1 Use "SMPL" (3.1–1b) to select the sample that you wish
to Time Slice.
2 From the Edit2 page "UTILITY," choose "Time Slice" to
open the following dialog box.
3 Specify the number of quarter-note beats and tempo of
the currently selected sample. If you know the BPM of
the original waveform, set "Source BPM." If you do not
know the BPM, specify "Beat" and the BPM will be calcu-
lated automatically. The setting you make here will be
used as the reference value when detecting the attack,
when performing Time Stretch in step 9 b, and when
saving the sequence data in step 0 .
Beat: Specify the number of quarter-note beats. When
you specify "Beat," the "Source BPM" will indicate the
playback BPM at the original key. This BPM value will
automatically be calculated from the start address to the
end address (if loop is off) or from the loop start address
to the end address (if loop is on) of the selected sample. If
you know the BPM and it is different than the displayed
value, change "Source BPM" to the correct value.
For example in the case of a 120 BPM sample of one mea-
sure of 4/4 time, set "Beat" to 4. The "Source BPM" will
be calculated automatically. If the "Source BPM" is not
set to 120, due to inaccuracies in the start address (or loop
start address) and end address, change the "Source
BPM" to 120.
Source BPM: Speciﬁes the tempo at the original key of
the source waveform.
4 To execute Time Slice, press the [F8] ("OK") key. To can-
cel without executing, press the [F7] ("Cancel") key.
When you press the [F8] ("OK") key, the attacks will be
detected, the sample will automatically be sliced, and a
dialog box will appear.
In the case of a stereo sample in which L and R
have different lengths, silent data will automatically be
added to the end of the shorter sample so that the two
samples will be the same length.
If you want to reset "Beat" and "Source BPM" after
pressing the [F8] ("OK") key, you can do so in step 9 a.
5 Listen to the samples that were divided by detecting
their attacks. The sample before slicing is assigned to the
C2 note of the keyboard, and the sliced samples are
assigned to notes D2 and above. When you change the
"Index," the corresponding display will be highlighted,
allowing you to view the sliced waveforms.
To select an index, hold down the [ENTER] key and
play a note on the keyboard. The index that includes
the note you played will be selected.
To hear the sliced sounds, you can either press the cor-
responding note on the keyboard, or change the index
to select the desired sample and then press the [AUDI-
TION] key. When you press the [AUDITION] key, the
sample in the range between the speciﬁed "S (Start)"
and "E (End)" will be played at the original key.
[Source(C2), xxx: 001...090(zzz: D2...G9)/yyy: 001...090]:
Select the sample index.
If this is set to Source, the original waveform before time
slicing will be selected.
By selecting xxx(zzz)/yyy you can specify individual
samples that were sliced. xxx indicates the selected sam-
ple, and yyy indicates the total number of samples that
were sliced. zzz indicates the number of notes that are
assigned to the selected index. A maximum of 90 samples
can be assigned to the keyboard. If more than 90 samples
were sliced, this will display 90.
Sample waveform display: This displays a dotted verti-
cal line at the locations where the sample was sliced, and
a solid vertical line at the "S (Start)," "LpS (Loop Start),"
and "E (End)" locations. When "Index" is xxx(zzz)/yyy,
the sample of the selected index will be highlighted.
In the case of a stereo sample, you can press the
[F3] ("L/R") key to switch the display between the L
channel and R channel of the sample data. ( ☞ 2.1–2c)
ZOOM: When you press the [F8] ("Zoom") button the
zoom buttons will appear, allowing you to zoom-in or
zoom-out vertically or horizontally on the sample wave-
form display ( ☞ 2.1–2d). Press the [F8] ("Zoom") key
once again to return to the previous display.
6 If the slice locations are not appropriate, you can adjust
"Sensitivity" to change the sensitivity at which the
attacks are detected, in order to change the slice loca-
Adjusts the sensitivity at which the attacks are detected.
By increasing this value, you can detect attacks at even
lower levels, to create more ﬁnite slices.
The "level" in this case does not necessarily correspond
to the "waveform level."
Depending on the sample, the desired slicing may not
occur even if you increase the "Sensitivity." If the attack
portion of the following sample has overlapped into the
end of the sample, or if the sample contains two sounds,
make adjustments in step 7 .
7 Make adjustments where the automatic attack detection
did not occur correctly. Change "Index" to select the sam-
ple that you wish to adjust. Make adjustments by chang-
ing "S (Start)" and "E (End)," and by executing "Divide"
or "Link" to adjust the slice location.
S (Start): Speciﬁes the start address for the sample of the
currently selected "Index." At the same time, the end
address of the sample for the preceding "Index" will also
E (End): Speciﬁes the end address for the sample of the
currently selected "Index." At the same time, the start
address of the sample for the next "Index" will also be
If "Index" is set to Source, the address of the original
waveform will be modiﬁed. If you change the start
address, the loop start address will also be changed at
the same time.
When adjusting the "S (Start)" and "E (End)" addresses
of the divided samples, use "ZOOM" to increase the
magniﬁcation (×1 or more) so that the sample wave-
form is displayed accurately when you make adjust-
ments. ( ☞ 2.1–2d)
Zero (Use Zero): ( ☞ 2.1–2b)