I recently acquired Emulator X3 and I am really enjoying learning to use this softsampler.
So far I've found setting up my own presets a snap: find a factory preset I like that
seems close to my samples; create a voicing template from the factory preset; create a mod
matrix template from the same factory template; import my samples; tweak them; lay them
out on the keyboard; and, apply the chosen voicing and mod matrix templates and save.
Yes, I know I need to dig deeper into those 'cords,' but it is
gratifying to be able to get some useful sounds right away.
Anyway, this has
led me to an old dilemma: how to create properly synced midi files for a vocal.
In Emulator X3 you can import the whole vocal file and 'beat analyze' it, and then take
it to a window where the sections from the entire file broken into your indicated phrases
and sent to the keyboard chromatically while a midi file with the same timing is exported.
But this is not really very satisfactory, as you don't have individual note samples you
can manipulate ... you just have playback of regions of a single file, really like the
Alternatively you can 'Acquire/ Load' the vocal and chop
its phrases, resulting in individual samples. But in this procedure there is not may to
create a synced midi file.
So you have to do both processes ... one to create
your preset and one to create your synced midi file.
I've also tried doing this
by using Recycle instead. But while the midi file is fine, the vocals always seem to have
a lot of artefacts and are pretty useless when chopped to samples. So I still have to go
through the 'Acquire/ Load/ Chop' proceedure.
There must be some other easier
way to create a properly synced midi file. Any suggestions.