I encounter this frequently in AF:
I’m navigating through a folder of, say, kick samples. I have a pattern in mind, and I’d like to hear how each sample sounds playing that particular pattern. Unfortunately, with each press of the spacebar, AF plays the entire sample from beginning to end. In most cases, the kick samples are slightly too long, such that I cannot play the desired pattern, because with each press of the spacebar I always have to wait for AF to finish playing the entire sample. Or I have to load the samples into NI Battery (or something), just to be able to play the desired pattern.
Is there a way to make AF retrigger the sample each time the spacebar is pressed? If not, it would be so nice to have a way to do this without having to leave AF and set up sample playback, when the spacebar would suffice.
I can envision two variations:
If a sample is retriggered before playback has finished, playback continues, and the new playback begins (i.e., playback overlaps).
If a sample is retriggered before playback has finished, playback stops, and the new playback begins (i.e., no overlap).
In the case of kick (or other, short) samples, either variation would be fine. But when auditioning longer samples (e.g., loops or other phrases), overlapping playback might be problematic.