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Your First Malström Patch > Programming Your Malström Patch - Pg. 236

Basic Sample-Creation Principles A great advantage to using software samplers is that they support a number of audio file formats, unlike their hardware counterparts (for example, Akai and EMU), which are format specific. The NN-19 supports several digital audio formats, including: NN-19 sample patches ( .smp ) WAVE ( .wav ) AIFF ( .aif ) SoundFonts ( .sf2 ) REX files and individual REX slices ( .rex2 , .rex , and .rcy ) Using Single Samples Using a single sample with the NN-19 is accomplished by loading a sample into its interface. This sample is then mapped, or spread out over the entire length of the virtual keyboard of the NN-19 interface. Once a sample is loaded into the NN-19, you can then arm its sequencer track and press a key on your MIDI controller keyboard to trigger the sample. Additionally, the loaded sample's original pitch (or root key) is automatically assigned to the C3 key (see Figure 11.2). The next sections show how to accomplish this by first importing a standard AIFF or WAV file and then loading an individual REX slice. Loading AIFF and WAV Files Loading AIFF and WAV files into the NN-19 is done almost exactly the same way as loading REX slices. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Create a new NN-19 and click on the Sample Browser button to open the browser window. Double-click on the Reason Factory Sound Bank to display the contents. Double-click on the folder called Other Samples to open it. Double-click on the folder called Chords-Phrases-Pads-Stabs to open it. You will see a long list of available AIFF files. Double-click any one of them to import it into the NN-19. Figure 11.2 In this diagram, a single sample has been loaded into the NN-19 sampler and automatically mapped out over the entire keyboard. By doing this, the loaded sample will trigger no matter which key is pressed on your MIDI keyboard. Sample AIFF Root Key