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IMPACT XT Feature Requests

+28 votes
asked Oct 20, 2019 in Instruments and Plug-Ins by gianpaolopizziol (820 points)

I've been considering switching from Maschine to Studio One with Impact XT and the Atom controller but have found some basic functionality that's preventing me from making the switch. I hope these features can be added. Would make users like me far more likely to switch over.

  • Ability to trigger samples at multiple pitches similar to the 16 level pitch feature from an MPC or at the very least have an option to send a single sample to a new sample one XT instrument
  • No way to save kits with samples so that kits can be managed more effectively. Eg I can't collect samples from different locations and save the new kit with samples to a new location. This will most likely make loading kits in the future a nightmare as I'll receive the missing samples dialog if I moved any of the kits samples from their original location.
  • Cant move samples around intuitively. Swapping pads should be a simple drag drop operation not a hold CTRL, then SHIFT & release. Makes doing this simple thing a chore. Same goes for removing a sample. It shouldn't reset all settings for the pad. At least offer an option to reset pad fully or not.
  • Basic Sample editing like trim/crop sample.
  • More fleshed out slicing ie manual slicing or slice by beat/bar etc 

7 Answers

+1 vote
answered Nov 10, 2019 by leonordmann (1,800 points)
I completely agree with you. That would be really great to have.
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answered Dec 17, 2019 by ansolas (2,050 points)
Trim samples like it is now possible in SampleOne would be very nice indded ! <3
+1 vote
answered Dec 17, 2019 by ansolas (2,050 points)
When swapping samples , the patten rows should also move with the sample pad, That would make pad management much easier.
If you at the momnet move a pad the pattern row stay unaffected.
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answered Dec 24, 2019 by lukenyman (1,700 points)
Good points. I have an idea about managing samples more effectively.

The ability to flick through different samples placed on the same pad within Impact, and choose which one(s) you want to use. All the samples would be saved as a preset. You could resave as a new preset and delete the unused samples if necessary.

For example, I have a folder of 13 Alesis SR-16 kick samples. I can drag them all at once onto a pad in ImpactXT, and save this as a basic SR-16 preset. Then I'd like an added option in Layer Mode to play only the sample I've chosen from the top of Impact - above the sample window. To expand this, you could choose multiple samples at once.

Or perhaps more options are needed in the right click menu on those blocks above the sample window to "solo" or "mute" the selected samples. Then the layer mode would work on the chosen samples.

And keyboard shortcuts to step back and forward through the samples would be very handy.

In this way you could have the option of making your own presets to have a set of samples to choose from for each new song, instead of having to drag/drop from the browser every time.


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answered Jan 8 by adriantillman (170 points)
Agreed. Also, I'd like a way to delete all notes triggered by a pad in a clip with one command. Example: i have a drum clip that's 4 bars long being triggered by one instance of impact. i have a kick, snare, open hat, and a closed hat. I want to be able to delete all the closed hats on that 4 bar clip with one command. Hope that makes sense.

Impact is a powerful tool and a nice way for me to have lots of drums without opening up 8 different instances of Sample One. Just a few tweaks from perfect!!
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answered Jan 11 by damiensantamaria (580 points)
Hello, I agree, one thing would be great too, ability to apply midi fx, like buzz, roll, flam & drag on pads, like groove agent 5 and battery 4
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answered Jan 30 by ansolas (2,050 points)
Adjustable BPM for tempo following pads would be useful either