When you select this Option from the main
menu you are able to enter RECORD mode
and store four different samples into four
parts of memory tabelled, #1, #2, #3 and #4.
After selecting RECORD from the Quattro
Sampling menu the command prompt at the
base of the display reads as follows:
SPACE BAR to record sample# 1 F7 to Exit.
Wben you have rehearsed the first sample
and checked that the level and trigger
levels are suitabte, press and release tbe
space bar. Remember to release the space
bar before the time allocated for the next
sample begins otherwise you may fill #2 as
well. Repeat the above process for #2 #3
and #4. If you practise a few times you
should easily be able to fill all four channels
with different sounds.
After the last sample bas been recorded
you will find yourself in Quattro Play Mode.
Tite Quattro Play soreen shows the four key
notes Q W E R which can be used to replay
the sounds. Remember, do not be alarmed
when the soreen blanks during playback.
If you have entered four suitable sounds into
the Quattro Sampler, perhaps with drums,
hand claps, or cymbals, it will not be long
before you wisb to use the sequencer.
THE QUATTRO SEQUENCER
You can use yoor own recorded sound or
load up 'DRUMS' or 'LATIN DRUMS (Disk
version only)' after selecting DISK UTILITIES
(or TAPE LOAD/SAVE) from the main
screen menu. If you load up tbe pre-
recorded 'DRUMS' from the disk or tape,
sound 1 is a bass drum, 2 is a snare, 3 is a
cymbal and 4 is a handclap.
Once all four sounds have been recorded or
loaded from disk or cassette, enter
QUATTRO SAMPLING then SEQUENCER,
then PLAYBACK. Press F7. You can now hear
the preset drum pattern. Press F7 to stop.
You may now wisb to try Your own rhythms.
Enter tite PROGRAM SEQUENGER and you
will see a soreen with sixteen boxes from
left to right across the screen. Press F5
(CLEAR) to erase the preset numbers in the
sixteen data boxes, These boxes can be
programmed with the new data. The small
arrow shows the input position. Pressing key
Q enters sound # 1, pressing key W enters
sound #2 and so on. Pressing the SPACE
BAR enters a pause. If you wish to change a
number use F1 and F3 keys to move the
input arrow to tbe Position at which the new
data or pause is to be placed. Type in the
new sound or pause.
Press F7 to play your sequeuce and
remember to use F7 to stop the sequeucer.
You may wish to change the speed. If so,
move the menu bar to TEMP0 and change it
as required (1 is tbe slowest and 28 the
Pitch shifting effects can be performed by
selecting the PITCH CONVERTER Option
from the main menu. The sound input into
the sampler is output to the loudpeaker at
higher or lower pitch depending on which
EFFECT NUMBER was setected as sbown in
the table below.
Effect Number Musical interval
-1 octave (low pitch)
2 - 1 fift
3 - t tbird
4 - 1 tone
5 + 1 tone
6 + 1 third
7 + 1 fift
8 + 1 octave (high pitch)
Try changing the position of tbe feedback
control on the Sampler when using tbe
Echo is selected directly from tbe main
menu by moving the menu bar and using F7
in the usual way. Try delay time can be
altered from 20 milliseconds up to 2 seconds.
In order to start the delay effect that you
have cbosen, select ECHO START from the
echo menu then press F7.
Careful use of the feedback knob can
enhance the effect. Pressing F7 will exit the
|DISK UTILTIES or TAPE LOAD/SAVE
When you need to bad a sample from disk
or cassette return to the main menu and
select DISK UTILITIES or TAPE LOAD/SAVE.
The following options are then available.
1. LOAD SAMPLE.
2. SAVE SAMPLE.
3. SCRATCH FILE (Disk Version only).
4. FORMAT DISK (Disk Version only).
The LOAD Option allows you to load up pro-
recurded sounds from disk or cassette.
These may be your own samples or those
supplied with your program. DRUMS and
LATIN DRUMS (Disk Version only) are used
by the Quattro Sequencer, while ,FUZZ
GUITAR' is played on Ihe keyboard. The
SAVE SAMPLE Option allows you to save
samples on a disk or cassette. First you must
select the SAVE SAMPLE Option from the
Disk Utilities or Tape Load/Save menu, To
give a name to your sample use the F1 and
F3 keys to move the ,box cursor' over the
required letter, then press F7. Repeat this
procedure until the name for the sound is
complete, then select "END" to save the
sound. Use "DEL" for deletion if you make an
error. If you change your mind and no longer
wish to save a sound, delete the whole
sound name and goto "ENG". You will then
return to the menu.
DISK VERSION ONLY
If you are saving a sample to a brand new
disk you will need to format it first using the
FORMAT Option. Take care not to format a
disk which contains files that you require to
keep because formatting will erase them.
The SCRATCH FILE Option allows you to
delete any sample that has been saved on
disk. When this Option is selected a
directury of the sound files is loaded from
disk. You can then exit or select the file to be
deleled, using Ihe menu bar and F7.
(Musical Instrument Digital Interface)
If you have a MDI keyboard and a MIDI
interface, the interface may be plugged into
the cartridge point on the top of the Sampler
unit BEFORE the Computer is turned un.
Select MIDI ON from the main menu.
NB. to select MIDI ON move cursor into
position then press F7 TWICE.
For instruments such as the Siel MK900
Synthesizer select MIDI TYPE 1 from the
main menu. For instruments such as the
Casio CZ1O1 use MIDI TYPE 2.
The MIDI CHANNEL number is used if you
want your controlling instrument or
sequencer to control more than one
Sampler. The Sampler program is preset to
Channel 1. You may be able to alter the
channel on your MIDI sequencer or
Keyboard. If so, you should set the
appropriate MIDI CHANNEL number from
a Sampler menu. In equal the channel
number used by the controlling instrument.
DO NOT SELECT "MIDI ON" IF YOU DO
NOT HAVE A MDI INTERFACE
Although these programs are thoroughly
tested by Commodore before release, no
claim is made regarding the accuracy of Ihis
software. Commodore and its distributors
cannot assume liability or responsibility for
any loss or damage arising from the use of
these programs. Programs are sold only on
basis of this understanding. Individual
publications should be thoroughly tested
before implementation. Should you require
installation, maintenance or training, please
contact your Commodore dealer.
Dank an: Nicolas Welte für die Nachbearbeitung des D64-Images.