128s/Layered Sampler Multis

I you don’t know what I’m refering to by 128s, please watch the entiety of this ten minute video below.
Eskamon Demonstration
I think it would be pretty cool if there was a 128s XRNX extention for Renoise;
an XRNX file that would embed into the Renoise sampler and make it possible to quickly audition and layer sounds.
This would be a lot more intuitive than previewing samples in the browser.
It would be much better to instantly audition a sound within the context of a song.

What do you guys think?
Do you think a 128’s extention would be handy?

I don’t see how this is much different from a drum kit instrument?

you can load multiple sounds into a kit with ‘right-click -> load file(s)’
if you want, you can create a phrase to adjust the ‘base-note’ box, like the slider he used in the video, to switch samples.

“if you want, you can create a phrase to adjust the ‘base-note’ box, like the slider he used in the video, to switch samples”

sorry… but i dont get it ehehe, how a phrase is supposed to work as a slider? would you mind explaining it better??? thanks skols!!!

yeah of course! sorry :P

at the bottom of the phrase editor is a box labelled base note. it’s right beside ‘LPB’, ‘Loop’ and ‘key tracking.’

Picture: http://www.renoise.com/sites/default/files/images/release-notes/3.0.0/phrase_editor.png

if you write your drum pattern in the main song as C-4, changing the base note of the phrase will change which sample is played in your kit. I’m sure it’ll make more sense if you play around with it :)

I remember posting about 128s a while ago. If anyone wants the pack of samples that Eskmo and Amon Tobin used for the “Fine Objects” mix I can post it for you guys, or at least parts of it.

The only problem with this idea for me is that it takes a long time to save a project with 4 instruments full of 128 samples if I haven’t settled on a few that I like.

What I’ve usually done with this is just make a 128 and use the transpose function in the advanced pattern editor to preview samples in the context of the song.

The drum kit function was mentioned, but also remember you can choose to distribute samples, and if you don’t have 1 for every key it automatically fills in the gaps with wider keyzones.