Dunno if this has already been covered here, but I might be stupid since I didn’t really understand that discussion. Might just be tired. Nevermind… Point is; Been working with rather huge multisamples these past few days and got into this little situation:
You have a multisampled XRNI with 3 samples in it, 00, 01 and 02. Now, you’ve already pressed “generate drum kit” in the instrument editor so each sample has been given a note on the keyboard, and the basenote for each sample has been changed so each sample is at standard value. Here’s the thing: the snare on sample 02 needs to be brighter. You change the basenote from D4 to B3. Now we’re good.
I need a 4th sample in there. I put it in and press “Generate Drum Kit”. Samples placed correctly on the keyboard again. Even the sample 02 I adjusted to be higher, that now is too low again.
What I’d love to see:
When pressing “generate drum kit” is pressed, the basenotes ARE changed, but those I’ve changed manually to adjust pitch as I desire, will adjust BASED on my previously made changes, so the pitch won’t get all wrong again.
What about some way of recording changes made to basenotes in the multisamples, then rearranging them only if the position/key of the sample has changed or a sample has been added before the one I just changed basenote for?
Judging by the posts in ermi’s topic more people than me would find it very useful to leave altered basenotes unchanged when pressing Generate Drumkit the second time.
But, I definetly see your argument, as resetting the samples can be useful. But I’d recommend adding a second button next to Generate Drumkit called “Fix Basenotes” or “Reset Basenotes” perhaps for your described usage.
Another the thing for me is that I have to change the order of the samples on the keyboard quite often, I do this by moving the sample to its place with the mouse and clicking “generate drum kit”, pushing the samples after the one I’ve just moved down one note. Maybe just dragging and dropping should be enough to relocate samples on the keyboard when in “auto drumkit-mode”? This is pretty much the behaviour of Battery, only there the samples were switched, which I found annoying as I wanted to group the samples.
This is still not the final version, tho. See here.
What do you mean exactly with this? Re-mapped notes?
The current behavior (b5) for samples with default basenotes is different than in 1.8. If you switch the samples from one slot to another or if you remove a sample… the keyboard mappings will be tied to the sample slot, not to the sample as in 1.8.
I was slightly more in favor of the new way, but I haven’t used this enough, so I’m not that sure anymore. It can lead to some complications once you have the notes laid down… nothing major tho.
edit: And on the other hand it gives you some more flexibility, since swapping between sample slots actually does something.
I think this would require some toggle parameter to decide what behavior should be done when moving samples because a user can either mean two situations:either he wants to move or swap the sample with a different slot and take along all properties including basenote or the user wants just to move the sample but leave the basenote for that sampleslot intact.
i could think both situations may be applicable for various samples.