A meta-instrument I’ve been thinking for some time.
Basically all the standard layering stuff most samplers have, but in form of a meta instrument.
(Used to fade between linked instruments.)
Controls for linked instruments:
(If set to minimum value the instrument is played when crossfade slider is in 0% and if set to maximum it’s played when slider is in 100% and so on.)
Crossfade Q value
(Minimum Q value - instrument is played only when crossfade slider is exactly in crossfade position of the instrument, Maximum Q value - instrument is played always, no matter where the slider is, and of course everything between)
If MIDI-Control Device is linked to Hydra Instrument all midi data is passed to instruments linked to Hydra. If this doesn’t satisfy user they can always use invidual MIDI-Control Devices for all the linked instruments.
Needs a way to affect the velocity levels of instruments when they share the same velocity range. Maybe some sort of velocity curve?
Four instruments linked to Hydra Instrument.
Instruments 1 and 2 have velocity range of 0-63 and 3 and 4 have range of 65-127.
Velocity multiplier for instruments 1 and 2 is set to 200%.
Instruments 2 and 3 are set to one end of the crossfade slider using crossfade position and crossfade q value.
Instruments 1 and 4 are set to middle of crossfade slider and have so big q value that they are not affected by the slider.
You press D#4 with velocity of 20, Instrument 1 is played with actual velocity of 40.
You move the crossfade slider and smoothly the Instrument 2 fades to accompany Instrument 1.
You press C-4 with velocity of 70, Instruments 3 and 4 are played with velocity of 70.
And so on.