PulpoAudio
Virtual Percussion Instruments

Tentacle Sample Player



Tentacle Sample Player is the new PulpoAudio Instrument Plug-In.  It hosts all PulpoAudio instruments in one only VST® / AU instrument. No more several Plug-Ins (one for each instrument) in your VST Plug-Ins list, now it's only Tentacle....... (which also makes it easier for us to update versions).


Just load Tentacle into your DAW and select the desired instrument in the Library tab:


Enjoy playing


Create, edit, test and interchange patterns in the PatternControl tab


The Pattern Player feature will then play your patterns in your sequencer using key switches....



Tentacle Sample Player is available as VST3/AU Plug-In (64 bit) for Windows and MAc in two versions:

  • 1 Output (Stereo) Plug-In
  • 8 Outputs (8xStereo) Plug-In

Read this carefully

The Tentacle Player has been developed under GLP V3 license using the JUCE library (http://www.juce.com/).
Tentacle and all the instrument libraries have been developed in first place for my private usage. I have so far worked with it on Windows 10 using Cubase LE AI Elements 9 and it  does the job for me. 
However, I can't promise it'll work on other DAWs. Especially the Pattern Player/Editor features depend on certain properties of the individual DAW.
All of he mentioned items may suffer from one or another bug.... in fact, they'll surely have bugs, as every other software does. I just can't cover all user behaviours/workflows and technical preconditions in my tests.  In the case that you find a bug, or that something does not work for you, or that you'd like to suggest or comment something...  contact me at pulpo@pulpoaudio.com  and i'll be happy to give support or to fix problems.
You may feel like being abused to test a premature software.... yes, you are somehow testing this (and helping me). After all, it's not only free, it's also non-profit and do-it-in-my-sparetime....This is the deal. If you have a problem with this aproach,  I advise you to just don't download and use it.
If you want to try it anyway,  continue reading below... :-)


Installation guide

Windows (VST3)

  • Download the Tentacle Player from the link below and move the .vst3 file to C:\Program Files\Common Files\VST3
    (At this place Cubase finds the PlugIn. It may be that other DAWs need to have it installed in a different folder. Read your DAWs manual to see where.)
  • After that, download the instrument .bin and .ptn files from the instruments section on this website  and move them to C:\Users\(YourUser)\Documents\PulpoAudio\Tentacle.  For the first time, you'll have to create the folders manually.
    The .bin files are the actual instrument library files containing the samples and the instrument definition. 
    The .ptn files are the pattern files for the instrument. No .ptn file, no Pattern Editor/Player feature....
  • Then, start your DAW, create an instrument track with Tentacle (Stereo or 8-Bus version), click on an instrument in the library tab and enjoy playing.


Mac  (AU)


  • Download the Tentacle Player zip file from the link below, unzip it and move the .component file to /Users/(YourUser)/Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/Components
  • After that, download the instrument .bin and .ptn files from the instruments section on this website  and move them to /Users/(YourUser)/Documents/PulpoAudio/Tentacle.  For the first time, you'll have to create the folders manually.
    The .bin files are the actual instrument library files containing the samples and the instrument definition. 
    The .ptn files are the pattern files for the instrument. No .ptn file, no Pattern Editor/Player feature....
  • Then, start your DAW, create an instrument track with Tentacle (Stereo or 8-Bus version), click on an instrument in the library tab and enjoy playing.


Download

By downloading this software you agree to the End User License Agreement (EULA). Please read it carefully.

Tentacle Player ( VST3 64bit Stereo version)
Tentacle_1Bus.vst3 (5.89MB)
Tentacle Player ( VST3 64bit Stereo version)
Tentacle_1Bus.vst3 (5.89MB)
Tentacle Player (VST3 64bit 8-bus version)
Tentacle_8Bus.vst3 (5.89MB)
Tentacle Player (VST3 64bit 8-bus version)
Tentacle_8Bus.vst3 (5.89MB)
Tentacle Player Manual
TentaclePlayer_Guide_0.9.pdf (503.75KB)
Tentacle Player Manual
TentaclePlayer_Guide_0.9.pdf (503.75KB)


Tentacle Player (AU 64 bit Stereo version)
Tentacle_1Bus.component.zip (1.82MB)
Tentacle Player (AU 64 bit Stereo version)
Tentacle_1Bus.component.zip (1.82MB)
Tentacle Player (AU 64bit 8-bus version)
Tentacle_8Bus.component.zip (1.86MB)
Tentacle Player (AU 64bit 8-bus version)
Tentacle_8Bus.component.zip (1.86MB)



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