Tagged: Website feedback
13 October 2021 at 9:02 pm #3640Ian WilliamsParticipant
One thing I think this site desperately needs is for the sampler version number to be stated. I can’t update further than Kontakt 6.0, and packs made on v6.4 won’t play on it, so several times I’ve downloaded something only to be unable to use it. It can’t be hard to add a field that samplists can fill in with the exact version they used, can it?
Cheers for a great resource.
Ian13 October 2021 at 9:15 pm #3641
It would be nice if there was an indication of the download size…13 October 2021 at 9:18 pm #3642
The removal of line feeds and brackets (and other characters) when submitting a Sample Pack is less than perfect. It requires re-editing the text all over again, and trying to find a way to replace brackets and other special characters…
And then, when it is published, it is permanent. You can’t edit anything in your profile, so that typo you missed when you were adding line feeds and brackets is going to be there forever. This seems to me like a guaranteed predictable support nightmare – the site support people are going to be getting lots of requests to change text, files, photos, etc, ALL THE TIME!13 October 2021 at 9:23 pm #3643
Replying to james schlesselman…
Decent Sampler files have plain .WAV files in the ‘sampler’ folder. The .dspreset file contains all the details of how the .WAVs are played (key ranges, velocity switching, round robins, volumes, pans, etc.) and are in XML, so translating them to something else (or just reading the details) is easy. So just download the Decent Sampler version…14 October 2021 at 10:19 am #3654
The new focus on reviews is definitely working – I’m getting LOTS more reviews than previously!
However, it would be SO GOOD to be able to reply to reviewers inside the platform! Please! Pretty please!14 October 2021 at 4:00 pm #3660
I have produced a video for several of my published Sample Packs on Pianobook.co.uk. Unfortunately, now that they are published, I can’t add the video. How do I add it to them, please?14 October 2021 at 7:28 pm #3662
I have uploaded a zip file to my profile, and it says that my sample pack is in the review queue, but the zip file is no longer shown in the grey box titled ‘Edit Sample Pack’. Is the zip file supposed to be listed there? Do I need to upload it again?14 October 2021 at 11:17 pm #3669Ronan McDermottParticipant
Quick question – why do all the parentheses I place in my reviews disappear?
(this line should be in parentheses)
Do not waste your precious time on this unless you know the answer and it’s already on your clipboard… 😉16 October 2021 at 12:33 pm #3717Andrew BolandParticipant
Hi – love the new site. It would be great if the required version of Kontakt was shown (and filterable). Bit of a pain downloading a pack only to find it won’t work on your version of Kontakt.18 October 2021 at 3:29 am #3759Sam EcoffParticipant
Thanks for all of the hard work and congratulations on the new website. It’s really outstanding. I noticed a couple of things as I was working with it.
First, the Kontakt links to Jon Meyer’s handbells both download the “Velocity Fixed” .nki file, but nether one will allow you to download the original instrument and samples.
Second, while the system of reviews and ratings is really going to help people find the very best libraries, it’s left older libraries forgotten. I suppose that the answer is to release new libraries and hope that people will discover your older material, but it appears that one of my libraries which used to live on the ‘highlights’ page has no reviews and I fear it will be forgotten completely. Any thoughts about how that might be corrected? Also, I noticed that most of the newer libraries have embedded piano drop videos. Is there a way we can add YouTube Links to the older videos Christian made before the days of Piano drops?
Last, upon uploading a new submission last night, I noticed that you can indicate only one format for your submission. What if you’re submitting in multiple formats simultaneously? Shouldn’t the selection be check boxes and not radio buttons?18 October 2021 at 3:33 am #3761Damon KnightParticipant
Please put the keyboard FOCUS in the search text box when clicking the magnify/search button, very annoying to have to reach for mouse to correct.
Damon23 October 2021 at 7:34 am #3845Eamon CoughlanParticipant
Is there any way to format with newlines, brackets, etc. in the reviews / instrument descs? Does html work? Everything I write ends up as a wall of text with all the useful info buried within.23 October 2021 at 9:51 am #3847pebble bonkParticipant
Oh, the new theme looks great!23 October 2021 at 11:00 am #3859Sebastian PorstendorferParticipant
Information on the download size of sample packs would be nice.23 October 2021 at 10:57 pm #3867Eamon CoughlanParticipant
Also the ‘star rating’ seems to be using a weird averaging / rounding system. Several reviews I’ve given mixed ratings have defaulted to the lower rating despite being on average rated higher (eg. 3 x 3* and 2 x 2* becomes a 2* review). When the final rounded rating is all anyone sees, this can make the reviews appear harsher than they should be or were intended by the reviewer.
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