vStack supports the use of audio files and live recording, that both can be synced to the metronome, each with one click.
- Metronome - The master metronome is the base for syncing every loop channel.
- When a channel is "locked" to it, it will follow its speed and "phase".
- The live recording's duration is based on the metronome's tempo and time signature.
- The metronome produces a "click" sound to keep you also in sync! it can be toggled on or off, but has no effect on the metronome's function. it also has its own level.
- Loop Channel - The loop channel's are the base of vStack.
- Load either and audio file or live record the input.
- Set the "original length" of the channel to use as the recordings time, or the duration when the channel syncs to the metronome.
- Click & Drag to select portion of the channel. Like this, you can trim preceding or following noise or silence, or just select only a part of the audio to be looped.
- Every channel has its own level and panning controls.
- There are sends, with pre and post options, to all 4 effects.
- There are some important differences when a channel is locked to the metronome (synced).
- When clicking the record button, it wait for the next "1" beat to start.
- The playback speed it tied to the metronome speed, and is changed only by the metronome's BPM or time sig, and by setting different "original length" of the channel.
- The channel will not start if the metronome is OFF.
- You can add or remove loop channels.
- Every channel can be assigned to a keyboard and MIDI "hotkey" to toggle it on and off.
- MIDI Mapping - You can control vStack away from your keyboard and mouse now.
With very easy steps you can map almost any parameter or button to your MIDI controller.
- Enable the MIDI mapping
- Hover over a parameter or button
- Move your MIDI controller.
You can see your mapped parameters and remove anyone independently or all together.
- Effects - There are 4 effects at the output. Each effect has its own level, and can separately be toggled on & off.
- Input - Use the input to record on a channel, or pass it through directly the the effects and the output.
- The input also has sends and pre / post options for the effects.
- The input is intended to be used for both loop recording, and to solo over the created loop "backing track".
- Output - The output includes a compressor and a 3band equalizer.
- The equalizer's first and last bands, can be also set as shelving filter.