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discoDSP HighLife v1.1 released

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discoDSP have released HighLife v1.1, a "performance sampler" VST instrument/host for Windows.

Overview

  • Built-in VST host for 32bit sampling of VSTis (freezing).
  • Built-in wave editor.
  • 32-Bit floating point based wavetables.
  • 128 Programs with unlimited zones.
  • Up to 32 voices polyphony (Multi layered zone sampling engine).
  • Selectable interpolation engines: Hermite, Sinc 64 and Sinc 512. Both sinc modes are not suitable for realtime purposes but bouncing to audio.
  • Morphable scheme and automatable zone parameters (incl. cue and loop points).
  • Syncable LFO with configurable Phase.
  • Stepping-free modulation sends, pitch bend and modulation to morphing wheels.

Sampler Import formats

  • Auto mapping when multiple files are opened at once.
  • Samples: .wav (8 to 32 Bit), .mp3, .raw.
  • Programs: proprietary .fxp/.fxb, .akp (Akai S5000/S6000), rgc:audio's SFZ.

Sampler Export formats (registered version only)

  • Samples: .wav.
  • Programs: proprietary .fxp/.fxb, rgc:audio's SFZ.

Program overview

  • Unlimited zones.
  • ADSR amplitude envelope.
  • ADSR envelope filter and pitch assignable (both bipolar).
  • -24dB/Oct filter modes: Lowpass/Hipass/Bandpass/Notch and disabled.
  • Stepping-free Cutoff and Resonance.
  • High quality Chorus, delay and reverb.
  • Wow factor effects: Daft and rock da disco.
  • Full mono/poly and legato operation.

Zones overview

  • Independent envelope amplitude, modulation envelope, LFO and filter settings.
  • Automatable zone parameters (including cue and loop points).
  • Up to 128 MIDI triggerable cues, with different start/end and loop settings each.
  • Automatable per-cue pos/end/loop points, supporting swapping of cue range/loop markers.
  • 5 Loop types (one shoot, forward, bidirectional, backward, forward w/sustain).
  • Group/Off by triggering settings.
  • Amp Env, Mod Env and LFO (syncable), 24dB Filter (5 Types).
  • Full MIDI Input triggering control.
  • Chorus, delay and reverb sends.
  • Glide with auto-switch control.

Sample editor overview

  • Zoom up to 1:1 resolution.
  • Clipboard: Cut, copy, paste and sample trim.
  • Amplitude: Fade in/out, normalization and DC removal.
  • Effects: Reverse, rectifier, sin/tahn drive and spectral mirroring.
  • Cues and loops editing.

HighLife costs 120 EUR and a demo version is available for download.

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