Sample player plugin with loop funtion


#1

Sorry if this has been asked before, but I haven’t found it with the search option.

I’m looking for a Sample player plugin with loop funtion that could be triggered by pressing a key. Actually, I just want to play a small audio file in loop mode, I was using Rehearse but it suddently started doing strange things.

many thanks in advance

Ramon


#2

What you are looking for sounds quite basic. Will Cantabile’s timeline loop function for its mediaplayers do the job perhaps?
https://www.cantabilesoftware.com/guides/timeline


#3

If you are looking for a dedicated sampler plugin, have a look at:

  • Tx16Wx - pretty powerful, but a bit complex to operate
  • Grace - clean and simple

You’ll have to know a bit about using samplers (mapping samples to key, looping, envelopes, pitching, …) to use those plugins - it’s just playing back a drum loop or backing file, Cantabile’s media player could also be a valid option.

Cheers,

Torsten


#4

thanks to both for your suggestions!

I had yesterday just a few minutes to test, and managed to make the wave file sound by pressing a key, but I then realized that I failed to explain a detail I still need to fulfill my needs:

I need to stop playing the loop by pressing the same or another key!! Or even with a binding.

I saw in the timeline loop that at least I have here a counter which could be useful to my needs.

thanks
Ramon


#5

Simple binding to start / stop playing a loop in the media player:

The only issue with the media player is that it doesn’t give you fade-in / fade-out times like a sampler does with its envelope. I’m working around that with an automated fader slope for some sounds I need to blend in or out. Overall, the media player is nice for simply triggering loops or one-shots; if you need more sophisticated applications, you’ll want to choose a sampler plugin.

Cheers,

Torsten


#6

Torsten - this binding - would one be able to use multiple bindings to individually address mulltiple loops already defined in a wav file (i.e. one of any loops defined by C3’s media player on a single wav file)?

I’m thinking of attempting to build a poor man’s sampling pad, like Roland’s SPD SX, where I can use simpler pad triggers like my keyboard already has to play oneshot or looping wavs, all defined from a single put-together song…all via C3

Regards,
Steve Marfisi


#7

I would use a sampler plugin to do that - get Tx16WX for free and play with it. Pretty easy once you get the hang of it. But I would use separate wav files for the individual samples - not much value in assembling everything into one big wave file…

Cheers,

Torsten