Thanks for the heads-up! A CD drive is on my things-to get list, so I'll look at those samples.
In the meantime, I got a few free piano sounds from freesound:
There are some wav file sample packs of pianos, some sampled on every key:http://www.freesound.org/searchText.php
I've uploaded them to the ESI via WinESI and floppy disk - just a few select notes of each type, and got a few workhorse banks of various simple acoustic pianos, and also electrics such as Rhodes, Wurlitzers and also clavicords. I'm having a great time with my new sampler!
I have come across one issue that I don't seem to be able to find in the manual, though. I want to put some key tracking on a single note piano sample that is stretched across the whole keyboard - meaning, I want to make the higher notes progressively get quieter and also shorter in decay, to give a more natural sound. I looked everywhere in the manual but couldn't find it. I found in the VCF menu the option to do filter cutoff related to key number but no VCA function to do it.
Does anyone know if this is possible, and if so, what am I missing?
I figure that you could get around it by making several zones with the same sample with lesser volumes and decay, but I was hoping for a quick function just for a single zone.
Anyone know how?
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