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!
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:
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,