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Type: begin :: Pattern Double -> ControlPattern

begin turns a number pattern into a control pattern that changes the start position of a sample.

begin takes a pattern of numbers from 0 to 1. It skips the beginning of each sample, e.g. 0.25 to cut off the first quarter from each sample, 0.5 to cut off the first half, and so on:

d1 $ s "rave/2" # begin "<0 0.25 0.5>"

You can use end to alter the playback end position of a sample.