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Decent Sampler now has support for legato samples and voice muting

The latest version of Decent Sampler (1.0.11) has experimental support for legato. There is now a full video tutorial explaining how to set up true legato sample libraries. Check it out:

There is also a text version of this true legato tutorial, which can be found as part of the Decent Sampler format documentation here.

Have fun!

– Dave

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Video: Getting Started with SFZ: The Free Sampler + FREE SFZ SAMPLE LIBRARY

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.

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Free Violin Sample in Kontakt, Ableton, and SFZ Format

Before you download the sample, check out the story behind the samples here:

In this video, Dave Hilowitz investigates two violins he bought on the street in Philadelphia. In the process, he learns about forgotten violin maker Lewis E. Pyle and makes some music.

The samples of Mr. Pyle’s violin can be downloaded here.