I have a particular workflow which I think will work very well with Play, but I want to check as I can’t tell 100% from the documentation
I have no interest in the pre- installed samples and want to load my own into the pool
I don’t want to work on a one- shot trig basis, I like to work with pre- sampled sequences
I tend to create (eg) 16 variations of a particular (short, 2 second) sequence, then use a couple as roots and the rest as fills
I understand Play doesn’t (yet!) have a slice mode; I am happy slicing these stems and loading them into the Play sample pool
I envisage mapping 16 beat variations to one Play row, 16 bass variations to another etc; then swapping them in and out using the Play grid, to see which ones work best
Now. I am about 80% sure that this will work fine with Play, but I am slightly worried about the following
a) Everything I read about Play suggests samples should be one- shot, and you should create a single sequence in a Play for from a series of one- shot samples. That’s not what I want, as per above. I’m worried that having each sample 2 or 4 seconds in length somehow won’t work with the Play workflow.
b) Overall sequence size. A chain of 16 x 2 second samples might be up to 0.5 MB in length. Am I going to be severely limited in how many sample chains I can load, because of Play pool size restrictions?
I would love some comfort regarding the above before I spend/waste my money. Sorry if the above is a very obvious question / set of questions but I have read the manual a couple of times and it’s still not 100% clear to me