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Re: cheap samplers

This information probably is not what you're interested in...but here it

Lately, I've been considering really cheap looping devices.  These interest
me for two reasons: 1) I like "multiple-track" unsynchronized loops - the
more the merrier; 2) I'm a loop evangelist - if more musicians had loopers,
the world would be a better place :)

I haven't reached a conclusion yet, but your message prompts me to share
what I've found so far.

1) REALLY cheap $44.95 (in quantity one) - the Jameco "Digital Voice
Recorder Kit", part no. 116484, product no. JE920KIT can hold a 20-second
loop with lo-fi bandwidth.  This would take some modification, a box, 
jacks, etc.  Sounds like it would be fun to build a batch and sample
audience members!

2) cheap (about $75) - the Jameco "Digital Voice Module", part no. 124871,
product no. DVM58D.  Can be populated with 16 Mb of DRAM to hold 5:35
minutes of full audio bandwidth (44.1 KHz sample rate) or 17:20 minutes at
lo-fi bandwidth.  Again, would require some modification to be used as a

Neither permits overdubbing, which to me is a requirement for even a cheap

Dennis Leas

-----Original Message-----
From: Jax1723@aol.com <Jax1723@aol.com>
To: Loopers-Delight@annihilist.com <Loopers-Delight@annihilist.com>
Date: Thursday, April 15, 1999 8:42 PM
Subject: cheap samplers

>anyone know much about cheap samplers?  i need to buy one and i'm not sure
>what is good value for the bucks.  been looking at the boss dr sample and
>yamaha su10 (both sell for about $300 in mus.friend)  or possibly spending
>bit more and getting the akai s10 (or is it s20?) which sells for about
> does anyone have any experience with any of these???  what's good/bad 
>should i look for something more high-end used?  just want to get into
>sampling and looping more... all i have now is an old 1/4 in. reel to reel
>machine i loop with.  any input about the above mentioned machines would 

>greatly appreciated.