What is it?
Sampled sounds have become increasingly sterylized. This sampler intends to create rough and ready sample presets that are incredibly easy to make without being too precious about the recording process. It's very similar to a mellotron.
How to Use
The idea behind Capture is that you record sounds into individual notes on the keyboard. Capture has 2 modes: record and play.
When in record mode, each key on your keyboard (both MIDI and Qwerty) acts as a recording button. When you press it down, it starts recording. When you let go it stops recording. If you put Capture into play mode and press that key, the sound you just recorded will come out. In record mode, you can also enter auto-trigger mode. You can use the spacebar to toggle between record and play modes.
The files Capture loads and saves are Downloadable Sounds or Gigasampler formats which are compatible with most other software samplers too!
- Midi and Qwerty input support
- DLS and Gig file formats - import into almost any 3rd party sampler.
- auto-trigger function
- full polyphony - you can play all the sounds at the same time
- mono only (for now)
- Mac OS X 10.4 and 10.5 (Universal Binary) (6.1MB) - updated 19/03/09
- Windows 98/2000/ME/XP (5.93MB) - updated 19/03/09*
- Source Code (1.98MB) - version 12, includes compiled binaries of windows libraries.
The license is GPL. If you'd like to give something back, I would very much like it if you could sent me a preset you've made under a Creative Commons Share-Alike license, so I can redistribute it on this site. Contact me here
* note: the Windows version is very, very alpha. It works on my Parallels (Mac Windows emulator) with en Evolution e-Keys 49 note midi keyboard. It crashes pretty hard occasionally. After that I don't know. Good luck!
|Nylon String Guitar||3.43MB||MP3 (1.65MB)||download|
|Demo was William Byrde's Fantasia, midi file taken from www.classicalguitarmidi.com (no credit given on site)|
|Plastic Toy Guitar||3.58MB||MP3 (0.87MB)||download|
|Made with a Japanese plastic guitar. The music is Vincente Emilio Sojo, "Danza Venezolana", transcribed to midi by Francoic Faucher, from www.classicalguitarmidi.com|
|Guitar Harmonics||3.4MB||MP3 (0.74MB)||download|
|Marek's Voice||2.71MB||MP3 (0.91MB)||download|
|demo: Moonlight sonata, I had to transpose some stuff to get it to fit in the range of the preset.|