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MIDIdocs: Trigger and Parameter Layers (discussion thread)

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Very useful!

 

I have a few clarifiying questions:

 

Skip: Steps with skip set to “on†will be skipped. The sequencer will jump immediately from the previous step to the next step with a skip Trigger Layer set to “offâ€.

 

Does this mean that if the track length is 16 steps, with one step skipped the actual length is 15 steps? I.e. skipping doesn't mean only that a step is not played, it's jumped over altogether? So skipping a step affects the rhythm as well?

 

Random Value (R.V.): The step's note value (pitch) will be randomized within +/- 1 octave.

 

Does force-to-scale affect this setting?

 

CC: Sends a MIDI CC message with the selected value each time the step is played. Each CC Parameter Layer allows you to send values to only one CC number - select the CC number for the layer in the Event Menu Page. You can have multiple CC Parameter Layers in a single track, each one sending values on a different CC Number.

 

Maybe a few short examples of what you can do with sending CCs in this manner..?

 

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On the editing of the trigger layer values, you have the following formulation:

 

In the SEQ's Edit View you can use the general purpose (GP) buttons to toggle the selected trigger layer on or off for each step, and the current value for each step is indicated by the LEDs above the GP buttons.

 

I would like to suggest a bit more detailed description:

 

If you're using Wilba's front panel, you can select the trigger layer by pressing one of the three buttons (labelled A, B and C) in the lower left corner of the panel. Button A selects Gate and button B selects Accent; by holding button C you can select any of the trigger layers with GP buttons. The selected trigger layer will be visible in the upper right corner of the left display (e.g. TA:Gate, TB:Acc., TC:Roll etc.). In the SEQ's Edit View you can use the general purpose (GP) buttons to toggle the selected trigger layer on or off for each step, and the current value for each step is indicated by the LEDs above the GP buttons.

 

The Parameter Layers can be selected in the same manner, and the active layer is visible in the left display's upper row; in Wilba's front panel the Parameter Layer buttons are located immediately to the right of the Trigger Layer buttons.

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Skip: Steps with skip set to “on†will be skipped. The sequencer will jump immediately from the previous step to the next step with a skip Trigger Layer set to “offâ€.

 

Does this mean that if the track length is 16 steps, with one step skipped the actual length is 15 steps? I.e. skipping doesn't mean only that a step is not played, it's jumped over altogether? So skipping a step affects the rhythm as well?

 

That's my understanding...  A 16 step pattern where one step's skip trigger layer is on would actually be a 15 step pattern, since one of the steps would be skipped over.

 

Random Value (R.V.): The step's note value (pitch) will be randomized within +/- 1 octave.

 

Does force-to-scale affect this setting?

 

My understanding is: yes, the randomized value would be forced-to-scale before it's played.

 

CC: Sends a MIDI CC message with the selected value each time the step is played. Each CC Parameter Layer allows you to send values to only one CC number - select the CC number for the layer in the Event Menu Page. You can have multiple CC Parameter Layers in a single track, each one sending values on a different CC Number.

 

Maybe a few short examples of what you can do with sending CCs in this manner..?

 

Any CC values that your synth listens for could be adjusted with these CCs...  For example, you could assign CC#7, and send different values for each step to adjust the synth's volume.  Or you could assign CC#1 to send modWheel messages at each step. 

 

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On the editing of the trigger layer values, you have the following formulation:

 

In the SEQ's Edit View you can use the general purpose (GP) buttons to toggle the selected trigger layer on or off for each step, and the current value for each step is indicated by the LEDs above the GP buttons.

 

I would like to suggest a bit more detailed description:

 

If you're using Wilba's front panel, you can select the trigger layer by pressing one of the three buttons (labelled A, B and C) in the lower left corner of the panel. Button A selects Gate and button B selects Accent; by holding button C you can select any of the trigger layers with GP buttons. The selected trigger layer will be visible in the upper right corner of the left display (e.g. TA:Gate, TB:Acc., TC:Roll etc.). In the SEQ's Edit View you can use the general purpose (GP) buttons to toggle the selected trigger layer on or off for each step, and the current value for each step is indicated by the LEDs above the GP buttons.

 

The Parameter Layers can be selected in the same manner, and the active layer is visible in the left display's upper row; in Wilba's front panel the Parameter Layer buttons are located immediately to the right of the Trigger Layer buttons.

 

Added - thanks.

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