Orinj Working with loop hits

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Orinj version 3.0.0

The hits in a track in the loop building view show when the drum hit in that track should be played. See Orinj Working with loop tracks for an example track and its hits.

Add hits to a track

First, choose the wave sample that will be used for the hit. Browse through the tree on the left. When you choose a wave sample, click on it, and drag it to a track. The sample file name will show up in the track.

To add a hit that will play this sample, click on the Add button (Add button) in the track control panel to the left of the track. Drag this button to the track and release it. The hit will be added to the track. You can drag the hit to any place in the track. When you drag the hit, it will snap at specific places, which are the vertical lines drawn to help you visualize the time signature of the loop.

Move hits in a track

To move a beat, click on it and drag it.

If you want to position the beat more precisely, click on Wave and then on Beat Position in the Orinj menu. You will get the following dialog.

Beat position dialog

Specify the time of the hit in the dialog and click on OK.

Remove hits from a track

To remove a hit, select the hit by clicking on it. Then click on the Remove button (Remove button) in the track control panel to the left of the track.

Pitch shift waves and the corresponding hits

There are two ways to pitch shift hits in the loop building view. Both change the wave file that is used by a track and hence change all hits in that one track.

To pitch shift the wave in a track, click on the track to select it and then click on Wave and then on Quick Pitch Shift in the Orinj menu. You will see the following dialog.

Quick pitch shift dialog

Select the change in pitch in this dialog and close it when you are done.

Note that the pitch shifting described above changes the pitch by simply playing the hit faster or slower. It thus also changes the length of the hit. For example, if the hit is played twice as fast, it will sound one octave higher, but it will also be twice as short.

To pitch shift a hit without changing its tempo or length, click on the corresponding track to select that track and then click on Wave and then on Pitch Shift in the Orinj menu. This type of pitch shifting is similar to the pitch shifting of wave files in the Orinj multitrack session. See Orinj Working with session waves and MIDI files for more information.

Stretch waves and the corresponding hits

Similarly to pitch shifting, in the loop building view, there are two ways to stretch hits. Both change the wave file that is used by a track and hence change all hits in that one track.

To stretch the wave in a track, click on the track to select it and then click on Wave and then on Quick Stretch in the Orinj menu. You will see the following dialog.

Quick stretch dialog

Select the amount of stretch in this dialog and close it when you are done.

This stretch plays the hit faster or slower and so it will also change the pitch of the hit. For example, if the hit is played twice as fast, it will be twice as short, but it will sound one octave higher.

To stretch or shrink a hit without changing its pitch, click on the corresponding track to select that track and then click on Wave and then on Stretch in the Orinj menu. This type of stretching is similar to the stretching of wave files in the Orinj multitrack session. See Orinj Working with session waves and MIDI files for more information.

Reverse hits in a track

To reverse a wave file in a track, click on the track to select it and then click on Wave and then on Reverse in the Orinj menu. Orinj will create a new wave that sounds just like the original one played backwards, preserving the original file.



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