- “Re: chopping for multi-slice being time consuming - is this true though? Round robin samples have to be prepared at some point somewhere? Why does multislice make this any more work than it would on say Maschine?”
TBH - setting it up is usually pretty easy. On most rack samplers, it’s a check box. For example:
Anything on a1,b1,c1, and D1 would then round robin.
Sometimes there are additional options like:
- random order
- reverse order (d,c,b,a)
- alternating (a,c,b,d)
This gives you a couple of different “feels” to try out.
On some softwares, the samples in a round robin group can each be assigned a probability percentage, like a1 gets 50%, b1 gets 25%, c1 gets 25%.
As long as it adds up to 100%. That’s a really great way to intelligently add variation while still keeping a “foundation/main sample”
Maschine actually has this feature, and the probability, so I guess that’s my answer re: Maschine
- “Re: Jamie’s workaround - this is how I would have done it in an MPC back in the day (or the SP). (for @Ddimartini3) wouldn’t it be as simple as playing in the part with one finger on one pad, then just running through the step edits and changing the multi-slice (for a round robin effect)? Sure, it’s not instant - but for a 4 bar loop this wouldn’t take more than 2 minutes of editing.”
Sure. Like I said, for programmers, it’s not a big deal. For players, and folks relying on 3rd party kits (and folks making kits for others) it’s can be a great feature.
I make kits and soundware for others, mostly Kontakt instrument programming, Reaktor, and Kits for groove-boxes and drum samplers.
For the folks who want this thing for the sound, UI and sequencing, but not necessarily making kits themselves, it would also be of great benefit.
Imagine just wanting great sounds, loading up a well-programmed kit, and then playing in your music. In this use case (more than like to admit it) it sidesteps all that work and just delivers the sounds they want in a playable fashion… And it gives folks looking to support the gear with soundware a way to provide better S2400-specific libraries.
Still, I agree it may not fit into this product’s “wheelhouse” (god I hate that word). And I agree, it’s probably a better idea for those who have the option to just use the S2400 to sequence a workstation/KONTAKT/s950/etc.