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Average rating: 3.6 out of 5
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NateAD a part time user from USA writes:
I've used my SU-10 for about 8 months, and have attempted to exploit every aspect of it. My thoughts: editing is simple, as is recording. The ribbon controller makes things more fun, and accuracy is possible through pushing buttons to fine tune start/end points. The obvious drawback is the limited sampling time. Sampling time greatly depends on quality, so if you don't mind lo-fi, you're covered. The included CD Rom's (which most people forget to metion) aren't too bad. One contains various generic beat-loops which are rather unusable, but the other contains a wide variety of usable sound effects. These include various animals, machinery, cars, planes, etc. . The MIDI value of this module is rather limited. It will playback whatever you assign to it, but realtime control cannot be replicated, i.e. if I record a loop while using the included filter, my filter input will be recorded, but cannot be recieved. A bonus is that external sources can be mixed with internal sounds, thus making the SU-10 a worthwhile possibility for DJ's. Overall, bearing in mind the limited sampling time, I'd say this is a pretty good little module for the price-

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Thursday-Aug-06-1998 at 00:22
Jonathan a hobbyist user from 0 writes:
This machine is pretty damn phat for the money. I got mine for 280 new. Its a nice tool. I use it for sampling a lot of sniplets from old movies and stuff. I also use it for drums. I am a beginner and this tool is a great addtion to my PC and CS1X! I am saving up for an MPC2000 but this is cool until i can shell out the 1200 dollars or so. I would be a lot better if it could use expandable memory. The scratch pad is really cool!

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Thursday-Aug-06-1998 at 00:22
Dwane Woodard a part time user from USA writes:
In the "ya get what ya pay for" category I rank the SU-10 pretty high - I got mine new for $175 from my local music store. I use an old Yamaha EMQ-1 and have no problems saving my samples and loading them to ecxhange samples in the middle of a gig (60 sec lead time to perform this task) For an inexpensive sampler I am more than satisfied - it plays back what I sample - it allows the trimming of space from beginning and end of samples - so if you are really careful then you can loop things without gaps. I have also found some use for the realtime effects - like changing the white balance etc. The only useless feature is the scratch pad - it only works of you have a really saturated sound. D

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Thursday-Aug-06-1998 at 00:22
Da Smurf a hobbyist user from The swamps of Georgia. (U.S.A.) writes:
The SU-10 is great if you're new to the world of sampling. I only have two complaints. 1) The sequencer is crap! No step recording, no MIDI transmiting, no quantize, etc. And 2) There's no way of upgrading the memory. Although it doesn't sound too bad in mono, it would be nice to have some more time to do things in stereo. I think Yamaha cut a few too many corners on this one. Still, for the price I highly recommend it. (But I'd seriously consider the Boss SP-202)

Rating: 2 out of 5 posted Thursday-Aug-06-1998 at 00:22
shakey 2000 a 0 user from scotland writes:
like all limited (cheap) gear it's better the more you use it, it's limitations make you think about what you are doing, i'm going to keep mine even when i can afford another sampler,

the external filter is usefull and cheaper than a waldorf 4pole miniworks

try choping up drum loops into 8ths with the split function, you can't do that on a boss sp202 can you?

flash storage cards would make it a clasic

what are you complaning about? it only cost £290 what do you expect, an A3000?

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Thursday-Aug-06-1998 at 00:22
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