#1
Hey whats up, i was wondering if there is a such thing as a sampler that is in pedalbord form (like you would put it on the floor and press on of the footswitches and it would play a sample). if so, how much are they and where can i go about procuring one (i checked the samash and guitarcenter websites and they didnt seem like they had one, though i have yet to go to a store and ask about one).
also, how much would a good, computer integratable sampler cost (though the tip of my budget is around 500) and where could i read about how to use one before i buy one?
any help would be greatly appriciated

thanks
#2
Depends what you are looking for. There are simple looping pedals that will repeat samples you play. The Akai headrush E2, Digitech Jamman, and Boss RC20/RC20XL/RC50XL/RC2 are a few popular ones, all in pedal form. They range in price between 200-400+, depending on storage, usability and capabilities. I have a GNX4 modelor floorboard that I use as a sampler/looper. It has amp and cab models, fx, and a built 8 track recorder, DBX mic preamp, and full midi drum machine. It can function like a Jamman looper to repeat phrases, and it also has the 8 track so you can record everything without a computer. It also has ASIO usb connection and balanced/unbalanced XLR and 1/4" connections for going into a soundboard or PA. It's pricey, but it really is a complete guitar workstation. I was playing around with it last week along with a BBE sonic maximizer, and made a recording with moviemaker, all analog recording into the line in on the soundcard. The GNX4 is playing the loop I made, along with the drums from the built in drum machine. Clip . Definitely a fun practice and recording tool. I haven't used many software apps. The only samplers I have used are Fruity Loops and Beatcraft for drum samples.
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#3
Well, in a Stomp box type form, theres the Boss and Digitech Samplers. Ive seen this:

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Boss-RC20XL-Loop-Station?sku=151352

used as a sampler many times by bands, but theres no computer connectivity. Theres also the Digitech JamMan.

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/DigiTech-JamMan-Looper-Pedal?sku=156600

Which has a CompactFlash and USB port which will give you some connectivity with a PC. For both of those, you need to buy an additional footswitch to change samples. What I personally did, was just got the Roland SP-404 and hit the samples with my hands.
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#4
If your willing to spend a bit more time and money, you could get an SP-404 and a MIDI floor board. then you could assign each pedal to a sample.
Fender Tele > Line 6 Verbzilla > Line 6 DL4 > Line 6 Podxt (With Model Packs and FBV Shortboard) > Yorkville 300-watt Poweramp > Marshall 1960BV
#5
thanks, im going to a store sometime soon to try out some stuff n just see some of it function, but i may go for the digitech or roland w or w.o the floorboard.
trhanks for the help