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  • #5038
    Rihards Ozols
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    Hi,

    I’m new here and downloaded couple of the sample packs, but see that all of them do not feature all of the keys of the piano. Not that I would need all 88 keys but the ones I tried had 3 octaves or so. I’m talking about the wav files in samples folders. Is this normal or am I missing something?

    #5047
    Sid
    Participant

    I have run into that occasionally, depending on the instrument being sampled. If I feel I need more range, I just open the code and stretch the lowest key down and the highest key up.

    #5061
    Rihards Ozols
    Participant

    Hey, thanks but didn’t wan’t to hack it. Was just wondering if this is common or if there is a reason for that. Like perhaps there is a paywall for some of the libraries to get the full access. I’m actually just interested in the wav files and not the plugins.

    #5062
    Leon
    Participant

    There is no Paywall Rihards as everything is free, just think it’s the way the samples are prepared and some are full scale and some less as it’s easier to make an instrument with a smaller scale and stretch it, just think it’s the way it is for some Instruments.

    Leon

    #5063
    Sid
    Participant

    I’ve only run into one library on Pianobook that was a cut down version of a pay product, but that isn’t against the rules.

    #5064
    Marco Iannello
    Participant

    In some of my contributions, I did not go full keyboard simply because I did not like how it sounded in the lowest and highest register. Also, when going really low,the sound would become too subby for how I intended the patch to be, and viceversa, if going to high, it would become too shrieking. For the NFO Strings Longs, I stack with the range of the instruments. But yes, for me normally is a decision I make, based upon whether I like the sound in those specific ranges

    #5066
    Leon
    Participant

    Also, when going really low,the sound would become too subby for how I intended the patch to be, and viceversa, if going to high….

    Makes sense and as you say depends on what the Sampler’s end results wants to be, some Instruments would sound terrible if too high/low.

    #5073
    Rihards Ozols
    Participant

    Understandable, thanks for the comments everyone. Wish it was part of the description though. I think in some other post there was a similar comment on writing sample rate and bit depth for the sound files as well, also useful information up front.

    #5075
    Sid
    Participant

    Well, there is a document outlining the recommended naming convention here:
    pianobook co uk / resources / how-to-sample / recording-your-piano

    It also states that:

    When naming your samples, make sure you include the name of the note (using sharp ‘#’ signs rather than flat ‘b’ signs) to make it possible to auto-map your samples into a sampler. Also include the velocity layer in the name or “RT” for release triggers. Files should be saved at 48khz, 24bit, wav.

    But don’t expect musicians to follow any rules, Ha Ha!

    #5076
    Rihards Ozols
    Participant

    But don’t expect musicians to follow any rules, Ha Ha!

    That would be quite naive 😀

    Thanks for the info!

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