How do I change midi patches?

Discussion in 'Converters / Interfaces' started by Mbira, May 10, 2004.

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  1. Mbira

    Mbira Guest

    OK, I'm sure this must be simple, but I don't know how to do this. I am running Cubase SX and I also use Finale alot. What I want to be able to do is use Finale and write parts there for marimba and have it play back with marimba sounds that I have recorded myself. Basically, I want to be able to record each individual note of my own marimba and somehow replace the computers marimba notes with my own. I am using the cheezy GM midi driver that came with my computer-nothing special. How do I do this?
    Thanks VERY much!
    Joel
     
  2. dabmeister music

    dabmeister music Active Member

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    Well it sounds like you'll need a sampler for this task. Currently there are 2 flavors to choose, hardware or software. Do you own a sampler of any kind?
     
  3. Mbira

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    What would be a good software samper for this purpose? I guess I am hoping to be able to just record each note as a wav file and somehow replace each midi note that is stored in the computer with one of my own.

    I do have access to some software samplers, I just need to know one that will work for this purpose.

    Thanks!

    Joel
     
  4. dabmeister music

    dabmeister music Active Member

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    Well there's the Steinberg Halion, Tascam Giga-studio, Native Instruments "Kontakt" & Motu's Mach 5 just to name a few. I'm not sure if the NI Kontakt is a full fledge sampler or not.
     
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    David French Well-Known Member

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    Also, check out Sampletank Free, which you can download here. It's a fully functional version of Sampletank without the sound library.

    Oh, and Dabmeister, Kontakt is definitely a full-fledged sampler, and is my sampler of choice.
     
  6. dabmeister music

    dabmeister music Active Member

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    Thanks dm, I'm still old school (using hardware samplers), but I've done a little research the past year and have seen the Mach 5 which a friend of mine uses, in action and have concluded that I better get with the program. I have an interest in the Mach 5 as well as the Halion and a few others. The reason I have'nt gone the software route is because I have 4 other hardware samplers that I barely use now and have done an excellent job on whatever I shove at them. But on the other hand, I can imagine having everything in-house and being able to import/export right from the host. Cool...
     
  7. Mbira

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    Thanks,
    I'm in the process of downloading Sample Tank. I like that idea as my main computer is running Pro Tools with Sample Tank and Reason, and I can have this free version on the computer with Finale so hopefully the'll work together easier. I'm sure I'll be back with more questions.
    Thanks again!
    Joel
     

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