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Average rating: 4.8 out of 5
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eraser a hobbyist user from UK writes:

Whatever goes into this box sounds better when it comes out the other end. I sometimes sample an entire mix into it and the resulting sample is WIDER, BEEFIER and infinitely more musical sounding than the mix that went in.

If drums are your bag, it's worth noting that MIDI timing is extremely fast on this baby (unlike some of the EMU's and AKAI's). And it's only 1 rack space. Does it get any better than this? I doubt it...

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Monday-May-23-2011 at 04:06
Micromoog a part-time user from Black Forrest writes:
The imho best sampler! I'm laughing and crying...bought my first one brand new in 1994, Pricees: S-760: 3450 DM (=1750 EUR), 8MB (350 EUR), OP-760 (350 EUR), Ext. 540MB-HD (400 EUR) etc. - all together near 3000 EUR :(

Few months ago i bougt my second S-760, same stuff, Price 150 EUR :-)

I have made tons of samples since 1994 and i still do it. I'm also using NI Kontakt2, S1100, S-750, S-550 and a great EIII - but the 760 will still be the "main-machine"...

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Jan-03-2007 at 20:07
Nissassa a professional user from U.S.A. writes:
I have read all the rave about the S-760 and it is true... definitely better than the rest so far. The sound is as Fur on a chilly night... perfectly warm and classy. I have the digital option also and it enhances the sampler by 100%. I don't think there is anything out that sounds as good. The editing power is humongous and user friendly but, first you must read and learn how to be friendly with this beast.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Friday-Mar-05-2004 at 17:27
Toz a part-time user from usa writes:
I've had my 760 since '95. It's the best. The drum sounds are KILLER. Killer because they sound real with great expression from the multi samples on the kick hats and snares. Cymbals ring forever if you want them to.

Loops are cool but if you're into programming your own drum tracks this is the machine. Of course, you have to have the CDroms. I have the Clearmountain II disc. Lots of useful stuff on that but I tend to go with alot of the original Roland preview disk. I still use a lot of those preview sounds. I also have the GIGAPAK 2 CD set. Tons of useful stuff on that too.

If you want to tweak sounds you can get lost for weeks experimenting. Once you get used to the concept of how the machine lays out sounds it's REAL easy. Sample tweaks (and song performances/mixes) can be saved in a volume per song to floppy. Actual physical sample edits need to be saved as their own patch. The Volume Dump won't recognize it if you didn't save the sample edit.

The only way to fly on this machine is with full memory, digital card, mouse and monitor. You can get by without the DA400 expander. With 24 voices, where are you expanding to?

There's really only 2 bad things about this machine: 24 voice polyphony and the hard drives only recognizing 600 meg. For the hard drive issue, just get more drives. They're $20 on ebay for external SCSI's.

With the advent of digital recording custom samples have basically turned into digital tracks so that shouldn't be a problem anymore.

24 voices is not enough. That's why I'm looking for another one. Hans Zimmer had 20 of 'em back in the day.(maybe 30? I don't remember) That oughta say something.

If this machine had even double the polyphony you would never see it for sale. I think it's that good.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Monday-Apr-07-2003 at 19:13
Martijn a hobbyist user from The Netherlands writes:
I bought one for 650 euro. All expanded with SCSI, 32 mb. ram , roland d/a converter to to split the digital out into 4 analoge out. I had mine with a mouse and a monitor.

I really recommend the monitor and the mouse. Can think of working without it. The sampler sounds very good. I really like the analoge feel function, so sounds become instabel.

I have a problem with my SCSI. I bought a 9,1 gig. SCSI harddisk but when I format it with my sampler I only get 6541,00 sec. of free space. And that's about 600 megabyte.


Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Friday-Jan-10-2003 at 06:55
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