Yamaha A3000 Midi?

Discussions about anything related to samplers and sampling techniques.

Yamaha A3000 Midi?

Postby Electroluver » Tue Mar 30, 2010 12:54 am

So, I'm trying out this Yamaha A3000 (V.2) which I got for $50 (It seemed worth the risk)

Finally been able to save a sound to the HD disk. Albeit, it took me about 1 hour and it sounds much worse than the CD version, which I could easily load on NI Battery.
The manual is about the size of the bible and it's not really clear to me how I'm supposed to assign samples or even how to assign MIDI channels to the sample.
I know this isn't something that is learned overnight and is probably not the machine to learn with, so it's going on eBay.
I'm gonna stick to drum machines, synths, and Virtual samplers from now on.
User avatar
Electroluver
Supporting Member!
Supporting Member!
 
Posts: 263
Joined: Sun Dec 28, 2008 4:54 pm
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Gear: MS-20, M-500, Polysix, PAiA 4700, ROL309, C64 MSSIAH, JX8P, K2000J, SY-1010.
Band: DJ NAMELESS

Re: Yamaha A3000 Midi?

Postby Barfunkel » Tue Mar 30, 2010 1:23 am

50 bucks?

I paid about 2000 euros for it... had to paint tons of caves and hunt hundreds of mammoths to fund it.

It's quite a good sampler though, the only annoyance is the low quality of the encoders.
Barfunkel
Newbie
Newbie
 
Posts: 35
Joined: Thu Sep 03, 2009 7:49 pm

Re: Yamaha A3000 Midi?

Postby pricklyrobot » Tue Mar 30, 2010 1:24 am

Wait, is this a HELP! post, or a Gear For Sale post? ;)

$50 is a great price and you should be able to at least double that on Ebay if you do decide to sell it.

My vote is for giving it another chance. Granted the manual is thick, but chapters 2 (Trying It Out) and 3 (Basics) by themselves should get you up and running on almost all of the basics. The sample saving and loading are a bit of a pain in the a*s (though no more so than on anything else from this time period), but it's capable of some great sounds if you stick with it.
Arturia MiniBrute -- bits o' Euro -- Sammich SID -- E-mu MP-7 -- Korg ER-1 -- Thingamagoop
User avatar
pricklyrobot
Synth Explorer
Synth Explorer
 
Posts: 1742
Joined: Sun Feb 19, 2006 6:37 am
Location: Austin, TX

Re: Yamaha A3000 Midi?

Postby colmon » Tue Mar 30, 2010 2:42 am

i don't wanna sound snarky here, but this kinda s**t pisses me off. just read the manual! put some hours in! i'd kill for an a-series right now but keep losing out on ebay. makes me wonder how many of these samplers i keep getting sniped on are sitting dormant in some dude's room because he can't be bother to rtfm
User avatar
colmon
Active Member
Active Member
 
Posts: 357
Joined: Mon Jul 27, 2009 9:40 pm

Re: Yamaha A3000 Midi?

Postby Hugo76 » Tue Mar 30, 2010 5:05 am

My advice is you consider keeping it, if not for sampling, then as an efx processor! Remember you can route audio through all the 3 processor chained together, and many of the effects are great. Should give you some inspiration.
Hugo76
Expert Member
Expert Member
 
Posts: 1431
Joined: Tue Sep 18, 2007 10:57 pm

Re: Yamaha A3000 Midi?

Postby Hugo76 » Tue Mar 30, 2010 5:06 am

Hugo76 wrote:My advice is you consider keeping it, if not for sampling, then as an efx processor! Remember you can route audio through all the 3 processor chained together, and many of the effects are great. Should give you some inspiration.


$50 is insane value for such an effect processor, btw.
Hugo76
Expert Member
Expert Member
 
Posts: 1431
Joined: Tue Sep 18, 2007 10:57 pm

Re: Yamaha A3000 Midi?

Postby Electroluver » Tue Mar 30, 2010 8:03 pm

I admit the price was very low for a V.2 (came with a Zip drive and SCSI cable too) It just that NI Battery is so much easier for me to use, click, click, click, midi, done. I dont have to format disks, run quarter inch cables, set volume levels, record, save to disk, load disk, assign midi channels, playback to hard disk, etc. :roll:
User avatar
Electroluver
Supporting Member!
Supporting Member!
 
Posts: 263
Joined: Sun Dec 28, 2008 4:54 pm
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Gear: MS-20, M-500, Polysix, PAiA 4700, ROL309, C64 MSSIAH, JX8P, K2000J, SY-1010.
Band: DJ NAMELESS

Re: Yamaha A3000 Midi?

Postby pricklyrobot » Tue Mar 30, 2010 11:43 pm

So the point of this thread is to assert that modern software is quicker than 12-year-old hardware (not sure you're going to get a lot of argument on that point), or to express regret over a cheap impulse buy (sounds like you never really wanted a hardware sampler to begin with) that you can easily flip for a profit?

Not trying to argue with you, just can't tell what you're actually trying to discuss.:dontknow:
Arturia MiniBrute -- bits o' Euro -- Sammich SID -- E-mu MP-7 -- Korg ER-1 -- Thingamagoop
User avatar
pricklyrobot
Synth Explorer
Synth Explorer
 
Posts: 1742
Joined: Sun Feb 19, 2006 6:37 am
Location: Austin, TX


Return to Samplers

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests