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Average rating: 4.5 out of 5
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Rizal Khan a hobbyist user from Malaysia (currently in Australia) writes:
I have had my SP808 ex for over a few months now and i Have read through the manual and used it alot before posting a review. I have to say its got really good strong points and also a few weak points. It is dead easy to sample with this thing. THe auto divide and auto trim are just stuff i use all the time. Also I love the fact that u can sample a sound and change the tempo on it without affecting the pitch (this is something I feel the Yamaha SU700 can't do but i might be wrong since i haven't used it in a while). The effects are plenty. Also it features the famous d-beam which to me is pretty hard to control ( i am still trying to get used to this beam)...UMm...i dont like the fact that it can only slave as mtc!!! Also u cant apply filters to seperate tracks once u've arranged samples... THis is my review and my opinion. If anyone there knows a way to do the above which I might not have discovered yet..please email me and let me know rather than bag the hell out of me on the message board.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Monday-Apr-23-2001 at 01:34
DJ Dexstrous a hobbyist user from UK writes:
Bought my sp-808 about 2 months ago, I'm very impressed! price: £530 second hand and the geezer even offered me a 6 month warranty. I produce hip hop and jungle and use it in my dj sets and have barely scratched the surface. i got in an afternoon and by the evening i was sampling! The maual is pants (there's a spelling mistake on almost every page and even on the user display as well!!!!!) I intended to buy an Akai remix 16 for £150 but it was sold, and managed to get hold of this which is a world away from the akai. This is a very intuitive machine ideal for cut and paste Ninja Tune style music, only serious problem is backing up your samples. You need an expansion board which costs £200 ish to plug another ZIP drive in.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Friday-Dec-15-2000 at 08:38
Julio writes:
I posted some thing on the gas station about gear and a cool person hooked me up with some incredible info! I don't know if everyone knows this, but everyone should know this because this makes the SP-808 the ultimate piece of sampling gear, hands down! ROLAND (not shareware or the like) makes a utility to convert its format samples in the Zip disks into wav format and vice versa! Theres more info on the User group, and this really is a giant feature IMO. Everyone should learn about it! Hopefully I'll be getting one of those new effimenate lookin' SP-808EXs soon so that I can start making music like never before.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Jun-20-2000 at 18:23
Gerj@n a part-time user from Netherlands writes:
I love my SP808 so far, it's an awesome tool for sampling, I'm still working to figure out all of it's features =) but still I have a question..... there are several sites/people who tell me I'm able to upgrade my SP808 to an SP808EX Operating System with all it's stuff... I'm wondering what the use of this is and if it's without any risk...

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Sunday-Jun-04-2000 at 17:06
JP a part-time user from Canada writes:
In regards to the Zip 250 - many have done it in the past and they say that the new OS provides easy stability for formatting the 250 meg disks...however, since I've only installed the OS and not the new zip 250 in my regular SP808, I can only rely on info provided to me from the SP-808 User Group...and they haven't been wrong so far.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Friday-Apr-21-2000 at 14:33
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