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Most Creative Samplers

Posted: Sun Dec 28, 2008 7:53 pm
by chordmemories
I am curious as to what you all think are the most flexible hardware samplers for coming up with new sounds? What are the most creative samplers in terms of copying old sounds?

Re: Most Creative Samplers

Posted: Sun Dec 28, 2008 8:56 pm
by divineaudio
for new sounds - the electribes samplers. tons of sample editing and processing options.

not sure what you mean by copying old sounds.

Re: Most Creative Samplers

Posted: Sun Dec 28, 2008 9:49 pm
by chordmemories
I guess I was thinking of lower-bit sounds and which samplers were the most obvious in sounding "old". Like if you could only have one 12-bit sampler for drum loops or grainy choirs, which would it be?

Re: Most Creative Samplers

Posted: Mon Dec 29, 2008 2:17 pm
by aeon
Yamaha A-Series samplers have a fairly deep synthesis engine that allows for timbral exploration and creation, and I find their effects can be exploited to realize "vintage" sampler artifacts.


cheers,
Ian

Re: Most Creative Samplers

Posted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 12:23 am
by OriginalJambo
The V-Synth.

Re: Most Creative Samplers

Posted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 1:43 am
by Yoozer
Ableton's Simpler because you can directly drag and drop anything from an audio track in there.

I do think it should get a high-quality interpolation mode, though.

Posted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 9:41 am
by crystalmsc
Coupled with the sequencer, midi fx and loop remix features, the rs7k would handle drum loops and one shot materials well. Also I like the lo-fi material better than the one in my MC-909. It would also do multiple sampling rate. Glad to have it for the sound, interface and features. Only hope that it has a USB and more memory with faster loading time.

Re: Most Creative Samplers

Posted: Wed Dec 31, 2008 3:16 am
by Hugo76
I would have to say the V-Synth.

Re: Most Creative Samplers

Posted: Wed Dec 31, 2008 3:22 am
by chordmemories
I need to get one of those damn things huh. I just need to figure out which organ is close enough in price.

I don't have an answer to this one myself but the ones I would be most curious to mess around with are the Emulator II, any of the EMAXs, the DSS-1 (FILTER!), and the A5000. One of my favorite albums was made almost exclusively with a Juno 106 and one of the 3000-series Akais...

Re: Most Creative Samplers

Posted: Wed Dec 31, 2008 6:44 pm
by Sir Ruff
chordmemories wrote:I guess I was thinking of lower-bit sounds and which samplers were the most obvious in sounding "old". Like if you could only have one 12-bit sampler for drum loops or grainy choirs, which would it be?
Akai S-612 definitely... super cheap and very easy to use.

Re: Most Creative Samplers

Posted: Wed Dec 31, 2008 6:54 pm
by sacredcow
Yamaha A-series for flexibility and odd fx, korg electribes simply for ease of use. Samplers become very very creative beasts with continual resampling.

Re: Most Creative Samplers

Posted: Sat Jan 03, 2009 3:30 pm
by Suburban Bather
Spam through babblefish :lol:

Re: Most Creative Samplers

Posted: Sun Jan 04, 2009 8:29 pm
by gcoudert
Emulator IV series. 2 effects and amazing modulation routings.

Gilles

Re: Most Creative Samplers

Posted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 4:03 am
by garranimal
Emu's Transform Multiply function is pretty cool. Had that on my old ESI-32 and now on Emulator X2. Transform Multiply scans the sonic spectrum of the two samples, emphasizes the frequencies that are similar, and discards the rest. Most of the time junk comes out, but sometimes you get something good.

Neuron VS has gotten a lot of bad press with a hefty price tag for a plug-in, but as a sampler/re-synthesizer it is doing some really far out things. Again, a lot of folks complain it sounds like junk but it can have some awe-inspiring moments too.

Re: Most Creative Samplers

Posted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 12:44 am
by Hugo76
garranimal wrote:Emu's Transform Multiply function is pretty cool. Had that on my old ESI-32 and now on Emulator X2. Transform Multiply scans the sonic spectrum of the two samples, emphasizes the frequencies that are similar, and discards the rest. Most of the time junk comes out, but sometimes you get something good.
Yeah, that's my experience as well. Wish Emu could develop this technology further.