Beat Zampler: free sample workstation by Synapse Audio

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Numanoid
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Post Fri Oct 07, 2016 8:59 am

I got it all backed up, so I am OK, but bad news for newbie Zampler users who want to stack up on free sounds

And how often do old free sample content, become payware ?

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Kumi_27
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Post Fri Oct 07, 2016 9:08 am

Yamaha content - https://www.facebook.com/yamahasynths/a ... 389681180/
Beat content was available on fb even yesterday, but just vanished...

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idfpower
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Post Fri Oct 07, 2016 10:49 am

Yeah... another nice freeware oldie gone bad. What were they thinking ?!? Um, I guess it wa a good call to move away from it a while back... but yeah, not nice at all...
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Richard_Synapse
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Post Fri Oct 07, 2016 11:27 am

swatwork wrote:I'm not sure why this is being billed as "Zampler 2.0", it's actually version 1.05. As far as I know the only changes are the new skin, updated marketing links (Sample Shop/Beat/Delamar) and the additional OSX 64-bit format.
Yes exactly, plus some minor fixes. Don't know what the 2.0 is about, we do not maintain the Zampler.de page.

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Numanoid
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Post Fri Oct 07, 2016 11:32 am

Richard_Synapse wrote:Don't know what the 2.0 is about
It's down to the new skin job I think.

Did you give Beat the source code when delivering Zampler v1.0 to them ?

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Kumi_27
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Post Fri Oct 07, 2016 12:03 pm

idfpower wrote:Yeah... another nice freeware oldie gone bad.
Zampler is still free and still working. Very good sample player for sfz banks. Has 64bit version.
Different sfz banks are available all around the net, for free (and not). You can make new ones too, even by Yourself.

And when Beat decided to sell some of their libraries, now Zampler is "gone bad"? I don't quite catch Your point... :help:

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core
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Post Fri Oct 07, 2016 12:09 pm

ZamplerSounds is giving away 3 x 5 sound banks of your choice at http://rekkerd.org/zamplersounds-launch ... ree-packs/
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Numanoid
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Post Fri Oct 07, 2016 12:28 pm

core wrote:ZamplerSounds is giving away 3 x 5 sound banks of your choice
So 3 lucky users can win 'em

But I stay on step ahead, I already got them all by subscribing to Beat since 2012 8)

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idfpower
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Post Sat Oct 08, 2016 5:08 am

Kumi_27 wrote:Zampler is still free and still working. Very good sample player for sfz banks. Has 64bit version.
Different sfz banks are available all around the net, for free (and not). You can make new ones too, even by Yourself.

And when Beat decided to sell some of their libraries, now Zampler is "gone bad"? I don't quite catch Your point... :help:
Zampler is worthless without its dedicated libraries.
Old software gets retired and often released as freeware by devs, while Beat takes their old dumbed-down Dune version, slaps a new skin and goes payware - yeah, that's bad in my book. But hey, whatever.
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Re: Beat Zampler: free sample workstation by Synapse Audio

Post Sat Oct 08, 2016 6:03 am

idfpower wrote:Zampler is worthless without its dedicated libraries.
Old software gets retired and often released as freeware by devs, while Beat takes their old dumbed-down Dune version, slaps a new skin and goes payware - yeah, that's bad in my book. But hey, whatever.
Except Zampler is still freeware and most of the soundsets for sale were never free to begin with, being available only to Beat subscribers. You can still download a decent selection of free sounds from the Zampler site and as it's based on the open SFZ-format you can even make your own so I would hardly describe it as worthless.

Plugin Boutique have been selling Zampler sound sets for a while now and no one's complaining, so I don't think it's unreasonable for Zampler's creators to do the same.

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idfpower
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Re: Beat Zampler: free sample workstation by Synapse Audio

Post Sat Oct 08, 2016 6:27 am

swatwork wrote: Except Zampler is still freeware and most of the soundsets for sale were never free to begin with, being available only to Beat subscribers. You can still download a decent selection of free sounds from the Zampler site and as it's based on the open SFZ-format you can even make your own so I would hardly describe it as worthless.

Plugin Boutique have been selling Zampler sound sets for a while now and no one's complaining, so I don't think it's unreasonable for Zampler's creators to do the same.
At least 8 of those now commercial libraries were previously freeware. A good number of additional libraries were also available for free throught their Facebook page - not anymore.

And for the record, Beat was the client, not the creator of Zampler - Synapse is. And I don't see them selling Zampler libraries, do they :)

IMO Zampler is not worth the trouble without its libraries. There are better players outhere. And it's not Dune either. Without those exclusive sounds, there's nothing much left; sometimes it's performing poorly inside some DAWs and it doesn't blend that well into a mix alongside other virtual instruments. I've stopped using it a while back and I still have pretty much all those libraries saved in a folder somewhere, but for new users this is a hard hit.

By the look of it, it seems Beat is losing customers so it's not worth making libraries for the subscribers alone. They're cashing in as much as possible.
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Post Sun Oct 09, 2016 2:33 pm

Numanoid wrote:I got it all backed up, so I am OK, but bad news for newbie Zampler users who want to stack up on free sounds

And how often do old free sample content, become payware ?
It rarely happens, but in any case, its theirs and can do whatever they want with it. In my opinion, Zampler RX is good enough to make commercial libraries available for it.

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Post Mon Oct 10, 2016 5:55 am

SampleScience wrote:
Numanoid wrote:I got it all backed up, so I am OK, but bad news for newbie Zampler users who want to stack up on free sounds

And how often do old free sample content, become payware ?
It rarely happens, but in any case, its theirs and can do whatever they want with it. In my opinion, Zampler RX is good enough to make commercial libraries available for it.
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Numanoid
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Re: Beat Zampler: free sample workstation by Synapse Audio

Post Sat Oct 15, 2016 8:35 am

I wonder if the Zampler 0100101101 (OP-1) and SMBLNC (Oberheim) being sold at their new site, are completey new libs

I cannot find information about them being published before?

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Kumi_27
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Re: Beat Zampler: free sample workstation by Synapse Audio

Post Fri Oct 21, 2016 10:15 am

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