beginner sampler?

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beginner sampler?

Post by Scott104 » Thu Sep 30, 2021 12:57 pm

Hey.

I know it's probably been asked a million times, but I want to get on with Hardware samplers. I've been using DAW'S for a good few months and invested a bunch of my time everyday into them making sampled beats.

I think I love sampling and making beats enough to a point where I think I'm ready to invest into something?

All Hardware samplers are expensive as h**l, but I just want to know (i really dont like midi controllers). What do I buy for making beats?

My budget is within 350-400? I'm sure I can buy something with that. If not, I'll save up.

What do ya'll recommend?

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Re: beginner sampler?

Post by meatballfulton » Thu Sep 30, 2021 1:15 pm

Elektron Samples $249

Good starter unit, within your budget.

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Elektronauts forum: Samples subforum to see what actual users have to say
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Re: beginner sampler?

Post by meatballfulton » Thu Sep 30, 2021 1:50 pm

Just saw that the $249 price ends today 9/30/21, it goes back to the normal $299 price tomorrow, 10/1/21.

Not to rush your decision ;)
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Re: beginner sampler?

Post by Weirdofromouterspace » Thu Nov 04, 2021 3:21 pm

The Model:Samples is a really cool unit (I have one myself).

However, be aware that this is rather a sample player/groovebox than a full-fledged sampler. It does not allow live sampling - it doesn't even have a microphone input!

You need to get the samples from elsewhere (unless you exclusively want to use the pre-installed ones) and then transfer them to the M:S via USB.
Personally, I use a Tascam DR-05 for sampling.
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Re: beginner sampler?

Post by Hyde » Mon Nov 08, 2021 4:13 am

What are the Akai S2000 going for these days. It's a great old tank of a sampler

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