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Re: gearhoundism: cheap 'n easy samplers?
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From: "Benjamin Furstenberg" <email@example.com>
Sent: Monday, August 28, 2000 3:21 AM
Subject: gearhoundism: cheap 'n easy samplers?
> Let's say under $650, what has the most fun-to-fiddle-with and useful
> set of features for looping, spontaneous experimentalism with an
> weirdness? The thought started while playing around with an SP-202, but
> then a friend recommended a Yamaha SU-200 which is 44.1/16 and has auto
> matching. Then the electribe sampler came out. Then the Roland SP 808
> the Yamaha SU-700 started to drop in price. Should I wait for the
> Should I consider a S/W sampler, like Reaktor or Unity? Maybe this and a
> Peavey 1600x fader controller is the right combination of flexible,
> feelable, and fun...but not portably practical w/out a powerbook.
I was considering this route myself. First, get a software solution
which has an incredible feature set or the Bitheadz stuff - Retro AS1
Unity - which apparently doesn't have the sheer depth that Reaktor has - no
granular synthesis, for example - but reportedly has a much better realtime
performance engine). Then make sounds with chosen software product(s).
record phrases I like into a low-cost phrase sampler for live performance.
That was before I picked up my new toys. Between my fretless Sustainer
guitar, the crappy Zoom pocket preamp/effector for it, the Handsonic, and
DL4, I've pretty much met my requirements for what I want to do musically.