Ton

Free drum machine for the iPad. Fantastic sound engine. Parameter locks.

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User Manual


Interface

Main Screen

Mainscreen

  1. Transport Button: Start or stop playback.
  2. Pattern Button: Display or hide the PATTERN SCREEN.
  3. Sequencer: Toggle steps to trigger sounds over a repeating sequence.
  4. Parameter Ring: Rotate each parameter around the ring to adjust its value and alter the played sounds. There are 3 rings (SRC, FLT, AMP) to choose from in total, one displayed at a time.
  5. Track Buttons: Select the sequencer for the corresponding voice. Hold down Fn and tap a track button to mute or unmute the voice.
  6. Master Button: Display the master parameter ring.

Parameter Locks: Hold down a step on the sequencer and adjust a parameter value. The parameter is set for this step and this step only, allowing you to build audio sequences with a great deal of modulation. Hold down a step + tap a parameter to clear the lock.

Pattern Screen

Patternscreen

  1. Pattern Buttons: Tap to load the pattern. Hold down Fn and tap to save the current pattern.

Parameter Reference

SRC Ring

The SRC ring contains parameters about the sound itself and how it is played.

SMP
Selects which sound is played from a list of samples.

TUN (-48 .. +48 semitones)
Sets the relative pitch of the played sample.

OVER (0 .. 40 dB)
Increases the amplitude while applying saturation. A bit of overdrive can add some punch to the sound (try it on a snare drum!) and higher values destroys the sound completely.

FLT Ring

The FLT ring contains parameters for the multimode filter that is applied to the sound.

FREQ (20 .. 20000 Hz)
Sets the cutoff frequency of the filter.

RES (1 .. 10)
Boosts the frequencies around the cutoff frequency (FREQ).

TYPE (low pass, band pass, high pass)
Selects in which mode the filter operates. For instance, the low-pass mode attenuates the frequencies above FREQ.

ATK (0 .. 1 second)
Sets the attack phase duration for the filter envelope.

DEC (0 .. 10 seconds)
Sets the decay phase duration for the filter envelope.

ENV (-36 .. + 36 semitones)
Sets the amplitude of the filter envelope. A value of 0 means the envelope isn't applied.

AMP Ring

The AMP ring contains parameters for the signal amplification and effect sends.

ATK
Sets the attack phase duration of the amplitude envelope.

HOLD
Sets the hold phase duration of the amplitude envelope.

DEC
Sets the decay phase duration of the amplitude envelope.

DEL (0 .. 1)
Sets how much of the signal is sent to the Delay master effect.

REV (0 .. 1)
Sets how much of the signal is sent to the Reverb master effect.

PAN (-90 .. 90 degrees)
Places the signal in the stereo field. -90 is full left, 0 is center and +90 is full right. The algorithm used internally makes the volume constant for all values.

VOL (0 .. 1)
Sets the overall track volume.

Master Ring

The master ring contains parameters for the master effects and the tempo.

DELT (0.0625 .. 4 beats)
Sets the duration between sound repeats.

DELF (0 .. 1)
Sets how much of the delay signal is fed back to the input. A value of 1 will make a sound repeat indefinitely.

REVD (20 .. 20000 Hz)
Damps frequencies above the selected values.

REVF (0 .. 1)
Sets the duration of the reverb effect.

BPM (30 .. 240)
Sets the global tempo. Compatible with Ableton Link.