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last updated 06-Nov-2005

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Here are some commercial sample editors:

Program Price features
Cool Edit Pro
$399 my favourite multitrack recorder/editor, just rocks, very intuitive and stylish
Sonic Foundry
$499 once the market leader, still my #1 sample editor, real 'industry standard', but still misses 24 bit audio support, a feature which shareware sample editors introduced more than 3 years ago ...
$499 the #1 for editing large files, growed up heavily since 1.x versions, now a very good editor for realtime VST and DirectX plugin use, sample-loop creation, CD-burning, MP3 encoding - a perfect all-in-one sample editor
HiSOFT Soundprobe $99 sample editor with lot's of capabilities and colorful view modes, but misses some 'professionality' in details here and there
IQ Soft
$300..$950 Software Audio Workshop, several versions available, multitrack editor, featuring realtime non destructive editing


        Cool Edit 2000   TOP!

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Cool Edit 2000 (6964 KB)
34 minutes
69$ shareware sample editor with full 24 bit / 96 kHz support, light version is 39$, Cool Edit 2000 is *the* prototype of a monster shareware which easily competes and even surpasses $$$ programs in ease of use and performance
creates peak files for high speed file cashing of huge files, supports sampler info chunk (real loops!), zoooom bigger than 1:1, plus vertical zoom
very fast spectral view + configurable frequency analysis (also logarithmic plot)
features cue and play list, Echo, Flange, Reverb, Stretch/Pitch Change, Compress, Brainwave Synchronizer, Noise Reducer, Envelope, Filter, Distortion and more
supports most every file format (MPEG plugin also available at the autors home or at my MPEG-page)
integration with Cakewalk Pro Audio - edit your waves without ever leaving Cakewalk
view waves as amplitude or frequency plots, analyze component frequencies
automatic silence detection and deletion, automatic crossfades at edit points, automatic beat-finding, cursor "Snap" features
MP3 encoder/decoder available for the 64-track HD recording system COOL EDIT PRO, registered version is 29$
NEW: Adobe acquired Syntrillium's technology assets incl. Cool Edit

        GoldWave 5.04        

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GoldWave 5.04 (1501 KB)
8 minutes
Chris Craig
40$ shareware, 32 bit multithreaded sound editor
10 Band EQ, lowpass, highpass, bandpass & bandstop filters, distortion, doppler, noise gate, user defined filter, flanger ...
realtime stereo scope, expression evaluator
configurable storage: direct to disk or RAM
direct editing ("painting") with mouse
level activated recording
NEW: major update - 10 years Goldwave - happy birthday!
NEW: advanced virtual editing system
NEW: expandable plug-in architecture
NEW: more ...

        Multiquence 2.50  TOP!

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Multiquence 2.50 (816 KB)
4 minutes
Chris Craig
45$ shareware, nice straight forward multitrack digital editor / audio processor with video effects support
includes all basic functions you need: flanger, EQ, pan, speed, volumes envelopes
all functions work realtime, but there's a catch: the only thing you really can adjust while playing are the channel volume sliders
master volume (incl. level meter), track volume, Mute and Solo controls
editing/playback markers, drag-and-drop editing, multiple undo-levels
sequences can consist of digital audio (WAV ...), CD audio, MIDI and video streams
supports multiple recording sections, for each section you can choose record device and input source (mic, line, CD, midi)
does not support multiple devices for playback
NEW: new, improved system of video effects, brightness/contrast settings, speed control for video sections
NEW: uncompressed video format support when saving
NEW: alignment settings for text caption sections
NEW: graphs for compressed audio files (waveforms now shown for MP3 files)
NEW: title bars on section boxes for easier selection/dragging, even when fade/pan graphs shown
NEW: Playback time and frame counter in master control window

        SoundEngine 2.71        

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SoundEngine 2.71 (391 KB)
2 minutes
freeware sample editor with full 24 bit / 96 kHz support
loads WAV and MP3
includes realtime spectrum analyser and phase checker (correlation meter)
includes 30 effects, such as compressor, noise gate, chorus, delay, reverb, different EQ's, all kind of filters, distortion, phaser, tremolo, vibrato
all dialogs got customizable presets, nice
content of some pulldown boxes is in japanese :-)
unfortunately no support for external DirectX- or VST effect plugins

        Sampled 2.0        

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Sampled 2.0 (2595 KB)
13 minutes
the #1 freeware sample-editor (Windows version), unfortunately can't handle stereo files (yet?)
plenty of functions: spectrum editor, FM, filters (Low/High/Band-pass and Notch, all Time-Variable(TVFs), loops (don't work for WAV)
oscillators for TVFs, AM, FM, etc.
compressor/limiter/expander, resample, reverse, morph, flanger, delay, harmonizer, reverb...
own plugin system
reads WAV, XI, RAW and AU wave files

        Sampled 1.24        

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Sampled 1.24 (396 KB)
2 minutes
DOS (Win 95/98)
#1 freeware sample-editor for DOS, typical old school look & feel
plenty of functions: spectrum editor, FM, filters (Low/High/Band-pass and Notch, all Time-Variable(TVFs), loops (don't work for WAV), compressor/limiter/expander, resample, reverse, morph, flanger, delay, harmonizer, reverb...
loads and saves .WAV, .RAW, .XI, .FTN, .NRS files + reads sampler-disks of ROLAND S-50, S-330, S-550, S-750, S-760, S-770, EMAX II, ASR 10, AKAI S-x000 - discs
NEW: 16 bit sound playing/sampling (finally those fine editing capabilities are not wasted anymore on 8 bit samples!)
NEW: fixed this bug which interpreted the info-chunks of WAVs as sample-data
NEW: user-defined filters (plug-ins) using ASCII text files filter specifications :-) (description at authors homepage)
NEW: spectral effects (Voice Modifier, String-ize, Get Pitch), echo-killer, robotize (Human to Robot voice modifier), TVShifter (strange Time-Variable frequency shifter) ...
NEW: some more things added / fixed


        VSampler 2.75  TOP!

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VSampler 2.75 (7624 KB)
37 minutes
VSampler 2 has been ceased in October 2003 in favour of it's successor VSampler 3
realtime controllable VSTi/DXi/standalone 24bit/96kHz stereo sampler and synthesizer with up to 64 voices and 16 individual outputs
works either as native VSTi or DXi (Pro version only) offering sample accurate timing or standalone through a virtual MIDI port
loads 16/24 bit WAV/AIF (incl. loop-points and rootkey), SF2 (Creative Labs SB Live format), TTI (TerraTec instruments), LM4 drumkits and (Pro only) AKAI S-1000/S-3000 CD's and ZIP-discs, AKAI S1000 PRG and P files as well as AKAI S5000/S6000 AKP files, VSampler exports SF2 and VBS (it's own bank format, which includes all bank-specific settings)
fully customizable realtime controls (modulation wheel, assignable controllers, pitchbend), integrates external VST effect plugins and even hosts VST instruments
supports realtime effects, such as volume-, filter- and LFO-envelopes with linear or logarithmic envelopes, two velocity controlled filters (modes LP, HP, BP, notch), two LFO's
velocity zones allow to use different samples in dependence of the velocity to create very realistic instruments, incl. velocity zone crossfades
includes two realtime-synths: an DX7-like FM synth (imports original DX7 patches) and a classical analog-synth
automatic spreading of several imported WAV-files at the keyboard by frequency analysis, automatic mapping of split-ranges and root-keys, derived by pitch-tracking ("Track Freq" must be activated), new option for creating e.g. drum-presets from multiple WAV's loaded at once (checkbox "use next free key(s)" in Open-Dialog)
by use of templates you can apply complex instrument settings incl. keyzones to another instrument with just one mouseclick
you can make the graphical interface match the mood of your song by "skins", incl. animated rotary knobs, there are several alternative skins availabe for download
VSampler bank fileformat description available for program-developers (.hlp file + Delphi sample project) at the vsampler download page
NEW: VSampler 2 has been ceased in October 2003 in favour of it's successor VSampler 3

        Cylonix 2.00  TOP!

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Cylonix 2.00 (303 KB)
2 minutes
Win 95/98
James J. Clark
demo version of a 30$ shareware win9x realtime 18 channel vocoder (Save and some other functions disabled)
want to sound like the Cylons from Battlestar Galactica or like Kraftwerk - a channel vocoder is "a device for compressing or encoding the data needed to represent a speech waveform while still retaining the intelligibilty of the original waveform"
requires a full duplex soundcard for realtime in/out operation (CreativeLabs-card owners will realize the poor 8/16 bit "full duplex" ...)
also offers an EQ mode, means you get an 18 channel realtime EQ
some of the main features: channel filter cutoff rate 48 dB/octave, choice of 3 different filter bandwidths, sibilance feedthrough, simple pitch tracking, spectrum shifting, spectrum sampling and hold, adjustable analyzer/synthesizer spectrum mapping matrix, graphical spectrum energy display, stereo output with pan and level control, voice/unvoiced detector, internal adjustable frequency pulse oscillator and noise generator, recording of vocoder output to WAV, loading of WAV Files for use as carrier and modulator sources, randomization of spectrum mapping
ability to select the sound card input and output device (press the "DEV" button or press the "s" key on the keyboard and select the i/o devices to start the vocoder)
you can now run the vocoder with a half-duplex soundcard by selecting "None" for the input device (load WAV files into the carrier and modulator buffers and be happy!)
NEW: spectrum enhancement and smoothing
NEW: now individual channel distortion / delay / echo / expansion+compression / slew rate control
NEW: MIDI controller support, MIDI control of pulse frequency
NEW: pulse width control
NEW: slaving of sliders to a single slider

        Wave Corrector 2.3        

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Wave Corrector 2.3 (1430 KB)
7 minutes
Ganymede Test & Measurement
45$ shareware, removes clicks, ticks and plops from samples or complete vinyl-recordings (includes an automatic track detection too, unregistered version saves 1st track only)
graphical display of the corrected and uncorrected waveforms overlaid on each other to allow a visual comparison
you can do the correction automatically on the whole file or adjust the suggested corrections - you get full control
provides tools to aurally and visually assess the effects of the correction process
it's perfect for the job (although it does no magic), only reason why it got no TOP is the price ...
NEW: find the detailed version history here

        Audio Compositor 4.4  TOP!

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Audio Compositor 4.4 (1510 KB)
8 minutes
Scott Mitchel
40$ shareware (limited to 22 kHz mono and read-only of soundbanks in the unreg'd version), MIDI to WAV (16, 24 or 32 bit) renderer & player, soundbank editor and converter
works via DirectX or MME and is therefore the first realtime software-wavetable-MIDI-player I know which works under NT4 (Timidity didn't allow realtime MIDI input)
it reads a standard MIDI file or live input from MIDI IN port (use a loopback midi driver to route the signal from a MIDI sequencer into AC)
it can output the result into a WAV file or realtime trough your soundcard, the average CPU load on my Celery450 was 50%, so even on a P200 there's a good chance to use it as realtime sampler
loads plain WAV samples or complete instruments/banks in DLS (level 1 & 2), SF2, KRZ and it's own ACP format
saves complete instruments/banks into DLS or SF2 (registered version only)
works pretty good as software AWE32/64 emulator for those who don't own one, just load a MID, open the matching SF2 and hit play!
provides a graphical environment for editing samples and patches, well, the GUI design is definitely not the strong point of AC
non-germans just ignore this: Günter Schenk's deutsche Online Bedienungsanleitung für Audio Compositor, alles auch komplett als ZIP zum offline lesen vorhanden
NEW: fixed a bug in DLS output causing some regions to be written with an incorrect loop type
NEW: some minor cosmetic enhancements, including an improved display in the renderer
NEW: some minor efficiency improvements in the renderer
NEW: a change in the SoundFont editor to work better with LiveUpdate's "LiveSynth" product
NEW: support for polyphonic aftertouch (not to be confused with regular channel aftertouch, which has always been recognized), polyphonic aftertouch routings can be saved to .ACP and DLS level 2 files
NEW: support for the MIDI Tuning Standard, in its present state this will be accessible only to, forgive the term, sysex geeks
NEW: for fast systems realtime polyphony can now be set as high as 128 voices (MIDI files, as always, are rendered with unlimited polyphony)

        Zerius Vocoder 1.01        

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Zerius Vocoder 1.01 (26 KB)
< 1 minute
DOS (Win 95/98)
Zerius Development Inc.
no sample editor in the common sense but best fits here: great freeware vocoder, works offline (that means: you don't need a full duplex soundcard), be sure to check the authors page for some more cool stuff he did, for instance a JAVA-softsynth, plus some really nice pics!
want an example - here's MAZ speaking (19 K), ehehe, my mother would heavily dispute this :-)
this one here is the commandline win32-executable, there's a DOS and MAC binary too - just check the authors page, source is available as C- and JAVA-version
choose your modulator wav + carrier wav, chunk length + overlap length (to avoid clicks) + frequency band number - there you go
there are two GUIs available to make life easier: Z.GFE 1.1 (232 K) (cool look) and Vocoder Front End 1.21 (8 K) (raw windows-look, I like this one more somehow), you will need vb40032.dll to run them (maybe some more, dunno, I probably had them installed already)

        BeatCreator 1.5        

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BeatCreator 1.5 (1455 KB)
7 minutes
80$ demo (Save and SCSI Send are disabled in demo), powerful sample editor specialized on editing, slicing, creating and processing of rhythmic loops/grooves such as drum loops, break beats or arpeggios
got all those useful tools, like saving single segments to WAV/SF2 + timing to .MID, quantize events, re-arrange events, tempo-operations, swing, time stretch, groove analyzer, fade, reverse, normalize, lowpass filter (more planned), tune tempo/pitch ...
direct support for EMU ESi and EOS, supports SCSI Transfer via SMDI for Yamaha, Peavey and Kurzweil
Pattern Controlled Processor, effects such as bandpass, highpass and notch resonant filter, EQ with resonance, bass & treble boost, overdrive
"Process" DSP tools, such as "Multi Filter" (Lowpass/Bandpass/Highpass/Notch filters with resonance), overdrive, parametric EQ tool; Bass and Treble, can be set as peak or shelf, remove DC
includes a very good help file
would get a TOP if price would be somewhat lower
special light version of BeatCreator available called 'BeatSlicer' (35$), designed as FruityLoops companion for slicing up rhythmic loops and grooves: details and download at the FruityLoops page
NEW: now fully operates in 32-bit floating points
NEW: imports/exports 24 & 32-bit .wav files
NEW: bitrate conversion (from/to 8,16,24,32)
NEW: SCSI transfers don't need an ASPI layer any longer, so it now works also on ME, 2000 and XP even without ASPI drivers
NEW: Smooth Draw: a smoother and more exact representation of the sample data
NEW: record direct-to-disc improvements: can autostart/stop FruityLoops v3, detects max free space etc
NEW: setting for bringing up Re-Arrange on double click

        Seamless Looper 1.1  TOP!

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Seamless Looper 1.1 (1027 KB)
5 minutes
40$ demo (save disabled), powerful and easy to use program for setting up seamless sustain loops
features automatic and semiautomatic loop searching tools, destructive loop improvement tools (crossfade), manual loop searching helpers
allows SCSI Sample Dump
sample editing & some basic DSP functions
multi view, supports not only multiple views on multiple samples (MDI) but also multiple views on the same sample

        WaveSurgeon 2.56  TOP!

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WaveSurgeon 2.56 (1200 KB)
6 minutes
35$ shareware, automates the process of finding loop points in drum loops and isolating the single drum sound segments for "recycleing" (different tempo, different order, replacing single drum sounds with others; ...)
saves each segment to a single wave file (or all segments compiled into SF2-file for use with AWE) + saves the timing of the single samples into a standard MIDI file, this way it's possible to recreate the whole thing in a MIDI arrangement (for further stuff like filters, reverb ...)
includes the ability to add, move, disable / enable and lock / unlock points + silence out / reverse segments
NEW: SMIDI support for transfers to samplers, direct support for Yamaha A3000, Yamaha EX range, E-mu ESI series
NEW: creates DLS files, creates Pinnacle PBF files for the Turtle Beach soundcard
NEW: CD track extraction tool, allowing easy extraction and mapping of digitally extracted tracks from sample CD's

        Zs-1 Amen 1.0 beta        

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Zs-1 Amen 1.0 beta (182 KB)
< 1 minute
Ziad Khouri
freeware, simplifies the process of rearranging waveforms (drumloops)
load a drumloop and rearrange the single drums using the sequence editor or sequence generator, it computes the BPM and autobuilds regions (called "offsets")
these offsets can be selected and repositioned using the mouse, using right mousebutton finds the closest onset to the point where the mousebutton was released, this is done by using the volume envelope superimposed in front of the waveform
to avoid clicks on sample beginnings just check the "smooth" option
it's a bit raw at the moment but I think its cool anyway rocks for those of you who like to work with drumloops

        Parametric EQ Pro 2.5        

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Parametric EQ Pro 2.5 (2152 KB)
11 minutes
18$ shareware real-time parametric equalizer (limit of the unregged version: pauses playback and brings up a nag screen every 15 seconds)
the installer features italian language only, non-italiens watch out! :) but don't panic - the program itself is in english
doesn't appear in taskbar nor via alt-tab, so if you switched another window into foreground you have to minimize ALL other opened windows to get access to ParEq again
NEW: preset support: save your presets and preferred working configurations of your sessions
NEW: auto-normalization: you won’t need anymore to repeat the annoying "process-undo" procedure to squeeze the last bit of dynamic out of your .WAVs
NEW: english setup (ehehe), taskbar ...

        Effects Processor Pro 2.0        

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Effects Processor Pro 2.0 (358 KB)
2 minutes
Win 95/98
18$ shareware realtime effects-processor, offers modulation effects: phaser, flanger and chorus (three effects simultaneously)
does not work on live input but on WAV files
looks nice, it's simple to adjust and customize, sounds good
all processing procedures work with 64 bit accuracy, this ensures clean and noiseless sound
NEW: presets support, live input support
NEW: new player engine (multiple bufferization)
NEW: tremolo + resonant LP effect
NEW: temporary folder management (folder, free space, etc..)
NEW: message after Mixdown if distortion occurred

        Graphic Equalizer Pro 1.5        

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Graphic Equalizer Pro 1.5 (253 KB)
2 minutes
30$ shareware, nice 15 band (12 dB +/-) real-time graphic EQ, operating on two channels (aka "stereo" :->)
open a WAV, press play, adjust the EQ while playing, save the final "mixdown"
built-in HQ limiter, clip led and output level control for each channel, individual bypass for each channel
NEW: NT4 support
NEW: support for realtime processing of live inputs (CD, line-in, mic, synth ...)
NEW: new audio engine (multiple buffers)

        EffectsMaster 1.00        

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EffectsMaster 1.00 (209 KB)
< 1 minute
Win 95/98
Bulent Biyikoglu
realtime effect section which adds effects like EQ, dynamic compression (frequency sensitive), nonlinear distorsion, filter modulation, envelope filter, chorus, reverb, delay to any incoming signal
requires a full duplex soundcard (AWE owners will realize the poor 8/16 bit "full duplex" ...)
I had to set the buffer size to at least 8192 to get stutter-free sound
it reads the audio signal from an input device (CD, Mic, Line, WAV-File) and writes it to the output device (soundcard or WAV-File) in real-time with a delay of around 50 ms
you can use it for off-line processing of your audio files as well as for listening to CD’s or your voice (via MIC) with added effects in real-time or for plugging in your e-guitar if you don't have your amp with you :-)

        FruityTracks 1.50        

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FruityTracks 1.50 (1748 KB)
9 minutes
Win 9x
37$ shareware, WAV/MP3 multichannel sequencer, companion of FruityLoops
contains an unlimited number of horizontal Tracks where you drag your Fruityloops, string, voicesamples ...
unlimited number of tracks, result can be quickly rendered to a WAV file
does not allow to handle samples as melody-instruments like a tracker does
easy drag&drop of WAV & MP3 files (from everywhere) on any channel
supports volume fading and panning of samples, as well as a lowpass filter
NEW: bugfix in scope
NEW: added lightshow
NEW: added render to MP3 thx to BladeEnc

        AnalogX Scratch 1.04  TOP!

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AnalogX Scratch 1.04 (338 KB)
2 minutes
freeware, the ultimate realtime scratching tool for those without true 1200's
just load 2 WAVs, drag the WAVE window (your virtual vinyl) and move your mouse, just like the real thing :-)
there are two options specifically for affecting the way the scratch sample responds: turntable speed and hand speed
sounds pretty good (far better than I expected), that's why I rated it with TOP, but even AnalogX can't do anything about the fact the scratching with mouse just sucks :-)
NEW: fixed interpolation bug

        AnalogX AutoTune 2.20  TOP!

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AnalogX AutoTune 2.20 (232 KB)
2 minutes
freeware, AutoTune analyses the frequency of your WAV samples to allow you to tune all your sounds to the same frequency/note
just enter the note you want to use as the base for all of your sounds (e.g. C3, or just C if you want it to autoguess the octave), drag'n'drop your files or complete folders onto the application - that's all (better backup your samples before, you never know)
stereo- and 24/32bit-wav support (MS and IEEE formats)
integrated optional normalization and DC offset correction
NEW: sample depth conversion, dialog resizable

        WaveKnife 1.10        

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WaveKnife 1.10 (194 KB)
< 1 minute
freeware WAV-splitter, intended for users of sampling soundcards, input is a single .WAV file which contains multiple samples separated by periods of silence
from this wave file, WaveKnife will create multiple wave files containing one sample each
you can specify the Gap Threshold (waves must be separated by at least this number of milliseconds) and the Noise Floor (similiar to the threshold of a noise gate, specifies the noise level which should be treated as silence)
before you start extracting you can preview the number of detected sound segments with the COUNT button and adjust the settings till it fits
works great with Audio-Sample-CD's
NEW: some minor bug fixes (gap/sound detection)
NEW: fixed progress bar bug for files bigger than 20.5MB
NEW: added some tickmarks to the trackbars
NEW: extended Noise Floor range to -30db and Gap Threshold range (0.01 to 4.00 seconds)
NEW: renamed "Noise Floor" to "Noise Level", renamed "Gap Threshold" to "Gap Length"

        GrainMill 1.11        

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GrainMill 1.11 (794 KB)
4 minutes
54$ shareware (limited to 10 seconds processing), takes a sound and extracts small pieces called "grains", and recombines them, usually many times over, to form a new sound, this process is known as 'granular synthesis'
grains can be very short (less than 20 ms) or several seconds in length, spread very thinly, leaving gaps, or very thickly, creating extremely dense textures
many variables involved (grain size, density, spacing, pitch, loudness and stereo position) can all be varied dynamically by means of user-created 'Time Countours' (also known as 'Breakpoint Files')
GrainMill is part of CDP (Composers Desktop Project)
I found it less intuitive than Granulab for instance, but once you know what the controls do you can easily evolve a boring string sound into an earth shattering starting jet fighter :-)

        GranuLab 1.0  TOP!

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GranuLab 1.0 (115 KB)
< 1 minute
rasmus ekman
freeware for home use, 20$ for pro use, realtime granular synthesizer (50$ for commercial use), can be controlled by MIDI
it#s no mainstream program, but after playing around for a while you will love it, it's perfect for generating weird effects on drumloops, parameter morphings on sweeping pads, the more sick the better!
loads WAV files as raw material, there are 4 important things to play around with: soundfile playback, grain density, grain pitch and envelope of the grains
randomisation of most grain generation parameters
features real-time control over time-stretching and pitch of a sound, amplitude modulation
store parameter sets (patches) and transform seamlessly from one to another - rocks!
special window where four patches can be selected and gestural morphing between patches can be done in real-time by mouse
the GUI design could be more clear, obviously
NEW: GranuLab Transitional available (at the moment only for those who sent 20$ before), it can run up to 8 independent grain streams simultaneously

        Guitar FX box 2.5        

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Guitar FX box 2.5 (353 KB)
2 minutes
Sasha Gojkovic
15$ shareware realtime effects processor, unregistered version is limited to 30 days test period, file input is disabled, file output is limited to 20 s, realtime processing is limited to 15 minutes of continuous play
Guitar FX BOX sits between sound input (your guitar or voice via Line In or Mic In) and output, requires DirectX
optionally it reads input from a WAV-file and/or saves the processed signal to a file
included effects are overdrive/distortion, echo, pitch shift, reverb, wah-wah, chorus, tremolo, EQ (bass/mid/treble)
handy guitar tuner is included too
the quality of the effects does vary, just check it out
NEW: new look, level meter,
NEW: phaser effect, two more types of EQ's
NEW: improved echo - now with lowpass filter and stereo two tap options
NEW: Wah - support for external pedal/joystick or similar device attached to the soundcard game port, MIDI support for controling wah using MIDI messages
NEW: noise canceler filter
NEW: improved "engine" with lower i/o latency with some cards, and lower noise

        3D-Audio 1.2        

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3D-Audio 1.2 (1634 KB)
8 minutes
Climax Software
32 bit 3D audio renderer (fast pentium strongly recommended) with nice 3D visualisation for win9x/NT4 (30$ shareware)
registered users: contact the authors if you want the program "HRTFconverter" (to convert the public HRTF sets from the MIT into a valid 3D Audio HRTF file)
works optionally w/ DirectX3 for win9x (NT4 users get it with ServicePack3
you can setup a virtual scene, environment properties, animated listener and up to 99 animated sound sources (nice example is here
NEW: re-written & re-edited helpfile and additional documentation for 3D-Audio by Andrew Lewis
NEW: some smaller bugfixes