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DirectWave is one of the most complete VSTi samplers currently available.
Opens all your sounds*
It loads and edits most of the existing sound formats³ 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.
DirectWave Player is now included for free in all versions of FL Studio
16 part multitimbral, 32-bit VSTi sampler
128 Voice Polyphony
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
Loop modes : fwd, one-shot, sustained, bounce looping
Automatable sample start offset (available as mod. destination parameters)
Built-in voice Insert FX with independent settings for each zone : ring mod. samplerate decimator, bitcrusher & phaser.
Built-in send effects : chorus, reverb, delay (with filtered feedback, sync to host tempo).
Independent send amounts per zone
Freely assignable 16 stereo outputs
Multi-editor with channel list, mixer, expression, modulation and pitchbend GUI controls
Built-in sample editor with destructive editing (cut / copy / paste / trim functions), loop finding tool, normalize, vertical / horizontal zooming, etc)
Realtime sampling / recording of whatever is connected to DirectWave inputs (needs modular host or host with assignable plug-in routing)
Record Threshold: sampling input will wait until signal peak arises (-40dB)
Built-in VSTi host to easily automate "sampling" of your vst instruments directly into DirectWave
Total Recall operation mode: DirectWave will enclose all the required sample data in the project files created by your host: it creates totally portable projects without worrying about needed sample files
Import: DWP (proprietary), WAV (any), SF2 (Soundfont), AKP (Akai), Propellerheads Recycle, Native Instruments Battery, Kontakt *(nki), GIGA *(gig) & eMagic EXS24
Several importing methods: built-in browsing, drag&drop, menu options
Built-in fast library browser list and tree-arranged menu program selector.
Zone editor with visual zone arrangement map and list with all zone properties
All program/zone parameters of all channels can be automated as VST parameters
*WARNING: DirectWave will not import the above formats if they have been encrypted/protected. Encryption is sometimes used by vendors to prevent non-native import of program files (they want you to buy their sampler) so check with the vendor they are not encrypyted/locked to a given sampler if you are planning to purchase any of these formats for use with DirectWave and/or test out the demo of DirectWave to see if it works BEFORE you buy it.
2Ghz AMD or Intel Pentium 3 compatible CPU with full SSE1 support
30Mb free disc space.
DirectSound or ASIO compatible soundcard.