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The other HSQ Libraries have been discontinued by NUSofting
What is a Dash Sound File (DASHsnd)?
A Dash Sound (also called "Dash Soundset" or DASHsnd like the extension of the actual file), is a multi-sample proprietary format that is an audio file including many samples recorded from one or more musical instruments. A Dash Sound on your hard disk is a [NameHere].DASHsnd file. E.G., Solina-Strings.DASHsnd
How can I play a DASHsnd file?
A DASHsnd must be loaded in a sample player which supports theDASHsnd format. The main DASHsnd player is the EVE 2 software instrument which is available for Windows PC and Mac OS X, both as an Audio Unit and a VSTi.
The other official player is TDP (Twin Dash Player) which is included with any Dash Sound Library at no extra cost. (see "Compatible Players" below for more options.)
What type of instruments/sounds are available in the DASHsnd format and with which features?
The DASHsnd format was specifically designed for electronic "vintage" keyboards emulation, to reproduce the sound of hardware like Rhodes EP, Mellotron, analog strings machines, organs and other "oldtime" polyphonic synthesizers. The DASHsnd format is mono (stereo image is created in the player), 32 bit depth, and can be played at any sample rate. A single DASHsnd can host up to 16384 individual sound samples (recorded notes) using up to 128 velocity layers, but generally, a lot less are used. E.G., for a good Rhodes EP 219 sound samples are enough, sampling all the 73 keys at three different velocities. Vintage keyboards like the Mellotron and Solina don't require velocity layers for accurate emulation.
What is an HQS Dash Sound Library?
An HQS Dash Sound Library is a collection of DASHsnd files, with presets for a number of different players. A preset is an optional preconfiguration of the player; actually you don't require a preset to play a DASHsnd as you can easily create your own in EVE or TDP.
Can I create my own DASHsnd files?
Yes, please check the "Creation and Conversion of Dash Sound files" section
There are several VST plugins that support audio samples in the DASHsnd format. Presets, however, are specific to each VSTi.
DASH Signature: EVE 2, Knagalis, Twin Dash Player
ManyTone: ManyStation, ManyOne, ManyGuitar, ManyBass
Creation and Conversion of DASHsnd files
For WAV to DASHsnd creation:
Command line tool for Windows
available on request by Dash Signature
Wusik Sample Editor VSTi http://www.wusic.com/
or Extreme Sample Converter
Create a mono wusikSND with either Awave
Then convert to DASHsnd using this tool :
For conversion to DASHsnd from other formats, see option 3 above.
Can I transfer my license for a Dash Signature VSTi or a Dash Sound Library?
Yes. Transfer of licenses is allowed, but there are some conditions:
(i) You must first notify support [at] dashsignature.com of your intention to transfer, and receive an email reply granting you permission to transfer. Then, once you have a buyer, you must forward to support [at] dashsignature.com:
- your registered email address
- the Dash ticket and serial number of the product
- the buyer's name and email address
You also must delete your copy of the software once the license has been sold.
(ii) The new user (who buys your second hand license) will be charged US$10 for the effective legal transfer. It is the seller's responsibility to ensure the intended purchaser of the license is aware of the US$10 transfer fee.
Payment MUST be made to payments [at] dashsignature.com using paypal. Without payment, the license transfer is not valid.
Please write us at support[AT]dashsignature.com and we'll be glad to answer.