Sampler: Image Line - DirectWave VSTi 1.4.1


Image Line unveils version 1.4.1 of the Windows Sampler DirectWave. Looks fabulous!
Some of all the features:

16 part multitimbral, 32-bit VSTi sampler

128 Voice Polyphony

128 programs

unlimited zones per program

All samplerates supported

Realtime SINC-64 point interpolation (HQ Audiophile)

Poly, Mono, Legato operation, with glide / auto mode.

2*24 dB 5 mode filters serial or parallel

Flexible 16 slot freely assignable Modulation Matrix

2 mod. ADSR envelopes, 2 zone-independent mod. LFOs 2 global program mod. LFOs

Automatable loop points, reverse loop points supported


- new user interface
- demo mode is now player mode:

    + saves settings
    + no zone or sample tabs
    + doesn't sample vsti plugins
    + doesn't load samples or external programs/banks
- added "Edit in Edison" feature for FL version
- optionally publish zone names as note names to plugin host
- new version of the import dll, now supports:
    + AKAI AKP (S5/6K,Z4,Z8)
    + Battery (Version 1, 2 & 3 banks).
    + DWP (DirectWave Program, native format)
    + EXS24
    + Giga
    + Kontakt / Kontakt 2
    + Kurzweil (off DOS disk)
    + MPC (off DOS disk, not 1000/2500/500 series)
    + Reason NN-XT (any association with a Refill can't be loaded)
    + Recycle
    + SoundFont2
    + SFZ
- added tablet pc / stylus option for controls
- small changes to zone name edit
- default content path now included "DirectWave\" at the end of shared path
- added samplerate option to the VST sampler
- added compatibility options to (global) options dialog
- updated downloader implementation
- double-click on zone (or zone index) now opens sample tab
- now need to right-click on sample scroll bar to zoom
- library selector stayed "down" after loading patch
- vst rendering now works if a plugin reports zero programs
- fixed window resize (window kept getting bigger)
- browser is refreshed when the lib path changes
- fixed crash when importing samples with long filenames (longer than 31 characters)
- fixed a mouse capture issue
- fixed bug exporting waves for VSTi programs that start or end with spaces
- fixed some small visual glitches
- fixed filename extension extraction bug
- removed mouse wheel velocity sensitivity
- import of external formats is now done in a separate thread
- memory release with multiple instances
- fixed filename length of imported waves
- library menu now shows items even if they're in subfolders
- fixed player channel renaming in FL version
- various fixes in import of external formats, among others:
    + fixed akp import to deal with newer versions
    + fix importing soundfont zones
    + re-implemented soundfont support, now supports 24bit soundfonts
    + crashes
    + memory leak
- fixed msvcrt dll dependance
- subpath in Library tab missed first letter
- when saving a .dwp, it now copies the sample files to the new folder if the original file still exists. Otherwise it writes a wave file, as it did before
- fixed behaviour of "Parent" button in browser (was faulty after adding trailing \ to browser path)
- now makes sure paths have a trailing \
- fixed bug showing save program dialogs
- "gain" control on zone tab now defaults to 0.0dB again
- "gain" control on zone tab is now multiplied to the volume instead of added
- adjusted "velo splits" text in options dialog
- fixed drag&drop crash
- made library scan (for popup menu) a lot faster
- fixed browser resizing from config dlg
- fixed behaviour of browser expansion with multiple instances
- added/fixed implementation of process() to work in some hosts
- fixed resizing in FL version, made it more spec-compliant in VSTi version
- fixed crash in VSTi when opening/closing browser because of incorrect FL version check
- fixed window size bug (browser open/closed) when opening editor
- fixed ogg import, made it use 32bit float samples instead of 16bit int
- effect switches on the zone page now also act according to the "global" switch

Price: $99 USD
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"It loads and edits most of the existing sound formats out there (WAV (any), SF2 (Soundfont), AKP (Akai), Propellerheads Recycle, Native Instruments Battery, Kontakt *(nki), GIGA *(gig) & eMagic EXS24, ...) and it can even sample your existing VSTi instruments." Via