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Creating Multi-Root Sample IDs

Question:
Can you provide step by step instructions on how to save multiple samples to the same ID number?

Answer:

Creating Multi-Root Sample IDs for the K25/K26 Series:

If you have version 4 or later of the operating system in the K2500 or any K2600, it is possible to create RAM sample IDs which contain multiple samples, just like the ROM samples do.

If you have ever gone to the sample page and scrolled through the ROM samples, you will notice that multiple samples (typically, the different sample roots for the same instrument) will be assigned to the same number. For instance, if you call up ID #1, you will see "1 Grand Piano-G#1", which is the lowest piano sample root. If you press the plus button or scroll with the alpha wheel, you will see "1 Grand Piano-B1". There are a total of thirteen individual piano sample roots, all with the ID of 1.

Normally, when you save a sample, you can only save a single sample to a specific ID number. But there is a way to save multiple samples to the same ID number. If you have a large amount of sample RAM in your K2500/K2600 and are finding that you are running out of free ID numbers, the following technique can be useful.

JOINing Samples

  1. Start with one of the samples and go into the Sample Editor.
  2. Scroll with the More buttons to the Split soft button and press it.
  3. You will see a "Join" Soft button in the dialog window. Press it and you get the standard Selection dialog seen when saving individual objects to disk.
  4. Select the Samples you want to join and press OK.
  5. After responding to the "Are You Sure?" dialog, it returns you to the sample Editor.

    Need be, you can continue to press Join to join multiple samples.

  6. You then have to save the new joined sample. You should make sure to choose a new sample ID number. To avoid duplicating the sample data, you would answer No to the "Copy Sample Data?" question. (When you save the joined sample to disk, it will of course grab the sample data.)

Now if you are on the sample page (or the sample parameter in the Keymap editor) and scroll with the wheel, you will see the different sample names under the same ID.

There are some limitations for joining samples:

  • You shouldn't join stereo and mono samples.
  • You can't do any DSP editing on joined samples, so you need to do any DSP before you join the samples.

SPLITing Samples

It is possible to split up a joined RAM sample (you can even do this with ROM samples, but of course the sample is not saved to disk).

  1. Call up the joined sample.
  2. Go into the sample editor to the Split page and select Split.
  3. The K2 will ask you for a starting ID and will then split the joined sample back into individual samples, numbered consecutively from the starting ID number.

Keep in mind that this applies only to K2500s with KDFX (version 4 or later of the operating system) or any K2600.


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