Using Sampler With Adventure Kid Waveforms

Adventure Kid Waveforms


Props go to Nick's Tutorials where I first discovered the Adventure Kid wave forms along with this technique in his 2 part tutorial and Adventure Kid (Kristoffer Ekstrand) for making the waveform samples available.

From time to time I find myself wanting to explore again this approach again so in this post, I’ll be outlining the key steps although I recommend putting some time aside to watch his demonstration, you can find a link to it in the article references at the foot of this page.



- Create a MIDI track and add a Sampler

- Add some Adventure Kid wave forms to the sample layer list in Sampler

Fig 1. Sampler Layer List

Fig 1. Sampler Layer List

- Modified Sampler parameters include

Sampler Filter/Global:

- Modulating Filter Frequency, Filter Res & Filter Morph using a LFO MIDI which is mapped to these parameters

- Slow attack for a fade in pad effect together with a slow decay so that chords or notes will bleed into one another

Fig 2. Sampler Modulation

Fig 2. Sampler Modulation

Added effects:

- Reverb

Press play on the clip below to listen to the result I created using this approach:

Its a relatively quick to design sounds using this method and you’ll be surprised at what you can come up with in a short space of time. Check out the links below and you’ll soon be on your way.

What Next

Have you used the Adventure Kid waveforms and ho have you used them? Let us know in the comments.

Look out for the next post from where we'll be covering using stereo effects to create space and width in your track.

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