Cutupsampler performs a cut-up of a sound file and maps the various cuts to keys on a MIDI keyboard or computer keyboard.
Cutupsampler is about embracing unpredictability as artistic inspiration; the software fractures your sound and you put the pieces together in new ways, performing them by hand.
Whereas most samplers are concerned with playing a particular sample at musical pitches on the keyboard, or playing discrete samples that are mapped individually to specific keys, Cutupsampler’s approach is to divide a single sound among multiple keys â€” fracturing the original sound, without any attempt to transpose the cuts to musical pitches.
Cutupsampler is provided free and open-source. Â I am eager to know what you think of it, and would enjoy knowing if anyone finds it interesting or useful. Â The current version is 1.1, which adds Echo Nest support and more computer keyboard mappings; please check my downloads page (where there is also a link to an RSS feed) for future updates. The source is available on GitHub.
How was MAX used?
This project was written entirely in Max/MSP.