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    IK Multimedia SampleTank 4

    Sample-based Virtual Instrument

    IK Multimedia's newly updated one-stop sample shop is bigger and better than ever.

    Reviews Sep 2019
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    Native Instruments Kontakt 6

    Software Sampler

    We explore what's new in the latest version of Native Instruments' flagship sampler.

    Reviews Mar 2019
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    What Sampling The Acoustic Guitar Taught Us

    Recording A Sample Library

    Recording a library of acoustic guitar samples highlighted the importance of repeatability, blind testing, small lasers and double‑sided sticky tape.

    Techniques May 2018
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    Sampling in Logic Pro X

    Apple Logic Tips & Techniques

    Logic Pro X sports extensive sampling tools. Here’s how to use them effectively.

    Techniques Feb 2017
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    Sample Your Gear With Acustica Audio Nebula

    Nebula Tips & Techniques

    There are some stunningly good Libraries for Acustica Audio's Nebula dynamic convolution plug-in, but you can also create your own. We invited one of the best Nebula developers to tell you how.

    Techniques Jun 2014
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    MOTU MachFive 3

    Software Sampler

    Competition for the accolade of best software sampler is fierce, despite some contenders having fallen away in recent years. Has MOTU's MachFive 3 got what it takes to come out on top?

    Reviews Sep 2013
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    Sample Manipulation App For iOS

    Samplr is a modestly-named app for sample and loop manipulation, notable for making superb use of the iPad's multi-touch surface to stretch, transpose, play and twist up to six samples.

    Reviews Feb 2013
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    Acustica Nebula Pro 3.5

    Dynamic Convolution Plug‑in [Mac/PC]

    Dynamic convolution can be used to ‘sample’ any piece of audio gear. Have Acustica succeeded in giving this advanced technology a friendly face?

    Reviews Jan 2012
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    NI Kontakt 5

    Software Sampler

    Native Instruments’ flagship soft sampler continues to improve with age. We look at what’s new in version 5.

    Reviews Jan 2012
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    FXpansion Geist

    Sampling Drum Machine Software

    Put down your bells, books and candles — this a ghost you do want in your machine...

    Reviews Sep 2011
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    Propellerhead Reason Tips & Techniques

    Reason's flexible routing makes scintillating sampling simple...

    Techniques Apr 2011
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    Sampling Instrument Korg

    Reason Tips & Techniques

    Reason's sampling instrument Kong.

    Techniques Mar 2011
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    Creating A Step Sequencer | How To Create Scripts In NI Kontakt, Part 4


    In the final part of this short series, we investigate a more advanced use of scripting to create a simple step sequencer. • Read Part 1 • Read Part 2 • Read Part 3

    Techniques Oct 2010
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    Native Instruments Kontakt 3

    Software Sampler [Mac/PC]

    It's over five years since Native Instruments released the original version of their flagship soft sampler, and its third incarnation takes the Kontakt concept even further, with a streamlined user interface, a new waveform editor and a massive sample library.

    Reviews Jan 2008
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    Redmatica Keymap

    Sample & Instrument Editor For EXS24

    The latest utility from Redmatica is targeted at Logic users wanting to get the most from the programs built-in soft sampler.

    Reviews Aug 2007
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    Ultimate Sound Bank Plug Sound Pro

    Software Workstation [Mac/PC]

    Combining multitimbral sample playback, loop tempo matching, synthesis, multi-effects and an 8GB sound library, is Plug Sound Pro the only software sound source you need alongside your DAW?

    Reviews Jun 2007
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    Emu Emulator X2

    Software Sampler [Windows]

    Not content with adding a huge raft of improvements to their already comprehensive Emulator X soft sampler, Emu have also removed the need to use it with their own soundcards, so now everyone can get in on the fun.

    Reviews Aug 2006
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    Yellow Tools Independence

    Software Sampler

    Building on their modular software instruments, Yellow Tools' Independence is a combined software sampler and workstation synth. But it faces a lot of competition. What makes it stand out from the rest?

    Reviews Jun 2006
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    Cakewalk Dimension Pro

    Software Synth & Sampler [Mac OS X/Win XP]

    Cakewalk have taken the workhorse soft synth that was bundled with their Project 5 loop sequencer, put the sound library on steroids and made it available as a separate product on both Mac and PC.

    Reviews May 2006
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    Skylife Sample Robot

    Auto-sampling Software [Windows]

    Like the idea of having all your hardware synth sounds in a software sampler, but can't be bothered to do the necessary programming? Fear not, Sample Robot will do it for you...

    Reviews Mar 2006
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    The Lost Art Of Sampling: Part 7

    Part 7 of 7

    We bring our series on rediscovering the the art of sampling to a close, with a look into the future.

    Techniques Feb 2006


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