Convert audio regions to EXS sample zones

You can convert one or more regions or tracks into one-note/one-sample zones of a new EXS instrument. This EXS instrument is set up on a new software instrument track, which contains trigger notes to play the zones at their original positions.

Convert audio regions to sample zones on a new sampler track

  1. Select the audio regions you want to convert in the Tracks area.

  2. Control-click one of the selected regions, then choose Convert > Convert Regions to New Sampler Track from the shortcut menu.

    Figure. Convert Regions to New Sampler Track dialog.
  3. Choose whether you want to create zones from regions or transient markers:

    • Regions: Converts the entire selected region, or regions, into an EXS zone.

    • Transient Markers: Converts only those sections between transient markers into an EXS zone.

      Note: If you create zones from transient markers, a transient detection process is performed on the audio region or regions, if not previously done.

  4. Enter the EXS instrument name in the text field. The default is the name of the first region selected.

  5. Choose settings from the Trigger Note Range pop-up menus—the lowest and highest note for the one-note zones created in the new sampler instrument.

  6. Click OK to perform the conversion.

    Figure. Tracks area showing result of converting region to new sampler track.

    A new software instrument track is created, below the selected track, on which the EXS24 is inserted. MIDI regions with ascending trigger notes are created on this track. The new track and regions are selected, while the processed regions are muted and deselected.

Note: The EXS samples are saved to the project only if the File > Project Settings > Assets > “Copy EXS samples into project” setting is turned on. The EXS instrument is saved to the project, regardless of this setting.