In summary, I’m looking for advice on how to create MIDI music from a set of samples, ideally using Ardour. I will record the samples (African balaphon). Then I need to load them into something. Then connect it to Ardour and compose in MIDI.
My setup is simple - I’m fairly newbie in all this. Ardour under Ubuntu Studio using Alsa rather than Jack. Core I7 processor / desktop. Focusrite 2i4 (older version). When a note occurs, I don’t want it to chop off the tail of any other notes already in progress. If the samples are played by software/plugin/Ardour, that’s fine. If it’s better to have dedicated hardware playing them, I don’t want anything too expensive, something costing the order of a 2i4 would be ok.
So I’m expecting to do lots of googling / familiarisation, but hoping someone experienced can give me some pointers / roadmap to get me going. Thanks.