[ddots-l] Re: Akai samples

Bryan,

I'm personally just looking mostly for synth sounds, drums, and basses to run 
through my akai. I agree with you that hardware synths aren't really adequate 
to get nice sounding orchestral sounds.
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Bryan Smart 
  To: ddots-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Sunday, August 15, 2010 9:46 PM
  Subject: [ddots-l] Re: Akai samples


  Most of the Akai libraries are mid 90's stuff. There haven't been too many 
new Akai libraries produced in the last 10 years or so, as anyone trying to 
make huge sample libraries needs a PC to do it.

  If you're converting Akai libraries, then you're basically trying to bring 
old hardware sampler sounds to your DAW. There are some nice old sounds, but, 
on the whole, they aren't going to sound like the new mega libraries that 
you've heard.

  As an aside, I think that one of the worst instruments that synths attempt 
are horns. I've heard some solo versions that are pretty good. The Motif XS has 
extra articulations for trumpet and sax that you can trigger left handed, as 
well as sounding correct if you're playing legato, but you're never going to 
get the real dynamics control out of a keyboard. Yamaha has that breath 
controller device, but, after a certain point, you might as well go play the 
real instrument. The VL-1 could do a great job with emulating horns, but, as I 
said above, its just emulating solos.

  I don't know. I guess it depends on what sort of sound you want. Are you 
trying to find horn sections for doing unison punches in a pop song? Are you 
arranging for a whole section? Yu just trying to play a solo? Maybe we can 
suggest something that can work.

  Keyboard also totally sucks at any orchestral solo strings (never enough 
dynamics and glide control), accordion (could be better, but no one ever 
bothers to program it), pedal steel (hardly anything has poly aftertouch 
anymore in order to handle the independent string bends), and, to a large 
extent, clav (synths don't respond fast enough to really do clav or virtual 
analog stuff anymore). Most all of this can't be fixed with gigs and gigs of 
samples.

  Bryan 

  -----Original Message-----
  From: ddots-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:ddots-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
Behalf Of Steve Wicketts
  Sent: Sunday, August 15, 2010 5:48 AM
  To: ddots-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  Subject: [ddots-l] Re: Akai samples

  Hi Omar,

  What's the saxophones and trumpets like on Akai samplers? are they better 
than the ones on dimension Pro?
  got my horns section sounding quite good yet, it's still the weak link in my 
songs.

  I'd love to be using the samples found below however, don't believe they are 
accessible.

  Just enter on the link below go to MP3's, press enter on one of them, now 
press cursor key and arrow up or down until you hear jaws say, "No information 
available" press right mouse key and press enter. The MP3 should then play.
  These samples are amazing.

  http://www.samplemodeling.com/en/demos_trumpet.php

  Steve W

  ----- Original Message -----
  From: "Omar Binno" <omarbinno@xxxxxxxxx>
  To: <ddots-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  Sent: Sunday, August 15, 2010 1:35 AM
  Subject: [ddots-l] Re: Akai samples


  Speaking of Akai, I just picked up an older akai s6000. Akai has
  software on their site which enables users to work with the sampler
  through windows. Software is called the aksys software. I've briefly
  messed around with it with jaws, and it seems okay as far as
  accessibility, although I had to use the jaws cursor for the most
  part. Has anyone else messed with the software? If so, any feedback?

  On 8/14/10, Jörgen Hansson <hansson.jogge@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
  > Hi!
  > yes I have converted MKI samples to sfz without no problem, I have a hole
  > library of mellotron sounds which was converted from MKI to sfz.
  > Regards,
  > Jörgen Hansson!
  > Tel +46 703-601296
  > www.jorgenhansson.com
  > skype: djtropical4532
  >   ----- Original Message -----
  >   From: Justin Kauflin
  >   To: ddots-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  >   Sent: Saturday, August 14, 2010 4:55 AM
  >   Subject: [ddots-l] Re: Akai samples
  >
  >
  >   Jorgen,
  >       Have you used Extreme Sample Converter to convert .NKI samples to 
  > SFZ?
  >  I'm curious if that process isn't buggy.  I've used it to convert a few
  > Sample Tank samples with no issues, and was curious on how well it works
  > with other samples.
  >   Thanks for any info.
  >   Justin
  >
  >   On Aug 13, 2010, at 9:46 AM, Jörgen Hansson wrote:
  >
  >
  >     Hi Erik!
  >     Have you heard of the little program called extreme sample converter? 
  > it
  > can convert the akai samples you have to SFZ, SF2 and other sample 
  > formats.
  >     Regards,
  >     Jörgen Hansson!
  >     Tel +46 703-601296
  >     www.jorgenhansson.com
  >     skype: djtropical4532
  >       ----- Original Message -----
  >       From: Erik Bryndahl
  >       To: ddots-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  >       Sent: Friday, August 13, 2010 3:06 PM
  >       Subject: [ddots-l] Re: Akai samples
  >
  >
  >       Oh sorry, I should have mentioned that I just have the samples on a
  > CD, so my question should have been what kind of softsynth do I need?
  >       Of course also is there any who is accesible?
  >
  >
  >       From: Omar Binno
  >       Sent: Friday, August 13, 2010 2:59 PM
  >       To: ddots-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  >       Subject: [ddots-l] Re: Akai samples
  >
  >
  >       are you using an akai unit right now?
  >         ----- Original Message -----
  >         From: Erik Bryndahl
  >         To: ddots-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  >         Sent: Friday, August 13, 2010 8:58 AM
  >         Subject: [ddots-l] Akai samples
  >
  >
  >         Hello,
  >
  >         Is there anyone of you on this list who have been working with 
  > Akai
  > samples?
  >
  >         When searching on google I found out that I have to use something
  > like Natives software called Kontakt.
  >
  >         so my question to you all is if anyone of you have any experience
  > from this?
  >
  >         regards,
  >
  >         Erik
  >
  >
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