custom als file mods

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custom als file mods

Post by mrniceguy863 » Sat Nov 03, 2018 4:41 pm

I was creating a new drum rack consisting of a bunch of chord samples (one chord sample per simpler, one simpler per drum pad), when i realized that, while I was able to simply select all my audio clips and drag them into the drum rack to load them up, it was not a quick or easy task to add midi or audio effects to each of the resulting simplers in the drum pads. Additionally, while some of the parameters on the simplers have the "copy to siblings" command in the right-click dropdown, there are are also some parameters that do not have this function (warp being one of them).

To solve this problem, I unzipped the .als file and wrote a python script to parse the resulting xml file, and handle the tedious tasks for me programmatically. It's very simplistic right now and a bit messy, but if there's interest, I'd be happy to clean it up and put it on github.

Anyone else have experience with this problem, or with modifying their .als files for any reason?

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Re: custom als file mods

Post by pottering » Sat Nov 03, 2018 7:17 pm



In the past I just dropped ALS in a text editor, so I thought they were binary.

Thanks for the unzip tip!

I definitely have interest in the tool too, of course.

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