First off, no software ever cost that much. Bias Peak was the most expensive, around £400 IIRC at the time. Actually I did a lot of work with a $30 shareware app I can't remember the name of, because it had cool effects and 12 bit dither for the Yamaha. Secondly, I am still a speed whizz on a TX16W, which with Typhoon 2000 is definitely the fastest machine ever to get a multisample mapped and going on your keyboard. And I kind of wrote the book on the ESI4000. So I can say with authority that I never found that process in any way creative. At worst, tedious, at best, mildy satisfying to the OCD. It was a necessary procedure to get the job done.mp3 wrote: And the thing is, you had/have to put in a lot of hours to get up to a good working speed on a hardware sampler. (Back in the day, you really didn't have a choice in the matter if you couldn't afford a $5000 computer/editing package to accompany your $2000 sampler.) You had to get to a point where you could execute button-push, data-wheel-turn sequences in your sleep.
But each to his own.