After a public beta period, CWI Technology has announced the version 2.0 release of its TX16Wx Software Sampler, a freeware sampling workstation, a sound mangler and a beat slicer for Windows.

Version 2.0 adds a completely new, re-sizable graphical user interface, complete with unlimited Undo/Redo and context sensitive help. A built-in file browser and improved drag-and-drop based work flow makes the instrument easy and quick to get started with.

Three new step sequencer modulators and several new modulation sources and destinations adds to the sound tweaking abilities of the instrument.

TX16Wx is a complete sampling workstation, with improved sampling tools such as automatic keyboard mapping of recorded material, threshold and transport triggers and interactive loop cross fading, making sampling your own content quicker and more fun than ever.

For working with loops the instrument has fully interactive beat slicing and mapping, as well as improved sample edit tools.

TX16Wx for Windows (32/64-bit VST) is available to download at no charge.

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