Hello everybody, just a newbie question here.
I have a track with a static machine with some slices configured. After pressing play I would like to manually start and stop the slices without affecting other tracks playing.
I’ve already set the trigger mode to slices and I can trigger a slice manually, but I don’t know how to stop it. The only workaround I found is to mute the track, but that’s not really what I want. What I want is to stop only the slice I’m playing and starting it again manually without having to mute the track.
Is that possible?
[TRACK] + [STOP] do the trick. Found in the manual, page 114
also check your amp settings page, if I gather what you are trying to do you want to trigger a slice as a one shot, turn the release time down to the length you’d like and the manually triggered slice should just fade out (check that the slices aren’t set to loop)
That’s a nice tip… thanks!
Also check in the flex setup that length is set to slic, and on flex main set len to 1 to make sure only one slice is played…
Or prepare short silent slice and use it to cut previous
Change pattern, use the crossfader or…turn off the OT !
I think this is a similar question…
if I have a slice that is say 1 bar long and sometimes I want the whole slice to play ( so essentially it’s in one shot mode as mentioned above) but other times I want it to cut off at different spots, say only 3 16ths long or whatever, I know I have to p lock the length of the slice somehow on each step where I want it to stop early, just not sure exactly how I do it… if that makes sense?
I want to do it so I’m setting the length to a step on the sequencer not just in free time.
obviously it’s not an issue if another slice comes in and cuts it off and so I’m already thinking the short slice of silence idea might even be the simplest way, that’s actually what I used to do in fruity loops way back when!
so yeah probably answered my own question
I’d use Hold for that. It uses step units. Set RELease at a low value, to taste.
Yeah, like sezare says amp settings, but also you can turn len to time in the flex setup and then you can plock len on flex main to control the length of one slice…
thanks I’ll have to try all these methods out to suss out what works best for me!
You can perfectly create several slices on the same portion of sound, with different lengths.
So you would play slice 1 for your long slice, and slice 2 for the short one, both starting at the same place of your sample.
I was just doing this today actually.
If you intend the slices overlap ensure you start on the LATEST slice first and work backwards. Otherwise the slicer will stay highlighted and you won’t be able to add slice (not that I was able to find anyway)
Seems a good idea.
Correct me if I’m wrong you can’t add a slice above another slice.
You have to move the cursor with LEVEL and add a slice before or after selected slice, that’s it ?
As far as I could manage, you cannot add a slice while in a slice. It seems to work however if one prepares their slices by adding the latest / furthest slice in the sample first and working backwards.
Waiting to try applying edits (eg reverse) to one slice while the same section in a different slice plays without the edit.
That’s it, you have to do it backwards.
Or you first create your slice grid and you shift your slices start/end points.
Or you make two small slices one after the other and you shift the end points to taste.
(Editing slices is one of the things I like to do with OT. How I love this machine !!)
Ah yes. That would def work as well.
If you add a slice by moving the line past the first slice, once it’s there can you move the start back so it’s start is somewhere in the first slice?
(Side note: no OT testing for Open for a minute, only ideas or things I know )