DirectWave 1.4.1 released


DirectWave 1.4.1 has been released today. It can be downloaded from or from your user account page (for registered users).

The installer includes both the FL Studio and VST versions.

These are the changes since version 1.25…

– new user interface
– demo mode is now player mode:

      + saves settings


      + no zone or sample tabs


      + doesn’t sample vst plugins


    + doesn’t load samples or external programs/banks

– added “Edit in Edison” feature for FL version
– optionally publish zone names as note names to plugin host
– new version of the import dll, now supports:

      + AKAI AKP (S5/6K,Z4,Z8)


      + Battery (Version 1, 2 & 3 banks).


      + DWP (DirectWave Program, native format)


      + EXS24


      + Giga


      + Kontakt / Kontakt 2


      + Kurzweil (off DOS disk)


      + MPC (off DOS disk, not 1000/2500/500 series)


      + Reason NN-XT (any association with a Refill can’t be loaded)


      + Recycle


      + SoundFont2


    + SFZ

– added tablet pc / stylus option for controls
– small changes to zone name edit
– default content path now included “DirectWave” at the end of shared path
– added samplerate option to the VST sampler
– added compatibility options to (global) options dialog
– updated downloader implementation
– double-click on zone (or zone index) now opens sample tab
– now need to right-click on sample scroll bar to zoom

– library selector stayed “down” after loading patch
– vst rendering now works if a plugin reports zero programs
– fixed window resize (window kept getting bigger)
– browser is refreshed when the lib path changes
– fixed crash when importing samples with long filenames (longer than 31 characters)
– fixed a mouse capture issue
– fixed bug exporting waves for VST programs that start or end with spaces
– fixed some small visual glitches
– fixed filename extension extraction bug
– removed mouse wheel velocity sensitivity
– import of external formats is now done in a separate thread
– memory release with multiple instances
– fixed filename length of imported waves
– library menu now shows items even if they’re in subfolders
– fixed player channel renaming in FL version
– various fixes in import of external formats, among others:

      + fixed akp import to deal with newer versions


      + fix importing soundfont zones


      + re-implemented soundfont support, now supports 24bit soundfonts


      + crashes


    + memory leak

– fixed msvcrt dll dependance
– subpath in Library tab missed first letter
– when saving a .dwp, it now copies the sample files to the new folder if the original file still exists. Otherwise it writes a wave file, as it did before
– fixed behaviour of “Parent” button in browser (was faulty after adding trailing to browser path)
– now makes sure paths have a trailing
– fixed bug showing save program dialogs
– “gain” control on zone tab now defaults to 0.0dB again
– “gain” control on zone tab is now multiplied to the volume instead of added
– adjusted “velo splits” text in options dialog
– fixed drag&drop crash
– made library scan (for popup menu) a lot faster
– fixed browser resizing from config dlg
– fixed behaviour of browser expansion with multiple instances
– added/fixed implementation of process() to work in some hosts
– fixed resizing in FL version, made it more spec-compliant in VST version
– fixed crash in VST when opening/closing browser because of incorrect FL version check
– fixed window size bug (browser open/closed) when opening editor
– fixed ogg import, made it use 32bit float samples instead of 16bit int
– effect switches on the zone page now also act according to the “global” switch

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