FMJ-Software has updated Awave Studio, the file format converter and instrument editor that reads a plethora of audio carrying file formats from different platforms, synthesizers, VSTs and trackers, to v12.3.
Changes in v12.3:
- A layer can now contain velocity splits, as well as key-splits, so long as the regions in the layer do not overlap on a two-dimensional key-velocity-map. Thus, a layer will never use more than one "voice". (In earlier versions, you had to use separate layers to do velocity splits – a legacy from a bygone age.).
- The layer properties now has a new two-dimensional region editor. The old keyboard-style view is still there too, as a convenience, but will not show you velocity splits. Note that region edges will by default stick to each other when you move an edge. To make them unstick, hold down the control key while dragging.
- The drum kit editor mode in the layer properties now shows a list of velocity splits for each key.
- Added an "Auto-merge layers with non-overlapping regions" option to the "File load" tab in the preferences – turned on by default.
- The save dialog now always has an "Auto" selection for the data and channel formats. If it determines that the same format will be chosen for all the waveforms, that is also indicated, e.g. "Auto <PCM 16-bit>".
- Added two new naming options to the "Save all in multiple files" dialog: "<number> - foo.bar" and "<number> - <name>.bar".
- When reading file formats with text meta data in Unicode format, most Greek and Cyrillic letters can now be transcribed into Latin-1.
- Reading instruments from .ISO image files now works for formats that reference external wave files.
- When reading or writing Yamaha Motif/Motif ES/EX5 formats (.W2V/.W7V/.S1V), it will now handle stereo waveforms as if they were interleaved stereo (even though they are actually stored as two mono keybanks with a stereo-pair flag).
- When writing AKAI .XPM files, it can now create up to four alternating layers playing on a pad (mutually exclusive to using velocity switching on the pad).
- When writing AKAI S-series .P files, it can now save up to four velocity splits within a key group.
- When writing AKAI MPC1000-series .PGM files, it can now save up to four velocity splits for a pad.
- When reading AKAI MPC3000 or MPC2000 .PGM files, it now understand "simult" and "vel sw"-modes, i.e. with up to three waves per pad.
- Refactored the internal item database.
- Updated the Opus codec to v1.4.
- Accumulated bug fixes.