Saturday, 20 August 2011

TX16Wx VSTi Sampler Beta Released!

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.

  • 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!
Downloads for Windows x86 and x64 are available.

Note: This software is still BETA. Use it at your own risk.


  1. I find this very interesting....but the vsti(32bit) did not work in FLStudio(10) or Sonar(X1)

  2. I unfortunately have only really tested it in Cubase and Reaper. How did it fail?

  3. Wow, that looks fucking awsome. Looking forward to get home to the studio and test it out.

    Congrats on the release :)

  4. Hi! I was a long time TX16W user (standard OS, believe it or not). Typhoon came out near the end of our relationship and I never really got into it - I had mastered the buffer juggling by that time and was "comforable" enough.
    First impressions: the save/load dialogues are problematic here (Live/ext2 on XP), I can see templates are (still) a must - arranging the slot heircharcy with useful defaults. I have a BCR, so my vote is for more hardware CC conttrols. Not so
    I'll be back. Thanks!

  5. Hi! I have installed app into Reaper. I have read the manual, which describes it very well. Sadly for idiots like me, the manual does not actually tell me how to start using it! Which button do you press to record a sample?

  6. Sampling is done from the "Sample view", turn on listening to view input levels, choose mono or stereo, then press the "sample" button to start recording. Press sample again to stop, then you can edit and map your wave.

  7. Hi, I tried tw16wx on Presonus S1 and the sampler seems quite unstable. I had a few crash mostly in sample editor. Too bad, it looks very pretty !

  8. TiPa: Which version did you run? As you might have noticed, new ones are released as quickly as I can identify and fix issues. Also, if you experienced problems or crashes, I would very much like to get a more detailed report of what/how.

  9. I had a TX16W since 1988. I sold it on Ebay last year for $60. (too cheap). But it wasn't working properly. No sound output. I think it was leaky capacitors on the power board. Mine had 6 Meg too also. Had a big sound library. I wish I kept it but everyone's using PC's these days to make music. Unless you like oldskool equipment. I have a Yamaha DX9 keyboard too. Seeyou Michael