SampleRack Questions

I have a question about how this unit works. I want to use it to play back sound effects I recorded, not drums.How long can each sound effect be?Say if I have about 120 sounds, how can I access them?I am planning to trigger them via Note on messages from my midi foot controller, but how are they arranged/organized?Do I need to load a batch of them into the sample rack? Is it like 8 sounds per "bank" or "kit"?
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  • Hi Henry,

    Thanks for posting. 
    The samples files must be 16-bit, mono or stereo .WAV files with a sample rate of 48K, 44.1K, 32K, 22.05K, or 11.025K.

    • The .WAV file must be located in the root (main) directory of the card and not in any folders.
    • We recommend formatting your SD card to a FAT32 file system (if it is not already) and naming your sample files according to this format. Basically, this means:
      • Do not use these characters: " * / \ : < > ? |
      • Do not use spaces.
      • Limit your file name to 8 characters (excluding the file extension, ".WAV").
    • You can assign up to 48 MB worth of samples per kit (the sample library on your SD card can be larger, of course). Also, please note that a sample's size will be rounded up when loaded (e.g., a 2.1 MB sample on the SD card will be treated as a 3 MB sample when it is assigned to a pad).
    • The max number of files that can be located in the root directory is 512.
    Follow these steps below to access your samples and assign them to one of the layers of a pad:

    1. Move the cursor to the Sample Location parameter by pressing the Cursor Up and Cursor Down buttons.
    2. Use the Cursor Left or Cursor Right buttons to set the Sample Location to LOC:CARD.
    3. Move the cursor to the Layer parameter by pressing the Cursor Up or Cursor Down buttons.
    4. Use the Cursor Left or Cursor Right buttons to select the layer that you would like to configure.
    5. Move the cursor to the "Vel:" parameter by pressing the Cursor Up or Cursor Down buttons.
    6. Use the Cursor Left or Cursor Right buttons to adjust the velocity range to configure when the sample assigned to this layer should play.
    7. Move the cursor to the Sample Name parameter by pressing the Cursor Up or Cursor Down buttons.
    8. Use the Cursor Left or Cursor Right buttons to browse the SD card and select the sample that you would like to assign to this layer.

    You can load up to 2 samples (referred to as Layers) per trigger input. The 2 Layers are referred to as A and B and they can only be accessed if you are using samples from a SD card (Loc: Card). You can select a velocity range setting (shown as Vel: 000-127) for each of these layers so that each sample will only play when a trigger is struck with that velocity amount. If multiple layers are set to the same velocity range on a trigger, they will both play at the same time when the pad is struck.

    I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any additional questions.
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  • OK just wanted to clarify, when I load my preset kit via midi PC change message, it will automatically load those 8 sounds from the card to the RAM and be ready to play? It is 8 sounds per kit right?
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