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PXToolkit Beta Available Now!

PXToolkit Beta Available Now!
« on: April 14, 2019, 06:58:56 PM »
I'm delighted to announce that PXToolkit, my sample preparation utility for the Prophet X, is now available to anyone interested in working with the beta.  It should be in good shape but doubtless a few issues will get identified and shaken out over the weeks to come.  Many thanks to the alpha testers who have provided feedback in its earlier state.

Here's a quick overview of what you can expect from the app:

* Per-key sample mapping, fine tuned in cent increments
* Automatic sample key and loop detection from .wav metadata
* Up to 20 velocity layers per key
* Up to 20 round-robin samples per velocity layer
* Undo/redo support
* macOS and Windows support

... and in video form:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLiOVXwReQI&feature=youtu.be

There's a dedicated page with download links here.  Enjoy, and don't hestitate to get in touch with any bug reports or questions.  Before the obvious one gets asked: yes, the application is completely free for personal use.

Re: PXToolkit Beta Available Now!
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2019, 01:09:14 AM »
fantastic ... nice work, thank you so much !
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Re: PXToolkit Beta Available Now!
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2019, 01:22:40 AM »
Again, LadyGaia you're the One !!!!!!!!!

Re: PXToolkit Beta Available Now!
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2019, 11:18:04 PM »
I discovered an unfortunate bug that crept into the 0.7.5 beta build.  Instruments built with single-digit index numbers weren't getting padded to two digits (eg: they'd come out as "2. Instrument|Name.zip" rather than "02. Instrument|Name.zip".)  This unfortunate regression has been addressed with 0.7.6 which can be downloaded here.

Apologies for the inconveniences.  That's why it's a beta...

Re: PXToolkit Beta Available Now!
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2019, 10:26:13 AM »
WOW, this is amazing.

I'm delighted to announce that PXToolkit, my sample preparation utility for the Prophet X, is now available to anyone interested in working with the beta.  It should be in good shape but doubtless a few issues will get identified and shaken out over the weeks to come.  Many thanks to the alpha testers who have provided feedback in its earlier state.

Here's a quick overview of what you can expect from the app:

* Per-key sample mapping, fine tuned in cent increments
* Automatic sample key and loop detection from .wav metadata
* Up to 20 velocity layers per key
* Up to 20 round-robin samples per velocity layer
* Undo/redo support
* macOS and Windows support

... and in video form:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLiOVXwReQI&feature=youtu.be

There's a dedicated page with download links here.  Enjoy, and don't hestitate to get in touch with any bug reports or questions.  Before the obvious one gets asked: yes, the application is completely free for personal use.

Re: PXToolkit Beta Available Now!
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2019, 12:34:32 PM »
WOW, this is amazing.

Glad to hear it looks appealing.  Iím looking forward to hearing from people who are putting it to good use, even if itís just with bug reports or suggestions.

Re: PXToolkit Beta Available Now!
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2019, 09:22:40 PM »
Version 0.7.7 is up, and Iíd recommend Windows users in particular pick this one up.  Although alpha testers reported success building and installing archives from Windows, it definitely wasnít doing so exactly as intended.  That oversight has been corrected.

Everyone also gets better feedback when entering invalid export details (like an instrument index of 1.)  Iíve added warnings for marginal cases where what has been entered is legal but perhaps not entirely desirable (such as an instrument name that isnít likely to fit on the Prophet X display.)
« Last Edit: April 18, 2019, 10:29:06 PM by Lady Gaia »

PXToolkit v0.8.0
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2019, 05:55:42 PM »
Available for download from the usual location.  Unlike recent releases which have been largely bug fixes, this wraps up the feature work I had planned for v1.0.  If any obvious omissions come up I might add something small, but for the next week or two I'll be focused on any bugs that get reported.

The major addition here is documented as follows:

Dragging Samples and Regions

Samples displayed for the currently selected regions can be dragged individually from the detail display on the right. Just start dragging and the sample will be represented by a small icon that can be dropped anywhere in the canvas. Regions containing either single samples or round-robin collections can also be dragged as a group.

Dropped samples follow behavior very similar to sample files when initially dropped: they'll divide existing velocity ranges by default, or add to existing regions if the shift key is held. Unlike new samples being added, however, the origin key for the sample is selected based on where the cursor is using the following logic:

  • When dropped between the lower and upper bounds of an existing key span, the key associated with all other samples in that span will be chosen. (This makes it much easier to split multi-key regions into velocity layers than it would be otherwise!)
  • When dropped in a gap between existing key spans the exact key it is dropped over will be chosen as the origin key for that span.