Triggering Note-Off Samples

You can emulate the decaying of a note, for example, a piano note, by triggering a note-off sample when a key is released.


  • The program contains a layer that contains the note-on samples and another layer that contains the note-off samples.

  • The note-on samples and the note-off samples are mapped to the same key range, that is, for each note-on sample, a corresponding note-off sample is available.


  1. Insert the MegaTrig module for the layer with the note-off samples.
  2. Open the MIDI Modules Editor for this layer, so that the MegaTrig control panel is shown.
  3. Set the first condition to Note-off.

    This way, a new note is triggered when a key is released.

  4. Activate the Enable/Disable Condition button in the On column.

    Now, when a note within the set range is released, a new sample from the note-off layer is triggered.

  5. On the Trigger pop-up menu, select New Notes.

    This way, the condition is evaluated every time a new note is played.

  6. On the Note-Off Velocity Source pop-up menu, select Note-on.

    This way, the velocity of the note-off sample is the same as the one of the note-on sample. If you use a keyboard that is able to send note-off velocity, you can set this to Note-off.

  7. Optional: Set up the decay in the following way:
    • Specify a decay time for the note-off sample with the Decay control.

    • Specify the amount of decay with the Amount control.

    • Specify a decay curve with the Curve control.

    • Use the Key Follow control and Center Key value field to control the decay time with the pitch of the note that you play.


When you now play a note-on sample and release the key, the corresponding note-off sample is played.


A simple way to trigger zones using note-off messages without setting up the decay of the note-off sample is using the Note-off Trigger option in the Voice Control section for a zone.