Efficiently creating a large instrument

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Efficiently creating a large instrument

Postby io7m » Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:45 pm

Hello.

I have directories full of samples arranged like this:

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alpha/
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beta/
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delta/
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zeta/
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If I want to put the above samples into a gigasampler patch, for example, I have to do the following:

1. Open gigedit.
2. Create a new group for alpha.
3. Load the samples into alpha.
4. Select key C3.
5. Create a new dimension dividing C3 into 16 regions based on velocity.
6. For each sample n in alpha:
---1. Select region n.
---2. Drag sample n into the region.
---3. Set the unity note to C3.
7. Set the ADSR envelope "release" value to 0 (so that notes cut off immediately when a key is released).

I then have to repeat steps 4..7 for each group (beta, delta, etc), incrementing the key each time (C#3, D3, D#3, etc).

This is an enormous amount of manual labour given that all I'm doing is dumping each group of samples onto their own key, organized by velocity.

Is there some way I can automate the creation of patches like this? I'd really prefer to avoid having to drop down to libgig to write a program to do this. I don't care if I use the Gigasampler format or not; I'm happy to use any format supported by Linuxsampler. Computers are good at repetition, but there doesn't appear to be a higher level tool than the raw C++ interfaces to automate this stuff. I'd happily write a script to do this, but I'd be less happy to have to write what would amount to a rather large amount of C++.
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Re: Efficiently creating a large instrument

Postby io7m » Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:27 am

Given that this post only got approved by an admin today: I did eventually script the creation of the instrument, and I used the SFZ format to do it.
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