5. Zoning out
Using the Zones page of the central display, you can set up very precise layers and splits, with or without crossfades, in order to make your patches shift in timbre with changes in note pitch and velocity.
In the video, we take a polyphonic modification of the CH Classic House preset and apply four different kinds of zoning to split and layer its two Oscillators – Piano and Strings. First, a straight keysplit, with one zone butted squarely up against the other, delivering 100% piano Oscillator for notes below the C and 100% strings for notes above it. Next, we overlap the two layers again but apply opposite fades to each to crossfade the two Oscillators as the notes rise and fall. Then, the same again but with zoning based on velocity rather than pitch: a straight spilt followed by a crossfade.