Rayzoon Upgrades Jamstix To Version 3.0
Rayzoon has announced that it has upgraded Jamstix, its virtual drummer, to version 3.0. Jamstix 3 improves on its predecessor with a larger interface, more styles and drummers, many new features and enhancements as well as the brand-new “song builder” wizard, which can create a complete multi-part drum arrangement with fills in seconds.
Memory usage is reduced with the new load-on-demand sample management and sampled stock kits offer new levels of realism with automatic snare and tom center/offset hit management.
» Larger user interface with improved graphics
» load-on-demand sample management reduces memory usage, speeds up kit loading and allows kits with higher detail and more articulations
» new ‘Song Wizard’ allows you to quickly develop a song structure based on your specific needs (Intro, Verse, Chorus, Pre-Chorus etc.)
a new top-down virtual kit displays the current kit with correct drum and cymbal sizes and also allows rearranging them, which also affects » the limb calculations
» new styles, new players and a new stock kit
» new ‘Intro’ style supporting cymbal intros and drumstick/hihat count-ins
» new ‘Freestyle’ offers wide range of genres in one style similar to the Jamstix 1 Free-Jam mode
» built-in mixer now controls up to 8 stereo channels and also features a new ‘delay’ effect
» bar editor now supports multi-event selection/editing
» time signature support has been expanded up to 7/4 (14/8)
» audio outputs can now be reduced to one (stereo) for minimal CPU usage.
» the ‘brain’ display now auto-arranges elements horizontally and vertically to use screen space more efficiently
» the new kit display allows adding/changing and removing sounds via a right-click context menu
» drum module mode is now activated by depressing the current jam mode button
» kit piece editing now uses articulations for faster workflow
» improved ‘alternative sound’ logic for missing kit pieces
» groove A.I. elements can now be ‘frozen’ in their current state to exclude them from re-composition as well as ‘hidden’ to reduce cluttering
» modified styles can now be saved as style ‘presets’
» modified drummers can now be saved as drummer ‘presets’
» improved groove fill algorithm
» added ‘Extract From Player’ option to combine elements from multiple players
» style and player extraction tool now also support composition and play filters
» added new accent period feature to have accents added in specific bar intervals only
» Jamstix 3 supports all existing Jamstix 2 styles, players and expansion Paks and can also load Jamstix 2 song, part and bar files
Rayzoon’s Jamstix 3 runs from $99 (Standard) to $249 (Studio) and will be released on May, 5th 2010. An upgrade from version 2 will set you back $49. More information on Rayzoon Jamstix 3.