Hi, i am on Windows 10 on Bitwig 4.
At first i was a bit sceptical about the concept, it looks like a normal Sampler with a Fader and this special feature of seamless velocity ranges. I was wrong.
I am not a pro musician and mostly dont use velocity that much, hit the key getting full sound is mostly what i like when i use my cheap plastic keyboard. But for some sounds like ASMR Winter Tale it works very well (imho).
In fact i like the sounds of soundpaint at all, these ASMR Foley Stuff is pretty good for a Free Collection, i like the morphing, and the (analog imitation) effects are kinda special. But not that awesome u can get with some nice freeware too.
A Phaser in RACKS with only 4 Faders is not that awesome but easy control-able. You can not save Effect Presets in Racks but in the Effects Section. There are also more Effect Parameters in the Effect Section. You can re-arrange the Effects with ease.
That Morphing-Thing is interessting but it sounds like a simple Fader, i imagine an XY Pad would be an pretty good option. But i was so wrong after watching this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FyDrZtoIiXc - What happens when you morph music into an instrument?
So morph is the right word here, it not fades Sounds it morph. I do not know any Instrument that can do this but i just found Morph 2 by zynaptic or Transmutator doing this kinda stuff. This openens another world. And i like that, because i can now add my OWN SAMPLES via the User Sample Editor. OMG.
The Arpeggiator is pretty complex.
Tutorial for Beginner / your first Program:
When u choose ASMR Instruments from the Factory Library which is Free, u have a bunch of Instrumnts inside when you have "Default" or "One Note Same" selected in Sound Mode. You can play the Instrument when choosing "One Note Stretch" in Sound Mode. The Sound Mode is below the Part Number, below the on/off switch.
Now if you go to PART-Tab in the Browser left side, drag and drop ASMR-Instrumets on a Part. Make sure you are in Sound Mode and click on "One Note Stretch"...hit the Keyboard until u found a sound, and click into the space the get rid of the Menue. Now you can play the Instrument.
Add another Part into Part 2, do the same here, play with Morph.
Rename it or give it a Name -> Save Programm in User Library.
Done. So you can build up a little Collection with different Sound Morphs and constellation.
If you're like me, you're probably wondering what Soundpaint is. The product description is nothing but empty buzzwords. Is it a sample player? Is it a Kontakt rival? Is it physical modeling?
I'd love to tell you, but even after downloading and installing Soundpaint, I still have no answer to that question. My experience went much like this:
I'm sorry that this isn't more helpful, but if you also read through all the gibberish product marketing and that raised all sorts of red flags, it looks like you were right. I'm sure there's a way to get the library to install, but I really can't be bothered to deal with this level of incompetence. If the plugin can detect that libraries are missing, but is unable to install them and just spits out an obscure error message, it just indicates that the problems run deeper than a marketing department high on mind altering substances. The UX and product design suffers the same issues. So I cannot recommend. I wish you more luck than I had.Read Review
Soundpaint is a very interesting platform that is sure to only get more interesting with time. The passion and ethos behind the team that created it are uniquely focused on the creativity of the artists that use it. One of the best musical products I've ever come across.Read Review