Sampler Modules Overview

Usine provides 6 different sampler modules each with their own characteristics. All samplers are Mono to 64 channels of recording/playback, and can load most common formats such as mp3, wav, aif, aiff and flac audio files.

You will find classic samplers, granular samplers, MIDI samplers, and various. You can add markers, pitch, volume, panoramic curves, and zoom in the waveform.

Note that Usine use a 32-bit float audio format for all the sample recorders.

Modules Waveform Display Grain Processing Record MIDI Input
audio-sampler YES - - -
audio-sampler-recorder YES - YES -
audio-sampler-grain YES YES - -
audio-sampler-grain-recorder YES YES YES -
audio-sampler-midi Oscilloscope - - YES
Old Modules Waveform Display Grain Processing Record MIDI Input
audio-sampler-midi-old Via panel-wave-display - - YES
audio-sampler-midi-recorder-old Via panel-wave-display - YES YES
audio-sampler-grain-old Via panel-wave-display YES - -
audio-sampler-grain-recorder-old Via panel-wave-display YES YES -

The sample player / recorder

The classic audio-sampler and the audio-sampler-recorder with common modifiers such as pitch, gain control, reverse, etc.

The grain sample player / recorder

The audio-sampler-grain and the audio-sampler-grain-recorder provide similar functionality as the classic sampler, with the addition of a powerful granular engine. Grain options include Grain size, speed synchronization and manual percentage adjustments, and the ability to choose windowing options to shape the grains (hanning, gaussian, bartlett,etc).

The granular sampler allows to modify the speed of the sample without affecting the pitch or modify the pitch without affecting the speed. It can be used, for example, to adapt a drum loop to a different tempo while maintaining pitch of original percussive elements.

It works well for speed modification between 80% and 120%.

The MIDI sampler

The audio-sampler-midi can be used directly with incoming MIDI messages.

It uses banks files to map MIDI Notes.

See also

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