I think this would be a real handy midi module, something basic and simple, yet can really bring something big to the table.
The Akai MPC/D series of drum samplers have a function called note repeat. This is where you can set up a clock divisor, say 1/8th, and by holding down a key/pad, it will repeat the sound attributed to that key/pad in time with the clock divisor, so every 1/8th notes it will trigger said sound until you let go of the key/pad. You can assign a hihat to a key for instance, select 1/16th and hold down a key/pad to create a fast, on time dropping of the hihat sample. The Akai’s go one further by allowing you to add swing to the note repeat value so you can quickly drop in sound with a shuffle.
Does anyone else think this would be a useful addition to Halion 4? A midi module where one could select a clock divisor to lock too, perhaps a swing knob to add a bit of shuffle and be on there way? Holding down a key/pad on their controller will repeat the sound with ease in time to the clock divisor?
I really love this on the Akai samplers and is great for inputting drums on the fly, or for getting creative on things like synth stab hits etc for an on time, rhythmic input.
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