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Logic 9 Need help with EXS24 "read velocity range from file name"

Discussion in 'Logic 9' started by alienimplant, Feb 6, 2012.

  1. alienimplant

    alienimplant Senior member

    I am trying to import 127 drum samples to a single key using the option shown here. The option says "Map to key dropped on and read velocity range from file name". I can find no documentation in the manuals on how to do this. What is the syntax required in the file name to make this work? I need to do several of these imports. The capability is cleary there, but I need help on how the file name should be formatted. My thanks to anyone who can help.

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  3. Eli

    Eli Senior member

    Hi Alien,

    I'm not absolutely certain, but i think it just requires that the velocity range be appended to the end of the name. For example:
    Awesomepiano 1-16.exs
    Awesomepiano 17-24.exs
    Awesomepiano 25-32.exs

    Maybe you can try a small test with a few samples named like this and see if it works. I'm not certain though if the EXS instrument architecture is designed to support 127 separate layers on a single note. In fact, I'd be shocked if it _can_ do this.
     
  4. alienimplant

    alienimplant Senior member

    Thanks for the reply, Eli. 128 layers (0-127) are indeed possible in the EXS24. I've done it manually already. It is controlled by the first default modulator in the mod matrix (velocity controls sample select). I'll try this syntax. Sadly though, renaming the files in this way most likely will take about as long as manually editing the layers. Sigh. :s
     
  5. alienimplant

    alienimplant Senior member

    I wish they had properly documented this feature. :/
     
  6. Sascha Franck

    Sascha Franck Senior member

    I wish they would improve the editor...
    In fact, I wish they would improve anything.

    - SF
     
  7. Colin Shapiro

    Colin Shapiro Senior member

    Take a look at Renamer - it's on the App Store. It's not free but if you're doing extensive renaming, it may be what you need.

    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/renamer/id402286241?mt=12

    You can number files and this may work for your needs.
     
  8. alienimplant

    alienimplant Senior member

    Ah, frack, you're right. I have NameChanger and it does exactly the right sequence formatting easily. I'm so glad you reminded me of that. Thank you!
     
  9. alienimplant

    alienimplant Senior member

    I'll post again whether or not the formatting actually does the trick.
     
  10. alienimplant

    alienimplant Senior member

    Sadly, this syntax did not work, so the quest is still on. Thanks for the suggestion though.
     
  11. Eli

    Eli Senior member

    Sorry about that - I thought I had seen that type of labeling on some velocity range based samples at some point; but I guess I was mistaken. Back to the drawing board :redface:
     
  12. alienimplant

    alienimplant Senior member

    Quite alright. It was worth a try. :)
     
  13. Colin Shapiro

    Colin Shapiro Senior member

    This is strange, because the option in your screenshot above isn't even mentioned in the Logic Instruments manual. Maybe write to Apple support and request that the manual is updated?

    http://www.apple.com/feedback/logicpro.html
     
  14. CSeye

    CSeye Senior member

    You could take a look at how sample names are formatted in the factory drum kits. It's like the examples given by Eli.

    No gripes here with the EXS 24 editor as it is, but Redmatica's Keymap makes this type of work very easy.

    It's an added expense, but well worth it.
     
  15. Colin Shapiro

    Colin Shapiro Senior member

    +1 for Keymap
    Complex, but excellent.
     
  16. CSeye

    CSeye Senior member

    Viewing the free videos at the Redmatica site is time well spent. :thmbup:
     
  17. alienimplant

    alienimplant Senior member

    Let's not get too far off topic, lol. In related news, these are samples exported from AutoSampler, Redmatica's junior product. I don't want to pay the upgrade price for a single function that Logic already has built in.
     
  18. CSeye

    CSeye Senior member

    Just curious, how are the the exported AS samples named?

    Also, were those sounds AS'd as an EXS 24 instrument?

    I set up AS to name samples by: Alphanumeric sound source name, Note name, MIDI note #, and highest velocity.
     
  19. alienimplant

    alienimplant Senior member

    Just the defaults.

    NAME-060-127.wav

    The renamed format was was NAME_060_127-127.wav

    I also tried NAME 060 127-127.wav

    060 refers to the key number as exported by AS.
     
  20. CSeye

    CSeye Senior member

    I can do a quick 128 level AS test much later today.
     
  21. alienimplant

    alienimplant Senior member

    It's not necessary to do 128 levels. All I want is the EXS24 naming convention for single-key imports. Only a few samples with velocity recognized properly would be enough for the test. In fact, AS only supports 16 layers. You have to do 127 exports over 8 rounds, and AS doesn't allow 0 velocity triggers.
     

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