At Winter NAMM 2000, CreamWare unveiled PowerSampler - a professional DSP-based sampling system for Windows and MacOS.
PowerSampler integrates a complete studio-grade sampler into a Windows PC or MacIntosh computer. The system combines highly sophisticated software and the latest DSP hardware.
PowerSampler can be played like a "real" hardware instrument. With a latency of only 1-2 ms, it outperforms all conventional software solutions and has better timing than many hardware samplers:
PCI board for PC & Mac
24 bit & 96 kHz support
four IOs (stereo analog & stereo S/PDIF ), expandable to 36 IOs
Optional: 16-channel ADAT interface
Optional: breakout box with 8 analog I/Os (24 bit/96 kHz) via S-Link interface
Three 32 bit SHARC DSPs
Super low latency drivers for ASIO, EASI, MME, DirectSound, OMS, Gigasampler (IOs can also be accessed by other software)
MIDI interface (In and Out)
Expandable for more voices by adding a second PowerSampler (via S/TDM Bus Connector)
On the software side, PowerSampler boasts phase-locked stereo sampling including resampling capability, extensive editing and modulation features and a comprehensive, fully integrated graphical sample editor:
32 stereo voices (not dependent upon host CPU)
Fully compatible with the sample formats AKAI S1000 & S3000, Soundfont 2, WAV, AIFF
Keygroup editing, velocity-switch, velocity-crossfade
Extensive modulation matrix
Filter with resonance for each voice!
Multi mode with 16 programs
Stereo out, 6 individual outputs, stereo record monitor out, sample editor direct out
Integrated 24-channel mixer for sampler and other signal sources
Built-in Aux-effects: chorus and delay (can be applied in realtime)
PowerSampler can be used alone or as an expander for the Pulsar DSP system.
Price: $US 598.- available around March/April 2000
Submitted by Tom Finegan
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