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Re: DrumIt Manager: kit editor, manage your .dkit and .dsnd files
« Reply #75 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.

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Re: DrumIt Manager: kit editor, manage your .dkit and .dsnd files
« Reply #76 on: October 10, 2020, 09:59:13 AM »
A new version of DrumIt Manager is available. Thanks to tsss27 for reporting issues and testing!

  • DSound Manager Create: "Velocity Switch" can be used to create a dsnd with up to three areas for the Head and the Rim (to play different sounds at different velocity ranges)
  • DSound Manager Create: allow converting from .wav to .dsnd when a folder contains some bad/corrupted wav files (the bad files will be ignored)
  • DSound Manager Edit: you can now increase the volume of any zone by up to 6 dB (use with caution)
  • DSound Manager Edit: press Enter while on any button or setting to preview the sound (random velocity, press Shift+Enter to play the highest velocity)
  • DSound Manager: press Page Up/Page Down to select the previous/next zone.
  • DSound Manager Edit: fixed issue when removing layers (when removing the top velocity or removing groups of duplicate layers and increasing the volume of the zone at the same time) - thanks to tsss27 for reporting this
  • DKit Manager Kit Normal mode: added tooltips in addition to the current color codes when a .dsnd is missing (red), damaged or moved (yellow) or its filename is truncated (grey) - thanks to Dobly for the idea
  • DKit Manager Kit List: press Ctrl+Up or Ctrl+Down to move the current kit or selected kits up or down in the list.
  • DKit Manager Kit: press the Apps key on a pad button to open the Pad Copy/Paste menu.
  • DKit Manager Sounds: press the Apps key or Enter on a dsnd to open a menu to assign it to a pad.
  • DKit Manager Kit: when pressing Enter on settings to preview the sound a random layer is selected to get a better idea of the results when playing (press Shift+Enter to play the highest velocity)
  • DKit Manager: faster pad preview keys (X, C, V, S, D, F, G, E, R and T, in main menu, Kit list or Layout tab). Press once to play the highest velocity, keep pressed for random velocities.
  • DKit Manager, DSound Manager: fixed playback issue on Windows 10 (the attack could be faded) - thanks to tsss27 for reporting this
  • DKit Manager Kit: fixed sound playback issues after selecting a kit with an empty pad - thanks to tsss27 for reporting this
  • DKit Manager: replaced the four kit layout buttons with a drop down menu.

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Re: DrumIt Manager: kit editor, manage your .dkit and .dsnd files
« Reply #77 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!

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« Last Edit: October 13, 2020, 05:01:56 PM by ANGR77 »
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Re: DrumIt Manager: kit editor, manage your .dkit and .dsnd files
« Reply #78 on: January 17, 2021, 11:53:51 AM »
A new version of DrumIt Manager 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:
  • DSound Manager Create: option to add Tight level using the Closed level (it's duplicated with a higher pitch. if all open levels are filled the second to last level is removed)
  • DSound Manager Edit Zone menu: right-click or press the Apps key on zone buttons to import a zone from another dsnd, duplicate the zone or sort it by volume or loudness.
         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).
  • DSound Manager Edit: use drag and drop or press Ctrl+Up or Ctrl+Down to move the current layer or selected layers in the list, useful to fix the order when some layers feel too loud or too quiet.
  • DSound Manager Edit: added tooltip to show which layer is played when clicking on the Zone buttons (same as in DKit Manager on Drum buttons: low to high velocities from left to right)
  • DSound Manager Edit: allow saving changes to a duplicate zone, useful when creating a dsnd from the same samples with different filenames and adjusting the duplicate zone separately.
  • DSound Manager Edit: fixed wrong zone information when saving some 3 zone snares.
  • DSound Manager Create: fixed Maximize when converting from individual .wav files not sorted from loud to quiet.
  • DSound Manager Tune: saving a dsnd that contains virtual zones won't increase the file size (they will remain as virtual zones)
  • DSound Manager Extract: fixed issue with some dsnd files when extracting the last layer of a 128 layers zone.
  • DKit Manager Kit: fix to play the same zone as the module when assigning a 3 zone snare dsnd to a tom pad.
  • DKit Manager Kit: fix to save correct Sound setting (dsnd zone selection for a pad) when using NVDA or JAWS.
  • DKit Manager, DSound Manager: allow freely editing up-down settings.
  • DKit Manager, DSound Manager: fixed slowness when changing some settings when using NVDA.

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Re: DrumIt Manager: kit editor, manage your .dkit and .dsnd files
« Reply #79 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

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« Last Edit: January 17, 2021, 11:41:21 PM by ANGR77 »
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Re: DrumIt Manager: kit editor, manage your .dkit and .dsnd files
« Reply #80 on: February 09, 2021, 11:49:20 AM »
A new version of DrumIt Manager is available.

changelog:
  • DKit Manager Delete: when cleaning up a SD card to remove dsnd files that are only used by the selected kits the Metronome dsnd set in Unit settings will be kept - thanks to Dobly for reporting this

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Re: DrumIt Manager: kit editor, manage your .dkit and .dsnd files
« Reply #81 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

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Re: DrumIt Manager: kit editor, manage your .dkit and .dsnd files
« Reply #82 on: April 23, 2021, 05:20:58 PM »
Thanks again for making that video Anders!

A new version of DrumIt Manager is available.
  • DSound Manager: fixed Loop option.
  • DSound Manager: disable .wav dithering when Max Tune Up is used or when Maximize is not used, to avoid noise when playing the dsnd when the volume is increased higher than 0 in the Kit or Unit settings - big thanks to Karbonfaiba for reporting this

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Re: DrumIt Manager: kit editor, manage your .dkit and .dsnd files
« Reply #83 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!

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Re: DrumIt Manager: kit editor, manage your .dkit and .dsnd files
« Reply #84 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,
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Re: DrumIt Manager: kit editor, manage your .dkit and .dsnd files
« Reply #85 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.
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Re: DrumIt Manager: kit editor, manage your .dkit and .dsnd files
« Reply #86 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.

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Re: DrumIt Manager: kit editor, manage your .dkit and .dsnd files
« Reply #87 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.