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Taiseiyou
Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:11 pm

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Extract root key from filename

Directwave has a feature called "Extract root key from filename", where it can get certain data about each sample from the title of the file. I am trying to use this feature to assign root note, key range, and velocity range, but I have had no success getting it to work. Would someone help spot what I am doing wrong? This is my first time attempting it.

As I understand it, the file needs to be named based on the following syntax:
[Title of sample]_[Root note]+K[Key range]+V[Velocity Range].wav

Here's an example of how I have one of my samples named:
snare.c&c.close.hit_C#5+KC#5-C#5+V121-127.wav

This is a close mic'd C&C snare hit that I am trying to map to C#5 from Velocity 121 to 127.

According to the instructions on http://www.image-line.com/support/FLHelp/html/plugins/Directwave.htm under Disk Operations Menu, this syntax should be correct.

In FL Studio, I add a new DirectWave instance to the channel rack. In the Options pane to the right under "Samples", I ensure that "Extract root key from filename" is checked. I click on the folder icon at the top-left of the DirectWave window, and select "Create program from samples". I select the folder that contains my samples and hit "OK". A window pops up with the title "Confirm" with the message "Program nr. 0 (---) will be cleared first. Are you sure?". Since I have not loaded a program yet, I assume this is referring to the default, empty program. I click "Yes". At this point, the right-hand browser pane in DirectWave navigates to the previously selected folder and that's all. No samples are loaded, no zones are specified. Simply a continuously empty window, no matter how many times I repeat the process and no matter which samples I try.

I believe I have followed the instructions, but I assume that since this isn't working, it must be user error. Can someone please tell me what I am doing wrong? Thank you.

NTO
Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:32 pm

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Re: Extract root key from filename

Have you tried something other than 'dot...
Last edited by NTO on Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:47 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Taiseiyou
Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:38 pm

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Re: Extract root key from filename

Yes, I did try that actually! I did a test on a...

NTO
Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:49 pm

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Our posts crossed in the ether! Hope you see t...

Taiseiyou
Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:01 pm

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Thank you NTO! Both your suggestions have been ...

Taiseiyou
Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:09 pm

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Here's what it looks like, including some of my...
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NTO
Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:14 pm

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Yes, I was seeing it. I only make that comment...
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Taiseiyou
Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:29 pm

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I tried loading a few differently named files t...
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Taiseiyou
Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:31 pm

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Thank you NTO! This is really helpful. Maybe I ...

NTO
Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:34 pm

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Once you create the programs, you can probably ...

Taiseiyou
Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:43 pm

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I can't seem to find a reliable way to install ...

NTO
Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:53 pm

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"All I found was a page that would let me ...

Taiseiyou
Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:57 pm

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Re: Extract root key from filename

Thanks for the reply. I'll look around. I found...

NTO
Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:01 pm

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Yes, the DW VST is a separate purchase. It is ...


NTO
Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:42 pm

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That's a hefty effort!I use this tool for the S...


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