uPhase+ Sample Editor
At the root of All audio in uPhase+ is a small sample bank of 98 piano samples, a subset from the exhaustive Bluemorfo‘s Salon Grand. This sample bank is composed of 49 1 second staccato samples, and 49 7 seconds sustained samples, ranging from C2 to C6 (1 sample per note, chromatic).
Before being played, samples are routed through what will be refered to here as Sample Presets. Sample Presets are fully editable in real time through the in-app sample editor, and allow control over the following parameters:
- Which part of the sample is processed
- Attack and release slopes
- Harmonic pitch shift
- Reverse playback
Up to 9 different Sample Presets can co-exist in a single uPhase+ session, each represented by a specific shape and an editable name. When you assign a Sample Preset to a note, it’s shape will change to match that of the preset, allowing for quick identification.
The sample editor is a central aspect of uPhase+. It intentionally features only the bare minimum functionnalities required to explore sound whilst remaining cpu, and hopefully user, friendly.
A. Preset Picker
Shape Tap : Select current preset. The shape becomes green.
Selected Shape Tap : Assign current preset to relevant notes. Relevant notes depend on the scope of the current display or note selection, and blink when the Preset Picker is shown.
- If a note is selected, scope is limited to that note
- If a display is selected, scope is limited to the notes of that display
- If no display is selected, scope includes all notes
Important Note : When switching from the keyboard to the sample editor, uPhase+ will automatically select the first note of the selected display if no note is selected, or the first note of the white display if no display is selected.
B. Current Preset
Tap : show/hide preset picker (A.)
The shape and custom name of the preset being displayed.
C. Current Preset Instrument
Tap : Show instrument picker.
Choose from the 2 available sets of piano samples : staccato or sustained.
- Pitch can be altered via the purple slider. Pitch shift is harmonic : a value of 1 shifts pitch up one octave, 2 one octave and a fifth, up to five following the harmonic series.
- Reverse : check to reverse playback.
- Normalize : check to normalize. Shows the normalize value slider (yellow).
- Fill Ratio : check to adapt the preset to patterns of different speeds, applying a (envelope range/note time) ratio.
E. Attack / Decay / Release Controls
Drag and release the controls to shape the preset’s A.D.R. envelope.
F. Position Control
Drag and release to position the envelope on the waveform.
Important Note : Throughout uPhase+, parameter changes achieved by dragging and releasing (sliders and A.D.R. controls) are applied upon releasing only.
+ Tap : zoom to envelope range.
– Tap : back to full sample view.
H. Preset Options
- Lock/Unlock : use to prevent accidental modification of a preset.
- Rename : give your preset a custom, representative name.
I. Show Notes
Hold to “make relevant” only notes of the current preset ( see A. ). Useful to change all notes of a preset to another, for example.
J. Preset and Sample Info
- Note Time (blue) : the duration of the selected note (in a single pattern. notes do not overlap, so this will depend only on bpm and the pattern’s meter). This is also represented on the wave form by the blue line. If fill ratio is clicked, the envelope cannot exceed that line.
- Range (green) : the duration of the custom envelope (i.e. how much of the sample is processed).
- Sample Info : the note of the displayed wave form and the duration of the original sample.
K. Keyboard / Sample Editor Toggle
Tap : Back to keyboard.