Home Forums Pianobook Please don’t supply the samples in Kontact (.ncw) format


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    Hi folks,
    I understand that some (most) on this site seem to use Kontact for sampling, and provide a Kontact instrument format. But the idea of also providing the samples is so that non Kontact users can load them into their own sampler of choice.
    .ncw compressed audio files are not openable outside of Kontact, which sort of defeats the purpose.

    Could you please use .WAV or other commonly openable files (AAC etc.).

    Mucho Gracias! 🙂

    Francesco Silvestri

    You’re right, in the spirit of the community I’m reuploading my sets (Air Textures and WLP) with uncompressed .wav samples


    The reason I went with .ncw for Evergreen Voyager was that the uncompressed .wav version was more than 7 gigabytes and that was way too much for most people’s patience when downloading and the .ncw version was closer to 5. Also, since the instrument has so many different samples that are at various stages of being crossfaded into each other in the instrument’s code, it would be difficult to find a way to package the samples that made them accessible in a meaningful way for someone who couldn’t use the interface that controlled them. My next Pianobook instrument will be much simpler and smaller in scale (did somebody say cassette tape distorted drum library? 😉 ) and so there’ll be no problem including the raw .wav files for anyone who wants to use them and maybe even a .sfz version of the samples as well!

    Andrew Foust

    I have the same issue on my Pianolith library. The file size is very large so I had to go with compressed samples.

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