What it is
This is a java application for generating sample map files automatically by scanning the file system. Runs on both OSX and Windows.
OSX users should be able to just double-click the .jar file, if you are using windows then you have to have java installed, get it from here.
Java Application : MapFileBuilder.jar
Source Code : MapFileBuilder-src.zip
NOTE : This zip contains the original application source code which is written in Ruby. The source code for the current java version is available via SVN from here
1. Choose an output directory for the map files
2. Choose an input directory where your samples are.
The program will recursively scan the directory tree starting at the selected sample directory. It will create a sample map for each directory (or multiple maps if there are more than 128 samples in that directory).
The map file names are created from the 2 directories above the samples, so if your samples are in C:samplesdrumsmachines707 the map will be called machines_707.map.
Each sample is mapped to just one key, starting from 0.
1: fix root note to 60.
If its not locked then the roots are set to the same position as the sample (i.e. 0,1,2,3 etc). If it is locked then, well, you guessed it, they are all set to 60.
If loop is ticked then each map entry will be set to loop for the full length of the sample. Setting this will make the map building a bit slower as it has to open every file and see how many sample frames are in it.