SAMPLIT currently supports 9 sampler formats:
- Halion (Steinberg)
- EXS24 (Apple)
- Kontakt (Native Instruments)
- Sampletank (IK Multimedia)
- Reason (Propellerheads)
- VSampler (MAZ Sound Tools)
- Soundfont (EMU)
- Gigasampler (Tascam)
- Structure (Digidesign)
SAMPLIT uses the ASIO driver on PC and the CoreAudio driver on MAC.
Supported sampling rates: 44.1, 48, 96 kHz (depending on your audio card)
Supported bit resolutions: 16, 24, 32 bits (depending on your audio card)
You can always convert to a lower sample rate and bit resolution. For example you can record a piano in 96/24 and create a nice 96/24 piano in Kontakt format and a lighter 44/16 piano in soundfont format. All the operations on samples are non destructives.
The main window gives you a clear view of your current project. Anything that you do has an immediate visual impact. You can add or remove a velocity, select or deselect a note, listen to any sample, erase a sample that you don't like...
With SAMPLIT, you are in control. The recording window allows you adjust all the recording parameters in real time: thresholds, pre-recording, post-recording, recording limit, recording pause... You can also decide if you want to record by velocity or by note.
SAMPLIT can automatically loop your samples using a sophisticated looping algorithm designed to preserve the musicality of your sounds. The picture below shows a complex orchestra string sound that has been perfectly looped. See how the loop points have been set where the waveform is similar. In this case there is almost 2 seconds between the 2 points. You can even record any kind of music and SAMPLIT will be able to create interesting music loops.
SAMPLIT includes a simple player to test your recorded programs. You can adjust some parameters like the VCA attack and release. You can also adjust the level of compression and normalization to apply to the samples. Once you are satisfied with the results, you can then convert to your favorite sampler format. The player is also usefull to see how a new instrument will sound even if you have not finished recording all the samples. This player streams everything from disk, therefore there is no loading time.
Every program inside a project records the bank change program change and control change. When you select that program, all these midi parameters are sent back to your midi synth like a total recall. But you don't need a midi interface to use SAMPLIT, you can also record any kind of non-midified sounds: real instruments, human voice, special effects, animals...
SAMPLIT can record several instruments and combine them with Key switch, Control switch and Crossfade. For example you can record 5 different piano sounds from your midi keyboard, combine them in one new Halion instrument and use the modwheel to switch from one piano sound to another.
The following illustration shows a typical recording session with SAMPLIT.