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This is all about my Alesis D4 drum module. It's dying. It has a particular kick drum sample that I use in most of my recordings. I often replace the actual kick drum of the player's drum kit, with this particular sample. It has a nice low tone that hits you at a gut level.
The problem is that the D4 is dying. Its LCD menu screen is becoming unreadable. Note parameters are mysteriously changing to unchosen samples, mono to stereo, added reverb, etc.
So, I need to salvage this particular kick sample that resides at the 'G1' note position.
My plan is to take a recorded snippet of this sample from one of my recordings, and paste it into a new Kontakt 'instrument'. I don't need any velocity switching, but it would be nice to be able to setup velocity switching in the future.
This creation of a Kontakt instrument, could be the first step into a serious task of setting-up an elaborate instrument in the future. I might have each key contain a different sample with a different timbre. It would require a lot of time and energy, but it's something I'd like to try. It would be amazing to create a 'custom' instrument, maybe even an instrument based on complex guitar chords. For today, my goal is a new Kontakt instrument based on that EQ'd D4 low kick drum.