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#2340714 - Yesterday at 06:52 PM Kawai VPC1, Kontakt 5 and Galaxy Vintage D
Emiliano Online   content
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Registered: 09/14/13
Posts: 64
Loc: London, UK
I finally got my VPC1 last friday and I couldn't be happier; although a stunning instrument, doesn't make me feel nostalgic about the CS7 I had in Belgium.
I'll make a thread with pictures and details about the setting in the next few days in case it'll be useful to other members of the blog.
In the meanwhile, I'm fooling around with the Kontakt 5 settings and have some doubts about the best "sample rate" for the Galaxy Vintage D.
My Macbook Pro (ssd, so it's quite fast) can handle no prob the 64 Samples latency, but I'm not sure if I should keep the Sample Rate to 44100, 48000, 88200 or 96000 ...
Any heads up?

Thanx in advance :-)

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#2340727 - Yesterday at 07:29 PM Re: Kawai VPC1, Kontakt 5 and Galaxy Vintage D [Re: Emiliano]
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Registered: 09/06/07
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Emiliano, congrats on your VPC1 (and move from Belgium to England...).

Regarding your query, I doubt there's a major difference in audio quality between the different sample rates (although latency may be affected). Assuming Galaxy Vintage D utilises 48 kHz sample data, I would set Kontakt's output to match.

Having said that, perhaps Kontakt's effects/reverb processing would benefit slightly from the higher sample rate?

Cheers,
James
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#2340731 - Yesterday at 07:46 PM Re: Kawai VPC1, Kontakt 5 and Galaxy Vintage D [Re: Emiliano]
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Thank You James, I'm SO excited....I'm here fooling around with "Autumn in New York" as I type :-)
I heard that the "Sample Rate" has to match the sample data of the Galaxy, but how do I know?
44 or 48?

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#2340740 - Yesterday at 08:07 PM Re: Kawai VPC1, Kontakt 5 and Galaxy Vintage D [Re: Emiliano]
Kawai James Offline
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I'm afraid I don't know, although it may be possible to load the samples into a wave editor to check their properties.

Please note that with modern technology it may be fine to use different sample rates for the source wave data and audio output...

Cheers,
James
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#2340750 - Yesterday at 08:56 PM Re: Kawai VPC1, Kontakt 5 and Galaxy Vintage D [Re: Emiliano]
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Registered: 04/15/09
Posts: 1896
Loc: Pennsylvania
Well, there is always the "play and listen" test.

If something sounds better then use that, otherwise ... flip a coin.
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#2340825 - Today at 05:03 AM Re: Kawai VPC1, Kontakt 5 and Galaxy Vintage D [Re: Emiliano]
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Registered: 12/13/12
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Hi Emiliano

I run the Galaxy Vintage D at 44.1 Khz on my Motu Ultralite Hybrid and sounds just fine, I tried also at 48Khz but I don't hear any sensible improvement so I prefer the lower rate to lessen the stress on the CPU & disk (though I also have an i5 and a SSD so not really a problem)


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#2340833 - 1 minute 44 seconds ago Re: Kawai VPC1, Kontakt 5 and Galaxy Vintage D [Re: dmd]
Emiliano Online   content
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Registered: 09/14/13
Posts: 64
Loc: London, UK
Originally Posted By: dmd
Well, there is always the "play and listen" test.

If something sounds better then use that, otherwise ... flip a coin.


thanx dmd, pianistically I'm not seasoned enough to tell the difference, so I guess it's a bit of a toss up btw the two parameters....

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