I use a Roland MS1 to play pre planned loops. They're cheap (used) use flash media (no so cheap) and are easy to use. I'm sure their functions are limited compared to other samplers, but my guess is they are as powerful as most of us need.
If anyone uses an MS1 or similar unit, I would like to know how the can EDP interact via midi or is the analog and manual operation (ie finger touches pad, pad tiggers sound) the only option.
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From: Doug Lawrence [SMTP:email@example.com]
Sent: Wednesday, August 15, 2001 11:23 PM
Subject: RE: EDP as Sampler
I have never tried this myself with an EDP or really know how successful you
could be with it, but I would say that there are tools that are a little
more targeted to sample playback (including manipulation and destruction)
like the Yamaha SU200 and Korg ES-1.
What makes these particular tools great is that they have non-volatile
storage and you can easy load/store new samples on Smart Media which works
great with a computer, plus some on board effects and simple sequencing.
Put the EDP in the signal chain (before or after) with one of these tools
and I think you can do some awesome things.
From: Gary Lehmann [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Wednesday, August 15, 2001 10:21 AM
Subject: EDP as Sampler
This is about the more than one loops thread I sarted last night, but more
to the point--
What about having audio "loaded" into the EDP and triggering it back as
samples using MIDI? Anybody found any satisfaction doing this? Seems like
a good way to go--but it ties up the EDP (in some ways) so you can't use it
as a live looping instrument (as much).
Any folks tried this stuff? (including Andre, Claude, Kim, etc.)