The Sample Player is designed to allow you to play up to 8 media clips (loops, samples, etc) over MixEmergency's output.
The Sample Player is not linked directly to Serato DJ's, or Scratch Live's, SP-6 Sample Player, so it is also possible to use other audio applications to trigger/play audio samples alongside it.
The Sample Player Window contains 2 sections.
To the left are the 8 Samples. Each contains a Sample Preview View, a Stop button, an Eject button, and an Edit button. Clicking on the Sample Preview View will cause the Sample to trigger. This can also be mapped to a MIDI control.
To load a sample, simply drag and drop a media file onto the corresponding Sample Preview View.
To the right are 3 controls. The Bank buttons control which of the 4 banks of samples is currently loaded. The Out buttons control which channel of MixEmergency the samples will be output to (A = left, B = Right, M = Master). The Mix knob controls the wet/dry mix of the samples over the output.
Samples are composited from left to right (i.e. each sample to the right is rendered over the previous one to the left). To rearrange the samples, simply drag and drop their Sample Preview View between the other samples.
Clicking on the Edit button below a sample will open the Sample Settings Edit View. This contains a number of settings that can be adjusted for each sample.
Below this are 3 areas for animating the Scale, X, and Y position of the sample.
The Mode control allows you to select whether the animation is applied over the Duration of the sample, or synced to a number of Beats of the underlying music (the number of beats is selected with the control labelled Beats to the right).
To reset any of these graphs, right-click (or control-click) on the graph and select Reset.
If you're playing video samples or loops, it is recommended that you encode your video using the Hap video codec, as MixEmergency can utilise your GPU to decode and playback the video, freeing up your computer's CPU.
To encode or playback Hap videos, you first need to download and install the Hap codec onto your computer.