WELCOME TO TRACE
Trace is a versatile tool for sample based music creation.
It´s a drumcomputer, groovebox, sample animator and metronome with onboard effects and live performing skills.
Use it to produce rhythms, complete playbacks, atmospheric soundtracks, etc..
It comes with a really special sequencer which is priority driven, means: One channel trigger at a time to create unusual patterns with automatic generated death notes, unless you set channel swing/shift to on.
Just dial in the pattern length and tempo, choose a sample and divisor for each channel and let it swing.
Create a song with the arranger and synchronize your patterns and selected channel delays to the global song speed. Play your animated samples, patterns and songs live with multiple realtime FX options per channel/group and use the internal recorder to tape your session to wav.
Each sequencer channel includes:
16 divisors/trigger points, including different subdivisions of 1/4 note. Changes happen on the fly, with preview.
Make your selection out of the provided onboard sounds and import your own samples and soundbanks to dial in your favorite tone. Changes happen on the fly, with preview.
Set the volume for each channel.
Select channel solo or mute a various number of channels and control this group with just one button.
Bring your beats up to life and build spacy rhythmical sculptures, jazzy grooves and audio landscapes.
Includes negative swing.
Mixer is the integrated effects and performance tool of the sequenced sample box. It is intuitive operable without any menu scrolling and performance ready with the groupable options.
You can shape the sound for each channel with:
Every channel has it´s own full featured delay plus tap tempo, ms/bpm input and the possibility to sync the delays to future pattern speed changes.
Rhythm delay with eighth dotted, quarter triplet, eighth and eighth triplet time presets relatet to delay 1 or pattern speed.
Add and subtract the dialed in oscillator frequency to your sample frequency and bring them together again for some really weird results.
Reduce the bit depth to add noise and sustain, works also great in cooperation with the ring modulator.
Speed up or slow down the samples read speed, like a pitched tape recorder.
Place sound in the stereo field.
NOTE: All of the blocks listed above can be set to on/off together (all channels) or individually (each channel).
Reverse sample playback with group option for assigned channels to swap the status quo.
Divide the sample length by factors 2/4/8 with group option for assigned channels to swap between your choice and full sample length.