Re: [LAD] Kontakt sampler format (and others like EXS24)

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Date: Saturday, September 1, 2012 - 9:05 pm

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Hi Emanuel,

On 01.09.2012, at 15:39, Emanuel Rumpf wrote:

> 2012/8/31 John Rigg :

quite a problem.

The technical possibilities have changed quite a bit. In the early =
Kontakt days shipping a library was all about sample file quality. The =
bigger (size file) the library was, the better the quality. Today the =
quality almost entirely depends on the programming of the instrument you =
buy together with the samples. The capabilities (scripting, effects, =
etc) of the sample engines have completely changed the instrument =
building process.

At the same time the user interface got more and more important. You no =
longer need to be a real hardcore musician to get decent results. Less =
parameters tailored to the current instrument, presented in a much nicer =
way help the users to tweak the sounds to their needs without the risk =
to mess the whole thing up.

So just looking at the sample not much has changed, but looking at the =
big picture then it is a completely different world.

Best,
Florian

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Hi =
Emanuel,On 01.09.2012, at 15:39, Emanuel Rumpf <xbran@web.de> wrote:2012/8/31 =
John Rigg <ladev@jrigg.co.uk>:Thanks for taking the initiative on =
this.The lack of high =
quality samples usable on a Linux system has been quite a =
problem.What, more closely, is a "high quality" =
sample (today) ?Is it very different, from what it was ten years =
ago ?If yes, why did it fit  formerly, but not today ?Have =
our ears eventually improved  within that time-period =
?The technical =
possibilities have changed quite a bit. In the early Kontakt days =
shipping a library was all about sample file quality. The bigger (size =
file) the library was, the better the quality. Today the quality almost =
entirely depends on the programming of the instrument you buy together =
with the samples. The capabilities (scripting, effects, etc) of the =
sample engines have completely changed the instrument building =
process.At the same =
time the user interface got more and more important. You no longer need =
to be a real hardcore musician to get decent results. Less parameters =
tailored to the current instrument, presented in a much nicer way help =
the users to tweak the sounds to their needs without the risk to mess =
the whole thing up.So just =
looking at the sample not much has changed, but looking at the big =
picture then it is a completely different world.Best,  =
 Florian

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Re: [LAD] Kontakt sampler format (and others like EXS24), Florian Schirmer, (Sat Sep 1, 9:05 pm)
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Re: [LAD] Kontakt sampler format (and others like EXS24), Florian Schirmer, (Sat Sep 1, 9:44 pm)
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