News & Releases

Development update: alpha

About 10 features/changes have been implemented over the last few days. The current internal version is alpha. Registered 4.x users are going to get access to these test versions within the next weeks.

Fading is one of the next bigger things to come.

4.1 developments

There's no release yet, but to give you an idea what's going on behind the scenes:

* Detection of duplicate hotkeys when assigning a key
* Duplicate hotkeys are now highlighted

What I'm working on at the moment:
* Update to the BASS library 2.4
* Edit a slot's file in an external application
* FLAC support

And there's a long list of features that will be implemented when these things are done.

-fixed: the recently used file list did not save
-fixed: 'Always on top' was enabled randomly

Finally the new logo has been finished! The CombiWave website and the application icon have been updated. As planned this puts the almost never-ending "pre-4.0 series" (known as 3.9) to an end: The latest 3.9 version has now been released as CombiWave

The first prereleases of 4.1 are to be expected within the next few weeks.

-changed: replaced the application icon with the new CombiWave logo

Extended download area for CombiWave PRO users

The download area for the PRO version of CombiWave has been extended.

You can now log in using either your

  • email and password,
  • PayPal transaction number or your
  • Avangate "order reference number"

We hope that this helps simplifying the update process. is out now

Today has been released for CombiWave PRO users only.

The update checker does not notify user about at the moment for the following reasons.
While the changes have been kept to a minimum some components needed to be updated which increases the risk of undetected bugs. Any feedback is appreciated.

-added: "Stay on top" button
-removed: minimize to tray button (did not work on Vista) - please use "Tools -> Minimize to Tray" for now
-fixed: problem with ballon message when moving the mouse over the tray icon
-changed: changed code to use a new function of the BASS library to seamlessly switch sound devices while playing
-changed: move some menu items into the new menu called "All Slots"

Version 4

There have been many questions about the 4.x releases. I'll try to shed some light on this:

The 3.9 branch has finally reached it's end. The last one of the 4.0 preview releases will be It will be updated with the new logo (as soon as it's finished) and then released as 4.0

4.1 versions are going to include many new features. An alpha version will be made available for paid users as soon as the first new functions are finished.

While 4.1 development has been started in 2007 there have been many delays. We hope to get the first alpha out before the end of Q2/2008, but no promises can be made at this time. ;-)



3.9 alpha 1 - alpha 9c

-MultiWave now uses the BASS sound system ( )
-output device can be selected for each playslot
-stopall on deactivate removed
-possibility to open a file in more than one playslot
-right-click an open button to close the slot
-new interface for configuring QuickSchemes (now integrated into the Options Dialog)
-OpenScheme and OpenFile dialogs remember the last used directory now
-bugfix: OpenScheme did not retrieve output devices
-WMA support (added back)
-F4 properly opens the corresponding QuickScheme
-bugfix: display problem when starting maximized
-preview for WMA files in the FileOpen dialog
-new code for toggle play
-added: pause, pause all buttons
-bugfix: play all problem with multiple soundcards
-bugfix: retrieve aliases from schemes
-bugfix: brought back the error message when opening a file fails