is it possible to have a sample play back only when the gate is high? like if i have an external keyboard connected to play it. i dont see that specific functionality in the sample players config setting (play duration, extent, etc).
you could use the gate with some quantization to control the
speed parameter (gate high → speed = 1; gate low → speed = 0).
Not sure I got the question right. But my first idea would be to put a Vca after the sample player and use the same gate that triggers the player for gating an envelope with sustain which then de-attenuates that Vca. Using the sampling Vca can avoid the pops… also, I think some if not most sample players do sport some play-on-gate-high option?