Originally Posted by FunkFromTheSun
I read somewhere that the old MPCs actually have 16 bit AD/DAs, but the samples are saved in a special 12-bit format. So thru and sample wouldn't be the same.
Yup... the 60 has 16 bit A/D and D/A converters... and the samples are stored in a special non linear 12 bit format. It samples at 40khz.
They used Pre-emphasis.... boosting the treble before sampling and then cutting it on playback. This is why the 60 sounds the way it does...
Can't beat a 60 for making punchy, warm drum samples... IMHO