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Let's talk samplers! Drum Machines & Samplers
Old 2nd October 2017
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Jose Ramón Alvarado Villa
 
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Let's talk samplers!



-- Do you like them?

-- Do you use any nowadays?





Reason why i ask:

I have this weird fetish for them, hence why i bought one from each manufacturer, given nowadays they go peanuts. I was surprised how much inspiration and processing power lies inside, particularly monsters like ASR-10, E-IV and K2600S series.

Yes, software is way way faster, but sometimes it lacks some uber-cool features. Like, ASR-10 has some of the sickest looping algorithms inside that i've ever met. While FX section is to die for!! Instant Alan Wilder sound. E-MUs have excellent filters and insane matrix mod. Kerzwhile is a state of its own, one can grow grey hair until exploring all the features.
Old 2nd October 2017
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Yeah I love samplers and use them too. They are great sound manglers, I see them as synths where you can use any sound as oscillators. I sample my own synths a lot, sample chords or little riffs and then loop them at weird points. Thats one of the reasons I make all those sample packs. Also the personality certain samplers have is, I guess one of the main things to still use them, that and quirky interface….like the manual labour you have to do to use them satisfies the brain more and you feel you did something more accomplished ;p

Samplers I still have:

Amiga 1200 4 channels of 8 bit crunchy sampling!

Roland MKS100 My first ‘professional’ sampler,…I used it a lot on Dark Days, 12 bit with very wooly warm sound but not weak a typical attribute of Roland samplers from that era. You could sample 4 samples of 1 second each (or was it 2 seconds) and save the entire 4 samples on 2 quickdiscs.

Akai S612 & S900
Korg Electribes and MicroSampler

EMU EMAX II which replaced my EMU EMULATOR II, love this thing such great filters…indeed EMU were masters at making smooth juicy liquid sounding digital filters that put a lot of analog ones to shame. And I really love the arpeggiator with all those chord functions…and the design neon pink letters on this giant black board with those weird oblong shaped rubber buttons...

I use software samplers a lot too, especially just the simpler in Ableton…I will sample my EMAX II, S612 or whatever in there…so i get double SAMPLING crunch ha ;p not that simpler has a lot of character in its sample playback, if any at all…but:

I made an Ableton FX thing that simulates the sound of various old samplers, might put it out soon, but I have to think up a name…I wanted EMU somewhere in there so I thought LEMURIA but it think there is already some software called that? Or else LEMURINE but then it has urine in the name thats not too cool…LEMURio? or just LEMUR…? Any suggestions are welcome!
Old 2nd October 2017
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Old 3rd October 2017
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The name you are after is Sampulator, of course :-)
Old 3rd October 2017
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Dem Emur (you see what I did there)
Old 4th October 2017
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Gear Maniac
 
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Is it ok to post ideas for name of that sampler template here mods? It seems like an open question.

I was thinking spacey/sci-fi with the original name.... R2-EMU instead of R2D2.... or how about the EMULCIFIER! Or EMUlation because it emulates iconic sounds? I love thinking up names!
Old 13th October 2017
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