To enter Arpeggio Pattern editing when in Program, Combi or Sequencer Modes click on the Arp panel (found in Edit mode for Program and Combi modes.).
You use Arpeggiator window to change global Arp settings. To set the pattern to edit, select arpeggio pattern with left mouse click on leftmost panel . ( To do basic editing of parameters use sliders and switches in rightmost panel . These settings modify overall playing characteristics of the underlying pattern of the selected arpeggio only.) To edit any of the USER patterns, select a USER pattern (000-XXX) and click EDIT button .
The Pattern window should appear behind the Arp editing window with Pattern of selected Arpeggio loaded.
Here you can edit each step of the pattern individually by track.
In general, the patterns are made up of from zero to 12 tracks each consisting of 1 to 48 steps.
Having chosen pattern 001 Syn_Dittos.
The number of steps used can be adjusted by resizing the step bar by dragging the right most orange vertical bar. The number of steps that will be played are indicted on the left side of the bar. In the example above it is 16. Note though that this pattern actually has 17 tracks with information but the tracks selected to be played is less.
There are twelve tracks that can be potentially made active per step; Syn_Dittos has utilized 7.
On the left most column you will see 'C4' repeated 12 times. These refer to the Pattern tone map. By first ensuring that the Fixed Note button is turned on:
Now click on click on the 'C4' beside the desired track. This opens the Pattern Tone Map window.
By clicking on you are able to select from the drum kits available to map your pattern to. In this example we have selected '004 House Kit.'
If no drum kit is desired leave tone map set to Key and the pattern can still be edited by track and step.
From the Pattern Tone Map window the kit element and key can be selected in two ways:
1) Move the scroll bar by mouse or
2) select by clicking on the key board .
In the main window the selection can be confirmed, or rechecked as needed, by mousing over the corresponding track. The selection will appear to the right of the cursor. In this case, track 6, E5 will read: ROM: 193 88-Conga.
NOTE: the pattern being edited can be changed by clicking select pattern button and choosing from the drop down window.
Pitch, Gate, Velocity and Flam can be changed in two ways:
1) Click on the corresponding step in the lower bar graphs and move the mouse to change settings. The value and step number is displayed as you move the mouse. In our example the Velocity was changed in Step 18 to 48.
Correspondingly the change is seen in the data Pitch, Gate, Velocity and Flam data box at the top of the window .
Each of the bar graphs can be changed in the same manner.
2) After one of the bars corresponding to a Step has been selected by clicking on it once you may change it's value with your mouse wheel or up/down arrows on keyboard.
Type can be changed from: AS PLAYED, FILL, RUNNING UP or UP+DOWN by scroll bar to immediate right .
For Mode to be changed between AS PLAYED or ALL TONES the Fixed Note switch must be ON. The scroll bar changes the Mode .
Octave Motion is changed from UP, DOWN, BOTH and PARALLEL by again using scroll bar to right of label .
A feature of Triton Sound Editor is the ability to phase shift one or more tracks step wise by using the small blue arrows on the far right of the track/step gird.
By clicking on the arrow the entire track moves to the right relative to non-selected tracks:
To load or save a pattern bank select File from Pattern Edit window Menu and then the appropriate function. The patterns are saved/loaded with .ptb extension.
To Copy pattern select Edit from Pattern Edit window Menu and then Copy . You can later Paste to Pattern Edit Library (See Pattern Librarian module in tutorial for information on this function.) In Edit there is given the option of Reset for any of the Steps, Pitch, Velocity, Gates, or Flam parameters in a pattern