Auto Sampler makes it easy to create sampler instruments you can use in MainStage and Logic Pro. You can create a sampler instrument from a MIDI-capable hardware synthesiser, from a software instrument, or from a combination of synthesisers, software instruments and effect plug-ins. Use the Round Robin and Velocity Editor features to create more dynamic sampler instruments.
If the audio source you want to sample sounds slightly different each time you play it, you can capture these variations using Round Robin. Capture up to eight of these variations per each sampled note. In the Auto Sampler, select the number of variations you want to sample by clicking the Round Robin pop-up menu.
After Auto Sampler has finished sampling and you've loaded the new instrument into the Sampler, you can hear how each consecutive note plays a slightly different sample. This variation can result in more expressive, natural sounding performances.
You can use the Velocity Editor to customise velocity layers before you start sampling a source. Hold the pointer over either the Velocity Layers or Velocity Response pop-up menu to view the editor in the bottom of the window.
Above, the editor shows five layers, with a standard linear response. Each velocity is shown as a horizontal blue line, with its velocity displayed. Drag the lines up or down to adjust their velocities.
When you've manually adjusted one or more velocity layers, the Velocity Response menu displays Custom.