Function Channel Settings (FUNC)

The Function Channel Settings page is a set of event filters and processors including echo delay, arpeggiator, keyboard tracker, time shifting and a gate. These functions are available for all instruments (including third party ones), except the TS404, which has a different sound generation approach and thus cannot have echoed or arpeggiated note events (although you can still have echoes in TS404, see TS404 Channel Settings).

1. Echo Delay Section

This section creates echoes for the channel based on echoing note events (rather than audio). This enables some special effects like pitch shifted echoes, but also requires additional CPU power for each echo generated (each echo is a normal note voice). If you want to use a standard audio-effect, use the Fruity Delay effect instead (see Effects).

All options described below are applied additive to each successive echo. For example, if you set the pitch knob to +10 cents, the first echo will have 10 cents higher pitch than the original sound. The second will have 20 cents higher pitch than the original sound, etc.

NOTE: If you click the small arrow at the top left of this panel you can access some presets for this section.

2. Arpeggiator

This section lets you add a real-time non-destructive arpeggio effect to the sequence of an instrument. To use the arpeggiator, select a direction from the icons in the top left corner of this section. The available options are: Off (default; turns off the arpeggiator), Up, Down, Up-Down, Up-Down (twice the lowest and highest notes), Random (selects random notes from the range and chord specified).

The arpeggiator can operate in two modes - classic arpeggiator, that uses any chords present in the channel note data, or it can use a predefined chord template. The mode is selected from the Arpeggio Chord option (see below):

3. Time

Two filters are available in this section - a gate that "truncates" the note events when they pass a specified limit and a filter that shifts notes' start time.

4. Velocity/Keyboard Tracker

This section contains the settings of the velocity and keyboard trackers. The keyboard tracker "links" the note number (i.e. note pitch) to the cutoff, resonance and panning properties of notes. For example, you can set the keyboard tracker so higher notes offset the cutoff frequency to a higher value. The velocity tracker works in the same way, using a note's velocity to modulate target controls.

The image below shows how offsets look for the sample settings in the screenshot.