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The ultimate sound and groove workstation USER MANUAL
The ultimate sound and groove workstation USER MANUAL

The ultimate sound and groove workstation

USER MANUAL

SampleTank 3

Table of Contents

Contents

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English

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Chapter 1 – SampleTank 3 Overview

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1.1Introduction

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1.2Features

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Chapter 2 – Getting started with SampleTank 3

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2.1-UsingSampleTank3asastandaloneapplication

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2.1.1-AUDIO/MIDISettings

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2.1.2-PREFERENCESSettings

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2.1.3-Computerkeyboardkeys

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2.1.4-CPUMonitor

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2.2-UsingSampleTank3asaplug-in

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2.2.1-Syncingtothehostapplication’stempo

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Chapter 3 – The PLAY page

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3.1-Overview

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3.1.1-ThreeTypesofInstruments

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3.1.2-LoopInstrumentsandGlobalPlay

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3.1.3-SyncingLoops

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3.2-TheMULTItab

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3.2.1-MultiMenu

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3.2.2-SearchMultis

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3.2.3-RescanMultis

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3.3-TheINSTRUMENTStab

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3.3.1-InstrumentsMenu

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3.3.2-TheINFObutton

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3.3.3-SearchInstruments

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3.3.4-RescanInstruments

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3.4-ThePATTERNStab

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3.4.1-LoadingPatterns

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3.4.2-SelectingPatterns

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3.4.3-RemovingPatterns

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3.4.4-GLOBALPlayButton

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3.4.5-PatternINTENSITYSlider

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3.4.6-PatternKEY

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3.4.7-PatternQUANTIZE

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3.4.8-PatternAuditionPlayButton

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3.4.9-OctaveShiftButtons

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3.4.10-SearchPatterns

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3.4.11-RescanPatterns

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3.5-TheLIVEtab

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3.5.1-SetLists

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3.5.2-TheSongColumn

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3.5.3-TheMultiColumn

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3.5.4-MemoryManagementinLIVEmode

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3.6-QuickAccessPanel

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Chapter 4 – The MIX page

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4.1-Overview

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4.1.1-INSTRUMENTandMULTIMenus

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4.1.2-InstrumentIconDisplay

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4.2-TheMIXChannelStrips

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4.2.1-InsertEffects

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4.2.2-EffectsLock

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4.2.3-Save/LoadEffects

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4.2.4-EffectSends

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4.2.5-PanSlider

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4.2.6-MuteandSoloButtons

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4.2.7-VolumeSlider

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4.2.8-MasterChannel

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Chapter 5 – The EDIT page

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5.1-Overview

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5.1.1-INSTRUMENTandMULTIMenus

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5.2-ThePARTStrip

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5.2.1-MIDIChanneldrop-downmenu

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5.2.2-Polyphony

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5.2.3-Transpose

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5.2.4-NoteRange

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5.2.5-VelocityRange

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5.2.6-Pan

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5.2.7-Volume

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5.2.8-MuteandSolobuttons

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5.2.9-Zonebutton

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5.3-TheSAMPLEStrip

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5.3.1-Pitch

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5.3.2-Fine

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5.3.3-Bend

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5.3.4-SamplePan

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5.3.5-SynthesisTypes

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5.3.6-RoundRobinFreeze

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5.3.7-ElementSelector

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5.4-TheFILTERStrip

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5.4.1-FilterTypeMenu

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5.4.2-FilterFrequency

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5.4.3-Resonance

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5.4.4-Overdrive

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5.5-TheVELOCITYStrip

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5.5.1-VelocitytoAmpknob

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5.5.2-VelocitytoPitchknob

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5.5.3-VelocitytoResonanceknob

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5.5.4-VelocitytoFilterknob

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5.5.5-VelocitytoLFO1Depthknob

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5.5.6-VelocitytoEnv2Sustain

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5.6-TheLFOStrip

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5.6.1-LFOSelector

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5.6.2-LFOSync

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5.6.3-LFOFree

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5.6.4-LFORate

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5.6.5-LFODepth

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5.6.6-LFOPhase

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5.6.7-LFOFade

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5.6.8-LFOWaveform

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5.6.9-LFOtoPitchknob

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5.6.10-LFOtoFilterknob

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5.6.11-LFOtoLevelknob

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5.6.12-LFOtoPanknob

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5.7-TheENVELOPEStrip

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5.7.1-Envelope1toLevelknob

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5.7.2-Envelope2toFilterknob

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5.7.3-Envelope2toPitchknob

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5.8-TheKEYStrip

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5.8.1-KeyboardModemenu

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5.8.2-Portamento

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5.8.3-Curve

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Chapter 6 – MIDI control

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6.1-TheLEARNbutton

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6.2-TheCONTROLbutton

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6.2.1TheControllerPARTMenu

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Chapter 7 – Effects

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7.1-FULLAMPS

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7.1.1-AmericanVintageT

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7.1.2-AmpCombo

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7.1.3-BritishTubeLead

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7.1.4-JazzAmp120

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7.1.5-ModernTubeLead

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7.1.6-SVTClassic

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7.2-AMPCOMPONENTS

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7.2.1-Cabinet

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7.2.2-Preamp

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7.2.3-ToneControl

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7.3-DISTORTION

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7.3.1Crusher

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7.3.2-Distortion

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7.3.3-Overdrive

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7.3.4-Overscream

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7.4-EQ+DYNAMICS

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7.4.1-Black76

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7.4.2-Compressor

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7.4.3-EQComp

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7.4.4-Limiter

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7.4.5-Model670

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7.4.6-ParametricEQ

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7.4.7-VintageEQ-1A

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7.4.8-White2A

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7.5-MODULATION

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7.5.1-AMModulation

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7.5.2-Chorus

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7.5.3-ChorusC1

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7.5.4-ElectricFlanger

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7.5.5-EnvFlanger

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7.5.6-Flanger

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7.5.7-FMModulation

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7.5.8-MultiChorus

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7.5.9-OptoTremolo

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7.5.10-Phaser

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7.5.11-RotarySpeaker

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7.5.12-SmallPhazer

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7.5.13-Tremolo

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7.5.14-Uni-V

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7.6-REVERB+DELAY

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7.6.1-AcousticResonance

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7.6.2-Ambience

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7.6.3-ConvoRoom

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7.6.4-HallReverb

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7.6.5-PlateReverb

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7.6.6-Delay

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7.6.7-Reverb

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7.6.8-ReverbDelay

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7.6.9-SpringReverb

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7.6.10-TapeEcho

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7.7-FILTERS/OTHER

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7.7.1-AutoPan

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7.7.2-PianoLid

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7.7.3-LFOFilter

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7.7.4-EnvFilter

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7.7.5-Lo-Fi

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7.7.6-MultiFilter

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7.7.7-Phonograph

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7.7.8-Slicer

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7.7.9-StereoImager

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7.7.10-Wah

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SampleTank 3

Chapter 1 – SampleTank 3 Overview

1.1Introduction

SampleTank3isa16-partvirtualinstrumentthatplayssamplesofacoustic,electricandelectronicinstruments

includingaudioloopsofrhythmicgroovesandmusicalperformances.ItalsoincludesaMIDIsequencerthat

playsMIDIpatternsthatcanbetriggeredbykeysonthekeyboardorviatheGlobalPlaybutton.Youcanalso

dragMIDIpatternsintothetimelineofyourDAWtoplayorfurthereditthemfromthere.

SampleTank3providesanextremelyuser-friendlyconsolidatedinterfacethatletsyoubrowseandloadthesounds

youwantfast.Thereare3maintabs:PLAY,MIXandEDIT.ThesetabsletyouquicklysetupyourSampleTank3

soundsexactlythewayyouwantthemandthenallowsyoutosavethatsetupasaMULTIforfuturerecall.

PLAYgivesyouthebrowserontheleftwhereyouloadInstruments,Patterns,MultisandliveSetLists.Youcan

seeanoverviewofthe16parts,eachofwhichholdsasingleInstrumentanditscollectionofPatternsthatare

assignedtokeysonthekeyboard.Youcanmakequickadjustmentstovolume,panandMIDIchannel.

assignedtokeysonthekeyboard.Youcanmakequickadjustmentstovolume,panandMIDIchannel. 6 1 - Overview

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MIXgivesyouaDAW-stylemixingconsoleinterfacewithonechannelperpart,eachwithitsownvolumefader

andpansliderplus5inserteffectslotsand4effectsends.Therearealso4effectsreturnchannelsatthefar

right,whereyoucanloadmoreglobaleffectslikereverbanddelay,alongwithamasterfaderchannel.Theeffect

returnchannelsandmasterfaderchannelalsohave5inserteffectslots,eachformaximumflexibility.

returnchannelsandmasterfaderchannelalsohave5inserteffectslots,eachformaximumflexibility. 7 1 - Overview

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EDITgivesyouasynthesizerprogrammingpanelwhereyoucandialindeeperparameterslikefilters,envelopes

andLFOsforextremecustomizationofyourinstruments.Hereyoucanviewthecurrentsettingsofthe

instrumentparametersandtweakthemexactlythewayyouwantthem.

AllthreetabsprovideapanelatthebottomthatisswitchablebetweenMACROandFX.TheMACROtab

provides8controlsthathavebeencustomizedforeachinstrumenttogiveyouquickaccesstothemost

commonlyusedparametersorparametersets.Thisisaquickeditpanelthatletsyoumakefastchanges

withouthavingtogototheactualEDITtab.TheFXtabletsyouselectandviewthe5inserteffectslotsforthe

selectedpartanddisplayeacheffectpanelwithallitsavailableparameters.

ThetoprightofSampleTank3givesyouashoppingcartbuttonwhereyoucanpurchaseupgrades,expansion

librariesandrelevanthardwareproducts.Nexttothat,thegeariconopenstheSettingswindowwhereyou chooseyouraudioandMIDIpreferences,makeoutputassignmentsandsetyourmasterdiskpathforyour

soundlibraries.Nexttothat,theinfobuttonopensawindowtellingyouwhichversionofSampleTank3youare

runningalongwithcopyrightinformation.Andfinally,thepadlockiconletsyouauthorizeandregisteryourcopy

ofSampleTank3withIKMultimedia.

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ThebottomrowofSampleTank3providesyouwithvariousutilityfunctions.LEARNletsyouassignSampleTank

parameterstoMIDIContinuousControllernumbers.CONTROLopensawindowwhereyoucanviewand

edityourControllerassignments.ThePanicButton(the“!”icon)stopsallMIDInotesandpatternplaybackin

caseofstucknotesorotherproblemsinyoursetup.TheSYNCbutton(clockicon)setsthemastertempoof

SampleTanktomatchtheDAWhost.TheTempoIndicatorletsyousetthemastertempoyourselfwhenSYNC

isoff.NexttotheTempoIndicatoristheKeyMatchcontrolwhereyoucansetallloadedMIDIPatternstoplay

inasingleglobalmusicalkeywithoutneedingtotransposethemindividually.Andfinally,theGlobalPlaybutton

letsyoustartandstopmultipleMIDIpatternsandaudioloopinstrumentswithasinglebutton.

1.2Features

• Intuitiveinterfacewith3mainenvironments:Play,Mix,Edit,retainingtheease-of-useandfastoperationthat hasalwayscharacterizedSampleTank

• 16-channelmulti-partPlayinterfacewithquickmixerandeasylayering,soundbrowserwithkeyword searchesandintegratedMIDIplayer/mixer

• All-in-onesoundEditpagewith3sampleengines(includingformantpreservingpitch-shift/time-stretch),14

filtertypes,roundrobinandarticulationswitchingplus8macrosperinstrumentforquickmulti-parameter

editing

• Familiarconsole-likeMixinterface,with5inserteffectsperchannel,4stereoFXreturnswith5inserteffects

each,masterchannelwith5inserteffects(upto30effectsperinstrument)

• NewLivemodeallowssampleloadinginthebackgroundandinstantaneoussoundswitchinginastructure basedonSetListsandSongs.

• Integratedmulti-effectswithover50high-qualityprocessorsderivedfromtheAmpliTubeandT-RackS products.

• Accurate3Drepresentationsofinstrumentsforinstantidentificationandrecall

• Availableasstandaloneandasa64-bitplug-inforAAX,VSTandAUplatformsonMacOSandWindows

• Compatiblewithallprevious“PoweredbySampleTank”soundmodulesandsounds

SampleTank 3

Chapter 2 – Getting started with SampleTank 3

SampleTank3canbeusedasastandaloneapplicationorasaplug-in.

2.1-UsingSampleTank3asastandaloneapplication

2.1-UsingSampleTank3asastandaloneapplication

Instandalonemode,launchSampleTank3fromyourapplicationsfoldertouseitwithoutahostapplication

suchasadigitalaudioworkstation(D.A.W.).Infact,thisallowsSampleTanktohaveallthefunctionalityand

flexibilityoftheplug-ininaself-containedsoftwareinstrument.Forexample,youcanuseSampleTank3forlive

performanceswhenthereisnoneedforacomplexsequencersetuporinasecondcomputerthatisdedicated

tovirtualinstrumentsaseachPARTcanbetriggeredfromanindividualMIDIinput.

WhenlaunchingSampleTank3standaloneforthefirsttime,youneedtosettheaudiooutputandMIDIinputas

wellasthediskpathwherethelibrarycontentisstored.ThisisaccomplishedintheSettingswindowthatcan

beopenedbyclickingthegeariconatthetopright.TherearetwotabsintheSettingswindow:AUDIO/MIDI

andPREFERENCES.

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2.1.1-AUDIO/MIDISettings

ClicktheAUDIO/MIDItabtosetupyouraudiooutputandMIDIinput.SampleTank3iscompatiblewithany

ASIOorDirectSoundaudiointerfaceinWindowsandanyCoreAudio-compatibleaudiointerfaceinMacOSX.

Device

Device

ChoosewhichavailableaudiointerfaceyouwanttousewithSampleTank3.

Windows

TherearetwodropdownmenustoselecttheAudioDriver.Thedrop-downmenuontheleftselectsthetypeof drivertouse,suchasASIOorDirectX.Thedropdownmenuontherightselectstheactualaudiointerface.It willbeeitherASIO(preferred)orDirectSound.AnASIOcompatiblesoundcardwillperformwithfasterresponse andlowerlatencythanaDirectSoundone,westronglyrecommendtheASIOsettingwhenusingVirtual

InstrumentssuchasSampleTank3.

Mac OS X

SampleTank3iscompatiblewithCoreAudioaudiointerfacesinMacOSX AnyAudiointerfacesupportedby

computer’soperatingsystemwillworkwithSampleTank3.Thereisonedrop-downmenutoselecttheaudio

interface.

Output Routing

TheOutputRoutingisusedtoassigntheoutputofSampleTank3toaspecificchannelpaironyourselected

interface.ThisletsyoudeterminewheretheSampleTankoutputisroutedinyoursystem.

SampleRateandBufferSize.Thesamplerateandbuffersizesdrop-downmenusletyouchooseyoursettings

forSampleTank3.Thesesettingsaredependentontheaudiointerfaceasnotallaudiointerfacesprovidethe

samesamplerateorbuffersettingoptions.ForthebestperformanceinSampleTank3standalone,setthebuffer

aslowaspossiblewithouthearingclicksandpops.Thiswillprovidethelowestamountoflatency,thedelay

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betweenplayinganoteandhearingthesound.Highersampleratessuchas96kHzwilldeliverbettersound

qualitybutattheexpenseofahigherCPUload.

MIDI Input

Thisdrop-downmenudetermineswhichMIDIinputofyourcomputerthatSampleTankwillrespondto.AnyMIDI

interfacesupportedbycomputer’soperatingsystemwillworkwithSampleTank3.

2.1.2-PREFERENCESSettings

ClickthePREFERENCEStabtosetthediskpathforSampleTank3andhowyoupreferittohandleaudioloops

andMIDIpatterns.

andMIDIpatterns. Disk Path

Disk Path

YoumustspecifywheretheSampleTanksoundlibraryisstoredonyourharddisk.Theharddiskmaybeinternal orexternal.ClickBROWSEtonavigatetothelocation.ThedefaultdiskpathisUser/Documents/IKMultimedia/

SampleTank3.

Always Sync Loop Instruments

TurnthisontocauseallaudioloopstosynchronizetoSampleTank3’smastertempowhichisdisplayedin

thelowerrightofallwindows.Notethataudioloopscansoundbadiftheirtempoischangedtooradically.To

alwayshearaudioloopsattheirnativetempo,turnthisparameteroff.

Latch MIDI Patterns

“Latch”meansthatyoupressakeyoncetostartapattern,andthepatternwillcontinuetoplayonitsownuntil

pressthekeyagaintostopit.TurnthisparameterontoalwayslatchMIDIpatterns.Turnitoffifyoujustwant

thepatternstoplaywhileyouholddowntheirassignedkey.

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Latch Audio Loop

LikeMIDIpatternsabove,youcansetSampleTanktolatchaudioloopssothattheycontinuetoplayafterthe

firstkeypressregardlessofhowlongyouholdthekey,andthentheywillonlystopwhenyoupressthekey

again.Ifyouwantyouraudioloopstoonlyplaywhileyouholdthekeydown,turnthisparameteroff.

2.1.3-Computerkeyboardkeys

InStandalonemode,youcanuseyourcomputerkeyboardtoplayMIDInotestotriggertheInstrumentsin

SampleTank3.

SampleTank3.

Clickthekeyboardiconinthelowerlefttoseethelegendthatdescribesthefunctionofeachkeyonthe

computerkeyboard.

2.1.4-CPUMonitor

InStandalonemode,youcanmonitorhowmuchofyourCPUpowerSampleTank3isusingwiththeCPUmeter

atthelowerright.ToreduceCPUusage,increaseyourbuffersize(notethatthiswillalsoincreaselatency).

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2.2-UsingSampleTank3asaplug-in

Inadditiontoastandaloneapplication,SampleTank3alsoworksasanAudioUnits,AAXorVSTplug-in

instrumentinmajorhostapplicationssuchasLogic,ProTools,Cubase,DigitalPerformerandothers.

Consultyourhostapplication’suserguideforspecificinstructionsonhowtousevirtualinstruments.

2.2.1-Syncingtothehostapplication’stempo

WhenSampleTank3isusedasaplug-inwithinaD.A.W.orotherhostapplication,itautomaticallysynchronizes

itsglobaltempotothatofthehostapplication.TooverridethisandchangethetempoofSampleTank3

independentofthehostapplication,clicktheclockiconinthebottomrownexttothetempoBPMindicator.

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Chapter 3 – The PLAY page

SampleTank 3 Chapter 3 – The PLAY page 3.1-Overview

3.1-Overview

ThePLAYpageiswhereyoubrowseandloadInstrumentsandPatternsforthe16PARTSandmakequick

adjustmentstovolume,panandMIDIchannel.APARTholdsasingleSampleTankInstrument–suchas

apiano,drumsetorgrooveconstructionkit–alongupto5inserteffectsthataresolelydedicatedtothat

instrumentalone.Youcanalsoloadupto128Patterns–loopingMIDIsequencesthatareassignedtokeyson

thekeyboard–ineachPart.Thecollectionofall16partswiththeirInstruments,effectsandPatternsiscalled

aMULTI.YoucanbrowseandloadMultisinthesamewayyouloadInstrumentsandPatterns,rightfromthe browserontheleftsideofthePLAYpage.TherightsideofthePLAYpagecontainsthePartViewerwhereyou

canviewandeditthecontentsofeachofthe16PartsthatarestoredwiththeMulti.

ThetopleftofthePLAYpagehasfourtabsforthedifferentkindsofobjectsthatyoucanbrowseandload:

Multis,Instruments,PatternsandLiveSetLists.

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3.1.1-ThreeTypesofInstruments

MultiscancontainthreedifferentkindsofInstrumentsinSampleTank3:First,therearestandardInstruments

likepianos,organsandsynths.Thenthereare“multi-articulation”Instrumentsthatusekeyswitching,velocity switchingormodwheelswitchingtochangebetweendifferentperformancesofthesamesoundsuchasaviolin thatisplayedwithsustainingnotes,staccatonotesorpizzicatonotes.Thearticulationswitchesareindicated bygrayiconsnexttotheInstrumentname:KSforkeyswitch,VSforvelocityswitchandMWformodwheel switch.KeyswitchingInstrumentsletyoupressspecifickeysinthelowregistertoactasbuttonsthatchange

thearticulations.TheyareindicatedinredontheSampleTank3keyboard.VelocityswitchingInstruments

playdifferentarticulationsselectedbyhowhardyoupressthekey.Andmodwheelswitchingmovesbetween

differentarticulationsdependingonthepositionofthemodulationwheel.

KeySwitchInstrumentsshowtheswitchingkeysasredordarkgrayontheSampleTank3keyboard.Red

indicatestheactivearticulation.ToseeadescriptionoftheavailablearticulationswithinaKeySwitchInstrument,

clickanyofthecoloredkeystoopentheKeySwitcheswindowthatshowseacharticulationlabeledonthe

switchingnotes.Thisexampleshowsamulti-articulationViolaInstrumentwiththeDetachearticulationselected.

Finally,thereareLoopinstruments,audiogroovesthatareplayedbackinSampleTank3assinglenotesonthe

keyboard.Loopinstrumentshaveagrayloopiconnexttotheirname.TherearetwokindsofLoopinstruments:

Drum/PercussiongroovesthatprovideseveraldifferentperformancesperInstrumentinthesamestyleand

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tempo,andConstructionKitInstrumentsthatprovidethebuildingblocksforacompletegroovewithdifferent

instrumentloopsoneachkey.

3.1.2-LoopInstrumentsandGlobalPlay

YoucansetspecificLoopInstrumentnotestostartplayingautomaticallywhentheGlobalPlaybuttonis

pressed.ToassignLoopInstrumentnotestorespondtoGlobalPlay,firstpresstheGlobalPlaybutton,then

playthenotesfortheloopsyouwanttoassign.PresstheGlobalPlaybuttonagaintostop,andsavethecurrent

Multi.TheMultiwillthenrememberwhichloopnotesyouassigned,andthenexttimeyoupressGlobalPlay,

thoseloopnoteswillplayautomaticallyandinsyncwithanyassignedMIDIPatterns.Youcandothistomix-

and-matchaudioloopswithMIDIPatternsonmultiplePartssothatGlobalPlaycanstartandstopanentire

arrangementofaudioloopsandMIDIPatterns.

arrangementofaudioloopsandMIDIPatterns. 17 3 - PLAY page

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3.1.3-SyncingLoops

InstrumentsintheLoopscategoryhavetheiroriginaltempointhename.Forexample,“Dubstep1140bpm.”

WhenyouloadaLoopInstrument,youwillseeaSYNCbuttonontherightsideoftheMACROpanel.Clickthis

buttontochangetheLoopInstrument’stempotomatchtheglobaltempothatisdisplayedinthebottombar.

Whenusedasaplug-in,thiswillusuallybethetemposetbyyourD.A.W.orhostapplication.

3.2-TheMULTItab

ClicktheMULTItabtobrowseandloadSampleTank3Multis.AMultiisthecollectionofall16Partswiththeir

Instruments,effectsandPatterns.WhenaMultiisloaded,youwillseethecontentsofthe16Partslistedinthe

PartBrowserontheright.

PartBrowserontheright.

ThelistofMultisisattheleft.DoubleclicktoloadaMulti.

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3.2.1-MultiMenu

ThemenuiconinthelowerleftletsyouperformfilemanagementfunctionssuchasSave,SaveAs,Rename,

DeleteandImportMultifrompreviousSampleTankformatssuchasSampleTank2.5andPoweredby

SampleTankproductssuchasMiroslavPhilharmonikandSonikSynth2.

3.2.2-SearchMultis

3.2.2-SearchMultis

Tosearch,clickthemagnifyingglassiconatthebottomofthebrowser,andtypeawordorphraseinthesearch field.Onlythesearchresultswillappearwhilethegraysearchfieldisopen.ClicktheXattherightofthesearch

fieldtoclosethesearchandreturntodisplayingallavailableSampleTank3Multisinthebrowser.

3.2.3-RescanMultis

3.2.3-RescanMultis

IfyouhavemodifiedthecontentsoftheMultisfolderinyourmasterdiskpath,thenyoumustrescanthefolder

soSampleTank3canupdateitsdatabaseofavailableMultis.Justclicktherescanarrowicontodothis.

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3.3-TheINSTRUMENTStab

ClicktheINSTRUMENTStabtobrowseandloadSampleTank3Instrumentsintoanyofthe16Parts.

3.3.1-InstrumentsMenu

ThemenuiconinthelowerleftletsyouperformfilemanagementfunctionssuchasSave,SaveAs,Renameand

DeleteaswellasImportLegacyInstrumentsfrompreviousSampleTankformatssuchasSampleTank2.5and

PoweredbySampleTankproductssuchasMiroslavPhilharmonikandSonikSynth2.Hereyoucanalsousethe

ImportSamplesfunctiontoloadAIFForWAVsamplesintoSampleTank3tocreateyourownuserinstruments.

Import Legacy Instruments

Import Legacy Instruments

ClickthisfunctiontouseyourpreviousSampleTanklibrariesandPoweredbySampleTankvirtualinstruments

inSampleTank3.WhenyouclickImportLegacyInstrument,adialogwillappearaskingyoutonameyour

importedInstrumentlibrary.ThiswillbenameofthefolderthatappearsintheactualSampleTank3browserthat

willcontainalloftheimportedinstrumentsyouareconverting.

willcontainalloftheimportedinstrumentsyouareconverting. 20 3 - PLAY page

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ClicktheBROWSEbuttontosetthediskpathofthelegacylibrarythatyouwishtoimport.Forexample,ifyou areimportingMiroslavPhilharmonik,thenyoushouldchoosethemasterlibraryfolderforMiroslavPhilharmonik

here.SampleTank3willreadfromthesourcelibraryyouchooseandthenrewritethesamplesandInstruments

intoyourspecifiedSampleTank3diskpathasitconvertsthemtoSampleTank3format.

Import Sample

ClickthisfunctiontoconvertyoursamplesintoSampleTank3Instruments.WhenyouclickImportSamples,a

dialogwillappearaskingyoutoselectthediskpathofyoursourcesamples.ClicktheBrowsebuttontodefine

thediskpathofthesamplesyouwanttoimporttocreateanewSampleTank3Instrument.TheNAMEfieldis

whereyouenterthenameofyournewInstrument.ThisistheInstrumentnamethatwillappearinSampleTank

3.TheCATEGORYfieldletsyouassignyournewInstrumenttooneoftheexistingSampleTank3sound

categories.Ifyoursampleshaveacommontempo–suchasacollectionofgrooveloops–entertheirtempoin

theBPMfield.

Lastly,theROOTNOTESELECTIONsectionletsyoudefinehowSampleTankwillmapyoursamplesacross thekeyboard.ChooseNAMEifyouwanttomanuallynameyoursamplefilestosettheirrootnotes.Youmust typethenotenamefirstandwithnospaceswithinthenotename.Leaveaspaceafterthenotenamefor anyexplanatorytext.SampleTankwillonlylookattheinformationbeforethefirstspaceinthefilename.For

example:C#1ElectricBass.aif.DonotuseC#1-ElectricBass.aiforC#1_ElectricBass.aifasSampleTankwillnot

beabletoreadthenoteinfowithadash,underscoreorothercharacterbeforethefirstspace.

Ifyouhaveacollectionofloopsorsoundeffects,andyoujustwanttomapthesampleschromatically,choose

theCHROMATICFROMoptionandthensetthekeyonwhichyouwantthefirstnotetoappear.Yoursamples

willbemappedfromthatnoteascendingchromatically.

WhenyouhaveenteredalltheinformationintheInstrumentImportdialog,clickIMPORTtocreateyournew

SampleTank3Instrument.

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3.3.2-TheINFObutton

ClickINFOtoshowaninformationalpanelforthecurrentlyselectedInstrumentinthebrowser.Thepanelshows auniqueiconfortheselectedInstrumentalongwiththeamountofmemorythattheInstrumentrequires.There

isalsoatextdescriptionoftheInstrumentandaMacrofieldthatlistswhatthe8knobsareassignedtoon

theMACROpanelthatisjustabovethekeyboard.NotethattheINFOpanelrepresentstheInstrumentthatis

selectedinthebrowserandnottheInstrumentthatisactuallyloadedintotheselectedPart.

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3.3.3-SearchInstruments

Tosearch,clickthemagnifyingglassiconatthebottomofthebrowser,andtypeawordorphraseinthesearch field Onlythesearchresultswillappearwhilethegraysearchfieldisopen.ClicktheXattherightofthesearch

fieldtoclosethesearchandreturntodisplayingallavailableSampleTank3Instrumentsinthebrowser.

3.3.4-RescanInstruments

3.3.4-RescanInstruments

IfyouhavemodifiedthecontentsoftheInstrumentsfolderinyourmasterdiskpath,thenyoumustrescanthe

foldersoSampleTank3canupdateitsdatabaseofavailableInstruments.Justclicktherescanarrowicontodo

this.

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3.4 - The PATTERNS tab

Click the PATTERNS tab to browse and load SampleTank 3 Patterns onto individual keyboard keys in each of

the16Parts.Youcanputonepatternoneverykeyusingupto128keys(128MIDInotes)perPart.Youcanalso

dragpatternsdirectlyintothearrangewindowofyourDAWproject,withalloftheireditedsettings,thiswaythe

SampleTank3MIDIpatternscanbeconvenientlyusedinyourarrangementtogetherwithallothertracksinyour

composition.

composition. 3.4.1-LoadingPatterns

3.4.1-LoadingPatterns

ToloadaPatternontoakeyinthecurrentlyselectedPart,simplydragthePatternfromthebrowserontothe

keyofyourchoice.Alternatively,youcandouble-clickthePatternname,anditwillautomaticallyloadintoC0

orthenextavailablechromaticnoteaboveifaPatternalreadyexistsinC0.YoucanalsodragaPatternstraight

intoaMIDItrackofyourDAW’sarrangewindowwhereitwillappearasnewMIDIdatathatintegrateswithyour

compositionthatyoucaneditatwill.

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3.4.2-SelectingPatterns

SinceeachPartcanholdupto128Patterns,youmustselectwhichpatternisdisplayedinthePartVieweron

therighttomakeadjustmentstoitsIntensity,TranposeandQuantizevalues.ToselectaPatternthatisalready

loaded,justclickthekeyontheSampleTank3keyboardorselectthepatternfromthedrop-downmenu,and

youwillseeitsnameandeditvaluesappearinthePartrowinthePartViewer.

3.4.3-RemovingPatterns

ToremoveaPattern,clickthekeyboardkeytoselectitorselectitfromthedrop-downmenu,thenclicktheXin

theDELETEcolumntoclearthePatternfromthekey.

3.4.4-GLOBALPlayButton

InadditiontotriggeringthePatternfromaMIDInoteonthekeyboard,youcanstartandstopthecurrently selectedPatternbyclickingtheGlobalPlayButton.NotethatyoucanhaveaPatternselectedinmultipleParts simultaneously.ThisgivesyoutheabilitytotriggermanyPatternsaswellasaudioloopssimultaneouslyifyou

choose.Seesection3.1.2forhowtoassignaudioloopstoGlobalPlay.

3.4.5-PatternINTENSITYSlider

UsethisslidertoscaletheMIDIvelocitieswithinthePatterntomakethenoteslouderorsofter.Theintensity

valueisalsoappliedwhenyoudragthePatternintoyourDAWtimeline.

3.4.6-PatternKEY

ClickanddragthevalueupordowntotransposethecurrentlyselectedPattern.Pitchedpatternsaredisplayed

intheiroriginalkey(C,C#,D,etc.),andnon-pitchedpatternssuchasdrumandpercussionpatternsare

displayedwithasemitoneoffset.NotethatwhenyouselectakeyintheKeyMatchcontrolinthebottombar

(nexttothetempoindicator),allloadedPatternswillautomaticallyplayintheselectedkeywithouttheneedof

transposing.

3.4.7-PatternQUANTIZE

SelectanysettingintheQUANTIZEdrop-downmenutore-quantizethecurrentlyselectPattern.Youcanturna

straightgrooveintoaswinggroove,atripletgrooveintoastraightgrooveorevenaloosegrooveintoatighter

groove.

3.4.8-PatternAuditionPlayButton

ClickthisbuttontoactivatethePatternaudition.Whenactive,thePatternthatyouselectinthebrowserwill

automaticallyplaytheInstrumentloadedintothecurrentlyselectedPart.

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3.4.9-OctaveShiftButtons

The-1,=and+1buttonsletyoushifttheoctaveofthePatternpreviewwhenauditioninginthebrowser.

3.4.10-SearchPatterns

Tosearch,clickthemagnifyingglassiconatthebottomofthebrowser,andtypeawordorphraseinthesearch field Onlythesearchresultswillappearwhilethegraysearchfieldisopen.ClicktheXattherightofthesearch

fieldtoclosethesearchandreturntodisplayingallavailableSampleTank3Patternsinthebrowser.

3.4.11-RescanPatterns

IfyouhavemodifiedthecontentsofthePatternsfolderinyourmasterdiskpath,thenyoumustrescanthe

foldersoSampleTank3canupdateitsdatabaseofavailablePatterns.Justclicktherescanarrowicontodo

this.

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3.5-TheLIVEtab

ClicktheLIVEtabtobrowseandworkwithSetListsforlivegigs.ASetListisusedtomanagehowsamplesare

loadedforgroupsofMultisinordertofacilitatefasterswitchingbetweenMultisonstage.ThinkofaSetListlike

theactualsetlistyoucreateforalivegig:Itisagroupofsongsthatyouwillplayinaparticular“set”onstage.

EachSetListcontainsseveralSongs.EachSongcontainsoneormoreMultis,theactualsoundsthatyouwill

playwithineachSong.YoucanchangeSongsandMultiswithintheSetListviauser-assignableMIDIProgram

Changesorwithasimpledouble-click.

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3.5.1-SetLists

TheSetLististheobjectthatisstoredundertheLivetab.ASetListcontainsSongs,andSongscontainMultis.

EachSetListcanstoreupto64Songs,andeachSongcancontainupto16Multis.YoumanuallyloadtheSet

ListintotheSampleTank3Livetabbrowser,andthenyoucanuseMIDIProgramChangemessagestoload

SongsandMultiswithineachSong.Double-clickthedesiredSetListinthebrowsertoloadit.

3.5.2-TheSongColumn

Thereare64slotsintheSONGcolumn.HereyoucanclickintheSongnamefieldandenterthenameof

eachSongwithintheSetList.TheSongnumberintheleftcolumnisforyourreferenceonlyanddoesNOT

correspondtoaMIDIProgramChangenumber.YousettheMIDIProgramChangenumberthatwillloadthe

SongintheSONGMIDIPCcolumnontheright.TypetheMIDIProgramChangenumberfortheSonginthe

SONGMIDIPCfield.ThenwhenSampleTankreceivesthatMIDIProgramChangenumber,itwillloadtheSong

andallsamplesfortheMultiswithinitalongwiththefirstMulti.

3.5.3-TheMultiColumn

Clickthedrop-downmenuontheleftofeachslottoassignanyofyourSampleTankMultistothe16slots.Then

clickintheMIDIPCcolumnontherightandentertheMIDIProgramChangenumberyouwanttoassigntothe

Multi.ThenwhenSampleTankreceivesthatMIDIProgramChangenumber,itwillautomaticallyloadtheMulti.

3.5.4-MemoryManagementinLIVEmode

WhenaSongisloaded,SampleTankloadsthesamplesforallMultiswithintheSong.ThishelpstheMultisto

loadmuchfasterwhichiscriticalduringliveperformanceasthesamplesarealreadyinmemorylikeahardware

synthesizer.Withthismemorymanagementsystem,youcanevenuseasingle“Song”foryourentiresetifyou

don’tusetoomanydifferentMultis.LIVEmodegivesyouthepowertoconfiguresampleloadingthewayyou

wanttobestfityourcustomneeds.

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3.6-QuickAccessPanel

All4mainpagesofSampleTank3provideyouwithaQuickAccessPanelatthebottomoftheinterfacethat

letsyouaccessthemostcommonlyusedparametersforthecurrentlyloadedInstrumentaswellasallofits

assignedinserteffects.ClickMACROtoviewthe8controlsthathavebeencustomizedforeachInstrument,or

ClickFXtoaccessanyofthe5inserteffectslotsfortheInstrument.OntheFXpanel,selectoneofthe5insert

effectslotsbyclickingtheslot1-5buttonsontheleft.Clickthetoppartoftheslotbuttontodisableorre-enable

theeffect.TheredLEDwilllighttoindicatethestateoftheeffect.TheLEDisredwhentheeffectisactiveand

darkwhenitisbypassed.Usethedrop-downmenuabovetheslotnumberstochangetheeffectinthecurrent

effectslotorloadaneweffectintoanemptyslot.

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Chapter 4 – The MIX page

SampleTank 3 Chapter 4 – The MIX page 4.1-Overview

4.1-Overview

TheMIXpageiswhereyouadjustthevolume,panandeffectsfortheinstrumentsloadedintothe16Parts.

EachPartisrepresentedbyamixingboard-stylechannelnumberedfrom1-16.AswiththePartVieweronthe

PLAYpage,thePartChannelsontheMIXpageeachholdoneSampleTank3Instrumentandits5possible

inserteffects.Totherightofthe16PartChannelsare4EffectReturnChannelswhereyoucanloadmoreglobal-

styleeffectslikereverbsanddelaysthatcanbefedbymultipleInstrumentsviatheeffectsendsontheindividual

Partchannels.EachEffectReturnChannelhas5effectslotsjustlikethePartChannels.Andthenatthefar

rightistheMasterChannelwhichprocessesthemasteroutput.TheMasterChannelalsohas5effectslots.The

21totalchannelsofSampleTank3giveyoutheflexibilitytoloadasmanyas105simultaneouseffects.Your

computer’sCPUpoweristheonlylimitation!

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4.1.1-INSTRUMENTandMULTIMenus

AtthetoprightoftheMIXpagearetwomenuslabeledINSTRUMENTandMULTI.Clickthenametoexpandthe

drop-downmenuwhereyoucanperformfilemanagementtasksforbothInstrumentsandthecurrentlyloaded

MultiincludingSave,SaveAs,RenameandDelete.

MultiincludingSave,SaveAs,RenameandDelete. 4.1.2-InstrumentIconDisplay

4.1.2-InstrumentIconDisplay

Clicktheguitariconatthetoprighttoshowtheiconsforthecurrentlyloadedinstrumentsinplaceoftheinsert

effectsforthePartChannels.

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4.2-TheMIXChannelStrips

Eachofthe21channelsinSampleTank3hasitsownstereomixerchannelstrip.Fromthetop,thereare5

inserteffectslots,theeffectslockandsaveicons,the4effectsends,thepanslider,muteandsolobuttons,the

volumeslider,theoutputselectorandtheinstrumentname.

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4.2.1-InsertEffects

Eachchannelhas5slotsthathold“inserteffects.”Inserteffectsareeffectprocessorsthatareusedonlyforthe

specificchannel.Forexample,ifyouhaveapianoinPart1andloadanequalizerintothefirstinserteffectslot,

thatequalizerwillonlyaffectthepiano.Theslotsareserializedfromtoptobottom,sotheeffectinthehigher

slotfeedstheeffectinthelowerslot.Thisisparticularlysignificantfordynamicsprocessorslikecompressors

andlimiterswhosebehaviorwillchangewhenEQoranylevelchangesinthehigherslotsaremade.

Toloadaninserteffect,clicktheslotwhereyouwanttoputit.Apop-upmenuwillappearthatletsyouchoose

from7effectcategories.Clickaneffectcategorytoshowtheavailableeffectsinside,andthenclickthespecific

effectyouwantinordertoloaditintotheeffectslot.Tochangeanexistingeffect,simplyclickittore-openthe

pop-upmenu.Tocleartheeffectslotandremoveaneffect,clicktheslotandselect“Empty.”

4.2.2-EffectsLock

YoucanlocktheinserteffectslotssothatthecurrenteffectsdonotchangewhenanewInstrumentloaded.For

example,perhapsyouhavesetupachainofguitareffectsincludingstompboxes,ampandoutboardeffects,

butyouwanttotryloadingdifferentguitarInstrumentswhilemaintainingthesameeffects.Simplyclickthelock

icontolockthechannel’seffectsandpreventthemfrombeingreplacedbyeffectsthatarenormallyassociated

withthenewinstrumentyouareloading.

withthenewinstrumentyouareloading. 4.2.3-Save/LoadEffects

4.2.3-Save/LoadEffects

Clickthe+buttontoopenapop-upmenuwhereyoucanstoreyourcurrenteffectsettingsortoloadasaved

effectpreset.

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4.2.4-EffectSends

EachPartChannelhas4effectsendsrepresentedbyasingleknobwiththenumbers1-4below.Selectoneof

the4effectsendsbyclickingtheeffectsendnumber,andthentheknobwillshowthevalueforthateffectsend.

Eacheffectsendcontrolshowmuchofthechannel’ssignalissenttoeachofthe4EffectReturnChannelsat

thefarrightofthemixer.TheEffectReturnChannelscancontainanyeffectsyoulike,butgenerallytheyare

usedformoreglobaleffectslikereverbanddelaywheremultipleinstrumentscanbefedintothesameeffect(a

piano,guitarandsynthleadallgoingtothesamereverb,forexample).

ThereisalsoaPREbuttonforeacheffectsendthatletsyousettheeffectsendto“pre-fader,”meaningthatthe effectsendknobisnotaffectedbythevolumesliderposition.WhenthePREbuttonisnotactive,thedefault state,theeffectsendwillbeincreasedordecreasedbythepositionofthevolumeslider.Soifyouhaveapiano

onChannel1thatissendingtoareverb,whenyouturnthevolumesliderup,thesendtothereverbwillalso

increase.Butifyouwantthereverbleveltostaythesamebutonlychangethedrylevelofthesound,clickPRE

tomaketheeffectsendpre-faderandnotaffectedbythevolumeslider.

4.2.5-PanSlider

Eachchannelhasapansliderthatdeterminestheplacementofthechannelinthestereoimage.Thepan

positionisdisplayedabovethesliderandupdatesasyoumoveit.

4.2.6-MuteandSoloButtons

Clickthered“M”buttontomutethechannel.Clickthegreen“S”buttontosolothechannelsoyouonlyhear

thatchannelandnoothers(unlessotherchannelsarealsoinsolo).Youcanmuteandsolomultiplechannels

simultaneously.

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4.2.7-VolumeSlider

Clickanddragthevolumesliderupanddowntochangethevolumeofthechannel.Thevolumesettingis

displayedontheleftindecibels(dB).

4.2.8-MasterChannel

AtthefarrightofthemixeristheMasterChannel.Thisletsyouperform“busprocessing”onyourcomplete

SampleTankmixsuchasmasteringEQ,compressionorlimiting,orevensomeglobalreverbtogiveyour

completeSampleTankmixsomeambience.

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Chapter 5 – The EDIT page

SampleTank 3 Chapter 5 – The EDIT page 5.1-Overview

5.1-Overview

ClicktheEDITbuttontoopentheeditorwhereyoucanadjustthevarioussynthesizerparametersforthe

InstrumentinthecurrentlyselectedPart.YoucanchangethecurrentPartbyclickingthePartnumbersonthe

farright.ThenameoftheInstrumentthatisloadedintothecurrentPartisdisplayedattheupperright.

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5.1.1-INSTRUMENTandMULTIMenus

AsontheMIXpage,atthetoprightoftheEDITpagearetwomenuslabeledINSTRUMENTandMULTI.Click

thenametoexpandthedrop-downmenuwhereyoucanperformfilemanagementtasksforbothInstruments

andthecurrentlyloadedMultiincludingSave,SaveAs,RenameandDelete.

5.2-ThePARTStrip

5.2-ThePARTStrip

ThetoprowoftheEDITpagecontainsparametersrelatedtothePartthatareNOTsavedwiththeSampleTank

3Instrumentfile.SincethePartparametersrelatetohowtheInstrumentinteractswithInstrumentsinotherParts

(Polyphony,MIDIChannel,Range,etc.),thesesettingsaresavedwiththeMulti.

5.2.1-MIDIChanneldrop-downmenu

5.2.1-MIDIChanneldrop-downmenu

Clickthefieldabove“MIDICh.”toselecttheMIDIChannelthatthecurrentpartwillrespondto.Youcan

assignseveralPartstothesameMIDIChanneltocreatesplitsandlayers,orassignthePartstodifferentMIDI

Channelsformulti-timbralsequencingorlivepeformancewithmultiplekeyboardsorcontrollers.

5.2.2-Polyphony

ThissetsthemaximumnumberofnotesthatSampleTankwillplayonthecurrentPart.Thisletsyoupreserve

CPUpowerbypreventingSampleTankfromplayingtoomanynotesonspecificpartswhenyouhavedense

orbusyarrangmentsand/orareusingacomputerwithlessCPUpower.Whenyourincomingnotesexceed

themaximumpolyphonyforthePart,therearetwowarningindicators:OnthePLAYpage,theMIDICHforthe

Partturnsredforonesecond,andontheEDITpage,a“!”appearsnexttothePolyphony.The“!”resetswhen

clicked.

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5.2.3-Transpose

ShifttheMIDIinputtothePartbyupto+/-60semitonestoplaythePartindifferentkeysoroctaves.

5.2.4-NoteRange

SetthelowandhighMIDInotelimitthatthecurrentPartwillrespondto.Thisisparticularlyusefulforsettingup

splitswhereyoucanhavemultipleInstrumentsspreadacrossthekeyboardindifferentrangessuchasabass

ontheleftandapianoontheright.

5.2.5-VelocityRange

Setthelowandhighvelocitylimitthatthecurrentpartwillrespondto.Thesesettingsletyoucreatevelocity

splitswhereyoucanplaymultipleinstrumentssimplybyplayingdifferentvelocities.Forexample,youcould

haveapianosettoplayinthefullvelocityrangeononePart,butthenhaveorchestralbrassthatcomesinonly

atthehighestvelocitiesonanotherPart.

5.2.6-Pan

ThisisthepanpositionofthePartandcorrespondstothepansliderontheMIXpage.

5.2.7-Volume

ThisisthevolumeofthePartandcorrespondstothevolumesliderontheMIXpage.

5.2.8-MuteandSolobuttons

ThesebuttonsallowyoutomuteorsolothecurrentPart.TheycorrespondtotheMuteandSolobuttonsonthe

MIXpage.

5.2.9-Zonebutton

ClickingtheZonebuttonletsyoumakeadjustmentstoonlyoneparticularareaofthekeyboard.Forexample,if

youonlywanttoadjustthereleasetimeofthetopnotesofapiano,clickZone,andthenselectthatareaofthe

keyboard.Theavailablezoneswillbedisplayedindifferentshadesofred.

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5.3-TheSAMPLEStrip

ThisstripiswhereyousetthebasicplaybackengineparametersfortheloadedInstrument.

5.3.1-Pitch

5.3.1-Pitch

Thisadjuststhetuninginsemitoneincrementswitharange+/-36half-steps.

5.3.2-Fine

Thisadjuststhetuningin1-centincrementswitharangeof+/-100cents.

5.3.3-Bend

Thissetstherangethatthepitchwheelwillbendthepitchinsemitoneincrementswithrangeof+/-24half-

steps.

5.3.4-SamplePan

ThissetsthepositionoftheInstrumentorselectedzoneinthestereofield.Thisistheactualpanningofthe

sampleswithintheInstrumentandisdifferentthanthePartPancontrolinthePartStripabove.TheSamplePan

letsyoupanzonesdifferentlywithinasingleinstrumentsuchastomswithinadrumkit.

5.3.5-SynthesisTypes

SampleTank3letsyouchoosebetweenthreepowerfulsampleengines:Resampling,PitchShift/TimeStretch

andSTRETCH(SampleTankREsynthesisTeCHnology).

Resamplingisthemethodusedbyconventionalsamplersthatchangesboththepitchandtempoofasample

atthesametimeinthewayaturntableortapeplayerwould.Itprovidesthecleanestpossiblesoundsinceit

justplaysbackthesampleatdifferentplaybackratesdependingonthedesiredpitchwithoutanycomplexmath

beingappliedtothesound.

Pitch Shift / Time Stretchgivesyouseparatecontroloverpitchandtime.Thisengineisbestsuitedforuse withloopswithmultipleinstrumentsordensecontent.Whenthisengineisselected,youalsogetaccesstoa Graincontrolknobthatletsyouworkmoreeffectivelywiththespecificsoundyouareprocessing.

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STRETCH(SampleTankREsynthesisTeCHnology)givesyouseparatecontrolofpitch,timeandharmonic content.STRETCHisdesignedtoshiftasamplewithoutalteringitsformants.Conversely,italsoletsyou intentionallyshifttheformantsortime(sampleduration)independentlyfrompitch.Forexample,STRETCHlets youbendnotesonavoice,saxophone,violin,brass,andmostacousticsampleswithoutmakingitsounding artificial.Itcanbeusedtomakeapianosounddarkerorbrigther,tomakeanacousticguitartosoundthinner orthicker,andsoon.Itcanalsobeusedtoextendvocalsamplesacrossthekeyboardwhilesoundingmore naturalthantraditionalresampling.Forloops,thisengineworksbestwithsingleinstruments,butcansometimes workwithmorecomplexsoniccontentaswell(oftenweirdbutinterestingeffectscanbecreatedthisway).To keepaloopinsync,SampleTankneedstoknowtheBPMoftheloop.AllloopInstrumentsfromIKMultimedia

providetheBPMinthefilenameandintheBPMfieldasa3-digitnumberthatSampleTank3reads.Foruser

samples,thebestpracticeistosimplyenterthetempointheBPMfieldwhenimporting.

WhenyouselectoneofthetwoSTRETCHoptions(STRETCHNOTEorSTRETCHPHRASE),SampleTank

performsapre-analysisonthecontent.Thenyoucanadjustboththetimeandtheharmoniccontentofthe

soundinreal-time.

5.3.6-RoundRobinFreeze

Roundrobinplaybackusesseveral“takes”ofthesamenotetocreateamorerealistic-soundinginstrument

andavoidtheold“machinegun”effectofrepeatingthesamesampleoverandover.Itisparticularlyeffective

withdrumsandwithbasssampleswherethesamenoteisrepeatedoften.However,sometimesitcanbemore

desirabletorepeatthesamesampleandturnroundrobinplaybackoff.TheRoundRobinFreezebuttonletsyou

stoproundrobinplaybackandsetstheInstrumenttoplayonlythecurrentlyactiveroundrobinsample.When

thebuttonislit,roundrobinplaybackisactive,andsampleswillalternatewhennewnotesareplayed.Whenthe

buttonisunlit,onlythelastvariationplayedwillcontinuetoplaymakingtheinstrumentintoamoretraditional

sampledinstrumentwithjustonesamplepernoteandvelocityrange.

5.3.7-ElementSelector

ThissectionletsyouchoosethespecificElementoftheSampleTankInstrumentthatyouwanttoedit.The drop-downmenuletsyouchoosetheElementinamulti-articulationinstrumentsuchasaviolinthatuseskey switchingtochangebetweensustained,staccato,detachéandpizzicatoarticulations.Italsoletsyouchoose theElementinlayeredinstrumentssuchasapianoandstringssound.Notethatchangestoparametersonthe EDITpageonlyapplytothecurrentlyselectedElement,soalwaysmakesureyouhavethedesiredElement

selected.AlsonotethatmanySampleTank3Instruments–andespeciallylegacyInstruments–willhaveonly

oneElement.

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5.4-TheFILTERStrip

Thisiswhereyouselectandadjustthesynthesizerfilter.Youcanchoosefromvariousfiltertypes,modesand

slopesandalsojustthecutofffrequency,resonanceandoverdrive(whereapplicable).

5.4.1-FilterTypeMenu

5.4.1-FilterTypeMenu

Usethedrop-downmenutoselectthetypeoffilterandfiltermodeyouwant.Therearemanydifferentfilter

options,andeachwillapplyadifferentcolorationtothesound.LowPassfiltersremovehighfrequencycontent

andallow“lowstopass”through.HighPassfiltersremovelowfrequencycontentandallow“highstopass”

through.BandPassfiltersremovebothlowandhighfrequencycontentandallowonlytheselected“bandto

pass”through.PeakandNotchfiltersapplyanarrowboostandcutattheselectedfrequency,respectively.

TheFormantfilterprovidesavocal-styleshapethatchangeswiththefrequency,andthePhaserfiltercreatesa

comb-filteringall-passsoundthatisespeciallysuitableforsynthesizedsounds.

5.4.2-FilterFrequency

Thisisthecutofffrequencyofthefilter.Thisknobwillcreatedifferenteffectsdependingonthefiltertypeand

modeselected.Ingeneral,thefrequencyknobcontrolsthepointinthespectrumatwhichthefilterwillstartits

processing.

5.4.3-Resonance

Thisknobcontrolstheemphasisofthefilteratthecutofffrequency.Thehigherthevalue,thegreaterthefilter

effectatthecutofffrequencyorasthefilterpassesthroughthecutofffrequencywhenbeingmodulated.Ina

traditionallowpassorhighpassfilter,highresonancesettingscanproduceawhistlingeffectasthefilteris

modulatedbyanenvelopeorLFO.

5.4.4-Overdrive

Someofthefiltertypes,suchastheMLadderfilters,allowyoutodistorttheinputtofiltersimilartohowmany

classicanalogsynthesizersbehavewhentheiroscillatoroutputmixlevelissethighbeforegoingintothefilter

section.

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5.5-TheVELOCITYStrip

Thissectionletsyouprogramhowvelocitywillaffectthesound.

5.5.1-VelocitytoAmpknob

5.5.1-VelocitytoAmpknob

Thiscontrolshowvelocitywillaffecttheamplitude(orvolume)ofthesound.Highervaluesgivesagreaterrange

ofsoft-to-louddependingonthevelocityplayed.

5.5.2-VelocitytoPitchknob

Thisallowsvelocitytocontrolthepitchofthesound.Whenitisturnedclockwise,theharderyouplay,thehigher

thepitchofthesound.Whenitisturnedcounterclockwise,theharderyouplay,thelowerthepitchofthesound.

5.5.3-VelocitytoResonanceknob

Thisletsyoumodulatethefilterresonancebasedonhowhardyouhitthekey.Whentheknobisturned

clockwise,hardervelocitieswillincreasethefilterresonance.Whentheknobisturnedcounterclockwise,harder

velocitieswilldecreasethefilterresonance.

5.5.4-VelocitytoFilterknob

Thisletsyoucontrolthecutofffrequencyofthefilterwithhowhardyouhitthekey.Whentheknobisturned

clockwise,hardervelocitieswillincreasethefiltercutofffrequency.Whentheknobisturnedcounterclockwise,

hardervelocitieswilldecreasethefiltercutofffrequency.Thisisagreatwaytoaddexpressionbymakingthe

soundbrighterordarkerdependingonhowhardyouplay.

5.5.5-VelocitytoLFO1Depthknob

ThiscontrolstheamplitudeoftheLFO1sourcebasedonhowhardyoupressthekey.Inordertohearthis

effect,LFO1mustalreadybeassignedtomodulatePitch,Filterand/orLevelintheLFOsection.Whenthat

assignmentismade,thisknobwillcontrolhowmuchtheLFOmodulatesthosedestinationsbasedonthenote

velocity.Forexample,youcanincreasethevibratoonaguitarsoundbyhittingthenoteharder.

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5.5.6-VelocitytoEnv2Sustain

ThisletsyoucontroltheSustainstageofEnvelope2–usuallythefilterenvelope–withhowhardyoupressthe

key.Inthecaseoffiltermodulation,hardervelocitiescankeepthefiltersustainingatahigherfrequency,while

softervelocitiesletthefilterclosedownmoreafteritdecays.

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5.6-TheLFOStrip

ThissectiondetermineshowtheLFOs(LowFrequencyOscillators)willmodulatethevariationsynthesissections

suchasPitch,FilterandAmplitude(volume).A“lowfrequencyoscillator”isaperiodicwavegeneratorthat

movesslowerthantheperceivedaudiorange,meaningthatitmovesslowenoughthatyoucanheartheactual

cyclingoftheoscillatorratherthanjustacontinuouspitch.

5.6.1-LFOSelector

5.6.1-LFOSelector

ClickeitherLFO1orLFO2toshowthesettingsforeachLowFrequencyOscillator.

5.6.2-LFOSync

ClicktheSYNCbuttontoforcetheselectedLFOtosynchronizetothehosttempo.TheRateknobwillthen

determinethenotesubdivisionatthehosttempo.LeavetheSYNCbuttonunlittolettheLFOrunatitsown

tempo,setinHertz,independentofanyhost.

5.6.3-LFOFree

Whenthisbuttonisunlit,anewLFOwavewillstartwitheachnotepressed.WhenFREEislit,theLFOwill“free

run”independentofwhennotesarepressedsothatallnoteswillsharethesameLFOlikeavintageanalog

synthesizer.

5.6.4-LFORate

ThisknobdeterminesthespeedoftheselectedLowFrequencyOscillator.WhentheSYNCbuttonislit,the

Rateknobwillchoosebetweennotesubdivisionsbasedonthehosttemposuchas1/4,1/8,1/8d(dotted

eighthnote),etc.TheFREEbuttonislit,theLFOratewillbedisplayedinHertz,thefrequency(speed)ofthefree

runningLFO.

5.6.5-LFODepth

ThisdeterminestheamplitudeoftheLFOwaveandthereforethemasteramountofitsmodulationwhenapplied

toanydestinationsuchasPitch,Filter,Leveland/orPan.

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5.6.6-LFOPhase

ThisdeterminesthestartingphasepositionoftheLFOwaveformandisparticularlyusefulforcreatingspecific

synthesizer-stylemodulationeffects.Togetthemostfromthisparameter,makesuretheFREEbuttonisNOT

active.

5.6.7-LFOFade

ThiscreatesarampeffectontheLFOwavesothatitfadesin.

5.6.8-LFOWaveform

ChooseawaveshapefortheLowFrequencyOscillatorbyclickingtheiconsincludingsquare,triangle,saw,

sineandrandom.

5.6.9-LFOtoPitchknob

ThisknobdetermineshowmuchtheselectedLFOwillmodulatethepitch(tuning)ofthesound.

5.6.10-LFOtoFilterknob

ThisknobdetermineshowmuchtheselectedLFOwillmodulatethecutofffilterfrequencyofthesound.

5.6.11-LFOtoLevelknob

ThisknobdetermineshowmuchtheselectedLFOwillmodulatethelevel(volume)ofthesound.

5.6.12-LFOtoPanknob

ThisknobdetermineshowmuchtheselectedLFOwillmodulatethepanning(left-rightposition)ofthesound.

NotethatonlyLFO2canmodulatepanning.

SampleTank 3

5.7-TheENVELOPEStrip

SampleTankhastwoenvelopesthatcanbeusedtoshapethevolume,tuningandfilterfrequencyofthesound.

Eachenvelopehasasliderfor(A)ttack,(H)old,(D)ecay,(S)ustainand(R)elease.Allparametersaretime-based

exceptforSustainwhichindicatesalevelwheretheenvelopewillremainuntilthekeyorsustainpedalis

released.

released. 5.7.1-Envelope1toLevelknob

5.7.1-Envelope1toLevelknob

ThisdeterminestheoutputlevelofEnvelope1whichcontrolsthevolumeofthesound.Becauseofitsposition

inthesignalflow,thisknobcanalsobeusedasamastervolumecontrolfortheinstrumentbeforeitgoesinto

theeffect.

5.7.2-Envelope2toFilterknob

ThisdetermineshowmuchEnvelope2willmodulatethefiltercutofffrequency.Thegreatertheknobvalue,the

greatertherangeofthefiltermodulation.

5.7.3-Envelope2toPitchknob

ThisdetermineshowmuchEnvelope2willmodulatethetuningofthesound.Thegreatertheknobvalue,the

greatertherangeofthepitchmodulation.

SampleTank 3

5.8-TheKEYStrip

Thissectiondetermineshowthekeyboardwillcontrolthesound.

5.8.1-KeyboardModemenu

5.8.1-KeyboardModemenu

Selectwhetherthekeyboardwillplaythesoundpolyphonically(manynotessimultaneouslyavailableasona pianoororgan)ormonophonically(onenoteatatimeonlylikeanearlyvintageanalogsynthesizeroratrumpet).

Therearealso2differentlegatomodesforplayingmonophonically.

5.8.2-Portamento

Thissetstheamountofgliding–orslidinginpitch–betweennotes.

5.8.3-Curve

Thissetsthecurveoftheportamentoglidebetweennotes.

SampleTank 3

Chapter 6 – MIDI control

SampleTank3letsyouassignMIDIContinuousControllers(MIDICC)toremotelycontrolmanyparameters.Use

theLEARNbuttontoassignanewcontrollerandtheCONTROLbuttontoeditthelistofexistingcontrollers.You

canalsoturnallnotesoffiftheeventnotesorcontrollersgetstuckusingthepanicbutton(!).

6.1-TheLEARNbutton

6.1-TheLEARNbutton

ClicktheLEARNbutton,thenclicktheknoborslideryouwanttocontrolinSampleTank.Thensimplymovethe

externalcontrolleryouwanttoassigntocontroltheSampleTankknoborslider.

6.2-TheCONTROLbutton

6.2-TheCONTROLbutton

ClickCONTROLtoviewandeditallofthecurrentMIDIcontrollerassignments.

Double-clickacontrollerintheMIDICont.#columntochangethecontrollerthatisassignedtotheParameterin

SampleTank 3

theleftcolumn.Double-clickintheMinorMaxcolumnstosettherangeofthecontroller,anddouble-clickinthe

Latchcolumntoturnlatchingonoroffforthespecifiedparameter.YoucanalsoclicktheREMOVEbuttoninthe

lowerlefttoremoveacontrollerassignment.

6.2.1TheControllerPARTMenu

NotethatMIDIcontrollerassignmentsareuniqueforeachPart.UsethePARTdrop-downmenutoselectwhich

Part’scontrollerassignmentsyouwanttoedit.

Part’scontrollerassignmentsyouwanttoedit. 49 6 - MIDI control

SampleTank 3

Chapter 7 – Effects

SampleTank3hasacompletesetofpowerfuldigitally-modeledeffectsprocessors.Youcanloadanyeffectinto

anyeffectslotwhetherinthePartChannels,EffectReturnChannelsorMasterChannel.Someeffectsusemore

processingpowerthanothers,somonitoryourCPUusageifyouhearclicks,popsordistortion.

7.1-FULLAMPS

7.1.1-AmericanVintageT

BasedonFender®TwinReverb®Silverfacethatwentintoproductionin1968.Itincludedaspringreverband

wasequippedwith2x12”J.B.Lansing®speakers.

wasequippedwith2x12”J.B.Lansing®speakers. 7.1.2-AmpCombo

7.1.2-AmpCombo

ThisprocessoremulateswithgreataccuracythesomeofthebestguitaramplifiersandcabinetswithlowerCPU

usage.Thiseffectisextremelyusefulwhenyouneedtoaddoverdrive,tonalcolororevenjustanadditional

midrangecharactertoanykindofsoundforamorerealisticqualitywithoutusingatraditionalequalizer.

7.1.3-BritishTubeLead BasedonMarshall®JCM900™.

7.1.3-BritishTubeLead

BasedonMarshall®JCM900™.

Thismodeliscapableofgreatrocktone,leads,andheavycrunch.Whilegrittierandalittlemoreaggressive,it

stillhastheclassictonethathasmadethisfamilyofampsahouseholdnameinRockGuitar.

stillhastheclassictonethathasmadethisfamilyofampsahouseholdnameinRockGuitar. 50 7 - Effects

SampleTank 3

7.1.4-JazzAmp120

BasedonRoland®JC-120™.

ItmayhaveJazzinitsname,butthisversatilecleansoundcanbeheardinmanygenres.Manyofthetopmetal

playerskeepthisnot-so-secretweaponinthestudioforgreatcleansounds.

7.1.5-ModernTubeLead

7.1.5-ModernTubeLead

BasedonMesa/Boogie®DualRectifier®.

Thisampisamodelofoneoftheleadersinhard,drivenrocktonesmadetoday.Capableofsearingleadsand

heavycrunch,thisamphasbeenrectifiedtocreateamodernrocktonethatishardtobeat.

7.1.6-SVTClassic

7.1.6-SVTClassic

BasedontheAmpeg®SVT-CLASSIC®Model.ThisistheauthenticandclassicAmpegtubesound.Thisall-

tubebassheaddeliversawarm,harmonicallyrichandpunchysoundthatisatrademarkfortherockbass

sound,bothliveandinthestudio.TheSVT-Classicistheampthatcreatedtherockbasssound.

sound,bothliveandinthestudio.TheSVT-Classicistheampthatcreatedtherockbasssound. 51 7 - Effects

SampleTank 3

7.2-AMPCOMPONENTS

7.2.1-Cabinet

Thisprocessoremulateswithgreataccuracythefrequencyresponseofsomeofthebestguitarcabinets.This

effectisextremelyusefulwhenyouneedtoadda‘mid-range’charactertoanykindofsound,togiveamore

realisticcharacterwithoutusinganequalizer.

realisticcharacterwithoutusinganequalizer. 7.2.2-Preamp

7.2.2-Preamp

Thisanalogmodeledprocessoremulatesthefirststageofsomeofthemostacclaimedclassictubeguitar

amplifiers.

amplifiers. 7.2.3-ToneControl

7.2.3-ToneControl

Aclassictubetonecontrolthatrecreatesthetoneshapingstagefoundonthebesttubeamplifiers.Candeliver

incrediblepresenceandwarmthtothesound.

incrediblepresenceandwarmthtothesound. 52 7 - Effects

SampleTank 3

7.3-DISTORTION

7.3.1Crusher

Thismodelaltersthesoundoftheinputsignalbychangingthesample-rate,cutofffrequencyandbydistorting

it.Thiseffectcanproduceveryaggressivedistortedsounds,morepronunciatedthanoverdrivestompboxes.

TheLowpassfilterisverycreativewhencombinedtohighdistortionlevels.

7.3.2-Distortion

7.3.2-Distortion

Thiseffectsimulatesthedistortionoccurringasyouraisethegainofanamplifier.

7.3.3-Overdrive

7.3.3-Overdrive

ThisentirelyanalogmodeledOverdriverecreatesthetoneofoneofthebestoverdrivestompboxes

7.3.4-Overscream BasedonIbanez®TubeScreamer.

7.3.4-Overscream

BasedonIbanez®TubeScreamer.

Thisisamodelofaclassicoverdrive/distortionpedalwhichhasbecomethego-tooverdrivepedalforsomeof

themostinfluentialguitarplayersofalltime.Itsbasiccontrolsmakeiteasytodialintheexactsoundyouwant.

53 7 - Effects

SampleTank 3

7.4-EQ+DYNAMICS

7.4.1-Black76

TheBlack76LimitingAmplifierismodeledafterwhatisprobablythemostused,mostknown,mostwanted,

andmostuniversallyrecognizedcompressor/limiterintheaudioindustry.Thereareprobablynoprofessionally

createdrecordswithouttracksusingthisunit.ThisFET-basedcompressorisatruelegendandapieceofhistory

withauniquesoundlargelythankstoitsinputtransformerandclassAoutputstage.

7.4.2-Compressor

7.4.2-Compressor

Thisisanultra-smoothcompressor,modeledafteraclassictubecompressor.Itcanbeverysoftandgentleon

alltypesofmaterial.

alltypesofmaterial. 7.4.3-EQComp

7.4.3-EQComp

Thiseffectfeaturesasemi-parametricEQandaneasy-to-usecompressor.Bothunitsareveryhighquality,

givingaverymusicalsoundingequalizerandan“analog-style”compression.

givingaverymusicalsoundingequalizerandan“analog-style”compression. 54 7 - Effects

SampleTank 3

7.4.4-Limiter

Thisisamulti-bandanalogmodeledlimiter.Insidetherearethreeseparatehardkneecompressorsforthelow,

midandhighbands.Itcandeliveraverypowerfulcompressiontodrumskitsandloops.Thecontrolsofthe

threecompressorsarelinkedontheinterfaceforsimplicity.ComparedagainsttheCompressor,theLimitercan

deliverafarmoreaggressivecompressioneffect.

deliverafarmoreaggressivecompressioneffect. 7.4.5-Model670 BasedontheFairchild™670.

7.4.5-Model670

BasedontheFairchild™670.

ManytopproducersandengineersrefertotheFairchild™670asthe“HolyGrailofcompressors”becauseit

impartsasoundthataddssomethingspecialtoanykindoftrack,andouremulationcapturesthatsamesonic

magic.

magic. 7.4.6-ParametricEQ

7.4.6-ParametricEQ

Anequalizerwithseparatebandswhereyoucandialinnotonlythefrequencytoboostorcutbutalsothewidth

ofthebellshape.

ofthebellshape. 55 7 - Effects

SampleTank 3

7.4.7-VintageEQ-1A

BasedonthePultec®EQP-1A.

Invirtuallyeverymajorstudio,you’relikelytoseeadistinctiveblueunitwithbigblackknobs—thePultec®

EQP-1AprogramEQ.TheVintageTubeProgramEqualizerisbasedonit.Ourpainstakingly-producedmodel

givesallthefunctionalityoftheoriginalunitanduncannilyaccuratesonicreproduction.

7.4.8-White2A

7.4.8-White2A

TheWhite2ALevelingAmplifierisbasedonalegendaryvintageunitthatisentirelytube-based.It’satotally

differentdeviceintermsofconstructionwhereallthecompressionmagichappensinsideanopticallycoupled

elementformedbyafluorescentpanelandsomephotocells:thefamedT4Aelement.Thereisnoelectronic

circuitryinvolvedwiththecompressionitself.It’sjustatubeampwithphoto-resistors,lightedbyafluorescent

paneldrivenbytheoutputsignal.Atthetimeofthisinvention,therewerenotmanywaysofmakinganaudio

compressor:onlyvariable-muandoptical.Opticalwasthesimplestone,andifproperelementsforboththelight

emittingpanelandthephotocellswerematched,magichappened.

emittingpanelandthephotocellswerematched,magichappened. 56 7 - Effects

SampleTank 3

7.5-MODULATION

7.5.1-AMModulation

Thiseffectisdesignedtoproduceatonalcharactertotallydifferentfromtheoriginalwhenappliedtoacomplex

soundbyusingthecarrierfrequencytomodulatethevolumeofthesound.YoucanclicktheFromMIDIbutton

tosettheeffect’scarrierfrequencytobecontrolledviaincomingMIDInotes.

7.5.2-Chorus

7.5.2-Chorus

Aclassicstereochoruswhichaddsspaceanddepthtothesound.

7.5.3-ChorusC1 BasedonBoss®CE-1.

7.5.3-ChorusC1

BasedonBoss®CE-1.

Amodelofaclassicbucked-brigadeanalogChorus/Vibratounit.ItprovidesbothanalogChorusandanalog

Vibratoeffects,wheninChorusmodethemodulationwillbelushandslow,wheninVibratoeffectthe

modulationwillbefasterandmorenoticeable.

modulationwillbefasterandmorenoticeable. 57 7 - Effects

SampleTank 3

7.5.4-ElectricFlanger

BasedonElectro-Harmonix®ElectricMistress.

Thisstompboxisamodelofavintageflanger/filtermatrixusedbymanywell-knownguitariststoachieveclassic

sounds.Whileithasamazingwarmth,itisalsocapableofveryversatilechorusandringmodulationtypesounds.

7.5.5-EnvFlanger

7.5.5-EnvFlanger

Thisparticularkindofflangerhasitsfeedbackparameter,whichisinternallycontrolledbytheenvelopeofthe

audiosignal.

audiosignal. 7.5.6-Flanger

7.5.6-Flanger

TheFlangercreatesasharpersoundbyaddingametallicresonancetothesound(likeajetairplanetakingoff

andlanding).

andlanding). 7.5.7-FMModulation

7.5.7-FMModulation

Thiseffectisdesignedtoproduceatonalcharactertotallydifferentfromtheoriginalwhenappliedtoacomplex

soundbyusingthecarrierfrequencytomodulatethepitchofthesound.Itcanreplicatethesoundsofsome

synthesissystemslikeFMorringmodulation.YoucanclicktheFromMIDIbuttontosettheeffect’scarrier

frequencytobecontrolledviaincomingMIDInotes.

frequencytobecontrolledviaincomingMIDInotes. 58 7 - Effects

SampleTank 3

7.5.8-MultiChorus

Thisisaspecialtypeofchoruseffectwitharandompitchingcharacter.Itisdesignedtobelessregularand

noticeablethanaclassicchorus.

noticeablethanaclassicchorus. 7.5.9-OptoTremolo BasedonFender®Opto-Tremolo.

7.5.9-OptoTremolo

BasedonFender®Opto-Tremolo.

ThismodelisbasedonavintageOpto-Tremoloeffect.

ThismodelisbasedonavintageOpto-Tremoloeffect. 7.5.10-Phaser

7.5.10-Phaser

ThisentirelyanalogmodeledPhaserrecreatesthesoundofoneofthebestknownclassicsofthepast.

7.5.11-RotarySpeaker

7.5.11-RotarySpeaker

ThankstoIK’sVRMtechnology,theRotarySpeakermodelusessamplesfromarealunittocreatetheauthentic

vibeandmusicalityofaclassicLeslie®147fora3D-sounding,spinningmodulationeffectunlikeanyother.

59 7 - Effects

SampleTank 3

7.5.12-SmallPhazer

BasedonElectro-Harmonix®SmallStone.

Thiseffectisamodelofaclassicanalogphaseshifter,capableofarangeofphasereffectsfromgentleto

outlandishswirlingeffects.Youmaywonderwhyitiscalled“small”whenyouhearit.

7.5.13-Tremolo

7.5.13-Tremolo

Tremolocyclicallymodulatesthevolumetocreatetremolo

Tremolocyclicallymodulatesthevolumetocreatetremolo 7.5.14-Uni-V BasedonUnivox™Uni-Vibe™.

7.5.14-Uni-V

BasedonUnivox™Uni-Vibe™.

Thiswasachorus/rotating-speakersimulatorthatwasintroducedin1969andusedpredominantlyinlive

performances.ThiscreatedaswirlingeffectquitesimilartotheLeslie®speakercabinetbutwiththeaddition

ofspeedcontrol.Thiseffectwasemployedontrackssuchas“HeyBaby(TheLandoftheNewRisingSun),”

“EarthBlues,”and“MachineGun.”AvintageUni-Vibe™isinsuchhighdemanditsellsforoverathousand

dollars,ifyoucanevenfindone.

dollars,ifyoucanevenfindone. 60 7 - Effects

SampleTank 3

7.6-REVERB+DELAY

7.6.1-AcousticResonance

Thiseffectmodelsthesoundboardandbodyresonancesofoursampledpianosandguitars.

7.6.2-Ambience

7.6.2-Ambience

Thiseffectproducesaveryshortreverb,veryusefulforemulatingthetypicalambienceofsmallclosedspaces,

likestudioroomsorlittleconcertsuites.

likestudioroomsorlittleconcertsuites. 7.6.3-ConvoRoom

7.6.3-ConvoRoom

Thisisaconvolutionreverbthatprocesstheincomingsignalwithrealsampledspacesprovidingtheultra-

realisticsoundoftheactualroomsrecorded.

realisticsoundoftheactualroomsrecorded. 7.6.4-HallReverb

7.6.4-HallReverb

Thiseffectismodeledafterahigh-endstudiohardwarereverbunittocreatetheeffectofhall-sizedroomsand

spaces.

spaces. 61 7 - Effects

SampleTank 3

7.6.5-PlateReverb

Thiseffectismodeledafterahigh-endstudiohardwarereverbunittocreatetheeffectofspacesgeneratedbya

mechanicalplate.

mechanicalplate. 7.6.6-Delay

7.6.6-Delay

Thisclassicdigitaldelayisaneffectthataddsechotothesound.

7.6.7-Reverb

7.6.7-Reverb

Thisclassicdigitalreverberationeffectsimulatesthesoundofroomsandotherspaces.

7.6.8-ReverbDelay

7.6.8-ReverbDelay

Thiseffectcombinesreverberationwithdelaymixedinforaspaciouseffect.

7.6.8-ReverbDelay Thiseffectcombinesreverberationwithdelaymixedinforaspaciouseffect. 62 7 - Effects

SampleTank 3

7.6.9-SpringReverb

Thisreverbsoundsveryclosetoarealmechanicalspringunit,featuringtheirsignaturewarmthwiththattypical

metallicandresonantvibe.Thisreverbismono.

metallicandresonantvibe.Thisreverbismono. 7.6.10-TapeEcho

7.6.10-TapeEcho

Aspot-onemulationofoneoftheclassictapeechounitsofalltime.Togoalongwithitscoolvintagesound,

weaddedsomegreatmodernfeatures,likestereooperation,separatedelaytimesonL&R,andsyncingtohost

tempo.

tempo. 63 7 - Effects

SampleTank 3

7.7-FILTERS/OTHER

7.7.1-AutoPan

Autopanautomaticallymovesthestereolocationofthesound.

7.7.2-PianoLid

7.7.2-PianoLid

Thiseffectsimulatestheclosingofthelidonanacousticpianobydarkeningandmutingthesoundwitha

specificallydesignedcurve.

specificallydesignedcurve. 7.7.3-LFOFilter

7.7.3-LFOFilter

Inthiseffect,theCutofffrequencycanautomaticallysweepbytheeffectofabuilt-inLFO.TheLFOcansync

withthesong’sBPM.

withthesong’sBPM. 7.7.4-EnvFilter

7.7.4-EnvFilter

Inthisfiltereffect,theCutofffrequencycanautomaticallysweepbytheeffectoftheenvelopeoftheaudiosignal

passingthroughit.

passingthroughit. 64 7 - Effects

SampleTank 3

7.7.5-Lo-Fi

Lo-Fidegradestheaudioqualitytosimulatea“Lo-Fidelity”sound.InSampleTank,thiseffectisdesignedtobe

usedasaspeakerandcabinetsimulator,too.

usedasaspeakerandcabinetsimulator,too. 7.7.6-MultiFilter

7.7.6-MultiFilter

Thisisaparticularkindoffilterwhereinsteadofselectingthetypeoffilter(LPF,BPForHPF)youcanusethem

alltogetherwithindependentlevels.

alltogetherwithindependentlevels. 7.7.7-Phonograph

7.7.7-Phonograph

Thiseffectaddsdisknoisestosimulatethesoundofmusicplayedbyvinylrecordsonoldrecordplayers.

7.7.8-Slicer

7.7.8-Slicer

Thiscreatestheeffectoftheaudiobeingcutupintosmallslicesforrhythmicgrooves.

7.7.8-Slicer Thiscreatestheeffectoftheaudiobeingcutupintosmallslicesforrhythmicgrooves. 65 7 - Effects

SampleTank 3

7.7.9-StereoImager

Thiseffectadjuststhestereoimagefrom0(mono)to200%ultra-widestereo.Notethatvaluesover100%start

tolosemonocompatibilityduetothephasemanipulationused,sobesuretocheckyoursoundinmonoifthat

isaconcern.

isaconcern. 7.7.10-Wah

7.7.10-Wah

Thiseffectismodeledaftertheclassicwahpedalusedofteninthe60sand70s.

7.7.10-Wah Thiseffectismodeledaftertheclassicwahpedalusedofteninthe60sand70s. 66 7 - Effects

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