When I play with my band, I'd love to integrate background samples into our music. However, our group isn't fond of playing to a click track.
Ideally, when a sample is to be played, we could dial in the tempo we're currently playing at and have the sample play back at that tempo. This would allow us to play freely with the benefits of samples.
The options I've seen to do this so far are:
- Play to a click track. This guarantees you'll be playing at the same speed as the sample. Annoying to do, though.
- If the sample was created by a synth: open the sample's MIDI in a DAW and adjust the tempo on the fly. This doesn't seem to be a simple, straightforward process (in FL Studio at least - maybe other DAWs are better at this?).
Is anyone aware of a solid solution to this problem?