Update available v1.2.1

Changes:

– Added mouse wheel support;
– Implemented a compare function (just click on right mouse button);
– Fixed stop of mouse drag when beyond the window boundaries;
– Fixed bug that blocks the virtual keyboard of some hosts;
– Fixed effects bug;
– Fixed default skin (buttons Store and Program swapped);
– New skins ‘snow’ and ‘tx802′ + 33 new bass presets by Layzer.

snow

tx802

11 years later, a new version is out!

Here is the version 1.2.0. It is mainly a bugfixing version. All annoying known bugs were corrected (I hope so).

I want to thank Layzer for the precious time he spent testing the GUI and making the first alternative skin:

layzer

 

Changelog:

– fixed aleatory pops on envelop decay;
– fixed sustain pedal not working;
– fixed synth stuck after some time;
– fixed out of tune problem when sample rate other than 44100Hz;
– fixed incorrect save state;
– fixed program name editing;
– fixed vst host integration bugs;
– better knobs behaviour;
– MIDI bank select using LSB as index;
– embedded soundbanks (bank0 by “Nolwenn a.k.a Annabelle”, bank1 by “Summa” and “Teksonic”) [for convenience, existing soundbanks are loaded from the filesystem but not saved back in original file];
– no registry use;
– no installer;
– external skin support.

Download it here.

Yes, I’m alive :-)

Several years have passed… For those that have contributed (with donations or reporting bugs and wishes) I said “one day I’ll return the development”. So, here I am.

Some weeks before the first version be released, my keyboard (an Alesis QS6) has broken, and I was keeping the developing based on feedbacks of users or even using with a virtual keyboard. Because of this, I couldn’t “feel the sound” and some ancient bugs surprisingly remains until now, when I bought a keyboard (Roland FA-08) and heard [the bugs] in a few minutes of use, while I was remembering [and “feeling”] the presets from the users.

In resume: news soon.

Dave Polich

Here is the transcription of a e-mail that I’ve just received…

Daniel,

I’m a sound designer myself (I work for Yamaha, Korg, and Dave Smith Instruments). This is the first time I have sent a donation to a software developer.

I think OxeFM sounds fantastic – easily as good as NI’s FM8, maybe even better. Great programming of the presets too.

I have lots of VI’s but this is in my top 10 of all time. Great work!

Best regards,

Dave Polich
http://www.davepolich.com

DTM Magazine 2008-03

I am happy to announce that Oxe FM Synth has appeared on the Top 200 VSTi plugins list, recommended by the Japanese magazine DTM Magazine, for the second consecutive year.

Cover

Today I woke up with this beautiful magazine on my bed. Thanks to Yohei Yamamoto for everything. The magazine has travelled from Japan to Brazil in only seven days, in perfect conditions.

Below is a photo of the page 35:

Inside

Wired

Plug into the Free Music Experience

This is an interesting project I was helping some time ago.

I’m always interested in free, but yet good, solutions for digital audio, and I was frustrated by the lack of this kind of software, specially for Windows. But even when something really good shows up, some bigger company buys the development studio or hires the developer(s) to work on another project.

The other day I was surfing on SourceForge, looking for a free and useable host for Windows, and stumbled upon this project in early stage of development by students of EPITECH (European Institute of Information Technology) as a regular discipline of degree. I wanted a simple Digital Audio Workstation, of the Kind that “just works”, and I think I got it from Wired: active development (at that time), beautiful site, nice screenshots, etc. But there was a problem: it was for Linux only. Not relly bad, actually, but if it was for Windows, it would be better.

We already had some interesting and solid options of DAW for Linux, but none likely of be ported to Windows. So, I’ve begun analyzing the Wired source code, doing some tests and asking the developers about this possibility. After the analysis I came to a conclusion: I can do that. The application was based on multiplatform libraries, in special wxWidgets and portaudio, for that reason, it wouldn’t be much difficult to port it. While I’ve started the porting I was also talking to the Wired staff to show some initial results, until the day of which the guys gave me permission to commit into their repository. From that point, many hours have been spent… 😉

Wired screenshot

For those who want to try it but don’t want to compile it by themselves (it isn’t simple for regular users), here is the installer of the latest snapshot.

Wired 0.6 win32 installer rev 1511