Hey Chad. You have 64 DigiPro slots, and the max time per slot is 0.1 seconds. So you could have six one-second samples or however else you want to divvy up the space.
Remember we are kind of “abusing” the single-cycle waveform concept, so the closer you get to 0.1 seconds per slice, the lower the quality and the more you will have to transpose your sample down. Also, the fewer the slices you use, the lower the quality.
I don’t necessarily think “low quality” is something to always avoid here. We all carry fairly high-quality samplers around on our phones now (the mic’s might be cheap but the A/D-D/A is fine), so lo-fi sampling is more interesting in a way because it contrasts with the usual.
For the video, my original “the rules” sample is about one second or so. I sliced it into 32 slices using the Octatrack. So that is pretty high quality for the Monomachine.
@energyovertime Thanks, I’d love to visit their HQ and get a peek behind the scenes. But I only have ideas like this every so often and probably couldn’t earn much of a salary off of them
I’ll just mention this one too - If you slow down the LFO speed, the effect is a bit like granular synthesis or very crude time-stretching. It would be really cool to throw a drum loop in there now that I think about it, and slow it down.