I was wondering if you wanted to record with triggers if you would need like a trigger i/o or dm5 in order to have it work correctly. Can you just put it through like an interface like a firepod?(that's what I'm using.)
Look dude, there's quite a few triggers threads on here. I'm sure if you searched you could find the answer.
Anywho, how does a trigger work? It electrically picks up a spike in the buzzing of a piezo and produces a signal that a MIDI INTERFACE picks up and PLAYS SOUND OUT OF. So whatever you use, it needs to trigger a sample and if it does that, it will work.
So you can't just trigger a drum and have it magically produce a different sound without the electricalz.
Whether or not it has midi capabilities, is not really part of making sound using triggers, am I correct? I suppose you could use this midi interface but what would be the point if you still need something to sample from?
Which is basically the idea behind the Alesis I/O. You either choose between compact and standard or complicated and expansive.
I was going to use the I/O when I still had a laptop but it broke.