|Author||Topic: Sampletank Live!|
Posted: 2nd July 2002 15:47
Hello to everyone on this forum, this is something of a wish list for the creators of Sampletank:
Having bought Sampletank and Sonic Synth, and finding them so useful as studio VSTIs, I had a thought...
How about "Sampletank Live"?
The idea is this; a stand alone program that could provide a keyboard workstation style interface allowing for performances of splits / layers to be programmed into a working set. The working set would consist of a selection of sounds from the ST / SS collection, preloaded into the RAM of the PC to enable instant access to each patch. (The size of the working set would obviously depend upon the amount of available RAM in the system). Each performance could then be assigned a program number. Thats it, like a Korg Triton, but with, say, 1Gb of memory at any time, from a vast library just another load up away. That would eat just about any live rompler I've ever played, and it could play imported Akai programs.
While I'm at it, how about bringing out a very basic ST editor? Even a little application that enables the user to choose the knob assignments from a selection offered would be great.
Just a couple of thoughts...
Posted: 2nd July 2002 16:50
You never know what may happen in the coming months. Stay tuned.
IK Tech Support
Posted: 2nd July 2002 17:02
In respect to the layers, I believe this is the way the forthcoming 'atmosphere' works (though on a far more greater scale - presumably spectrum will come in on this and mention the million odd sounds it can create - looks very swish), along with most hardware workstations obviously; I've often used this method to create great sounds in Reason too. In fact, you can download some really well-known synth patches (from the JD-800 etc) from www.reasonstation.net. I would definetely recommend Reason, as it seems that it's perfect for what you want Roja.
I personally feel that as fast as sampletank is, it wasn't built for super-fast access and I believe it would take some serious programming to place all that sound into the available ram.
I think everyone wants the editor, I reckon there might be a small one in the next big build, though really I'm just waiting for ST2, which will undoubtly answer everyone's editing requirements.
[ 02 July 2002, 20:02: Message edited by: pricer ]
Posted: 2nd July 2002 19:04
I wish that Sampletank would come out with a DSP card or join the powercores card so that they can start creating some monstrous layered, tweaked, can't believe this is not a Roland or Triton sounds.
Don't get me wrong. I think that Sampletank is great for this era. But It's time to blow the recording industry's mind with fatter sounds. The only way to do this is to Start layering sounds to get things like a true string ensemble sound. I think they will know what I mean. Put an appegiator on that sucker and there you go. The next best thing sense the UAD-1 card.
Windmill Recording Studio
Posted: 2nd July 2002 19:06
quote:.. and I would buy that in a heartbeat!!!
I think that is the inevitable evolution of SampleTank.
Posted: 3rd July 2002 14:41
We're not going down the same road as Kontakt, with all this hyping are we? Maybe give little bits of info in different languages - akin to the Valkyria post! That way, we would at have to work for the info.lol
Posted: 3rd July 2002 21:09
quote:Oh go on, give us a hint!