Step Modulator

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Product
HALion
Version
7.0
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Synth, sample, grain, and wavetable zones feature a polyphonic step modulator for creating rhythmic control sequences.

The step modulator can be freely assigned in the modulation matrix.

Steps

Sets the number of steps in the sequence. The maximum number of steps is 32.

Sync Mode
  • Off allows you to adjust the speed at which the sequence repeats.

    Whether the sequence restarts when you play a note depends on the Retrigger Mode.

  • Tempo + Retrig allows you to adjust the length of the steps in fractions of beats. The speed of the modulation depends on the number of steps, the note value, and the tempo you set in your host application. To use triplet note values, activate Triplet.

    Whether the sequence restarts when you play a note, depends on the selected Retrigger Mode.

  • Tempo + Beat allows you to adjust the length of the steps in fractions of beats. The speed of the modulation depends on the number of steps, the note value, and the tempo you set in your host application. To use triplet note values, activate Triplet.

    The sequence restarts with the transport of the host application and lines up to the beats of the project. Retrigger Mode is not taken into account.

Frequency

If Sync Mode is set to Off, this controls the speed at which the sequence is repeated.

Note

If Sync Mode is set to one of the Tempo settings, this adjusts the length of the steps in fractions of beats. You can also select triplet values.

Triplets

Activate this button to use triplet note values.

Retrigger Mode

Determines whether the sequence restarts when you play a note. This parameter is only available if Sync Mode is set to Off or Tempo + Retrig.

  • If this parameter is set to Off, the sequence is not restarted. Instead, it resumes playback at the position where you released the key.

  • If this parameter is set to First Note, the sequence restarts when a note is triggered and no other notes are held.

  • If this parameter is set to Each Note, the sequence restarts each time a note is triggered.

Slope

Determines whether the step modulator jumps from step to step or creates ramps between the steps.

  • No Slope produces hard steps.

  • Slope on Rising Edges creates ramps for rising edges only.

  • Slope on Falling Edges creates ramps for falling edges only.

  • Slope on All Edges creates ramps for all edges.

Amount

If Slope is set to Slope on Rising Edges, Slope on Falling Edges, or Slope on All Edges, this parameter determines the time of the ramp between two steps. The higher the setting, the smoother the transitions between steps.

Step

Allows you to select a specific step.

Level

Shows the level of the selected step.

Snap

If Snap is activated, the level of each step can only be adjusted in steps of 1/12th.

Shift Pattern Right/Shift Pattern Left

Shift all the steps to the right/left. If you shift the pattern to the left, the first step is moved to the end. If you shift the pattern to the right, the last step is moved to the beginning.

Reverse Pattern

Reverses the pattern, that is, inverts the order of all steps.