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discoDSP updates HighLife Open Source to R3

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discoDSP has announced that the open source version of HighLife has been updated to R3.

The SFZ Parser was thoroughly redesigned and has the following new features:

  • Sample path can be relative or absolute to any location on the storage media.
  • Path names may contain blank spaces.
  • <group> header can now be used.
  • <key> opcode is now recognized.
  • Comments can be put on the same line with opcodes.

As a side effect it should be very easy now to include further sfz opcodes and headers.

Fixes and additions:

  • The following additional zone parameters can now be modified from the zone editor panel: root key, low key, high key, low velocity, high velocity.
  • A couple of wave files that were refused by the previous version will now load fine.
  • Loopinfo will not be used if loopstart > loopend (workaround for some nonstandard wav editors)
  • When creating loop crossfades Highlife now implements a equal power crossfade instead of the previously used equal gain (linear) crossfade.
  • Highlife won't crash anymore whenever a sample can't be opened. Instead an error message is displayed and the load process is reverted.
  • Added Open Source Logo.
  • About box (Click on the Highlife Logo to open).

More information, binary download and source code available at discodsp.com/highlife.

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