The first thing you may notice is that the pads now have an effect button next to the instrument button. This pops open a menu similar to the instrument menu. Tapping effects toggles them on and off. The great thing about this is that you can now apply any effect to any instrument (including samplers and drum kits)!
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The heart of this update is in the Tools menu where we find 2 new items. Synths and Effects. These are powerful editors that let you create and edit your own custom synth instruments and effects.
In the Synths Tool, you'll find that you can freely edit the parameters of the synthesizer that powers DopplerPad. This editor gives you access to every parameter we had when creating the original set of factory instruments.
- 2 Oscillators – including 5 waveforms, phase control, frequency difference and more
- Amplification Envelope
- Filter – Low Pass or High Pass
- Mod Envelope
- LFO – which includes beat sync, waveform, destination and more
- Mod Y – which lets you control how the Y axis of a pad effects different synth parameters
- Velocity – which lets you control how tap velocity effects different synth parameters
Each item above gets its own panel in the Synths editor, and they all have many more parameters than I've listed here. If you ever want more details on what a given parameter does, tap the info button on the panel for a detailed description.
Similar to the Synths Tool, Effects lets you create and edit custom Effects to use on the pads. When editing Effects, you'll find
- Delay – which can be beat-synced
- Delay Filter – which lets you apply a Filter to the Delay
- Mod Y – Similar to Effects, this lets you control parameters of the Effect on the Y axis
We've been having a lot of fun with this version, and we hope you will too!