Sonivox Big Drums 2.3 not working

Hey Folks,

I bought my MPD 218 2 months ago and I really appreciate working with it but:
Sonivox Big Drums 2.3 ist not working on my system. I uninstalled and installed it multiple times.
Sonivox Big Bang Cinematic Percussion ist working fine. I can select the samples in MPC Essentials and work with them.
But when I try to open a sample from Big Drums it does NOT work:
In MPC Essentials the file won't be played and in Windows (when I try to open the WAV.-File) the file cannot be opened.
I already entered the License-Code and activated the license through the iLok License Manager. What else do I need to do to get my samples?

PS: The error code given, when I try to open the samples by Windows Media Player or similar tool is 0xc00d36c4.

PPS: I already tried downloading and reinstalling it again, but that doesn't seem to be the problem since the samples stay unplayable behaving as if they weren't unlocked.

Thanks for help!

Alex
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  • I think most of the SONiVOX samples are locked down and intended for the exclusive use of the instrument that they came with. Even though they are wav files, not all can be opened by 3rd party apps.

    Try mapping your controller to the Big Bang Drum plugin to play the samples.
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  • Hi Alexander,

    Thanks for posting. Can you please provide me with your full system specs

    You should be able to use the Big Bang Cinematic Percussion sample in any DAW. Do you experience this issue with any other plugin in Essentials?

    Have you tried other DAWs?

    How are you going about opening your samples?
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  • Hey, I think some of this may be a misunderstanding due to confusion about the terminology used regarding samples. I have both of these products, Big Bang Cinematic Percussion and Big Bang Drums, as well as many other SONiVOX instruments.

    The original question posted here asked about the inability to open the samples (wav files) from Big Bang Drums, in Windows Media Player. I can agree, that this is not possible to open them, except using them as part of the supplied multi-sample kits in the Big Bang plugin browser as .svx kit files.

    The file structure for both of these plugins uses .svx files to define the instruments, or kits (sometimes referred to as presets, patches, or programs), made up of multi-samples contained in a .wav samples folder.

    It appears that MPC essentials can load raw samples (.wav files) directly from a sample library or folder.

    So if the original question is asking about loading these raw samples into MPC, this appears to work only with the Cinematic samples. I tested the other SONiVOX plugins that I have and the rest of the samples fail to open in Windows. I think that it is not intended for these to be an open sample library, rather just to be used for the Big Bang plugin instruments use as multi-samples within a kit.

    My suggestion here is to use the MPC as a MIDI controller to control the pads within the Big Drums VST plugin running in a DAW host.
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  • Exactly this is what I am asking for. I want MPC Essentials to load the samples on my MIDI Controller (MPD 218) to then use them on hitting my pads, but Essentials is not playing them (.wav-Files). However the samples from Cinematics and other Soundlibraries work fine.

    Then my question is: how do I otherwise use the files from BigBang Drums if I cannot use them as sample in my MIDI Controller.

    Or the other way round: How do I use the samples of Big Bang Drums in my DAW (generally)?

    I will try to load it in Ableton and reply then.

    System Specs is:
    - Intel i7 6700 @ 3.4 GHz
    - 16 GB RAM
    - nVIDIA GeFORCE GTX 10
    - RealTek High Definiton Audio
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  • To play the Big Bang Drums, you must use the plugin. You load the Big Bang Drums as a plugin into your DAW. Then you select a drum kit in the plugin. This loads the samples linked to that kit across 24 keys of the MIDI keyboard.

    You can set your controller keyboard or pads to trigger any of those 24 notes.

    I think that the .wav files in the SONiVOX sample folder are supposed to be encrypted, for use only with the plugin they were sold with. I cannot open most of them with any other audio application running in Windows. I tried because I saw the question asked in another forum. The Audacity program informs me that they are not valid wav files. But the plugin plays them fine.

    Many sample libraries sold today are locked down for use with the specific sampler they were licensed with.

    You can obtain commercial samples in just about any format you want. The samples at Loopmasters can be supplied in wav format, in addition to specific sampler formats. http://www.loopmasters.com/

    Or you can always record your own .wav samples to use, of course.
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  • Okay, I got it! Thank you so much for the information!

    With that in mind, I have a different question (which seems to be pretty dumb, but I'm new to that business):

    Can anyone tell me, how to open PlugIns in MPC Essentials. I go under Preferences and load them in by scanning the folder they're in. So far, so good!

    But then: how do I open the overlay, so that my screen looks like this
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4izPO...
    (I know, its FL Studio, but I'm talking about the Sonivox Application opened)
    I mean, the plugin is loaded, but how do I OPEN it to use it?

    Thanks for answers in advance!
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  • Hi..
    i'm Erick from Indonesia.

    my installation failed. the installation ask me to open "extension" but i deny. at the end my installation failed. both for Big Bang Percussion and Big Bang Drums. please help me. thank you.

    System Specs :
    - 2,5 GHz Intel Core i5
    - 8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3
    - Intel HD Graphics 4000 1536 MB
    - Behringer UMC404HD
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