I am currently studying for a BA (Hons) in Music Production. Part of my assignment requires the creation of sample-based software instruments (namely, Kontakt instruments).
I am creating a cinematic drum package, the key features of which are:
Tempo-synched Construction loops placed on keys C3 – D3 (the loops increase in complexity further up
Multi-velocity sampling used within each loop
Modwheel control introduces varying degrees of glitched samples
Key switching between “Loop” and “Kit”. Kit Mode enables MIDI compatible drum kit. Create your own performances with the clean/glitched sounds used in the loops!
Free Instruments for taking part!
As part of the research and development element of this assignment, I would appreciate any feedback from composers and sound designers, whether professional or enthusiast. I will give a free copy of this software to everyone taking part!
What would you like to see included with such an instrument?
What do you consider fair policy with regards to End-User Licence Agreements?
How do you feel about restricted access to included samples within such instruments? (Many libraries allow you to load preset patches without giving direct access to the included sample content).
What time signature ranges would you typically require from such an instrument?
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Your answers will be used as part of my research.
If you’d prefer to remain anonymous, please state this at the end of the survey.
Thank you for your time,