The sampler allows you to load up to 8 samples in 8 different slots. Each of the slots can be triggered using a gate input. The sampler has 8 seperate gate inputs. The sound from each slot is output using an output, so the sampler has 8 different output channels.
You can also loop the 8 samples using the (loop) setting. Looping works across all 8 samples, there is no seperate loop setting for each slot at the moment.
Per default there are already a list of samples available in the samples directory on the SD card. Of course, you can also add your own samples to the samples directory on the SD card.
Sampler Parameters and Settings
Pitch: input which follows the 1v/oct standard. Typically used with e.g. the MIDI module pitch output.
Gate1-8: typical gate input to trigger samples.
Amp: used to amplitude-modulate the output signal of the sampler. You can apply any modulation signal to this, for example from an envelope or LFO. Amplitude modulation is applied to all output signals simultaneously.
Sel: scroll through the list of samples using the 1st encoder.
TuneC Tune Coarse can be used to set the original pitch the sound was recorded at. For example, if you recorded a piano and played the A4=440Hz key, and recorded that, you would set this setting to 440Hz. The sampler uses this setting to play back the sample at the correct pitch when you send it a pitch signal.
TuneF Tune Fine can be used to set the original pitch the sound was recorded at
Start: choose the start of sample playback. Works across all 8 slots at the same time.
Lgth: choose the length of sample playback. Works across all 8 slots at the same time.
CalA1/2: Pitch calibration input. You normally don’t need to use this since the modules are already configured for standard 1v/oct signals. If you want to use it, apply a pitch signal to the pitch input, for example from a CV keyboard, press the A key in an octave on your keyboard and press this button. Then press the A one octave up and press CalA2. The sampler will then know what the voltage difference is and use that to figure out how to correctly track the keyboard. This feature also appears in other modules.
CalRs: Resets the above calibration data to the default.
Auto: If this setting is on, the sampler will not track any pitch or frequency signals applied to its inputs. Turn this off to make sure the sample will track those signals.
Loop: Loops the 8 sample slots (works across all sample slots).
Load: to load a sample click “Load”. Each time you click “load” the selected sample will be loaded and added to the current slot. Alternatively you can use encoder 1 to load a sample.
View: Steps through the sample slots showing you what is loaded in each of them. If you want to load a sample in a specific slot, use this button to navigate to the slot and then use the LOAD button to load the sample into the slot.
The sampler module has 8 gate inputs, which means you can trigger each of the individual slots in the sampler using a gate input. The input is a trigger input, meaning that it only cares about the signal crossing a certain threshold, and doesn’t care of the signal falls after that. If you want to “gate” the sampler, to momentarily turn its output on and off, you can use the amplitude modulation input.
Besides 8 gate inputs, the sampler has the following other inputs:
- SAM: Pitch
- SAM: Start
- SAM: Length
- SAM: Amp
- SAM: Freq
The sampler has 8 outputs.
Step Seq => Sampler => Output
Load 2 samples into sample slots 0 and 1. Trigger the first 2 gate inputs of the sampler using the 2 gate outputs of the step seq, while the step value output of the step sequencer can be used to change the pitch of the sampler. The resulting signal is sent to the output. The 2 signals sent from the sampler to the output module are automatically summed because they are sent to the same input.
Enable Inputs Enable Outputs Step Seq / Gate1: SAM: Gate1 Gate2: SAM: Gate2 Out: SAM: Pitch Sampler SAM: Pitch Out1: Out:In SAM: Gate1 Out2: Out:In SAM: Gate2 Output Out:In /
Note: Don’t forget to disable “auto” in the sampler, otherwise the pitch signal applied to the pitch input of the sampler will be ignored by the sampler.