How to Add Triggers

The Triggers functionality in Dubler allows a user to trigger samples in their DAW by making percussive input sounds; such as beatboxing, clicking or clapping.

Each sample or note in your DAW is controlled by a specific Trigger in Dubler. Therefore to control a new sample in your DAW you need to add a corresponding Trigger in Dubler.

To do this you need to teach Dubler what input sound you want to use to control that sample.

Add a new Trigger

To add your first trigger, select the plus button on the left hand side
You’ll then be in the Train tab, where your first trigger will be added. The first trigger that appears will be initially assigned to the MIDI note 36 C1 (Bass Drum 1).

You can change what MIDI note the trigger applies to on the note drop-down menu.
MIDI Notes explained
The MIDI note drop-down menu is labelled by instrument, however this may not be completely accurate depending on what plugin or sample pack that you are using. In the example 36 C1 (Bass Drum 1) the 36 C1 refers to the MIDI note that the trigger is sending out. In most drum racks C1 is normally assigned to a Kick, however you should check depending on the plugin or rack you are using.

Once you have selected the desired MIDI note output, it’s time to teach Dubler the sound you want to use to activate the trigger. Hit Record Takes and repeat the sound to give Dubler a few examples. Each time you give a successful example to Dubler, one of the circles on the right will light up. You can give a maximum of 12 examples per trigger

Important: Make sure the examples you give are short and sharp. Longer sounds won’t be as accurate. Also make sure that each example is consistent as possible
If you’re not happy with the examples you’ve recorded you can hit Clear All Takes to clear the bank and start again.

There is also the option to turn on/off Velocity Response. Dubler has the ability to set the velocity of the samples you trigger through the velocity of your input sound. For some samples though you might not want that behaviour so here you can turn off Velocity Control. The result will be that Dubler always triggers that sample at full velocity. You can also rename the trigger at the top of the tab.

Once you are happy with your new Trigger you can either click the + to add more or return to the play tab to leave Trigger training.
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