Are you kidding?! I was 13 or 14 when I got it, it was my first 'sampler' and it was so easy I had figured out the entire program in about an hour! It has a nice graphical waveform display, reverse, loop, cut, copy, paste, etc and a few other things which include auto sampling (user defined threshold level) an oscilloscope and an offline FFT. All editing is destructive but it's so easy! It even has a primitive 'sequencer' (linear recorder would be more accurate) which I used to use. I used to record my midi tracks onto either my reel to reel or a borrowed four track then record my programmed sample sequence along side it... That was basically my first rig! Oh, and you can pass audio through it live if you only want the 8 bit crunch without actually sampling.Sir Ruff wrote:that sounds great too, though given all the effort involved, probably not worth it... maybe if you already had one.Shreddie wrote:Not a sampler as such but the Atari ST with Mastersound II sampling software (and cartridge) is about the dirtiest, nastiest sampling I've ever heard. 8 bit with a good variety of rates between 3 and 30 KHz... Clock based transposition... No anti-aliasing.
I'm looking forward to when I have all my gear sorted out and have room for it once more... I'll plumb the audio into my Andromeda... And as I mentioned, it responds to MIDI so I'll be able to trigger it from the Andy and keep all the envolopes, LFOs etc (on the Andy) and audio (from the Atari) in sync... Nice eh?!