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210 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Jun 25, 2006 6:32 PM by tele_player
Currently Being ModeratedJun 24, 2006 4:57 PM (in response to bjp1)I own sampletank and it comes with a lot of sounds, especially if you also buy sonik synth and some expansions.
no wrapper is needed. the way it works is you have 1 plugin instance, and then switch channels on your midi controller to play the sound loaded in slot 1, change to channel 2 to play the sound in slot 2, etc. make sense?
sampletank is a little hard on the processor because if you want reverb on each sound, you need seperate reverbs on each sound so you could have like 8 + reverbs eating your processor. This is fixed if you route all the instruments to external AUX buses and then use the aux bus sends to a common reverb bus.
Its really easy to get going.
Oh and 1 downside of a multimbral AU is that you cannot use the "export all tracks as audio file" in order to easily multi track your song out to audio files, it will merge all the output of the plugin, including all the different channels
Hope that helps,
JeffasonDigital Audio G4, Mac OS X (10.4.5), Logic 7.2. Dual 1.8ghz G4, Mackie HR824, MAudio Keystation Pro,Sampletank XL 2.1
Currently Being ModeratedJun 24, 2006 5:23 PM (in response to bjp1)I don't know about the others, but Kontakt 2 definitely includes an AU plugin - doesn't need any wrapper to work in Logic. Comes with a lot of sounds, but that doesn't mean they're sounds you'd want.Quad G5 2.5Ghz 4.5GB 2x250G, PB 15" 1.5Ghz,80G,1.5G, Mac OS X (10.4.6)
Currently Being ModeratedJun 25, 2006 8:32 AM (in response to bjp1)i am knowledgeable about sampletank.....is kontakt 2 a memory hog......sounds i am interested r basic bread and butter ones for pop,country......steel pedal...dobro, violin..guitar, piano etc...Mac OS X (10.4.1), g5
Currently Being ModeratedJun 25, 2006 12:20 PM (in response to bjp1)Kontakt 2 doesn't come with pedal steel, dobro, or an appropriate country fiddle. It's got a decent piano, and a smattering of Vienna Symphonic Library orchestral stuff, some sampled synths.
It's a big powerful program, but more of a CPU hog than memory, depending, of course, on what samples you load.Quad G5 2.5Ghz 4.5GB 2x250G, PB 15" 1.5Ghz,80G,1.5G, Mac OS X (10.4.6)
Currently Being ModeratedJun 25, 2006 1:08 PM (in response to bjp1)When I was researching my softsampler purchase, it appeared that Kontakt had an apprecaible functional difference over the EXS24, while the others really did not. EXS is quite a good sample player in its own right.