HW Sampler for multisample instruments

I am looking for a way to bring the patches I have created in vsts instruments into the hardware world, especially rack units or otherwise not very bulky (without keyboard). is it possible to use samplers like akai s series or kurzweil, emu … like this? to create multisample instruments like kontakt libraries (maybe with fewer samples per octave)? is it possible to automate the process such as sending a series of MIDI pulses to the computer and recording it on the hardware?

Have a look at the 1010 music Blackbox, should tick all these boxes!

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Those older samplers don’t have a way to auto sample. You can use software to automate the process though.

Sample Robot (expensive) or the auto sampler built into Mainstage if you’re on a Mac. (Apple acquired an auto sample software company years ago and snuck it into mainstage)

For a modern version with auto sampling built in, 1010 black box as stated above.

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I think the current MPC range can do it too

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New MPCs (live, one and X) and 1010 blackbox can easily create multi samples…

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I think you can easily create your multisample from Renoise (Render or Freeze Plugin Instruments to Samples - Renoise User Manual). Then you can import them in your favorite HW sampler that supports multisample. This maybe easier than sampling your vst from a harware sampler.

As said above, current MPC range or Force

Assimil8or can do this in hifi.

Well thanks but no thanks. I successfully ignored my GAS for my Eurorack for 24 months since my case is full. But this….

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1010 Blackbox or MPC One are the best options

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Any other HW samplers that can read (not necessarily create) multisamples?

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Also interested in answers to this … I think Deluge has that feature in amongst a bunch of other stuff that takes it out of the realms of ‘a sampler’

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IIRC the layering of a sample is only of 4 in the 1010 Blackbox.

Deluge can use multi-samples

@bibenu beat me to it!

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Not a exactly sampler, but a wavestate can play multisamples.

I have to inform me about the 1010, I’m looking for simple unit that I can leave under the desk and almost forget, not a lot of tweak ability requested. It has to load an “instrument” pre recorded manually or automatic from me. Mpcs are an option but I had a mpc1k years ago and wasn’t 100% my thing, I know that the newer one are different but… maybe

The above suggestions are all very good, just wanted to also throw Disting Ex in the mix. It can autosample multisample kits. It will be a bit more fiddly but then again it can also do a whole lot more besides.

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I am on the same boat, trying to find a polyphonic hardware sampler. I do not even care about multisampling. So far the closest to me seems to be a newer MPC, probably the Live because you can add an SSD and store GBs of sounds on it. I do own HW samplers like Emax and ESI4000 but besides that they sounds awesome the sampling workflow is just cumbersome. I wished Elektron would do a polyphonic sampler because I love the workflow. But hey, it is only 2021! It WILL come one day.

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I’d put all the “notes” in a loop and then pick a piece of hardware that does slicing and slice sequencing well. Or pick something that does polyphony well and just sample a few octaves of C notes and load 'em up.

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Would the SP404 MK2 read multisamples?