Constructor™Professional Instrument Building Software
Constructor™ is a powerful multi-instrument, cross-platform Instrument editor. It allows you to build any Instrument of any format, either by starting from scratch, or by importing any Instrument format as a starting point. You can merge Instruments or create Banks of Instrument, to export into one of the common Bank formats that exist (such as GigaStudio, SoundFont, or EmulatorX).
Many, if not all, samplers have their own editors presented as interfaces to their playback engines. Sometimes these editors are capable, sometimes not. Since the manufacters have to focus so strongly on their playback engines, sometimes the creation and editing area isn't as powerful as it can be. Additionally, it is always hardwired in to the sample format and layout it is editing.
Constructor™ looks at Instruments in generic fashion, allowing you to design an Instrument from scratch, or edit one an existing one. The concept is very similar to a graphics program that opens and saves many graphics formats (such as TIFF, JPEG, GIF, PNG). When you edit a graphic, you mostly don't care what format you are editing - a picture is a picture. To Constructor™, an Instrument is an Instrument.
And just like a graphic editor, Constructor™ uses a superclass format, called a Project, to store all the information that the export format may not need. Constructor™ implements some very creative ways to link your output file with your Projects.
Constructor™ supports most every professional hardware and software sampler created, popular and obscure, supported and non-supported . It uses Chicken Systems powerful and time-tested Translator™ technology to read and write a complete set of formats. Constructor™ can resurrect your ancient piece of gear with the ability to create and edit Instruments without having to use a kludgy and archaic interface.
Constructor™ has a powerful set of structure-editing and parameter-editing tools. Add velocity splits or keyrange splits effortlessly. Group any set of samples without limits. Arrange Key-switches or Round-Robin chains. The list goes on.
Constructor™ is available in both Mac and Windows. Constructor™ is consistently supported by Chicken Systems, with updates appearing frequently.
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Create a new Instrument by creating a new Document...
Create a new Bank and fill it up with Instruments, then save the Bank...
Open a new instrument and it gives you a new Document window. Then edit it as you desire...
You can use Pitch Detection to automatically map your instruments...
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