Tuesday, 26 February 2013

2.1.0 RC - everything and the sink

Hello TX16Wx fans.
We are now coming very close to a gold release of TX16Wx professional. It release candidate time, and boy, this one adds a lot of features. Two of which stand out quite a bit:

Switching

You can now define group switching conditions to determine if a note triggers or not. Conditions include modulators / external controllers, round robin, random values, tempo and key conditions (up/down/last/previous). This can of course be combined with the normal group mapping and wave matrices to create very complex switch conditions.

Sound Preview

Also in this release is the ability to preview sound items directly from the file browser. When enabled, any applicable sound file (i.e. waves and matrices) you select in the browser will be temporarily mapped into the selected split or matrix cell and playing notes will preview the sound in context. To end preview, simply double click the file to load it fully, or re-select the split to cancel.

The FX section has had some stability issues fixed, and memory footprint for send FX should be improved a bit. Quite a few small fixes as well, making for, I hope, a very solid release.

Version 2.1.0 rc (2013-02-26)
  • Added group note switching (key-based, round-robin, random, modulator)
  • Added delay / chorus / flanger / wah
  • Added modulated "delay" parameter to groups
  • Added preview functionality to file browser
  • Added displayed octave offset setting
  • Added "triplets" to tempo sync modes
  • Improved menu handling to better indicate allowed operations
  • Improved memory footprint for send FX
  • Improved LFO precision
  • SFZ import now reads keyboard switching parameters
  • Most sample editor operations can now transform on several waves at once
  • Groups created from "separate" and "split" commands are now named from waves
  • Fixed setting split loop through context menu not working
  • Fixed SFZ import not reading volume correctly
  • Fixed matrix names not shown in MIDI note names
  • Fixed MIDI note names not updating in StudioOne 
With this release I am considering TX16Wx Professional feature complete. And unbeatable as far as price / performance goes as well. I will not be adding any more features to the gold release unless its something glaringly obvious I've forgotten. Please remind me. And please, please, help me finding any remaining bugs in the plug in.

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

Happy sampling
/C

Sunday, 17 February 2013

TX16Wx 2.1.0 b6 - switchable outputs

Hello fellow sample-lovers!
New update again, as promised. This time it is a single feature, but boy, has this been a long requested one:

Switchable Mono/Stereo outputs!

Yes, in the TX16Wx professional you can now freely turn the mono outputs into stereo pairs, thus enabling 4-8 stereo outputs. Trust me, this was trickier than it sounds to implement well. ;-)

Mono pairs can be turned into stereo in the settings page, and the current setup will be saved with the bank data. Please note the setting that determines which bank data files will load output configuration though; by default, only DAW bank data (your project file) will load output configuration, not a bank file read from disk. This is because while TX16Wx internally will happily switch its operating mode, the containing host will not, and you must rebuild your output routing when you change the output configuration.

Version 2.1.0 b6 (2013-02-17)
  • Mono outputs can now be switched to stereo busses in pro version
Download as always from http://www.tx16wx.com/

Next up in TX16Wx land will be a special gift to you all, that I hope will forever end the debate on which is the greatest software sampler of all times (hint: the correct answer begins with a T and is hard to pronounce unless you are Swedish). Also, I will add to the effects palette and fix some of the old work flow issues I know of.

Happy sampling
/C

Sunday, 10 February 2013

TX16Wx 2.1.0 b5 available

Hello all.
New version of TX16Wx available again - as every Sunday! ;-)
This update does changes how automation works in TX16Wx. Previously, the first 32 program slots had dedicated automation for volume and pan controls, and 48 general purpose automation parameters for group modulation. As of this version there are instead 127 assignable automation parameters, which can be used as either modulation sources or assigned to program slot volume, pan, transpose, detune and send levels as well as most send FX parameters.

To assign automation to a slot or FX control, simply right-click on the control in the UI and pick a parameter. The automation parameter will be named accordingly. Turning the dial in the UI will send automation to the host DAW, and, correspondingly, host changes will reflect in the UI.

Note that if you've previously used slot automation in projects, you will have to set up the automation mapping again manually, since this is not assigned by default.

TX16Wx 2.1.0 b5 (2013-02-10)
  • Added assignable automation to program slot parameters and send FX
  • Increased number of automation parameters to 128
  • Added raw pitch modulation destination independent of group keyboard scale
  • Program slots can now be named
While it might not look like it, this is a rather major update in that it changes a whole lot about how things work on the inside. More importantly though, it makes the FX section of TX16Wx so much more usable when you can actually automate parameters and send levels.

Download as usual at http://www.tx16wx.com/

Happy sampling
/C