Using Software Samplers: Skill Pack from Course Technology and written by Nicholas Batzdorf is designed to guide you through the recording and programming of your own playable sampled instruments. Popular sample playback and digital audio editing programs are used to outline the complete sampled instrument creation workflow, beginning with the recording. Coverage then progresses to editing and processing the sounds, mapping the samples on the keyboard, and creating finished programs to make these instruments useful and musical. With a clear, straightforward writing style and deliberate, logical organization, this valuable resource takes a process that can seem overwhelming and intimidating, and turns it into a series of easy-to-understand tasks that are well within reach of any musician.
About the Author: Nick Batzdorf is the editor and publisher of Virtual Instruments magazine and an active composer for media. He was the editor of Recording magazine for 10-1/2 years and is well known as a writer and expert on music technology, having written articles for all the major industry publications, including the ones he edits. Mr. Batzdorf's client list as a composer includes ABC, CBS, NBC, and Disney.