On this download it just gives me the error on the download page before Chrome even shows the file being completed. These are accessible in several different ways. Guru will analyse the new loop, and a moment later you'll be able to hear the first loop's sequence triggering the second loop's slices. To introduce a bit of natural variation into a hi-hat pattern, for example, simply switch to the Shift Graph for one of your Hi-Hat Pads and quickly draw in a gentle, wavering curve. Or activate Score and try loading a different Pattern see the 'Shift Graphs And Other Graphs' box for more details about extracting Patterns.
Buttons labelled Commit and Undo allow you to keep or discard recorded passes without leaving record mode. Parameters including gain, pan, pitch and filter settings are all adjustable, along with sample start and end points. So, for the moment I guess at least some of us has anyone been able to get it done? While this would have the advantage of simplicity, it would be rather inflexible — and wouldn't allow Smart Slice to accurately extract phrasing information from sampled drum patterns. You will be able to grab any external sound source, edit it and shoot it thanks to its dedicated sampler. Instead, they allow you to shift each step backward or forward in time slightly. Secondly, even if audio export were available, its usefulness would be limited by the fact that Guru does not include any kind of in-built 'song' sequencer for chaining patterns together to create larger arrangements. Even then the odd confusion can arise: a handclap may be incorrectly identified as a snare, or a low tom might end up on one of the Kick Pads.
You can then activate the Audio option and select a different drum loop in the browser. Click the plus symbol and the 'tree' expands, directory-fashion, allowing you to see a list of detected slices within the file. A nice, printed manual is provided, complete with full-colour screen-grab illustrations. Guru's manual is reasonably well-written and quite comprehensive. As for Uploaded, Mega didn't exist yet when a vote was taken here so what you're saying isn't exactly fair.
Original instructions are in the images in the folder R2R In any case, you can disable access to www. In my opinion this is stretching the definition of 'straightforward' a bit, but it is a solution. A couple of mouse clicks are all it takes, and the only minor inconvenience is the time spent waiting for the rather sizeable sample library to be copied to your hard disk. Once you have this 'Part 1' properly downloaded within your Desktop don't forget to check its size!!! There are also half a dozen oscillator Pad 'effects' which don't process sound at all, but instead synthesise different waveforms sine, triangle, saw, square, pulse, noise and can be used to generate various pitched and percussive noises. You can also create your own Shift Graphs, to liven up patterns you've programmed from single hits. The first time Guru is opened you're prompted for said number, after which you won't be bothered again. Repeat Graphs allow you to repeatedly trigger a Pad a variable number of times within a single step of a Pattern.
You can be as precise or as random as you like when creating Shift Graphs, and trying out different variations is quick and easy. Thanks for your efforts mrmuck! At £150, it's competitively priced for a product of this type, and the supplied sample library full of patterns, kits, hits and loops makes a very worthwhile addition to the bundle. Smart Slice works better than I expected it to, and could be a valuable labour-saving feature for anyone regularly working with sampled loops. Each pad has two envelope generators, one controlling amplitude, the other patched to pitch and filter cutoff. Guru's user interface is fairly intuitive, and it's not difficult to work with. It's also possible to create your own templates — see the 'Shift Graphs And Other Graphs' box. In an ideal world a review like this would provide you with all the information you needed to make a decision, but in reality it's still always better to see things for yourself before handing over your money! Based on the material it finds within an audio file, Guru will divide the loop up into individual hits, and automatically assign bass drums to the four Kick Pads, snares to the four Snare Pads, hi-hats to the four Hi-Hat Pads and any remaining hits to the remaining Perc ussion Pads.
Hence the reason why I wrote to have a look within your Desktop. These quibbles aside, I have to say that I have been impressed by Guru. All from the same interface. A Pattern can contain a maximum of 128 steps, spread over four pages, and each Engine can store and play 24 different Patterns. Within it you'll find all the tools necessary to create loops, all unified under a simple and complete interface developed to take you to new creativity levels. As a reviewer, I feel that one of my principal responsibilities is finding things to complain about.
The Pad can be retriggered two or three times, producing fairly natural-sounding 'drags' or rolls, or many more times to create anything from short 'machine gun' fills to strange, glitching mechanical whines. You can now open it and get that whole Library with the add of all the others parts comprised in this upload. Put simply, Smart Slice not only attempts to work out where the individual hits in a loop are, it also attempts to guess what they are. Guru's Pattern recording functions are relatively simple, and very easy to use. Needless to say, you're under no obligation to keep Guru's automatically generated slices and Pad assignments.
Overall, though, it works remarkably well. The views expressed are those of the contributors and not necessarily those of the publishers. I was wondering when that was going to turn up. The centre line represents the normal start point, as defined in the Pad edit view. This product, successor of the legendary Fxpansion Guru, allows you to cut loops and trigger them from its dedicated pads control with just a few clicks. I don't have noticed any request for a Password within the Part 1, as well as for the others Parts!?! That would be a shame, though, as Guru's onboard sequencer is deceptively powerful, and very well designed.
I can't get it downloaded to the desktop either -- it just stops at 100%, says Decryption Error, and doesn't leave anything on the desktop. The combination of straightforward, point-and-click Pattern editing and the flexible phrasing options provided by Shift Graphs is a clever compromise, which makes programming effective patterns quick and easy. Guru provides an impressive array of built-in effects, which on the whole sound excellent. Download links are directly from our publisher sites. Another option available is Equal-16ths mode, which simply slices a loop into 16 equal segments and assigns these to the Pads sequentially. What's striking is how quickly the analysis and assignment of slices is carried out. It's new, give it a chance.