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last updated 03-Nov-2002

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Chromatia Tuner 1.0 (190 KBytes) by FMJ-Software

  • 20$ shareware, Chromatia turns your computer into an advanced 'reference quality' instrument tuner with a very short response time
  • works with almost any instrument, precision is about 0.1 Hz up to around C8 (depends on the audio material of course), supported range is 9 octaves, from C1 to C10
  • automatic or manual note selection modes
  • reference tone option
  • 'Beat tone' option - tune without looking at the computer screen
  • supports more than twenty different temperaments, from historic tunings such as pythagorean, meantone, just, or well tempered tunings, to the modern day equal temperament tuning - it also supports octave stretching
  • optional real-time spectrum analyzer graph to show you the complexity of the sound

    WavTuner 1.01 (108 KBytes) by Rene Koeck

  • 5$ shareware :-) , very nice and useful tool to automatically tune instrument samples in WAV-format by changing the replay-rate, wildcards *.wav are possible too!
  • the target frequency can be specified in Hertz or as a note, samples can also be transposed by semitone-steps
  • all mic-sampled instruments of the Sample-CD 'no.1 instruments' were tuned with WavTuner
  • NEW: fixed the runtime-error which occured on CPUs > 200 MHz (it's a borland programming library bug)
  • NEW: shareware-limit raised to 100k

    SS Tuner 1.0 (105 KBytes) by Salvo of
    Sampled Sensations

  • freeware, FFT-based automatic tuner for instruments in Fasttracker II XI format and WAV PCM format
  • through a graphic interface, you can select the whole wave form or just a part of it, to let you tune even a single part of sound (read the included documentation SSTUNER.HTM)

    ITxt 2.02 (8 KBytes) by ZaStaR

  • same as XM Commenter, but for Impulse Tracker - modules
  • a MUST HAVE for every IT composer
  • NEW: some minor fixes

    PutInst 3.0 (21 KBytes) by Andy Voss

  • replaces the instrument list of a module (MOD, XM, S3M, STM and MTM) with an ASCII text file
  • reverse operation: samplename extraction to text file
  • automatic S3M/XM "#-of-instrument" refit for large text files
  • S3M/MTM sample filenames and XM samplenames can be changed as well
  • works in step-by-step or command line entry mode

    XM Commenter (111 KBytes) by AKA

  • create ASCII art with your favourite texteditor and add it to your XM as (instrument) text
  • a MUST HAVE for every XM composer

    Virtual Audio Cable 3.04 (93 KBytes) by Eugene Muzychenko

  • 39$ shareware, VAC is a windows device driver which creates pairs of Wave In/Out devices with direct internal connection, multi-client capability for each port - no more "device already in use" messages
  • the ZIP contains separate versions for Win9x (DirectSound) and WinNT 4.0, all transfers are made in 32-bit kernel mode, improving performance and stability
  • (saturating) sound mixing between clients at output port (yep, this emulates a multimultimultichannel-card!)
  • both cable sides are standard Windows wave devices, you can use "In" and "Out" ports of each cable with any program that works with audio devices
  • all audio data sent to OUT appear as recorded data at IN in same format
  • included Audio Repeater (transfers from any Wave In to any Wave Out device to actually *hear* what your virtual cables do)
  • use it to create chains of software synthesizers, audio processors, recorders ...
  • NEW: synchronous transfer mode eliminates possible audio stream errors and synchronizes the transfer with a real sound card speed
  • NEW: Control Panel application dynamically configures the VAC - no more registry hacking
  • NEW: HTML help file makes easier to learn VAC principles and usage
  • NEW: automatic installation/uninstallation program helps you to uninstall and remove the VAC

    Total Recorder 2.2 (728 KBytes) by High Criteria Inc.

  • 12$ shareware (records up to 40 seconds if unregistered), universal sound recording tool that allows to record different digital and analog sounds, including the output of other programs via a virtual sound-device, e.g. RealPlayer, WinAmp or live Internet broadcasts - just everything you can hear through your soundcard
  • uses a virtual sound driver to capture the sound output from another program, by installing this driver, and setting this device as the default, different sound reproducing programs send their output stream to Total Recorder's driver and not to the driver of a real device - Total Recorder then passes the information to the sound card driver
  • a built-in scheduler lets you schedule future recordings and playbacks, or you can use Total Recorder’s command line options with an external scheduler such as Microsoft Task Scheduler

    Hubi's MIDI loopback device 2.5 (39 KBytes) by Dipl. Ing. Hubert
    'Hubi' Winkler

  • virtual MIDI driver - damn fine piece of freeware
  • up to 4 ports (port names can be edited) with multi client IN/OUT, full sysex support
  • connect/sync multiple MIDI programs (virtual midi cables between different soundcards, softsynths, midi-sequencers ...)
  • adds MultiClient I/O for all MIDI drivers (never again "MIDI device is currently in use by another ...")
  • MidiCable: simple MIDI application with transformations and filter, SysEx thru

    MidiMap 0.95 (17 KBytes) by P. DooM

  • freeware, clever MIDI-controller mapper with changeable mapping-shapes
  • logarithmic, exponential and linear interpolation, map controller with multiple interpolations (e.g. exponential for the lower values, logarithmic for higher values)
  • selectable mapping range
  • graphical preview of mapping range and curve
  • map one in-controller to several out-controllers with different shape-curves
  • map many in-controllers to the same out-controller with different shape-curves
  • listen-button for quick mapping

    MIDI Yoke 1.63 (30 KBytes) by Jamie O'Connell

  • freeware virtual MIDI cable, allows to connect the MIDI ouput from one program to the MIDI input of a different program
  • offers up to 16 MIDI ports, each port allows multiple opens of both input and outputs: up to 3 openings per port
  • NEW: The Windows 3.1/9x/ME version of MIDI Yoke will now present up to 16 different input and output ports. Each port can be opened by to 4 applications at each end (input and output).

    MIDI-OX 6.41 (1369 KBytes) by Jamie O'Connell &
    Jerry Jorgenrud

  • freeware, the #1 MIDI monitor and system exclusive librarian, includes a virtual MIDI port driver
  • performs monitoring, filtering and mapping of MIDI data streams
  • displays incoming MIDI streams, and passes the data to a MIDI output driver or the MIDI Mapper, you can generate MIDI data using the computer keyboard or the built-in control panel
  • you can record and log MIDI data and then convert it to a standard MIDI file for playing it back through a sequencer
  • NEW: version 6.4.1 is purely a maintenance release against the 6.4 of yesterday: a small, but annoying SysEx bug has been repaired. After choosing Send/Receive SysEx…, re-sending the result from the Display Window would sometimes send only the first message of a multi-part SysEx message
  • NEW: new scripting engine implemented, using MIDI-OX as a COM server, scripting information is documented in MOXScript.rtf and in the help files
  • NEW: keyboard piano now configurable for better usability for foreign keyboards
  • NEW: controllers + values sent during Panic now configurable
  • NEW: Discard option added for map targets, allowing map statements to filter data with finer granularity than the global MIDI Filter
  • NEW: Aftertouch added to the MIDI status view, and maps can be appended to the currently loaded map (versus replacement)
  • NEW: MIDI status configuration now restored properly from profiles
  • NEW: the name of the currently loaded Port Map preset is retained and displayed across sessions
  • NEW: added SysEx logging for MF2T format
  • NEW: repaired bug in restoring data maps from INI profiles

    midi thruway 2.020 (677 KBytes) by Metaphoric Software

  • freeware: it's a system-wide replacement for all MIDI "thru" connections in the many MIDI programs running on your system
  • allows any MIDI input to be connected to any MIDI output, in any combination, this allows multiple instruments to be controlled from the same external keyboard, or a single sound card or MIDI module to be controlled from multiple controllers simultaneously ...
  • comprehensive filtering and channelization functions give extensive control over each MIDI data stream
  • all settings can be saved in presets for quick recall of complex setups
  • SysEx messages of any size can be transmitted to several outputs, simultaneously
  • NEW: minor fixes

    NE-DT2 Ditolizer 2.b (1031 KBytes) by Nifflas

  • freeware, advanced MIDI-thru program, supports up to 20 MIDI-in and 20 MIDI-out devices
  • interface is based on cables and machines, nice GUI, easy to use
  • NEW: 2 new extras: 5 Controller Change LFO's and a mixer
  • NEW: the MIDI indicator has different colours for different message types

    n-Track Studio 3.01 (2589 KBytes) by F.A.Soft

  • 42$ shareware (64$ for the 24 bit version), multitrack audio/MIDI sequencer, supports VST instruments/effects + DXi as well as ASIO + WDM
  • Wave and MIDI tracks are treated in the same fashion: all the controls work in a similar way for both audio and MIDI tracks
  • support for 24 bit input/output (and 24 bit wave files) to exploit the state-of-the-art recording quality of the latest soundcards
  • a single track can contain a number of (non overlapping) wave files
  • automation of DirectX and VST effects parameters (works with any existing VST plug-ins but only with DirectX plug-ins that specifically support the automation of their parameters)
  • record/play VU meters with clip indicators
  • Velocity/Controller Piano Roll view
  • option of automatic volume and pan fades: fade-in/out, cross fades, boost the volume of a track when it plays a solo etc ...
  • the result will be rendered into a final WAV and/or MID (depends of the content of the tracks of course)
  • NEW: selection of channels to use with multichannel soundcards in the VUmeter/Settings dialog box
  • NEW: paste groups of MIDI events multiple times in the Piano Roll window
  • NEW: now supports recording of wave files bigger than 2 GB

    VTT 1.80 (3670 KBytes) by Carrot Innovations

  • 32$ shareware which allows to play and mix MP3s and WAVs - nice DJ tool probably (I'm not a DJ)
  • includes a multi-channel "virtual" mixer board, modelled like real mixer boards, song position memory
  • "virtually automatic BPM matching system", hehe, you have to count out the rhythm with space bar and VTT calculates the BPM :-)
  • Skins, DSP Effects, joystick support, configurable hotkeys, smooth bend, SFX manager ...
  • NEW: support for WinAMP input modules (ie Nitrane, MOD and CDDA plugins) and WinAMP DSP modules (ie AudioStocker and DeFX)
  • NEW: Jog Wheel skin / support to control pitch bend and position
  • NEW: File Finder plugin so you don't have to go to File | Open... anymore
  • NEW: improved playlist plugin with increased stability, "Time last played" column, and "skip to next song" capability

    DJ Master 98 2.24 (681 KBytes) by QME Productions

  • 39$ shareware turntable for "digital" DJ's - plays back 2 wavs simultaneously including mixer, easy pitch control (for BPM sync), level meters, loop option
  • if only one wavedevice is used you can use the "banks" (big buttons) to fire up some FX sounds on the 2nd wave device
  • requires two waveplay devices (two soundcards or one soundcard with several wavedevices)
  • NEW: audio-CD support
  • NEW: improved DSP engine, DSP controls tool added
  • NEW: improved marker engine (On/Off marker buttons added)
  • NEW: pitch range option (±8%, ±16%, ±24%)

    MJ Studio 1.05 (2307 KBytes) by D-LUSiON

  • 35$ shareware, virtual mixing console for the digital dj, with support for MP3 and WAV, supports 2 soundcards for monitoring & mixing
  • drag your songs into one of the two decks, use realtime functions like pitching, scratching, volume, 3 band equalizer, independently for each deck
  • match the speed of the tracks with the automatic bpm detector, mix your mp3s with a cross fader
  • mouse wheel support, playlist support, MJ Studio will play the complete playlist without any gaps between the songs by using the "automix" function
  • includes support for DAS ("d-lusion audio server"), DAS syncs all D-Lusion programs

    Enveloper 1.2 (177 KBytes) by It-Alien

  • freeware, it allows you to modify (mirror, stretch, amplify), load and save volume- and panning-envelopes of your Fast Tracker's eXtended Instrument files
  • quote from the readme: "many people will find it useless, some others will love it, depending of their use of envelopes"
  • well, I personally thought it could be useful, but the "user interface" doesn't make it as easy as it should

    Pump b4 (1529 KBytes) by Bram Bos

  • beta version (freeware) of a MIDI step sequencer for Windows 9x/NT, exports to standard midi (.mid) files
  • concentrates on the main things, so if you are confused by the bells and whistles of "common" MIDI sequencers this could be yours!
  • Up to 16 tracks simultaneously, cool interface: TB-303, TR-909, Grid editor ...
  • MIDI-Sync master, realtime MIDI echo/delay unit, integrated SysEx manager, support for continuous controllers, built-in arpeggiator
  • popular synths supported with preset functions

    The Tuareg 1.5 (2444 KBytes) by Bram Bos

  • freeware interactive phrase sampler: The Ultimate Application for Rapid Electronic Groove-construction (tm) ;-)
  • additionally to the FREE version there's a "FAT version" 35$ shareware with 12 stereo channels, plugins, MP3 export, resonant filters
  • it's not a softsynth, but a sequencer/loop-composer/remixer that creates tracks out of the loops, samples and short sounds you feed it with
  • some tech specs: 6 mono channels, 1024 measures / song, 200 wav samples / song
  • features RaGE unit (drumcomputer) and BLiSS unit (bassline sequencer)
  • optionally renders songs to WAV
  • NEW: FAT version only: ASIA (Advanced Source Inclusion Architecture) fully implemented (FAT only) + stunning sample packages by Brian Cowell included
  • NEW: unused sample detection bug fixed

    Modread 1.11 (31 KBytes) by Lface

  • freeware tool to view or extract info and song-/sample-text of modules into a file (pipe to standard output)
  • supports most module formats including IT, XM, MOD, S3M, STM, 669, MTM, PAC, DMF, MED, AMS, FAR, ULT, PLM, OKT, PTM, UNI, WAV, MPEG

    XM optimizer 1.2 (21 KBytes) by BUGSY/OBSESSiON

  • nice little tool for automatic size optimization of FastTracker XM's, works with wildcards (*.xm) too, incl. full sourcecode
  • removes unused patterns and samples + cleans up stuff behind the 2nd loop point (FT2's "minimize sample" function)
  • it's CARDWARE, not freeware, be sure to read SHRINKXM.TXT :-)
  • NEW: kicked the Pentium bug (runtime error 200)

    X-Mix99 1.3a (261 KBytes) by Matthias Fellbrich

  • 20$ shareware, DJ-mixer for the EWS64 L/XL soundcards, uses 2 x Winamp (version 1.9 or better) as players
  • once again: it requires an EWS64 L/XL soundcard, if you don't have one don't download this file
  • it plays back all music-formats which are supported by Winamp
  • there's a crossfader, two faders for the pitches + and monitor volumes through EWS hardware
  • prelisten via headphone jack of the EWS frontpanel, playback through the rear line out
  • selection of songs and creation of playlists via WinAmp
  • BPM-counter, automatic pitch adjust
  • NEW: new design
  • NEW: song database stores songs with BPM and Cue-points
  • NEW: BPM-calculation through pitch compare while mixing

    AnalogX VirtualPiano 1.06 (42 KBytes) by AnalogX

  • freeware, allows to use your computer keyboard as a MIDI keyboard
  • you can adjust channel, velocity and patch (program) number

    AnalogX Frequency Converter 1.02 (33 KBytes) by AnalogX

  • handy freeware tool, converts frequency to note and vice versa

    RelayKB (208 KBytes) by Norsez Orankijanan

  • freeware, originally written to get rid of controlling Rebirth's mini-knobs with the mouse
  • RELAY allows to use your computer keyboard as a MIDI keyboard and to tweak up to 10 knobs or midi controllers of soft- (use Hubi's Loopback Device) or hardware-synths in real time (if your brain has that kind of multi-processing capability)
  • it can't replace the comfort of real knobs, but I found it way better than fiddling around with mouse/mousewheel
  • you can type in labels for the sliders, take snapshots of slider positions, save and load those sliders settings and snapshots
  • change the speed of how the sliders are controlled by the keyboard by scrolling the 'speed' slider
  • comes with all necessary options and more: modulation slider, pitch bend, tone selector (MIDI program), variable velocity function ... and even a little arpeggiator
  • transpose octave up/down by pressing F3, F4
  • NEW: RelayKB is a fusion of Relay + KBIIMIDI + sysex dumper with improved interface

    AnalogX SayIt 2.02 (197 KBytes) by AnalogX

  • freeware, remember those C64 & Atari speech synthesizers? here's the one for your PC!
  • inspired by the Speak&Spell, AnalogX SayIt can say (relatime preview and render into a WAV) any word that you type into it, with some, you may need to type them in the way they sound, instead of the way they are spelled
  • unlike most of the other AnalogX programs, the author don't want any suggestions for this one because he wrote the original core a LONG time ago isn't overly excited about expanding on it
  • NEW: fixed some problems with realtime preview

    Soundplant 61299 (1807 KBytes) by Marcel Blum

  • freeware low latency digital audio performance program, no external devices needed and no MIDI involved (means: no support for MIDI keyboard)
  • it turns the computer keyboard into a customizable sample-triggering device, allowing the assignment of sound files of unlimited length to keyboard keys
  • can be used to add a live track to a song, to mix together tracks in realtime, to create music or loops from scratch, as a drum pad, or as a performance or installation tool
  • 50 keyboard keys can be used to trigger sounds, capable of playing 8 stereo or mono samples simultaneously
  • samples can be played from Disk or from RAM, this way RAM management can be completely controlled by the user
  • customizable sound triggering, allowing for looping, sustains, restarts, muting, and off-triggering
  • on-screen display of the keyboard can be color-coded to create visual metaphors
  • plays .wav and .aif files, those who support this freeware by a small donation of whatever kind will get a special .mp3-playing version
  • saves and loads keyboard configurations as .keymap files

    SoundFX NT 2.01 (247 KBytes) by Lawrence Rust,
    Software Systems

  • 25$ shareware, DOS-sound emulator for NT, works for games (Doom1&2, Heretic, Duke Nukem 2 & 3D ...) and also for trackers!
  • SoundFX provides a complete emulation of a SoundBlaster 16 card, for me "IT.EXE /sITSB16.MMX /m40000" worked fine (44100 Hz produced clicks)
  • hints from the author about using IT214 (networked) (08-Apr-99):
    "I've noticed that sound breaks up when running on an Intel P200MMX using the Itsb16.mmx driver - indicative of running out of CPU time. I've tried reducing the sample rate to 22000Hz by adding the /m22000 argument to the it.exe command line and all appears OK - you can do this by creating a PIF for the program. It's probably also worthwhile setting the idle sensitivity to low in the PIF properties for the program. A PPro200 using ITSB16B.DRV requires a /m16000 argument. NB the release build of SoundFX will typically allow a 33% increase in sample rate - cheaper than a faster PC! If you restrict yourself to 8bit stereo by specifying /sITSBPRO.DRV then the release build supports the full 44kHz output rate."
  • FastTracker did not work for me, it was terribly slow including the sound, something obviously collides, but the author will look into this, maybe he is able to fix that, let's hope so!
  • NEW: complete software emulation of the Adlib FM synthesiser
  • NEW: all PCM sound output now uses DirectSound 3.0, for lower overhead and better digitised effects, good news for Impulse Tracker users with sample rates up to 44kHz now
  • NEW: MIDI input + SoundBlaster MIDI mode (non MPU401) output
  • NEW: joystick support in eval version too
  • NEW: now delays for longer after a write to the FM synth to ensure hardware timings are not violated in Win2000 which no longer delays after port writes

    WaveTools 1.0 (210 KBytes) by Paul Kellett

  • freeware audio analyser, source selection allows WAV files as well as live sources (soundcard)
  • includes a spectrum analyser (unfortunately without axis captions), a volume meter (RMS, peak and correlation), a scope (incl. vector scope) and a signal generator
  • nothing for academic use, but you may find it usefull though

    XM Cleaner (206 KBytes) by Nino Porcino

  • very useful freeware tool, allows to resort and reorganize patterns, instruments and tracks of your chaotic songs
  • pattern reorganization automatically reorders and renumbers patterns following the song list order
  • with instruments reorganization you easily change instrument numbers without affecting the song
  • same goes for track reorganization, very useful to insert or move a channel at a certain position

    DJ-System 2.51 (541 KBytes) by Edy

  • freeware player developed especially by and for DJ's, it emulates a Denon's DN2000F MkII CD player
  • you can open multiple instances of DJS and setup each one to use the same soundcard (via DirectX) or multiple soundcards
  • mouse wheel support, precise control of speed (pitch) and position, search, zero latency (from hitting PLAY)
  • VU-meter, pan+volume slider, keyboard control, Pioneer style CUE key, customizable pitch range, "elastic" pitch bend feature, drag & drop, downmix
  • loads WAV, MP3 and M3U-(winamp)-playlists
  • requires latest version of DirectX, means: does not work under NT

    Spectrogram 4.12 (172 KBytes) by Richard Horne

  • realtime dual channel audio spectrum analyzer
  • provides either a scrolling time-frequency display or a spectrum analyzer scope display from any sound source connected to your sound card or a WAV file
  • you can set the frequency resolution and choose between linear and logarithmic frequency scales

    MP3 Surgeon (2280 KBytes) by AnalogX

  • 20$ shareware tool to directly do some basic editing on your mp3's, VBR support
  • Trim Tool: trim any blank/unwanted sections
  • Split Tool: split your mp3 into unlimited segments and to any length you want
  • Join Tool: join multiple mp3's, even mp3's with different bitrates
  • Preview Tool: create any length preview of an mp3
  • Batch Tool: batch process the split / join / preview tools on multiple mp3's
  • able to repair mp3's (automatically removes broken mpeg frames, and non-mpeg data)
  • view/edit id3 tag's
  • view hidden data, find hidden web pages, graphics, credits ...

    MixVibes 2.10 (721 KBytes) by Eric Guez

  • 29$ shareware DJ-tool, plays multiple audio files (MixVibes Pro is 59$ and supports video types too) on 2 .. 16 mixer channels: wav, mp3 (uses Xaudio MPEG audio engine), wma, au, aif, midi ...
  • supports up to 4 soundcards (or DirectX audio drivers)
  • every mixer channel offers EQ, gain, speed, volume, pan, position in and out, automatic fade in/out, and tempo
  • playlists with start time / duration per media file, m3u supported
  • crossfader, beat counting (manual ;) ), beat matching (adjusts pitch to match tempo), talk over, mouse wheel support
  • optionally scans drive for audio files
  • stereo voice removal, media database (order, find, select)
  • NEW: MixVibes Pro: version 2.23 available at authors site, fixes some bugs

    Wave To Note 1.1 (116 KBytes) by Hagen Lorenz

  • nice Win32 program which loads a mono WAV and shows it's spectrum
  • to determine the base frequency click onto the highest and most left peak (only the horizontal coordinate of the mouse pointer is used)
  • now it tells you the frequency / nearest note value and allows you to retune the instrument to the exact frequency of this note
  • works fine, very helpful to tune a sample or analyze it's frequencies

    Loop Catalog (157 KBytes) by Jon Gilkison

  • simple freeware BPM calculator, just based on the filelength of the loop, no intelligent analyzing
  • takes a list of WAV files (drum loops or bass loops or whatever kind of loop) and catalogs their length (in bars), their bpm, plus calculates the semitone/cents offset to pitchshift the loops to another BPM
  • functions included: save the catalog list to disk, print them out for easy reference, copy the actual WAV files in the list to another location

    Music Calculator 1.3 (425 KBytes) by Entity

  • freeware, calculates typical music stuff, featuring:
  • SEC -> BPM: how many bpm is 1 bar of xx seconds in a certain timesignature?
  • BPM -> SEC: if i have one bar of music in a certain bpm in a certain timesignature, how long is that bar in seconds?
  • BYTES -> BPM: I have a loop that takes up xxxxx bytes. I know it is x bars, xx frequency, xx bits and is using x channels but what bpm does it have?
  • DIGITAL DELAY CALCULATOR: I have a song in xx bpm, what delay times can I use?
  • BPM -> Hz: If I would like to Sync LFO to bpm, how many hz is xx bpm?
  • MEMORY CALCULATOR: how much space will a sample with a certain quality and length take?

    Studio Calculator 1.3 (22 KBytes) by MadMagnus

  • 5$ shareware multi-function calculator, includes the following 3 calculators:
  • Timestretch calculator, accurate to 1/100th of a percent, allowing easy stretch percentage computation from one BPM to another
  • BPM calculator with a tap-tempo button
  • Note and Measures length calculator, allowing easy calculation of note lengths from 64th triplets up to dotted whole notes, can also be used to calculate the length of any number of measures between 1 and 64, can be linked to the BPM calculator or used as a separate unit
  • NEW: ability to store settings between sessions

    WaveZIP 2.0 (2763 KBytes) by Gadget Labs

  • freeware, very good digital audio file compressor (lossless), supports 8 and 16-bit WAV, ACD (Sonic Foundry ACID) and Cakewalk BUN files
  • I checked it, and indeed, it's not only faster, WaveZIP packed files are around 10% smaller (average) than WinRAR packed files (multimedia-compression + largest dictionary)
  • drawback: the interface doesn't support drag'n'drop of directories, if you want to pack a whole directory structure with hundreds of subdirectories - bad luck ...
  • ... but! :-) hint from MAZ: get a good FileManager (like Total Commander) who is able to put the result of a filemask-based search into a window and you can drag all those files onto WaveZIP - voila!
  • supports single files only, if you have thousands of small files you will get thousands of smaller packed files instead of one big archive file
  • upgradeable to 24 bit audio files for 29$, but no try-before-buy in 24 bit mode, I'll be back with my test results later!

    Module Indexer 2.0 (44 KBytes) by chisel

  • freeware, name says it, it builds index files as HTML for your modules and includes some basic file manager functions as well
  • supports filetypes .it .s3m .xm .mod .mtm .far .669 .mt2 .mp3 .stm .wow .liq

    XIBIT 0.2b (9 KBytes) by sublyme

  • freeware tool which could be handy for those of you who want to separate their samples by bit-depth
  • it creates an "8bit" and a "16bit" directory in the current directory, checks all .XI and .WAV files in the current dir to see if they are 8 bit or 16 bit and moves them to ... you'll find out

    MODNamer 2.6 (309 KBytes) by Mauro 'DjM' Molinari

  • straight tiny freeware tool, renames one or more module files at once using their song title
  • all the common module formats supported: MOD, S3M, XM, IT (incl. compressed), TWN, NTK, BMW/BMX (Buzz), MT2, NST, WOW, STM, 669, FAR, MTM, ULT, MDL
  • supports drag'n'drop of files and directories from external applications
  • NEW: MP3 support (incl. artist name handling)
  • NEW: options can now be saved into an .INI file

    AnalogX TrackSeek 2.06 (250 KBytes) by AnalogX

  • freeware MP3 metasearcher, combines the power of more than 35 search engines
  • completely multi-threaded, it checks ALL of the search engines at the same time - dramatically speeding up the normally tedious process of finding the music you want
  • optionally does some basic checking of the servers, to make sure that they are up and running
  • finding (viewing) the location is only the very 1st step, as you surely know (ratio, lame servers, banners, endless link ...), but AnalogX TrackSeek makes sure you don't loose on the 1st step already
  • NEW: added AltaVista media search & removed some obsolete engines