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PXToolkit 1.0 Available Now

PXToolkit 1.0 Available Now
« on: June 08, 2019, 02:09:04 PM »
PXToolkit, my sample preparation utility for the Prophet X, is finally graduating with the release of version 1.0 today.  Thanks to everyone who took time to write feedback during the beta period, it’s now even more feature rich than I had planned at the beginning of this journey.

Here's a quick overview of what’s in the app:

* macOS and Windows support
* Per-key sample mapping, fine tuned in cent increments
* Automatic sample key and loop detection from .wav metadata
* Automatic pattern matching to infer root key from filename when metadata isn’t present
* Support for samples recorded at rates other than the recommended 48kHz
* Sample playback previews for entire instruments with a connected MIDI controller, or individual samples with just a mouse and keyboard
* Up to 20 velocity layers per key
* Up to 20 round-robin samples per velocity layer
* Instruments can be saved as documents for future editing
* Undo/redo support

... and in video form on YouTube.

There's a dedicated page with download links here.  Enjoy, and don't hesitate 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.

Shaw

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Re: PXToolkit 1.0 Available Now
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2019, 02:42:03 PM »
Just in Time!   ;D


From an extremely appreciative community, Thank You!
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Re: PXToolkit 1.0 Available Now
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2019, 02:09:58 AM »
perfect ! Thanks...
PT10/12HD, Logic X, Digital Performer, Vienna Ensemble Pro
MacPro 5,1; MacBook Pro

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Re: PXToolkit 1.0 Available Now
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2019, 09:44:09 AM »
Sky is open !!!
 :)
Thank You very much Lady!

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Re: PXToolkit 1.0 Available Now
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2019, 11:09:20 AM »
Yes yes, thanks. Great job.
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Re: PXToolkit 1.0 Available Now
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2019, 10:45:52 PM »
I have been using the beta for a few weeks and it has been great!   Thanks!

Re: PXToolkit 1.0 Available Now
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2019, 07:39:54 PM »
PXToolkit version 1.1 is live!  The first revision since the official release brings a few frequently requested additions:

AIFF support works just like WAV support has from the start.  Dragging and dropping a sample from the macOS Finder or Windows File Explorer into a PXToolkit document window is all it takes.  Metadata describing the original pitch and looping are automatically extracted, and at export time conversion into the right format for the Prophet X is automatic.

24-bit support applies to both WAV and AIFF sample files.  Samples load and preview just like their 16-bit counterparts, and when exported they're automatically dithered to high quality 16-bit counterparts as required by the Prophet X.

Integrated documentation isn't fancy, but it gives immediate access to everything in the original README file packaged with the app, now conveniently accessible from the Help menu.

As noted with seeming enthusiasm by @blewis_13, this enables using MainStage to provide auto-sampling for those of you who already have Logic Pro X (or those macOS users who are looking for a budget alternative to SampleRobot, as MainStage is a mere $30 on the Mac App Store.)  It's not the most feature-rich sampling tool around but if it works, it works!
 
Recent versions of PXToolkit will automatically check to see if a new version is available when launched (limited to once a day), and the Check for Updates... menu item can be used to force an immediate check.  If you're not already using the app or you have an older beta without the update mechanism you can download it directly from the ThinkerSnacks site.

Re: PXToolkit 1.0 Available Now
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2019, 10:19:36 PM »
For those interested in SampleRobot, this week is a good time to consider taking the plunge, as they're having a summer sale of 25% off from 14–23 June 2019.
Jeff Kellem—Typeface designer, Composer, Pianist, Analog synths, Dancer
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Re: PXToolkit 1.0 Available Now
« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2019, 04:00:17 AM »
that is absolut fantastic ... Aiff / 24bit support

Thank you so much Lady Gaia
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MacPro 5,1; MacBook Pro

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Re: PXToolkit 1.0 Available Now
« Reply #9 on: June 16, 2019, 11:44:23 AM »
For those interested in SampleRobot, this week is a good time to consider taking the plunge, as they're having a summer sale of 25% off from 14–23 June 2019.
Thanks, bought it.
Prophet X, Prophet Rev2 and Evolver desktop, Waldorf Blofeld, Roland System-1, Nord Rack 2, Akai S5000, Dato DUO, Elektron Digitone, Deepmind12D, Schrittmacher, Bitwig v3. Daw-less...
https://gezz1.bandcamp.com/releases
https://soundcloud.com/gezz_havinga
https://gezz.eu
https://synthernational.eu/

Re: PXToolkit 1.0 Available Now
« Reply #10 on: July 02, 2019, 10:50:58 AM »
So when you export a program as a Zip File can you import the Zip file directly into the PX or do you have to unzip it first?
Prophet 6, Prophet X, Moog Sub 37, Tempest Drum Computer, Roland V Piano, Fender American Stratocaster, Roger Linn Adrenalinn iii, Origin Effects Cali76 and SlideRig compressor, ASUS Zenbook Pro Computer, Soundcraft MTK 22 Mixer, Mark Of The Unicorn Digital Performer 10 Software.

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Re: PXToolkit 1.0 Available Now
« Reply #11 on: July 02, 2019, 10:58:30 AM »
So when you export a program as a Zip File can you import the Zip file directly into the PX or do you have to unzip it first?
The files created by PXToolkit can be loaded directly into your PX.   It even creates the folder structure for you.
"Classical musicians go to the conservatories, rock´n roll musicians go to the garages." --- Frank Zappa

Re: PXToolkit 1.0 Available Now
« Reply #12 on: July 02, 2019, 11:06:32 AM »
So when you export a program as a Zip File can you import the Zip file directly into the PX or do you have to unzip it first?
The files created by PXToolkit can be loaded directly into your PX.   It even creates the folder structure for you.

Thank you :)

Installing Fairlight, Synclavier and D50 samples....now.
Prophet 6, Prophet X, Moog Sub 37, Tempest Drum Computer, Roland V Piano, Fender American Stratocaster, Roger Linn Adrenalinn iii, Origin Effects Cali76 and SlideRig compressor, ASUS Zenbook Pro Computer, Soundcraft MTK 22 Mixer, Mark Of The Unicorn Digital Performer 10 Software.

Re: PXToolkit 1.0 Available Now
« Reply #13 on: July 02, 2019, 11:11:12 AM »
Scratch that...it gives me "No Files Found" message on the PX. The Zip folders don't work. Hmm would the pxinstrument files work?
Prophet 6, Prophet X, Moog Sub 37, Tempest Drum Computer, Roland V Piano, Fender American Stratocaster, Roger Linn Adrenalinn iii, Origin Effects Cali76 and SlideRig compressor, ASUS Zenbook Pro Computer, Soundcraft MTK 22 Mixer, Mark Of The Unicorn Digital Performer 10 Software.

Re: PXToolkit 1.0 Available Now
« Reply #14 on: July 02, 2019, 11:14:10 AM »
Make sure they're installed below a top-level /px/ directory. So, then, e.g., u07 (or whatever group you put the samples in) would be the next level below that.
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Re: PXToolkit 1.0 Available Now
« Reply #15 on: July 02, 2019, 11:16:29 AM »
Make sure they're installed below a top-level /px/ directory. So, then, e.g., u07 (or whatever group you put the samples in) would be the next level below that.

I mean they are all in order and numbered starting from 02. Is that what you mean?
Prophet 6, Prophet X, Moog Sub 37, Tempest Drum Computer, Roland V Piano, Fender American Stratocaster, Roger Linn Adrenalinn iii, Origin Effects Cali76 and SlideRig compressor, ASUS Zenbook Pro Computer, Soundcraft MTK 22 Mixer, Mark Of The Unicorn Digital Performer 10 Software.

Re: PXToolkit 1.0 Available Now
« Reply #16 on: July 02, 2019, 11:25:17 AM »
I mean they are all in order and numbered starting from 02. Is that what you mean?

There are multiple levels to consider. /px is the top-level. Then, a subdirectory for each sample group/bank, e.g., u07 (for what the user sees as sample group U8), then the category subdirectory, e.g., 10 Keyboard, then each of the zip files with the appropriate number prefix of the instrument number within that category. Here's an example from part of the Deckard's Dream pack. Hope this helps.

px
└── u07
    ├── 10 Keyboard
    │   ├── 02. DeckardsDream|Voigt-Kampff w.zip
    │   ├── 23. DeckardsDream|Luv on Fire.zip
    │   └── 27. DeckardsDream|SDRC w.zip
    └── 15 Synth
        ├── 13. DeckardsDream|Tyrell Corporation.zip
        └── 35. DeckardsDream|Electric Sheep.zip
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Re: PXToolkit 1.0 Available Now
« Reply #17 on: July 02, 2019, 11:28:11 AM »
I mean they are all in order and numbered starting from 02. Is that what you mean?

There are multiple levels to consider. /px is the top-level. Then, a subdirectory for each sample group/bank, e.g., u07 (for what the user sees as sample group U8), then the category subdirectory, e.g., 10 Keyboard, then each of the zip files with the appropriate number prefix of the instrument number within that category. Here's an example from part of the Deckard's Dream pack. Hope this helps.

px
└── u07
    ├── 10 Keyboard
    │   ├── 02. DeckardsDream|Voigt-Kampff w.zip
    │   ├── 23. DeckardsDream|Luv on Fire.zip
    │   └── 27. DeckardsDream|SDRC w.zip
    └── 15 Synth
        ├── 13. DeckardsDream|Tyrell Corporation.zip
        └── 35. DeckardsDream|Electric Sheep.zip


So I would just create folders and subsidiary folders and put the zip files in those and then bring it all over to the USB stick?
Prophet 6, Prophet X, Moog Sub 37, Tempest Drum Computer, Roland V Piano, Fender American Stratocaster, Roger Linn Adrenalinn iii, Origin Effects Cali76 and SlideRig compressor, ASUS Zenbook Pro Computer, Soundcraft MTK 22 Mixer, Mark Of The Unicorn Digital Performer 10 Software.

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Re: PXToolkit 1.0 Available Now
« Reply #18 on: July 02, 2019, 11:29:09 AM »
Make sure they're installed below a top-level /px/ directory. So, then, e.g., u07 (or whatever group you put the samples in) would be the next level below that.

I mean they are all in order and numbered starting from 02. Is that what you mean?
Lobo, are you on a Mac or PC?
"Classical musicians go to the conservatories, rock´n roll musicians go to the garages." --- Frank Zappa

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Re: PXToolkit 1.0 Available Now
« Reply #19 on: July 02, 2019, 11:30:14 AM »
I mean they are all in order and numbered starting from 02. Is that what you mean?

There are multiple levels to consider. /px is the top-level. Then, a subdirectory for each sample group/bank, e.g., u07 (for what the user sees as sample group U8), then the category subdirectory, e.g., 10 Keyboard, then each of the zip files with the appropriate number prefix of the instrument number within that category. Here's an example from part of the Deckard's Dream pack. Hope this helps.

px
└── u07
    ├── 10 Keyboard
    │   ├── 02. DeckardsDream|Voigt-Kampff w.zip
    │   ├── 23. DeckardsDream|Luv on Fire.zip
    │   └── 27. DeckardsDream|SDRC w.zip
    └── 15 Synth
        ├── 13. DeckardsDream|Tyrell Corporation.zip
        └── 35. DeckardsDream|Electric Sheep.zip


So I would just create folders and subsidiary folders and put the zip files in those and then bring it all over to the USB stick?
PXToolkit creates those folders for you (on a Mac, not sure on a PC)

"Classical musicians go to the conservatories, rock´n roll musicians go to the garages." --- Frank Zappa