In this video, Dave Hilowitz shows how to make drums out of regular, run-of-the-mill party balloons. As a bonus, we’ve sampled some of our balloon drums and turned them into a free Kontakt / SFZ instrument.
In this video, I take some first steps towards coding my own arpeggiator script. I also show off the great arpeggiator script that comes bundled with Kontakt. Along the way, I turn some samples of a toy piano I sampled and turn them into a full-featured Kontakt library.
The Toy Piano Kontakt library I made in this video is available for free here.
At one point in the video, I reference a video about round robins that I made a while back. You can watch that here:
I also mention Big Bob’s fantastic Ultra TKT script, which is available here: https://nilsliberg.se/ksp/scripts/utkt/utkt.htm
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Have you ever had an audio file that contained a bunch of extra frequencies in it that you wish you could just remove? Spectral editing may be for you. In this video, I show how to use spectral editing to clean up a sample so that I can make a Kontakt instrument–but not just any instrument:
A few weeks ago, Christian Henson announced a competition: he challenged the internet community to try to turn two oddball samples he’d recorded into true sample-based instruments.
So this video serves two purposes: it’s both a quick introduction to spectral editing as well as my entry into Christian Henson’s Rusty Gate sample competition.
Here’s a link to Christian Henson’s Rusty Gate Sample Competition.
In this video, Dave Hilowitz provides a basic introduction to SFZ – a free sampling format that provides a lot of the same functionality as Kontakt, albeit with a far more basic UI.
The toy xylophone sample I created in this video can be downloaded here.
In last week’s video, I recorded my own voice and turned it into a free choir library. In this video, I work with those same samples to add modwheel crossfades to the instrument.
In April 2019, Decent Samples’ own Dave Hilowitz made a choir out of his voice, and now we’re releasing it as a FREE sample (Kontakt & SFZ).
In this video, I show a basic technique for implementing piano sustain samples.
Download the FREE version of sample: https://www.decentsamples.com/product/francis-bacon-baby-grand-piano-lite-kontakt-free/
Buy the full version of the sample for just $10: https://www.decentsamples.com/product/francis-bacon-baby-grand-piano-kontakt/
The melodica is a free-reed instrument that became popular in the 1950s. We’ve sampled it twice and turned it into a Kontakt instrument.
- Compatible with the full version of Native Instruments Kontakt 5.3.1 (or later)
- Two sample sets: Melodica I (4 round robins, 2 velocity layers) and Melodica II (4 round robins, 1 velocity layer)
- Voice controls allow you to choose between 1, 2, and 4 voices simutaneously
- ADSR controls
- EQ controls
- Custom convolution reverb with reverb level knob
- Chorus level knob
- Two versions of each instrument are included: 1) velocity controls dynamics; and 2) modwheel controls dynamics.
- Sample rate: 24-bit 48khz
- Library size: 148MB
Before you download the sample, check out the story behind the samples here:
The samples of Mr. Pyle’s violin can be downloaded here.