Skylife's mission statement is "innovative sound concepts in the field of film music and sound design" and with the pedigree of Christian Halten it sounds more than probable. Christian has worked for companies like Waldorf (Microwave XT, Q, PPG Wave 2.V-Plug-In), Wizoo (Xphraze) and Hartmann (Neuron). Christian Halten was also involved as a composer and sound designer in the Hollywood movies Catwoman (Music: Klaus Badelt) and The Ring Two (Music: Hans Zimmer, Henning Lohner).
SampleRobot works as a copying machine for sounds. If you have MIDI connections between an instrument and a computer, SampleRobot® sends out MIDI note messages and controller information, note by note. The external device gets the MIDI information and plays back the sounds. At the same time SampleRobot® is in audio recording mode. Just a few mouse clicks and a fully detailed sampled Synthesizer with all internal sound programs is on your hard drive ready to be played with any available software sampler. SampleRobot® is also equipped with half automatic recording functions for sampling of acoustic instruments.
Main Features Fully automatic sampling of MIDI sound devices that are connected to a Windows compatible MIDI and audio interface Automatic output of velocity, after touch, MIDI controllers, program change to record all sound nuances Half automatic sampling of sound sources that are not equipped with a MIDI interface Auto functions and user macros for recording format and length, editing, normalizing, fading samples Automatic creation of crossfade loops, backward-forward loops and combinations Auto arrangement and mapping of multi samples including key maps with velocity splits and real time MIDI controller assignment Auto naming from an external ASCII file Batch multi sample creation from an uncut audio file Multi sample export formats: HALion, SoundFont2 and VSampler Audio file export format: single samples as WAV Data export file format: SRO (SampleRobot®) Sampling of Windows audio streams, played by other applications in the background Pitch information read and write (WAV files)
System requirements Compatible with Windows XP Supports all Windows plug and play MIDI and audio devices Stand-alone application Minimum computer configuration: Pentium 3, 667 MHz, 512 MB RAM, 100 GB harddrive
SampleRobot will be available from mid April 2005. Anticipated price will be 249, - Euro (330 US $).
For more information: www.samplerobot.de