Beginner's Guide - An Introduction

Questions and Answers concerning the spectralis!

Moderator: Jörg Schaaf

Postby LEVLHED » Sat Dec 29, 2007 3:51 pm


this is the kind of step-by-step that is needed for those of us with short attention spans and a disdain for reading.
User avatar
Posts: 9
Joined: Fri Mar 16, 2007 9:23 pm
Location: (fucking)Wisconsin

Postby Jörg Schaaf » Sun Jun 08, 2008 3:17 am

I changed this thread to "sticky" now. I hope, it is easier to locate then...
New users please check the following link for forum activation:
User avatar
Jörg Schaaf
Posts: 1096
Joined: Sat Aug 20, 2005 1:46 am
Location: Germany

Postby mkuszynski » Sun Jun 08, 2008 4:01 am

Thanks for this.

Now that I finished my CFA exam, I can finally get some time to reassemble my studio and read some manuals!
Posts: 16
Joined: Thu Apr 24, 2008 2:17 am

Good work!

Postby Ridder » Mon Jun 09, 2008 12:02 pm

Good work jcsveth!
Posts: 34
Joined: Fri Oct 14, 2005 9:39 am
Location: Amsterdam - Netherlands

Postby via » Sat Dec 06, 2008 2:52 pm

note, this workflow might/will change after the Routing button has been activated..this is on os97

To send drums or the D-synth to the analouge filters

1# lay down a sequence
(in our case a kick part1)
2# press volume and press the encoder above part1..
this will take you to the mixer section of the kick (part1)
3# Set analoge send levels, via page 2> AnSnd (pull up the send to 100)
4# Set the feed of your send via page 3> FB, LP, MM (pull up the MM to 200)

if sending to the Multimode filter you need to make sure that the filter is feed to the Bus out,

1#Select the analouge part
2#press MMcutoff encoder
3# via page 6 filter to buss volume> BusV (pull up the buss volume to 200

Now you're Kick has been patched to go through your desired filter
but why aren't you hearing anything??..well you need to trigger the filter to hear things passing though it...So make sure you your MM is assigned to a trigger group, (You might be inclined to use seq line 14 MMcutoff under function but that is only for the actual cutoff and does not trigger the filter), (this is a valid mistake)

1#Select and hold step 12 (this will give you access to triggergroups)
2#Page 3 set the trigger group 1 to MM

now you can press a midi note one your keyboard you can hear the filter on the kick as the filter is being triggered via note on... hell yeah !!.. you may not notice this, but on top of this you actually gained some physical weight..

Now for the spectral mentality ...
you can trigger the filter rythmatickly via the step sequencer

1#Function, select line 11= triggergroup1
2# Program into the grid a sequence

I'm not going to go into programming the sequence but for a quick refrance you can hold down Function and press any of the first 9steps to gain quick access to options on program your sequence ...
now press function again, and this time go to line 14 which is your MM cutoff seq-target .. and program another line perhaps in a different rhythm independent to your other seq lines ..

Ahhh... are you beginning to realize the power of this flexibility ... nice nice nice.. now go on a diet and play away !! :wink:
Posts: 702
Joined: Sat Aug 19, 2006 3:19 am

Postby vlipper » Sun Mar 01, 2009 10:55 am

The guide ( the three .pdf links ) is no longer available.

"page not found "

Can anyone make it available on another place, please ?

Posts: 3
Joined: Sat Aug 20, 2005 5:18 pm
Location: Berlin

Postby jcsveth » Sun Mar 01, 2009 4:10 pm

Here are the new links for these. I have a few more started but thought I'd wait until the stable v1.0 OS gets released. Also, the analog synth layout is just a preliminary one - I wanted to get all of the parameters down so that I could see how to arrange them logically.

Posts: 15
Joined: Sat Dec 08, 2007 4:56 pm

Postby vlipper » Sun Mar 01, 2009 5:32 pm

Wow, real good stuff :D

Should be part of the next offical Spectralis manual !

Many thanks for your work and sharing that !!!
Posts: 3
Joined: Sat Aug 20, 2005 5:18 pm
Location: Berlin

Postby hotkeys » Thu Jul 30, 2009 5:26 pm


I'm glad work has a color printer :wink:
Posts: 14
Joined: Tue Jul 28, 2009 4:55 pm
Location: Portland, Oregon

Re: Beginner's Guide - An Introduction

Postby zela » Mon Oct 25, 2010 8:11 am

Thank you very much for the guide. May I ask for reposting the links as when I click on them I get the response: Page not found
Thank you in advance,
Posts: 4
Joined: Tue Sep 21, 2010 10:01 am


Return to Helpdesk

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest