so I have the last question…
Do all the other Elektron’s machines manage samples in this way ?
In particular the octatrack … or the analog rhythm ?
Cose I really don’t like this limitation
The octatrack is slightly difrent:
you can have a pool of samples in your project. (which is a folder on your cf-card) within this folder, you can have many sets. that can see all the samples in your set. but not all the samples on your cf-card. I think you actually need a computer or something to move samples from project to project. but not sure… In reality, I just started working on my octatrack figuring out how I wanna use it: per set, you can put samples in 2 types of slotlists: a flexlist (stores samples in the 80mb memory) or staticlist (which streams from card) … each of these lists can store 124 samples if I am not mistaken. its less of a pain then machinedrum. cause in reality:
you start a project. fill the project with useable samples. and then pick the samples you want to use this time in your current set, by putting them in either static or flex-slots. .
the beauty of this: you don’t have to use c6 or something to upload. you just copy them on your card… not big hassle.
on the rhythm (and this is from memory, I don’t have one) I think you can store shitloads of samples in the +drive, in some pool. and then kinda like a4 select some samples from pool (I think 124) and then use them in your rhythm patches and kits… but just not that sure about it…
downside… you do need to upload them with c6… for some it works great/flawless/speedy… but I also read that some chap got frustrated,cause this uploading process took days on his computer (he wanted to massupload his whole collection or something)
monomachine for that matter… kinda like machinedrum. you can convert wavs to special format within c6 and then upload it to your monomachine via c6. and after that be stuck with those single-cycle banks and all that… (not 100% sure, my monomachine doesn’t have +drive… so I am stuck with whats in it until I replace it (thus breaking all patterns)
Hope that helps…
(fellow elektronauts, I don’t have a4 or rhythm, so please help out and say when I was wrong about something)