Meet Beatscape, a drum module, groove tool, loop arranger, slicer and live performance instrument. Sixteen virtual pads are at the heart of Beatscape. You drag samples you want to play onto a pad from the desktop, Beatscape’s browser, the Explorer or a Sonar track. Basically, any WAV, AIFF or RX2 file will do.
Auto Loop: As soon as you trigger a pad (for example, by hitting a keyboard key or clicking on the pad), the sample loops continuously.
Looping has a toggle action: trigger to start, trigger to stop.
Auto Play: Upon triggering a pad, the sample plays to the end, then stops. Any MIDI note-off messages (from releasing a key or the mouse button) are ignored.
Manual Loop: The sample loops for as long as the pad is triggered.
Manual Play: When you trigger a pad, the sample plays either until it ends or there’s a note-off MIDI message.