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Editing Your Sample Patch > Additional Parameters - Pg. 260

A Guided Tour of the NN-XT It's time to begin your guided in-depth tour of the NN-XT. Toward the end of this chapter, you can further enhance your NN-XT education by following the step-by-step tutorial for creating your own multilayered sample patches and learn how to expand your sample library by using Reload. The NN-XT Main Display Panel When you first create an instance of the NN-XT, Reason does not automatically expand the device's entire interface, because it takes up a lot of room and might seem a little intimidating to the novice sampling artist (see Figure 12.2). Rather, the NN-XT main display panel is the first part of the device that you will see. The main display includes all of the global controls of the NN-XT. Figure 12.2 When the NN-XT is created, you will first see the compact version. Loading Patches As with all of the Reason devices, the patch browsing interface is available to locate and load patches, scroll through them, and save them. Because you already know how to browse for patches, you're ready to consider the various formats the NN-XT can import. .sxt --This is the standard NN-XT patch format extension name. .smp --This is the standard NN-19 patch format extension name. .sf2 --This is the common file extension name for Sound Fonts. Unlike the NN-19, the NN-XT can import an entire Sound Font patch instead of just single Sound Font files. .rcy , .rex , and .rx2 --These are the commonly known file extensions for REX files. As with the NN-19, when the NN-XT imports a REX file, it chromatically maps the individual REX slices, starting from the C1 note. Just below the patch browser window is the High Quality Interpolation button and the Note On indicator, which lights up whenever a MIDI message is received. Global Controls To the right of the patch browsing interface are the global controls for your loaded patches. Filter Controls--These knobs are used to control a parameter of the Filter found on the NN-XT Remote Editor. Note that the Filter must be turned on before you can use these knobs. Amp Envelope Controls--These knobs are used to control the Amp Envelope on the Remote Editor. Modulation Envelope--This knob is used to control the Decay parameter of the Modulation Envelope in the Remote Editor. Master Volume--Controls the amplitude level for the NN-XT.