The option to select multiple samples from a folder and import them into a sample ‘chain’ which then occupies one sample slot/instrument. This could then be edited within the import editor to eliminate silence and gaps as the user wishes.
When you fill up all 48 instrument slots, you may have memory left and would like access to more samples within a single project.
The ability to both maximise the sample memory allowance and the 48 sample slots. This is coming from a place of using a lot of patterns within the project, in more of a ‘live set’ context. The idea being you import a number of samples from a folder or folders and have them saved as a chain in one instrument slot (similar to slice). For instance: one sample slot comprising of 5-10 kicks or hats or synth stabs… etc. These can then be sliced or beat slice as you wish in the sample editor.
Yes you can create your own sample chains and import them, or record them in and that would occupy one sample slot. This would just be a feature to allow it to be done within the machine, when loading sample with the sample loader.
Not aware of any.
Not aware of any. Maybe on the octatrack but not sure.