Kotkas - Paax Free v2.2.2 (Pc/Free)

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Paax, a powerful VST sampler that matches many of the features of expensive samplers. Paax is available both in a limited freeware version and as the full-feature Paax Pro sampler, for a very low fee!

Paax Features

* Up to 128 presets per bank.
* Up to 84 splits per preset and 8 dual velocity-layers (16 samples) per split.
* 256 simultaneous voices*.
* Plays 8/16/24/32 bit**, mono/stereo wav files @ any sample rate.
* Low CPU consumption.
* 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 Micro-Granular pitch-shifting option for transposing sounds without affecting duration/timbre.
* 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.

* Freeware version is limited to 64 voice polyphony.
** Freeware version can only load 8/16 bit wavs.

What are the requirements for using Paax?

Paax is a VSTi (Virtual Studio Technology) instrument plug-in that runs on any Windows VST compatible host; typically an audio sequencer like Cubase, Nuendo, N-Track Studio, etc. All you need is a PC (Pentium II or higher, 128 MB RAM min., Win 98/NT/2000/XP), a soundcard, and a VST compatible host (ASIO compatible host/card provide a lower latency).

Which sample formats can be used with Paax?

Paax is currently compatible with any 8/16/24/32 bit*, mono/stereo, 11/22/44/48/96 KHz wav file. It can also import Soundfonts, AKAI S5/6k programs and DS-404** presets. Samples can be embedded into the proprietary bank files allowing the user to encapsulate all the audio data in a single file. Alternatively, wave files can be individually read from the hard drive, thus generating rather small bank files.

* Freeware version can only load 8/16 bit wavs.
** Freeware version can not load DS-404 presets.

Version 2.2.2. Fixed hanging notes with pre-listen button.