Anyone have experience with making sample packs with the intention of using them as a virtual instrument? I recently got a bunch of Morfbeats stuff and I’m loving it, and thought it would be a fun project to try multisampling it sufficiently to make a passable virtual instrument. I’m curious if anyone here has gone down this road before and has any tips. It seems like the bulk of the work will be the actual sampling itself - controlling variables, recording technique etc. Beyond that I’ve found some guides like this one for turning those into a Kontakt instrument. This all seems pretty manageable so far, but then I thought to myself maybe it’s just a hop, skip, and a jump from there to turn it into an actual plugin (AU/VST/whatever), where I could customize the interface and so on, and perhaps have more flexibility.
I’m especially interested to hear from anyone who has made their own plugins and can comment on the relative difficulty of that path vs creating a Kontakt instrument (for someone who can code but hasn’t written any VSTs before).