Hey what's up. I'm brand new to Max, but have slowly figured out the basics. What I'm trying to do is essentially create a sampler, based around a MIDI keyboard.
My idea is to have various samples I can trigger or mute/unmute via a midi keyboard. Basically want to build up to a live performance tool, but starting small to get to grips with it.
I've researched looping via a metronome and have one of my loops playing. Currently via open>sfplay. Then metro controlling the toggle. From what I've looked at this probably isn't the best way to do it but I can't figure out what is. It's looping it but I can't control how often it loops back round to make it in time with transport tempo. From what I have gathered I possibly need to use the groove function?!
So my two main aims are:
My drums/bass/rhythm sections I'd like to just have a continuous loop all triggered by one metronome. So every 4 beats, it triggers the loop on all samples again. I'd then like to control sound on/off each sample via a single midi key for each audio sample. So click once on and leaves it looping, click again and it leaves it muted until the next click. This is essentially to give me a section that is always in time regardless of if I hit the key a bit late or early.
Have shorter samples or single notes that I can trigger to just play once as opposed to loop. I already pretty much have this down as it's a simple Open+toggle > SFplay. All I need to know is how to route a midi keyboard key to control the toggle (if this is the best way to do it?).
Any help in pointing me in the right direction would be much appreciated.