Wednesday, 30 November 2011

TX16Wx at download sites

As you may or may not have noticed, TX16Wx is available for download from a number of "freeware/shareware download sites", such as Softpedia, toggle etc etc. Quite often old beta versions.
I would like to point out that this is nothing I sanction or support. In fact, the TX16Wx license quite clearly states that it is not permitted to redistribute the software without expressed permission. I.e. these sites are hosting TX16Wx downloads without my consent and in violation of the license. (Although at least Softpedia was nice enough no notify me about it).

At first I thought I would issue a cease and desist to these sites, but I quickly realized that the sheer number of them is rather unmanagable. And I don't like writing emails.
Anyhow, I want to point out this issue once and for all, and also make clear that I am not at all affiliated with any of these download sites. So, support your local TX16Wx developer by downloading the software from here, click a few ads and send me a nice tune you make with the software.

A version 1.01 will be along soon, fixing some compatibiliy issues pointed out at KVR. Until then, happy sampling.


Monday, 14 November 2011

Version 1.0 Released - TX16Wx now out of beta

TX16Wx 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.

After more than two months of public beta testing, various feature addons and bug fixes, this plugin is now released proper. Many thanks to all the enthusiastic testers and bug reporters.

  • Unlimited multi-timbral operation
  • 128 voice polyphony
  • Modulation matrix with 16 modulation slots per voice
  • 24dB resonant filter
  • Two syncable LFO + Two modulation envelopes per voice
  • Polyphonic glide
  • Built-in sample editor
  • Automatic Loop Slicing + slice mapping
  • Actually Samples! Record waves straight into the sampler.
  • Graphical keyboard mapping editor
  • Automatic sample layout
  • Drag & drop of samples/programs/performances/banks
  • Automatic pitch detection
  • Loop crossfading
  • 4 Stereo + 8 Mono outputs
  • 16 mappable controllers for automation
  • 48 mappable VST parameters for automation
  • Per-sample loop start/end/direction modulation
  • Multiple loop definitions per wave
  • Individual outs for keyboard groups (drums)
  • Multiple keyboard scales
  • Multiple trigger modes
  • Mono/Poly/Legato operation
  • 8 choke groups per program
  • Preview loaded programs and samples in your song before loading 
  • Quick select of sound data via Midi
  • WAV/AIFF/AIFC/SoundFont 2 support
  • Reads Typhoon compressed AIF files
  • Reads 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!
Downloads for Windows x86 and x64 are available.

Monday, 7 November 2011

0.9.11 - Bugfixes

New release, no new features, but fixes for the bugs reported this week.

  • Fixed velocity/key range as modulation source
  • Fixed bugs with inverse velocity sensitivity - did not load, nor sound correct
  • Fixed reapeaks creation bug causing mipmaps becoming overlapped
The last item should receive a special note: The building of reapeaks files was broken in a rather lame way in 0.9.10, resulting in mixed up mip-maps in the file. I recommend you delete all generated reapeaks files to make sure they are recreated (hopefully) correctly. Sorry about that.

Saturday, 5 November 2011

Version 0.9.10 Released - bugfixes

Some new bugfixes. Thanks to the bug reporters for their work.

Changes in 0.9.10:
  • Fixed broken sample view drawing + made more accurate
  • Fixed normalization rounding issue
  • Fixed wav save data truncation
  • Fixed crash when preview playing in sample editor while playing keyboard

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Version 0.9.09 released

Last feature beta. After this I will collect any bug reports, and then there will be 1.0-time.

Changes in 0.9.09:
  • Added Loop Direction modulation
  • Added LFO trigger control (can now choose to retrigger or operate in continuous mode)
  • Added limited switchable font & color for main view parameters
  • Improved sound item modification tracking
  • Fixed assigning individual outputs to groups
  • Fixed AEG Attack/Time modulation, was barely noticable
  • Fixed draw error in wave editor on XP
Hope you enjoy it.