The Steps setting can be used to generate some fun pitch effects when along with some of the delay-style effects we’ve been looking at. For example:

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In the example above, the sound being triggered is a percussion sample. The Rate, Gate and Velocity settings generate a series of rapid repeats which fade away quickly (as discussed in a prior tip).

The big difference in this setup is that the Steps knob has been cranked up to 8. Steps works in conjunction with Distance, which is set to 7. While the input note is repeated, it is also transposed up seven semitones (the Distance) eight times in a row (the Steps). So, as the note fades away, they also ascend into the stratosphere.