In this free video tutorial, Russ shows how to set up Impact XT in Studio One 4 so that you can play live loops as a performance.
Fully backward compatible with Impact, the XT version adds more than 20 new, highly requested features and improvements. You can even create complete arrangements in a single instance of Impact XT by launching loops that sync to your Song with real-time stretching, beat quantization, and synched start/stop.
Impact XT reinvents the concept of a “drum module” to create a comprehensive environment for creating, playing, and composing with loops and beats. Even a single instance can be enough to power a complete song arrangement, not just because of the looping capabilities but also because there are eight banks of pads, so you can switch easily among multiple setups. And, Impact XT integrates with the new Patterns, from auto-populating Patterns with named instruments for instant beat creation, to driving loops as well as one-shot sounds from Patterns. Here are some other highlights of this mighty module.
Get nasty with drive and punch controls, soft clipping, and a new 24 dB/octave zero-delay feedback filter.
Reverse, normalize, stack, drag-and-drop, stretch, edit pads or individual samples within the pads, go crazy with the eight-octave pitch envelope range, and more.
Load loops on pads, then trigger them, quantize triggers to the beat, and stretch loops in real time to follow the tempo