sampler for mangling
Though I often use software digital-style synthesis, I missed the hardware digital synth generation to a significant extent, so I have big gaps in my general knowledge here.
I want to know about a sampler/synth where the main aim (or an important capacity of it) is to mangle digital samples, on the fly, with performance capability in this.
* massive time stretch range, well beyond "sensible" parameters, right to the granular level.
* resampling, preferably a very fast feature... e.g. taking new timbres from the mangled sample and quickly saving to memory
* related digital-mangling type effects like bit crushing.
* quick and easy slicing, for beat making.
It must be hardware, suitable for live performance... though reliable hardware interface with the above as a dedicated (or easily accessible) purpose is acceptable. A music keyboard is not necessary though.
My apologies if there is some sort of obvious product which fits this description - as I say this is a big gap in my knowledge.