GameChanger wrote: madtheory wrote:
GameChanger wrote:No sure why some people try to push sampling on there computer.
It's a matter of opinion. Just choose the tool that works for you, it's all about the music.
I agree 100%, thats why I hate when people say "why would you even try to get a s2000, etc..., Just use your computer" people don't realize there is no right or wrong way to make music, people have preferences, and using hardware is one of them.
Not to get even deeper into this, but it is fair to compare later-era hardware samplers to computers isn't it? If an S2000 is tricky to use with comparable sound quality to my computer, I'd be happy to stare at a computer screen for a while. I could see an S5000 or S6000 being a different story though..
Conversely, I love hardware samplers which are inspiring to work with. I have an S612 which is a blast because of how immediate it is and how cool it sounds, even if you can only have one sample in memory. I also have an SP-505 which is great fun when I do need to get away from the computer. I'd love an SP-1200 or an MPC60 (or an S950 or an MPC-1000 w/jjOS) - but if I want realistic multisampled instruments etc, the computer has been a million times easier for me so far.
Bottom line: of course it does come down to preference, for full-quality sampling I usually prefer the computer - no memory limitations, quick load times and no tiny 2-line displays for a zillion menus - but for dirty, old-school, fun sampling, I'm all about hardware!
Roon, I'm excited to hear how you like the S900! It seems like it would go well with the EMX (which's sequencing is monophonic per part, isn't it? - so memory shouldn't be a huge downer)