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Overview : Instrument Deck view

Instrument Decks in Serato Studio are designed to be as simple and intuitive as possible, allowing you to quickly get included sounds incorporated into your projects. You can choose Instruments from included content in Serato Studio, or load your own plug-ins by dragging them onto empty Instrument Decks.


Instrument Deck Header


Here you can find controls for the Instrument Deck that are applied across all pads and cues in the deck, and are as follows:

Deck Voice Mode: Use this to determine the voice mode for playback of cues / pads in the Sample deck. Use 'Mono' for single cue playback, or 'Poly' for simultaneous multi cue playback. 
NOTE: Mono must be selected as a Deck voice mode in order to use the Glide feature.


Deck Info Display: Displays the name of the Instrument.

Detune: Allows for fine pitch adjustments to the Instrument deck, in cents, by simply clicking & dragging, up or down on the value. Hold control/command on your keyboard while doing so to make fine adjustments, or hold shift to make coarser adjustments. 


Parameter panel

Here controls that affect the pads (and by proxy their associated note) can be found. Parameters in the Instrument Deck affect all pads, and pad colours will change based on the octave selected - pads in a lower octave range are red, and will lighten before turning blue at the highest octave range. Pad parameters affect all pads in the Instrument Deck parameter panel.

Attack: Adjust the time it takes for a triggered note to reach it's peak volume (0.00ms to 10s)

Release: Adjust the time it takes for the triggered note to drop from it's peak volume to silence (0.00ms to 10s)


Pad tools panel

Glide: Adjusts the time it takes to glide between notes when they overlap in your sequence. Clicking on the 'Glide' subtext below the control, will allow you to choose between two modes - 'Trigger', which causes each note in the sequence to re-trigger Glide from it's start point, or 'Sustain', which causes only the first note in the sequence to trigger the Glide feature.
NOTE: Mono must be selected as a Deck voice mode in order to use the Glide feature.


Play in Key: Use this to show only the notes compatible with the Project Key, in the Instruments' piano roll. When turned off this feature will also show your notes in the piano roll area, with their respective keyboard shortcuts displayed in the parameter panel.