slice

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Type: Pattern Int -> Pattern Int -> ControlPattern -> ControlPattern

slice is similar to chop and striate, in that it's used to slice samples up into bits. The difference is that it allows you to rearrange those bits as a pattern.

d1 $ slice 8 "7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0" $ sound "breaks165"
  # legato 1

The above slices the sample into eight bits, and then plays them backwards, equivalent of applying rev $ chop 8. Here's a more complex example:

d1 $ slice 8 "[<0*8 0*2> 3*4 2 4] [4 .. 7]" $ sound "breaks165"
  # legato 1

See also bite, which is similar but slices up patterns, rather than samples.

Note that the order of the first two parameters changed since tidal version 1.0.0

An extended use of slice

splice

Type: splice :: Int -> Pattern Int -> ControlPattern -> ControlPattern

splice is similar to slice, but the slices are automatically pitched up or down to fit their 'slot'.

d1 $ splice 8 "[<0*8 0*2> 3*4 2 4] [4 .. 7]" $ sound "breaks165"