S2400 Tips And Tricks Wiki

There have been a couple of ‘Tips and Tricks’ threads started so far that kind of fizzled out. I believe that these ideas would work better as a WIKI post that can be updated and edited by ANYONE, so folks can reference it without needing to read through an ocean of replies to get to the good stuff… So here we go!

Some Ground Rules

  1. Avoid deleting or heavily editing someone else’s contribution without messaging them directly on the forum.

  2. Try to avoid tips or tricks that require the use of a very specific, niche and or extremely expensive product.

  3. Give credit where credit is due. If you got a tip from someone else on the forum, tag them or give them a shoutout if it was somewhere else on the web.

I’ve added some general categories that I think make sense, (feel free to add any you think are missing) although I don’t have tips and tricks to add for all of them. I did add a few of my favorites that I’ve bookmarked . I also think its a good idea to try and utilize the ‘hide details’ function to try and keep things a little more clean, but the format may change over time as it evolves…


BOUNCING :basketball:

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ENVELOPE :chart_with_downwards_trend:

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FILTERS :level_slider:

1. S950 Style Low Pass Filter Settings By @finalisage

I’ve got an S950 and a S2400. If you’re interested in getting the digital Low Pass filter in the S2400 to sound similar to an S950, try the following settings:

  • For quick Low Pass filtering: set Resonance to 34 and sweep away
  • For deep Low Pass bassline filtering: use Channel 6; Engage Fixed Filter in Effects: set Resonance to 47 - sounds most authentic below 1.2k. For example, 500Hz Cutoff on the S2400 is similar to the 25 setting on the S950; 1100Hz Cutoff on the S2400 is similar to 35 on the S950.

TheS950 and S2400 filters are obviously different, but this will get you a similar sound, if you’re interested in that type of thing :+1:

LIVE LOOPS :guitar:

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LOOP/SLICE :knot: :hocho:

1. Delay Effect By @malikabdulrahmaan
  • With the desired sample assigned, enter loop/slice mode.
  • Select B on the desired sample track to turn on waveform view.
  • Shift+B on desired sample track to turn sample looping on.
  • Select number of loop repetitions you want.
  • Enter envelope mode.
  • Adjust decay of envelope to gradually fade out as loops play.
  • Success!

MIDI :musical_keyboard:

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MULTI MODE :loud_sound:

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SAMPLING :control_knobs:

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1. Auditioning Different Samples In A Prerecorded Pattern by @ScottBrio

if you’ve recorded pattern data into your pattern, you can audition different drums or samples while the pattern plays back.

Hit [SHIFT+PAD] to get to your pad settings, and [ASSIGN SOUND]. Scroll through samples to find the perfect kick or get wild results by selecting random samples for day, high hat patterns :hushed:

SONG MODE :musical_score:

1. Creating a Song With Shift+F2 By @Leighty

First, create just one pattern of say 4 or 8 bars only. Get all of your key samples sequenced in there (drums, bass, melodic samples).

Then solo what you want for an intro and press ‘Shift+F2’. For example, kick drum only. This will insert the current mute/solo state into song mode. Then solo what you want for the next section of your song. e.g. kick drum and hi-hats. Press ‘Shift+F2’. Keep going until you have all the obvious mute/solo combos in logical order in song mode.

Then enter Song mode when done and you will see that you have already arranged a song with almost no effort.


1. Changing Pitch But Keeping The Sample The Same Length by @rozz3r

With a bit of simple maths, you can do this using the Timestretch feature.

Timetretching something by 200% will make it twice as long.
If you play back the timestretched file an octave higher, it would be the same length as the original, but an octave higher in pitch.
So, all you need to do is divide 100% by 12 to work out the timestretch values for individual semitones.


Let’s say you want to pitch something by +2 semitones.

  • Timestretch the sample by 100+(8.33*2)=116.66%
  • Assign the timestretched sample to a Pad and set Transpose to +2.00st

Voila, pitch shifting.

Fun fact, this is the technique used by jungle artists to ‘play’ pitched breakbeats. They would repeat this process several times and map the same break to different keys at different pitches, but all playing back at the same tempo. It sounds wild :slight_smile:

Helpful Links
Docs and Downloads
Video Manual Playlist
Key Combination And Shortcut List Wiki


What about opening a Discord channel ? Seems to be much more interactive with other gear and VST channels.

Hey, welcome to the forum!
There is a discord already. S2400 Fam

Is there a way to set up a WIKI within discord? I’ll admit I don’t know my way around there very well.