Keys playing samples: Loop while pressed; Stop on release?


#1

Hi folks!

Is there a way to trigger samples when you hit a key (like in beats and pieces or jeraphy), but when you release it, the sample stops playing immediately (and resets if you hit the key again)?
I mean, I would like to mod the Jeraphy patch for instance, and have the samples loop as long as I press the keys, and stop right away when I release the keys. Kinda like the sparkfun wav trigger does.

I can’t think of a patch doing that, that would be a good example for me.

Any ideas?


#2

Samplenest does this along with more advanced sample playback settings


#3

@Saki_Ciselas Loop Jam Rec loops samples as you hold down keys. It is also good for recording new samples and more!


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…and the Distributor patch does the looping too, but also ‘slices’ up the samples and distributes the slices across time. It also arpeggiates the sample slices:

#4

Allright thanks guys, i’ll give them a try.

I’m was looking for something that acts kinda like the step jump mode on the Electribe or Volca sample, but a bit different:

  • a sample playback is played in a loop (say a drum loop)
  • each one of the 24 keys gets a sample (or a slice of that playback)
  • when you press a key and hold it, it mutes the main full sample and plays the corresponding sample or slice in repeat (looped) instead
  • when you release the key it unmutes the playback
    Add delays and other tweaking stuff on the knobs, so that you can easily make IDM-style breakbeats like Squarepusher.

I guess blending the Loop jam rec and Distributor together might do. Let’s get to PD patching mode!


#5

Maybe Jeraphy could be a good starting point for that as well…
And I just discovered Segmenti, that seems to be the best option, and to allow a little bit of tweaking.