Ever get the feeling there are too many PCM wav’s in your ROMpler.
I started a bit of a thought experiment by listing all the PCM’s on Korg M3, Krome and Kronos. About 3995 PCM names excluding most of the drums one-shots. Surely you don’t need that many …
Using some simple data reduction like removing numbers and the list is suddenly 1590 unique names. A lot of them are still samples of differing volume and stereo pans.
 Added the Synth nodes. Fell over with the Kronos but worked well enough with the Krome and M3. Seems to organise with Krome only PCM on the left and M3 only PCM on the right and PCM on both in the middle.
Getting a bit more harsh on data reduction to only 1 version of each primary unique name in an attempt to get a root set of PCM sampled instruments.
|Synth||Root PCMs||Spec PCM|
|Korg Kronos||465||1505+1036 EXs|
Drilling into these a bit more. I came up with my Root PCM Data list. Interesting to split out what is really different in the PCM data sets between synths. Answering a question I had … what sounds do you get on each and which are unique and do I even miss them :>
Suppose I should go back and include my M1 PCM data list too. From memory, its only 100 PCM’s … interesting not much has changed in the last 30 years apart from increment expanding of the library of available PCM’s and sample quantity/quality as hardware capability has improved.