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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 duplicated with a higher pitch.
  • DSound Manager Edit Zone menu: right-click or press the Apps key on zone buttons to open a zone menu:
        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 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 (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.
Changelog:
  • SSD3/EZD2: support for the Classic Rock and Modern Metal EZX expansions.
  • SD2: support for the Superior Drummer 1 sound library (Cocktail, Drummer/dfh Superior, Percussionist)
  • support for keyboard set to Russian, Greek or other non-latin languages.
  • Convert, 2box: fix when creating a HiHat dsnd from wav with a single zone type (bow or edge)
  • Convert, 2box: fixed wrong tune when batch converting from individual .wav samples to .dsnd with the Max Tune Up enabled.
  • Convert, 2box: the Maximize setting can be used when batch converting from individual .wav samples.
  • Convert: the Snare Rim options and velocity switch percentage can be used when batch converting from .wav
  • Steven Slate Drums SSD4: the pedal closed (chick) can be exported for the Strike and other modules.
  • support for REAPER 6.19
SDSE 2.9.4
  • Superior Drummer 3 / EZdrummer 2: support for the Latin Cuban Drums and Latin Cuban Percussion EZX2 expansions.
  • Convert: allow batch convert from .wav to .dsnd when a folder contains some bad/corrupted wav files (the bad files will be ignored)
  • support for REAPER 6.14

DrumIt Manager 1.5.8
  • DSound Manager Create: "Velocity Switch" can be used to create a dsnd with up to three areas for the Head and the Rim.
  • 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 groups of duplicate layers and increasing the volume of the zone - thanks to tsss27 for reporting this
  • DKit Manager Kit Normal mode: added tooltips when a .dsnd is missing (red), damaged or moved (yellow) or its filename is truncated (grey)
  • 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 (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).
  • 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.
Changelog:
  • fix when exporting from SSD5.5 and from unsupported drum VSTs.
  • SD3: support for the Legacy of Rock SDX expansion.
  • SD3: support for Superior Drummer 3 v3.2.1
  • SD3: fixes when exporting on screens smaller than 1366x768, tested as low as 800x600 (1366x768 or higher is recommended)
  • SD3: fix for Death SDX with Blood Red preset (caused by Valve Distortion Box), or any VST or preset that produces a short noise when rendering begins.
  • SD3: fix to find SDX expansions installed without their installer.
  • SD2 accessibility: improved F10 and F11 menus, should now work when SD2 displays alert messages.
  • support for REAPER v6.13