I'm a musician in a live band that plays folkadelic music. Folkadelic music is played by bands like Kila or Shooglenifty. Instrument mix is acoustic guitar, electric guitar, fiddle, bass, drum kit and horns.
I want to add live sampling and looping to our performance.
The workflow I'm thinking of is that the looping musician (the looper, let's call it) has feeds from each of the musicians. While the band is playing the looper samples one of the other musicians' performance and then triggers that sample or samples live. I could loop the samples automatically in a sequencer or manually by repeatedly triggering the sample(s) by finger drumming on trigger pads.
The band doesn't play to click so for this to work, the looper's instrument has to make it quick to sample, trim and quantize the sample and then change tempo on the fly using some sort of tap tempo function or by manually triggering the sequence.
Note that I'm not talking about just playing loops at the same tempo as the live music. I've got that, thanks. I'm really looking at something like creating and playing hip-hop beats in a live situation from live samples. That requires being able to trim live samples down to phrases or notes with ease. It also requires being able to finger drum trigger pads.
Oh and I don't want to use a laptop. I've found dedicated hardware to be much more reliable and robust.
Is it possible to do something like this with an Akai MPC Live, Electribe 2 or something like that? Does anyone have experience with this?