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keyman_sam
KVRAF
4014 posts since 8 Mar, 2005

Post Sat Oct 04, 2008 8:13 am

Ok, here goes. We all know that the new product is gonna be ST3 (or i sincerely hope)....what do you want in ST3?

I'll go first:
1). A full blown built-in editor that I can use to create my own ST files.
2). A complete mod matrix that trumps the current basic S+S architecture.
3). Disk streaming.
4). New and improved sounds!!!

Personally 1) is the most important to me.

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mellotronaut
KVRAF
9905 posts since 2 Jan, 2005 from somewhere in the woods

Post Sat Oct 04, 2008 8:23 am

midi effects (chords, scales, midi echo, velocity, step sequencer, arpeggiator etc.)
"It dreamed itself along"

sockofgold
KVRAF
2238 posts since 6 Aug, 2007

Post Sat Oct 04, 2008 8:24 am

I think it's a little beyond the point of a wishlist helping too much, but just for fun:

Yeah, a proper editor where you can actually make your own patches. Disk streaming would be nice, but I have 2GB of RAM, so whatever... I personally would get by without it, but I understand it's a big need for many others.

luxth
KVRian
906 posts since 31 Dec, 2004

Post Sat Oct 04, 2008 8:33 am

My onl wishes:

- Arpeggiator (per part)
- easier midi learn
- Bigger arrows for patch navigation
- Arrows for Multis
- Save/Rename/Delete easier and well functioning
- New effects?

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Luca
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Evan
KVRist
337 posts since 9 May, 2001 from Greece

Post Sat Oct 04, 2008 8:58 am

- More legible interface (fonts, colors). Resizable (with different sizes ala Kontakt for example) would be great. Less photorealism and screen estate wasting and more usability and ease of use.
- If not streaming, at least smarter memory management. If you load the same sound/samples twice (or more), it should only take up 1x the RAM... etc.
- More advanced synthesis engine with better layering/splitting/whatever per part. i.e. should be possible to have complex multi-layered sounds that only take up one part.
- Fewer sounds, but better programming and more attention to detail (with advanced synthesis engine mentioned before). Less sounding like a lifeless 90s sample playback machine, more organic and complex sounds.
- 64bit version
- Additional (contemporary) sampler functionality would be great. Load, map, tweak and play back your own samples without leaving the ST interface. FLAC, MP3, OGG, AAC, SFZ support would be great too.
- Save your own sounds. Not presets, but complete sounds.

If indeed ST3 is coming, isn't it a bit late to make a wishlist now? :)

Bigg John
KVRist
216 posts since 23 Sep, 2002 from Durham, NC

Post Sat Oct 04, 2008 9:06 am

How bout something really crazy like vst hosting. kinda do the high life thing and freeze vsti's/au's
Thanks,

Bigg John
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Reverend Rhythm
KVRAF
2842 posts since 21 Feb, 2003 from Woodstock, GA USA

Post Sat Oct 04, 2008 10:07 am

I'm kinda "all of the above," but I think streaming would help bring about larger, more specific libraries. And I'd like to see the interface made easier to read.

There is a lot to like about ST: fast loading, stable, great effect, easy to adjust. I'd just like to add some icing on the cake.

And... if the new product is ST3, then all the feature decisions have already been made. But this is fun anyway.
esoundz name: ReverendRhythm

glokraw
KVRAF
7076 posts since 6 Oct, 2004

Post Sat Oct 04, 2008 10:36 am

On usability, skins would be great, or at least options for choice of fonts, and to remove gradients and/or choice of backgrounds. Zebra has a png of the background which can be edited in a graphics app to taste. The lack of readability in the ST gui keeps me from using it, as the competition has both sounds and visuals.

All the earlier comments are things much needed to compete with peers in a tightening market.

I do love the easy multi-timbral, and multi-fx setup, but maybe remove the limit on the number of FX in each sound?

Cheers :)

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zvenx
KVRAF
7154 posts since 16 Feb, 2005 from Kingston, Jamaica

Post Sat Oct 04, 2008 11:12 am

a completely new GUI....one of my least favourites of the software I use.
Look, steal, borrow anything from NI's GUI

rsp

eDrummist
KVRian
1191 posts since 5 Dec, 2002 from Earth

Post Sat Oct 04, 2008 11:26 am

I think SampleTank is a very good product, but it would be a great product if it had round robin and better quality samples.

Reverend Rhythm
KVRAF
2842 posts since 21 Feb, 2003 from Woodstock, GA USA

Post Sat Oct 04, 2008 11:39 am

Round robin! :D That would be a great feature!
esoundz name: ReverendRhythm

Murky
KVRist
155 posts since 13 Apr, 2007 from Northern Virginia

Post Sat Oct 04, 2008 11:55 am

Disk streaming with the ability to convert GigaStudio files would make things interesting. There is a real opportunity this year for someone (or some company) to take advantage of the Gigastudio pieces and customers that Tascam just let drop.

krraqk
KVRist
394 posts since 18 Nov, 2002

Post Sat Oct 04, 2008 12:00 pm

Evan wrote:-
- More advanced synthesis engine with better layering/splitting/whatever per part. i.e. should be possible to have complex multi-layered sounds that only take up one part.
- Fewer sounds, but better programming and more attention to detail (with advanced synthesis engine mentioned before). Less sounding like a lifeless 90s sample playback machine, more organic and complex sounds.
- Additional (contemporary) sampler functionality would be great. Load, map, tweak and play back your own samples without leaving the ST interface. FLAC, MP3, OGG, AAC, SFZ support would be great too.

If indeed ST3 is coming, isn't it a bit late to make a wishlist now? :)
Its later, thats sure, but I take the opportunity to say my opinion.
I dont use it practically lately (Im talking about years) its getting dust because the sounds are very uninspiring in general.
I was to write about why and then I read your post and I want to quote you because I agree very much with what you said.

ST sounds static, the engine need to be rewrote to allow complex and organic sounds. I agree with you that at least it needs to be able to do multilayering inside a patch and much more deep and rich synthesis engine.

It needs disk streaming and others advanced sampler settings like round robin, midi scripts, etc etc.

But the most important it need to have BETTER sounds, more detailed and rich and BETTER patches (forget that plethora of boring patches and give us really good ones).

Well we all see what happens, to be honest I dont have much hope about it, but one thing is sure for me, if it dont have that I most probably will not update.

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vespers75
KVRAF
2989 posts since 18 Sep, 2006 from Rosehill Cemetery

Post Sat Oct 04, 2008 12:13 pm

eDrummist wrote:I think SampleTank is a very good product, but it would be a great product if it had round robin and better quality samples.
Indeed, round robin....and the ability to import more sample formats. Can't think of anything else I'd ask for.
"a confession without need of absolution, without need of redemption"

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sonicfire
KVRAF
3944 posts since 7 May, 2004 from behind his workbench

Post Sat Oct 04, 2008 12:25 pm

1) +1 !

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