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Layering Samples

You can get two samples to play together by assigning them to the same key. We'll start with a single-sampled instrument in this example and add another sound to it.

To create a layered instrument

Initialize your NN-XT patch.

Load your first sample using the Remote Editor's sample browser.

In this example, I loaded NN-XT Sampler Patches/Synth Lead/Prodigy SyncMod Resonic Samples/SyncMoog Resonic-04_ F3.wav (Figure 6.88).

Figure 6.88. Load a synth lead sample from the Factory Sound Bank.

By default, the NN-XT will give the sample a five-octave range.

Set the root key of this sample to F3 using the Root Key knob (Figure 6.89). Without this step, you won't have a standard pitch reference when you add another sample!

Figure 6.89. Set the root key to match the sample's recorded pitch.

Click on the sample map display to deselect the sample; then load a second sample, for example /Synth Lead/MPoly Jump Lead Samples/JumpLeadSync-03_E3.wav.

Select the new sample and set its root key to E3 (Figure 6.90). Now both samples should be playing the same pitch.

Figure 6.90. Set the second sample's root key.

Tune the second sample to another interval using the Pitch/Semi knob (Figure 6.91).

Figure 6.91. Transpose the second sample using the Pitch/Semi knob.

Activate the Solo Sample button (Figure 6.92). This allows you to select a sample and use the keyboard ruler to hear it by itself.

Figure 6.92. Activate the Solo Sample button.

Set the relative levels of the samples one at a time by selecting them and adjusting the Amp Envelope/Level knob (Figure 6.93).

Figure 6.93. Set sample volume by selecting the sample and then using the Amp Envelope level knob.

Save your patch for the next exercise.



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