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Title: Best sampler?
Post by: .:Will:. on September 04, 2018, 03:55:51 AM
I want to buy a sampler but I am not trying to spend more than a couple hundred dollars. Something easy, not too in depth but able to trigger with a button or pedal.
Any ideas?
Thanks...


Title: Re: Best sampler?
Post by: HONOR_IS_KING! on September 04, 2018, 06:29:39 PM
Boss SP 202
Boss SP 404


Title: Re: Best sampler?
Post by: theworldisawarfilm on September 05, 2018, 12:58:41 AM
Boss SP 202
Boss SP 404
'Nuff said.


Title: Re: Best sampler?
Post by: FreakAnimalFinland on September 08, 2018, 06:33:37 PM
404 better of these two. Have not seen or heard of better. If there would ve same but smaller, would be very interested. I have no interest to software, but seems like physical samplers are barely made anymore.


Title: Re: Best sampler?
Post by: Euro Trash Bazooka on September 09, 2018, 04:19:18 PM
I use my 4-tracker with tapes and samples recorded on each track haha. I wouldn't say no to a 404 though...


Title: Re: Best sampler?
Post by: .:Will:. on September 10, 2018, 06:11:37 AM
Thanks for the suggestions. Will definitely pick up the 404.


Title: Re: Best sampler?
Post by: Soloman Tump on September 14, 2018, 09:57:33 PM
So completely inappropriate music for this forum, but this video shows off what the sampler is capable off in a simple yet effective way

https://www.instagram.com/p/BnoizzehgjL/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=l1r6unjmhyr2


Title: Re: Best sampler?
Post by: FEAR_GOD on September 30, 2018, 07:11:25 PM
Roland SP 404, perfect for one shots, loops, the built in FX are decent and work best when not over done, and the built in sequencer is not that good but if you pair it with a Beatstep Pro it really comes alive.

Ableton w/ Novation Launchpad, I use this for longer playback samples and backing tracks. You could use it to do what the SP does and a whole hell of a lot more but I just keep it simple as far as playback goes.

Zoom R8, digital 8 track w/ built in mic and it also doubles as an audio interface. I used it live a bunch and I can play full songs with it, weaving samples in and out.

Elektron Digitakt, this thing is awesome, straight up. One part drum machine, one part sampler, and one part midi sequencer. Outside of Ableton this is the most power sampler and when you pair the Digitakt with the SP 404 the possibilities are endless.  There is a bit of menu diving but once you familiarize yourself with the Elektron language its a breeze.


Title: Re: Best sampler?
Post by: Leatherface on October 19, 2018, 01:27:47 PM
Other interesting samplers:

- Teenage Engineering OP-1
- Korg MicroSampler
- Bastl Micro Granny


Title: Re: Best sampler?
Post by: dodecaphonic on November 27, 2018, 12:32:55 PM
elektron machinedrum -

good sequencer - intuitive - good for industrial the possibilities are pretty endless with this machine
especially with the user wave version - sample memory isn't that big but that doesn't really matter to much
quite pricey though


Title: Re: Best sampler?
Post by: brutalist_tapes on November 27, 2018, 04:16:02 PM
404 is the safest bet i think, like the others said, its kind of THE p.e./whatever sampler or so i've many a times


Title: Re: Best sampler?
Post by: SVNOKKLT on January 10, 2019, 09:50:45 PM
As everyone else has said, the SP-404 is the top pick.  It's the most indispensable thing I own when it comes to this shit, wouldn't trade it for anything.


Title: Re: Best sampler?
Post by: Eigen Bast on January 11, 2019, 04:24:38 PM
Other interesting samplers:
- Bastl Micro Granny

Not a fan of this one-basically just a raspberry pi in a chintzy housing. Friend of mines crashed and had to be replaced.

I would love to come into an affordable 404; current sampler rig is 4 walkmen, ha.


Title: Re: Best sampler?
Post by: PreacherJones on January 14, 2019, 01:56:15 PM
Kaoss Pad 3 - is good, Lots of nice FX, 4 Samplebanks for sampling & resampling
Octatrack mk1 or 2 - you pay Not a small amount of Money, but you get a Strong Performance Sampler, playbackdevice! Very powerfull - but can fuck brain! Someone mentioned the digitakt, little brother of the octa


Title: Re: Best sampler?
Post by: Cementimental on January 14, 2019, 07:22:16 PM
Yamaha SU-10 is a good ultra-basic ultra-gritty mini sampler (size of a VHS cassette) with some unique and glitchy fx via a ribbon controller strip. Got mine for £8 at some flea market years ago and used it a lot over the years, it needs fixing tho, two pads stopped working :(

well worth it for noise if you can find it for junk prices these days (as opposed to ebay/reverb.com 'vintage' prices)


Title: Re: Best sampler?
Post by: brutalist_tapes on January 23, 2019, 04:14:41 AM
just my take on it, but would recommend simple cassette-player (walkman) or digital recorder... for long samples modulated over time. sometimes it is too obvious that looping is going on. although i am no opponent of looping, far from it, this is something i have been thinking about in connection w/my own stuf..


Title: Re: Best sampler?
Post by: Acne on August 06, 2019, 06:31:25 PM
just my take on it, but would recommend simple cassette-player (walkman) or digital recorder... for long samples modulated over time. sometimes it is too obvious that looping is going on. although i am no opponent of looping, far from it, this is something i have been thinking about in connection w/my own stuf..

sucked it up and bought a 404 after playing sets that are primarily tape loop layers - the ability to have such a deep arsenal of layers at all times coupled with my loop station and the tape loops has made more a much more interesting/diverse set. Def recommend just sucking it up and getting one for anyone who wants to use a sampler - it is simple and intuitive and can't be beat for what it does, only problem now is to not solely rely on it.


Title: Re: Best sampler?
Post by: Atrophist on August 08, 2019, 02:15:02 AM
The best sampler available is certainly the Octatrack. But of course it’s twice the price of the 404. Kaoss Pad can do interesting things too, but it’s not as self-contained as the 404 plus many of the effects are of the cheesy dj variety.

The Microgranny is fun, but unreliable and very limited. As much as I’d like to support independent small producers, it’s just not worth the money imo.