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Best Way to Sample Drum - MPC or DAW

IF was to sample a kick or snare drum from a CD with old songs, what would be the best way, based on the options i have?

1. Import as .wav or .aiff into daw (cubase/PT) and just cut up each sound? Then process the sound with plugins
2. Play out of a CD player into my MPC60, record, edit the sound and then save it onto a disk on MPC60 and play from there.
3. Play out of CD onto a Neve 1073, API EQ, and then onto an MPC60.

Please note that I use the MPC as mostly a playback as I am quicker on the DAW Cubase in sequencing, so use CUbase as my primary sequencer.

I guess I am trying to work out if I would lose quality by importing a sound onto the DAW rather than playing it into the MPC and then editing on that.

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If I had a sample from a CD that I wanted to work with, I'd straight import it as a file onto my computer and work with it ITB. Best workflow for me (what do you feel is the best workflow for you = the solution you gotta use).

You can always process the sound as needed in the mixing stage.
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True but my issue is the fact that the MPC does convert the sound to a different 12bit type. The MPC60 that is. This makes the sound very crunchy if you want to call it. So to sample to MPC through a Neve and then have a slightly different sound, wouldnt it be better than straight import to the box and then cutting up? Or maybe straight import would not diminish the quality in anyway right?



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If I had a sample from a CD that I wanted to work with, I'd straight import it as a file onto my computer and work with it ITB. Best workflow for me (what do you feel is the best workflow for you = the solution you gotta use).

You can always process the sound as needed in the mixing stage.
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if you gonna record or import your samples straight into your daw and work from there, i guess you dont need a mpc right?
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Try it in every configuration you can think of, then see which you like the most maybe?

Maybe see about getting the thing you want to sample on vinyl too?
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