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
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
Here’s how it works:
- Start from scratch, or load any format (Constructor uses the
acclaimed Chicken Systems Translator™ engine) into a
- 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
- 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
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
All Updates are free; you can update from the program itself or check the manual for the location of the Update Area.