Just a small update release, combining all small hotfixes done previously with a few new, bigger ones. The biggest change being a radically improved sound font importer that should respect and correctly apply layered (preset/instrument) generators in the SF2 better.
Improved SF2 import
Added support for SFZ pitch/filter velocity tracking
Preview volume is now saved in settings
Loop modulation does no longer limit loop start maximum value to initial loop end.
Finally, after a stupendously long beta period, here is the long awaited gold release of TX16Wx 2.4.0.
There are a plethora of new, exciting features in this release, not the least new program importers for Akai and EXS material, new modulation options, filters and other goodies.
There is also a lot of bug fixes and stability improvements, along with some nice eye candy in the UI and a new, large skin for those with high DPI / small screen area displays.
OSX / Windows Vista / Windows 7 "missing file" dialog now includes a "search" option
Load/Save progress indicator now includes an "Abort" button
Added a "via" cross modulation parameter to modulation entries, allowing control of modulation strength by other modulator
Added selectable round-robin source for wave matrix / group switcher
Added "toggle" trigger mode
Added large UI skin
Added import of EXS format instruments
Added import of AKP format instruments
Added 6db low/high pass filter
Added Direct Midi CC as modulation source
Added support for VST2 micro tuning
Added optional support for bank select to address more than 128 programs via MIDI program change
Added optional program/performance number display in drop down selectors
Added program/performance re-ordering dialog
Added user selectable program icons
Skins now handle CSS "import"
UI size is now constrained by minimum size of applied skin
UI skins loading time improved
Default skin + graphics are now delivered as external files as well as resources.
SFZ import now honors Midi CC trigger switch
Save and other edits now disabled while previewing material
Fixed issue where editing wave matrix source settings was applied to all objects, not just selected.
Fixed import of Sound fonts with non-symmetric/broken stereo pair definitions
Fixed CoreObject leaks and errors on OSX
Fixed COM leaks and errors on Windows
Fixed host not notified on performance change
Fixed crash when running in bridged mode in some hosts
Many thanks to all of you who participated in the beta program and helped make this a great release.
Download as usual from www.tx16wx.com.
P.S. I know I promised a 2.5 release already this summer. As it looks now, that will be significantly delayed, due to other projects taking precedence. But on the bright side, there is a lot going on in the code labs, and with a little luck you might be pleasantly surprised by the end results.
Here is a little update from the press department.
The latest issue of German BEAT Magazine has a great workshop article on using the TX16Wx:
Four pages of neat tips and work flow guides, courtesy of the very nice Marco Scherer. It is of course in German, but there are some great stuff, especially for those just beginning to use the TX, so get a copy today.
Time flies, and I barely notice that I haven't written anything here in ages. This is of course due to my severely limited social media skills, and my general dislike of communication in general.
Those of you that follow the KVR forums however know that TX16Wx development has not been standing still.
The 2.4.0 release, which is currently in release candidate status, is slowly but steadily moving forward. Having been slightly overwhelmed by feature requests, some quite big, it has taken longer than anticipated, though I am hopeful it is near finished now.
Check out the release candidate information at the forum.
Looking further ahead, there will be a 2.5.0 release later this summer, focusing on sampling workflow. After this, work on the highly anticipated version 3.0 will commence. The feature list for this is still fluent, but let me tease as much as saying that a number of features that has been requested to death will be included, hopefully finally making TX16Wx the only sampler instrument you will only need. :-)
Just a small update to let you know I am still alive, even after all that Christmas ham. And, to celebrate that the year is new and the KVR forums are almost functional again, here is a small bugfix update of TX16Wx. It contains the cumulative hotfixes done earlier, and some additional fixes:
TX16Wx 2.3.1 (2014-01-10):
Fixed Soundfont parsing broken on OSX
Fixed slot MIDI transpose broken in certain cases
Fixed slot detune broken
Fixed storing program with root key override broken on OSX
Fixed OSX menu issue
Fixed loading of modulation preset containing legacy "Amp" destination
Fixed filebrowser hanging when opening unmounted drive on Windows
Nothing huge, except maybe the transpose thing. Download as usual from http://www.tx16wx.com/
'Tis the season to be sampling, time to load up those sleigh bell sounds and make some Christmas songs. To that end, here is this years gift from CWITEC; its finally time for another TX16Wx update release.
This one has been brewing quite some time. Those of you who frequent the KVR forum knows that this version has been in beta since late July. And boy it has a lot of features.
Version 2.3.0 (2013-12-01):
Fixed MIDI note names not being refreshed in some hosts
Fixed load failure with certain banks created with older versions
Fixed send:pre-fader not loaded from bank
Fixed delay feedback issue
Fixed bug loading performance with tempo delay
Fixed dry/wet mix issue in Chorus/Flanger
Fixed some sound fonts imported with bad play mode
Fixed mouse wheel scrolling for large windows
Fixed crash in Sonar X2 when loosing window focus
Fixed turning automated knobs not sending automation data to host
Modified LFO and Seq modulators parameter UI disposition to be more powerful
Added Mono and Ping-pong mode to delay
Added lo/hi frequency cut for reverb
Added 3-band equalizer effect
Chorus/Flanger/Phaser inserts now converts mono to stereo for nicer sound
Added note priority selector for playing Mono/Legato modes
Added override root key functionality to splits
SFZ and SF2 import now uses overriding root keys
Added name-based auto keyboard mapping tool
Added Soundfont sample and patch loading. SF2 files can now be browsed and partially loaded