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  • Sliced Sample: KEYS screen to show 4x4 numbered cells rather than keyboard

    When using a sliced sample, it would be useful that the KEYS display can become a numbered grid (a 4x4 grid with slice waveforms shown in the background) instead of piano keyboard.
    [i] Knob X could window-scroll through the slice series, assigning 16 sequential slices to the grid in greater increment from 1 (the first slice).
    [ii] Knob Y could enable specific numbered slice offsets to be assigned to each active pad (each offset from 1)
    [iii] If you've assigned offsets to pads using Knob Y, then turning Knob X cycles along the slice series, retaining the offset but moving that many slices forward along the series, looping back through the first slice. This would enable 'experimental' re-assignment through the series.

    Or - if the above is too complicated, at least show slice numbers on the piano keys so you can see which slice you are triggering.
    Last edited by mokomo; 06-25-2019, 11:24 PM.

  • #2
    Originally posted by mokomo View Post
    When using a sliced sample, it would be useful that the KEYS display can become a numbered grid (a 4x4 grid with slice waveforms shown in the background) instead of piano keyboard.
    [i] Knob X could window-scroll through the slice series, assigning 16 sequential slices to the grid in greater increment from 1 (the first slice).
    [ii] Knob Y could enable specific numbered slice offsets to be assigned to each active pad (each offset from 1)
    [iii] If you've assigned offsets to pads using Knob Y, then turning Knob X cycles along the slice series, retaining the offset but moving that many slices forward along the series, looping back through the first slice. This would enable 'experimental' re-assignment through the series.

    Or - if the above is too complicated, at least show slice numbers on the piano keys so you can see which slice you are triggering.
    A way to more easily access the awesome power of the slice would be amazing.

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    • #3
      Maybe a toggle switch or a setting would be the best so as to give the choice to the user.

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      • #4
        +1 for this. The same way that the keyboard display is the default for a chromatically played sample, the 4x4 grid makes sense for a sample sliced to 16 pads as a sort of 'Drill-down' view. (like an old MPC)

        There are two things to consider though relating to the physical space given to the KEYS view vs, say, the PADS grid-based view:
        1. The KEYS view has note and octave shift buttons at the top as well as pad selection. This means that physically laying out a 4x4 grid gets harder under this top 'bar' as all the ratios for 'buttons' would be off. You could work around this though by moving the 'pad select' button to the top right and reducing the velocity size (if indeed it were needed at all in this context). The octave and note shift buttons would not be displayed at all in this 'Slicer Grid' view.
        2. What if you have a Slicer pad split to more than 16 samples? You now can't access slices 17+ anymore! If you could make the decision that 'Velocity' was not needed you could perhaps use the space on the right to allow for 'bank selection' of 4x4 grids using arrow buttons which would work like the octave keys in the KEYS view moving through 'banks' of slices.
        Which view the 'KEYS' presented could be set to a default selected by context;
        • Press KEYS with sample pad selected - keyboard layout
        • Press KEYS with slicer pad selected - get the grid.
        There would likely need to be a menu item for users to be able to switch between to allow for personal preference i.e "Show slicer as Grid: On/Off"

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        • #5
          Originally posted by anotherhue View Post
          +1 for this. The same way that the keyboard display is the default for a chromatically played sample, the 4x4 grid makes sense for a sample sliced to 16 pads as a sort of 'Drill-down' view. (like an old MPC)

          There are two things to consider though relating to the physical space given to the KEYS view vs, say, the PADS grid-based view:
          1. The KEYS view has note and octave shift buttons at the top as well as pad selection. This means that physically laying out a 4x4 grid gets harder under this top 'bar' as all the ratios for 'buttons' would be off. You could work around this though by moving the 'pad select' button to the top right and reducing the velocity size (if indeed it were needed at all in this context). The octave and note shift buttons would not be displayed at all in this 'Slicer Grid' view.
          2. What if you have a Slicer pad split to more than 16 samples? You now can't access slices 17+ anymore! If you could make the decision that 'Velocity' was not needed you could perhaps use the space on the right to allow for 'bank selection' of 4x4 grids using arrow buttons which would work like the octave keys in the KEYS view moving through 'banks' of slices.
          Which view the 'KEYS' presented could be set to a default selected by context;
          • Press KEYS with sample pad selected - keyboard layout
          • Press KEYS with slicer pad selected - get the grid.
          There would likely need to be a menu item for users to be able to switch between to allow for personal preference i.e "Show slicer as Grid: On/Off"
          These are all awesome ideas!

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          • #6
            These are some interesting ideas. We will keep them in mind for the future.

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