SP-202 and 303

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SP-202 and 303

Postby Tofuik » Fri Jun 01, 2007 7:20 am

Is it worth it to get a 303 over the 202? I'm just looking for dirt cheap portable sampling.
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Postby ridethefader » Fri Jun 01, 2007 9:52 am

sp 202 is battery powered but limited as far as sampling time sp 303 has more sampling time and effects. the sp 202 is great for carrying around though
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Postby fuckrapsputin » Fri Jun 01, 2007 10:03 am

I'd recomend the 303, or if you have extra money get the new 404. I have a 303 and 404 and a friend has the 202. The 202 has a cool lofi vibe (although the 303 and 404 both have lofi recording/sampling modeas anyway) but i'm pretty sure it can only take something 4meg smart media cards, the 303 i think can accept up to 64meg, and the 404 can accept 1gig compact flash. I know it is probably a bit more expensive, but the Roland SP404 hasn't really caught on as far as i can tell so it isn't actrually that expensive, they operate for 6 or so hours on 6AA batteries, has an internal mic and close to 30 effects. The 202 only has 6 effects i think (something like ring mod, filter, delay, reverb don't really know) yet the sp-303 has 26 or so effects...

even though batteries are handy i'd take the 303 over the 202 any day, i'm not even sure if the 202 even has a basic sequencer, where as the 303 and 404 do.

I knwo the 404 is more money and might be out of the price range, but as far as the 303 goes it is incredible, I have used it ranging from an effects box and sampler for a psychadelic doom band and as a main sampler drum machine for hip hop beats and loops...

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Postby JSRockit » Fri Jun 01, 2007 1:47 pm

The SP-202 is a looper... it does not have a drum machine style sequencer. The 303 steps it up a notch by adding a drum machine style sequencer.
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Postby hageir » Fri Jun 01, 2007 2:31 pm

also the 202 only has 4 note polyphony

doesn't the 303 have more?
what about the 404?
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Postby JSRockit » Fri Jun 01, 2007 2:42 pm

hageir wrote:also the 202 only has 4 note polyphony

doesn't the 303 have more?
what about the 404?


303 = 8 note and the 404 = 12 note I believe. Stereo samples take up two notes.
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Postby JUGEL » Fri Jun 01, 2007 3:32 pm

The SP-202 is a worthless piece of garbage...
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Postby Tofuik » Fri Jun 01, 2007 9:03 pm

JUGEL wrote:The SP-202 is a worthless piece of garbage...


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Postby JSRockit » Fri Jun 01, 2007 9:24 pm

Tofuik wrote:
JUGEL wrote:The SP-202 is a worthless piece of garbage...


sounds fun


Well, if syncing two stereo loops together sounds fun, then it is fun. :lol: That's about all it is capable of...that and dirtying up your samples.
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Postby JUGEL » Fri Jun 01, 2007 10:05 pm

Tofuik wrote:
JUGEL wrote:The SP-202 is a worthless piece of garbage...


sounds fun


it is .. but this is much more fun .. and retarded.. I'd love to make an album where all the final output just came out of this.. .. mic'd ;)

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Postby brian.only » Sat Jun 02, 2007 4:31 am

JUGEL wrote:The SP-202 is a worthless piece of garbage...


hey know thats a little harsh, have you tried it on stage? it feeds back pretty wonderful w/ internal mic when you wave it in front of a cabinet.
I do admit its not worth trying to use it as a drum machine but its great for the sound effect intro, voice sample, or sample bank of short lo-fi blasts of noise!
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Postby Stab Frenzy » Sat Jun 02, 2007 3:11 pm

JUGEL wrote:The SP-202 is a worthless piece of garbage...

Seconded.
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Postby fuckrapsputin » Sun Jun 03, 2007 4:26 am

looking at ebay people still want over $100 for an sp-202, I wouldn't bother... The sp-303 still goes for around $150-250 from the looks of it. How much are you looking at spending? I'm gonna say fuck it, pay $350 (novamusik) for an SP-404, having used all three and currently owning two of them its the only one i use, has a couple of better effects, 10 banks for samples instead of 4, i think the 202 only has 2. Runs on batteries, has an internal mic and can cop 1gig compact flash...

sorry if this is out of your budget, and if that's the case then tell me to get fucked and mind my own business, but still i think the 404 is mad.
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Postby JUGEL » Sun Jun 03, 2007 7:11 pm

basically the SP-202 was so bad ... that it made me diss on the SP-303 because I thought it was the same. It's not. The SP-303 sounds MUCH better and is "legit" for a live band setting.

I can't deny that I had countless hours of fun being 16 years old getting stoned, laughing and playing around with the SP-202... but that's all it was really good for ... a laugh. And even the SK=1 beats it in that respect.
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Postby Tofuik » Sun Jun 03, 2007 7:23 pm

the main thing is I'm trying to spend as little as possible.
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