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    Smile Hello, and have yourselves an oboe

    Hey everyone. It's my first time posting here, and I thought I would start off by offering an oboe refill for Reason. I'm a starving college student who cannot yet afford GPO, so I thought I would play around with the idea of making my own sample libraries. I wasn't satisfied with the oboe included with Reason's Orkester library. So I took the royalty-free oboe samples from the University of Iowa's music department web site, sliced 'em, diced 'em, mapped 'em, looped 'em, and finally tuned them... and many hours later, I have a working 6 MB oboe refill!

    http://personal.stthomas.edu/cwmuggl...onableoboe.rfl

    For those who would rather not download it, here is a short MP3 demo of the oboe sample:

    http://personal.stthomas.edu/cwmugglimil/oboedemo.mp3

    Every single note is sampled, and there are three velocity-mapped dynamic levels: pp, mf, and ff. The mod wheel adds vibrato, while aftertouch changes the volume/intensity of the sound.

    It's not the best oboe in the world, I know, but I thought that after all the work I did it really doesn't sound too bad and could definitely be useable. The hardest part was finding loop points, and I didn't get all of them perfect, but most people probably won't notice. Just load the one and only patch, called "A Reasonable Oboe", into the NN-XT and play around. Use those controllers!--the added expression really helps the sound--but you sampling veterans probably need not hear that.

    This represents considerable hours of my work, but I couldn't ask for payment because the samples are not mine and because I have no prior sample-making experience. I hope this refill can be of use to you. So, Reason users, have at it! What do you think? Am I a sampling stud, or should I best focus my talents on other things? If there is enough demand, (and if time permits,) I may start making refills of the other samples offered at the U of Iowa.

    Oh, you may also hear my compositions at my web site:

    http://lontas.no-ip.org

    Please excuse the quality of the recordings there--they were all made before I ever owned a pair of studio monitors. Keep on tranglin',

    Chris

  2. #2

    Re: Hello, and have yourselves an oboe

    I forgot to mention that the demo song is also contained inside the refill, for those who would like to have a look at it. Also, the song assumes you have the Orkester library installed (you should, unless you manually removed it). Later,

    Chris

  3. #3

    Re: Hello, and have yourselves an oboe

    Welcome to the forums. I really like sound of the Oboe judging by the demo. It's just a shame I dont use reason. Thanks for sharing.

  4. #4

    Re: Hello, and have yourselves an oboe

    Quote Originally Posted by WayneSim
    Welcome to the forums. I really like sound of the Oboe judging by the demo. It's just a shame I dont use reason. Thanks for sharing.
    Welcome Wayne, and it is indeed a nice oboe. I don't use Reason either, but you're still one hell of a gentleman!

  5. #5

    Unhappy Re: Hello, and have yourselves an oboe

    Your refill doesn't work in my Reason. It say's Bad format file! Any clue?

  6. #6

    Thumbs up Re: Hello, and have yourselves an oboe

    Sorry Elfen, I don't know how that happened. I re-uploaded it and it seems to work now. Try downloading it again.

    Chris

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    Thumbs up Re: Hello, and have yourselves an oboe

    It's working now! Thank you very much for this patch! I hope to take use of it soon.

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    SecondPost
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    Re: Hello, and have yourselves an oboe

    Aww, your demo is so cute. If this smiley composed music, that's what it would sound like.

  9. #9

    Re: Hello, and have yourselves an oboe

    Hi Chris!

    Sounds good!
    How about a giga version ;-)
    ...or you could zip the wave files, so that I can program 'em myself

  10. #10

    Re: Hello, and have yourselves an oboe

    LOL @ SecondPost.

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