Skylife have released version 2.40 of their SampleRobot sampling software and have incorporated a lot of new features based on customer wishes and feedback. They also are offering a 10% discount offer for the next 10 days. Hereâ€™s what they have to say in their own words:
With brand-new Skylife SampleRobot Version 2.40 audio software you can "clone" every instrument and turn it into a software instrument automatically. SampleRobot works as a copying machine for instruments featuring advanced recording and auto-loop searching algorithms. With SampleRobot you can recreate your favorite instruments and sounds via software samplers. You can archive your samples and combine your sounds to completely new virtual instruments. A futuristic graphical user interface gives you fast, efficient, and logical access to all sampling parameters. SampleRobot is also equipped with semi-automatic recording functions for sampling of acoustic instruments. Have your whole studio within your computer environment - SampleRobot enables you to work mobile!
- Auto-Loop for all
By using this function you can apply optimum loop settings intelligently from one sample to all other samples of a Multi-Sample or of a Project. This a batch operation for Auto-Loop processes.
- Auto-Note for all
This is a batch operation to truncate silence from all samples of a Multi-Sample or of a Project at the same time.
- Tempo-based and beat-based marker editing
When editing loop markers, now you have a tempo and beat reference. You can see beat or tempo changing in real time when you move the markers.
- Wusikstation SND Format Export
Users of the virtual instrument Wusikstation can now easily create content for the Wusikstation directly in SampleRobot and SampleRobot Essentials. Therefor the new Wusikstation export dialog was added. All sample mapping information will be transmitted automatically, so that you can play your SampleRobot instrument creation instantly with Wusikstation.
- Tool Tips
From now on function descriptions, tips and operation instructions can be displayed when moving the mouse pointer over buttons and other areas of SampleRobot's and SampleRobot Essentials' graphical user interface. This is a quick help function not only for beginners.
- Key-Samples Rearrangement
Now it is possible to move, copy and swap samples on the Virtual Keyboard of SampleRobot and SampleRobot Essentials simply with a drag&drop operation.
- Remove Audio after Loop-Out
This option has been added to all export format dialogs. It helps to keep samples' sizes small on your hard drive and also to save performance when loading Multi-Samples into your software sampler. When active, this function chops off all audio after the loop. This material would not be played anyway in most cases.
- WaveRobot Waveform Zoom
The maximum Y-axis waveform zoom has been increased by factor 20 allowing precise "microscopic" waveform edits.
- Selectable Skins
The appearance of SampleRobot's and SampleRobot Essentials' graphical user interface can now be modified by the user. At the moment there are 2 different skins available.
- Optimized ASIO support
New features have been added to SampleRobot's and SampleRobot Essentials' audio engine to extend the support for various audio interfaces.
- Render Loop only
This function is designed to export only the loops of samples (including crossfade rendering), for example to use them in Ableton's Live.
- Clean Selected Project / Clean selected Multi-Sample
With the help of this operation you can free disc space by erasing samples that are either not selected or that are located outside the keyboard range.
- Many more Improvements
Pricing and Availability:
SampleRobot Version 2.40: $329 (Download version)
SampleRobot Essentials Version 2.40: $112.70 (Download version)
SampleRobot Essentials + WaveRobot Version 2.40: $168.48
Special SKYLIFE SampleRobot Deal: 10 Days - 10% Off
This special 10% rebate deal is only valid for 10 days. Within a 10 days time period is it possible to purchase all SampleRobot products in the Skylife Online Shop with a 10% off discount. This offer starts 2006/12/20 and ends at the 30th of December 2006.
The following products are available:
SampleRobot Version 2.40 [$299.09 instead of $329]
SampleRobot Essentials Version 2.40 [$ 102.46 instead of $112.70]
SampleRobot Essentials + WaveRobot Version 2.40 [$153.17 instead of $168.48]
SampleRobot Upgrades [ 10% special rebate]