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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.