Totally overkill, isn't that what we always strive for?
... Oh yea! Duh!
zardoz677 wrote:Thanks a ton to all of you for your response! I use reason which has basic samplers which can do looping but are there perhaps not more advanced samplers out there where you could take for example a little piece of a guitar hit and turn it into a long held note but not exactlly from set loop points but somehow introduce random variations of where it starts and the speed at which its played so you get this long note that has natural movement?
I'm thinking along the lines of reasons maelstrom but where you can add your own samples. Is this what alchemy or isotope iris is for perhaps?
Did you check out shortcircuit? I've been playing with it on and off all day. It's great! It has a semi-modular routing system similar to the E6400ultra that allows you to rout modulation sources to sample start time, loop positions and loop length, in addition to all of the places you might expect like the filters and egs, tunings, etc. Not sure if that's what you're looking for, but it does it, and it's free,
You can definitly create a long held note out of a guitar hit that has random variations in where the sample starts from, the tuning, where the loop starts and ends, etc. Otherwise, you might be after some sort of granular/sample synthesis.
This looks like a psychotropic reaction. No wonder it's so popular...