1) Audition Select a sample to edit and you can audition it at any time by pressing the Audition button, or the space bar on your computer.
2) Select All Pressing the Select All button allows you to apply any edits to all samples simultaneously.
3) Range The zone boundary of a sample can be adjusted by selecting it and dragging the left and right handles in the Zone Boundary bar above it. Alternatively, a double-click on the Zone Boundary bar will automatically snap the selected sample's range to that specific note only.
4) Unpitched If it is a 'one hit' sample and is not pitch-specific, then make sure Unpitched is checked. Then you can map that sample anywhere on your keyboard and it will play at its original pitch.
5) Levels can be adjusted on a per sample basis or Selecting All and choosing Normalise is a quick way to set the levels of all your samples to 0db. Very useful to even out notes or to balance samples obtained from different sources.
6) Looping Samples can be looped, either from beginning to end to create a drum loop (for example) or to enable a short sample to be sustained indefinitely. Tick the Looped box and then these functions become available. You can drag the Loop start across the waveform and also change the stop point too. Then, adjust the crossfade time and the crossfade point phase to help smooth out the loop.
Fade Ins and Fade Outs can also be added to help smooth out your samples.
7) Dynamics can easily be set by selecting a category that matches your sample instrument and then simply pressing the Dynamics button. If “Dynamics” are enabled, appropriate settings for amplitude, filter velocity response and envelope shape, are applied to the sample instrument based on the chosen category. This makes your samples behave dynamically without the need to have lots of different velocity layers, thus keeping the process simple and the overall file size down to a minimum.
8) Manager allows you to quickly access the contents of your connected Nord keyboard if there is not enough space in its memory to add your new sample. From here, you can select and delete an existing sample to make room. Manager always shows you whether samples are used or not, so you can then choose to delete a sample instrument that will not have any impact on any of your Programs.
Alternatively, you could open the full version of Sound Manager where you can back up any sample instruments to your computer, before deleting them.