Header

Abstract

The Header provides access to the Global Preset browser, the Global Chord settings, and the Options menu.

The Header provides access to the Global Preset browser, the Global Chord settings, and the Options menu.

The Header contains the following controls and menus:

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  1. Randomize Preset: Loads a random preset from the selected category in the Global Presets browser. By default, the All category is selected, making all presets available for random selection.

  2. Global Presets Selector: Enables you to quickly load Global presets. Each Global preset includes a Chord, Sample, and FX Set, as well as mapping of all performance controls for immediate playing. You can switch between presets using the left and right arrow buttons, or click on the selector to open the Global Presets browser. For more information, refer to Global Presets Browser.

  3. Global Chord Settings: Enable you to globally set the musical key and transposition for the chords, and lock the settings when switching presets. For more information, refer to Global Chord Settings.

  4. Options Menu: Provides options and settings related to MIDI control and sample playback. For more information, refer to Options Menu.

Global Chord Settings

The Global Chord settings enable you to globally set the musical key and transposition for the chords, and lock the settings when switching presets.

The following settings are available:

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  1. Key Lock: Locks the settings made for Key and Octave when switching presets.

  2. Key: Sets the musical key for all chords included the preset. You can set the pitch by clicking the note name and selecting a value from the drop-down menu, and set either major or minor scales by clicking on the scale name.

  3. Octave: Sets the transposition in octaves for all chords included in the preset. You can set the octave by clicking the octave number and selecting a value from the drop-down menu.

Options Menu

The Options menu provides options and settings related to MIDI control and sample playback. You can switch between monophonic and polyphonic modes, set the Play mode that determines the position of samples within each chord, and select a mapping for the MIDI play octave that suits your MIDI keyboard or pad controller.

The following options and settings are available:

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  1. Mono/Poly: Switches between Mono (monophonic) and Poly (polyphonic) mode. In Mono mode, the instrument plays a single chord at any given time, even if multiple keys are pressed. In Poly mode, chords are played for all keys that are pressed.

  2. Play Mode: Moves the position of samples within each chord based on their root note. Three modes are available, Root Order (default setting), Random, and Original.

    • Root Order: Samples with the lowest root note are assigned to the note with the lowest pitch in the chord. This preserves the voicing and harmonic structure. For example, it prevents a Glockenspiel from playing the lowest note in your chord.

    • Random: Samples are randomly assigned to the notes of the chord each time you play the corresponding key.

    • Original: Samples are assigned as originally programmed without taking the root note into account. When randomizing samples, the chords will sound less musical in the traditional sense.

  3. Mapping: Switches between different mappings for the MIDI control octave that plays the chords.

    • Chromatic: Maps the eight chords to whole tones from C3 - C4. Suitable for MIDI keyboards. The +1 and -1 modes shift the MIDI control octave up or down one octave, respectively.

    • Pad: Maps the eight chords to whole and semi tones from C3 - G3. Suitable for MIDI pad controllers. The +1 and -1 modes shift the MIDI control octave up or down one octave, respectively.