BATTERY 3 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 Latch funcion. Follow the instructions below to configure BATTERY 3 to control the playback of an audio loop:
- Load a loop into an empty BATTERY Cell.
- Go to the Loop tab and enable a loop by clicking on the power button. Then set the loop at the desired length of the sample by dragging its borders. In the example below, we have set only one loop (1) to a portion of the entire sample.
- Go to the Setup tab and activate Latch under Note.
- Go back to the Cell 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 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 3 manual for more information.