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FMJ-Software updates Awave Studio to v11.6 - Kontakt and Reaktor Support


FMJ-Software has updated Awave Studio to v11.6.

This multi-purpose audio tool reads more than 300 audio carrying file formats from different platforms, synthesizers, sequencers and trackers. It can be used in a variety of ways — as a file format converter, as an audio editor, or as a synthesizer instrument editor.

New features in version 11.6:

  • Added support for writing NI Kontakt instruments (.NKI), banks (.NKB) and multis (.NKM).
  • Added support for reading and writing NI Kontakt 'Monolithic' files, i.e. with embedded samples (unencrypted only, pre-v4.2.2).
  • Added support for reading NI Kontakt Compressed waves (.NCW).
  • Added compatibility with NI Reaktor file format versions 5, 6 and 7 (.MAP).
  • Improved articulation parameter conversion for Yamaha Tyros-series (.UVN/.UVD/.TVN/.TVD).
  • Improved conversion of SoundFont v1 (.SBK) and added support for reading ROM waves from the SB Live-driver file "1mgm.sf2" when reading files (.SBK/.SF2).
  • Added a "Save in sub-directories" option to the "Save all in multiple files" function.
  • All envelope segments now have "Vel to time" and "Key to time" scaling parameters.
  • Envelopes now have a "No Release" option (a.k.a. no note-off, a.k.a. one-shot mode).
  • Added "Mod wheel to Volume" and "Master Volume" parameters.
  • The "Remove silent sections" function now has an option to "Delete waveform if it is all silence".
  • Added an option to adjust the mix volume of the Awave Synthesizer.
  • Refreshed the texts and layouts of the articulation parameter tabs.

New features in version 11.5:

  • The Awave Synthesizer has been completely rewritten and now features much lower CPU usage, much lower latency and much faster MIDI to waveform conversions. It replaces the Microsoft Synthesizer for playing MIDI files.
  • WASAPI is now used for all audio playback. Windows 10 low latency shared mode is supported (if your audio driver supports it).
  • Working with large collections is now much faster.
  • The various item property dialogs now directly apply any changes that you make - as you make them.
  • The virtual keyboard has been improved.
  • When auditioning, the status bar now shows the state of pressed keys and a handful of basic controllers.
  • The articulation property tabs have been restructured.
  • The previous six-stage "DAHDSR" envelope model has been extended to a more advanced "AADDSR" model.
  • All "Key to x" parameters now centers on key 60 (i.e. middle-C) and are expressed as change "per octave". Similarly, "Velocity to x" parameters now centers on velocity 64 (rather than velocity 0).
  • Added "M-LFO to Pan" and "M-EG to Pan" parameters.
  • Added "Key Velocity to M-EG to Pitch" and "Key Velocity to M-EG to Cutoff" parameters.
  • Instrument properties now have a new "Effects" tab where you will find find two assignable "Channel FX" slots (Chorus, Reverb, Delay, Tremolo, Compressor, Distortion, Phaser).
  • Added support for reading and writing Cwitec TX16Wx sampler banks and programs (.TXBANK, .TXPROG).
  • Much improved conversion from Roland D-50 sound banks SysEx (.SYX) and added support for reading D-50 VST sound banks (.BIN). Also added support for reading Roland D-50 PCM ROM dumps.
  • Melody machine compressed SoundFonts (.SFARK) can now be read directly, without an external dll.
  • Improved the precision of the "Auto tune" function.

New features in version 11.4:

  • Now available in both 64-bit native and 32-bit versions.
  • The UI now supports high-dpi screens and the icons have been improved.
  • Accessibility improvements (screen reader compatibility for menus, keyboard navigation fixes).
  • File dialogs use an up-to-date style.
  • Unicode support for file names.
  • Improved keymap to layer/region mapping when reading and writing Kurzweil files (.KRZ).
  • Added support for raw ITU G.722 data.
  • Added support for writing (as well as reading) Opus files (.OPUS).
  • Added visualization to the MIDI player dialog, showing the number of notes playing on each channel.


Discussion: Active
5 December 2022 at 10:59pm

An amazingly useful tool for sample file format conversion, especially for those of us with old sample libraries. Sadly, also a very expensive program. Anybody know how much updates cost? I had assumed they would be free for life based on price of the program, but I saw in another forum that they are not but no clue as to how much, nor on the dev's site.

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