Just reading the manual of Yamaha's SU700 (MPC-like sampler/sequencer from 1999), which
has a ribbon controller which can output MIDI CCs and control many parameters in the
effects etc. It also has a scratch function which as I understand it lets you move back
and forth through a particular sample - presumably by moving through the sound "sample by
sample" (in the narrower meaning of the word "sample", i.e. one of the 44,100 bits that
make up a second of audio at 44.1khz), either backwards or forwards depending on whether
you're moving up or down the ribbon. Yielding the effect of scratching vinyl.
This seems like a brilliant idea to me, if I've understood it correctly. Not sure I
Does anyone know of any other piece of hardware that has a
function like this that allows you to literally move through a sample at a rate and
direction determined by a physical controller?
The more I think about this the
more I can think of problems with it that make me suspect I've misunderstood what it is
the SU700 is really doing, but still, I'll leave it here and await any