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4. Locate the Level and Velocity knobs on channel 1 strip. Leave the Level knob alone, but try different values for the Velocity to hear the enhancements that it produces. Now locate the Tone and Velocity knobs on channel 1. Set the Tone knob to ­42, which will make the kick drum sound very "lo-fi" and muddy. Now set the Velocity to a positive value, such as 45. You will hear the immediate change in the tone of the kick drum. Listen to how the tone of the kick alters with the change in dynamics. Select channel 3, which is a snare drum sample. Set your dynamic to Soft and write a 16th note pattern on steps 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 15, and 16. Click on the Run button to listen to the pattern. Switch the dynamic to Medium and click on steps 4, 8, 12, and 15 to alter their velocities. Switch the dynamics to Hard and click on steps 5, 9, and 13 to alter their velocities. You should now hear a very driving snare drum pattern. Locate the Start and Velocity knobs at the bottom of channel 3. Adjust the Start knob to a value of 38. To really hear this effect, select the Solo button at the top of channel 3. Listen to the effect and notice how soft it sounds, as the starting point of the sample has been altered. Now, adjust the Velocity knob to a value of -20. The snare drum line now sounds 5. In the next example, you'll have a go with the Start and Velocity knobs on channel 3. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.