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  1. Hello guys, I'm new here, running the Samplitude X2 trial and trying to decide if it fits me good. So, I have couple questions:

    1. In some VST/VSTi (for example, Spectrasonics Omnisphere) when I type in "Search" preset field inside Omnisphere or trying to save my patch, if I'll hit the spacebar between the words (for ex. "Synth Brass") Samplitude starts to play immediately. It just steals the focus from VSTi, so it recognizes it not as spacebar in the plugin but as play command. So, it make using space bar in the search field impossible. Is it any option to send spacebar in the focused VST/VSTi window instead of starting playback?

    2. Is it possible to drag-and-drop samples from VIP to VSTi sampler's window (for ex., Independence)? Is it any modifier keys for that? Can't find it anywhere in the manual.

    I have a feeling that Samplitude is really great (I'm more than 10 years in Cubase) and I'm seriously considering to buy it, just want to resolve all the shortcomings.

    Thank you for the help, Igor.

    1) Open settings using 'Y' key. System Options>Playback>> click OFF 'Spacebar also works in background' button. Note that SOME VSTi's tend to take priority over the GUI, and some do not. I also got in the habit of using underscores (_) in ANY file name, and avoid using spaces.

    2) NOT possible to drag-n-drop to VSTi windows (as far as I know). Not even possible in Samplitude/Sequoia's native Independence Sampler (that I know of).

    Yes, the manual is a little clunky and incomplete. Never has been totally up-to-date.

    I recommend searching on YouTube for Kraznet's Samplitude tutorial videos. They are very well done.

    If/When you decide to buy Samplitude, then you should join the main forum where you'll find all the veteran users and beta testers.

    Have fun, and good luck!

    Greg


  2. Roli should setup like any other midi keyboard, except it has its own editor, and can send other controller data to VSTs that can see it.

    Samplitude handles midi just fine, so it may depend more on your sound modules.

    I run Kontakt and Omnisphere in multi-channel mode with no issues.

    You may want to ask over on the main forum since there are probably more MIDI users over there.

    Greg


  3. I just read about the possibility of a Mac version on another forum and a search brought me here. I run Samplitude just fine on a Bootcamp partition. But I have to do a lot of work on the Mac and it sure would be wonderful to not have to reboot all the time. Last summer someone psted it might be ready for this summer. Any word yet?

    We'll be lucky to see anything until towards the end of the year.

    Mac version is not even in beta yet.

    Greg


  4. First of all, you're on the newcomer forum. You should post on the main forum where there are a LOT more users that can help.

    Secondly Samplitude does have key sigs. If you right-click on the staff in the MIDI editor/score window you can build in key and time sig there.

    Samplitude also has XML interfacing to other programs such as Sibelius.

    Sure there are other dedicated programs with more advance Scoring, but Samplitude DOES at least have the basics covered.

    Greg


  5. Some friends of mine just completed a stage gig with 10 performers tracking through a X32 into the FOH engineers Sonar DAW, and they were overall pleased with it's performance and sound quality.

    However FOH was only tracking through the board and not really pushing it, and didn't really use any onboard EQ or effects.

    As far as any deeper integration with Sampliquoia with regard driver stability, automation, etc. - I still don't know.

    Greg


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    Here's an even better deal for Magix' 20th anniversary.

    http://www.magix.com...-maker/premium/

    G

    Yeah, I saw this, but it looks like it includes the more stripped-down "Magix Music Studio" version. I've never messed with Music Maker, but have always been curious about it. I assume it's more for loop and sample-based production, rather than multi-track recording--is that correct?

    Music Studio is more like Samplitude, but with more of the Music Maker plugins and loop handling.Music Maker can be used as a regular DAW, but is built more for get-in-and-go looping and setting up quick music beds.It also has a live performance and 'song maker' features that Samplitude does not have.

    (I for one wish that Samplitude at LEAST had a similar live performance feature)cool.gif

    Greg


  7. No agenda, just jaded having worked in hardware field for 30+ years. I guess I'm just an old curmudgeonlaugh.gif

    Mainly only concerned about getting good integration within Samplitude without having to first record into the mixer and THEN dump files out into Samplitude. Or worry about automation. Or worry about reliable ASIO drivers, etc.

    Gee, maybe for once the German companies will get together and make everything work right off the bat.

    Greg

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