wow… the more I play and learn about the SSP, the more I love it…
so, I realised, actually sequencing slices is already possible and easy on the SSP
the ‘missing link’, I mentioned above, about easily sequencing/selecting a slice is not problematic.
whilst Ive been patching the STE before, I really just looked at the outputs , -1 to +1, I didn’t pay attention to the fact it was quantised step values (which can be changed up to 1024)
( Im still only a couple of weeks in, so some ‘subtleties’ are bound to be missed during the early days.)
so if you have a sample that is evenly sliced into 16 steps,
you simply set StLs (?) to 8, (which gives -/+ 8, so 16 values), and the SAM start to 0.500.
and viola, you can sequence slices by selecting steps on the STE.
so that means the ‘selecting a slice’ issue, is not an issue.
a ‘slicer’ module, could have two modes for selecting slices a v/oct (for external sequencing) and a linear (-/+1) mode - used in the same way we can use the STE+SAM.
of course, that ‘slicer’ module, would not have to use even slicing… it could have completely arbitary slice points… but slice number would be select as above (via linear or v/oct)
sure, no one is doubting its possible to write a complex sampler
but my ‘questions’ (now answered) were more how to integrate it into the existing SSP ecosystem…
(since the STE is not really using v/oct, though interestingly if you set it to StLs = 60, it should work as v/oct!)
so yeah, a slicer module is possible its just a ‘small matter of programming’ (ok, quite a lot of code!)
I’ll admit for me, I’m currently perfectly happy using the Octatrack for this, as it also provides a very convenient UI e.g. I can quickly sequence it… also it provides a ton of other functionality that would take years to implement on the SSP
but who knows that the future will bring… perhaps one morning, I’ll feel the urge to ‘give it a go’
for now, can’t wait to go use my new found STE knowledge for some other possibilities… first one to try is going to be sequencing the WTO x/y/z