Browse: CDXTRACT is an intuitive and very fast browser for all
your sampler files and audio files. It displays the waveform of the samples
as well as the mapping of the programs. CDXTRACT can read from most IDE,
SCSI and USB drives including CD, ZIP, Jazz and MO. It also read from
Listen: CDXTRACT 4 is the only software that includes a real time
audio player capable of playing all the loop modes found in some hardware
samplers like the reverse loops, the alternate loops and even the de-synchronized
alternate loops. And thanks to its magic player you can now listen to
an Akai, Roland or EMU disc as if it were a regular audio CD.
Convert: CDXTRACT converts your sampler files to the most popular
formats with a very high accuracy. All kind of conversions are possible,
single, bulk but also CDXTRACT includes a batch converter that allows
you to select your favorite programs or samples and convert them with
a few mouse clicks. Unlike the other converters, CDXTRACT has no limitation
of destination formats for one specific source format. All source formats
can be converted to all destination formats.
Innovate: With CDXTRACT 4 you can combine several programs together
in various manners. You can merge programs, you can combine several programs
on top of each other (velocity stacking) or use a controler to switch
from one program to another. Also you can combine 2 programs with a crossfade
on a controler. And thanks to its multi-context technology, you can do
all that with programs from many different locations.
Bank: With CDXTRACT 4.1 you can create your own banks for the
following formats: Soundfont, Giga, Halion and VSampler.
Search: Have you ever wasted time looking for a specific sound
in all your sampler disks? CDXTRACT includes a hierarchical database that
can store an unlimited number of Akai, Roland and EMU disks. You can search
for any program or sample by simply entering a few keywords, such as:
“snap”, “guit”, “bass”, “drum” … and CDXTRACT will give you a detailed
list of all the items that match your request.
Performance: CDXTRACT needs only 20 Megs to run and is extremely
fast. It uses its own file cache technology for all disk I/O which gives
faster performance than the standard Microsoft and Apple file cache systems.
Moreover CDXTRACT performs all the conversions on the fly without any
single temp file which makes it at least 2 times faster than any other
converters using temp files.
Print: CDXTRACT includes a report generator for your sampler disk’s
content, these reports use the html format. Moreover CDXTRACT creates
a detailed html report for each conversion, which is very useful to keep
track of where the converted files come from.
Cross-platform: CDXTRACT 4 works on PC and Mac, both versions
share about 90% of the same code. The great benefit of using cross-platform
source code is that the PC and the Mac versions are at the same level
and they will evolve at the same speed. No little brother here, just
Windows 2000/XP: CDXTRACT 4 is Windows 2000/XP compliant which
means that you don’t have to install any ASPI driver to run CDXTRACT on
your Windows 2000/XP system. Microsoft and Adaptec officially said that
they don’t support the ASPI driver on these operating systems.