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Twin 3 is equipped with a full-featured arpeggiator. The arpeggiator automatically triggers notes on a synchronized tempo, according to the keys you are holding down.

FabFilter Twin 3 - Arpeggiator

The following controls are available:

  • Enable: The enable button, centered in the Rate knob, turns the arpeggiator on or off. When enabled, it will start playing notes once it has been triggered by pressing down keys.
  • Lock: With the Lock button on, the arpeggiator settings won't change when loading presets.
  • Rate: The Rate knob sets the arpeggiator speed, ranging from 0.25 to 20 Hz.
  • Sync: You can also choose to sync the arpeggiator to host tempo at various different rates. When synched, the rate knob will turn into an offset knob, to multiply the synched tempo with a factor from 0.5 to 2.
  • Retrigger: The Retrigger button (with the MIDI icon) sets how the arpeggiator phase is synced/started. When off, the arpeggiator's pattern phase is based on the position on the DAW's timeline, but when active, the arpeggiator will restart the cycle on the first note that is pressed.
  • Groove: Using the groove slider, you can offset every second note in the produced rhythm. Using this, you can easily created dotted/tripplet like patterns. Simply drag the highlighted large middle note symbol to the left or right.
  • Legato: The legato slider (underneath the large note symbols) sets the note length, from very short to fully legato.
  • Transpose: By default, the arpeggiator will just play the notes for the keys you are holding down. But with transpose settings of 1 or 2 octaves, the arpeggiator additionally plays the notes one or two octaves higher.
  • Note Order: The order of how the held notes are sequenced by the arpeggiator. With the Up and Down options, notes will be played from lowest to highest or reversed. To have the notes played from lowest to highest and then back again, use the Up/Down option. Otherwise, the arpeggiator can play the notes in the order As Played or in Random order.
  • Latch: By default (the Off option), the arpeggiator will only play notes that are currently held down. By choosing the Held latch option, the arpeggiator remembers all notes that have been pressed while any note was held down, e.g. you can just hold down one note, and then add others to the pattern one by one. When set to Full latch, the arpeggiator will remember any note that you play and will keep playing them even after you stop holding any notes.

At the top right of the Rate knob, the Presets drop down button provides access to the arpeggiator section presets.

Next: Polyphony, unison and microtuning

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