Get ready for a long post. Tl;dr at bottom
Realized pretty soon after posting last night/this morning that I
was the one being stupid, sorry about that.
Even if I had been right, I definitely shouldn't have responded the way I did, that wasn't cool of me at all. I was in a bad mood last night, and that's not an excuse, but I'm normally not like that. Not only that, but I thought there was lots of stuff out there saying what I had said, but there wasn't, so I'm now pretty sure I was wrong - wouldn't be the first time, haha
Mad - the S2000 page here on the VSE says 8 or 16 bit, and there was a thread on KVR (I think) where the OP mentioned that he should try sampling at 8 bit with his S2k to get more mileage out of it. I think that was like all I could find, so again, I was most likely wrong about that.
Neither of those pages are even close to proof (of being able to sample at 8 bits), as lots of VSE reviews are not perfect and can have errors. The KVR thread one isn't either, because he's just some guy on the internet. (Kinda like me, heh) Just figured I'd give those examples since you asked, and to show (somewhat) why I had originally thought that to be correct. Nukeitfromorbit had mentioned (on the 1st page, I believe) that the S2k could sample at a lower bit-rate than the ES-1 with the newest OS, so that's another reason I thought I was right. However, he could have been mistaken, and that's totally fine; we're all human
No it's not. It's actually perfectly reasonable because there is no evidence of said OS update with 8 bit sampling,
You are absolutely right, it was 100% reasonable of him to call it nonsense. I can't believe I described it as "fact"...
That is one of the few topics I jumped to a conclusion on without sufficient objective support, and I shouldn't have done that
OK, could you tell me where to get it? I've looked on google for a long time now. I use OS 2.0
Sorry for responding in the way I did to you, it was pretty douchey. After a little bit of googling earlier today, it appears that OS 2.0 is the newest (that's what it seemed like, anyway), which is further confirmation that you were most likely correct in the first place
My vote goes to the s900/s950, you just can't beat that sound. Name me another digital sampler that will let you overdrive the inputs and let you get away with it
s900 and 950 are indeed pretty damn cool, they were fairly high on my list of considerations toward the beginning of the thread. I think I prefer 8 bit, as I like my sounds to be more lo-fi and grimey, those are probably the sounds that personally can't be beat for me. But s900/950 are awesome, and far from squeaky clean (which is good).
Again, I apologize, my response was not justified
tl;dr: I apologize greatly, my reply was douchey and I was probably wrong anyway. Phineus_ii was justified in calling sampling at 8 bit with S2k "nonsense."