Use Regroover and a midi controller to create new sample and perform live with them.
Set up your MIDI controller in your DAW
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- Load regroover on a MIDI or instrument track
- Arm the track for recording
- Load your sample/loop by drag and drop onto Regroover
- Separate your loop into layers (use this guide to learn more)
Set up your MIDI controller
The pads section follows the typical 4 by 4 grid setup. Every pad has assigned a note in the range of C4 up to D#5. When one or more of these notes are transmitted from a MIDI controller and received through the host into Regroover, then the playback begins for the sample that is loaded in the relevant pad.
The corresponding notes for Cockos Reaper are C4 through F4. The corresponding notes for FL Studio are C5 through F5.
How to locate C4 on your MIDI controller:
Locate the C note on your midi controller
Press it every time you use the octave buttons to scan through octaves. You will know that you are on the right octave when you hear the first layer playing back.
Once the first layer starts playing back, that means that you are in C3. From there, go one octave higher. That will be the C4 note that triggers the bottom left sample cell in the editor section.
Sample sound elements from the separated stems
Once you have separated your loop into stems then you can sample sounds from individual layers.
- Double click on the part of the stem you want to sample
- Adjust highlighted region (Allow some extra space, will fine-tune later)
- Place your cursor to the lower half of the stem until it changes to a hand with a waveform
- Drag the sample and drop it on a pad of your preference
Edit your sample
At this point, you will be able to further fine-tune the sample you have just extracted.
- Click on the EDITOR tab
- Select the pad with the sample you just imported, or select another one
- Adjust the start and end of the sample, or reverse it
- Use the envelope to fine-tune the natural envelope of your sample such as the attack and release character of your sample
Use FX to enhance the character of your sample
Once you have set the start/end points and volume envelope for your sample, it is time to make it to “sit in the mix” using EQ and compression.
- Click on the FX tab next to the envelope tab
- Use the built-in equalizer and compressor to further improve the character of your sound
Take it a step even further and repeat the process with a new loop and expand your sonic palette
Now that your sample is ready, you can load another loop and repeat the process without losing the samples you already have extracted from the previous one.
Once all your samples are ready, then you got literally on your fingertips all you need to create something fresh.