The Dynamics section of Chaos Designer allows you to alter the Amplitude of Slices in the groove, which is useful for varying the dynamics of an existing loop over time. There are three parameters in this section that determine how much change occurs and what kind of change will occur. Imagine Zero on these sliders as being “Never,” maximum being “Always,” and in-between the two extremes are increasing ranges of “Sometimes.”
This slider controls the probability of how often slices amplitude are affected. Raising the slider causes more slices to change in amplitude more often.
This knob controls the maximum amount of amplitude change. When it’s turned fully counter-clockwise, then no Dynamics Chaos will happen. When the knob is fully clockwise, the maximum possible degree of amplitude variation can happen when a slice is affected by Dynamic Chaos.
In Dynamics Chaos, each time a slice is affected, it is done so by a different, random offset from the slice’s original level. Since the original level is always full amplitude, the range control also lowers the overall level of all slices, so that slices can also be increased in level when they are affected by Dynamics Chaos. The range control affects how wide the chaotic variance of level will be, but it’s not an exact or consistent offset.
SOFT / LOUD
This knob controls the slice’s tendency to be Softer or Louder in volume. Turning the knob counter-clockwise forces the slices to be softer and turning it clockwise forces the slices to be louder. Leaving the knob at the center 12 o’clock position allows slices to play both softer and louder.
NOTE: Dynamics Chaos IS captured in the MIDI File when using the Capture tool.