Setting the Root Key Manually

The Root Key shows the original pitch of the sample. Sometimes, if the sample does not contain any root key information or if you want the sample to play at a different pitch, you must set the root key manually.


If you load a sample that does not contain any root key information, the root key is automatically set to C3.

To set the root key manually, do one of the following:

  • In the keyboard section of Sampler Control, click and drag the root key handle.

  • On the toolbar of Sampler Control, double-click in the Root Key field and enter the new root key using your computer keyboard, your mouse wheel, or your MIDI keyboard.