We have now released v0.6.6 of SampleSort.
Included in this update is a completely new categorisation engine. This new categorisation engine has also added a new configuration setting to turn the ‘fuzzy’ matching process on or off. To support this feature there is a new button on the Database page for recategorising the database. If you change the categorisation engine settings (more control features to come) this button will re-catalogue the database contents.
You can now also specify your external audio editor application, once this has been done the data grids within SampleSort contain an option to open a file directly into the editor.
Other changes are all too development orientated to bore you with the details! Hope you enjoy! As ever all feedback is very welcome.
The next version of SampleSort (v.0.6.6) is currently in development and is looking like it will be available within the next 6 weeks. This version will have a greater number of maintenance changes / bug fixes as opposed to lots of extra functionality included.
The major part of this release will be a completely re-worked automatic file categorisation process and a new ‘Fuzzy Matching’ feature of this process. The ‘Fuzzy’ bit means that files will still be placed into a primary and secondary category but it will also allow them to fall into any other number of categories based on what SampleSort finds.
Beta testing is an incredibly important phase in the development life-cycle of any piece of software. It’s a process of making available pre-release versions of software to end-users to be put through its paces prior to general release.
To focus on delivering better software we are always looking for more beta testers to join our team and make an active contribution to the project. You will be required to participate by downloading and running the latest pre-release beta builds of SampleSort with a view to providing detailed feedback on your experiences using the application.
By taking part you will be able to feed into the development process and get to see your contribution, ideas and requests realised as we move through the pre-release beta phase of each version of the application.
This is an exciting and very rewarding process of making great software. If you feel like this is something you are interested in and have the time to take part we would really appreciate your input.
To get stuck in and start helping get in touch via the link below and we will make the arrangements for you to be added to the beta team.
We are very pleased to announce that today was the official release of the next version of SampleSort.
This version is a great milestone for SampleSort, included in this update is a major upgrade of the audio engine providing a vast array of features and much needed extension of the audio capabilities of the application. It now supports all the major audio formats and has increased its performance.
Playback of audio files upto 32bit 192Khz and support for multichannel audio files in addition to the starndard mono/stereo files.
As the release of SampleSort v0.6.5 nears, we thought it was time we share with you some of the new functionality you will find in the new version.
Audio Engine – there is a completely new, zero latency, audio engine that provides playback of all the common files (WAV, WMA, OGG, MP3, FLAC, AIFF, CDA etc). SampleSort now supports samples upto 32Bit / 192Khz. This removes the need for Windows Media Player … yay!
Monophonic / Polyphonic – you can now audition samples in monophonic or polyphonic playback modes.
Global Audio Looping – You can now configure SampleSort to playback in loop mode.
Master Volume Control – Control the global volume using the volume control in the main user interface. This effects all active audio streams.
QuickSearch – Perform database searches without loading the database into memory. With this option enabled SampleSort gathers the required search data when the application starts up, freeing lots of memory for the more critical applications you will be using.
Database V2 – There is also a new database format that has massively reduced the phyiscal size of the database file. This also means that large databases load faster. SampleSort will automatically upgrade V1 databases to V2 format.
Drives – Configure SampleSort to watch for new removeable drives and CD/DVD discs being added to the system so that you can start browsing their contents and using them in Export jobs.
32/64Bit – The main application installer is now capable of installing 32 or 64 bit versions.