Hi Ted. I downloaded your Toy Piano Ensemble last week. What a wonderful idea. I’m working in Studio One 4.1. This has afforded me an opportunity to learn more about my DAW and about how this whole sample instrument thing works.
I couldn’t load up the instrument in the file. So, I created my own in S1 using the Sample XT stock instrument/sampler. I also can’t utilize the velocity layers. These aren’t problems.
I haven’t seen anyone in Studio One yet. The file I created has the samples which I edited the lengths of and a generic instrument format.
First, I’m not sure how to attribute the ‘instrument’ but I want to share it if you think that would be helpful.
Second, I used it in my first ever ‘real’ song created with instruments in a DAW. (Not my first foray into composition, though!)
My own invention based on Christian’s Pianobook idea is a Cowbell Piano – it came out pretty well and I wanted to use it in a song. I want to tweak a couple of things and maybe upload it here when I’m ready.
listening to the track again on Soundcloud: the toy piano has a lot more presence in my original, so this might not highlight it as much as I thought. (compression algorithm?)