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Topic: What are Audio Cd's ? ( Samples )

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    Question What are Audio Cd's ? ( Samples )

    When searching for libraries online, i ofthen stumble upon the same library but the description says "Audio Cd" instead of "Giga, Kontakt" etc .

    Almost everything is listed in both ways .

    What is the difference ?
    Is it only the .wav files or do they have the Loop points also in the file ?
    Is the extra =~ 200$ just for purchasing the giga format files ?

    Thank you
    Theo Krueger - Composer


    Kontakt 2 Scripts

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    Re: What are Audio Cd's ? ( Samples )

    They are audio Cd, so they contain tracks with different notes played for each track. You have to convert each track in wav format and then you can slice each note, create multiple wavs and assign them to keymap. All loops can be created only with audio software and for each single note.


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    Re: What are Audio Cd's ? ( Samples )

    You definitely want "sampler formatted" sample CDs if you have that sampler (if you have Kontakt or Giga). All of the programming, including mapping samples across keyboard keys has been done for you.

    The Audio CDs would be just that -- .wav files. I could be wrong, but I think there would only be loop points in them if they were "Acidized" wavs.

    Many GIGA libraries also take advantage of "key-switching" -- one can switch between sample variations "on the fly" by pressing a different piano key.

    If you are specifically talking about the Spectrasonics "groove" libraries, the AKAI versions have what they call "Groove Control" which are midi files with associated "chopped up" samples, which allow you to play the grooves back at different tempos (like Propellerheads ReCycle). Finally, the upcoming Stylus RMX is supposed to allow you to import Groove Control libraries into it.

    P.S. - If you are specifically interested in Spectrasonics Sample Libraries, the Ilio website has detailed listings, including liner notes (really helps you to understand what you would be buying):

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    Re: What are Audio Cd's ? ( Samples )

    Thanks for the replies guys! They were very englightening
    Theo Krueger - Composer


    Kontakt 2 Scripts

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