I had an idea for a live performance that would involve building a sampled track from something else (eurorack or whatever) which is producing “random” sounds. I have a few old-school rackmount samplers which I adore, but they’re a bit fussy about leaving the studio and the UIs have that “Byzantine” characteristic.
My friend told me that a kaosspad would be a potential candidate, but I thought with some practice with one of the Elektron devices could yield better results.
Unfortunately I have never used an Elektron device and I am not sure about the workflow. Most people seem to be preparing their samples beforehand. Granted, most samplers do require this kind of attention.
The model:samples seemed perfect at first because of how readily tweakable it is, but if I’m reading the manual correctly it doesn’t have any audio inputs!
So I guess that would leave me to deal with the digitakt or octatrak? I don’t think I need as much power as the octatrak offers, so the digitakt seems like my best bet. Would users of this device see live sampling and track building a feasible use of this (or any other) Elektron device? Or maybe there is a workaround for the model:samples I am not considering. Also if you have any suggestions for other non-elektron gear, let me know.