple keyboard scales.
  • Multiple trigger modes.
  • Mono/Poly/Legato operation.
  • Preview loaded programs and samples in your song before loading.
  • WAV/AIFF/AIFC/SoundFont 2 support.
  • Reads Typhoon compressed AIF files.
  • 100% documented XML-based sound file format. Anyone can write conversion tools.
  • Low CPU usage.
  • Fully native, optimized for SSE2.
  • 64-bit support.
  • Nice sound!

TX16Wx beta for Windows (VST) is available as freeware.

More information: TX16Wx

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Has anyone bothered to try this? I can’t get any sound out of it and it’s far from intuitive! At this point, It hasn’t been fun as suggested by the author and the GUI is far too small.

Another -1 bites the dust I guess!


Perhaps the updated version (v0.9.01) works better:
– Added drag & drop support for waves, programs and performances
– Fixed graphics bug when editing group name in group list editor
– Keyboard mapping editor can now edit select parameters for multiple groups at a time
– Fixed tempo-synced LFO position offset
– Added global settings + dialogs for import of already loaded items