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konsumer
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Caustic PCM sample pack format

I'd like to make a tool to convert Renoise instruments, including samples, and any envelopes/keyzones I can, into Caustic PCM instruments.  Renoise would make it very easy format to author sample packs. Is the format documented anywhere?

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Hi there,

Hi there,

I believe for the time being, the PCM, Vocoder, and BeatBox is set to take in WAV (summed mono import) at this time....   beware of taking other owners' samples and commercial content and releasing them in Caustic format on this site, that gets frowned upon around here (legal begal and all that jazz)

Welcome to the Forums BTW

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It's a closed, binary format

It's a closed, binary format but the PCMSynth can import SF2, ZIP'ed sample archives and soon SFZ (in beta right now). It should be pretty quick to load them once converted into any of those formats.

Jason
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I gotta remember what it was

I gotta remember what it was called, but some years back I had a really cool piece of software that converted any format to any format, which at tye time was great for converting sample projects from my Korg Tritons to other formats and VST audio for synths I used in Cubase and Nuendo.... If I can remember the name, I'll post it back here. It converts any sample format or batch instrument libraries as well. It was awesome...

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Maybe you are thinking about

Maybe you are thinking about Extreme Sample converter?

Makes it really easy to convert Hardware synthesizer to single note samples as well. 

Labeled and all.

A little bit old now (in computer years) but still works good and do not think that there is any other software that does it as good as tis one.

This is the time the night and the year   

konsumer
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@jblann1 Yeah, I just wanna

@jblann1 Yeah, I just wanna convert my own instruments/samples.

@Rej good to know about sf2 & sfz, I have worked with those before (I made a hydrogen to sf2 converter a while ago.) Does caustic understand the keyzones/volume envelopes, etc?  Can I import a keyed drumkit? SF2/sfz has lots of authoring tools, so if it does, that's actually fine, and it doesn't need to be renoise. That is just something I use, but sf2/sfz works with both, and there are plenty of tools for setting up the keyzones & envelopes.

For conversion, I have used awave studio with awesome results. It's windows-only, but runs great in virtualbox.

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keyzones, yes. envelopes, no.

keyzones, yes. envelopes, no. Well if there a general ADSR in the SFZ it tries to set that but mostly it's just WAV extraction and keyzones/loop points that are preserved.

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I believe this was the most

I believe this was the most robust of sample conversion programs:

http://www.chickensys.com/products2/translator/

 

It worked great it for converting to Ensoniq EPS/ASR formats. Also for VST samplers later on.

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Reviving a two year old thread suddenly to post this?

Oh yeah, that's rich.   I guarantee you that not one single person on this forum is going to even blink an eye to remotely consider the possibility of contemplating spending $150 USD on that piece of software just to convert some 3rd-party samples to a WAV for Caustic.  (Ensoniq, EPS waves, really?)

Yeah I've known about ChickenSys for many years....

Seriously....