I’m in the process of building a rig for live performance and more or less exclude the use of a computer for anything else than synth editors/preset librarians and sending program changes to the external hardware (and I could even do without I believe).
I am primarily a guitar and bass player, but my project is heavily orientated towards the use of electric instruments . I currently have a Digitone, as well as a Pioneer/DSI SP16 sampler and some hardware synth modules, some Eventide FX boxes and a TC Electronics stereo looper, plus a couple of cool midi controllers like a Roli Block Seaboard and a Touché controller from ExpressiveE. This is more than enough to produce some really cool stuff, but as a guitar player, I often have both hands busy playing guitar. I have programmed my midi footcontroller to command various functions, and use the TC looper to record my live guitar playing and bass riffs. The latter is causing me issues, because of the Ditto looper not being accurately clocked over midi. It’s buggy. The SP16 has a Live-sampling mode and records up to 64 seconds per track (16 available) but omitted to implement midi control over the sampling functions so it’s basically useless for me because you need to tap a pad to trigger the recording. I’m looking for a sampler-looper that has 1: accurate midi sync (instant reaction to midi CC’s and instant locking to the incoming clock); 2: quantize function on the start stop functions (I mean: being able to hit the start/stop button a couple of beats before page1-beat1 , the actual recording starting right on beat1 ; and last but not least a decent lenght of recording per sample. I could buy a high end dedicated looper but all seem to be stuffed with functions I don’t need, like 100’ds of memory slots, integrated drumpatterns, mp3 playback etc because they’re all a bit one-man-band-with-guitar-and-vocals orientated. I’d rather buy a good sampler that has deep sound-design features in addition to my basic requirements. Is there a Elektron product that would meet my needs?