XT Software energyXT2
Large images ..Available from 06/05/2007 until 11/30/1999
energyXT2 is a community-based MIDI & audio sequencer for Windows and Linux. With features such as built-in synth/sampler, powerful sequencer, drum machine track, high quality time-stretching/pitch-shifting and VST plugin support, you just can't go wrong with energyXT2.
The sequencer in energyXT2 works the same way as in Cubase and Logic and offers audio recording, different track types, clip based automation of mixer/EQ and VST plugins. It also has some unique features like drum-machine track, per audio clip resample & elastique time-stretching and modeless editing. Tracks can be arranged into folders to save screen space and VST plugin editors can be docked into separate tabs.
The built-in synth/sampler is a phase modulation synthesizer and sample player in one. You can layer and split synthesized and sampled sounds anyway you want. There are all the standard features like multi-mode filter, LFO's, vibrato and glide. Add per sound phaser/chorus/flanger and per program reverb and delay send effects and you have yourself a workstation.
The new drum track in energyXT2 works like an audio track with a built in drum sampler. The drum editor looks like a real drum machine and samples can be dropped right into it for quick drum set construction. Drumsets can be saved as presets. To create a new drum track, simply drag a drumset preset or just a wav file into the sequencer, and the drum track will be created for you automatically.
All settings in the main mixer cam be automated from the sequencer, including volume, pan, mute, EQ and effect parameters. There are no limit to how many insert and send effects you can use in a project, well except for your CPU that is. Group channels are available for sub mixing, and can be automated just like normal mixer channels and supports insert and send effects as well. The mixer is dockable, and presets for different mixer views can be customized.
VST plugins, samples and presets can be dragged into the sequencer tracks and mixer effect slots. energyXT2 will autodetect if you drop a VST instrument into the sequencer, create a new MIDI track and connect it to the instruments automatically. Same if you drop a drum sample, a drum track will be created for you, ready to play!
energyXT2 offers a modular design, but its up to you if you want to use its features or not. The "Comps" view visualizes all the VST plugins, sequencers and audio inputs/outputs used in your project. In the comps view, you can easely set up energyXT2 as a standalone effect processor. Drop a few effetcs into the comps view, route audio input thru the effect plugins and then to the master out.
» no loading time
» all-in-one synth, fx and sequencer
» HQ time-stretching & pitch-shifting
» clip-based automation
» runs on Linux, out-of-the-box!
» great user community
* 1.4GHz PC with 512 RAM
* ASIO soundcard (if you dont have ASIO, then get the Universal ASIO driver for Windows)
* Linux: ALSA soundcard (or Jack server Linux source code)