TX16Wx Software Sampler 2.0 Beta Released - Announching TX16Wx Professional (Updated 2012-10-19)

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elcallio
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1380 posts since 27 May, 2005 from Stockholm

Post Mon Oct 08, 2012 5:32 am

* Updated 2012-10.14:

Just a small forum post to let everyone know that the second public beta of TX16Wx 2.0 has been released on the all new website: http://www.tx16wx.com

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Version 2 adds a completely new resizable GUI with full undo/redo and context sensitive help. It has a built-in file browser and uses drag and drop editing of content. Also added are new modulators and destinations, as well as improved sample editing and beat slicing.

Features:
  • 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
    • WAV/AIFF/AIFC
    • 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!
Also announcing TX16Wx Professional, an inexpensive shareware version, building on the free version but adding advanced features such as:
  • Per-group switchable hi-quality sample interpolation
  • Built-in FX
  • Matrix Wave Switcher / Editor
    • Configure triggering of different samples in a multi sample setup based on various attributes, such as MIDI Continuous Controller, Randomness, etc
    • Simplify advanced layering and expressive sample setups with hierarchal mapping setups
  • Additional Filters
  • Insert processing
  • Advanced output management
TX16Wx Professional is scheduled for release in late 2012. Pre-orders are available from http://www.tx16wx.com.

Update 2012-10-14: Second public beta (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

Update 2012-10-16: Third public beta (b14):
Changes:
  • 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
Update 2012-10-19: Forth public beta (b15):
Changes:
  • 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
Get it from http://www.tx16wx.com/
Last edited by elcallio on Fri Oct 19, 2012 10:42 am, edited 4 times in total.
TX16Wx Software Sampler:
http://www.tx16wx.com/

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EvilDragon
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16937 posts since 7 Jan, 2009 from Croatia

Post Mon Oct 08, 2012 5:37 am

I like how you subscribe to Reaper ethos with your discounted licence and upgrades for two major releases policy ;)


I'll be purchasing this I think. :) Before that, I'd wish if you could provide more configurable multiple outputs (up to 64 plugin outputs, mono/stereo/surround at will), and more automation and controller parameters available per instance (at least 128 automation parameters, comes in handy when having a lot of instruments loaded).


Nice!

elcallio
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1380 posts since 27 May, 2005 from Stockholm

Post Mon Oct 08, 2012 5:50 am

EvilDragon wrote: I'll be purchasing this I think. :) Before that, I'd wish if you could provide more configurable multiple outputs (up to 64 plugin outputs, mono/stereo/surround at will), and more automation and controller parameters available per instance (at least 128 automation parameters, comes in handy when having a lot of instruments loaded).


Nice!
The Pro version will add configurable outputs (restricted of course by host capabilities, but...). Surround support might come further on, but is not scheduled in the 2.0 time frame, sorry. For those needs I suggest using the host mixer to place individual outputs properly in the mix.
More automation parameters is scheduled for the next beta drop.
Cheers
TX16Wx Software Sampler:
http://www.tx16wx.com/

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EvilDragon
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16937 posts since 7 Jan, 2009 from Croatia

Post Mon Oct 08, 2012 6:40 am

Awesome, thanks!

Crackbaby
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2973 posts since 10 Sep, 2003 from Karlskoga, Stockholm, Sweden

Post Mon Oct 08, 2012 6:54 am

Maybe my skull is very dense but i get version 1.0.07 when i download version 2 from http://www.tx16wx.com/downloads

it says "TX16Wx Software Sampler 2.0.0 b12 Setup (Win32).msi"
I've downloaded twice now just to make sure
:hug:

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filter303
KVRian
619 posts since 14 Jun, 2006 from Finland

Post Mon Oct 08, 2012 7:01 am

This thing looks amazing :love: Congratulations for the amazing work, especially with the GUI ;)
This might be just what I am looking for.

audiojunkie
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2651 posts since 19 Apr, 2002 from Ogden, UT

Post Mon Oct 08, 2012 7:04 am

Congratulations! I foresee this as becoming the sampler that will blow all other low cost (or even free) samplers away!

Goodbye to:

Directwave (good riddance!)
Shortcircuit
DS-404
Paax
Highlife
etc...

:-)

Also, with it's awesome serial-only protection, fair low price, 32bit/64bit capability, completely open sampling format, capability to import SF2 and SFZ formats, AND the ability to ACTUALLY SAMPLE (unlike most "sample players"), every other budget (or Free) sampler is going to be in major trouble!!

--Sean
C/R, dongles & other intrusive copy protection equals less-control & more-hassle for consumers. Company gone-can’t authorize. Limit to # of auths. Instability-ie PACE. Forced internet auths. THE HONEST ARE HASSLED, NOT THE PIRATES.

elcallio
KVRian
1380 posts since 27 May, 2005 from Stockholm

Post Mon Oct 08, 2012 7:43 am

Crackbaby wrote:Maybe my skull is very dense but i get version 1.0.07 when i download version 2 from http://www.tx16wx.com/downloads

it says "TX16Wx Software Sampler 2.0.0 b12 Setup (Win32).msi"
I've downloaded twice now just to make sure
I'm sorry, but at least from here (using various browsers) it downloads fine, and correct versions. "TX16Wx Software Sampler 2.0.0 b12 Setup (Win32).msi" is the correct (for Win32) file name. And from here at least the content looks right (there is no 1.0.7 download from the website at all so...)
TX16Wx Software Sampler:
http://www.tx16wx.com/

adevg
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20 posts since 19 Sep, 2012

Post Mon Oct 08, 2012 7:53 am

audiojunkie wrote:Goodbye to:

Directwave (good riddance!)
Shortcircuit
DS-404
Paax
Highlife
etc...
Lets stay a bit calmer hehe
It has a bunch of missing features and the GUI is rather clunky at the moment..
2012 leaving slicing to an algo and not being able to move markers in to place by hand is a no no
Root key not being next to range keys but on a completely different page of the UI again a no no
No mention of round robin (Maybe in the etc...)
No mention of direct from disk

So far it is very much like short circuit 2 (Not really a step up from short circuit 1 but a blingier UI)

I know a whole lot of content suppliers that have been waiting for v2, but the features they wanted have been lost somewhere, so lets calm down a little and let the dev catch up with what he needs to do to make this a viable commercial product (Right now it isn't but that is the point of betas anyway ;) )

sinkmusic
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6148 posts since 28 Apr, 2004 from france

Post Mon Oct 08, 2012 7:58 am

Great !
Thank you very much, i like the integration of beat slicing :)
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satYatunes
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1896 posts since 22 Aug, 2006 from Charlotte

Post Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:03 am

Awesome. Thank you very much.
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elcallio
KVRian
1380 posts since 27 May, 2005 from Stockholm

Post Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:08 am

adevg wrote:
Lets stay a bit calmer hehe
It has a bunch of missing features and the GUI is rather clunky at the moment..
2012 leaving slicing to an algo and not being able to move markers in to place by hand is a no no
Perhaps you should try the instrument a little more, or perhaps read the help or manual before making these statements. You can edit slices manually as much as you like. You can also pin slices to preserve specific slices (note that this currently only preserves slice start though - perhaps a flaw)
adevg wrote: Root key not being next to range keys but on a completely different page of the UI again a no no
Root keys are accessible from either the key mapper (keyboard), group list (below) or directly in the sample (sample editor). I.e pretty much from whereever you happen to be editing.
adevg wrote: No mention of round robin (Maybe in the etc...)
No mention of direct from disk
Round robin will be a subset of the advanced trigger definitions of TX16Wx Pro.
I have repeatedly made clear that I don't particularly approve of direct-from-disk. This is not a player instrument, esp. not a direct from disk player.

/C
TX16Wx Software Sampler:
http://www.tx16wx.com/

adevg
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20 posts since 19 Sep, 2012

Post Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:14 am

Root keys are only accessable via the keyboard if first set in the sample editor, then the root key is no longer playable on the keyboard only selectable for movement of the root key.

I did read the manual

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7.5.1.2  Beat Slicer 
Uses transient detection to slice waveform data into parts based on rhythmic content - also known 
as loop slicing. This is typically used to cut a drum loop into parts of a single hit, which can then be 
mapped to keys and replayed through MIDI. 
  Threshold - sets the beat detection threshold, determining how prominent a transient must 
be to warrant slicing 
  Cutoff - sets the cutoff frequency for transient detection, limiting the analysis to frequencies 
below this value. 
  Slice button - activates slicer 
o  Once activated, you can adjust the threshold and cutoff parameters to tune the 
slicing until you get the desired result.  
o  Turn of the slice button to finalize the result
No mention of manually moving slice start end points and i haven't been able to do so yet either, so please explain ?

adevg
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20 posts since 19 Sep, 2012

Post Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:16 am

Aha, some sample formats are not creating a root key when drag dropped, will narrow it down and send you one that doesn't ;)

adevg
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20 posts since 19 Sep, 2012

Post Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:18 am

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Also as you can see some sample files are not showing the entire sample (Notice the part missing at the end)

Do you have a forum to report this stuff or just want it all here ?

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