The Trigger Instrument Editor is a standalone application, available for Trigger 2 Full users. The Editor is a separate program from the Trigger 2 plug-in itself. With the Trigger Instrument Editor, users can make their own custom .TCI files (with Round-Robin and multi-velocity layering features) using their own .wav files.
NOTE: Please make sure to only use .wav files at 44.1 Khz and 16/24 bit with the Trigger Instrument Editor.
NOTE: The Trigger Instrument Editor is not available for Trigger 2 Free users, as the free version does not allow for the use of any sounds, besides the ones included in the free library.
The Trigger Instrument Editor can be installed from the Slate Audio Center app, and is a separate install from the Trigger 2 plug-in.
Once installed, search for and open the Trigger Instrument Editor app.
Using the Instrument Editor:
Once open, use the browser on the left side of the Instrument Editor to navigate to folder that contains the samples you wish to use. Then drag them into the empty cells.
Please make sure to only use .wav files that are 44.1 Khz and 16/24 bit. Otherwise, there may be playback glitches, when playing back the resulting .tci file in Trigger 2.
The rows will represent the different velocity layers in the .TCI. For example, if you have .wav files of a drum instrument being played at different levels of volume, you can put each sample into a different row. The registered velocity will determine which sample is played.
Users can also click and drag the velocity numbers up or down, to adjust the velocity ranges for each sample.
The Columns will represent the different Round Robins. Round-robin are multiple hits within one velocity layer. The purpose of alternating hits is to make the samples sound more realistic and natural. For instance, users can load different hits of the same drum at the same velocity, and Trigger will vary these hits at random. This alleviates/eliminates the "machine-gun" effect that typically occurs when playing alternating hits with samples.
NOTE: Unfortunately, the Round Robin system cannot be controlled any more extensively than what is mentioned above, and only works randomly.
In the upper right corner, users can set the AAMG preset according the source material they are using in the Instrument Editor. This will set how playback works for each instrument, tailoring the playback to the source material of the preset selected.
Also, users can hit the "Cog Wheel" which brings up the Trigger Instrument Editor settings. Here, users can select the Output Device they would like to monitor the Instrument Editor from, as well as change the Sample Rate and Buffer size. This page also includes a "Quick Guide".
Exporting your custom instruments:
Once you are done making your custom .TCI file, Hit the "Save TCI" button, then choose a location to save to. Then locate this .TCI file, and move it into your Trigger2 Library folder.