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Paax Free

Sampler/Sample Player Plugin by Kotkas Soft
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Paax Free
Paax Free by Kotkas Soft is a Virtual Instrument Audio Plugin for Windows. It functions as a VST Plugin.
Sample Formats
Loads and/or Saves
Akai, SF2 (SoundFont), WAV
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  • 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.
  • 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.

Latest User Reviews

Average user rating of 4.00 from 1 review
Paax Free

Reviewed By jarred_drozd [all]
May 15th, 2006
Version reviewed: 2.2.1. on Windows

this is good stuff. i just tried 4 other wave players from this site . none of them worked properly in my setup. i have sonar 5 studio. i don't want to name the other products but if you use sonar do yourself a favor and get this one. other wave players got stuck notes, froze my computer, one shot at me a lot of white noise. i wanted something with adsr controls. and this one has it, with a nice touch; they show attack or release times in seconds, not in abstract numbers. stereo samples play back in stereo(some other vstis didn't). paax even has nice fx, reverb chorus and delay.
integration into sonar seems to be excellent- when you save a sonar file paax window pops up asking you if you want to save paax's bank.excellent. you don't have to worry you made edits that you are going to lose.
good stuff.
it could be a liitle simpler to use. like you have to specify range to import a sound, even if it's just one sample you want spreaded across the whole keyboard.
but if you used a sampler or some other vstis before you can figure it out. it's not as easy though as ,say, sfz simple player.
well, it's a price to pay for all those functions in music technology.
i don't know about documentation or support for it.
so , ignore my marks on those two.
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Comments & Discussion for Kotkas Soft Paax Free

Discussion: Active
24 February 2016 at 6:47pm

Hallo gays, .

Where i can load paax3?

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