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  1. Humberto
  2. Sherlock Holmes
  3. MODX
  4. Monday, 28 October 2019
I uploaded my first wave sample to one of the keys on my MODX doing exactly the procedure shown in this Montage video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXASiv3YfSE My sample lasts no more than 3 seconds but there is an issue with the volume that when the sample starts playing the volume sounds normal but then it immediately fades down.
I previously uploaded this same exact same sample (from the same source) to my Nord Stage 3 usring the Nord Sample Editor and doesn't fade down. My question is why it does this on the MODX ?
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Off the bat it sounds like an AEG - Amplitude Envelope Generator. That's the straight-forward mechanism that would do this sort of thing.

Select element 1 within the PART with your sample. Choose the "Amplitude" -> "Amp EG" menu. Notice the Decay1 and Decay2 levels. Adjust these to either extend the time before the decay starts - or raise the level so there is not a decay.

I didn't check out the video to see if you were placing your sample as a drum key. If a drum key, there's a slightly different menu.

Select the drum key of the sample. Choose the "Level/Pan" menu. Ensure Decay2 time=hold. You can adjust other level/times to taste.
  1. more than a month ago
  2. MODX
  3. # 1
Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
Off the bat it sounds like an AEG - Amplitude Envelope Generator. That's the straight-forward mechanism that would do this sort of thing.

Select element 1 within the PART with your sample. Choose the "Amplitude" -> "Amp EG" menu. Notice the Decay1 and Decay2 levels. Adjust these to either extend the time before the decay starts - or raise the level so there is not a decay.

I didn't check out the video to see if you were placing your sample as a drum key. If a drum key, there's a slightly different menu.

Select the drum key of the sample. Choose the "Level/Pan" menu. Ensure Decay2 time=hold. You can adjust other level/times to taste.


I did place my sample as a drum key because that how it shows in the video, however my sample is not a drum key but actually a guitar arpeggio.
  1. more than a month ago
  2. MODX
  3. # 2
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Doesn't matter what it is - check that envelope for starters. The envelope is one mechanism for changing the volume of a sample over time. It's the "oldest" form of volume automation and most straight forward.

The other possibility is Mod/Control and interaction with MS Lanes and/or superknob automation. These are less likely (more obscure).

All of this assumes, as you've communicated, that the original sample does not decay.
  1. more than a month ago
  2. MODX
  3. # 3
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Fixed, it was the decay, thank you very much.
  1. more than a month ago
  2. MODX
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