Just joined Elektronauts. Whats up!? I couldn’t find a dedicated thread on this topic but if I missed one, my apologies.
A friend told me about using sample chains on his RYTM and Octatrack and I wanted to try it on the digitakt. My understanding on sample chains thus far is:
There are (on the OT or RYTM… not sure which) 120 possible sample start points, which can be parameter locked. If you arrange 120 samples in a DAW (good explanations on how to do this exist elsewhere in these forums), you can then parameter lock the sample start point at will and you will have all kinds of variation (depending on the samples you chained together) from just one track! You can of course p lock the sample slot itself, but sample chains are a different way of doing this. Additionally, you can have a sample browser of sorts on one sample, ie: you have a sample chain full of snares and you can select the snare you one from the sample chain, freeing up space in your ram for other samples and enabling easy variations of snare sound within one track. Lots of cool creative potential here.
SO, my question is: how does sample chaining work on the digitakt? I ask because the sample start point goes down to the hundredth, P locking a sample chain of 120 samples will not get you to the sample start guaranteed because you could end up at 30.56 and getting exactly to 30 is a pain. If you press and hold E in the SRC page, it moves by increments of 4, which means you can sample chain 30 samples together and the p locking will totally work (as long as you press down the E encoder while you P lock the start point).
If my math is correct, the only way you can get OT/RYTM style sample chaining is if you chain 12000 samples together? Or is there some way to jump by rounded numbers on the digitakt that I don’t know about?
Thus far, chaining 30 samples together and p locking the start point with the E encoder pushed down has been working for me, just wondering if there’s a 2.0 version of this that enables you to chain more than 30 samples together.
Thanks in advance for any feedback!