Play sample only once

Hi everyone!

I'm taking advantage of this holiday season to learn Tidal (so far, I'm having a great time with the tutorials) but I'm wondering if it's possible to trigger a sample only once (disregarding the cycles).

I see in the documentation that there's a "once" keyword, but there's no info and I haven't been able to use it.

I don't know if this question in the forums is related.

I know that we can loopAt to fit samples to a set number of cycles. But that's not exactly what I had in mind. I just wanted to have some long sample as a background while I play with shorter patterns.

Do you guys know if that Is that possible in Tidal?

Thank you so much in advance!


Hi! You would use the following:

once $ sound "bd"

Please note that it will play the sound/pattern once immediately as you run that line of code, so if you want to have to be at the beginning of a cycle you'll have to manually time it by ear.

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Thanks @hellocatfood! I can finally hear "bev" as it is! Of course it had to be possible, but I was trying to fit d[number] into the expression. :crazy_face::sweat_smile:

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