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Average rating: 8.8/10 out of 10

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Helge Krabye from Norway writes:
I have been using SampleCell since it was released, and it has been my main instrument ever since (not including my guitars, of course...). The DA converters have allways been bad on the SC cards, so I switched to TDM (and SCII) when that became available. I am curious to know what advantages SoftSampleCell will bring. Hopefulle some good filters and more. - I also hope SoftSampleCell will motivate sound designers to create Sample CDs for SampleCell, because that part has been a sad story the last few years.

Rating: 8 out of 10 posted Sunday, 10-Jun-01 at 5:11
exxosphere from Denmark writes:
I might consider developing a "ADAT output" modification for SCII. If you would be interested in getting such a kit please email me.

Rating: 9 out of 10 posted Tuesday, 17-Oct-00 at 16:19
nick a Professional user from UK writes:
One disadvantage is the phase coherancy for stereo samples. Not something I'd noticed as I use mainly mono breaks in mine. But I have read a lot of stuff over at the Logic Users Group about wobbly stereo, so if that's your main use then it may be worth further investigation.

posted Monday, 07-Feb-00 at 20:10
Nick a Professional user from UK writes:
Ok, maybe I was a little over enthusiastic about the competition. I use my SC for every project - and I agree that for drums it is fantastic.

Since I wrote the review I have seen more stuff about the pulsar and it doesn't seem to live up to it's spec. Though really as cpu's become more and more powerful, the things that are acheivavble from software will be mind boggling. But in the mean time SCII rocks

Rating: 9 out of 10 posted Friday, 30-Jul-99 at 11:41
exxosphere from Sweden writes:
Well, I don't think 'pulsar gonna eat it for breakfast' since there is an amazing lot of modulation controls (matrix) 2 LFOs and 3 env per instrument plus sample prioritization, and too many features to mention, that I've not seen mentionned for the Pulsar sampler playback. Furthermore with SC2 you get those 8 outs on real connectors, the timing is VERY thight since the MIDI port is internal, and everything happens in hard (of course). Great for drums... and it sucks no (or extremely few) CPU ressources . Overall is : this sample player is still great sounding and an excellent value, especially at the price they go now. A dream come true regarding the user interface, everything can be done so fast. In fact, you can build a track in minutes just with SC2 and your sequencer running. you just browse your 25 Go sound database, load the samples, create your key zones on the screen, and make music ! OK, only a lopass filter to help remove the hiss (I guess)... but u can still do filter sweeps playing with 'sample start point' routed to a controller, and an appropriate sample.

I also have an EMU and an Akai sampler but SC2 is always the one I use first. I think it speaks by itself.

Rating: 9 out of 10 posted Friday, 30-Jul-99 at 11:28
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