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[ Outdated: Use Add-On] How Do I Add My Own Samples To Presence XT?

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asked Dec 19, 2015 in Studio One 3 by LMike (14,730 points)
reopened May 19, 2016 by LMike

Here's the *.multisample xml file format and instructions to manually create it to load your own samples into Presence XT.  If you need a good free (Windows) xml editor try the free editor here.

======================  Mutlisample File Format  ======================

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

Tags / Keywords
                    <multisample name="Kick Drums"> 
                                  <generator>Studio One</generator> 
                                  <category>Drums, Strings (etc, etc)</category> 
                                  <creator>Your Name</creator> 
                                  <description>Description will show up in the PXT main screen</description>


The <layer> tag wraps the samples on that layer. It should allow multiple layers for different velocity layers but I haven't tried it yet.

                         <layer name="Default">

The <sample> tag wraps each individual sample / audio file. The stop value is a sample position value that has to match the file. The sample-stop sample value can't be more samples than the actual file has or the file will fail to load, If your xml file fails to load, trim a few samples from those numbers. You can get that value in Studio One by switching the timeline to samples, selecting a clip, and looking at the clip inspector.

                              <sample file="Kick1.wav" gain="0" tune="0" track="true"  
                                       <key high="36" low="36" root="36"/> 
                                       <velocity low="1" high="127" /> 
                                       <loop mode="off" sample-start="0.000" sample-stop="4342"/> 


Saving the *.multisampler file.

     1. Save the xml file as multisample.xml
     2. Zip it up along with all of the audio files with no compression
     3. Save the zip with a *.multisample file extender.  
     4. Drop it into Studio One to load or drop onto an existing PXT instance.

2 Answers

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answered Dec 19, 2015 by Jon T (5,930 points)
VERY COOL!  Thanks for this information!
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answered Dec 19, 2015 by niles (53,770 points)
edited Dec 19, 2015 by niles
Nice tip!
Additionally for those who own Bitwig (an did not know it already), simply save as .multisample from the Bitwig Sampler and Presence XT can read it too.
commented Dec 19, 2015 by LMike (14,730 points)
If you get a chance, look at some of those from Bitwig (the xml files) and see if there's a Pan parameter, to pan a sample.  Thanks Niles.