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SNAMM07: New Roland Sampler
  27-Jul-07
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ZZZZzzzzZZZ    Said...

Wow - its like going back in time 10 years! A new hardware sampler! Did Roland forget to put their clocks forward?!

04-Aug-07 12:53 PM


HARDWARE IS THE BEST    Said...

I feel sorry for you, keep making beats on Floops then since its got u thinking you're the best producer in th eworld now

06-Aug-07 05:52 PM


ZZZZzzzzZZZ    Said...

Congrats on using a computer to reply instead of a typewriter though :).

Just kiddin'. Each to their own.

07-Aug-07 07:11 AM


gregscoggin@yahoo.com    Said...

I never understood the concept of "flying loops" in real time. I hear a jumbled mess any time I've tried it using my own records....so, if ya don't have your samples worked out ahead of time, it is just noise so what's the point of using this box live if what your are putting into it is already on yourlaptop and you can throw it into ableton live? The Only thing this will do is lock them in tempo if the loop point is soldi, but if not, I doubt it will work magic...as well will it automatically put your improvised samples in KEY? No pun intended, but that IS the KEY to having things work. Ableton live have this down but only to the extent that they provide you with a lot of pre-polisded sounds with the package to get going so it gives one the 'impression' from the get go that it works tremendously well. The sound folks at Ableton did a lot of work putting their stuff together so it would work, but unfortunately this means that you and everyone else running Live from the box is going to be using the same sounds unless you really start experimenting or getting the old sample cd's out and collaging. I use an Roland MC 909 that I bought used and I must admit, even with variphrase, the sounds are already dated and have little manipulation factor on the synth side and even with all the goodies, there is no getting around good old fashioned creativity and work to make samples come together for that speacial "Je ne sais quoi". I have oft too often gotten caught up in the latest gizmo and spent more time in the learning curve than actually stretching what I do own to its fullest potential. There are guys out there making tracks that bang with their old MPC 60's. It is always going to amount to what you do with what you got rather than hoping what you get into will make your tracks better, which just aint the case. No new gizmo is ever gonna make the work of sweatin out a good track any easier. This new unit is NOT going to change the world, so if you have a sampler or a laptop, you'd fare better in using REASON Dr. Rex or Live and take the money you'd spend on this and invest in TC Powercore firewire portable and throw in the Access Virus for Powercore and slam some dope tracks within your favorite Rewire capable sequencer (of which there are many cheap options)

10-Aug-07 11:43 PM


Mercymercy    Said...

I was playing with this thing a week ago and it CRASHED trying to capture a voice sample using the on board mic. !!??!! NOT a good way to start out. As far as hardware to software? I own three powerbooks, two ibooks, 2 thinkpads, only posers have computers on stage!! UNLESS it is an ATARI or you are in a laptop battle. Anyone who thinks different, never performed on stage. Hardware "should not" crash... I thought! Although I must say the D-beam to trigger a sample is fun for the stage or club.

04-Oct-07 09:39 PM


John    Said...

I downsized from a dedicated computer soundcard to a Roland SP-555 because, although more technically limiting, it's enjoyable to use and be creative with. I'm no Luddite, but I am a musician and this thing serves me!

20-Dec-07 12:13 PM


John    Said...

I downsized from a dedicated computer soundcard to a Roland SP-555 because, although more technically limiting, it's enjoyable to use and be creative with. I'm no Luddite, but I am a musician and this thing serves me!

20-Dec-07 12:14 PM


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