When Latch Mode is enabled for a Part, repeatedly playing a note will toggle the note ON/OFF. When it is toggled ON, the note will continue to sustain, even if the note is released. Playing the same note again will toggle it OFF.
NOTE: Any latched notes will stop as soon as the host transport starts or stops.
Latch Mode is accessed from the LIVE MODE page, using the LATCH View button.
NOTE: A Part’s Latch Mode status can also be viewed and changed from the STACK MODE page using Part Regions and their context menus, or from the EDIT Page, using the controls in the Footer.
Latch Mode allows rapid and creative layering of multiple notes or Parts, which you can then play along with by switching to other Parts in LIVE MODE. Using Latch Mode is extremely useful when working with rhythmic sounds, and used together with Trigger Modes, allows one-shot triggering of sounds quantized in real-time.
Latch Mode is set independently for each of the eight Parts. It is also independent from LIVE MODE, so LIVE MODE does not need to be enabled for Latch Mode to be active.
Viewing and Enabling Latch Mode
To view or adjust the Latch Mode status for a Part, open the LIVE MODE page, and select the LATCH View button to open the Latch Mode View.
NOTE: The LATCH View button toggles between Latch View and LIVE MODE views. Closing the LATCH View does not change or disable the Latch Mode or Trigger Mode settings.
When the LATCH View is open, you will see the Latch and Trigger Mode Part controls.
Selecting the LATCH Icon for a Part will enable Latch Mode for that Part. The Icon will highlight to indicate that Latch Mode is enabled for the Part.
If you are already holding sustained notes when you enable Latch Mode, those held notes will be latched.
Selecting the LATCH Icon again will disable Latch Mode for the part.
NOTE: Disabling Latch Mode for a Part while it’s playing will immediately send an “All Notes Off” message to the Part. The tails from FX and release stages from envelopes will continue to decay. The All Notes Off command will apply to all notes that are playing on that Part.
LATCH Icons are MIDI-learnable, so you can assign a hardware control to remotely enable or disable Latch Mode for a Part.
Sometimes when using Latch Mode, it’s possible to lose track of which notes are latched, or you might have multiple Parts playing in Latch Mode that you want to stop simultaneously.
The STOP ALL button will send an “All Notes Off” message to all 8 Parts at once. FX tails and release stages from envelopes will continue to decay, so the cutoff is not unnaturally abrupt. Notes being played on all Parts will be stopped, regardless of their Latch status.
The STOP ALL button is MIDI-Learnable, which allows you to trigger it using a hardware controller.
You can also stop all latched notes by starting or stopping your host’s transport.
NOTE: If you have multiple Parts playing using Latch Mode and only want to stop one Part, disable that Part’s LATCH Icon to send an All Notes Off message only to that Part.
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