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Default to FREEZE, ‘sample’ the note playing, then snap back to FREEZE.
But when you release the switch determines the FREEZE output level(s). FREEZE mixing by tap timing.
- Rapid switch release, and you’ll capture a stronger signal; closer to your note attack.
- Wait longer to release the switch, and you’ll capture some of the note decay.
- Switch during muted input to ‘erase’, or freeze inharmonic transients.
If LAYERS are the focus of a SE+ simulation, it’s better to break out the expression pedal. Yes, that brings a BLACKHOLE-ish reverb component with it. A simple swap of the Heel & Toe values – with the change to expression pedal – turns that preset into an ambience generator with full-range mixing.
Expression Pedal Heel: DECAY 0.5 S
Expression Pedal Toe: DECAY FREEZE
The DECAY default was increased to 1/2 second. That, along with the larger SIZE for thickness, produces a small room ambience. It also smooths out the abrupt contrast between 100% FREEZE, and 100% UN-FREEZE.
Moving the expression pedal away from Heel, the room reverb expands. Depending on DECAY & SIZE interaction, you’ll begin to add true ‘LAYERS’ around 8 – 10 – 12 Seconds of DECAY. In the area closer to Toe, it hits the ultimate LAYER generator [INF]. That’s the equivalent of an SE+ LAYER knob set fully clockwise.
Just beyond that, at fully Toe … FREEZE. One smooth technique is to hover in the upper half of the expression pedal throw. Notes are blended between INF, FREEZE, and the mega-seconds reverb area. When you need to pull back on sustaining output & levels, just ‘pull back’ on the expression pedal.