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Clip vs Sample

Can anyone explain the difference and use of samples vs clips? For me clip is only a longer sample isn't it? It may be phrase otherwise I see no difference, why than separate mode in MPC?
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    No reason at all..I’ve said it many times this is a waste of resources.It could be implemented inside the normal drum programs with a simple option..
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  • Only confusing us guys. Somehow I find simple tools best. I select 64T and inputs my drum parts live, that's my superior method. Trying to export samples from Beat Thang I bought years ago fails... Thinking to do a lot of direct audio transfers instead of midi... I know this is not in frames of topic but anyway what's on my mind at the moment..Repeat note is useful, I expect pad and track mute useful to some extent. Best tool guys is inner hearing and exact direct imput, clumsy tools only hindrance. If it does not help build sound or song leave it asap since time is precious, use it creatively. Clips? Probably I'll come back some time, if doesn't work beneficialy for my workflow in 15-30 minutes I just leave that tool in the drawer and forget about.
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  • Hey everybody,

    Thanks for posting!

    Clip programs are similar to Drum programs but work a little differently in that different clips can be played simultaneously and layered to create a more dynamic performance based sequence. You are able to quantize the way in which clips are launched and, like a Drum program, clips can be assigned to mute groups.

    It might be useful to think of clips as 'mini sequences' that can be mixed and matched at the surface level but with enough editing, it can become much more complex than that.

    For more information regarding Clip programs, have a look at page 63 of the MPC hardware user guide.
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  • I think probably the difference must have been significant enough to warrant making a new type of program. Instead of convoluting one program type that can do everything and then have overhead for knacks that aren't used.

    More types that are simpler to operate and more resource efficient is way better, IMO. Don't use program types that don't make sense to you.

    It appears to me that quite a few people don't see the difference between Drum Program and Keygroup Program either, even though the difference is not actually that subtle in the end.
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    Knowing your instrument doesn't assure good music, very basic steps can bring about wonderful results. Where line of difference is not certain for experts even( weak explanation in users manual) it's best to focus on music itself and forget possibilities that contribute but little at the end.
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