Is there any way of creating a timeline of samples that could be triggered or manipulated live. For example, samples 1, 2 and 3. If I were to type 1, 3, 2, 3, 3, 2, is there any object that would allow them to play one after the other and to read/write text as it occurs.
yes there is a way, no there isn’t one object that can achieve all that.
The best way is to work yourself through the excellent tutorials and start exploring.
groove~ is pretty much what you will be using, together with buffers. there are many different ways to create timelines, step sequencers and there even is a timeline object written by Alexander Schubert (http://www.alexanderschubert.net/downloads/Timeline.zip).
Then there are many ways to do something that may be called "manipulated". Pitch? Grains? Playback speed, direction? Spatialization? FFT?
But it sounds like you need to learn a bit to find out exactly what you want to do.
I think Max can do all of what you are trying to do, so it might be very much worth it.
Good l luck and most of all: enjoy the process!
that is basically what [play~] does.
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