New Tool (3.1) EXS24


(mattya) #1

I’ve written a tool for loading Logic EXS24 format instruments into the Renoise sampler. I started by updating the existing Additional File Formats Tool to work with Renoise 3.1 but ended up writing a new tool from scratch specifically for .exs files.

Once the tool is installed .exs instruments should be visible in the sidebar. Clicking on the instrument will load it just like a native Renoise instrument.

The tool will attempt to load the samples automatically. If the sample path cannot be determined you will be prompted to select the folder.

This tool can currently map the following properties for zones and samples:

  • name
  • fine tune
  • panning
  • oneshot
  • base note
  • note range
  • velocity range
  • loop start
  • loop end
  • loop reverse

I don’t have a copy of Logic so I’ve only been able to test this tool with existing .exs files. The exs file format isn’t documented either. As a result I’m not 100% positive all of the parameter parsing is correct. That being said it seems to be working correctly with the files I have tested.

The source code is available on Github. Please open an issue if you encounter a bug. Until I am approved as a Renoise tool developer you can download this tool from the releases page.


(ffx) #2

Great, thanks. Does the Renoise API also provide a way to make .exs files preview-able?


(mattya) #3

Do you mean something similar to the way you can expand a xrni instrument and preview the individual samples in it? I don’t think so. The docs say ‘Preloading/prehearing sample files is not supported via tools.’ However once you have loaded the .exs instrument you can preview individual samples in the sample list.


(mattya) #4

The tool is now published: http://www.renoise.com/node/858


(GrumpyKing) #5

Just want to thank you for the tool. You’ve saved me a lot of time.


(random) #6

Yes, very nice - thanx a lot!!