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  ST-224 Sampletrak At a Glance
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Matt Sauer (msauer@mindspring.com) writes:
This is a cool little sampler, and I'm surprised at the lack of interest in it. It works very well as a drum machine, with pretty high-resolution quantizing, swing, etc. It also sounds very good, using (as far as I can tell) no compression of samples. Perhaps the phrase sampler era is over, but the Zoom has a usable sequencer (for internal sounds only, given the lack of a MIDI out), and thus is a very flexible machine. The effects are more of a bonus than anything, but there are nice touches like the tempo-syncable delay. The auto sync function matches the tempo of two loops, and most effects can be applied to an external source, patched through the sampling inputs.

The SmartMedia cards may be an expensive form of backup, but they allow the loading of WAV and AIFF files (up to 4MB, I'm guessing) from a PC. In this way, you can import computer-edited samples into the Zoom. (If anyone has a card reader and has tried this, I'd be interested in hearing about how it works out.)

While it may not offer the flexibility of a "real" sampler (like my Mirage!), the Zoom is easily the best phrase sampler out there, and handles the role of sampling drum machine nicely.

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(Thanks to Matt Sauer for this info.)
and Mashdup. Need to me dance producers near Cambridge for the pic

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