Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Small update, version 2.0 b16a

Small bugfix update:
Version 2.0b16a (2012-10-30)
  • Fixed window size issue on some Windows 7 machines
  • Fixed reading TXv1 files where glide parameter was misread
  • Fixed keyboard mapper keyboard triggering wrong notes
  • Fixed sample editor not drawing waveform for some waves at certain zoom levels
  • Added FLAC support
Same place, http://www.tx16wx.com/

Happy sampling

Sunday, 28 October 2012

TX16Wx 2.0 b16 Released

Hello all.
As promised, a new beta release today, this time with some real loving given to the slicer section of the instrument. All operations on sliced samples, such as re-slicing and add/delete slice will now automatically update any slice group layout you have mapped, making interactive work flow quicker than ever.
You can now also double-click inside a slice to cut it into two, as well as double click the boundary between two sliced to merge them.
 Also, when using the "layout slice" command in the sample editor, the sampler auto key mapping bounds are used for the created group, and the algorithm will try to find non-overlapping regions in case you have other groups in the program.
Some bug fixes as well, handling of deleted loops as well as GDI+ issues on WinXP.

  • Fixed crash in GDI+ shutdown on XP
  • Fixed crash with badly assigned loops
  • Fixed continuous LFO not playing correctly with transport stopped
  • Fixed SFZ "group" loop definition not being read correctly in some cases
  • Fixed UI update issue on XP
  • Tweaked beat detection algorithm to produce better results
  • All UI aspects should now be preserved across open/close/session
  • Added "step" sync for sequence LFO modulators. When active, tempo sync is per step
  • Inactive filter is now rendered "off"
  • Added zero line in sample editor
  • Added volume control for preview in file browser / dialog
  • LFO default frequency is now 0.5 Hz
  • Slice layouts now show slice number in keyboard mapper
  • Re-slicing wave now preserves pinned slices better
  • Delete loop/delete slices/re-slicing wave now cleans out mapped group loop assignments
  • Re-slicing/delete/add slice now updates existing mappings with new slice definitions
  • Layout slices now uses sampler auto keyboard mapping bounds
  • Layout slices now creates non-overlapped key mappings
  • Sample editor now allows double click to create/delete slices
  • Duplicate range can now use loop/slice as source region
  • Input field with MIDI values now listen to note-on when double-clicked (setting)
Note that I intend to begin feature-freeze now, i.e. I will only add a few more non-intrusive features before going gold with version 2.0. I'm hoping to treat next drop as a release candidate for v2.0 free.

Get the plug in from http://www.tx16wx.com/

Happy sampling

Friday, 19 October 2012

TX16Wx 2.0 Beta 15 Now Available

Hello all.
A new beta drop is now available for download from http://www.tx16wx.com.
This release fixes a number of nasty glitches and memory leaks, mainly in importers and graphics subsystem.
Most users should find this version quite a bit more snappy to work with. Also included are some of the most requested feature additions.

  • Fixed memory leaks in graphics subsystem
  • Fixed memory leaks in sound item handling and Sound font import
  • Fixed sampling setting root key in new sample when auto detect pitch off
  • Fixed saving sound items not creating paths relative places list
  • Fixed SF2 import generating bad loop assignments with broken sound fonts
  • Fixed jumping window size in sample editor when sampler panel was hidden/shown
  • Fixed Ctrl-click in slot/group/split/wave/split widgets deselecting list item
  • Fixed up/down buttons in wave/loop list double trigger
  • Fixed graphics update issue when moving cross fade handles
  • Fixed crash when using keyboard mapper context menu "edit wave"
  • Fixed trim not updating sample view zoom
  • Fixed cross fade controls being drawn incorrectly on XP
  • Added swap L<->R in sample editor
  • Added convert Mono<->Stereo in sample editor
  • Made top panel more compact and VU meters clearer
  • Keyboard mapper and split list item now opens file chooser for samples on double click
  • UI now uses hardware acceleration on Windows 7 when available
  • UI now independent of GDI+ on Windows 7
  • Added volume boost / dampen tool in sample editor
  • Improved VU meter accuracy
  • Sample editor and keyboard mapper now uses indicates selection zones with cursor highlighting
  • Added command to create new waves from slices
  • File sizes in file browser are now more accurate
  • Improved selecting groups and splits in keyboard mapper
Please redirect questions and suggestions to the new forum at KVR.

Happy sampling

Thursday, 18 October 2012

New official forum

Just a quick update let you know that CWI Technology now has an official forum at KVR Audio.
Bug reports, questions, suggestions and feature requests are welcome there.

Stay tuned for next beta drop this weekend.
Happy sampling

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

TX16Wx 2.0 Beta 14 released

I'm doing an early release of beta 14 of TX16Wx 2.0, since I want to get a fix out as soon as possible for a rather bad and embarrassing bug with scroll wheels. This update also adds new features to the sampling function, such as threshold based triggering and auto mapping and pitch detection of new samples.

  • Fixed bug where using mouse wheel in edit fields caused the edit system to lock up and eventually hang/crash
  • Improved sampler panel, adding auto mapping, pitch detection and threshold sampling trigger
Get it from http://www.tx16wx.com/

Sunday, 14 October 2012

TX16Wx 2.0 Public Beta 2

So, one week later, and lots of feedback and feature requests. I've tried to address as many as I could during the short time, and I think you'll find the results rather neat. The UI has received some tuneups, both visually and speed wise, and a few but crucial bug fixes as well.

Soundfont import got some more loving as well, as well as the Beat slicer, which is now looking much nicer and has some important usability additions.

One requested feature might warrant some instuctions; MIDI key and velocity fields now respond to MIDI input when selected. Either by turning this on permanently in the settings, or by activating MIDI select. This in turn can now be toggled by clicking the icon or holding 'm' key pressed. When active and a field is selected, playing MIDI notes on the keyboard will update the value field to the played note/velocity.
Note that this is active for Group/Program key/vel range, Split keys and for sample root keys.

TX16Wx 2.0 b13 Changes:

  • Fixed changing filters and modulator parameters not updating playing sounds
  • Fixed output names not displayed properly in reaper pin matrix 
  • Fixed graphics glitch with rotary knobs
  • Fixed pinned slices not maintaining their end points at re-slice
  • Fixed problem loading partially invalid WAV files
  • Fixed Soundfont importer not setting loop modes correct for certain files
  • Fixed drag and drop from Cubase media bay
  • Fixed graphics glitch in sample editor when handled where moved while playing
  • Fixed scroll bars not updating correctly when zooming in/out
  • Increased font size
  • Increased scroll bar size + nicer look
  • Some UI tweaks for clearer look
  • Made UI tabs more prominent
  • Added option for sample sub folder naming
  • Added persistence of current file browser path across UI sessions
  • MIDI select button now works as hold/toggle depending on click/hold
  • MIDI select now has shortcut key 'm'
  • Added MIDI input to key/velocity fields, optionally when MIDI select is active/always 
  • Added setting for default knob mode (circular/linear/host determined)
  • Octave names now printed in key mapper at lowest zoom setting
  • Added setting to enable/disable MIDI note names to host
  • Soundfont import now maps modulators and generators (partially)
  • Increased sample field slider responsivness
  • Improved UI responsiveness when working with large number of loops/splits
  • Improved beat slicer / chopper
    • Slices not have handles
    • Clearer drawing
    • Pin slice button in toolbar
    • When clicking in editor, slices play their range
    • Select slice by clicking inside
    • Tweaked beat detector to produce slightly better results

You can download the new version from http://www.tx16wx.com/

Next beta will include a re-vamped sampling interface with threshold sampling and auto mapping feature. Stay tuned.

Happy sampling.

Monday, 8 October 2012

TX16Wx 2.0 Public Beta Released - New Website

After months of development and closed testing, I am proud to present the long awaited public beta of TX16Wx version 2.0, now available on the new website http://www.tx16wx.com/.

The worlds greatest sampler now comes with a more user friendly, re-sizable GUI, built for drag and drop operation, as well as full Undo/Redo support for easy editing. Tool tips and context-sensitive help now make it easier than ever to quickly get up to speed with the instrument. There is now also a built-in file browser with drag and drop loading and improved bookmark handling. 

The sound engine has also added three new step modulators as well as new modulation sources and destinations, making the sound tweaking possibilities greater than ever. New import formats, such as Ogg vorbis and SFZ files, as well as improved Soundfont 2 support makes a large set of pre-existing material available to the instrument.

Features of TX16Wx 2.0:

  • Re-sizable, flexible GUI
    • Full Undo/Redo support
    • Built-in file browser with wave preview
  • Unlimited multi-timbral operation
  • 128 voice polyphony
    • 24dB resonant filters
    • Two syncable LFO:s per voice
    • Two Modulation Envelopes per voice
    • Three Sequence LFO:s per voice

    • Modulation matrix with 16 modulation slots per voice
    • Multiple keyboard scales
    • Multiple trigger modes
    • Mono/Poly/Legato operation
    • 8 choke groups per program
    • Per-sample loop start/end/direction modulation
    • Polyphonic glide
  • Built-in sample editor
    • Automatic Loop Slicing + slice mapping
    • Actually Samples! Record audio straight into the sampler.
    • Automatic pitch detection
    • Loop tools
    • Loop cross fading
    • Multiple loop definitions per wave
    • Trim, cut, duplicate
    • Pitch detection
    • Normalize
    • Reverse
    • Tempo detection
  • Graphical keyboard mapping editor
    • Automatic sample layout
    • Flexible drag & drop-based group edit
  • Quick select of sound data via MIDI
  • Drag & drop of samples/programs/performances/banks
  • Multiple outputs
    • 4 Stereo + 8 Mono outputs
    • Individual output mapping for key groups (drums)
  • 16 mappable controllers for automation
  • 48 mappable VST parameters for automation
  • Preview loaded programs and samples in your song before loading
  • Reads multiple sample and bank formats
    • SoundFont 2
    • SFZ Files
    • Ogg Vorbis
    • Typhoon compressed AIF files
    • 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!
Download TX16Wx 2.0 beta here.
Happy Sampling