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  FZ1 Sampler At a Glance
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Nick Dimmock (nick.dimmock@nene.ac.uk) writes:
I like it! It`s only 33mhz, but it is 16-bit and has eight outputs, which is pretty impressive for the price. The outputs are only mono, though, but it`s still useful. Graphic editing is easy enough, but cutting and pasting is a bit of a pain. Graphic envelope editing is available too. It makes a good master keyboard if you don`t have one. One criticism would be that you can`t hear what`s being sampled through the sampler, so you have to use the level display to set the, er, level of input. It takes some time to learn how to avoid distortion (assuming you want to avoid it). I`d say if you can pick one up around the £400 mark, then go for it. The newer Akai & E-Mu samplers have better techincal spec. (especially timestretch & eq, and expandability), but for a first sampler or for someone who doesn`t need a top-range 16mb affair, this is good value. Graphic editing is a real boon, truncating and looping becomes very easy indeed. It`s a yes!

Comments About the Sounds:
These are all ratings for the internal waveforms - they`re pretty basic, but the filters and envelopes let you spice them up quite a bit.

(Thanks to Nick Dimmock for this info.)

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