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Igor Lester Clark
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Chicken Systems Translator
      #43984 - 01/11/04 10:36 PM
Has anybody used this to convert a big EMU EOS library to AKAI or Kontakt and found the results to be useable or better?

Thanks


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Re: Chicken Systems Translator new [Re: Igor Lester Clark]
      #43988 - 01/11/04 10:42 PM
Haha..sneaked over here, didya?


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Re: Chicken Systems Translator new [Re: Nimhbus]
      #44016 - 01/11/04 11:24 PM
Haven't been away for tech stuff, check the Mac forum ... this place is the best tech resource I know


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Re: Chicken Systems Translator new [Re: Igor Lester Clark]
      #44182 - 02/11/04 11:42 AM
Hi Igor!

I was well impressed with Translator when I reviewed it for the accuracy and scope of its conversions, but like all translation utilities it can never be 100% perfect - different libraries use differing amounts of the 'special features' that some samplers offer.

If the EOS library you're intending to convert is like a lot of others in mapping samples but not using engine features like LFOs, filters, envelopes, and the like then most converters will do a fairly good job, although I've often found the dynamics to feel slightly different afterwards.

If on the other hand it does use these features then you'll probably find the LFO speed and depth significantly different, filter sweeps totally different, and envelopes altered. As they say, your mileage may vary.


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Re: Chicken Systems Translator new [Re: Martin Walker]
      #44207 - 02/11/04 12:20 PM
here's my experience with translator

I've tried using it for an ensoniq-to-kontakt sample conversion and then I did an A-B comparison.
verdict : it's really bad a translation, nothing like the original stuff. envelopes and filter settings were not translated at all, nor were the crossfades between samples. needless to say I did not buy it.

it's even more a shame for chickensys that they've been specialised in all ensoniq-related stuff for ages !

Edited by olivier (02/11/04 12:24 PM)


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Re: Chicken Systems Translator new [Re: olivier]
      #44361 - 02/11/04 06:02 PM
Thanks Martin, Olivier. I'm not sure how complex the library I'm thinking of is, as it's one that's so immediate and musical that it always just makes me play it rather than fiddling with the presets etc. I'll have a look. Thanks for your thoughts.


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Re: Chicken Systems Translator new [Re: Igor Lester Clark]
      #44643 - 03/11/04 07:39 AM
I've alway found Translator a bit flaky with large batch conversions although I've done it more the other way round (i.e. Other formats to Emu format). If you just converted a few banks at a time, it will probably be OK, but if you try to convert an entire disk at once, it will most likely (in my experience) crash halfway through.
My experience of the quality of the conversions is the same as the other guys - generally OK, but you mught need to fiddle a bit with envelopes etc on complex presets.


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