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Cutupsampler http://www.markbreedlove.com/cutupsampler ========================================= Cutupsampler is a program for Mac OS X that performs a cut-up of a sound file and maps the various cuts to keys on a MIDI keyboard or computer keyboard. Whereas most samplers are concerned with playing a particular sample at musical pitches on the keyboard, or playing discrete samples that are mapped individually to specific keys, Cutupsampler's approach is to divide a single sound among multiple keys - fracturing the original sound, without any attempt to transpose the cuts to musical pitches. When you load a sound into Cutupsampler, it slices the sound up into a controllable number of cuts. However, with Cutupsampler, some amount of control is deliberately lost to the cut-up phenomenon, since sound is mapped out evenly among the specified number of keys. Aspects of the original sound can be discovered by performing its fragments outside of their original sequence. Some cuts may be useful to you and some may not. You can experiment with changing the number of cuts, and seeing where their boundaries lie, by changing the number of keys over which the original sample is mapped. There is no ability at the moment to control where the cuts are made (for example, at beats or transients, or spaced out by hand at irregular intervals), but it is possible that such functionality could be added in a later version. Cutupsampler's driving design goal up to this point has been to provide more of a cut-up experience, where a certain degree of control is relinquished to the act of (semi) randomly cutting up the sound and then playing with the fragments. Though it does not attempt to be an all-purpose sampler or synthesizer, it has a number of options for shaping its sound in real-time. You can shift its playback speed, play it forward or reverse, make the cuts loop while their keys are pressed, assign all of the keys an amplitude envelope, and add tremolo, ring modulation, and vibrato effects. Installation / Uninstallation ----------------------------- To install Cutupsampler, simply drag the application (Cutupsampler.app) to wherever you want to keep it. To uninstall, drag Cutupsampler.app to your Trash, as well as the folder named "Cutupsampler Preferences Folder" inside of Library/Preferences, under your home folder. Copyright and Licenses ---------------------- Copyright (C) 2013 Mark Breedlove <http://www.markbreedlove.com> Please see License.txt for license terms and conditions. This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version. This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details. You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program, in License.txt. If not, see <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>. This software incorporates the MSP en_analyzer~ object, which is copyright by Echo Nest Corporation. Please see the file named License-en_analyzer.txt, included alongside this file. Contact ------- http://www.markbreedlove.com/cutupsampler (Cutupsampler website) http://www.markbreedlove.com/contact (Contact the author)