SamplerBox is an electronic musical instrument. Drop audio samples onto it, hook up a MIDI keyboard, and you'll be able to play with realistic piano, organ, drums, etc. sounds!
The Samplerbox is a small device that plays pre-recorded instrumental sounds when it receives MIDI commands. Vintage products that do this include: ASR-10/EPS/Mirage samplers. Here are other similar products: Sound Modules
It's sample player. It's a MIDI sound module. It is a ROMpler. It stores the sounds of instruments and plays notes from those instruments when it receives MIDI note commands. Those sounds can be any WAV files. You can freely download sound files (samples and sample-sets) over the Internet, or you can record them yourself and copy the sound files into SampleBox. It can then receive MIDI from a MIDI keyboard controller, or any other MIDI device and play the sounds out an ordinary line-out jack.
The original Samplerbox project is described at this website:. https://www.samplerbox.org/ However that's outdated now. We're providing current (May 2023), much easier build instructions at http://chromakinetics.com/samplerbox/.
Extensive, detailed information on the latest Samplerbox development is at: https://homspace.nl/samplerbox/ Note: this website may be offline. Use the Wayback Machine to view the archived version of that website if necessary. There are a whole lot of pro-level features documented there that you can access, depending on how much complexity you want to deal with.
Good article on using a Samplerbox as a Mellotron replacement SamplerboxMellotronArticle.pdf
MIDI SysEx Patch Loader / MIDI snippet player
MidiCommander is a CircuitPython app running on a PyGamer with a MIDI Featherwing plugged in and with an SDcard. It enables a user to "play" syx and .mic files containing snippets of MIDI commands, stored in folders of "playlists" on the SDcard, out to connected MIDI devices. It may be used to send MIDI data to several devices to configure a MIDI setup for each song during a gig.
- Files containing MIDI command bytes are to be stored on the SDcard in the /syx folder and its subfolders. The joystick UI enables navigation to subfolders.
- Filenames and folder names that start with a period are ignored.
- Only files with a .syx or .mic extension are seen by this program
- You can put any MIDI command bytes into a .mic or .syx file and this will send whatever is in the file, so you can send Program Change, CC and other - you are not limited to SYSEX commands. You can put all the MIDI commands needed to configure your rig for a song in one file.
- Arrange the files in a folder in the order of your setlist and then during a gig, simply choose the file and press a button to send it -- and all your MIDI instruments are configured for the song.
- Press the B button for Help