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2Box Drumit 5 Forum => DrumIt 3 and DrumIt 5 Software - PC / Mac => Topic started by: Lustar on October 17, 2014, 05:47:03 PM

Title: DrumIt Manager: kit editor, manage your .dkit and .dsnd files
Post by: Lustar on October 17, 2014, 05:47:03 PM
DrumIt Manager: DKit Manager, DSound Manager (http://lustark.com/drumit-manager)

(http://www.lustark.com/images/DKitManager_s.png) (http://lustark.com/drumit-manager)

I'm very glad to announce the release of DrumIt Manager! Thanks to Jman and Teletom007 for testing :)


Requirements

DrumIt Manager includes DKit Manager and DSound Manager.



DKit Manager
(http://www.lustark.com/images/DKitManager.png)
With DKit Manager you can Inspect, edit and make bulk modifications to your .dkit files.

(http://www.lustark.com/images/DrumItManager/DKitManager_overview.gif)

DKit Manager features
DKit Manager evaluation version


Organize your kits

(http://www.lustark.com/images/DrumItManager/DKitManager_order.gif)

Drag and drop kits in the list.
Select one or several kits to export as single .dkit files.
Import one or several single .dkit files at the current kit position.


Drag and Drop .dsnd and .wav files

.dsnd and .wav files can be dropped from the lists on the left of DKit Manager, but also from a file explorer like Windows Explorer. If the file is not contained in a sub-folder or parent folder relative to the Kit Bank you have opened you will be able to edit settings but won't be able to preview the sound.


Missing files displayed in red

DKit Manager displays missing .dsnd and song files in red.

(http://www.lustark.com/images/DrumItManager/DKitManager_correct.gif)

You can copy and paste .dsnd names between input fields (CTRL+C/CTRL+V) and even revert to the previous value (CTRL+Z).

The particular shade of red used in DKit Manager to mark missing files is the "psychological red" as defined by the Natural Color System.
Natural Color System (NCS) is a proprietary perceptual color model published by the Scandinavian Colour Institute (Skandinaviska Färginstitutet AB) of Stockholm, Sweden.


Layout system

Set up your layout to match your kit. You can manage up to 4 Layouts for up to 4 DrumIt Five modules.

(http://www.lustark.com/images/DrumItManager/DKitManager_layout.gif)

When saving a Kit Bank the current layout number is saved in the .dkit file. The next time you open your Kit Bank DKit Manager will display the correct Layout.

(http://www.lustark.com/images/DrumItManager/DKitManager_layoutedit.gif)

Edit pads and pad names using the editor. The Layout system is compatible with SDSE
When you export a kit with SDSE it will create a .dkit file that matches the last Layout you have selected in DKit Manager.



DSound Manager

(http://www.lustark.com/images/DrumItManager/DSoundTuner.gif)

Browse or drag and drop one or several .dsnd files, select new settings, click Tune. The new values will be appended to the filenames.
Title: Re: DrumIt Manager: manage your .dkit files, tune your .dsnd files
Post by: teletom007 on October 17, 2014, 06:58:25 PM
Hallo from Germany,


Congratulations on your new big job. I had occasion to test your software and I am thrilled. I highly recommend this program for any drunit5-user, it makes the job so much easier and opens up new functions and possibilities.
You've just realized what I wish for a long time, thank you.

tom
Title: Re: DrumIt Manager: manage your .dkit files, tune your .dsnd files
Post by: Jman on October 17, 2014, 08:06:44 PM
Hallo from Germany,


Congratulations on your new big job. I had occasion to test your software and I am thrilled. I highly recommend this program for any drunit5-user, it makes the job so much easier and opens up new functions and possibilities.
You've just realized what I wish for a long time, thank you.

tom
Yup, I second everything Tom just said. This program is Excellent! J
Title: Re: DrumIt Manager: manage your .dkit files, tune your .dsnd files
Post by: makoki on October 17, 2014, 09:48:23 PM
Just checking the demo. Simply excellent!!
I'll buy it soon !!
Another step in Lustar legend !!!!!!
Title: Re: DrumIt Manager: manage your .dkit files, tune your .dsnd files
Post by: StudioG4 on October 20, 2014, 12:25:26 AM
Hi Lustar, I have a question. I downloaded the program and it looks really useful but I have a question so far. I opened one of my saved dkit files and the program is telling me that a tom dsnd (that I know is there) is showing (in red type) as missing. Is this a function of it be a demo version or ?
Thanks, Tony G
Title: Re: DrumIt Manager: manage your .dkit files, tune your .dsnd files
Post by: welshsteve on October 20, 2014, 12:29:12 AM
No Mac OSX version?  :'(
Title: Re: DrumIt Manager: manage your .dkit files, tune your .dsnd files
Post by: Drum2 on October 20, 2014, 06:07:39 AM
No Mac OSX version?  :'(
Me to  :'(
Title: Re: DrumIt Manager: manage your .dkit files, tune your .dsnd files
Post by: Lustar on October 20, 2014, 06:11:55 AM
Thanks for the kind words tom, Jman and makoki :)

Hi Tony, I'm sending you a PM with a way to make sure about that file.

welshsteve and Drum2, I have good news for you, there may be a way to make a version that works on Mac. It certainly won't have have all features (like drag and drop) but I started looking at it and it's a definite possibility. Another way is to use a small virtual machine with shared folders, there aren't any memory or version requirements so a very light version of XP would work. I couldn't try it but it probably works in vmware fusion in Unity mode, if it does it would be the best way to run it on Mac for now.
Title: Re: DrumIt Manager: manage your .dkit files, tune your .dsnd files
Post by: BURNIN AMBITION on October 20, 2014, 11:01:04 AM
there is little to say about lustar!! he made the 2box community a better place!!! thank you my friend for all your efforts!!! cheers!!!!
Title: Re: DrumIt Manager: manage your .dkit files, tune your .dsnd files
Post by: Lustar on October 26, 2014, 07:21:43 PM
New versions of DKit Manager and Dsound Tuner are available (http://www.lustark.com/downloads)

Thanks to the first users of DKit Manager 1.0 for their feedback!


DKit Manager 1.0.5:
DSound Tuner 1.1:
(http://www.lustark.com/images/DrumItManager/DSoundTuner.gif)
Title: Re: DrumIt Manager: manage your .dkit files, tune your .dsnd files
Post by: mcrackins on October 29, 2014, 05:19:03 AM
Awesome work!

Can't wait to try this out on the weekend. Definitely will be buying!
Title: Re: DrumIt Manager: manage your .dkit files, tune your .dsnd files
Post by: Lustar on November 16, 2014, 03:09:37 PM
A new version of DrumIt Manager is available (http://www.lustark.com/downloads)

It is now possible to display and edit all of the DrumIt Five Unit settings from your computer.
You can also save and print a text or .csv report of all of your kits and Unit settings.

(http://www.lustark.com/images/DrumItManager/DKitManager_1.1_overview.gif)

Thanks to teletom007 for testing :)

DKit Manager 1.1:
Title: Re: DrumIt Manager: manage your .dkit files, tune your .dsnd files
Post by: Jman on November 17, 2014, 07:15:29 PM
Excellent Work! Very useful. I have been making kit changes today and it works really well!  :patbat2box:
Title: How do I load my kit bank from the drumit module
Post by: wildhorse5678 on November 23, 2014, 12:08:44 PM
I have downloaded the software to my PC and attached my Drumit5 module to my PC. 
I previously modified the original 100 kits on my module but when open this software the 100 kits show are in the order shown on this topic ie starts with 1 Drumit LIve Kit etc.   How do I load the actual content of MY module rather than this one.

Title: Re: DrumIt Manager: manage your .dkit files, tune your .dsnd files
Post by: Lustar on November 23, 2014, 02:00:46 PM
If the kit list is empty you may have an older version of the DrumIt Five OS, before 1.20. I have updated the download on my website to support older versions now.

To see your kits you have to open the DrumIt.dkit file from the module, it contains the kit bank and all unit settings. Click Open, browse to the DrumIt.dkit file. You can also double click on any .dkit file in the Windows Explorer to open it directly with DKit Manager, it works with kit banks and single kits.

DKit Manager 1.1.3:download (http://www.lustark.com/downloads)
Title: Re: DrumIt Manager: manage your .dkit files, tune your .dsnd files
Post by: wildhorse5678 on November 24, 2014, 12:01:48 AM
Thanks that sorted it. Very useful program.











Title: Re: DrumIt Manager: manage your .dkit files, tune your .dsnd files
Post by: BertS on November 26, 2014, 07:36:10 PM
Also from me:
Lustar thank you for your great and helpful software: DKit Manager and DSound Tuner.
They're a must have for 2Box users. asspecially for those who have more modules or SD-cards. Or those who want more dkits with different settings.
Greetings BertS
Title: Re: DrumIt Manager: manage your .dkit files, tune your .dsnd files
Post by: Lustar on November 29, 2014, 02:52:32 PM
Thanks for your feedback wildhorse5678 and BertS :)

A new version is available, with thanks to teletom007 and Jman for testing.
download (http://www.lustark.com/downloads)

DKit Manager 1.1.5:
DSound Tuner 1.1.2:


Normal/Expert
Advanced features are disabled by default. Switch to Expert to enable all features.


Sound list
Double click or Enter on a folder: open folder
Double click on ".." or Enter: go to parent folder
Double click or Space on a sound: preview sound
Refresh or F5: refresh the list of sounds
To search, type a few letters and press Enter or click Refresh.
To get back to the folder view after a search click on Refresh.


Multi-Edit
You can quickly set up many kits with the same instrument for some pads. Once you have set the same instrument on several pads you can also edit the values for all kits.

If some pads are set to the same dsnd names for all selected kits the values from the first selected kit are used as the default multi-edit values.
When you apply the changes they will be applied to all selected kits.

To set a Percussion sound to the Tom 4 Rim for all stock kits:
- Select all kits
- Click Multi
- Set the percussion sound to Tom 4 Rim
- Click Apply.

To edit values for several kits:
- Select one or several kits, click Multi.
  If some pads are set to the same dsnd names for all selected kits they will appear as the default names for the multi-edit. The default values are based on the first kit from the selection.
  For other pads the multi-edit dsnd values are empty.
- Change .dsnd values (or kit title, song name)
- Click Apply.
  If you have changed a dsnd name (or kit title, song name) the dsnd values will be applied to all selected kits.
Title: Re: DrumIt Manager: manage your .dkit files, tune your .dsnd files
Post by: Jman on November 29, 2014, 07:47:17 PM
Thanks again for pushing the boundaries and adding more options for the 2Box module! I love the addition of the file view for sounds. It makes it so much easier to find the individual instrument sounds. I tested out the Reverb feature of DsoundTuner today. I took a tom from one of my clean kits and added different degrees of reverb ..... Wow, this works great. What a great feature. Since many have mentioned how they wish the Drumit module had a reverb effect choice this is quite an asset for 2Box owners.
Title: Re: DrumIt Manager: manage your .dkit files, tune your .dsnd files
Post by: Lustar on December 15, 2014, 08:49:10 PM
A new version of DrumIt Manager is available (http://www.lustark.com/downloads)
DKit Manager can now display and edit all of the DrumIt Five settings! :drum2:

DKit Manager 1.2:
DSound Tuner 1.1.3:The file size can increase a lot when adding reverb. You can use the Length setting to keep a reasonable file size.

Title: Re: DrumIt Manager: manage your .dkit files, tune your .dsnd files
Post by: Murgen on January 25, 2015, 09:34:53 AM
My PC problems have been fixed after we identified the RAM had a defect area.

With SDSE I make new conversions from my BFD2 kit and now I'm looking forward creating a brandnew SD-card using DrumIt Manager.

Life is good and mr Lustar contributed to that overall feeling, Chapeaux!  ;D
Title: Re: DrumIt Manager: manage your .dkit files, tune your .dsnd files
Post by: Lustar on January 25, 2015, 01:09:02 PM
Thanks for the kind words Murgen :)

A new version of DrumIt Manager is available (http://www.lustark.com/downloads)

DKit Manager and DSound Tuner are now accessible to the blind and visually impaired.
It is also possible to have a full report of all the .dsnd files used in a kit bank ("Report" tab, select "Sounds").

Thanks to thegoud, Justin, teletom007, BertS, nocturnodrummer, andys and Jman for the feedback!

DKit Manager 1.3

DSound Tuner 1.1.4

Drum preview
Available in Kit list or menu area.
Keys are grouped in a similar way to the Drum buttons on the module.
E, R, T      Cymbal 1, Ride, Cymbal 3
S, D, F, G   Tom 1, Tom 2, Tom 3, Tom 4
X, C, V      Kick, Snare, HiHat

Press CTRL to hear the rim for the Snare and toms.
Press Shift to focus on the corresponding Drum button.
Title: Re: DrumIt Manager: manage your .dkit files, tune your .dsnd files
Post by: welshsteve on April 01, 2015, 07:44:44 AM
No mac OSX version coming soon or have I missed that there is one already?
Title: Re: DrumIt Manager: manage your .dkit files, tune your .dsnd files
Post by: Lustar on April 01, 2015, 06:04:18 PM
Unfortunately, no. The best way to run SDSE and DrumIt Manager on Mac is to use BootCamp (free) or a virtual machine like Parallels or VirtualBox (free)
Title: Re: DrumIt Manager: manage your .dkit files, tune your .dsnd files
Post by: Lustar on April 13, 2015, 08:33:55 PM
A new version of DrumIt Manager is available (http://www.lustark.com/downloads)

This version adds support for the new features from the 1.3 OS.

DKit Manager 1.3.1
Title: Re: DrumIt Manager: manage your .dkit files, tune your .dsnd files
Post by: Murgen on April 13, 2015, 08:48:59 PM
A new version of DrumIt Manager is available (http://www.lustark.com/downloads)

This version adds support for the new features from the 1.3 OS.

DKit Manager 1.3.1
  • Kit: loop groups (LG1,LG2,LG3)
  • Unit: new pad types (XPad, XRim)
  • Unit: trigger mask settings
í
  • Unit ***: favo setting (startup kit)

Yay!
Title: Re: DrumIt Manager: manage your .dkit files, tune your .dsnd files
Post by: ANGR77 on April 13, 2015, 11:19:20 PM
Thank you Lustar!
Title: Re: DrumIt Manager: manage your .dkit files, tune your .dsnd files
Post by: Jman on April 13, 2015, 11:34:00 PM
You're our star Lustar!  :)
Title: Re: DrumIt Manager: manage your .dkit files, tune your .dsnd files
Post by: ANGR77 on April 17, 2015, 10:35:36 PM
Hi Lustar!

I think I found a small bug in DKit Manager 1.3.1...and it is íf setting the trigger type to xrim (I did it on the snare rim) on my 2Box unit using the latest OS 1.30, it will show up as the right trigger in DKIT Manager. But If saving the file back again (without doing any changes in the gui) it will show up as trigger type RUBH3 in the 2Box unit or if reopening the file again. This error is also valid if picking the trigger type xpad in which also will give you the RUBH3 trigger setting when saving it in Dkit Manager and then reopening the file in DKit Manager.

Best Regards

Angr77 
Title: Re: DrumIt Manager: manage your .dkit files, tune your .dsnd files
Post by: Lustar on April 17, 2015, 10:48:17 PM
Thanks for telling me about it! It should work now, the version has been updated on the site.
Title: Re: DrumIt Manager: manage your .dkit files, tune your .dsnd files
Post by: ANGR77 on April 17, 2015, 11:12:15 PM
Hi Lustar!

I can just confirm that it works like charm in 1.3.1c version!

Lustar also receives a gold medal, because he broke the official world record in fixing a bug, create a new installation and then publish it as an update on the website! Fantastic!

MANY THANKS!!!

Best Regards

ANGR77

Title: Re: DrumIt Manager: manage your .dkit files, tune your .dsnd files
Post by: Murgen on April 19, 2015, 11:46:06 AM
As usual it works like a charm! I think Bengt should make a deal with Lustar because a part of the succes is Lustar. Cheers!
Title: Re: DrumIt Manager: manage your .dkit files, tune your .dsnd files
Post by: Drum2 on April 19, 2015, 12:05:34 PM
As usual it works like a charm! I think Bengt should make a deal with Lustar because a part of the succes is Lustar. Cheers!
You're right. And then also an OSX version, please!
Title: Re: DrumIt Manager: manage your .dkit files, tune your .dsnd files
Post by: Lustar on July 12, 2015, 03:41:18 PM
A new version of DrumIt Manager is available (http://www.lustark.com/downloads)

DKit Manager 1.4

Copy/Paste menu
Copy one or several pads from one kit to another. Use CTRL+click on the pad buttons to make a selection, right-click on pad buttons to display the Copy/Paste menu.

With this menu you can copy and paste all of the Kit settings from one or several pads to the same kit or to a different kit. It makes it easy to copy some parts of a kit to a different kit without having to replicate all settings. Once the sounds are duplicated on several kits they can be edited all at once using the Multi-Edit.

- Right-click on any pad button on the Kit* and Kit** tabs to open the menu for that pad:
  Copy Kick
  Clear Kick (reset pad to default values)
  Select Kick (same as CTRL+click)
  Deselect All
- After copying a pad, right-click on another pad to paste. You can also paste on a different kit.

You can make selections with CTRL in the same way you select files in the Windows Explorer:
- CTRL + left-click on a pad (or "Select" from the right-click menu) to select one or several pads. CTRL + left-click again to deselect.
For multiple selections the copy/paste is done in place, to the same pads. It can be used to copy parts of a kit to a different kit (all toms, all cymbals).

To copy pads from one kit to another:
Select the pads with CTRL+click, right-click on any pad to Copy the selection, select a different kit in the Kit list, right-click on any pad, Paste.


DSound Tuner 1.2

Match feature
Adjust velocities and volumes from a .dsnd using another .dsnd with the same amount of zones/layers as reference.
Title: Re: DrumIt Manager: manage your .dkit files, tune your .dsnd files
Post by: Lustar on October 02, 2015, 07:51:33 PM
A new version of DrumIt Manager is available (http://www.lustark.com/downloads)

DKit Manager will now start with the simpler Layout view by default. To start with the detailed Kit view and enable advanced features select Expert in the top/right.
- Expert: start with the detailed Kit view, enable advanced features
- Normal: start with the Layout view, disable advanced features

Check .dsnd files
This version adds a new option to check .dsnd files on the Report page:
"Sounds" to check the sounds used in the Kit Bank
"Sounds (All)" to check all the available .dsnd
The Report can be used to find .dsnd files with bad samples. Multiple hits or cut samples are tagged with "!CHECK" in the report.

DKit Manager 1.4.1
Title: Re: DrumIt Manager: kit editor, manage your .dkit, tune your .dsnd files
Post by: Lustar on November 18, 2015, 11:27:07 AM
A new version of DrumIt Manager is available (http://www.lustark.com/downloads)

Thanks to Jman and Coda for the feedback!
Title: Re: DrumIt Manager: kit editor, manage your .dkit, tune your .dsnd files
Post by: Lustar on December 24, 2015, 07:18:13 PM
A new version of DrumIt Manager is available (http://www.lustark.com/downloads)

It fixes an issue when using the pad Copy/Paste, when using Paste and saving the kit bank without navigating to a different kit first (thanks to Sebastian for the feedback!)
If some of your kits are not recognized on the module open the kit bank with the new version of DKit Manager and click Save.

Pad Copy/Paste
(http://lustark.com/images/DrumItManager/DKitManager_pad_copy-paste.gif)
- copying a kick from kit 1 to kit 2
- copying a tom from tom 3 to tom 4
- copying all toms from kit 1 to kit 2 and kit 3

To copy and paste a pad:
- right-click on any pad button on the Kit* and Kit** tabs to open the pad copy/paste menu
- right-click on another pad to paste.

You can also make selections with CTRL:
- CTRL + left-click on a pad to select it. CTRL + left-click again to deselect.
For multiple selections the copy/paste is done in place, to the same pads.
Title: Re: DrumIt Manager: kit editor, manage your .dkit, tune your .dsnd files
Post by: Jman on December 24, 2015, 10:07:22 PM
Cool, thanks for the update. Merry Christmas. J
Title: Re: DrumIt Manager: kit editor, manage your .dkit, tune your .dsnd files
Post by: Coda on December 25, 2015, 08:19:12 PM
Thanks a lot Lustar. Joyeux Noël!
Title: Re: DrumIt Manager: kit editor, manage your .dkit, tune your .dsnd files
Post by: ANGR77 on December 25, 2015, 11:53:54 PM
Very Nice Lustar!

Merry X-mas!

Angr77
Title: Re: DrumIt Manager: kit editor, manage your .dkit, tune your .dsnd files
Post by: Lustar on September 04, 2016, 07:20:00 PM
A new version of DrumIt Manager is available (http://www.lustark.com/downloads)

Easy clean up
It is now possible to delete all the unused .dsnd from your module or SD card:
- Go to the Check tab and click Check
- Review the list of unused .dsnd. Beware that it will delete all the .dsnd that are not used by the main kit bank.
- Click Delete Unused

Main changes:
Title: Re: DrumIt Manager: kit editor, manage your .dkit, tune your .dsnd files
Post by: Coda on September 04, 2016, 08:25:12 PM
Nice update, thanks.
Title: Re: DrumIt Manager: kit editor, manage your .dkit, tune your .dsnd files
Post by: Jman on September 04, 2016, 08:59:47 PM
Ditto what Coda says! J
Title: Re: DrumIt Manager: kit editor, manage your .dkit, tune your .dsnd files
Post by: Lustar on December 23, 2016, 04:34:02 PM
A new version of DrumIt Manager is available (http://www.lustark.com/downloads)

Title: Re: DrumIt Manager: kit editor, manage your .dkit, tune your .dsnd files
Post by: Drumaster on February 09, 2017, 03:15:34 PM
Hello,

What's the use of this software if we have already the free DrumIt Five Editor? Sorry, maybe a silly question but I can do everything with the free sofftware so I was wondering...
Title: Re: DrumIt Manager: kit editor, manage your .dkit, tune your .dsnd files
Post by: Jman on February 09, 2017, 04:10:05 PM
Hello,

What's the use of this software if we have already the free DrumIt Five Editor? Sorry, maybe a silly question but I can do everything with the free sofftware so I was wondering...
There is a list of functions you can do with Drumit Mgr. here: http://lustark.com/drumit-manager
There is so much you can do with Drumit Mgr. that you cannot do with the original software.
Title: Re: DrumIt Manager: kit editor, manage your .dkit, tune your .dsnd files
Post by: Drumaster on February 09, 2017, 04:18:43 PM
Ok thanks Jman.

Anyway, I have all I need with the free one so far.
Title: Re: DrumIt Manager: kit editor, manage your .dkit, tune your .dsnd files
Post by: Lustar on February 09, 2017, 04:30:35 PM
Hello Drumaster,

It's a good question because it looks similar at first. With DKit Manager you can edit all the settings (all kit and unit settings from the module). It also makes it easier to edit and organize kits. In short, you may not need it now but if you ever need more features it can save a lot of time.

It can be used to easily edit multiple kits at once (to assign the same cowbell to different kits for instance, then edit this cowbell for all selected kits at once) and to copy/paste pads with all their settings. You can delete the kits you don't need from your kit bank (and all associated .dsnd unique to these kits) and delete unused .dsnd from your SD card. If you ever want to connect more pads to your module or to change the order of some pads you can easily adjust your kit bank to swap a pad for all kits (swap cymbal 1 and cymbal 2 for all kits, or move cymbal 2 to tom 4 rim for all kits).

DKit Manager also has free features: you can inspect all the settings from a kit bank and check your kit bank for missing, duplicate and unused .dsnd. You can edit the pad Layout to match your own kit. You can also double click on any .dsnd file in the explorer to get a preview.
Title: Re: DrumIt Manager: kit editor, manage your .dkit, tune your .dsnd files
Post by: Drumaster on February 10, 2017, 11:20:27 AM
Thanks for this explanation Lustar. So far I only use/edit one kit but I have to admit that all those features seem very interesting!
Title: Re: DrumIt Manager: kit editor, manage your .dkit, tune your .dsnd files
Post by: Drumaster on February 10, 2017, 02:07:12 PM
One more question: can we create .dsnd files with it like DrumIt Five Editor does? Or does only SDSE do it?

I have no vst on my computer so I think I don't need SDSE/Reaper but a tool like DrumIt Five Editor/DrumIt Manager (if it allows me to create dsnd) to create dsnd from .wav files I find on internet (free samples or packs I buy for any vst, as long as they are in wav format) right?
Title: Re: DrumIt Manager: kit editor, manage your .dkit, tune your .dsnd files
Post by: Lustar on February 10, 2017, 05:51:43 PM
To create .dsnd files check out DSoundTool (http://www.shortestpath.se/dsoundtool/index.html). DrumIt Manager doesn't create .dsnd files but includes DSound Tuner that can be used to modify existing files. It can enable the "tune up" for existing .dsnd files (to keep the best quality for your dsnd you can create them without "tune up" then use DsoundTuner to create alternate versions that can be tuned up), shorten the samples (to get smaller files or cut noise at the end of samples), or add a bit of reverb. SDSE is meant to export from VSTs but it can also be used to batch convert from .wav to .dsnd.
About free samples and VSTs it's possible to use the free version of SDSE to export the kick, snare and toms from Sennheiser DrumMic'a and the rototoms from Royotoms.
Title: Re: DrumIt Manager: kit editor, manage your .dkit, tune your .dsnd files
Post by: Lustar on March 01, 2017, 07:45:57 PM
A new version of DrumIt Manager is available (http://www.lustark.com/downloads)

Title: Re: DrumIt Manager: kit editor, manage your .dkit, tune your .dsnd files
Post by: ANGR77 on May 27, 2017, 06:52:04 AM
Hi!

I have seen some problems to read my dkit files. Running on DrumIt Manager latest version. I am running 1.3.0.3 OS. The experienced problems is that I can't see fields like the hi-hat calibration etc regardless which dkit file I bring up. Old default...or my own created ones. Running w10. Have a memory modified 2box....and just reads the sd card directly on my computer.

Lustark, have you seen any of these problems? It used to work fine! :-)

Best regards

Anders Gronlund / www.zourman.com
Title: Re: DrumIt Manager: kit editor, manage your .dkit, tune your .dsnd files
Post by: Lustar on May 27, 2017, 08:55:46 AM
Hi! Thanks for telling me, I haven't seen that... It works here with DKit Manager 1.4.7c and the 1.30.3 OS. If both Calib fields show 0 it either means that the hats were never calibrated for this kit bank, or that it contains unusual values. So values of 0 would be normal for old default kit banks but not for a kit bank with calibrated hats. Please send me the dkit files by email or PM, I'll check them as soon as possible!
Title: Re: DrumIt Manager: kit editor, manage your .dkit, tune your .dsnd files
Post by: Lustar on May 30, 2017, 06:03:15 PM
A new version of DrumIt Manager is available (http://www.lustark.com/downloads)

DSound Tuner:

DKit Manager:
Title: Re: DrumIt Manager: kit editor, manage your .dkit, tune your .dsnd files
Post by: Lustar on January 20, 2018, 10:37:04 PM
A new version of DrumIt Manager is available (http://www.lustark.com/downloads)

(http://www.lustark.com/images/DrumItManager/DSoundTuner_extract.png)
It makes it easy to extract samples from .dsnd files with the original pitch. You can extract from one or several .dsnd files.

Title: Re: DrumIt Manager: kit editor, manage your .dkit, tune your .dsnd files
Post by: Jman on January 21, 2018, 06:17:50 AM
Nice improvements! .....
Title: Re: DrumIt Manager: kit editor, manage your .dkit, tune your .dsnd files
Post by: ANGR77 on January 21, 2018, 12:34:09 PM
I can just agree with mr Jman!

Nice improvements!

Best regards

Anders / www.zourman.com
Title: Re: DrumIt Manager: kit editor, manage your .dkit, tune your .dsnd files
Post by: Lustar on January 25, 2018, 08:14:59 PM
Thanks for the support :)

latest change:
Title: Re: DrumIt Manager: kit editor, manage your .dkit, tune your .dsnd files
Post by: Lustar on March 30, 2018, 05:34:18 PM
New version of DrumIt Manager (http://www.lustark.com/downloads)
Title: Re: DrumIt Manager: kit editor, manage your .dkit, tune your .dsnd files
Post by: Dashriprock on April 02, 2018, 08:07:35 PM
Hello,Every Time i use this program i have to change the echo to flang on every kit . I tried changing this on your software by clicking kit .. then change echo to flang ,then save.no luck.I tried another save method by selecting all kits then change from echo to flang then save.no luck when i try it back in the module,i have to go through every kit and disable that annoying echo.I only have the drumit.Dkit file so i dont save it by mistake to another file. Should i turn the save feature off on the module.Is there a manual on how to use this product thanks
Title: Re: DrumIt Manager: kit editor, manage your .dkit, tune your .dsnd files
Post by: Lustar on April 04, 2018, 12:01:56 AM
We tested it with Dashriprock and the issue is fixed in the current version uploaded last night.

latest change:
Title: Re: DrumIt Manager: kit editor, manage your .dkit, tune your .dsnd files
Post by: Lustar on August 10, 2018, 05:15:00 PM
New version of DrumIt Manager (http://www.lustark.com/downloads)
Title: Re: DrumIt Manager: kit editor, manage your .dkit, tune your .dsnd files
Post by: Lustar on January 11, 2019, 10:35:05 PM
New version of DrumIt Manager (http://www.lustark.com/downloads)

This version supports the NVDA screen reader for accessibility to the blind and visually impaired.


Accessibility improvements - thanks to Cody for all the feedback
Title: Re: DrumIt Manager: kit editor, manage your .dkit, tune your .dsnd files
Post by: Lustar on June 28, 2019, 10:22:30 AM
New version of DrumIt Manager (https://www.lustark.com/downloads)

Title: Re: DrumIt Manager: kit editor, manage your .dkit, tune your .dsnd files
Post by: Lustar on September 26, 2019, 05:01:03 PM
New version of DrumIt Manager (https://www.lustark.com/downloads)
Title: Re: DrumIt Manager: kit editor, manage your .dkit, tune your .dsnd files
Post by: Lustar on December 26, 2019, 06:20:15 PM
New version of DrumIt Manager (https://www.lustark.com/downloads)
Title: Re: DrumIt Manager: kit editor, manage your .dkit, tune your .dsnd files
Post by: Lustar on January 13, 2020, 11:08:20 PM
New version of DrumIt Manager (https://www.lustark.com/downloads)
Title: Re: DrumIt Manager: kit editor, manage your .dkit, tune your .dsnd files
Post by: ANGR77 on January 19, 2020, 10:17:58 PM
Hi Lustark (Denis!)

I just wanted to send a heads up on the DrumIt Manager and say...what a great product!!!

I did use it to produce some presets for my modules..and the DrumIt Manager saved a lot of time!

Cool that you already adopted it for the new OS!

Best regards

Anders / www.zourman.com
Title: Re: DrumIt Manager: kit editor, manage your .dkit, tune your .dsnd files
Post by: Lustar on January 20, 2020, 11:14:09 AM
Thanks for the feedback!
Title: Re: DrumIt Manager: kit editor, manage your .dkit, tune your .dsnd files
Post by: Lustar on September 09, 2020, 05:12:13 PM
A new version of DrumIt Manager (https://www.lustark.com/downloads) is available. Thanks to Jman, tsss27 and edcito for testing and for the support.

DSound Tuner has new features and is renamed DSound Manager.

All the base features of the new DSound Manager are free:
Create: build a new .dsnd from .wav
Edit: preview and inspect zones and layers
Extract: extract a .dsnd to .wav
Match: match velocities from one .dsnd to a reference .dsnd

DSound Manager is accessible to the blind and visually impaired, like Dkit Manager and SDSE.

Create
Build a new .dsnd from big .wav files or individual .wav samples. The interface is inspired by DSoundTool, with some options found in the 2box Editor and with more options.
- you can create a .dsnd with up to 128 layers
- Tune option, loop option (like the 2box Editor)
- create a 3 zones snare, or a snare with a velocity switch for the head zone
- hihats can be built with just a edge or bow zone instead of filling all articulations for both
- produces the same velocity values as the 2box Editor
- option to preserve the sample order
- option to maximize (or not) the samples
- option to sort samples by loudness instead of volume

Edit
Preview and edit a .dsnd file. The interface is inspired by DSoundTool, with more options.
- click from left to right on the buttons to hear different layers
- click on the layer buttons to open a layer view
- adjust balance for each zone of a .dsnd (adjust default panning of a cymbal)
- adjust pitch for each zone of a .dsnd (tune a cymbal bell)
- check boxes to select zones (to remove one or several zones from a .dsnd, like removing a tom rim, ride edge, or making a light version of a hihat)
- check boxes to select layers (to easily remove one or several layers from a .dsnd)
- compatible with the newer .dsnd from 2box (to display the zone names)


changelog:
Title: Re: DrumIt Manager: kit editor, manage your .dkit and .dsnd files
Post by: edcito on September 10, 2020, 07:58:52 AM
Awesome Job!
Title: Re: DrumIt Manager: kit editor, manage your .dkit and .dsnd files
Post by: ANGR77 on September 10, 2020, 08:36:06 PM
Jepp! Great stuff from Lustark!

Best regards

Anders / www.zourman.com
Title: Re: DrumIt Manager: kit editor, manage your .dkit and .dsnd files
Post by: logihack on October 08, 2020, 11:38:34 AM
Just did card mod on my new drumit3. I hesitate for 3 months, to do that. I took the extension cable out of the old drumit5, and put it in new module. It was even easier.
 So the question is:
How can i make my fully loaded  32gb cards for old module, playable with new one. I don't want to lose settings. Well i don't want to lose too much time with that, hehe. Is there an easy way to do that?
Title: Re: DrumIt Manager: kit editor, manage your .dkit and .dsnd files
Post by: Lustar on October 08, 2020, 12:05:03 PM
Absolutely, you can easily update the 32 GB card from the old module to use with the DrumIt 3. But first make sure to keep a backup of everything on the computer.
- copy the OS (DrumItOS*.bin and globalconfig.dcfg) from your DrumIt 3 to the 32 GB card. You can delete/replace the previous .bin and .dcfg files.
- open the kit bank from the 32 GB card in DKit Manager (you can double click on it from the explorer)
- on the first Unit page click Import at the bottom and select the kit bank from your DrumIt 3. It will import all your current Unit settings (all pad and module settings)
- click Save in the main menu
Title: Re: DrumIt Manager: kit editor, manage your .dkit and .dsnd files
Post by: logihack on October 08, 2020, 01:17:10 PM
You are the best...thank you. And yes, i did uninstall sdse, with settings included.  My bad.
Title: Re: DrumIt Manager: kit editor, manage your .dkit and .dsnd files
Post by: Lustar on October 10, 2020, 09:59:13 AM
A new version of DrumIt Manager (https://www.lustark.com/downloads) is available. Thanks to tsss27 for reporting issues and testing!

Title: Re: DrumIt Manager: kit editor, manage your .dkit and .dsnd files
Post by: ANGR77 on October 12, 2020, 08:26:59 PM
It is a great new version! I really like the preview keys and I made some tests with the dsound manager with the velocity switch. I think I could do some new real astonishing things with this function! Also the function with being able to change volume between zones is extremely useful!

In general - if you have not tried the DrumIt Manager - I can highly recommend it - I used it a lot when building kits for 2box MKII...and you get extremely effective and fast with this tool! Only the report part in the app...is worth the money!

You are not better than your tools!

Keep up the great job!

Best regards

Anders / www.Zourman.com
Title: Re: DrumIt Manager: kit editor, manage your .dkit and .dsnd files
Post by: Lustar on January 17, 2021, 11:53:51 AM
A new version of DrumIt Manager (https://www.lustark.com/downloads) is available.

You can now change the order of layers in dsnd instruments.
This version also adds a menu to edit zones, an easy way to add a tight level to a new or existing hihat dsnd and accessibility improvements when using NVDA.

The idea to duplicate a closed hihat level as a tight level with a different pitch to get two closed levels was originally from the one and only Jman, and Anders suggested it again recently.

Thanks to tsss27 and ANGR77 for testing!


DSound Manager Zone menu
You can right-click on buttons to open a zone menu:
- Duplicate, to be able to edit the new zone before saving. You can duplicate a single percussion zone and adjust its pitch to get an alternate sound on the rim.
- Duplicate (virtual), to save space. You can adjust how a HiHat will play by adding more levels without increasing the file size or changing the HiHat calibration.
- Duplicate Closed as Tight. to create Tight zones from Closed zones in one step.

- Velocity switch from zone 2 to zone 3, to convert a three zones dsnd to a two zones dsnd that turns from a zone to another for the high velocities.
- Velocity switch from zone 3 to zone 2.
The switch percentage is 85% and can be adjusted on the Create page if needed (it uses the last switch setting when selecting Velocity Switch)

- Import (add) to add it as a new zone.
- Import (add foot splash), only for hihats.
- Import (replace) to replace the selected zone.
With Import (add) the zone is added in the same way as with Duplicate, to the available position or to the next position for a HiHat.
The pitch of the imported zone is adjusted to sound the same as in the imported dsnd in case it has a different max tune.

Sort options, can be used to fix or improve layer order. It can also be useful after importing zones from another dsnd to get the same velocity curve for all zones.
- Sort by loudness: sort zone layers by loudness.
- Sort by volume: sort by peak volume.
- Sort by loudness (all): sort all zones by loudness.
- Sort by volume (all): sort all zones by peak volume.

Edit name: type a new name for the selected zone. Zone names are only used for display, they are not used by the module.
Reset names: set all zones to default names based on the type of .dsnd, like Head/Rim for a snare or Bell/Bow/Edge for a cymbal.


DSound Manager, adjust the order of layers
Click on the layer information button on the right of the Edit page to open the detailed layer view for a zone.
Change the order of the layers with drag and drop or with Ctrl+Up or Ctrl+Down.


Changelog:
         Duplicate: can be used to add more open levels to a HiHat to adjust how it plays, to add a tight level or to add alternate zones with a different pitch.
         Velocity switch: merge the second and third zones, useful to convert a 3 zones dsnd to a 2 zones dsnd that turns from a zone to another for the high velocities.
         Import: import a zone from another dsnd, add as a new zone or replace the selected zone.
         Sort: sort zone by peak volume or loudness, can be used to fix or improve layer order.
         Sort (all): sort all zones by peak volume or loudness, useful after importing zones from another dsnd to get the same velocity curve for all zones.
         Edit zone names: rename zones to your liking (zone names are only used for display, they are not used by the module).
         Reset zone names: set all zone names to default values (Head/Rim, Bell/Bow/Edge).
Title: Re: DrumIt Manager: kit editor, manage your .dkit and .dsnd files
Post by: ANGR77 on January 17, 2021, 11:34:01 PM
This is a great new version! :-)

Jman’s old idea, how to create an extra tight hi-hat layer in 2box...got solved within a mouse click in the new version! (It was quite complex to do it manually earlier)

And there are more goodies! Just to upgrade or buy!! Your best tool for 2box!

Big thanks Lustark!

Best regards

Anders / www.Zourman.com
Title: Re: DrumIt Manager: kit editor, manage your .dkit and .dsnd files
Post by: Lustar on February 09, 2021, 11:49:20 AM
A new version of DrumIt Manager (https://www.lustark.com/downloads) is available.

changelog:
Title: Re: DrumIt Manager: kit editor, manage your .dkit and .dsnd files
Post by: ANGR77 on March 13, 2021, 10:38:31 PM
I was fiddling around with Drumit Manager 1.6.0 and ended up in making a video recording on the basics around the software and what you can do with the tool.

The DrumIt Manager is really a fantastic tool, if you want to move, change and edit your 2box settings and sounds!

https://youtu.be/V-4wRbwFpDA

Best regards

Anders / www.Zourman.com
Title: Re: DrumIt Manager: kit editor, manage your .dkit and .dsnd files
Post by: Lustar on April 23, 2021, 05:20:58 PM
Thanks again for making that video Anders!

A new version of DrumIt Manager (https://www.lustark.com/downloads) is available.
Title: Re: DrumIt Manager: kit editor, manage your .dkit and .dsnd files
Post by: ANGR77 on April 24, 2021, 04:29:56 PM
Mr Lustark!

The new version seems to work great. As usual! Tested DKIT Manager and DSound Manager...and they perform just as supposed to! :-)

Keep up the great job!

Best Regards

Anders / www.zourman.com
Title: Re: DrumIt Manager: kit editor, manage your .dkit and .dsnd files
Post by: ddrummer68 on May 02, 2021, 08:48:30 PM
Hi!  I'm a long-time user for SDSE and DrumIt Manager, and think these are both essential products, without which I'm not sure I'd still be using my 2Box, much less considering a second one.

Slight feature request, though.  In Multi edit mode, would it be possible to apply adjustments such as Balance and Decay?  The new default of 10 for Decay is useful, no doubt.  But I find myself dialing most sounds back to infinity.  Would love the ability to change all my kits at once.  Or for another example, pan the 18" crash in all my sets to +4, at once.

Also, I guess it matters only to me, but I've been here since 2010-2011 or longer.  For some reason, the site just made me reregister a few months ago.  Started with ddrum 4 and then jumped on the Drumit 5 when it came out.  (yes, irrelevant. But true!)

Thanks,
Bobby
Title: Re: DrumIt Manager: kit editor, manage your .dkit and .dsnd files
Post by: Lustar on May 03, 2021, 07:49:20 PM
Hi Bobby,

Thanks for the feedback!

It's a good idea about the multi edit mode, I have sent you a test version with an improved multi edit mode :)
The Multi-edit mode could already be used to adjust the panning, balance or decay in multiple kits at once, but only as long as the pads were set to the same dsnd instrument. In the next version it will also be possible to use the Multi edit mode to change almost all of the Kit values in multiple kits even when the pads are not set to the same dsnd.
Title: Re: DrumIt Manager: kit editor, manage your .dkit and .dsnd files
Post by: ddrummer68 on May 05, 2021, 11:59:02 AM
Denis, the new functionality works well.  For me - maybe because some of the decay settings were already at infinity and others were at 10 - it worked best to do this in two steps. For example, I first moved all sliders to 9.1, and applied the setting.  Then I moved them all back to infinity and hit Apply.  That worked perfectly.  Without the added step, some of the sliders wouldn't change. Or maybe there was some previous user error.  Either way, I'm happy that this is now so easily accomplished.  Thank you very much for the excellent responsiveness and willingness to continually improve an already wonderful product.

Bobby
Title: Re: DrumIt Manager: kit editor, manage your .dkit and .dsnd files
Post by: Lustar on May 05, 2021, 07:27:48 PM
Thanks for testing and for the kind words. The added step is the way to go in this case. I should have mentioned it, with the new multi-edit mode the changes are only applied if the new value is different from the default multi-edit value which is based on the first selected kit (except for the dsnd). So if some value from the current kit is already the intended setting to be applied to all the selected kits I would do it in two steps like you did, or change it to something else first before clicking Multi.
Title: Re: DrumIt Manager: kit editor, manage your .dkit and .dsnd files
Post by: Lustar on July 25, 2021, 12:37:33 PM
A new version of DrumIt Manager (https://www.lustark.com/downloads) is available.

Big thanks to Daniel from www.ddrum.ch for reporting issues with loops. Check out 2B40 if you're looking to easily make music with loops!

Changelog: