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How To Play A Sampled Sound With Note Track???

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How To Play A Sampled Sound With Note Track???

This has driven me crazy every time I try to play with Audiotool. I want to take a sound I recorded and have access to playing it in different pitches, via the note track. This seems like the most basic synth-type action - sample a sound and turn it into an instrument. Yet why is it not an option on any sample, to simply make a note track by rick clicking on its box?

I assume there's some work around by routing the sample into one of the confusing synths, someone please explain... I know it can be done but god knows it's not in any intuitive way.

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    Jordi Moragues

    2 weeks ago

    Unfortunately, AT doesn't have a dedicated sampler device that can do this yet. The usual way to go around this limitation is to use the Machiniste: Machiniste Load your sample in several sample slots and use the Pitch knob to detune each instance by the desired amount. Then you can trigger each "note" with the sequencer, note track or keyboard. Alternatively, you can load your sample in a single slot and use the Pitch Modulation knob to set how the intensity of sequencer hits affects sample pitch.

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      Jordi Moragues

      2 weeks ago

      No, unfortunately you can't add more slots to a Machiniste. But 9 slots give you more than an octave if you're working with a diatonic scale. As @Known As I said, this is enough for most good melodies. And, depending on your melody, you might not need every note, allowing you to cover a wider range. The Pitch knob gives you a range of +/- 2 octaves. If you use the second method, you could theoretically have 100 different pitches spread over 2 octaves using a single slot.

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      Known As I

      2 weeks ago

      You shouldn't pitch a sample beyond 1 octave so one Machiniste per instrument is typically enough.

      We know this is not satisfying. A good sampler is hard to develop and to implement but among our missing devices it has top priority.

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      HigherIdeasPodcast

      2 weeks ago

      Thanks for the confirmation. What a shame, it seems such an obvious thing to provide - I mean so many of the sound tools connect into piano modality...

      The first suggestion you had was the only work-around I could find myself, so guess I'll keep with that wonky work-around.

      I suppose there's no way to add more channels to the machiniste samples? Gotta make a bunch of boxes per-'instrument', for a larger range of notes, yes?

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