Akai S900/950 chopping
Old 28th April 2012
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Akai S900/950 chopping

Hey just wondering how you s900/950 owners go about chopping a sample/break and assigning the parts to the keygroup. I was told i could copy the sample an amount of times, then change the start/end of each and the keygroup, but I have no clue of going about this!

Take it easy
Old 28th April 2012
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Originally Posted by julesv View Post
Hey just wondering how you s900/950 owners go about chopping a sample/break and assigning the parts to the keygroup. I was told i could copy the sample an amount of times, then change the start/end of each and the keygroup, but I have no clue of going about this!

Take it easy
you have already given the answer yourself - what you were told is absolutely correct.

1. make a copy of the original sample you are trying to chop
2. take this copy and adjust the start and end points to your needs
3. trim
4. make another copy of the original sample, adjust, trim etc.

when you have all your chops ready, go to the program editing and assign them to keygroups. simple as that. the manual is still available from akai's website - download it and ready carefully.
Old 29th April 2012
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To save some time/buttonclicks you can use the following workflow:

After copying the sample a few times use this sequence:

1. set the coarse samplestart for ALL chops
2. set the fine samplestart for ALL chops
3. set the coarse sampleend for ALL chops
4. set the fine sampleend for ALL chops

The reason why I do it this way is that you can use the SPACE button to switch between your last actions. This is very handy if you dont want to go thru all the menu stuff.

Example:

1. Select SAMPLE1
2. Manually go to the sample start parameter (coarse) and adjust it
3. Hit SPACE (it will bring you back to the SELECT SAMPLE parameter)
4. Select next sample (dont need to hit enter just select it with the wheel)
5. Hit SPACE (it will bring you back to the coarse SAMPLE START parameter)
6. Adjust the samplestart
7. Hit SPACE

and so on

After setting all the samplestart and sampleend you should free up the memory space by choosing the DISCARD BEFORE START, AFTER END option on page 10. You can use the SPACE button again:

1. Select first sample
2. Go to page 10 and choose "Discard" and hit enter
3. SPACE
4. 1 Click on the wheel
5. SPACE
6. ENT
7. SPACE
8. 1 click wheel
9. SPACE
10. ENT
.
.
.

Also watch the youtube video of DFace. Its a good explanation of using the keygroups.
Akai s950 Video Manual - YouTube

peace
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