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the track select button, or 'track', is an important button with a lot of functionality. its main use is for selecting tracks, for setting track and note length, and for working with presets.
you also use track when for example adjusting quantize and portamento. usually press and hold track to access its features.
note length controls the duration of notes that are of default note length. all other notes remain unaffected.
hold track and turn the green dial to set note length
from 1/64 notes to a whole bar.
turning all the way to the right enables drone mode.
note style is set using track together with the blue dial.
settings for drum tracks:
quantize live recorded notes by holding track and turning the yellow dial.
this lets you control quantization amount per track, from 0 – 100 %.
portamento adds glide between notes.
hold track and turn the red dial to adjust portamento.
0 is no portamento and 100 is very slow.
with step count you can decide the number of steps that a track will use.
for example, if you choose step number four, the track will loop across the first four steps.
each of the 16 tracks can have a different step count.
you can set a step length multiplier to extend the duration of each step. this will essentially change the playback speed of the track.
hold track and shift and press the value key that corresponds to the desired length of the track.
for example: having a step count of 16 and a step length of 4 will extend the current track to play across four bars.
note: setting the multiplier to 9 makes the track 16 times longer.
note: increasing the step length also lowers the timing resolution for each note.
pro-tip: setting the multiplier to 0 makes the track trig driven, advancing one step whenever a trig is received into the oplab module
, or whenever any jump step component
is triggered with a value of 0.
to offset notes press and hold track together with –
to move all notes on the active track one step left or right.
if a slot is lit it contains a plug, such as a sample kit, synth engine or effect.
to select a plug hold track and press the black value keys.
to select a preset for the active plug, hold track and press any of the lit white piano keys.
to randomize a new preset hold track and press rec.
this is a great way to come up with new sounds.
press and hold track together with any of the white piano keys for two seconds, to store the current parameters as a preset on the held key position. a maximum of 14 presets can be stored per plug.
while the sequencer is playing you can hold track and press stop to kill all active notes on the current track.
playback will continue but notes with long release or drone notes will be silenced.
press and hold track together with the current active track, then press additional track buttons to
link these tracks together with the first. the originally selected track will be solid white, and the linked tracks will be blinking.
playing and triggering the original track will now also trigger linked tracks.
to unlink the tracks select the original track again.
pro-tip: try linking audio tracks together with the motion track for tightly integrated audio / graphics.