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Chicken Systems Constructor
Chicken Systems Constructor


 

Chicken Systems Constructor

Platform-Independent Instrument Editor
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Chicken Systems Constructor

Constructor™ is a powerful multi-instrument, cross-platform Instrument editor. It allows you to build any Instrument of any format, either by starting from scratch, or by importing any Instrument format as a starting point. You can merge Instruments or create Banks of Instrument, to export into one of the common Bank formats that exist (such as GigaStudio, SoundFont, or EmulatorX).

Many, if not all, samplers have their own editors presented as interfaces to their playback engines. Sometimes these editors are capable, sometimes not. Since the manufacters have to focus so strongly on their playback engines, sometimes the creation and editing area isn't as powerful as it can be. Additionally, it is always hardwired in to the sample format and layout it is editing.

Constructor™ looks at Instruments in generic fashion, allowing you to design an Instrument from scratch, or edit one an existing one. The concept is very similar to a graphics program that opens and saves many graphics formats (such as TIFF, JPEG, GIF, PNG). When you edit a graphic, you mostly don't care what format you are editing - a picture is a picture. To Constructor™, an Instrument is an Instrument.

And just like a graphic editor, Constructor™ uses a superclass format, called a Project, to store all the information that the export format may not need. Constructor™ implements some very creative ways to link your output file with your Projects.

Constructor™ supports most every professional hardware and software sampler created, popular and obscure, supported and non-supported . It uses Chicken Systems powerful and time-tested Translator™ technology to read and write a complete set of formats. Constructor™ can resurrect your ancient piece of gear with the ability to create and edit Instruments without having to use a kludgy and archaic interface.

Constructor™ has a powerful set of structure-editing and parameter-editing tools. Add velocity splits or keyrange splits effortlessly. Group any set of samples without limits. Arrange Key-switches or Round-Robin chains. The list goes on.

Constructor™ is available in both Mac and Windows. Constructor™ is consistently supported by Chicken Systems, with updates appearing frequently.


Here’s how it works:

  • Start from scratch, or load any format (Constructor uses the acclaimed Chicken Systems Translator™ engine) into a platform-independent workspace.
  • View this workspace in any “skin” you wish - as the Instrument will look in, say, SoundFont terms, GigaStudio terms, Kontakt terms, HALion terms, EmulatorX terms... anything.
  • Now edit your new Instrument, using the wide variety of powerful tools Constructor makes available to you.
  • Build your Instrument by importing one or more sample files FROM ANY SOURCE; and this can include whole or partial Programs FROM ANY SOURCE.
  • Delete any range.
  • Put objects into Groups, to edit them partially or as a whole.
  • Edit in proportional terms or absolute terms
  • Batch processing, using Macros or Scripts, makes this a sample designer’s dream.
  • Listen to the Instrument in full glory as you are editing. Solo or Mute any key range or group. Control your sound via computer keystrokes or via MIDI.
  • Launch wavedata out to your favorite sample editor and bring it back.
  • When you are done, simply save into ANY FORMAT you desire. You can save into multiple formats automatically, or separate any range into individual parts.

Supported Platforms Mac: OSX 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.7 Lion, 10.6 Snow Leopard, 10.5 Leopard, 10.4 Tiger; PPC and Intel processors (Universal Binary) - Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP3

Update Policy All Updates are free; you can update from the program itself or check the manual for the location of the Update Area.

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