[LAU] Auto sampler version 2.0 (automatic SFZ creation)

david gnome at hawaii.rr.com
Thu Apr 1 09:15:28 CEST 2021

Hmm, that sounds interesting. I have three synthesizer keyboards here. 
All of them have at least the common GM set. (They're all Yamahas, so 
they have Yamaha's varying ideas of extra sounds.) But in the GM set, 
the cheapest Yamaha has versions of some of the GM sounds that I like a 
lot better than the equivalents in the other keyboards. The ones on 
other keyboards just don't sound the same!

Since I only have enough physical space to have one keyboard set up at a 
time, it would be nice to turn my preferred GM sounds into SFZ's I could 
use when a different keyboard is the one set up.

Thanks, Jeannie! You're a genie. May all your wishes come true! :)

By the way, after we bought a bigger TV, we had to replace our old 
entertainment center (new TV too big). The TV credenza we bought is 
quite sturdy, stands about 33" high and is 58" wide. It's only two 
inches lower than the bookcase assembly my keyboard stands on right now. 
So maybe time to buy another one of these...

On 3/30/21 11:23 AM, Jeanette C. wrote:
> Hey hey,
> I have updated the AutoSampler quite a bit:
> http://juliencoder.de/sound/autosampler-2.0.zip
> I have been asked elsewhere, what an autosampler is or does. So: it's 
> a small tool to automatically send MIDI notes to an external synth and 
> record the incoming audio. Thus it can convert a patch on your 
> external synthesizer into a convenient software sample library. Might 
> be interesting to sample your sweet modular sound, any other analogue 
> synth without patch memory or even rip a sample-based sound from one 
> of your big chunky keyboards to take anywahere in a laptop.
> This autosampler is best suited to sounds which decay naturally, like 
> pianos, plucked sounds, drums,...
> The AutoSampler is now better documented, within the file and without. 
> It's much easier to make the appropriate choices for audio and MIDI.
> Furthermore the AutoSampler will now automatically create an SFZ file. 
> I have tested it and it runs well in LinuxSampler.
> Best wishes,
> Jeanette

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