Digital Sound & Music: Concepts, Applications, & Science, Chapter 6, last updated 6/25/2013
Figure 6.38 Editing sample loop points
In some sample editors you can also add other metadata that saves you programming time
later. For WAV and AIF files, you can add information about the root pitch of the sample and the
range of notes this sample should cover. You can also add information about the loop behavior.
For example, do you want the sample to continue to loop during the release of the amplitude
envelope, or do you want it to start playing through to the end of the file? You could set the
sample not to loop at all and instead play as a “one shot” sample. This means the sample ignores
Note Off events and play the sample from beginning to end every time. Some samplers can read
that metadata and do some pre-programming for you on the sampler when you load the sample.