Thursday, 31 January 2013

2.1.0 b4 - first look at FX and sends

Hello all.
Its been a little while since last beta drop, and trust me, I have been rather busy. The innards of TX16Wx has received a complete workup, with the sound render loop being pretty well modified. The result is that TX16Wx now support signal routing and insert FX processing.
TX16Wx now has 6 assignable FX busses, to each of which you can route either group(s) or program slots signals. Each group also has an optional insert effect, with modulation-able parameters.
You can also send the slot/group signal to different outputs directly, and in the case of groups, you can modulate the send levels, making for some pretty neat signal processing abilities.

Now, the actual FX context of this release is perhaps a bit meager. This is intentional. I wanted to let you try this new feature before I delve into writing FX modules. Also, I want to get some work done on the new automation framework I'm thinking of. Which brings me to a rather big caveat about the FX in this release; there is no automation yet for send FX parameters, nor program slot sends.

Filters and filter accuracy also got some love in this drop.

Version 2.1.0 b3 (2013-01-31)
  • Added support for send and insert FX
  • Added send support to groups and program slots
  • Added reverb FX
  • Added phaser FX/insert
  • Added "bassline" insert filter
  • Added bitcrusher insert
  • Added compressor insert
  • Improved filter tuning
  • Fixed filters not scaling correctly with sample frequency
  • Fixed trigger values for LFO/SEQ not correct when used as matrix input
Download as always at http://www.tx16wx.com/

Happy sampling!

Friday, 11 January 2013

Bugfix update - TX16Wx 2.1.0 b3

Hi all.
There was a few horrible bugs in last beta, and I also received some reports regarding b1 from December. Most of these turned out to be really stupid oversights, some where bugs that appeared, silent and deadly with VS2012 (my bugs, but they did not show before). Gah.

Thus, you get a quick update to the instrument today, fixing hopefully most of these glaring bugs.

Version 2.1.0 b3 (2013-01-11)
  • Fixed wave preview not working
  • Fixed crash when creating new modulation preset
  • Fixed startup crash with corrupt init files
  • Fixed crash occurring sometimes when running TX16Wx for the second time in same DAW instance
  • Improved error reporting
  • Improved missing file search dialogs
Note that due to some of these problems occurring already on plug-in scan, you might need to clear your DAW's VST cache / blacklist / plug-in settings. Particularly Presonus StudioOne does some plug-in bookkeeping that will prevent loading a VST if its ever caused a crash.

Download from http://www.tx16wx.com/

Happy sampling.

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

New year, and a new beta drop

Hello all.
Its been quiet during the holidays, I hope this means you all got to eat delicious ham and had time to make some music with the TX16Wx. I will myself admit to having been not wholly productive during christmas, but let me make it up to you by bringing you a new version of the TX16Wx.

This beta drop contains the much awaited rewrite of the sound processing engine, which in turn has allowed me to add new high quality sample interpolation modes. Now you can switch the whole sampler, or if you like, just individual programs/groups to a better quality pitch transposition engine as required. You can also set an interpolation mode to be used for "mix down" purposes only, i.e. not live performance. (Provided your DAW provides this info).

Also in this release are several new filter types, Notch, Low/High shelf, Peak and AllPass. The filter can now also be switched between 12dB/24dB response. As an added bonus, the High and Band pass filters now behaves more correctly, so your should experience a better sound from them.

Version 2.1.0 b2 (2013-01-08)
  • Fixed timing issue in the AEG where decay times did not correspond to the displayed values
  • Fixed program change mode not being loaded with bank
  • Added new, per-group/program/slot switchable, high quality sample interpolation modes
  • Added new filter modes (Notch, Low/High shelf, Peak and Allpass)
  • Improved filter quality for High pass and Band pass
  • Added switchable 12dB/24dB filter response
Download from http://www.tx16wx.com/ as usual.

Happy sampling
/C