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Gear

A Sample of Eastern Ingenuity

Review | Home & Studio Recording, Dec 1985
Vesta Kozo DIG-420

Following their DIG-411 delay line: Vesta Kozo have now introduced this unit that is first and foremost a sampler and it can be used under keyboard control.

A Taste of Paradise

Review | Sound On Sound, Mar 1986
Ensoniq Mirage Multi-Sampler

Manufacturers of keyboard samplers are now turning their attentions to the studio market by offering enhanced rack-mount versions of their products. Mark Jenkins waited anxiously at Heathrow for the first device to hit our shores - the budget-priced, 8-voice multi-sampler from Ensoniq. Read his report.

Beauty And The Beat

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Apr 1986
Casio RZ1 Sampling Drum Machine

Fancy an Emulator SP12 for £350? Casio have something approaching it in the new RZ1, the world's first 'affordable' digital drum box with onboard sampling facilities. Dan Goldstein says nevermind the quality...

Behind the Greengate

Review | Electronic Soundmaker, Dec 1984
Greengate DS3

With the DS 3 - a sound-sampling expansion for the Apple II computer. Access to expensive sounds at a reasonable price.

Casio Digital Sampling Rhythm Composer RZ-1

Review | International Musician, Apr 1986
Rhythmcheck

An invention to make Bob Henrit's digital 'jogging' watch obsolete

Casio RZ1

Review | In Tune, Jul 1986
Digital Sampling Rhythm Composer

Dig It

Review | Electronic Soundmaker, Sep 1985
Vesta DIG-420

Vesta's new sampler delay

E-mu Systems Emulator

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Jun 1982

EMU-Systems Emulator II

Review | One Two Testing, Nov 1984

the supreme sampling keyboard?

Emulator II

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Nov 1984
Eight-voice Polyphonic Sampling Keyboard

Paul Wiffen goes gaga over E-mu Systems' latest attempt at giving the average keyboard player complete control over the sound sampling process.

Ensoniq Mirage

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Jul 1985

At last - the instrument with a name on everybody's lips receives an in-depth examination of its European version. Man-on-the-spot is Paul Wiffen.

Ensoniq Mirage

Review | In Tune, Jul/Aug 1985

Ensoniq Mirage Update

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Jan 1986

Annabel Scott takes a look at what a reduction in price and an increase in facilities has done for the first budget sampling keyboard...

Fairlight CMI Review

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Jun 1981

First Born

Retrospective (Gear) | Topic: Vintage Instruments | Music Technology, Feb 1991
E-mu Emulator

These days a few hundred pounds will buy you technology that once cost thousands. Gordon Reid looks at an early sampler and discovers there's more to it and its manufacturer than you might have known.

Greengate DS3 Sampler

Review | In Tune, Jun 1985

Greengate DS3 Sampling System

Review | One Two Testing, Nov 1984

the cheapest sampling keyboard?

Instant Sampling

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Nov 1985
Vesta Kozo Sampler

Another goodie for your overflowing 19" effects ruck, this one offers pitch-controllable sampling and a full-function DDL into the bargain. Dave Simpson grabs a microphone and decides it's worth making room for.

Is Small Beautiful?

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Jan 1986
Rebis Sampler

The world’s best-known builder of modular studio effects has just introduced its entry in the sampling steeplechase. But will it fall at the first hurdle? Paul White has the answer.

Logitech CSDD1 Sampling Delay

Review | Home & Studio Recording, Dec 1985

Loop The Loop

Review | Electronic Soundmaker, Jun 1985
Loop Create software for the Greengate DS:3.

New looping software for the Greengate DS:3.

Mirage Multisampler

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, May 1986

Simon Trask takes a look at the Mirage's rack-mounting counterpart, and finds it even better value than the keyboard version.

PPG Wave 2.3 and Waveterm

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, May 1984

A special report on the latest versions of these successful German instruments. Review by David Ellis.

Rebis RA226 Digital Sampler

Review | International Musician, Feb 1986
Studio Test

Curtis Schwartz on the rack

Sampling on the Cheap

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Aug 1985

A new British company, Logitech, have just announced the world's cheapest pitch-tracking sampler. If you've a CV synth you'll be quids in — or will you? Paul White reports.

 

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