Hello, I’m not sure if I’m in the correct forum for this, but:
I want to start creating my own instruments and samples so I just purchased HALion 5 to use with Cubase Pro 8 and got myself a recorder to go crazy with. I’m all new to this (I have mostly worked with VST synths and ready-to-use loops and shots before), so of course I have a lot of questions and I can’t find much info or tutorials on HALion anywhere online.
First of all, I need some guidelines about how I should organise my sample library and prepare my samples for use with Cubase/HALion. If I have understood it correctly, HALion doesn’t overwrite the samples if I make changes to the pitch, start point/ending point of the loop etc, so how would you recommend me to prepare my samples before I start using them? I want to audition them, rename them, organise them in folders, find/tune the pitch, cut out the part(s) that I want to use etc before I start using them in HALion, so I have the ready-to-use samples organised on my computer, not just in HALion.
I guess there are lots of articles and tutorials out there about sampling in general, but I’m not the best googler and I thought it could be good to ask here if some of you guys have some good tips or links to articles about sampling related to Cubase/HALion. Any help is very appreciated.
Thanks in advance!
I just read in the manual for HALion that WaveLab can be used as an external sample editor, so I guess that was kind of what I was looking for. I thought WaveLab was only a mastering suite until now. So then I guess I can organize/manage my samples in MediaBay/LoopBrowser in HALion/Cubase and edit them in WaveLab? The Elements version will probably do. (I know I can edit the samples in Cubase as well but that seems a bit unpractical.)
But still, if someone has tips and teqhnique tips or links to good articles or tutorials on sampling I will still appreciate it!