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Affordable Sampler w/o Computer

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Hello WATMM!

I've wanted to pick up a sampler for live performance and jamming for a while now.

There's a ton of cheap midi pads on the market, but just about every single one that I can find requires ableton and a laptop.

I don't have a laptop right now, and I'm not interested in being shackled to one every time I make music- so what's an affordable sampler, sans software?

 

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Yamaha SU-10

 

Yamaha%20SU10.jpg

 

 

One on eBay right now with a few mins left for £26.66!

 

I used to have one of these - they're pretty good and surprisingly versatile... i composed a few whole tracks using just one of these and some samples i ripped from CDs and vinyl records...

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Yamaha SU-10

 

Yamaha%20SU10.jpg

 

 

One on eBay right now with a few mins left for £26.66!

 

I used to have one of these - they're pretty good and surprisingly versatile... i composed a few whole tracks using just one of these and some samples i ripped from CDs and vinyl records...

Thanks a ton, that's an awesome suggestion (and about 30x more affordable than anything else I could find) :music:

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yeah they're alright, the ribbon controller lets you "scratch" your samples as well as acting as a control surface for filter tweaking (has a usable selection of filters built in - cutoff, resonance etc) - all this is recordable so you can take a straight drumbeat sample and twist it up, record the results and then use that edited break in your track (which can be arranged on the device itself). It's quite a powerful little box really...

 

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Roland/Boss SP-x0x line

 

this line of samplers is awesome

I own an SP-303 and i love it

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yeah, I was gonna recommend the ES-1. I've been using mine a lot lately; it's gritty but awesome!

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that yamaha thing looks fucking awesome. There seem to be some pretty decent and affordable hardware sampling options that fall through the cracks, there was a korg keyboard that I've forgotten the name of that was kind of like a very souped up Casio sk-1, anybody know what the name of it is?

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microsampler?

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Gotta say, I love my SP 303. It's well known for a reason, and not very expensive, although I don't know what your idea of affordable is.

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Radical! All these suggestions seem reasonable and effective, thanks for all the help!

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that yamaha thing looks fucking awesome. There seem to be some pretty decent and affordable hardware sampling options that fall through the cracks, there was a korg keyboard that I've forgotten the name of that was kind of like a very souped up Casio sk-1, anybody know what the name of it is?

you talking about the DSS-1, which i'm pretty sure has the same, imo awesome sounding analog filters as their DW-8000 (of which i have the rackmount EX-8000 version), and the same awesome digital delay but two of them?

 

and which also allows you to draw in your own waveform? i've thought one of those would be rad to have since i realized how awesome the EX8000 is

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that yamaha thing looks fucking awesome. There seem to be some pretty decent and affordable hardware sampling options that fall through the cracks, there was a korg keyboard that I've forgotten the name of that was kind of like a very souped up Casio sk-1, anybody know what the name of it is?

you talking about the DSS-1, which i'm pretty sure has the same, imo awesome sounding analog filters as their DW-8000 (of which i have the rackmount EX-8000 version), and the same awesome digital delay but two of them?

 

and which also allows you to draw in your own waveform? i've thought one of those would be rad to have since i realized how awesome the EX8000 is

 

 

Ooh shit i gotta say that DSS-1 looks sexy. Like an SK-1 on steriods with an analog filter.

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you can pick up rackmount samplers pretty dirt cheap at the moment. while everything else is going up in price they seem to be still pretty sweet value. i'd recommend that whatever you get, make sure it offers some edge over whatever software you're using or you're wasting your time. bonus points if you can interface it with a computer to get the samples on it (trust me this will save you so much frigging time)

 

that yamaha one posted looks crazy, never seem em before!

 

i picked up an akai S3000XL a year ago for $100 on ebay. I gave the guy an extra $20 because i felt like i was ripping him off too much and he barely acknowledged how much of a solid thing that was to do which made him kind of a douchebag in my books...hey not my fault my max bid wasn't reached, right? they're fucking decent boxes too, but i'll admit i don't often have the time to sit down and record samples in (when i do it's usually been pretty painless). I feel like once you properly set up gear like this with all your sounds and patches it's almost as easy as using your DAW's sampler. plus you don't have to wade through GBs of crap sounds on your HDD looking for that perfect sample - just chuck in a floppy you've filled with solid sounds and get going. oh yeah, the effects on it are pretty good too!

 

if OP is after something with pads / keys built into it, ESQ1 is a great choice or try this

http://www.vintagesynth.com/ensoniq/ens_eps.php

 

it's pretty similar, and i think RZA produced the first Wu-Tang album on one. otherwise it's pretty hard to go wrong with an MPC!

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yeah MPC's rule

 

A/D sold me a beautiful 4K couple months back

 

and it's so elegantly laid out

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The DSS-1 is completely amazing. You can do stuff with the filters on that thing which is pretty saucy :).

 

That said we've performed live with only a synced setup of modular synthesis/CR-78/SK-1. Samples triggered manually on pads via Kontakt, so there's the laptop.

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Akai MPC1000.

 

w/JJOS.

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oh wow thx for that yamaha su-10 tip

 

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i was actually thinking about the Korgmicrosampler, which seems much more geared towards on the fly real-time sample capturing (that's where the Casio sk1 comparison came in). I owned a Roland S-50 for a while, so pretty much any of those keyboards from that era that can sample really turn me off. For $250 (which is what my friend got one for) i don't know of any other sampling keyboards this fun to use with this much power

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I have a MicroSampler, which makes me realize that I own too much gear and most of it just doesn't get used.

 

Lovely bit of gear, though.

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if you ever want to get rid of it i'd be in the market for one. For doing live ambient resampling stuff I've never used anything more effective/immediate. I have a roland V-synth but in terms of an on the fly sampler it's a complete joke plus it has a 64megabyte on board memory, which is also a joke

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if you ever want to get rid of it i'd be in the market for one. For doing live ambient resampling stuff I've never used anything more effective/immediate. I have a roland V-synth but in terms of an on the fly sampler it's a complete joke plus it has a 64megabyte on board memory, which is also a joke

 

Maybe mate

I'll think on it

problem is that I hoard gear

and have trouble parting with it

even gear that I don't like or use lol

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oh wow thx for that yamaha su-10 tip

 

 

thats the vid that sealed the deal on the SU10 for me.... probs gonna try this with mine over the christmas hols...

 

great little sampler, ive aslo got an yamaha A3000 which was pretty cheap <£100, nice midi controls on that

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