Drum Triggers to OSC to Max/MSP/Jitter

I am looking to speed up trigger signals being sent by acoustic triggers attached to drum rims by sending this information using OSC, instead of midi, to Max/MSP/Jitter in order to both trigger samples as well as affect video. (I read that OSC trigger information travels about 300x faster than midi.) Since I am a programming newbe, I am wondering if there were any already created objects in Max/MSP that would take the trigger information directly from these triggers and if there were any sampler plugins that could then accept the OSC information to trigger samples.

Thanks

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