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Using Samplerbox

Instructions for Samplerbox using Raspberry Pi 3B+ and Pimoroni Audio Pirate LineOut

Aug 19, 2021 Glenn Meader glenn@chromakinetics.com

Extensive, detailed information on the latest Samplerbox development is at: https://homspace.nl/samplerbox/

Using Samplerbox

Connect a speaker, a USB MIDI keyboard, and the power supply cord to the Raspberry PI.

When Samplerbox boots up, you see this.
If you press keys on your MIDI keyboard, you should be hearing sounds coming from the speaker.
Startup Screen

Mode: Keyb means this instrument set is played as regular samples that continue as long as a key is pressed.
It shows you have the 0 Demo instrument set loaded.
Scale and Chord are empty so those features are not enabled

It shows the WIFI IP address that you can use to connect a browser to the SamplerBox's internal webserver to control it. Just type into yor browser address field. (use the IP address shown on your Samplerbox, of course.)

The A and B buttons scroll up and down in the menu.

The X button selects the current menu item
The Y button goes back to the previous menu level.

Changing the Instrument Set

Press the X button to see the Generalmenu
Main menu - General
Press the X button to select the Preset menu item
General menu - Preset
Now you can scroll through the available presets (Instrument Sets) using the A and B buttons. The instrument set will immediately load.
General - Preset - Demo voice
The 0 Demo voice of the 0 Demo Instrument set.

Obtaining Samples

There are some sample files you can download from this website (see Samples at the top of the page)

There's more about obtaining samples for SAmplerbox here: https://homspace.nl/samplerbox/SBsamples.html