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Impact Needs an Update!

+78 votes
asked Jan 9, 2017 in Hardware Integration / Remote Control by josephdbae (1,970 points)
I would really like to see IMPACT get an update. Cubase's Groove Agent is an awesome native drum sampler. Studio One is great but i think Impact needs more features.

1. Needs 16 outs that are Stereo. Currently it has 8 outs STEREO and 8 outs MONO.

2. Easier way to adjust ADSR. Maybe the ADSR is on the display of the sample.

3. The ability to time stretch samples.

4. The ability to transpose the sample more than 12 semitones.

5. the ability to pitch up transpose samples smoothly. If i want to pitch up a snare roll i could automate the pitch so it goes up smoothly instead of it jumping from 0 semitones to 1 semitone. i want it to go to 0 cents to 1 cent, 2 cents, all the way up to 100 cents which is 1 semitone.

6. the ability to move around pads. if i want to put my kick on pad 2 and it's on pad 1, i can't do that right now.

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+6 votes
answered Jan 9, 2017 by mattcaprio (146,910 points)
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+7 votes
answered Feb 22, 2017 by tuduranandrei (1,350 points)
A GUI redesign would be a nice addition too.
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answered Jul 11, 2017 by arndkaiser (1,310 points)
Impact has dedicated pitch controls for Transpose (+/- 12 semitones) and Tune (+/- 100 Cent). Both parameters are available as automation targets. Does this cover point 5 of your list?
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answered Jul 11, 2017 by arndkaiser (1,310 points)
Impact also has time-stretching per pad. Stretch factor can be set manually or synced to the song tempo ("Sync" should be engaged)
+2 votes
answered Aug 11, 2017 by xaricxaric (220 points)
I'd also love to see the option of looping ... the same as can be achieved in SampleOne ...
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answered Sep 11, 2017 by Scoox (8,520 points)
Please use Bitwig's "Drum Machine" as a starting point, that thing kills Impact in every possible way.
0 votes
answered Sep 27, 2017 by dotcom12161984 (800 points)
I would like to add AUDIO FINDER / AKAI VIP like integration.  EXAMPLE i can set up folders with my own samples and uniquely tag them.  I want to be able to select "EDM" "SKRILLEX" "KICK" "PUNCHY" on a pad and be able to change and scroll through all of my sounds with those tags and see which one fits the song best while playing the midi data on the fly.
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answered Nov 16, 2017 by SkeetSkillz (2,600 points)
1.  overkill perhaps but agree

2. yes.

3. time factor let you adjust the timing

4.  use sample one

5.  tuning tunes by cents transpose by semitones

6. ctrl + shift -> drag