ER-301/Clocked Player

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Description

Parameters

clock

Control Type Has Sub-chain? Sub-chain Parameters Behavior
Threshold yes threshold (-1 to 1) trigger


The period of time between the last two pulses is used to determine the playback speed. The exact behavior depends on the Stretch Duration setting. When the 'Stretch Duration' is set to 'slice' then the playback speed will be set so that the current active slice (or the entire sample if no slices) has the same playback duration as the period of this (tempo) clock. When the setting is set to 'all', then regardless of the active slice, the speed will be set so that the entire sample's duration matches the period of this (tempo) clock.

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This parameter only affects the playback speed. If you need to also sync playback to an incoming tempo clock then just assign the same clock signal to both this clock parameter and the gate parameter.


gate

Control Type Has Sub-chain? Sub-chain Parameters Behavior
Threshold yes threshold (-1 to 1) trigger or gate


A rising edge on this parameter will cause the play head to reset to either the beginning of the sample or the beginning of the currently selected slice. The exact meaning of the phrase "beginning of the currently selected slice" depends on the direction of the play head as well as the Slice Polarity setting. Playback continues normally afterwards.

If the Play Duration setting is "loop on gate high" then as long as this parameter receives a high value, the player will loop (i.e. sustain).

If the Play Count setting is "repeat" then a trigger on this parameter can be used to sync the loop to an external event.

slice

Control Type Has Sub-chain? Sub-chain Parameters Fader Scale
Gain/Bias yes gain (-3 to 3)

bias (0 to 1)

linear

This parameter selects a slice. The next incoming edge received at the gate parameter will activate this slice. The mapping of parameter value to the actual slice depends on the Address Mode setting.

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If the external signal that is selecting the slice is delayed with respect to the trigger that is activating the slice, then you will experience inconsistent slice activation. The solution is to insert a small (~2ms) delay in the sub-chain feeding the trigger parameter so that the trigger arrives after the slice selection signal settles. You can use a Micro Delay unit for this purpose.


shift

Control Type Has Sub-chain? Sub-chain Parameters Fader Scale
Gain/Bias yes gain (-3 to 3)

bias (-5s to 5s)

linear time

As stated before, triggering this unit will cause the play head to reset back to the beginning of the sample or to the active slice. However, if the shift parameter is non-zero then the reset position of the play head will be shifted by a time interval equal to the shift parameter's value. For example, if the shift parameter is 1.2s then a trigger will cause the play head to reset to 1.2s into the sample buffer, or in the case of a sliced sample, 1.2s after the active slice.

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Combine modulation of this parameter with rapid triggering (>10Hz) to simulate modulation of play head position (as opposed to modulation of speed).

fade

Control Type Has Sub-chain? Fader Range Fader Scale
Simple Fader no 0 to 250ms linear time

The output might jump discontinuously when the play head loops at the beginning (ending) of the sample, or, when a trigger resets the play head position. When this happens, a fade is used smooth over the discontinuity in the output thus suppressing pops. This parameter sets the length of the fade used.

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If you are using a single cycle wave sample to recreate a wavetable oscillator then it is recommended that you set this parameter to zero.