Settings Screen

Settings Screen

The Settings section is accessed by the button in QuickPanel 1. It addition to being a place to access many options, it also serves to pause the streams of MIDI data sent by the Motion Controls when the Instrument View is active.

Settings Patches


Many of the Settings in this section as well as ones changed via the QuickPanels can be saved, recalled, exported and imported. This allows you to make custom configurations for each performance or for different types of instruments.

The “Live” Patch

Whenever a Patch is loaded, a copy is made called the Live Patch. Whenever changes are made on-the-fly, the Live Patch is updated and stored so they are not lost between AC Sabre sessions. When the Live Patch has settings that differ from the original patch from which it was loaded, a star is appended to the name. If you load another Patch without saving first, you’ll be prompted to save the changes.

Patch Operations

Load — Loads a new Patch, replacing the existing and losing any on-the-fly changes made.

Save — Save the current settings to a new Patch

Delete — Delete the currently loaded patch. This is only available when there are no changes from the originally loaded patch. If you want to delete the original patch, first clear your live changes by reverting back to the original.

Revert — Lose any on-the-fly changes made and revert back to the original saved state of the last loaded Patch

Export — Converts the patch into a Sabre URL and opens a new email to export it. Anyone who clicks this URL from their iPhone/iPod will be prompted to import the patch

Motion Control Settings


See the Motion Controls section for more details.


Single tap — Drill down into the Motion Details Screen

Double tap — Shortcut to engage Learn Mode

Long Press — Enable / disable output for the  Motion Control

Beams Settings


Note Count – The number of Octaves of beams/notes to show

Musical Key – The key signature and scale current selected

Pluck Axis – Changes the axis along which the beams are situation. Defaults to Yaw/Horizontal. Change to Pitch/Vertical for an up/down orientation

User Ribbons & Button


Map – Choose the output MIDI CC or other value (e.g. aftertouch) to which the User Ribbon sends data when touched

Output – The minimum and maximum output value range. Not applicable for all Map types.

Style (for Ribbons) 

  • Unipolar: The most basic. Like a fader on a mixing desk or the typical Mod Wheel on a MIDI keyboard
  • Unipolar, Auto-Zero: Like Unipolar but when you remove your touch, the value resets to 0
  • Bipolar: Like a Pitchbend wheel on a MIDI keyboard, this control returns to the middle position whenever touch is removed

Style (for Button)

  • Toggle: Alternatives between the high and low values on each subsequent press
  • Momentary: Sends the high output value when pressed and the low value when released
  • Learn button: Send an output signal to the Ribbon’s MIDI output type for MIDI learning to your software instrument or DAW

Misc Section


Active Panel – The current active Bloom

Vibrato Amount – The maximum amount of pitchbend a shake action will produce, measured in musical halfsteps. Note, for this to be accurate, External Pitchbend Button must be calibrated to reflect the min/max value in your current softsynth/sample patch.

Pitchbend Out – The MIDI output type used by Sabre pitchbend actions (see Vibrato and Pitchbend)

Global Section


These settings are not saved in the patch and therefore persistent between patch loads

Key Shift Interval – This controls the size of the interval jump of the Key control in QuickPanel 1. Defaults to Chromatic but can be changed to (Circle of) 4ths or 5ths as these are more common modal shifts in songs.

Drone Quick Swipe – When enabled, allows locking a note into the Drone via a small downward swipe gesture on a pane in the Bloom. Notes can be released by a small upward swipe on the Bloom. Useful for fast single handed Drone work.