[LAD] Kontakt sampler format (and others like EXS24) - Once again free samples, this time more uplifting

Devin Anderson surfacepatterns at gmail.com
Sat Sep 1 22:43:58 UTC 2012

On Sat, Sep 1, 2012 at 3:13 PM, Florian Schirmer
<florian.schirmer at native-instruments.de> wrote:

>> Is there someone who knows more about these formats? Even if it is not
>> possible to write a sampler engine (it would not be the first
>> [partly]binary, closed format loaded by open source software) maybe there is
>> at least a way to get all the needed information to convert/correct them by
>> hand or individual scripts.
> Besides the technical problem there is also a legal problem involved here.
> To protect the IP of sample developers the instruments sold by 3rd party
> developers are encrypted.
> My guess would be that using something like Autosampler to capture a certain
> snapshot of a library and convert that into something that your favorite can
> read is by far the most promising solution. But of course this depends on
> what you're looking for.

I haven't heard of Autosampler until now, but this seems like an
appropriate time to bring up synthclone:


... which has some similar features, is free, and has a plugin API
that allows a programmer to add missing functionality.

Devin Anderson
surfacepatterns (at) gmail (dot) com

blog - http://surfacepatterns.blogspot.com/
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synthclone - http://synthclone.googlecode.com/

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