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Samplitude Tips & Tricks

Samplitude remains my favorite DAW of all time, and I have tried quite a few. However there are a few things that'll make it a more smooth ride, so I'll share a few things that I hope will help.


As an old SoundForge user, I have certain expecations to certain things being following that standard, e.g. cursor up = zoom in, cursor down = zoom out. You see this in CoolED and Wavosaur too. The defaults that Samplitude ships with are obscure and seem inefficient for fast operation, so there's a suggestion that makes it resemble those classic .wav editors much more.


If you want to try out Samplitude, I strongly recommend loading these. Click Y and do this:


Make each new record take become a separate .wav file

By default Samplitude puts all recordings into one big .wav file. If you think this behavior is confusing, simply enable this checkbox:


Avoid leaving .HDP and .H2 files everywhere

Edit the file %ProgramData%\MAGIX\Samplitude Pro X6 Suite\Sam_x64.ini
Find the [Setup] section and make sure these two keys are there with the following values:
AllHdpFilesInSubDirectory=0 AllHdpFilesInOneDirectory=1
The temp files will be generated in %USERPROFILE%\Documents\MAGIX\Samplitude Pro X6 Suite\Project Files\

Hardware Controller

Tool to auto generate Hardware Controller setup.

Envelope Color

You may have noticed that Options / Design / Colors / "Sample Envelope" doesn't work. To fix this, edit the file "C:\Program Files\MAGIX\Samplitude Pro X4 Suite\bitmaps\Carbon\VIP.ini" and change the line that says usev11coloring=1 into usev11coloring=0

For inspiration, here's the color scheme that I use.

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