SampleSort v0.6.5

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.

SampleSort v0.6.5 New Features

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.

64Bit Compatibility Issues

Currently the SampleSort installation on 64bit systems requires a further installation in order to function correctly.  In order to fix 64Bit issues you can go to this location and download SSCERuntime-ENU-x64.msi and install this file.

SampleSort v0.6.5 will remove the need for this step.

Removeable Drives

The next release of SampleSort will provide the ability to monitor for removeable drives being added to the system whilst the application is running.  At present these are still not included in scans/searches as the file assests (by definition) are not held on the host machine and cannot be regarded as ‘always available’ so are not currently added to the database.

There are plans in a future release to enable users to catalog remote storage locations that would include things like network drives, removeable drives and CD/DVDs thus enabling the searching of all media in addition to the locally stored audio files.

New Features and Progress Report

We are currently working on some new features to be included in the upcoming new release of SampleSort.  We are working on much improved automatic file categorisation processes and a whole new search facility to bring much needed ‘fuzzy’ matching to the SampleSort UI.

More infor will be posted on the site as we approach the release date.

Vista Support

Good news for Vista users is that we are currently working towards v0.6.4 release of SampleSort which will be fully Vista compatible.  This should be finalised within the next few days and then made available on this site.  Please check back for updates on progress.

SampleSort v0.6.3 Beta Released!!

JamSoft is very proud to announce the release of the first public beta of SampleSort. This is currently sitting at v0.6.3 and is available for immediate download via this site.  As you can imagine after nearly 10 months in development so far it is a very proud moment to release this and start to promote and get user feedback.

Please take a moment to sign up on the user forum in order to get in touch with us and share your thoughts about the software.  We will be listening very carefully and will make every effort to take on board any ideas or requests.

SampleSort Goes Beta

JamSoft is very pleased to announce that SampleSort has just started its first Beta phase.  We are getting along well with the first portion of beta testing and we are getting some great feedback from our testers.  We are moving forward well with ironing out some kinks and implementing new features as our testers request them and we are extending existing functionality.

All in all, things are going very well for SampleSort on its first outing from JamSoft HQ, hopefully we should be able to get a public beta version out within the next month so please keep checking back here for more information and release dates.


The JamSoft Team

Welcome to JamSoft

Welcome to the new JamSoft web site.  The site has just gone live today and will be ‘tweaked’ into submission over the next few days.

On the site you will find all things Jam related including all information about the company and our software – SampleSort.  You will find a Wiki and User Forum dedicated to our software products and news and general information will be hosted on this blog.

We hope you enjoy the site and find SampleSort useful.

Private Beta

SampleSort v0.5.2 is now in good shape and is fast approaching its first phase of private beta. We have assembled a nice bunch of producers and musicians that are going to be working with JamSoft on SampleSort’s user acceptance testing. Once this phase has been completed JamSoft will make a public beta version available as soon as possible.

Depending on the outcome of this first beta testing phase we are hoping to have a public beta available over the summer months of 2008. Please subscribe to the forum and this blog in order to keep up-to-date on the current progress.