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Using the Parameter Window

After a sampler instrument is loaded, the triggered sounds are further refined and processed by the global playback parameters located on the interface of the EXS24 itself. These parameters, which are nearly identical to the sound processing functionality of a synthesizer, allow you to further shape your sampler instrument sounds.

  1. In the EXS24 Instrument Editor window, click the EXS24 button.


    The EXS24 Parameter window (interface) opens. It offers a convenient way to access the EXS24 playback parameters without having to go back to the channel strip.

  2. Close the EXS24 Instrument Editor.

    A Save dialog appears.

  3. Click Save.

    Now look at the EXS24’s interface. Note that the EXS24 shares many interface characteristics with the ES2 synthesizer covered in Les***son 3. It has filter, output, modulation routing, and modulation source sections in similar places in the interface.

    In this exercise, you will use the amplitude envelope to change the Vox Note sampler instrument’s character to that of a swelling choir-like pad that decays slowly. In the EXS24, Envelope 2, which is hardwired to amplitude, controls the dynamics of how the sound is shaped over time for each key pressed.

  4. In the controls for Envelope 2, drag the bottom half of the Attack slider upward to about 820 ms.

  5. In the controls for Envelope 2, drag the Release slider upward to about 820 ms.

  6. Hold down a chord between C2 and C4 on your MIDI keyboard, listening to the result.

    You should hear a swelling, sustained choir sound, based on the original audio file, Vox Note.aif.

  7. From the preset menu in the EXS24 window, choose Save As.
  8. Name the preset Vox Note and click Save.
  9. Close the EXS24 window
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