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PiKTrix by Midi Mobiles is a Virtual Instrument Audio Plugin and a Standalone Application and Soundware (samples or presets that load into other products) for Windows. It functions as a VST Plugin, a VST 3 Plugin and a Standalone Application.
Product
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1.61
System Requirements
Windows (10 recommended) with 32 or 64-bit host and maybe Core i3...
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Loads and/or Saves
WAV, WAV 16-Bit, WAV 24-Bit
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PiKTrix is a 'Sample Instrument Collector Tool' but not only.

It's a DIY Rompler Project developed specialy for the KVR DC 2021 and and includes a soundware...

PiKTrix_Ony is a simple player (only one instrument) of ~patch.pkt files.

The .pkt files are just the listing of a .wav files repertory. You can sort the .wav files by notes with Instrument_Creator.bat (from the PiKtrix interface) or just play an existing .pkt file. You don't need to compil an only .wav file with all the .wav files. Just the ~patch.pkt file in the .wav directory.

PiKTrix_Qi-Rack is another way to experiment some sound design with 4 layering of instruments connected to 4 arp modules and a global master (Flanger/Phaser/Delay/Reverb) and also an EQ (HP/LP Bass/Med/Treble) by layer...

As a modular, you can connect cables from 5 oscillators (4 mod wheel and OSC Speed in the FiltoDrag module) to 3 inputs (arp for modulate the speed, flanger & phaser effect too).

It is possible also to transpose in real time in one layer or All layer in the same time (in MIDI notes).

You can directly experiment the PiKTrix sensation just after the installation of 3 'functionals' soundbanks by flipping through the patches or choosing in menu bank / Program the instrument you want to play.

If you are new user of PiKTrix, first download PiKTrix 'Sample Instruments Collector Tool'.rar (87,2 Mo).

and after the installation, you could download the soundbank :


Some fixes were made to fill in the finishes :

[...].

(Version 1.0) ::

  • New interne architecture for improve the stability in multiplugins (test of 32 x 'PiKTrix Ony 32' in Cubase studio 5 with success !!!).
  • There will be more release in all presets. Lower it a bit .

(Don't use more than 4 occurences of PiKTrix Ony 64 for the moments while the modules developers adapt them to the 1.4 version 64-bit of synthedit
or simply a future update of synthedit to remove limitation of native wave player / ADSR / MIDI 2 CV if it's possible...
Thanks in advance to Jeff McClintok to the wished possible help !)

(Version 1.1 on Ony 64 only)::

  • New audio modules in architecture core of 64-bit version for improve the stability in multiplugins mode (test of 10 x 'PiKTrix Ony 64' in cubase studio 5 with success !!! maybe more possible but never did the test...).
  • New function 'Looped' in PiKTrix Ony 64 (with new image 'Looped').
  • Presets updated (less release & Looped) with new picture & modules (ElenaSamplingModules_x64.sem, TD_MemoryPack.sem).
  • The 'Lock' image has been removed (was useless).
  • Correction in Install.bat to target 'PiKTrix.txt' localized in priority on "Modules\PiKTrix.txt" (from 'Update PiKTriX v.1.1').
  • Correction of some minor bug...

(Version 1.1.2 on all versions)::

  • New 'random' option in Arp modules.

  • Fix bug in repeat notes when sustain pedal is activated (CC64). 'Release' Title become violet when CC64 is activated (possibility to manually activate this option by clicking in release title).

  • Improvement of the 'Init' Program (52). Init.wav is load in all lines thanks to the new modifications of 'Custum List' (prefer to add your own instruments through this patch in the future).

  • New Instrument & Preset 'Digit.piano house' available from custums lists.

  • Better init in all versions (3-5 secondes wait between 2 programs changes. You must see 'Init' in digit viewer).

    [ The Qi-Rack versions have natives audio modules then there is again a limit of number to use in a DAW ].

(Version 1.2)

Some increasement have been made on PiKTriX after KVR Developer Challenger 2021 with the 1.2 beta version...:

  • First Preset/Patch : 'Welcome' is now a "welcome patch" with one sound of all patches in one. You can use 'Bloc Note' function for have a coarse preview of what it can sound when you have all of them... Of course, the instruments are better with all the sounds but these samples are already delivered with the software ! (you must just now download separately 'Amstrad CKX100 [Essential] 16-bit-mono.rar' &
    'Pataphysis [Essential] 16-bit-44kHz.rar').
  • No 'Custum_List' in all Plugins version (just a 'Root.txt' file. Custum_List are now the same in 32 & 64-bit versions localized in "PiKTrix 'Sample Instruments Collector Tool'\Module\Custum_List").
  • Randomize in Arp module of PiKTrix_Qi-Rack_32 version (like already existed in 64-bit version).
  • You can now use more than 32 occurence (32 max tested) PiKTrix Ony in your DAW (32-bit & 64-bit versions).
  • You can have up to 128 sounds for a instruments in 32-bit versions and 96 on 64-bits versions (system lightening) with extended pitch in 64-bit versions in lower and higher range (out of line 13 - 103).
  • Gui audio modules in 64-bits versions (must be reactivated when you reload them in your DAW by bring the ONY 64 plugins to the fore).
  • Possibility to change Layers color in Qi-Rack version (experimental color palette in hexadecimal RGB & transparency).
  • More CPU Friendly.
  • Clear Keyboard or White Keyboard in all versions (click to PiKTrix Logo for choose the options).
  • And a lot of minor bug have been fix...

(Version 1.21) on 64-bit versions only (VST3 too)::

  • Fix bug in 64-bit / VST3 versions (Add Good 'Modules' repertory for target soundbanks).
  • Some error on Install.bat & Uninstall.bat have been fixed.
  • 'Init' when you choose another Instrument in 'Instrument list' (not in Bank list).
  • Padlock image is once again present in the foreground (More CPU friendly to use that 'Panic' button) but you should not use it... (Maybe when first launch or Reload project in DAW but all could be automated).

(Version 1.3) on 64-bit versions only (VST3 too):

this is a summary of the message sent on PiKTrix support...:

  • Lightening of the initialization of the sounds.
  • Correction of the range below line 13 & above line 108.
  • Fixed 'Bloc Note' mode & 'Loop mode'.
  • Pitch offset correction to increment by semitones.
  • Integration of logos !!! NEW !!! and the audio format that appears in text (Requires reinstalling new & old updated soundbanks after installing the package).
  • New FX (Byp) option in Qi-Rack version (It replaces 'Master (Byp)' in Ony version).
  • Some 'Gui' amelioration (Logos, Color in Master...).
  • Improvement of Install.bat and Unistall.bat...

(Version 1.4) on all versions::

  • Fix Bug on color custumisation in 'Background Panel'.
  • Fix some bad connexions in pitch & lopp informations.
  • Improvement of the patch navigation when you click to '<' & '>'.
  • Improvement of Patch category in all version (more ergonomic alphabetical placement).
  • 64-bit new features now present in 32-bit versions (Soundbank logos integrations, Master / FX (Byp).
  • New Feature with 'Lock' image to active or deactivate pitch informations.
  • New Skin to install (Space Orbital).
  • Better Gui custumization with 'PiKTrix' menu (Background Black-white, white or black police style with or without filled label).
  • Improvement of 'Instrument_Maker.rar', 'Install.bat' (update mode. No need to replace manually the files) and Uninstall.bat (Backup of the patch in standalone mode).

(Version 1.41) : Some mistake have been fix (Skin default, Install.bat, Uninstall.bat)

(Version 1.42) : Some modification have been made for fix some bug before the 1.5 version ! (Next month...):

  • Fix inversion between ping-pong & stereo delay in Qi-Rack versions.
  • Better reload PiKTrix session in DAW with PiKTrix_Ony_64 (you must just to make the plugin appear for load the sounds).
  • Better image placements (some images did not work well with the mouse).
  • Improvement on Phazer modules in Qi-Rack versions (Stages 2-4-6-8, Phase & resonance).
  • New system of custum_List (_pkt~bank_path.txt desapear, simplification of internal core, complete paths is now on Modules\Custum_List\[Name of Soundbank]~path.txt).
  • Fix bug in Color custumisation on Qi-Rack 64 (new option 'Color Priority' for have the same setting on background color, Color support on keyboard).
  • Pataphysis II presets have been designed on 32-bit versions (ready to play).
  • New controls support by the Fader Morph.
  • Omni chord instrument are presents again in the default package.
  • [...].

(Version 1.43) : Another fix for the 1.4 version (not really new features but fix bugs before the 1.5 versions):

  • Qi-Rack 64 & VST3 : Layers 2 - 3 - 4 now operational (some blunders have been corrected such as pitch, release & Load sounds optimisation). This is related to the fact that only layer 1 was often tested before...
  • Qi-Rack 64 & VST3 : The padlock in the lower right corner is no longer used to activate or not the filtodrag controls with the fadermorph but for load or not the sounds after a patch change (not available in 32-bit versions).
  • Qi-Rack 64 & VST3 : Optimization of loading times when patch change (really only loads the necessary sounds when there is a title in the layer name).
  • In all versions, better dosage of vibrato (Amplitude in OSC Setting and Mod wheel).
  • Patch updated (not all have been tested yet).
  • & Fix a lot of minor bug.

(Version 1.51) :

  • New 'Pad Notes' and 'Chord' modules in PiKTrix Qi-Rack (not yet available in 32-bit).
  • New Panel (Manage Custum List) in all versions to index .pkt instruments to PiKTrix soundbanks (menu 3 of the diskette).
  • Deletion of 'Send' (in OSC Panel) in all Qi-Rack versions replaced by a global 'OSC Panel' in Layer All (to access the 'Layer All', deselect the current layer).
  • New icons 'OSC 1', 'OSC 2', 'OSC 3', 'OSC 4' are present in each respective layer to allow to transfer the OSC settings of the selected layer to the 'Layer All'.
  • New pre-connected cables. Matrix Cable is visible in the 'Layer All' of the Qi-Rack 64-bit versions to connect cables in real time without reloading the patch (by default on Background cables).
  • Color palette that appears by right clicking on a 'Pad Chord' to change the color in the 64-bit Qi-Rack versions
    Editable colors of the palette (appears in Background mode by right-clicking on the message in green writing on a black background).
  • Arpeggiator consolidation (Alternate modes). for the moment, only the Amstrad CKX100 presets are prepared to start immediately in arpeggiator mode...
  • And Other fix... (see the support link for more details).

(Version 1.6) : Big Update !!!:

  • New soundbank mapping to accelerate the load of sounds (the duplicates lines has been removed and reworked in the patches with new panel feature 'Midi Remap'). All factory sounds banks must be download & reinstalled.
  • New 'reverse' sound function in 2 modes : Reverse all & reverse only (in 'Midi remap' panel).
  • 'Editor' button for open a select sound with a custum editor.
  • Play the current sound by pressing the 'Play' icon.
  • Missing images have been added in VST3 versions.
  • Delayed loading of sound banks after each change of patch in 64-bit (press on the screen to load and see 'Wait...' appear).
  • Fix bug in Arpeggiators & other fix bugs...

(Version 1.61 on 64-bit versions) : Fix Bugs & Better Install.bat:

  • Better 'Welcome' Patch (to integrate more easily new instruments in this patch. However prefer 'Patch Init' to do it).
  • Fix bug to note names in 'Midi Remap' panel (on Qi-Rack 64 version).
  • Fix bug in Line 27 (bad connexions in audio module).
  • Open Editor the first time (not 2 click now).
  • Foreground Panel Osc on Qi-Rack 64 version & Foreground 'Store Instrument' Panel on Ony 64 version.
  • 'Instrument_Maker.bat' work another time in the Qi-Rack interface.
  • Better 'Install.bat' (update Patch/Presets when a soundbank is recognize).

* Be carefull : The new names of the 3 soundbanks have been simplify (Amstrad CKX100, Pataphysis I [Essential], Pataphysis II [Deluxe])
But the names in custum List are the always same (just the path names have been changed)
Please download another time the 3 soundbanks and install these if in doubt...

Thanks for your insterest with PiKTrix.


{See video at top of page}

Patch 42 Pataphysis - Synth Bass 1

If you have need more help please post at this topic :

PiKTrix on KVRDC2021 'support'

https://youtu.be/RulXqtGMI8o

https://youtu.be/AnzURDFUiT4

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