novielo wrote: i didn't go for the s2000 because of the display, it's so small! i would go for the s900 or maybe a mpc500. same small display but at least in the s900 you have sound character. the big advantage of the mpc500 is that it can communicate without any frills with modern computer. with the s900 you will need scsi.
i went for a s6000 and i don't regret it. but i'm thinking of changing it and my mpc1000 for a mpc5000, to have device in the same machine.
Sadly, MPC500 is well out of my price range at the moment (I'm from Poland, a place where used MPC500 cost $500 minimum, and the new one about $800-$900. As a matter of fact, s2000, s900 and ESI4000 cost $250 each, which is like 2-3 times more than in the US, as far as I know.) And if I would have that sort of money on me, I would get s900 *and* s2000. The other thing speaking against MPC is that I've just bought KORG EMX1 and adding MPC to the mix seems to me a little, I don't know, wrong somehow. Plus, all the bad things I heard about MPC500... Nah.
Hair wrote:If you're working with a computer, I'd say you can do the full quality sampling stuff using a software sampler or similar, no? What software do you use? You might not get much more out of a hardware unit unless it's got mojo like the s900 (also worth mentioning that if you can find one, the s950 has the same sound but adds some other stuff I believe)
The thing is, I want to get out from software sampling - I am bored to death with it. And also that sampler in question will be put to work with EMX1 in a computerless environment to the some extend. Those are the two reasons why I want to get a hardware sampler. Originaly, I was looking specifically for the s950, but it's quite rare piece in Poland (in which I do live), practically unavilable. And ordering from the states it's not an option unfortunatelly, cause shipping will cost me close or even more than hardware itself (over $120) plus customs etc...:/