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Average rating: 3.3 out of 5
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victor v poushkar a professional user from Ukraine writes:
I like this sampler and I use it often. Sounds special mainly because of the convertors, good lo-fi loops at 16...24 kHz plus hi-fi percussion and acoustic instruments samples at 48 kHz Another great thing is MIDI bulk dump from computer. I feed it from PC with .wav or .sds files. 512 kB memory is too little.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Friday-Nov-20-1998 at 19:22
the joker a hobbyist user from england writes:
Quite good sound,a bit hard to edit sounds once sampled,but not bad for price .

Good for low budget user.Hard to upgrade

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Aug-05-1998 at 23:36
Colin Hird a part time user from uk writes:
Basic sampler with a 2 meg max memory. Editing very basic but good results can be obtained

with patience. Best to use with a sample editing package on a computer, I use Steinberg Avalon

on an Ataru STE, the software cost more than the sampler! By using Midi Sample Dumps samples can be

transfered to the computer where major surgery can take place such as x-fade looping, filtering and

even altering the balance of individual harmonics! Note that when dumping samples back and forth this

process can take absolutely ages so have a cup of hot beverage or even alcahol nearby! The SX16 has 8 outputs which is brill for separating samples to their own mixer channels.

Sometimes sample equipment which costs a lot more come loaded with only a couple of


Note that the sampler has a variety of sample rates to a max of 48kHz but more interesting results are

acieved with the lower sample rates and with the output filters disabled, (you lose the output filters

when in 8 note polyphonic mode). The samples start to get really gritty and dirty which is usually undesriable

but in some instances can bring intersting sounds from instrument samples or even give your loops that

hip "street" grunge. My sampler does sterling duties for drums, (drums tend to be short one shot samples so it can do this job no sweat),

loops, multisampled instrument sounds, interesting FX and loops. No its not the best sampler in the world, the audio quality at best is acceptable but the shortcommings of editing

facilities can be overcome. So why should you buy one? To free up your main sampler from drumming duties, your first main sampler, interesting noise sampler,

also this baby can load Akai samples (not programs) and ofcourse its cheap! Regards Colin Hird

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Aug-05-1998 at 23:36
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