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4. Select the first slice and double-click on it to load it into the NN-19 interface (into note #C3). If you have a MIDI keyboard, arm the NN-19 sequencer track and play the C3 key on your keyboard to hear it play back. You can now create a few more key zones and add more REX slices or other AIFF/WAV files to create your first drum kit. When you're finished, save it as an NN-19 patch (an .smp file). 5. Although single samples are incredibly easy to work with, they have a serious drawback. A single- sampled note sounds natural only within a very limited range. For example, if you load one piano sample into the NN-19 and play the root note (C3), that note will sound fine. Now try playing that sample a half-octave from the root note; you will hear digital noise in the playback, and you'll notice that the sample is playing faster or slower depending on where you are playing in relation to the root note. Another way to demonstrate this effect is to use a sample of a person talking. When you play this sample above its root note, the person's voice will sound too fast, just like a tape machine that is playing faster than normal. You will get the opposite effect when playing the same sample below its root note. The whole point of using a sampler is to make your performance sound just like the real instru- ment you are attempting to emulate. This is accomplished using a technique called multisampling, discussed next. DELETING SAMPLES