Learn how to use our sample libraries

Please note that Defective Nation Strives to ensure that our products are extremely easy to use. However we also understand that some people may have some difficulty in using our products. In most cases if you hit a problem you should first seek a solution from within your samplers documentation or on forums as, unfortunately, we can only offer support for our own products.

For questions regarding the legalities of using a Defective Nation sample library please take a look at our FAQ page.


Some General Help

As most of our sales are for the samplers Kontakt and EXS24 here are a few things to keep in mind when using our sample libraries. Generally speaking using our sample collections should prove to be pretty straightforward but here are a few guidelines which you may find useful.

1. As our collections are very large they will take up considerable space on your hard drive. It is always a good idea to have your main hard drive dedicated to running your DAW and another to hold all of your samples. If you have an extensive collection there is no harm in using more than one hard drive to store your samples however it is not a good idea to have them dotted around here there and everywhere so create a folder on your main sample hard drive and place our collection in this folder.

2. Open your sampler and navigate to the folder and load one of our instruments.

3. If you feel that you do not want to use all of our samples in a particular instrument it is adviseable to create a new folder and put a copy of the instrument to be editen into the new folder. Although you can always copy instruments from our DVDs when you are reducing the number of samples per octave it is common to reduce the number to far thus creating a rather static sound across the octaves so it is easier to just delete that instrument and copy it from the original folder again until you find that you have edited the instrument to your satisfaction.

We strongly advise that you do not reduce the number of samples per octave as we have carefully sampled each note to create a sound that is almost indistinguishable from the original instrument. Reducing the number of samples will remove some of the subtle changes that can occur between semi-tones, especially in old analogie synthesisers. Obviously this advice does not apply to any budget sample collections we create as these collections are already optimised with a reduced number of samples per octave.


If you find that you are still having difficulties using our products please do not hesitate to contact us

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