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The Riff Mode offers an alternate solution to samplers or music libraries! In Riff mode, you can choose from over 500 pre-recorded, MODIFIABLE segments of music called "Riffs". Riff mode makes it possible to select, listen, play the keyboard, and edit your riffs. You can import or export riffs as MIDI files. All you need to do is choose from the genre you like and start composing.

Riffs section examples:

  • Jazz Section
  • Blues Section
  • Disco Section
  • Funk Section
  • Pop Section
  • Latino Section
  • Zouk Section
  • Reggae Section
  • Salsa Section
  • R n Blues Section
  • Motown Section
  • Disco Section #2
  • Funk Section #2
  • Jazz Section #2

  • Latino Section #2
  • Reggae Section #2
  • R n Blues Section #2
  • Salsa Section #2
  • Pop Section #2
  • Soul Section #2
  • Pop Section #3

Riffs solo examples:

  • Trumpet Solo #1
  • Trumpet Solo #2 (muted)
  • Trumpet Solo #3 (muted)
  • Tombone Solo #1
  • Trombone Solo #2
  • Saxophone Solo
Riffs are a great way to get started in a music style you are not familiar with. They can also be a great source of inspiration for mature musicians who are looking for productivity.

For keyboards playing in bands, launching riffs on the fly can also be a great solution if you don't have real performers with you.

If you would like to hear some sample songs click here.

Division cadre

The great point with the Riff section in BRASS is that you can edit any parameter within the riff. Whether you want to change the pitch of the riff, the pitch of one note, program a swell, or a fall on the last note of your riffs, you can do it.

Of course, you can also create your own riffs. Your musical creation can be whatever you want it to be. All the parameters offered in LIVE mode (pitch, vibrato, pressure, etc...) can be modified in RIFF mode just as easily, so you have complete control over EACH riff.

Play with up to 4 instuments at a time and modify each to the specification that you like. For each channel, you can have different instruments, notes and modulation parameters. Simply pick up a tool and draw you modulation or curve according to the note and desired effect.

Edit riffs

Division cadre


In RIFF mode, each preset has been configured for three different types of controllers: a standard keyboard controller, a keyboard offering after-touch possibilities, and a keyboard + breath-controller setting. In this way, we can guarantee the parameters in the model are assigned to the right controls no matter what your configuration.

Assigning parameters to controls and deciding the response curve (the range to which you limit the control) is an important part of what defines a preset. As an example, let's say that you assign the velocity of your keyboard to the attack and pressure in the trombone model. By choosing a control curve of this type, you will probably have a direct and straightforward sound any time you press a key. By setting up this curve , it requests a strong pressure on the key to get the same result.

In RIFF mode, using a MIDI controller is better if you wish to truly "play" your instrument. The controllers permit you to acquire a useful ease in your search for realism and expression. Find out more about Midi Physical Interfaces here.