Reviews and questions about the entry-level MPC500
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By Ill-Green Sun Jul 18, 2021 10:04 am
I need the mathematical formula of chopping samples equally with different pitch tune settings.

You see, for years my simple method for chopping was to get a clean slate, sample a wealth of material for a song, then trim the first sample by ear.

With that 1st sample's start and end points, lets say its 3459, truncated too, I either multiply or divide by 2, 4, 6, 8, etc. And I'll apply those numbers to all chops in that song.

Pitch Tune is fine and dandy when all chops on your pads agree to the same pitch. Chops really tight and locked in the beat. But the moment you shift the tune of a sample or two, the chops drift and become clumsy over the duration of the song.

Workaround would to simply resample. But if there is some algebra I am missing to chop up the numbers with different pitches, please let me know.

Thanks in advance :)