What are the steps to load and make use of .WAV/.AIF files?
This tutorial is in three parts:
The PC3K supports loading of .WAV and .AIF sample files. Both mono and stereo files can be loaded, 8 or 16 bit, with sample rates up to a maximum of 96 kHz. Once samples are loaded to the PC3Ks user sample flash memory, samples remain in the PC3K even when the power is off, until they are manually deleted. Also, once samples are loaded to the PC3Ks user sample flash memory, there is no load time for those user samples when turning on the PC3K.
The initial loading of samples is not unlike loading .PCK/.PC3/.PLE files. They can be loaded off USB thumb drive (flash drive) or via the direct-USBDrv temporary drive connection. However since the direct-USBDrv drive is limited to 1.6MB, using a thumb drive is the better approach in most cases where audio is involved due to typically larger file sizes. The walk through below will demonstrate the load process using a thumb drive.
(Interested in learning how to load content with the direct-USBDrv connection? see "Loading User Data via USB - an Overview".)
It is important to note that raw samples are just that, raw "ingredients". Even after loading, they have not yet been "cooked" into any useable "recipe" yet (aka Program and Keymap). As such upon loading any raw samples, do not expect to find these samples magically appearing in Program mode. After loading you will need to first build a Keymap and Program using the loaded samples. After which, the Program (recipe) employing these new samples will become available as an ID selection in Program mode for normal use (details on one fast, easy method for doing this further below).
(Note: there are several Load Methods available, please see your manual for complete details on the different choices).
Done. The sample(s) you loaded are now in sample flash memory and ready for use (see below).
As mentioned, to make use of any loaded raw samples, a Program and Keymap must be constructed first. This can be done by one of two methods:
PREVIEW automatically makes a new 'generic' Program (and Keymap) for you, using any single sample. This method provides a quick way to begin making a new program which can be then, of course, be edited further if desired.
Here is how it works:
You will see a brief screen confirmation telling you the Program was created.
Note: By default, the sample will be initially stretched across the entire keyboard with C4 as the sample root (i.e. original sample pitch). See your owner's manual for details on further Program editing.
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