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    HALION and EXS, are they Rocking well?

    Emagic\'s EXS is a brilliant program! It\'s new features as shown @NAMM turn this product from a much promising into a fully featured Soft Sampler. It adds to the desire of many people to have sampling integrated into their sequencing and is compared to hardware very low in cost. (Does not need SCSI CDR & HD Media) We welcome all it\'s users into the fine world of sampled sounds!

    Also HALION from Steinberg looks cool and is much promising. (Takes only a little while to be released)
    Eric Persing from Spectrasonic has good report with developers from both programs so compatibility will be there in advance and not in the upgrade.

    However........both companies announced Audio Streaming @NAMM.
    (I.E. taking a buffer of the sample into the RAM memory and streaming the rest of the sample while playing) Already this capability was denounced @Frankfurt.
    Halion and EXS will NOT be able to do what NEMESYS GIGA sampler and studio do.
    The invention (Endless Wave) was patented by a company called Rockwell and licensed to Nemesys only.

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    Re: HALION and EXS, are they Rocking well?

    Elle,

    Are you serious - both companies said they were NOT implementing hard disk streaming!!!!

    That blows me away.

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    Re: HALION and EXS, are they Rocking well?

    Hey Elle,

    Where did they \'denounce\' disk streaming?

    I can still only find the basic Halion announcement:

    Info center Discoveries HALion: Facts


    Direct streaming from disk allows the use of very large sample sets with no memory problem. Standard RAM streaming is
    still availible as an option.

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    Re: HALION and EXS, are they Rocking well?

    I did a cut&paste form the below DMM (www.dmm.to) newsletter.

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    X-XS4ALL-To: <hanuman@xs4all.nl>
    Mime-Version: 1.0
    X-Sender: hanuman@mail.xs4all.nl
    Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2001 20:30:43 +0800
    To: hanuman@xs4all.nl
    From: DMM <hanuman@xs4all.nl>
    Subject: E-news 1/2001

    Making Music Makes you Smarter!
    Here\'s part 1 of DMM\'s NAMM & FRANKFURT NEWS!


    1) HALION & EXS heartilly welcomed! However; audiostreaming only with NEMESYS...
    2) METAMORPHIS IS positively brilliant! Buy if before everyoneone else does... (And even then..)
    3) NEMESYS GIGA studio Upgrade 2.2 available to all registered users.
    4) BEST SERVICE Yellotools Pure Drums NOW available!
    5) UEBERSCHALL Finally a great new TECHNO TECHNO TECHNO release! (And how..)
    6) TASSMAN Super Soft Synthesizer Shipping Soon! (Exclusive Benelux States distribution by DMM)
    7) CHICKENSYS Translator; Solves everything!
    8) NU GROOVE R&B FROM E-LAB FINALLY RELEASED

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    1) HALION and EXS, are they Rocking well?
    Emagic\'s EXS is a brilliant program! It\'s new features as shown @NAMM turn this product from a much promising into a fully featured Soft Sampler. It adds to the desire of many people to have sampling integrated into their sequencing and is compared to hardware very low in cost. (Does not need SCSI CDR & HD Media) We welcome all it\'s users into the fine world of sampled sounds!

    Also HALION from Steinberg looks cool and is much promising. (Takes only a little while to be released)
    Eric Persing from Spectrasonic has good report with developers from both programs so compatibility will be there in advance and not in the upgrade.

    However; Both companies announced Audio Streaming @NAMM.
    (I.E. taking a buffer of the sample into the RAM memory and streaming the rest of the sample while playing) Already this capability was denounced @Frankfurt.
    Halion and EXS will NOT be able to do what NEMESYS GIGA sampler and studio do.
    The invention (Endless Wave) was patented by a company called Rockwell and licensed to Nemesys only.
    ************************************************** **

    2) METAMORPHIS
    What\'s there to say about METAMORPHIS?
    3 CDROMS PURE creative FLOW! Drumloops in the style of Distorted Reality and somehow also reminding of Liquid Grooves. ALL Groove Controlled with the software that ables us to change the loop speed, pitch instruments, volumes, grid, quantisation etc.
    AND Metamorphosis is unannounced. This is quite new and also new policy of Spectrasonics. Products will be only announced when they starty shipping. (You remember your 2 year old backorders on Vocal Planet? That won\'t happen again.) It would be good to buy it now, since this title is really FRESH!
    However, due to the millions of combinations by Groovecontrol it\'ll be fresh forever!

    First Spectrasonics release in GIGA format FL 450,- (Also AKAI/EMU and Roland)
    AUDIO FL 210,- (No Groovecontrol)

    http://www.spectrasonics.net


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    3) NEMESYS UPGRADES TO VERSION 2.2
    \"Unless you explore it, emotionally you cannot understand how revolutionary GigaStudio is. I never have to worry about having enough space for my samples, and the low pass filters and crossfades are done right- natural and transparent- they really work. NemeSys has built a classic.\"
    Hans Zimmer, Academy Award winning composer


    Some of the upcoming GigaStudio Version 2.2 feature improvements:
    Soon to be availalbe GigaStudio v.2.2 is a FREE update to all registered users of
    GigaStudio ( 96 and 160). To register visit http://www.nemesysmusic.com/registration.html

    Improved Database functionality:

    Increased performance in system-wide searching. Improvements in searching large disk drives
    have been measured to be 50 times faster.
    File type selection/filters are now supported.
    Directory selection/filters are now supported.
    Advanced progress meters.

    Instrument/performance handling:
    Preserve assigned patch numbers in performances.
    Ability to free all unassigned instruments from memory.

    DSP/Sampler engine:
    Velocity curve scaling - apply a programmable scale factor to any of the 15 existing
    velocity curves, giving effectively hundreds of additional velocity curves to choose from.
    External controller volume threshold feature, lets you assign a minimum threshold
    to the external volume attenuation controller (such as aftertouch, etc.). This is extremely
    useful for volume crescendo and expressive dynamics.
    Smoother dynamic filter response with external controllers, especially in the low
    filter cutoff frequencies, especially with relatively simple harmonic waveforms.
    Improved filter LFO response.
    Faster (more responsive) external control of filter resonance.

    Single system performance:
    Customizable sequencer priorities: Increase the performance of a sequencer running on the same machine as the GigaStudio.


    Are you not familiar yet with GIGA studio? Here\'s a nice independant article.

    http://www.prorec.com/prorec/articles.nsf/files/CA8823BCBE311E0B86256987008340DE


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    4) YELLOTOOLS DRUMS. EVERYBODY ALWAYS NEEDS NEW DRUMKITS!!
    On the search for new drumkits? Using Akai (compatible) EXS or GIGA sampler(s)?
    Check out Pure Drums from Yellotools, in Germany already No 1. on the instrument hitlist from Best Service. Yellotools Pure Drums has a few downloadable (YES!) demo\'s and sounds.
    AKAI and EXS cost FL 249,- GIGA format FL 299,-
    Here\'s your ticket to a free download!

    http://www.yellowtools.de/index2_e.htm


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    5) Hi Technohead, DJ, Dance Producer! Did you feel a bit lost and forgotten? There was no need for that!!


    Here\'s TECHNO IDENTITY! 2 CD\'s of Phatt Blasting Pounding Beats! FL 190,- BF 3500,-


    From Ueberschall, the people who brought HOUSEWORX, DA NU HIPHOP, BIG BEATS & EASY LISTENING!

    2 cds audio/akai - over 115 min. of dj tested german frankfurt-style technoid material. extended drum-arrangements up to one minute for professional needs. loops, lines, licks, fx, basses, rich single sounds, breaks, rolls, noize, tribal beatz, murder alarm fx, hooklines, alien vox, vinyl fx. direct access to all drum samples in akai-format.
    definitively our best techno sampling-cd.


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    6) DMM is proud as to announce it\'s exclusive distributorship for TASSMAN.
    The Ultimate Soft Synth for the New Millenium!


    With a good Sampler and a good Synthesiser you can produce ANY sound required.
    We have great sampled synthesizers (Wizoo Powered Wave etc.) But the need for THE REAL THING was and will always be there!
    That\'s why DMM is proud as to announce it\'s distributorship for TASSMAN.
    The Ultimate Soft Synth for the New Millenium!
    (Remember the last thing we introduced was the first Softsampler!!)

    Physical Modeling at it\'s best -- Applied Acoustics Systems Releases
    version 2.0 of Tassman software synthesizer.

    Applied Acoustics Systems (AAS) has announced the release of version 2.0
    of its award-winning product, the Tassman, a modular software
    synthesizer, based on physical modeling. The Tassman 2.0 now features
    support for the DXi and VST plug-in formats, unnoticeable latency for
    even the most demanding live performances, a tighter integration of the
    Builder/Player interfaces and brand new sound modules.

    \"I was personally overwhelmed at the warm reception that we received
    from the user community worldwide for our first version and I am very
    confident that Tassman 2.0 will affirm our continuing leadership in the
    development of some of the most exciting technologies in the digital
    audio industry\" said Marc-Pierre Verge, CEO of Applied Acoustics
    Systems. \"The last 10 months have been very exciting watching Tassman
    evolve into a mature product, and above all a musical instrument that
    will meet the needs of even the most demanding musicians\".

    Developed for amateur and professional musicians, sound designers, and
    audio post-producers, the Tassman can simulate vintage analog
    synthesizers and acoustic instruments, create innovative hybrid
    instruments, and perform real-time processing of audio files. The
    Tassman offers users \"building blocks\", based on analog hardware and
    acoustic objects which can be patched using their inputs and outputs for
    the creation of an infinite number of instruments. This building block
    tactic allows users to save each patch in an ever expanding library.

    The Tassman is the first modular software synthesizer to incorporate
    physical models of analog hardware, acoustic objects and musical
    instruments that are easily controlled by an aesthetic and ergonomic
    user interface. The physical modeling approach used in the Tassman
    offers musicians the same expressive possibilities as real instruments.

    The Tassman Modular Software Synthesizer

    The TassmanTM is a powerful software synthesizer based on physical
    modeling technology. The modular architecture of the software reproduces
    the features of vintage analog synths, allowing you to construct
    instruments on the fly by patching different modules together from the
    module library.

    The library includes many analog type modules, but also modules
    simulating acoustic objects and instruments such as beams, plates,
    strings, tubes, etc. The TassmanTM makes no distinction between
    different module types which means that you can reproduce your favorite
    vintage analog synthesizer, recreate or invent acoustic instruments, but
    also combine analog and acoustic modules to create very innovative
    hybrid constructions.

    The TassmanTM generates sound by simulating the different modules
    through physical modeling. This technology uses the laws of physics to
    reproduce the behavior of an object. In other words the TassmanTM solves
    mathematical equations describing how an object functions. It uses no
    sampling or wave table synthesis, it simply calculates the sound as you
    play in accordance to the controls it receives.
    The TassmanTM is comprised of two applications. Instruments are
    constructed in the Tassbuilder by patching together different modules
    selected from the library. Modules are simply building blocks, with
    inputs and outputs connected by virtual wires. The modular architecture
    also allows you to define patches you make as new library modules for
    inclusion in later patches. Instruments created in the Tassbuilder are
    saved as very short text files making it incredibly easy to exchange
    instruments with other users... it\'s as simple as sending an email !

    Once an instrument has been created, the Tassplayer is called to play
    the synth. It interprets the file generated by the builder, and
    automatically generates the playing interface corresponding to the newly
    created instrument. The front panel display of the TassmanTM was
    inspired by classic analog hardware making it easy to understand and
    use.

    All the controls on the player interface can been moved with the mouse
    or mapped to external MIDI controllers giving you complete creative
    control over every aspect of your newly created instrument.

    Both the full version of the TassmanTM and the demo version come
    complete with over 100 prepatched synths and instruments, with over 300
    presets sounds. Rest assured, these constructions do not even begin to
    scratch the surface of the full potential of the software.
    The Tassman 2.0 will is currently available, 2001 and lists for FL 999,- BF 18700
    The software functions on a Windows 95, 98, 2000 or NT operating system.


    Tassman is located at http://www.applied-acoustics.com/


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    7) CHICKENSYS the software that solves all compatibility products!!
    Ever wondered what to do with your Samplecell CDROMS since you are using GIGA studio now?
    (Or with your Roland CDROMS now you have an S6000?)
    Well, do not throw them away, YOU CAN LOAD THEM AGAIN!
    Into ANY sampler? YES! Perfectly? YES!


    There were some programmes before that pretended this, but CHICKENSYS does it!
    Do you have a Kurzweil and do you find that it is not so compatible as it should be?
    Chickensys! Are there very comples programmed multisamples that do not convert easily into GIGA sampler or Studio? Chickensys! You bought an AKAI but you still have 20 EMU CDROMS? Chickensys!

    http://www.chickensys.com


    ************************************************** **


    E-LAB releases NU GROOVE RNB -DISC 1
    (900+ Loops & Samples)

    Here comes the direct follow up disc to the hugely successful of Strictly RnB -Nu Grove RnB! This disc is absolutely filled to the brim with Funky Futuristic RnB Grooves and HipHop Drums. The Audio CD comes with 73 minutes of Luxury Loops & Beats. No RnB or HipHop producer of rank can afford to miss this amazing Groove Euphoria. We are sure that anyone of the cool Groove Kits can be the direct fuel for your next chart aiming track. Nu Groove RnB will be the best way to get a head start into the charts, and create loads of rhythm inspiration for years to come!!


    *THE AUDIO CD: 97 track indexes of Drum Loops & Drum Samples. Bpm range from 50-111 bpm.


    NU GROOVE RNB -DISC 2
    (1.533 loops and samples)

    THE TC WAVE CD-ROM: Here You get all the sounds on the audio cd disc, plus an additional 120 Mb of loops & samples. These 648 Mb of sounds are all grouped into four different categories:

    *GROOVE KITS -a classic mix of extended drum loops with most of the drum samples/loops that was used in the main loop. An absolutely essential way to get all the cool variations needed to get your track up & going quickly! In most of the Groove Kits you get the full loop with its variations and fills. But also the main loop without the fat snare, and the deep kick. All to give you the largest possible creative use of the beats in your production. Stay Funky!

    *LOOPTOOLS -a great intuitive section of the drumloops matched to a three interactive BPMs (70, 85 and 100 BPM), all cut to an exact number of bars and acidized -making all loops compatible and creatively more useful.

    *SOUNDTOOLS -three separate folders of all the essential drums sounds for producing RNB grooves and adding nu beats to your arrangements.
    *DEMOTOOLS -free access to 600+ Loops and Samples from all e-LAB libraries: X-Static Goldmine series, XTcFiles Series, Abstract series, Vinylistics series, Strictly Series etc. All loops are cut to an exact number of bars, and matched to a few interactive BPMs and acidized -making all TC compatible!


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    DMM NEW PRODUCTS
    DMM has picked up a fine line of Professional Audio products (Yes, Hardware!)
    We\'ll let you know as soon as everything is established.
    You liked what we did so far?
    You will LOVE our Total upcoming product range!


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    Kindly,


    Andreas van Engelen
    Mariette Laport
    Isabelle Fabre


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    Re: HALION and EXS, are they Rocking well?

    that\'s bull****.

    If nemesys could write a program that wasn\'t FILLED with bugs, then it wouldn\'t matter...we shouldn\'t be punished for this! I don\'t understand how you can patent something like that? Maybe the actual method or code but not the idea of streaming media from a disk...what the hell is that?

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