Getting to 1st base with Decent Sampler

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I've been enjoying using DS as a player of graciously uploaded banks at pianobook, but breaking through to creating banks of my own is not so enjoyable. I'm used to using a GUI for importing and assigning samples. Doing it with command line code is not going to happen with a gun to my head. I simply have too little of that part of my brain accessible. Every tutorial I can find for creating DS instruments waxes poetically about all the great things you can do, and then it eventually gets to the showing of a template with text and commands splattered across the page in that familiar and totally confounding and indecipherable way.

Is there any kind of GUI out there for cobbling together a DS instrument? Or a way to enter the info in a spreadsheet in columns that can be imported into DS format? Basically any way aside from coded text? Even using a template and substituting new samples is painstaking, finding where to paste the new sample names, unless there's some step I've been missing here.

Thanks for any guidance here :)

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As far as I understand the recent versions of Decent Sampler come with a built-in visual editor. I've not used it myself, but you will find it under "File" > "Developer Tools" > "Preset Editor". I have no clue whether it's capable of creating full DS libraries yet, since it still seems to be in development.

With that being said: using a text editor to create sample libraries might look overwhelming at first, but I think that if you follow along one of the existing tutorials out there and are prepared to invest some (but not really a whole lot) of patience and effort, you can actually learn how to do it within a relatively short time period (a few hours, definitely not weeks or months).

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And there is this web-based visual editor too:

https://ds.nocturno.com.uy/

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BackInCheck, thank you very much! I just discovered the Preset Editor while burrowing further ("Developer Tools" is generally a Do Not Enter sign for me :) ) and been poking around with it. I did not know about the web editor. Great! That might be exactly what I'm looking for. Cheers!

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BackInCheck wrote: Thu Nov 30, 2023 6:02 am And there is this web-based visual editor too:

https://ds.nocturno.com.uy/
Very cool! Thank you for sharing it! :tu:

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SampleScience wrote: Sat Apr 13, 2024 9:10 pm
BackInCheck wrote: Thu Nov 30, 2023 6:02 am And there is this web-based visual editor too:

https://ds.nocturno.com.uy/
Very cool! Thank you for sharing it! :tu:
Agreed!
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You are welcome. While you are at it, here is another promising looking tool for creation of Decent Sampler instruments. I haven't tried it myself, but it looks quite comprehensive (though not a visual editor):

https://github.com/sourc3array/Bare_Bones_XS

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BackInCheck wrote: Sun Apr 14, 2024 1:54 am You are welcome. While you are at it, here is another promising looking tool for creation of Decent Sampler instruments. I haven't tried it myself, but it looks quite comprehensive (though not a visual editor):

https://github.com/sourc3array/Bare_Bones_XS
Oh! Wow! This looks really interesting too!! Thanks!!
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and as far as getting to first base - Billy D says “colt 45 …….”. (horrible piss water that it is)

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