Thanks for the tip on the Sampletrak. I was intrigued by it so I bought on off eBay for just under $100 shipped and it's surprisingly great! I dig most of the effects too, the phaser has that french house quality to it, not as good as the DP/4 but still good for in the box. I kinda dig this thing a bit better than the Octatrack
I watched the Lifelike interview in the latest issue of Future Music. He's running an Emax with an old Mac SE/30 running Sound Designer and connected with RS422. He edits samples this way and can make the samples stereo
by loading the stereo sample into the computer, then editing the sample to split the L and R channel to layer 1 and 2, then with panning through the software. Cool trick.