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SV: Samplers 101
Hi Doug , thanks for the insights!! I`m getting closer now :-) As always
, when I learn something I`m filled with new questions..........here they
>- record audio from an analog or digital in, transfer samples over SCSI or
>MIDI to a computer, save/load the sounds on a SCSI drive (or CD-ROM).
SCSI?? is that an interface?? I have a iomega zip drive , does that
fall under the SCSI
>- given a raw recording (sample), specify where to start playing, where to
>stop, where to begin and end looping (if at all, forward/backwards/both).
If the sample is 30 secs long , can I tell the sampler to loop from , say,
the 5th second to the
>- truncate (like cropping in a graphics program, getting rid of the
>portions of the sample that you're not using), normalize (make the signal
>as loud as it can be without clipping), compress, equalize, mix audio, etc
Can all this be done without a screen/monitor??? I`ve seen pictures of
some Akai samplers
and there didnt seem to be any monitor on that.......
>- combine multiple samples by layering them or spreading them across the
>keyboard, dealing with how their pitches relate to the keys struck
>- VCF, VCA, LFO and performance control over them, just like a synth
I dont know these terms , if its not too much info I`d like to learn what
I have seen a used Akai s 950 , s 900 and s 1000 samplers. Are they any
Im thinking of making some mainstream Trip hop techno stuff.......kinda
like Prodigy ,
only with guitars in there too....... Can I do something in that
direction with one of these
Thanks for everything , you saved my day!
Yours , Thomas