Re: 16 megabyte sound files - possible?

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Posted by Markus Nentwig on August 29, 1998 at 11:22:23:

In Reply to: 16 megabyte sound files - possible? posted by Tom Martin on August 28, 1998 at 19:33:59:

Hi Tom,

I think that's not a good idea, for the following reasons:

a) The QS samples ARE good (people keep telling)
If you don't like the factory sounds, get some others (check out Sam's piano, you can find his page in the guest book to this page
b) If you really download a whole piano on your QS you will get a set of 88 stereo samples (depending on the sample provider)
This means that you have to arrange 176 mono samples, two for each key.
The QS is only able to 'split' the keyboard to 16*4=64 different samples, unless you program your piano using drum sounds.
In addition, the QS may not be able to work with that many samples (I never tried that)
Anybody correct me if I'm wrong but I think if you try
- you're in for a LOT of work
- it's going to cost LOTS of money (the 8MB card with $99 each plus the CD)
- I bet when you're finished you'll find out that your 'home-built' Mega-Sample-Piano doesn't sound THAT much better than any good QS piano preset
If you think you really need a better piano and all the sounds that are available don't satisfy your needs I recommend that you look out for a piano expander as a 1/2 19'' module or get a real sampler.

PS: Once upon a time ... I had the same idea with organ samples.
There are some B3 samples on the net and I put them on my 4MB card and started programming.
Maybe it was the samples but things didn't work as easily as they should.
After a while I decided that it wasn't worth the time working and got me a Roland VK7 (drawbar organ) - never regretted this.

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