Setting EXS24 mkII Sampler Preferences

The EXS24 mkII Sampler Preferences window provides access to sample-related preferences, such as sample rate conversion quality, velocity response, sample storage, search-related parameters, and so on.

To open the Sampler Preferences window, do one of the following
  • In the Parameter window, open the Options pop-up menu and choose Preferences.

  • In the Instrument Editor, choose Edit > Preferences.

Figure. Sampler Preferences window.
  • Velocity Curve slider: Determines how the EXS24 mkII responds to incoming velocity values. Negative values increase the responsiveness to soft key strikes, and positive values decrease responsiveness.
  • Previous Instrument and Next Instrument: Determine which MIDI event type and data value will be used for selection of the previous or next instrument.

    Important: These commands are unique to the EXS24 mkII and are separate from the global Previous/Next Plug-In Setting or EXS Instrument commands. Therefore, you should make sure that you do not assign the same MIDI event for both. If you do this, both commands will execute, which may result in unexpected behavior.

    • Choose the desired MIDI event type in the Previous Instrument and Next Instrument pop-up menus. Choices include:  Note, Poly Pressure, Control Change, Program Change, Channel Pressure, and Pitch Bend. In the field next to each pop-up menu, you can enter either the note number or the value of the first data byte. When Control Change is chosen, the number field determines the controller number.

  • “Giga convert includes release trigger” checkbox: Determines whether or not the release trigger function of the Gigasampler format will be performed by the EXS24 mkII.
  • “Ignore release velocity” checkbox: Also refers to the release trigger function of the Gigasampler format, and it should always be selected for this purpose. Regardless of whether or not your keyboard is able to send release velocity, you would want your samples played by the release trigger function to be louder or softer than the original sample, or at the same volume, regardless of the initial velocity. When playing with release trigger, you would want the release velocity value to have the same value as the initial velocity value. To accomplish this, you can switch off release velocity.
  • “Keep common samples in memory when switching projects” checkbox: Determines whether or not the samples commonly used (shared) by two open project files are reloaded when you switch between projects.