Matching BPM of Pads (Auto Sync)
The ST-224 incorporates an auto sync function that matches the tempo (BPM) of a pad to that of a reference
pad. This is useful for example to align the tempo of a drum pattern and bass pattern sampled separately.
Using the Auto Sync Function (Basic Steps)
From the duration of a waveform assigned to a pad, the ST- 224 can calculate the tempo, expressed in
BPM (quarter note beats per minute). The auto sync function uses this value to match the tempo of the
slave pad to that of a reference (master) pad.
Be sure to set the start point and end point so that there is a smooth rhythmic
transition when using loop playback, because the ST-224 uses these points to
make its calculations.
Sample the drum pattern and bass pattern or any other patterns you want to synchronize,
and assign them to pads.
Adjust the start point and end point of each pad so that the sample for each pad has a
smooth transition when using loop playback.
The ST-224 considers the length of the waveform assigned to a pad
as being 4 beats (quarter note x 4), and automatically calculates the
BPM value for this waveform. Therefore it is necessary to adjust each
sample so that it loops perfectly before using the Auto Sync function.
Press the [AUTO SYNC] key.
Use the [-] [+] keys to select the auto sync type.
The following two types are available.
The tuning value of the slave pitch is changed, and the sample
length is changed. (A new sample is not created.)
The pitch is kept the same, and a new sample with changed length
is created (resampling). This new sample is the assigned to the
slave pad. It takes processing time to resample.
PAD ASSIGN CAPACITY
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