Simple kick roll tool
Retrigger is a very basic sampler with gate repeater that allows to make interesting (drum) roll sounds. It features 2 individual samplers (1 for left and 1 for right) which are (re)triggered at the rates set in the Retrigger Frequency. There are 5 curve points with a selectable BPM value. A 'snap' option is available to allow for 5 discreet values without interpolation between the curve points. A High Pass filter with resonance is provided to create a smooth rolloff at high frequencies. The Retrigger Frequency knob modulates the HP filter frequency, this modulation is hardwired internally.
The mixer/panner has a stereo spread parameter, ranging from full stereo to mono. The Pan parameter allows for traditional left -to-right panning and the 'Center' channel volume can be adjusted (0 dB to -32 dB).
To replace the embedded samples, open up Sample Map Editor [F9], select Sampler Left and replace the sample. Repeat for Sampler Right.
Retrigger was developed to create fast kick rolls typical to darker breeds of psytrance but can easily be used to create a more moderate kick, drum or snare roll for other musical genres. At very high Retrigger Frequencies it is also suitable to make riser/downer sounds.
J. Van Hove © 2014