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Kotkas releases Paax 2

Kotkas Soft

Version 2.0 of Paax, the FREE VSTi sampler for Windows from Kotkas Software, has been released. A full feature version will also be released soon.


  • Up to 128 presets per bank.
  • Up to 84 splits per preset and 8 dual velocity-layers (16 samples) per split.
  • 64 simultaneous voices.
  • This version can load 8/16 bit mono/stereo wav files, but it can play native banks with 24/32 bit wavs (or embedded samples).
  • Low CPU consumption.
  • RAM save scheme (only active presets samples are loaded at one time).
  • Low aliasing resampling technology, 32 bit audio engine.
  • 3 envelope controls (DAHDSR) per preset: amplitude, pitch and filter cutoff.
  • 3 configurable LFOs per preset: tremolo, vibrato and filter cutoff with optional delay.
  • All envelopes and oscillators can be synchronized to MIDI tempo.
  • Plays native banks, even those featuring the new Micro-Granular pitch-shifting option for transposing sounds without affecting duration/timbre (available in upcoming "Paax 2 Pro" version).
  • New bank format offers choice for embedded or referenced samples.
  • Capable of importing SoundFonts (.sf2) and AKAI S5000/6000 programs (.akp)
  • Fully automatable.
  • VST 2.3 compatible.


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