The sample editor section provides controls to set the start, end, pitch, filtering, amplitude envelope, panorama and volume of the samples assigned to channels, as well as to modulate those values with the hit modulation values.

Machiniste sample editor section
Figure 7.5.4: The Machiniste's sample editor section.

  1. Start: This knob sets the position from which the sample playback starts as a percentage of the sample’s duration. Note: If this value is bigger than the end value, the sample is played backwards.
  2. Start modulation: This knob sets the amount by which the hit modulation values modulate the start value from full negative modulation at minimum through no modulation at center to full positive modulation at maximum.
  3. End: This knob sets the position at which the sample playback ends as a percentage of the sample’s duration. Note: If this value is smaller than the start value, the sample is played backwards.
  4. End modulation:This knob sets the amount by which the hit modulation values modulate the end value from full negative modulation at minimum through no modulation at center to full positive modulation at maximum.
  5. Pitch: This knob sets the playback speed of the sample thus altering its pitch, from 2 octaves below at minimum through original pitch at center to 2 octaves above at maximum. Note: Since this knob changes the sample playback speed, the length of the sound also changes accordingly.
  6. Pitch modulation: This knob sets the amount by which the hit modulation values modulate the pitch value from full negative modulation at minimum through no modulation at center to full positive modulation at maximum.
  7. Filter: The Machiniste includes a simple filter with a roll-off of 6 dB per octave. This selector sets the mode of the filter to bypass (off position), low-pass or high-pass.
  8. Cutoff: This knob sets the cutoff frequency of the Machiniste’s filter from 28 Hz at minimum to 12 KHz at maximum. Note: Even if you change this control continuously, the cutoff frequency isn’t updated until the sample is re-triggered.
  9. Cutoff modulation: This knob sets the amount by which the hit modulation values modulate the cutoff value from full negative modulation at minimum through no modulation at center to full positive modulation at maximum.
  10. Resonance: This knob sets the amount of resonance of the Machiniste’s filter from no resonance at minimum to full resonance at maximum.
  11. Resonance modulation: This knob sets the amount by which the hit modulation values modulate the resonance value from full negative modulation at minimum through no modulation at center to full positive modulation at maximum.
  12. Envelope ratio: This knob sets the position at which the amplitude of the sample’s envelope is highest as a percentage of the sample’s duration.
  13. Envelope ratio modulation: This knob sets the amount by which the hit modulation values modulate the envelope ratio value from full negative modulation at minimum through no modulation at center to full positive modulation at maximum.
  14. Envelope slope: This knob sets the rate of decay of the sample’s amplitude envelope around the position defined by the envelope ratio value, from exponential at minimum through linear at center to logarithmic at maximum.
  15. Envelope slope modulation: This knob sets the amount by which the hit modulation values modulate the envelope slope value from full negative modulation at minimum through no modulation at center to full positive modulation at maximum. Note: The negative portion of the knob doesn’t produce the expected modulation.
  16. Pan: This knob sets the panorama of the sample from hard left at minimum to hard right at maximum. Note: This knob sets panorama by attenuating the left or the right channel respectively. This might be relevant when playing back a stereo sample.
  17. Pan modulation: This knob sets the amount by which the hit modulation values modulate the pan value from full negative modulation at minimum through no modulation at center to full positive modulation at maximum.
  18. Level: This knob sets the relative volume of the sample from silence at minimum to full at maximum.
  19. Level modulation: This knob sets the amount by which the hit modulation values modulate the volume value from full negative modulation at minimum through no modulation at center to full positive modulation at maximum.

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