Packaging Your Samples

To keep a uniform feel of all samples, please submit a single zip file containing the raw samples, any sample instruments (e.g. DecentSample, ESX24 or Kontakt), a short text file describing your sample pack and a optionally a photo or two of the instrument .

Recommended folder structure:

README.txt - details of the sample pack
samples/ - a directory containing the raw sample files - .wav is preferred
*.nki/*.nkr/*.nkc etc - Kontakt instrument files (where appropriate)
*.dspreset - DecentSampler preset files (where appropriate)
*.exs - Logic Sampler/EXS24 instrument files (where appropriate)
*.sfz - SFZ instrument files (where appropriate)

Please make sure your instruments are saved with “relative path” and not “absolute path” so they can be loaded easily by other people. As a quick test, try moving your whole directory of samples and instruments into a different folder on your computer and then load your instrument back into the sampler. If it complains about missing files you’ll need to rescan and save with relative paths.

Example readme.txt file

# [Your Sample Pack] Version: [1.1]

Date: 2 May 2022
By: Your Full Name

## Included formats

- Decent Sampler
- Kontakt 5

## Release notes

### New

- Added velocity layers
- Added filter control

### Bugfixes

- Label text now visible on iOS

## Using the instrument

Any useful information to help people get the best out of your Sample Pack and understand its features.

## The Story

This piano has a lovely story that means a lot to me…


When you are ready… go ahead and submit your Sample Pack. We can’t wait to hear it!