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QasarBeach V1.21 released
« on: April 26, 2020, 11:52:26 AM »
https://adamstrange.itch.io/qasarbeach

Yep it's update time again with V1.21 now available for Windows, MacOs and Linux

Here's the list of things that have been added/changed:

More improvments and bug fixing, plus additional .bin loading for drum ROMs and corrected PPG .usr files.

The famous Analyze command is now added allowing you to scan and create haramonics from samples. They must be the old 16k variety, it's not perfect but a great place to start creating sound and sound manipulation.

initial reworking of timing system
PAGE 5 fixed bug with fader 30 that moved fader 20!!!
Drumulator .bin 8bit file support added
Oberheim DX / DMX Drummatix .bin 8bit rom support added
Linn LM1 / LM2 / 9000 .bin 8bit rom support added
S.C.I. Drumtraks .bin 8bit rom support added
Simmons SDS-1 / SDS-9 .bin 8bit rom support added
unusual .wav crash protection added
analyze added - it's not perfect,  but it's fun and gives a good starting point for sound creation
PAGE 4 Analyze all added
PAGE 5 Analyze added
PAGE R corrected mouse click on pattern that wasn't snapping to quantize settings
PAGE 2 sample size shown first in k then bytes
PAGE 2 bit size now correctly shows input bit count
Doublcheckhing 8 bit wav loading
PAGE 3 sample redce added to bottom of page. This will half the sample size,  reduce fidelity and double the speed
PAGE 8 corrected top right voice display
PPG .usr wavetable import modified so the tables conform to Fairlight Mode 2. PPG has 64 wavetables so only the first 64 SEGMENTS are used
modified NoteOn to take account of MODE 5 settings (internal stuff)

Full file support for Fairlight Series I, II, IIx, III samples,  including all loop points, filter settings, etc. You just need to have the ORIGINAL files in .VC format.

plus you get the following  formats as pure samples, so editing may be needed, but it gives you the power to access virtually all famous sample libraries from Emu, Yamaha, Korg and more:

.wav / .aif .ogg / .sam
.afs - casio cz1 sample
.ksf -korg-sample-file oasis
.msmpl_bank -korg microsampler bank
.p3k - korg
.usr - ppg
.ufs - ppg
.xoe, .x0v .x0a .x0s .x0w .x3v .x3a .x3s .x3w - yamaha motif
.t01 .t02 .t03 .t04 .t05 - yamaha
.krz .kr1 .kr2 .kr3 .kr4 .kr5 .kr6 -kerzweil
.sf2 -soundfont2
.akai .img - akai img
.256 -amiga 8bit single waveforms
.xi -amiga fasttracker 2
.8svx .16sv .iff - amiga 8 bit / 16bit
.em2 .eb2 .ez2 .e4b -emulator emax 2 library
.ebl -emulator x
.dms -emu2
.eii -emu2
.em1 .eb1 -emulator 1 
.iso -emulator iso
.out .s50 .w30 -roland s50
.bin - 8 bit binary files used by LINN and EMU for drum machine ROM

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Re: QasarBeach V1.21 released
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2020, 05:11:36 PM »
hello !, I didn't know this, it looks great !, but I don't know what it's for, is it like a spectrum analyzer ?.

I don't know what the Fairlight CMI IIx was used for. but it looks super interesting!

thanks for sharing!

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Re: QasarBeach V1.21 released
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2020, 11:20:24 AM »
nah, it's a complete sampling audio workstation, with editing, realtime audio, sequencer, etc.


It was created in 1979 and gave us sampling and the sequencer and the sound of the 80's. Famous users are Kate Bush, Peter Gabriel, Art of Noise, Yello, Yes, Duran Duran, A-ha, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Queen, etc

This is a recreation of the IIx (shown above) - The original Creators also had input into the dev of QasarBeach :)



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Re: QasarBeach V1.21 released
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2020, 07:28:58 AM »
ohhh my god! :) is realy nice!!!

im fan of bangelis, lol, i don't know if vangelis use this system.

a friend have a DX7, sometimes i use it for make strange sounds for my games, now i go to try this one!


Thanks again for sharing!!!

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Re: QasarBeach V1.21 released
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2020, 08:26:45 AM »
Vangellis was a big user of the Yamaha CS80 (a very big and expensive analogue synth)

Jean Michel Jarre used the Fairlight loads, especially on his album: zoolook

You can save modified files as wav, so can use QasarBeach as a pure sound editor. You can also resample (play multiple sounds and sample the result) to create new sounds

QasarBeach is the sound engine behind my games as well, so anything you hear is being manipulated in realtime

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Re: QasarBeach V1.21 released
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2020, 05:21:06 PM »
this is great!, i installing right now!!!

tonight i dream i use this program, and in the dream sounds the end of the song "on the begining", the emerson i think.

more tools to fly my imagination in this quarentena. :)

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Re: QasarBeach V1.21 released
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2020, 11:09:20 AM »
Nice  :o

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Re: QasarBeach V1.21 released
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2020, 08:44:56 AM »
Thanks Just moved V1.25 out now :)

 

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