12-bit drum sampler than can accept todays floopy discs?

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12-bit drum sampler than can accept todays floopy discs?

Post by JSRockit » Thu Dec 07, 2006 6:55 pm

I have been looking at 12-bit drum samplers...and all tend to need outdated discs. Sure, floppies in general are outdated, but you can still get some in stores...just not the ones for these machines. Do any of them accept newer floppies?
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Post by phloem » Thu Dec 07, 2006 7:13 pm

I use regular HD floppies in my MPC60 all the time. Just put a little tape over the hole in the top-left corner. Reformat the disk in the MPC and you are good. You now have a DD floppy. :D

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Post by JSRockit » Thu Dec 07, 2006 7:52 pm

Cool, nice trick. That was the machine I was thinking about. Is the MPC60's sound gritty and dirty...or cleaner like the newer MPCs? I've always been interested in the SP1200 but it is too much cash. MPC60's have come down alot in the last few years...but if it samples too clean...I might as well stick with my newer MPCs.
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Post by KLAXON » Thu Dec 07, 2006 8:04 pm

What about the Akai S950? It was updated from the S900 to accept HD discs (as opposed to the S900 which took DD) If you are looking for crunchy 12 bit drums, the S950 is definitely an excellent choice. (probably the best IMO)
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Post by JSRockit » Thu Dec 07, 2006 8:11 pm

KLAXON wrote:What about the Akai S950? It was updated from the S900 to accept HD discs (as opposed to the S900 which took DD) If you are looking for crunchy 12 bit drums, the S950 is definitely an excellent choice. (probably the best IMO)
and alot cheaper... hmmm... 8)
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Post by phloem » Thu Dec 07, 2006 8:47 pm

good suggestion. Get the 950 over the 900, it's alot better.

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Post by White » Thu Dec 07, 2006 11:13 pm

Plus, the Akai S950 can use BOTH DD and HD disks.
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Post by Yeti » Fri Dec 08, 2006 2:06 am

i love that this says "floopy" in the title. please don't edit it! it makes me laugh!
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Post by Analog Freak » Fri Dec 08, 2006 2:37 am

How about the Roland S-330?
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Post by tallowwaters » Fri Dec 08, 2006 4:33 am

not to sound glib or easy, but drum sounds are everywhere man. a bell is a cup until it is struck, you know? any percussive sound works, and the more creative you are with it, the happier you will be with results.

recently i sampled my girlfriend dumping a huge load of laundry in a plastic basket on a linoleum floor. it makes this nice soft, pleasant "therflump" sound followed by a scooting of the basket. really neat.

another great one for raw sexy thumps and slaps is a beating a raw piece of steak on a counter top, tenderizing it with a meat mallet, etc

anvils, railroad tracks, punching a hardwood door, baking sheets filled with screws bolted together to make huge highhats/shakers, those office water cooler bottles, kegs, propane tanks, saw blades, cheap goodwill drums, any kitchen appliance, glass (overused, but maybe you can think of something), cinderblocks, spitoons, gunshots, an egg blowing up in the microwave, cracking your knuckles, clicking your teeth, jars of peanuts, aluminum flashing being flexed, ceramic flower pots, tractor plow disks, etc. sky is the limit.
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Post by PitchBender » Fri Dec 08, 2006 5:26 pm

JSRockit wrote:...but if it samples too clean...I might as well stick with my newer MPCs.
Why not convert your samples to a lower bitrate on the computer? Or EQ the sample so they are less dynamic? Do the older MPCs have some special mojo?

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Post by JSRockit » Fri Dec 08, 2006 6:08 pm

PitchBender wrote:
JSRockit wrote:...but if it samples too clean...I might as well stick with my newer MPCs.
Do the older MPCs have some special mojo?
Well, not really. The SP1200 has a nice filter, plus the lower bit rate / sample rate that really does have a special sound...the older Akai's...I think the effect is limited. I'm just gonna stick to what I have... the gas has passed.
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Post by JUGEL » Fri Dec 08, 2006 7:39 pm

Go for the s900. Cheap and has the same sound as an MPC60 basically.

DD discs are easy to find for dirt cheap in bulk on the interweb ... check on MPC forums actually.. I bought a bunch.

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Post by Mark Grandson » Fri Dec 08, 2006 8:02 pm

PitchBender wrote:
JSRockit wrote:...Do the older MPCs have some special mojo?
Yes!!

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Post by Radio24 » Sat Dec 30, 2006 9:15 pm

tallowwaters wrote:not to sound glib or easy, but drum sounds are everywhere man. a bell is a cup until it is struck, you know? any percussive sound works, and the more creative you are with it, the happier you will be with results.

recently i sampled my girlfriend dumping a huge load of laundry in a plastic basket on a linoleum floor. it makes this nice soft, pleasant "therflump" sound followed by a scooting of the basket. really neat.

another great one for raw sexy thumps and slaps is a beating a raw piece of steak on a counter top, tenderizing it with a meat mallet, etc

anvils, railroad tracks, punching a hardwood door, baking sheets filled with screws bolted together to make huge highhats/shakers, those office water cooler bottles, kegs, propane tanks, saw blades, cheap goodwill drums, any kitchen appliance, glass (overused, but maybe you can think of something), cinderblocks, spitoons, gunshots, an egg blowing up in the microwave, cracking your knuckles, clicking your teeth, jars of peanuts, aluminum flashing being flexed, ceramic flower pots, tractor plow disks, etc. sky is the limit.
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