choosing a sampler to build tracks from scratch

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choosing a sampler to build tracks from scratch

Post by Scories » Sat Sep 25, 2010 4:20 pm

I like to jam with analog synths and extracts sound bits out of these sessions and build tracks from these sounds. I'd like to get a cheap sampler to get the job done. At first, I thought about the SP-202 (that has a nice warm soound apparently), but I don't think it's possible to upload wav files from a PC. I also considered the Korg ES-1 and MPC-1000.

I'd like to be able to upload sound from a PC.
I'd also like it to have an internal sequencer that's allows irregular time signatures or swing/shuffle (not just a rigid 16 steps sequencer).
Being able to play samples at different pitches (like on a keyboard) would be a plus.
And most of all, I'd like it to be as intuitive as possible... and cheap too.

Any other suggestion ??

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Re: choosing a sampler to build tracks from scratch

Post by roon » Sat Sep 25, 2010 4:53 pm

I would go with an mpc 1000 or 500 from the three you suggested.

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Re: choosing a sampler to build tracks from scratch

Post by Zack McConnell » Sat Sep 25, 2010 4:57 pm

I know the MPC1000 can get sounds from USB, it's a feature I was reading about on the AKAI site.

I've always heard that the old rack boxes are better for setting keyzone samples, but don't quote me because I don't know for sure.

I'm thinking of getting an MPC too! :3

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Re: choosing a sampler to build tracks from scratch

Post by Stab Frenzy » Sat Sep 25, 2010 4:58 pm

MPC1000 fits the bill best for what you want. SP-404sx is close, but the sequencer doesn't let you change stuff easily after you've recorded it compared to the MPC. MPC lets you nudge stuff or quantise things after recording, which is great.

An ESX or ES-1 isn't as flexible with timing as an MPC either, even though they're pretty good samplers.

I've currently got an SP-404sx and an EXS, and used to have an SP-202 and an MPC1000, and am planning on getting another MPC1000 soon, so I speak from experience using all these, just so you know. :)

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Re: choosing a sampler to build tracks from scratch

Post by ninja6485 » Sat Sep 25, 2010 7:02 pm


http://www.native-instruments.com/#/en/ ... /maschine/
lol, i was just posting abt this w/joey.
This looks like a psychotropic reaction. No wonder it's so popular...

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Re: choosing a sampler to build tracks from scratch

Post by tallowwaters » Sat Sep 25, 2010 9:11 pm

I'd personally choose an ESX-1, but an MPC would work fine as well.
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Re: choosing a sampler to build tracks from scratch

Post by Scories » Sun Sep 26, 2010 4:51 pm

Thanks everybody. The MPC-1000 seems like a good option. How much would you pay for a used model?

The ESX-1 seems like an other good option, but I tend to prefer smaller gear.

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