Soft SampleCell 3.1 Q & A
Q: Will Soft SampleCell v3.1 work with
existing authorization keys?
A: Yes, Soft SampleCell v3.1 is backward compatible with v3.0 authorization
Q: What's new in Soft SampleCell version
A: Soft SampleCell version 3.1 adds support for sample rates up
to 192 kHz and expands the simultaneous voice count up to 96.
Q: Can I mix and match samples with different
sampling rates and bit depths?
A: Yes. For example, you can use 44.1 kHz and 192 kHz samples simultaneously.
Soft SampleCell will automatically recognize the sample rate and
set its internal parameters accordingly to guarantee constant pitch.
Q: I know Pro Tools|HD supports up to
192 kHz sample rates, but what about Pro Tools LE? What happens
if I try to use 192 kHz samples with Pro Tools LE?
A: Pro Tools LE supports sample rates up to 48 kHz with Digi 001
or ToolBox, and 96 kHz with Digi 002. If the output sample rate
is set lower than the sample rate of the audio files you are attempting
to open, Soft SampleCell will automatically perform a non-destructive
sample-rate conversion when loading files into memory.
Q: What happens if I try to open a 96
kHz audio file on SampleCell II hardware?
A: The new versions of Soft SampleCell and SampleCell II Editor
support nondestructive sample-rate conversion when loading samples
to fit high definition audio files on the SampleCell II hardware.
If you are opening a 24-bit/96 kHz sample on SampleCell II, it will
automatically be dithered and converted to a 16-bit/48 kHz file.
Q: Has the Soft SampleCell latency changed
in version 3.1?
A: Generally speaking: no. Soft SampleCell's latency depends on
two factors: the selected output driver and the output sample rate.
If you increase the sample rate of a system, its latency will decrease.
For example, if you set the output driver to DirectConnect, the
standard latency will continue to be 11 ms at 44.1 kHz and change
to 5 ms at 96 kHz and less than 3 ms at 192 kHz.