Learn to program the top software samplers and editing programs.
Take the mystery out of creating sampled instruments with this one-of-a-kind resource that is dedicated to guiding you through the recording and programming of your own playable sampled instruments. USING SOFTWARE SAMPLERS: SKILL PACK uses popular sample playback and digital audio editing programs to outline the complete sampled instrument creation workflow, beginning with the recording. Coverage then progresses to editing and processing the sounds, mapping the samples on the keyboard, and creating finished programs to make these instruments useful and musical. With a clear, straightforward writing style and deliberate, logical organization, this valuable resource takes a process that can seem overwhelming and intimidating, and turns it into a series of easy-to-understand tasks that are well within reach of any musician. Includes tutorials for Native Instruments Kontakt, EastWest Play Pro, Digidesign/Avid Structure, Apple Logic Pro, Digidesign/Avid Pro Tools, Redmatica Keymap, Steinberg Cubase and Wavelab, MOTU Digital Performer, and BIAS Peak.
About the author:
Nick Batzdorf is the editor and publisher of Virtual Instruments magazine and an active composer for media. He was the editor of Recording magazine for 10-1/2 years and is well known as a writer and expert on music technology, having written articles for all the major industry publications, including the ones he edits. Mr. Batzdorf's client list as a composer includes ABC, CBS, NBC, and Disney.