Ice Barrage wrote:there's not much difference between a recorder and your sample import except it's easier and you get a better quality
I'm with Sham on that emoticon. Better quality and easier to use is enough for me, but it also sounds like my idea took hold, and you'll be able to "start" the sample anywhere in the measure. Bonus over the recorder there is that you don't have to wait for 2-1/2 beats before playing the sample to get it where you want it to hit.
For example, I have a 1/2 second clip from a movie that I want to play on the 3rd beat of a measure. With the recorder, I'd have to wait an extra 2 full beats AFTER the recording starts and hope the player I'm using plays exactly when I want it to. Not only will this take out the doubt, but it would also save storage space and remove a lot of frustration.