#1
Hi all.. didn't know exactly where to put this post. But, I figured.. I'd be incorporating this into my guitar playing in one way or another.

So, I was debating on getting a sampler for my band. I've been listening to a lot of electronica lately (Bjork, Radiohead's Kid A album, Thom Yorke's solo album, etc.) and I became intrigued with the thought of owning a sampler and creating some cool beats to accompany the band. (Typical guitar, bass, drum setup.)

Any suggestions/ideas/input?

Also, anybody who has experience with a sampler, could you tell me what I would need to purchase? Give me some tips!? Thanks!
My gear:

MIJ Squier Stratocaster

Washburn WR150 Quilted Top

Oscar Schmidt Semi-hollow Delta King

Epiphone Hummingbird

Amps: Fender Eighty-Five
#2
FL Studio is a good relatively inexpensive way to get into that sort of thing, and since it has VSTi and third party sample support its infinitely upgradeable. If you want a hardware sampler give me a budget, preferably in USD.
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#3
What's FL Studio?

And my budget is anywhere from 250 (the preferable amount) to 500 (the amount I really don't want to spend) for a physical sampler.

Also, I'd rather the "hardware sampler", and would I need an amp for it?
My gear:

MIJ Squier Stratocaster

Washburn WR150 Quilted Top

Oscar Schmidt Semi-hollow Delta King

Epiphone Hummingbird

Amps: Fender Eighty-Five
Last edited by washburndean at Jan 10, 2007,
#4
you can useit with headphones, powered monitors or a PA as well as an amp. Id reccomend a Korg Electribe as a good one to start out on. http://www.musiciansfriend.com/home/navigation?q=korg+electribe
youd want the ESX or EMX model.

oh and http://www.flstudio.com/
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Last edited by Kid_Thorazine at Jan 10, 2007,
#5
Thanks a lot!
My gear:

MIJ Squier Stratocaster

Washburn WR150 Quilted Top

Oscar Schmidt Semi-hollow Delta King

Epiphone Hummingbird

Amps: Fender Eighty-Five
#6
track down an Ensoniq EPS, EPS16+ or ASR10. those are great easy to use samplers with really good sequencers. or if you want to go the whole 9yards, find a used Kurzweil K2000 with the sampler option then you'll have a great synth, sequencer and sampler all in one. all of those samplers have become pretty cheap these days.
#7
yeah the Kirzweil is really nice, but they arent too eazy to find anymore for whatever reason.
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