BATTERY 4 Cells can be triggered using any available MIDI note. When working with long loops or samples it is sometimes useful to stop the playback of the loop with the same MIDI note. This can be achieved using the Note Latch (Standard) method.
Follow the instructions below to configure BATTERY 4 to control the playback of an audio loop:
- Load a loop into an empty BATTERY Cell.
- Go to the Editor tab and enable the Loop button, then click the Add Loop (+) button to define a loop range.
- Go to the Setup tab and activate Note Latch.
- Go back to the Main tab and make sure that the Volume Envelope module is active (power button is on) and that the AHDSR envelope curve has been selected.
When the Note Latch option and the Volume Envelope module are both active, you will be able to trigger the loop by pressing a MIDI note defined within the sample's Key Range, and stop the playback immediately as soon as you press the same note again. Pressing the note again will retrigger the loop from the beginning, so the MIDI note is acting in this case like a play / stop toggle. Note that in order to play / stop the loop effectively, you need to set the Release knob of the AHDSR Envelope curve to its minimum value (slightly raise it above the minimum value if you notice 'clicks' when stopping the loop).
Note: Each of the AHDSR parameters will have an impact on the way the loop is played / retriggered. You may also use the Latch function in combination with cymbal / crash sounds in order to 'choke' the end of the sample. Please read the BATTERY 4 manual for more information.