Pitch Tab

On the Pitch tab, you can set up the pitch envelope.

Polarity

You can switch the pitch envelope from unipolar to bipolar.

If the Polarity button is activated, the envelope is bipolar, which means that you can modulate the pitch of the sample in two directions, higher or lower than the original pitch. If the Polarity button is deactivated, the envelope cannot be set to values below the original pitch.

Key Range

Activate this button to specify the key range of the sample, that is, the range over which it is mapped chromatically to pads.

  • Low Key specifies the first key for the mapping.

  • High Key specifies the last key for the mapping.

If you deactivate the Key Range button, the Low Key and High Key fields are reset.

Fixed Pitch
  • If Fixed Pitch is deactivated, the sample plays chromatically within the key range.

  • If Fixed Pitch is activated, the sample plays with its original pitch on all of the keys within the key range. This is useful if you want to layer a pad with the neighboring pads, for example.

Coarse

Adjusts the tuning in semitones.

Fine

Adjusts the fine tuning in cents.

Random

Determines how much the pitch of a sample is changed randomly with each note that is played.

Env Amnt

Determines how much the pitch is affected by the pitch envelope.

Level Velocity

Determines how the velocity affects the level of the envelope.

The level of the envelope depends on two factors: the setting of this parameter and how hard you hit a key. Positive values increase the level of the envelope the harder you hit a key. Negative values decrease the level of the envelope the harder you hit a key.

Time Velocity

Adjusts the influence of velocity on the phases of the envelope. Positive values decrease the length of the phases for higher velocity values. Negative values increase the length of the phases for higher velocity values.

Segments

Here, you can select which phases of the envelope are affected by the Time Velocity parameter.

  • Attack – The velocity affects the attack only.

  • Attack + Decay – The velocity affects all phases until the sustain.

  • Decay – The velocity affects all phases until the sustain but without the attack.

  • Attack + Release – The velocity affects the attack and the release phases.

  • All – The velocity affects all phases.

Level Velocity Curve

You can select the curve type to specify how the incoming velocity translates to the level of the envelope. The characteristic of each curve is displayed by a small icon.

Pitchbend Up/Pitchbend Down

Determines the range for the modulation that is applied when you move the pitchbend wheel.

MIDI Controller

Allows you to assign a MIDI controller that can be used to control the pitch of a sample.

This controller can be sent by the host application or by a hardware controller.

Hold

If Hold is activated, the pitch modulation via MIDI controller only uses the controller value at the note-on time and keeps it. Any following controller changes have no effect.