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NAME
       korg2gig	- Convert sound	files from KORG	to GigaStudio format.

SYNOPSIS
       korg2gig	[-v] [-f] [--interpret-names] FILE1 [ FILE2 ...	] NEWFILE

DESCRIPTION
       This  tool takes	a list of KORG sound files, used with KORG synthesizer
       keyboards like Trinity, Triton, OASYS, M3 or Kronos, and	converts  them
       to  a  Gigasampler/GigaStudio  (.gig)  file.  All  input	KORG files are
       merged to a single (.gig) output	file.

       For each	KORG "multi-sample" (.KMP) file	a separate GigaStudio  instru-
       ment  will  be  created	in  the	output (.gig) file. KORG Sample	(.KSF)
       files referenced	by such	multi-sample (.KMP)  files  are	 automatically
       detected, loaded	and written to the output (.gig) file as well. Assign-
       ments of	samples	to keyboard regions, sample loops and other minor  ar-
       ticulation information are converted as well.  But note,	the multi-sam-
       ple (.KMP) form is very primitive. It does NOT save the detailed	artic-
       ulation	information of your KORG keyboard like envelopes, LFO and fil-
       ter settings. Those information are stored in a separate	program	(.PCG)
       file.

       Unfortunately  there is no support for KORG's program/combinations/bank
       (.PCG) files yet. Have a	look at	option	--interpret-names for a	 work-
       around.	Because	of this	lack of	support	for .PCG files,	you still have
       to adjust the articulation settings in the output  (.gig)  file	after-
       wards with an instrument	editor application like	gigedit(1).

       If  you	are  explicitly	 passing KORG sample (.KSF) files as well, and
       they are	not referenced by any "multi-sample"  (.KMP)  file  you	 might
       have passed, then those orphaned	samples	are added to the output	(.gig)
       file in a separate sample group called "Not referenced".	That  way  you
       can  easily distinguish samples in the output (.gig) file which are ac-
       tually used by one of the instruments, and the  samples	that  are  not
       used yet.

       NOTE: This tool might need quite	a lot RAM at the moment. Approximately
       it will allocate	as much	RAM as the expected output .gig	file  will  be
       in  size. So make sure you have enough free RAM and/or swap space, oth-
       erwise this tool	might crash if it cannot  allocate  the	 required  RAM
       space.

OPTIONS
	FILE1 [	FILE2 ... ]
	      A	list of	input KORG sound (.KMP or .KSF)	files. You must	supply
	      at least one KORG	file. KORG sample (.KSF) files	referenced  in
	      the  so  called  "multi-sample" (.KMP) file(s) are automatically
	      detected and loaded. So in most cases you	would just  pass  .KMP
	      file(s) as input file argument(s).

	NEWFILE
	      Output  file  in	Gigasampler/GigaStudio	(.gig) format. If this
	      output file already exists, korg2gig will	abort  with  an	 error
	      message unless you specify  -f as	argument as well.

	-v    print version and	exit

	-f    Overwrite	output file if it already exists.

	 --interpret-names
	      Try  to  guess left/right	sample pairs and velocity splits. This
	      is a nasty workaround for	the fact that there is no support  for
	      reading  KORG  .PCG  files yet. If you manually named the	multi-
	      samples (.KMP files) on your keyboard in a  scheme  like	"PIANO
	      003-120 -R" it will interpret the	two hints as a)	velocity split
	      range (in	this example from velocity 3 to	 120)  and  b)	stereo
	      sample  pairs  (in this case the multi-sample contains the right
	      channel).	Of course you can also omit one	or both	hints  if  you
	      don't  want  to  have a velocity split or	stereo sample pair for
	      certain instruments or regions.

SEE ALSO
       korgdump(1),   gigedit(1),   rifftree(1),   akaidump(1),	   gigdump(1),
       sf2dump(1), dlsdump(1)

BUGS
       Check and report	bugs at	http://bugs.linuxsampler.org

Author
       Application   and   manual   page   written  by	Christian  Schoenebeck
       <cuse@users.sf.net>

libgig 4.3.0			  10 May 2014			   korg2gig(1)

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