Guys, I just thought of this trick which could (theoretically) work, but i can’t get it to actually work. Maybe one of you can figure this out…
The digitakt has really become my favourite piece of gear ever, both because of it’s workflow and its sound. I use it to make sample based hiphop beats, and the one thing which is kind of awkward to do is chop a sample and play it along with the rest of the beat. Right now I often create a ‘‘dummy’’ pattern in which I use all audio tracks playing the same sample with a different start point to play with, and then copy p-locked trigs of each audio track to my actual pattern. This is an irritating workaround, especially because you can’t actually hear the pattern playing while trying out the slices.
Now the ideal solution would be for elektron to implement a slice mode (for instance as a toggle of the chromatic mode), but for now I thought of another possible method:
Using a midi loop in which the 8 midi channels are used to control one of the audio tracks, it should be theoretically possible to send both a note value, and a cc value to this 1 audio track. Since cc20 controls the start point of the sample, it should be possible to have the 8 midi buttons each play a specific slice of the sample loaded on this audio track, which would work great, because all the slices would work as if they were in a mute group. I tried to set this up, but the cc20 value is not sent to the audio track with every press of the button, just by turning the knob controlling the cc parameter. Is there any way to have every button send out the selected cc value every time it’s pressed?
The LFO of the midi tracks can also be used to control cc20, and i should also be possible to trigger the LFO by triggering the note. Now I’m no expert on LFO’s, but whatever I tried, the results seemed to be very unpredictable and random. I did get every midi channel button to play a slice of the sample loaded on audio channel 1, but the slices were different every time, even when retriggering the lfo with every trig.
If one of you has any idea if this would be a possible workaround for “chopping” samples and how to set it up, please help me out! If we can get this to work it would be a huge improvement for at least my workflow, but i think a lot of people would like this!