Batch xFader updated to v1.1.5

September 3, 2022, 11:38 pm

v1.1.5

  • Fixed loop end marker errors in re-sampled exports.

v1.1.4

  • Export types would only export if original was also selected, now you can just select any you want.

v1.1.3

  • If Midi Note isn’t found in the header or filename, it will now look to the very end of the filename to see if there is note information ie; ‘C3’ or ‘Gb2’
  • The download is also Notarized which means it’s been scanned & certified to be safe by Apple.

Batch xFader updated to v1.1.2

September 1, 2022, 11:16 pm

This update sees various fixes and some improvements to the Single Cycle & Phase alignment.

  • Added Frequency/Midi Note detection. Use with caution as it will not detect all material correctly, it’s still a preferable option to add midi note information to the file header or name when they were created.
  • Reworked & Improved the phase align code.
  • FIXED: crash when using Phase Align and files that have no Midi Note assignment.
  • FIXED: fade % is now visible at startup.
  • Removed single cycle scan range, now just uses the single cycle sample size instead

Dalmatian for Kontakt 6 Released

August 29, 2022, 12:12 pm

Dalmatian is a collection of 96k multi-sampled oscillators sampled from a Behringer MS-1 (SH-101 Clone) and the mapped into a dual synth Kontakt Instrument. The samples are single cycles & so take up very little memory.

Available for the introductory price of $19.99 for the next 2 weeks.

Batch xFader updated to v1.1.1

August 28, 2022, 11:34 pm

The single cycle code has been reworked to be more reliable with as wider range of source material.

v1.1.1

  • Improved the single cycle loop zero crossing search for the end point, it now scans for nearest in both direction.
    Added controls to enable/disable Zero-X Start which then gives the option for zero-X end and a maximum scan time in percentage of loop size.
  • Resample added for the single cycle loop, this will resample loops that are larger/smaller due to the zero X scan which effectively tunes them to perfect pitch. It should only be used as a last resort as it does change the character of the sound. It’s better to ensure that the source is already the correct pitch before it reaches batch xFader.
  • Added option to enable/disable the zero X scan phase alignment on ‘CREATE LOOP’ mode, although it’s recommended to leave this on usually.

Batch xFader updated to v1.1

August 25, 2022, 1:44 am

This is quite a major update, single cycle mode really expands the program’s usefulness!

  • Single Cycle Export Mode Added – locates a positive zero crossing in the centre of the file, sets the end to the correct number of samples for the given midi note & then scans for the next negative zero crossing. For the midi note, it can either be embedded or in the filename.
  • Loops now quantise to the nearest multiples of frequency if the filename has a midi Note number or embedded note number in the smpl header.
  • Loop section now looks for positive zero crossing at the start & negative at the end which can help with phase issues & also setting xFade amount to zero will now bypass the xFade altogether. If you have constant material this can perhaps create seamless loops if single cycle mode is not sufficient.
  • Added xFade Mode menu with a choice between Equal Power, Linear, & 3 S Curve modes.
  • Fixed: Trim Start ‘All’ ignored the Trim Start enable.
  • Fixed: occasional small click on some loops.
  • Fixed: The Fade in sample amount was left when using ‘Delete All’ even though ‘Fade In’ was disabled.

Move to New server Complete

August 22, 2022, 9:46 am

The site has now migrated to a new server. I’ve had issues receiving mail ever since I got the last server and was unable to resolve it. That’s the main reason for the move, however the new server also has double the ram, is SSD based & has a faster connection to the internet, so it should be an improved experience.

Please let me know if you experience any issues.

Input Monitor for Mac Released

August 18, 2022, 10:04 pm

A simple program which soft monitors soundcard inputs on a MAC without having to open a DAW to enable monitoring. I made this for myself because the direct monitoring on a Steinberg UR22 mkII treats them as dual mono and so is no use for listening to stereo input sources. I thought other people might find it useful too.

Batch xFader MAC files are now code signed

August 16, 2022, 10:19 am

I’m in the process of implementing code signing/notarization for the Mac versions of apps. On the last few versions of MacOS, it gives a warning and no option to open the file without shift-clicking/open. Code signing means the open option is available on the ‘downloaded from the internet’ warning & Apple verifies that the file was compiled on my registered development Mac.

I haven’t got notarization working yet which is when apple scans files for viruses and attaches their certificates. It’s complex and I haven’t worked out how to work this in to my workflow as yet. It will happen  though.

Kit Creator will also be updated soon.

Batch xFader for Mac & Windows released

August 12, 2022, 9:07 am

Batch xFader is designed to accomplish the tedious work involved making sampler instruments out of samples. This process generally involves:

  • Creating a sustain loop
  • Cross fading the loop so it loops seamlessly
  • Trimming any space at the start
  • or trimming all/most space at the start
  • Creating a short fade in at the start to avoid any non zero-crossing clicks
  • Deleting all data after the loop section which is not usually used
  • Converting Stereo to Mono
  • Converting to multiple formats

Batch xFader can accomplish all of these tasks as a batch process on the selected folder of WAVs very quickly.

Hydra Stack Updated to v1.01

August 5, 2022, 1:04 am

 

  • Fixed an issue with 4-5 samples in the wrong places in the B1 bank
  • All samples reprocessed for source using a new Equal power looping algorithm which removes the volume swells.

Hydra Stack for Kontakt Released

August 5, 2022, 12:02 am

Hydra Stack is a collection of Multi Sampled instruments sampled from a Hydra Synth using the Wavestack Mutant. This module creates a detuned unison style of sound from the loaded oscillator shape. 218 instruments have been sampled at 96khz using 2 samples per octave over 5 octaves for a great sampled range. There are 2 complete sets, one set at 20% detune & the other at 40%.

The digital waveforms from the Hydrasynth are special due to their high resolution & a great collection for bright sounds that don’t sound harsh.

introductory price $19.99 until the end of August.

Kit Creator updated to v0.992

July 5, 2022, 3:29 pm

v0.992

  • TAL-Drum export added.
  • Sitali export added with the option of embedding samples into the preset.
  • Settings panel added.
  • Factors panel for fine tuning the relationship between the various formats, most people should probably leave this alone.
  • Templates section in the setting panel. The ability to drag & drop your own presets for use as
  • Templates for each format. This opens up the power to make complex presets that use effects etc that Kit Creator can then replace its samples and parameters.
  • 3 Template modes introduced that decide how the user templates are used, use the currently selected, cycle through all, randomly select from available.
  • Improved Speedrum Volume parameter
  • All Factors are now enabled from changing the scaling between the different outputs.
  • Further Modularisation of the Scan code.

Kit Creator updated to v0.99

June 19, 2022, 1:36 pm

This is a big update that’s seen a huge amount of work in terms of restructuring into a modular system and refining the small things. I think this really should be v1.0 but I want to see if anyone has any feedback. The formats conversion is still to come but that shouldn’t impact any existing features.

v0.99

  • Added a new Pad Screen which shows which allows clicking on a pad and showing/enabling which of the folders are assigned. Pads can also be labelled and saved as label presets.
    • Pads will display folders faded if they do not have any folders assigned. Folders will be faded if they are not assigned to currently selected Pad.
    • Pad Screen allows drag & dropping multiple folders and drag & drop re-ordering.
    • Pad Panel shows which pads a folder is assigned to when hovering over a folder.
  • Folder Displays now have a right click menu that provides various options such as remove, clear, copy Path & open in Finder/Explorer.
  • Processing Panel added and all previous top controls moved to it, it has a modular design so different inputs, tasks and outputs can be assigned now as they are developed.
  • Possibility to randomize Volume, Pan and Release in existing folders of files.
  • Added options to enable/disable the numeric/Random name generators.
  • Numeric name now counts existing files and starts numbering at total+1.
  • Added Folder Size Display to Folders Panel and total at the top.
  • Folder Highlight Colour added to themes.
  • Folder Border added to themes.
  • Added Mouse Over highlight to the dummy folder box on the themes page so that Folder highlight can be previewed on that page.
  • Output Amount now displays ‘All’ instead of -1.
  • It’s now no longer possible to load the exact same directory twice.
  • Folder and Slider Headers were using the wrong Text Colour, should have been Header text.
  • Folders now support Drag & Drop to change the order instead of the up/down arrows.
  • Slider number labels now use the correct theme colour.
  • Slider panel parameter Enable controls moved to processing Panel.
  • Rewritten how the messages are used throughout the app, now hovering over controls will display messages at the top instead of through the Tooltip system.
  • Right click menu added to file displays with delete file/save etc…
  • Preset Table Border now uses the border colour correctly.
  • Manual rewritten to reflect the many changes.