[LAU] Soon to be released Grand Piano sample library

alexander axeldenstore at gmail.com
Wed Mar 31 18:43:20 EDT 2010

On 04/01/2010 12:50 AM, Arnold Krille wrote:
> Hi,
> On Wednesday 31 March 2010 12:42:58 alexander wrote:
>> I'm currently making a rather big grand piano sample library. It is a
>> Yamaha C5 recorded with 2 AKG C414 in an AB position about 10cm above
>> the strings at 24bit48khz. It is downsampled to 16bit44.1khz because
>> gigedit couldn't save files larger than 2gb. It's sampled in minor
>> thirds with 17 velocity layers (some only 16 due to a nasty head ache
>> when I recorded)
> I haven't actually listened to the demo yet, but:
>   - Can we convince you of going 48kHz/24bits? That is far more common in audio
> production. Using 44.1kHz in a setup running at 48kHz includes possibly nasty
> artefacts from up-sampling and a loss of precision and frequencies. Down-
> sampling is far easier on the quality...
>     Maybe its better to make do with one or two layers less. And maybe help to
> fix gigedit. linuxsampler is said to be able to do more then 2GB files.
>   - When looking for compression for easier distribution: What about
> distributing a "source" archive that contains the wavpack/flac compressed raw
> samples, the gigedit file and a makefile for creation of the .gig-file?
> Have fun,
> Arnold
Hmm, how's that for a version 2.0? :) I haven't noticed any up-sampling 
problems yet. But I do agree, 24bit48khz would be much more fun. I would 
have to cut 3 layers at least, we're talking about shaving 0.6gb's here :)

I think I'll just shove it down a bz2 archive..

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