SP-505: Using the Pitch Function

Tags: sample,sp-505,octave,scale
Most phrase samplers can’t play a single sample at different pitches — the SP-505 can. Use the following procedure to create the 12 tones of a scale from a single sample:

1. Press PAD BANK.

2. Turn the VALUE dial to select Preset Bank 4.

3. Press ENTER.

4. Press PITCH, then press PAD 10.

5. Turn the VALUE dial to select SOLO L for the Pitch Mode parameter.

6. Press F1 EXECUTE.

7. Press F1 YES to display “Keep Power On! Processing Data…”

Note: The sample is now laid out across the pads just like an octave of a keyboard. (Pads 1, 4, and 8 are inactive.) As the SP-505 is processing the data, each pad lights and plays when its pad becomes active.

8. Play the PADS.