INSTRUMENTS / GENERATORS
Slicex - Master Panel
Slicex uses advanced beat detection algorithms to slice song/percussion samples into pieces and make them independently playable from the Piano roll or controller. If the wave file contains slice/region
data this will be automatically used instead of the beat-detection algorithm. Slicex offers playback, reordering of slices and time-stretching capabilities optimized for drum loops. Related plugins are the Fruity Slicer and
Controls are described from left to right -
- Master level - Final output volume from Slicex.
- Master randomness level - Scales the randomness level.
- Master LFO - Scales the LFO level.
- Master Pitch - Changes the pitch of all slices.
- X/Y Modulation Pad - Click here and move your mouse to control linked X and Y controls.
- Smooth - Smooths modulation input.
- X & Y knobs - Independent X and Y controls.
To activate layering between regions within OR between Decks A and B, select a layering option from the Options menu. To create a layer simply
assign more than one region to the same note/key. These regions can come from within the same deck or between decks. Layered regions are played in order - Deck A (left to right), Deck B (left to right).
- Drum layering mode - Drop down menu:
- All - When more than one slice region is assigned to the same note, all will play.
- All (gain compensated) Same as above, with the total output volume lowered so that two slice regions don't sound louder than one.
- Velocity-mapped - Velocity values are used to crossfade between co-assigned slice regions using the crossfade method/curve set below the layering menu.
- Modulation X-mapped - X modulation values are used to crossfade between co-assigned slice regions using the crossfade method/curve set below the layering menu.
- Modulation Y-mapped - Y modulation values are used to crossfade between co-assigned slice regions using the crossfade method/curve set below the layering menu.
- Random - A random modulation value is used to crossfade layered slice regions. When the crossfade method is set to NONE this will randomly flip between assigned slice regions.
- Cycle - Alternates between co-assigned slice regions.
- Song time-synced - Selects the slice region that is closest to the current tempo.
- Same deck (switch) - If slice regions from Deck A & B are layered, both will play. If the 'same deck' switch is on and the notes are received from an even MIDI channel co-assigned regions of Deck A will be layered
if notes are received from an odd MIDI channel Deck B regions will be layered. Layering is according to the crossfade type selected below. NOTE: Each color in the Piano roll represents a different MIDI channel (1 to 16). To see the number,
open the color selector, hover over the note colors and look at the hint bar.
- Crossfade curve - The crossfade icons select the following crossfade curves:
- None - Layered regions instantly switch from one to another.
- Linear - Mathematically linear crossfade.
- Balanced curve - Perceptually balanced crossfade.
- Unbalanced curve - Rapid crossfade.
- Adding - Alternative rapid crossfade.
- Keyboard - Shows/hides the preview keyboard
- Full - Shows all main panels.
- No audio editor - Hides the audio editor panel (bottom).
- No region settings - Hides the Articulation panel (middle).
- Compact - Displays only the Master panel (top).