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Overview – Multi Samples

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The Pyramid Tonal Engine

Our libraries commonly include two kinds of multisamples patches: tonal and atonal.

  • Tonal patches: On tonal instruments, like violins and trumpets, you can play different pitches, so samples must be mapped to the corresponding keys. Keyswitches are used to switch between articulations.
  • Atonal Patches: On atonal instruments, like snare drums or cymbals, you cannot play different pitches, so samples can be mapped to any key you want. This means a single patch can contain multiple instruments, with each of their articulations mapped to different keys.
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