M7 Docs Multi-Sample Editor   

The Multi-Sample Editor lets you edit MultiSamples.

A Multi-Sample is a collection of samples, spread and/or layered over the keyboard.

This way you can create e.g. a drumset where each drum sample is on a separate key.

You can also create a fat multi-sample where different samples are layered on top of each other.

To play with multi-samples, plug in a "MultiSampla".

Each zone can play a single sample.

When a sample has a root key (sample context menu -> Edit Properties), the multi-sample player will use the sample rootkey as the rootkey. So moving a zone up or down will affect the pitch of the samples in the zone because the root key is fixed.

When a sample has no root key, the multi-sample player will use the middle key of the zone as the root key. And so moving the zone up or down won't affect the pitch. This is handy in case of drum samples.

If you want you can also create multiple key/velocity layers that smoothly fade into each other. The picture below explains how to crossfade two key zones. Principle is to create a separate zone for doing a fade in/out. The fade in/out property can be set in the zone properties dialog.

You can do velocity crossfading in a similar way: Create 2 zones covering the same range, playing 2 different samples, both with velocity range 0-127. Now set the first zone's Vel Fade Type to Fade In, the second zone's Vel Fade Type to Fade Out. This will velocity-crossfade the two zones. You can setup even more complex velocity crossfades/switches as you like. When the Vel Fade Type is set to Fade In, then that zone will sound very silent at the low velocity and almost at maximum (relatively) at the high velocity. For Fade Out this is opposite of course.

Here you'll find an example of multi-sample velocity crossfading using 3 different samples: http://www.mutools.com/mulab/projects/examples/MultiSampleVelocityCrossFading

More Info:

  • [Alt]+double-clicking a zone opens the relevant sample in the Audio Lab
  • Click the keyboard to monitor a key
  • [Ctrl]+[A] selects all zones
  • [Delete] or [Backspace] deletes the selected zones
  • You can drag & drop multiple sample files at once on the multi-sample editor, a new zone will be created for each sample, starting at the key where you dropped the samples. When the dropped sample names contain a key name (e.g. "C4"), MuLab regards this to be the sample's root key.
  • You can also drag & drop a sample file onto the zone editor

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