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MPC Live: Sample playback and pitch change without restarting

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How do I playback a sample and change the pitch via a midi keybaord without the sample starting from the beginning again? Not pitch bend but actually playing the keyboard while the sample continues to play
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  • Use the LFO on Pitch. You can't change it by playing another note, the sample is always going to start at the beginning every time its triggered.
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  • Hahah oops or that!! Didnt really specify HOW he wanted it to change hehe.
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  • even so, @billion is right

    there are no (don't) re-trig option anywhere

    if you want to built a mono synth, there could be some options like :

    - Multiple Trigger: Last note priority. No key-up action. Retriggers
    envelopes and samples when a key is pressed.
    - Melody (last): Last note priority. No key-up action.
    First solo note: Envelopes start at Attack segment from zero. Samples
    start at the beginning.If previous note is releasing: Envelopes start at Attack segment, but from current level. Samples start at the beginning.
    When playing “Legato”: Envelopes continue from current segment and
    level. Samples start at the loop or the beginning if unlooped.
    - Melody (low): Same as Melody (last), but with low note priority. Newly
    played keys which are higher than the lowest solo key held do not sound.
    - Melody (high): Same as Melody (last), but with high note priority. Newly
    played keys which are lower than the highest solo key held do not sound.
    - Synth (last): Similar to Melody (last) but this mode has key-up action.
    When you release the currently sounding solo key while holding other keys
    down, the highest held solo key sounds in a Legato fashion.
    - Synth (low): Same as Synth (last) but with low note priority. When you
    release the currently sounding solo key while holding other keys down, the
    lowest held solo key sounds in a Legato fashion (MiniMoog).
    - Synth (high): Same as Synth (last) but with high note priority. When you
    release the currently sounding solo key while holding other keys down, the
    highest held solo key sounds in a Legato fashion.
    - Fingered Glide: Same as Synth (last), except that Glide is disabled when
    playing Staccato, enabled when playing Legato.

    FYI : there is no glide (yet)
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  • Hey billion,

    Thanks for posting!

    Happy to see that the community provided you with some good solutions already. Another method you may want to try is inserting the Pitch Shifter on the sample's pad. You won't be able to control the pitch change with an external keyboard but you can use the Q-Link to shift in real-time. This will not retrigger the sample when activated.

    Additional pitch edits can be applied in the automation lane of the Grid or Sequencer mode. This is handy if you want to shift in intervals and not chromatically.

    Hope this helps! Let us know if you have any questions.
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  • euh, what's the difference between shifting in intervals & shifting chromatically ?
    • Hey tiger00,

      If you are moving a Q-Link to change the Shift amount you can only go up and down sequentially by semitones (chromatic). Say you wanted to arpeggiate the sample in a C major chord. You would first have to pass from C to Db to D and then finally to E. Same thing from E to G. This process isn't very melodic and will make for a lot of dissonant passing tones.

      Instead, you can draw these two interval leaps (major 3rd and minor 3rd respectively) directly in the automation lane, avoiding chromatic sweeps.

      Hope that helps!
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