Hey SPEAKONION..... you definitly have a weird concept of sample tweaking or hands-on.
Yeah, I think I misunderstood. I am also an SP808 freak, and I was interpreting that "live performance" feel that you mention as "hands-on" quality, but I didn't realize we were talking about the way that samples are morphed. I was just thinking that I'd be much more likely to "play" an 808 than an electribe with my hands totally triggering samples and tweaking FX and D-Beaming and whatnot. In fact, that's what I did for the year or so that I had an SP808 as the hart of my live setup. I'd still be using it except I found zip disks to be too unreliable.
Well, for the moment that SP808 was released (1998) they were one of the best extraible data storage devices.
-they f**k a lot, From 10 zip disks, 2 won't last a month and give problems.
-they are NOISY. Terrible noisy. Sometimes, when I eject them, I feel such peace in my room.....
And I have two SP 808ex.
Also, I have the SCSI board installed on one of them. So, so handy!
But I have a big inconvenient. I never was able to make the f**k external zip drive to work.
If I have connected the external zip drive, the SP 808 does not turn on. Same thing if the SP808 is working, just plugging the cable into the SCSI board, and immediately turns off.
Maybe I'll have to plug it in my asshole to make it work properly