In October 2019, Dave Hilowitz built a Box Violin out of a paintbrush box. Well, we’ve finally gotten around to sampling it, and today we’re releasing the resulting sample library for free.
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 this video, I find out what happens when you play a Japanese Nagoya Harp (Taishogoto) with a violin bow! In the process, I demonstrate how to make microphone volume level control knobs.
The Plucked Nagoya Harp Library (with 3 mics, velocity layers, round robins, etc.) is still available for $10 here.
The completely different but related Bowed Nagoya Harp Kontakt Library that I created in this video is available for FREE here.
In this video, I explore various techniques for making samples loop. First, I cover the options available within Kontakt, then I investigate external tools: LoopAuditioneer and WaveLab. At the end of the video, I put theory into practice by recording some musical wine glasses and making them into a Kontakt Library.
The Kontakt library I created in this video can be downloaded here for FREE.
In this video, I cover one of the most basic aspects of Kontakt scripting: creating knobs to control instrument parameters. In particular, I use this occasion to add a lowpass filter with cutoff and resonance knobs to a Korg Volca Keys sample library (FREE). This video is a great starting point for anyone looking to get into KSP scripting.
The new Korg Volca Keys Kontakt instrument is available for free here.