We wanted to clear up any confusion about which sounds to order and what format to pick when placing an order at our web site. It’s understandable that with the large number of products in our catalog and the many formats available, there is bound to be some confusion.
Basically, there are two main sections of our web site. The “Patch” Section and the “Sample City” Section.
Regarding our “Sound Patch Libraries”: You can NOT order any of our synthesizer “Sound Patch” collections unless you have the same synthesizer listed at our web site. Lets use the Oberheim OB8 as an example: YOU HAVE TO HAVE A OBERHIEM OB8 IF YOU WANT TO BUY OUR OBERHEIM OB8 PATCHES!! These Patches were created specifically for the Oberheim OB8 and get loaded into the OB8′s internal memory and a OB8 is required to access them. You can NOT load these sounds into your hardware or software sampler or any other instrument besides a OB8.
So anything that’s labeled “patches” fits into this category. If your anywhere in the Roland, Korg, Yamaha, Kawai, Sequential or Oberheim section of our web site then anything we have for sale over there are considered “Patches”.
That’s not to say that you can’t get some really cool Oberheim OB8 sounds for your software or hardware sampler. You just need to go to the Sample City part of kidnepro.com to find it. What we have done is “Digitally Sample” some of the best sounds from our OB8 patch collection and turn them into AIFF, WAV, Akai, Kontakt, and many other sample based formats. You can find all of that at our “Sample City” section of our web site. This is where you want to go if you are looking for new sounds for your hardware or software sampler.
Getting back to our OB8 patches it may be a bit confusing when you see that at the OB8 page it say’s they are available in WAV file format. In this case the WAV format means that instead of purchasing the data cassette tape which gets loaded though the OB8′s cassette port, you can purchase the WAV file from us. We have saved the cassette data as a WAV file so that it can be downloaded from us. Once you download it from us, just connect your computer audio card output to your synths cassette interface input and you can load in the sounds the same way you would from a cassette tape. The files will open in any program that plays .WAV files. This is true for any of the vintage synths that we sell patches for that load in sounds via the old style cassette interface. This includes instruments like the Roland Juno 106, Juno 60, Jupiter-6 Jupiter-8, Korg Poly 800, DW6000 and DW8000 as well as a few others.
So basically the main thing to remember is that “Patches” are for your synthesizer (and you need to have the same synth) and “Samples” are for your digital sampler.
Another issue which we would like to address is the various “formats” available. There are several different formats, so try and take a look at the options available before placing an order. We have put together a web page which fills you in on all the different options. You can find it “OVER HERE”. Please try and have a look at it before ordering and it should address most of your questions.
Also note that our online order form has a “comments” section in which we ask you to include the synthesizer or sampler that your working with. Please include that along with any other info about your computer set up or anything else that you think might be helpful. That will help us avoid any mistakes when processing your order and make sure that your getting the right stuff!
If after reading this your still confused then don’t worry. Just give us a call at: 718-732-0553 or email us with a brief description of your set up and we will be happy to answer any questions that you might have.