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Re: a small sampler?
>can anyone recommend a _small_ sampler? I want to use my midified guitar
>stage, e.g. to play organ or mellotron samples...
A friend uses the tiny Yamaha SU-10 sampler for static looping. IIRC it
has only 4 voice polyphony and I'd guess MIDI-guitarists want 6. It IS
small - about the size of a VHS tape. Maybe one of the Yamaha desktop
samplers would work (SU200 or SU700). Does Zoom make one?
If all you want are a few organ and mellotron sounds, look into used 1- or
1/2-space rack synth modules or a desktop GM SoundCanvas. I like the few
organs and strings in my old Kurzweil Micro Piano 1/2-rack module.
Friends like their EMU Vintage Keys or Roland or Korg modules of various
vintages for organ and mellotron sounds.
I use the free J.P. Hovercraft mellotron samples in my AKAI S3000 sampler
(NOT a small box) and they work OK after tweaking and cross-fading.
That's an OK stop-gap until I get better mellotron samples from
Propellerheads and/or Mike Pinder ($$$).