SampleRobot @ Musikmesse 2016

2016/04/06 It is time for Musikmesse in Frankfurt again, from April 7th till 10th. The SKYLIFE team will be around showing new SampleRobot 5 Pro and also preliminary versions of SampleRobot 5 Sampling Suite, Multi-X, KORG Edition and WaveRobot. Those newly updated products will be released in April. If you would like to meet the SampleRobot team at Musikmesse please drop us a line: support[at]samplerobot[dot]com. We can arrange a meeting then.

Talking about the Mellotron in our last web news here is a really charming video from 1965 introducing the Mellotron as a wooden "musical computer" to the public. As you can see it is not hard to explain what this wonderful "new" instrument is all about. Keep on filling tapes with tasty samples!

The Mellotron


Do your own sampling as much as you can!

2016/03/02 Recently Jean-Michel Jarre did a video together with NI where he talks about how he was inspired by the sampling technology in the early days. - And he still is! "Do your own sampling as much as you can!" is his mantra. Coming from the Musique Concrète background where he started his artistic work in the french group around Pierre Schaeffer by cutting, modifying, looping and rearranging tape snippets, he recognized that sampling was a key to his musical expression. After all those years he is still using his old hardware samplers like the Fairlight and the Emulator II. He referres to them as beloved instruments with a special character. Video on YouTube (image courtesy of NI).

When we designed the first version of SampleRobot over a decade ago we had this idea of building an application that could help musicians building new instruments via samples fast, pretty much in the mind set of the Musique Concrète. The virtual keys in SampleRobot are like empty tapes on a Mellotron that can be filled with any type of audio, musical notes or concrete sounds, and, of course, those snippets can be looped in various ways with WaveRobot. What instruments like the Mellotron could not do was changing the tapes in real-time in respect to keyboard velocity. So we expanded on that. In the latest version of SampleRobot you have the ability to create up to 128 multisample velocity layers in a single Project. And you do not have to rearrange tape snippets any more! During export SampleRobot will take all those individual samples, stacking and mapping them across the keyboard so you can use the created instrument directly in almost every software and hardware sampler.

We are glad that the editorial stuff of German BEAT magazine recommends SampleRobot 5 in the current issue 04/2016 and rates the application with 6 out of 6.

"The software takes care of all those aspects of sampling with impressive results."
"SampleRobot is and stays the number one when working with loops and multisamples."
"With its clever algorithms the application saves endless time."

Thanks very much to the BEAT editorial!


SKYLIFE releases SampleRobot 5.05 Pro at the NAMM 2016

2016/01/21 Again it is time in Anaheim to meet all the makers of music, instruments, software and hardware, a little bit like Mos Eisley. Here you can find THE pilot for your next trip. How about a new auto-pilot for your next sampling session?

We are glad to announce that SampleRobot 5.05 Pro is now officially available. Whatever you would like to sample for yourself, SampleRobot 5.05 will do the job much faster and very precise. You will get professional, dynamically playable instruments in a jiffy! Copy existing instruments or create completely new ones. Turn hardware into software or turn VST/AU instruments into samples.

With the new Export Project function you can share SampleRobot Projects including the sample data with other users and download new content from the internet. You can use SampleRobot as a batch converter to export samples in the format you like. Whichever sampler, hardware or software, you are using - SampleRobot supports all the important single and multisample formats, such as AIFF, WAV, Soundfont2, Reason NN-XT, HALion, Kontakt, EXS24, SFZ, microSAMPLER, Volca Sample, Kronos, OP-1 etc.

Did you ever try to loop samples in higher octave ranges? Well, you should not do that manually! SampleRobot 5.05 including the looping tool WaveRobot will not cause a nervous breakdown nor a tinnitus. It offers sophisticated auto looping algorithms to find smooth loops in your samples.

Users of a previous version of SampleRobot Pro will find the upgrade to SampleRobot 5.05 Pro here.

Here is an overview of the new features of SampleRobot 5.05 Pro

  • Multisample export for Korg Volca Sample.

  • Multisample bank export for Korg microSAMPLER.
  • KMP/KSC/KSF multisample export for many Korg products from Trinity to Triton to Kronos.
  • Drum sample export for Teenage Engineering's OP-1.
  • Import and export of multiple AIFF files.
  • Export Project for sharing and backup purposes.
  • Includes WaveRobot 5 loop and transient editor.
  • Supersize WaveRobot window for resolutions up to 3200 x 2000 pixels.
  • Automapping of imported wave files including various loop and mapping options under OS X.
  • Projects with up to 128 velocity layers.
  • Improved Mac OS X framework, compatible with OS 10.11 El Capitan.

  • Adaption for Windows 10.
  • New premium multisamples on bord.
  • Many performance optimizations.
  • Includes 4 cross-platform installation licenses.

SampleRobot 5.05 is now availabe as download for Mac and PC in the SKYLIFE STORE.


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