Bliss (sampler + VST instrument recorder)

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KVRAF
5258 posts since 18 Jul, 2002

Post Wed Aug 19, 2015 3:36 am

We have released Bliss, our new sampler also able to load and host VSTi instruments for multi-sampling them without any quality loss for Mac, Windows and Linux.

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Bliss price is $149 / €129 / £110 / ¥17.000.

More information is available at Bliss page.

Overview
  • 32 / 64­-bit VSTi / Audio Units compatibility.
  • Built­-in VST host / VSTi sampling (freezing). Record your favourite VST without any sound quality loss!
  • Built­-in wave editor.
  • Scalable and themeable GUI.
  • Morphable scheme / automatable zone parameters.
  • 128 Programs with unlimited zones.
  • 32­-bit floating point based wavetables.
  • Full MIDI Input triggering control.
Playback engine
  • Up to 64 voices polyphony (multilayered zone sampling engine).
  • Oversampling voice generation: up to 4X oversample factor. 
  • Selectable interpolation engines: up to 512 points SINC interpolation.
  • Full mono / poly / legato operation.
  • Glide w/ auto­switch control.
  • 4 voices Unison with detuning.
Filters
  • Dual Zero­-Delay Feedback filters.
  • 24dB / Oct filter modes: Lowpass / Hipass / Bandpass 1 / Bandpass 2 / Notch / Peaking / Disabled. Stepping­ free Cutoff / Resonance and Drive parameters.
  • Velocity and Keyboard tracking to Cutoff parameter.
Modulation
  • 8 assignable Macro knobs.
  • Independent envelope amplitude / modulation envelope / LFO and filter settings.
  • 2 syncable LFO with configurable Phase.
  • Stepping ­free modulation sends / pitch bend / modulation to morphing wheels.
  • ADSR amplitude envelope.
  • ADSR envelope filter / pitch assignable (both bipolar).
Effects
  • Wow effect: Rock Da Disco.
  • Soft clipper to tame the output.
  • Stereo rotation effect.
  • High quality chorus / delay / reverb.
  • Selectable Pre Post Effects: Bit reducer, Phaser, Distortion.
  • Chorus / Delay / Reverb sends per zone.
Sample Editor
  • Built-­in wave editor with full undo history. 
  • Zoom up to 1:1 resolution.
  • Independent Left - Right - Stereo selections.
  • 7 Loop types (one shoot / forward / bidirectional / backward / forward w/sustain / crossfade / static).
  • Clipboard: Cut / copy / paste / mix paste / sample / trim.
  • Amplitude: Fade in / out / normalization / mute / insert silence.
  • Effects: Reverse / Invert polarity / Swap channels / Remove DC.
  • Cues / Loop edit / Auto­slice to tempo / transients.
  • Automatable zone parameters / cue / loop points.
  • Automatable start / end / loop points.
Import formats
  • Auto / drum mapping when multiple files are opened at once.
  • Internal new program/bank formats with lossless encoding.
  • LUA scripting engine for program loading: add new file formats easily.
  • Samples: .WAV / .BWF / .AIFF / .AIF / .FLAC / .OGG / .MP2 / .AMR / .AC3 / .QT / .ADTS / .MP3 / .M4R / .3GP / .MPA / .SD2 / .MPEG / .M4A / .MP4 / .MOV / .SND / .AIFC / .CAF / .M4B / .3G2 / .MP1 / .AAC / .AU.
  • Programs: .AKP (AKAI S5000-S6000) / .SFZ / .DLS / .SF2 (SoundFont2) / .XRNI (Renoise Instruments)
Export formats
  • Programs: .SFZ / ZBP programs and ZBB banks (24-bit lossless FLAC).
  • Samples: 24-bit / 16-­bit WAV.
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KVRian
1282 posts since 4 Apr, 2011 from Rio de Janeiro - Brazil

Post Wed Aug 19, 2015 3:52 am

Soundfont import :love: :love: :love:

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KVRAF
25857 posts since 20 Jan, 2008 from a star near where you are

Post Wed Aug 19, 2015 3:56 am

George wrote:Built-in VST host / VSTi sampling (freezing). Record your favourite VST without any sound quality loss.
I think this is a big selling point :tu:

KVRAF
7547 posts since 7 Aug, 2003 from San Francisco Bay Area

Post Wed Aug 19, 2015 4:11 am

As I just posted in the other thread, it isn't clear to me if this can be used to sample hardware as well as plugins. If so, what functionality does it have to facilitate multisampling real-world instruments?
Incomplete list of my gear: 1/8" audio input jack.

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KVRAF

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5258 posts since 18 Jul, 2002

Post Wed Aug 19, 2015 4:12 am

deastman wrote:As I just posted in the other thread, it isn't clear to me if this can be used to sample hardware as well as plugins. If so, what functionality does it have to facilitate multisampling real-world instruments?
Bliss can only record VSTi instruments at the moment. Real-world instrument sampling will arrive later on.
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KVRAF
7547 posts since 7 Aug, 2003 from San Francisco Bay Area

Post Wed Aug 19, 2015 4:21 am

George wrote:
deastman wrote:As I just posted in the other thread, it isn't clear to me if this can be used to sample hardware as well as plugins. If so, what functionality does it have to facilitate multisampling real-world instruments?
Bliss can only record VSTi instruments at the moment. Real-world instrument sampling will arrive later on.
Acknowledging that you're at an early stage and can't make any promises, would you anticipate that real-world instrument sampling will arrive as a free update at some point in the future, or is that more likely to be a v2.0 paid upgrade type of feature?
Incomplete list of my gear: 1/8" audio input jack.

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KVRAF

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5258 posts since 18 Jul, 2002

Post Wed Aug 19, 2015 4:26 am

deastman wrote:Acknowledging that you're at an early stage and can't make any promises, would you anticipate that real-world instrument sampling will arrive as a free update at some point in the future, or is that more likely to be a v2.0 paid upgrade type of feature?
It's very likely to be a free update in the future, considering VST hosting and sampling is a much more complex process.
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KVRAF
7681 posts since 11 Jun, 2006

Post Wed Aug 19, 2015 4:36 am

5 free licenses for killer GUI design contest?

i like the feature set. theres a ton of samplers that can playback a group of multisounds.
so.... to me, how snappy and resonant the filters are will sell or break this.

i'll give the demo a spin :)

also the intuitiveness of working with layers and zones is not the greatest in
highlife, so i hope to see an improvement there.

good luck on this, George.
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KVRAF

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5258 posts since 18 Jul, 2002

Post Wed Aug 19, 2015 4:38 am

Thank you for the good wishes Layzer, we may launch a GUI contest later on :) I have also updated all current features. Time to do the same to our website now.
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KVRist
113 posts since 4 Aug, 2012

Post Wed Aug 19, 2015 4:58 am

I tried the mac demo but the installer keeps failing. Anyone else had this problem?

KVRist
148 posts since 6 Jul, 2004

Post Wed Aug 19, 2015 5:02 am

was just coming here to post the same as baconpriest. same with the beta installer too. disappointing.

KVRAF
1560 posts since 21 Dec, 2012

Post Wed Aug 19, 2015 5:20 am

Same Problem here with the mac installer
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KVRAF

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5258 posts since 18 Jul, 2002

Post Wed Aug 19, 2015 5:21 am

It should have been fixed by now. For those who have purchased log at Members Area and download Build 2.
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KVRAF
1560 posts since 21 Dec, 2012

Post Wed Aug 19, 2015 5:40 am

Interesting:
VST sampling doesn't work in Mac OSX 10.10.4
AU works
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KVRAF
1560 posts since 21 Dec, 2012

Post Wed Aug 19, 2015 5:44 am

Now tried Absynth 5 VST and it works, Aalto VST doesn't work to sample.
And I got a crash during closing the VST inside Bliss with Studio One 3 Pro
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