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Average rating: 4.2 out of 5
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Turn it on and hold the 1st pad wile it is powering up.

posted Thursday-Jan-10-2002 at 20:56
dude a hobbyist user from USA writes:
Hey, i changed the midi channel on the sp-202 to 3 by mistake (i think) does anyone know how to change it back to 1?

please help.

it's a great machine by the way. i got the last one from times square guitar center for $100.

Thanks.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Thursday-Jan-10-2002 at 20:45
Shuai a hobbyist user from USA writes:
The SP-202 is going to be famous someday. Up there with the Casio SK-1 and the Yamaha VSS-30, it will have its place on the vintage market. I've had mine for close to 4 years now and I still use it in my rig even with all the more advanced sampling equipment i've bought over the years. Yeah, it's a piece of shit. But this piece shit does a lot of work. I've managed to acquire 3 4mb memory cards for less than 50 dollars. Roland is probably making more money off the memory cards than they are this little toy sampler.

The reasons I love this thing though is for it's portability, and it sounds better than a microcassette, and it has two really decent effects on it that sound like no other in its classs. The Ring Modulator and the High Pass Filter. It's got a very cheap dry sound to it, but run it through some delay and it sounds better. It can be sequenced which is nice... it loops nicely and it has a fairly accurate BPM Display. You can also use it as an expensive tap tempo machine to see what tempo your samples are on your other samplers and such so you can sequence them right. I've never used a computer to sample stuff and I kinda like it that way. Give me a calculator and a tap tempo and i'm happy. The SP-202 has a great built in mic which can make for some really annoying and beautiful feedback sounds to piss off an audience that thinks shows are a place to catch up on scene politics. Anyways... these things are going real cheap these days and it was my first sampler and instrument and i had lots of fun with it. You can do more than you think with it, but i think the beginners have more fun with it than the old geezer type professional people looking for that perfect sample rate and no hiss and thousands of options to make their boring music sound better. I'm not going to say anything negative about it because there just isn't a point. It's obviously in a class of its own and shouldn't be compare to anything more than a Akai SU-10 or 20. It's the most non-intimidating sampler you could ever buy.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Jan-09-2002 at 13:02
DCLXVI 29a a hobbyist user from USA writes:
OK I didn't pay for this believe me or not I won it by shaving my head bald (I had a long ponytail). So after shaving my head I agreed to a used SP-202 (I really just shaved my head to make a point about vainty... didn't want them to pay arm and a leg) so...

--- Upsides --- (0) I got no manual with my SP-202 but... it was/is simple enough to figure.

(0) Granted it is not a expensive sampler with alot of effects but at it's price you can afford to be creative. The best method is to edit the samples on your computer before sampling that way what every FX you can muster and then sample

(0) Excellent to Voice Samples!!!! This is really what I use it for... MIDI capable and easy to tigger... just tape a TV show that is sappy or a soap opera and you can often find priceless phrases for example I wrote a really dark track and then recorded 7th Heaven haha (they say the darnst things), try the TBN or 700 Club they are always saying extreme things that can be use to make a point about extremist views. The best sample ever I got from 'The View' Meredith says '...the otherday I got stuck on a life size vibrator...' see what I am saying priceless :) record any yuppy show and have fun.

--- Downside --- (0)The Sampler is hissy RCA's like the DR-202 and the SmartMedia 5v cards are not wildly available (and are expensive when you find them).

(0)Make sure you sample at the same volumes or your sample kit will be grossly jacked

All and All I wish SmartMedia cards for these were easier to find (affordably) that is my biggest problem --DCLXVI 29a

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Nov-14-2001 at 22:01
D Maddix a professional user from USA writes:
I've owned an SP-202 for a couple of years, and it has passed the trail by fire of being on tour. It goofed off a couple of times(forgotten samples), but I've worked with humans less reliable...

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Sunday-Oct-28-2001 at 01:08
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