This week we have some miscelleous sampler-specific news to share with you. We don't just create software solutions, we closely involve ourselves with clients/customers to impart knowledge and handle unique technical issues.
We publish our phone number and always answer! We travel into the field to personally handle tough issues. Often we're called to create innovative solutions based on quirks and technical "strangeness' with samplers and platforms.
Since Yosemite came out, we've had a steady stream of questions related to Logic's EXS24 sampler not finding sample files that are confirmed to exist.
We've done some research, and if you are interested in the solution and what we found, click here to view the SamplerZone forum article - and feel free to comment yourself!
Native Instrument's Kontakt sampler rocks, and dominates the sample-playback world.
Chicken Systems has supported Kontakt in a special way since it's release. Several Native Instruments products include our Conversion Engine for loading in a wide variety of formats.
But it's not perfect in paradise. We were always able to read the totality of a Kontakt file, but since Kontakt version 4.2 (and Battery 3.2) Native Instruments changed their file format.
Since then, due to NI's helpful assistance, we have access - but only partial access. Although we appreciate NI's cooperation, we've been talking with them about this inadequacy for some time now, but with no success.
Click here to read more about the specifics of this, why it may be important to you, and what you can do about it.
Remember SCSI? If you don't, don't feel bad. However anyone who had a hardware sampler before 1996 (or sometimes after) has SCSI burned into brain - sometimes for the good, sometimnes for the bad.
Removable storage has always been important for samplers for a variety of reasons, starting with Syquests and ending with ZipDrives.
However, since about 10 years ago, people have tried to get the new solid-state technology of memory cards to work well with SCSI. The problem basically is that SCSI died shortly before memory cards were invented, and very sparse and few SCSI memory card readers were ever made. Various short-lived companies distributed them until they were all gone.
Now there's some new Sherriff's in town. Click here for info about SCSI Memory Card Solutions.
Our new Creator™ line of products - Korg Creator, Fantom Creator, Fusion Creator, and Kurzweil Creator are in beta, but available as pre-release, selling at 50% off! This price with exist until final release of the products and a little beyond. Release date for all Creator™ products is Monday August 17th, 2015, and the sale will last two more days, until Wed August 19th, 2015.
We're here to help! If you have any questions, don't hesitate to email us at [email protected], or call 800-877-6377 or 320-235-9798 to speak with an engineer, or Chat at our link at www.chickensys.com. We'd be happy to talk with you and answer your questions and help in any way possible.