#1. 960 PPQ resolution!
For those of you that don’t know. Most beat machines, hit at a 96ppq. So turning quantize off means that your notes are set to a 1/96 resolution. Basically a 1/96 quantize. A 960ppq. Would be considered a 1/960 quantize. BIG DIFFERENCE!
#2. Sample stacking! 4 samples per pad? With adjustable envelopes. All the bells and whistles!
#3. If we added sample stacking! Bounce / merge pad ect. This would be just amazing for sound design vs resampling. Another famous peace of gear did this.
#4. The Ensoniq ASR-10 and EPS looping features, find loop and synthesize loop ect. There was a bunch of different settings to help you find the loop points. If you haven’t used either of those. You can loop anything. An I’m not talking a break or loop. I’m talking seamless loops on a one shot sample. You can literally sample anything and turn it into a instrument. It’s so amazing. Why people don’t talk about this feature astonishes me. But hey, there’s mad threads and long winded discussions on turning of the quantize on a drum machine that only had a ppq resolution of 96ppq. SO go figure.
#5. After that it’s just a beast of a machine, and your prolly gonna’ need to start working on the editor. Lol
Just turn the damn thing into a sample based lofi synthesizer / drum synth, beat box, you should defiantly with out a doubt, be able to synthesize drum sounds on it and be able to resample and stack them with samples.