View Full Version : Cheapo Sampler Recommendations?

Brother Randy Hickey
09-05-2010, 02:28 PM
Ello - advice needed. I want to get hold of a cheap, basic, EASY sampler for use when I play out (just to drop some spoken word bits, film samples and stuff between or over tunes). So it doesn't have to be flash, and I'm fairly broke.

Any recommendations? :D

Brother Randy Hickey
09-05-2010, 02:31 PM
to clarify - not looking to sample and loop on the fly; just want to be able to punch in a library of samples I have.

Brother Randy Hickey
09-05-2010, 02:35 PM
and something nice and portable / compact too - not a full size studio / rackmount jobby.

God, I wish I'd taken more care on the original post :D

09-05-2010, 03:18 PM
Yamaha SU10

Brother Randy Hickey
09-05-2010, 03:44 PM
actually, that looks pretty spot on, cheers - sample length might be a bit limited but I can work with it :)


09-05-2010, 06:07 PM
roland sp404 (http://www.roland.com/products/en/SP-404/)

these things are amazing bits of kit for the money.

Brother Randy Hickey
09-05-2010, 06:14 PM
does look great but it's the wrong end of 250, whereas I have a fraction of that to spend. Overkill just to drop some samples, I think... I've seen a couple of the Yamahas for about 20

09-05-2010, 06:21 PM
ipod? :cool:

Brother Randy Hickey
09-05-2010, 06:48 PM

09-05-2010, 07:26 PM
+1 for the SU-10. I had one and regret getting rid of it.

09-05-2010, 08:48 PM
Those Roland 404s are quite trendy innit. SU10 is definitely a good bet. Could also check for an Akai S20 if you see one for a good price. I got my Korg ES1mkII for 60 and that's a lot of fun. That was a nice deal though

Brother Randy Hickey
09-05-2010, 08:50 PM
right, this is a bit embarassing, just asked a techy mate of mine about the SU10 and he reminded me that he gave me one last time I explored this sort of thing, about 8 years ago. It's in a box in the corner alongside my Kaos pad and Disciples-made siren box. :o

Benny B
09-05-2010, 10:00 PM
Well if you'd wanted a Roland 404 I could have sold you mine for a decent price, but I guess you don't need one now eh?

Brother Randy Hickey
09-05-2010, 11:32 PM
i'd be tempted if i wasn't skint and didn't already have something that'll probably do the job.. the 404 does look ace though

10-05-2010, 07:57 AM
mpc 500

Brother Randy Hickey
10-05-2010, 09:05 AM
even more expensive than the Roland.
it does say "CHEAPO" sampler recommendations :D