MIDI has been with us for a long, long time. Since the ’80s in fact. And while other connective ports seem to come and go with the seasons, (Firewire anyone?) MIDI continues to persist.
While I’ve never been much of a MIDI guy, there are many folks who are. Maybe you’re one of them.
You’ve invested in synths and keyboards and everything else. And you’re living your best self in hardware heaven 🙂
But! Maybe. Just maybe. IF there was one thing we might say about hardware, it does take up a fair bit of space.
And it’s not the easiest thing to bring a rack of synths to a gig (remember those?).
Surely you’ve at least thought about sampling your hardware collection and converting them to software? It might not be like playing the real thing. But definitely a lot easier to travel with!
Now here’s the good news – now you can.
Logic Pro 10.5 arrived with a splash. Highlighting humongous features like Live Loops, Quick Sampler, and the Step Sequencer.
But quietly a massive plugin was introduced.
And that’s the Auto Sampler.
Auto Sampler, developed by the now Apple-acquired Redmatica, was developed for the EXS24.
It allows you to sample your external MIDI instruments. And then save them as playable Sampler instruments. How much better could it get?
It turns out much better. In fact, you can also sample software instruments as well. Plus, if you have any plugins before AutoSampler, those effects will be part of the sampled sound.
So go ahead and load up some Native Instrument patches. Slap on distortion, reverb, and anything else to create your own instruments. And then sample the results 🙂
Auto Sampler is amazing. Today let’s explore how to get the most out of it.