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    Sampling in Logic Pro X

    Apple Logic Tips & Techniques

    Logic Pro X sports extensive sampling tools. Here’s how to use them effectively.

    Techniques Feb 2017
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    Elektron return to digital with Digitakt drum machine

    Compact beat making machine announced at NAMM

    After their recent run of analogue-centric synth, drum and effects machines, Elektron have unveiled a purely...

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    Akai launch standalone MPC X & MPC Live 

    Two standalone touchscreen MPCs unveiled

    In recent years Akai's reigning champ of hardware sampling, the MPC, has become increasingly reliant...

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    Qu-Bit Wave

    Eurorack Sample Player Module

    Qu-Bit’s Wave is presumably named after the Wave (wav) format samples it plays — up to four of them at once. A 4GB MicroSD card is included, ready-populated with drum hits, vocals, synths and sound effects, easily enough to get you going...

    Reviews Nov 2016
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    Akai MPC Touch

    Sampling Workstation

    The MPC has always been about its fast, hands-on interface — can a touchscreen make it even better?

    Reviews Sep 2016
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    Boss RC-202 Loop Station

    Stereo Looping Processor

    Boss’s latest desktop looper might be small, but it’s no lightweight in terms of features.

    Reviews Sep 2016
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    Bastl Instruments MicroGranny 2

    8-bit Sampler

    The MicroGranny 2 is a miniature granular sampler, and you won’t have to sell any of your elderly relations to get one.

    Reviews Aug 2016
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    Pioneer launch performance sampler/sequencer with Dave Smith filters

    Could Toraiz SP-16 be the ultimate sampler?

    In a surprise move, Pioneer DJ have launched a brand new sampler — Toraiz SP-16 — which is something of a "best of"...

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    Alesis SamplePad 4

    Sampling Percussion Pad

    Will Alesis’s affordable sample–triggering percussion pad prove hard to beat?

    Reviews Apr 2016
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    Korg Electribe Sampler

    Music Production Station

    The Electribe Sampler may well be Korg’s best Electribe yet...

    Reviews Sep 2015
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    Akai iMPC Pro

    Sampling Workstation App For iOS

    Loaded with more of everything, iMPC Pro offers 64 tracks, a built-in piano roll editor, superior effects implementation and a choice of friendly sample-fixing tools.

    Reviews Jul 2015
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    Akai MPX16

    Sample Recorder & Player

    Akai’s MPX16 has more pads and functions than its MPX8 predecessor, but remains just as reasonably priced.

    Reviews May 2015
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    Spotlight: Hardware Samplers

    Keep It Sample, Stupid!

    The hardware sampler market might be dwindling, but it’s not dead yet! Here’s our pick of the currently available options.

    Reviews Mar 2015
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    Korg Volca Sample

    Digital Sample Sequencer

    The latest addition to Korg’s cut-price Volca range takes a hands-on approach to sampling.

    Reviews Feb 2015
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    Sample Your Gear With Acustica Audio Nebula

    Nebula Tips & Techniques

    There are some stunningly good Libraries for Acustica Audio's Nebula dynamic convolution plug-in, but you can also create your own. We invited one of the best Nebula developers to tell you how.

    Techniques Jun 2014
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    Q. Should I buy a hardware sampler?

    Prices for former top-of-the-line hardware samplers are ridiculously cheap these days. Emu...

    Sound Advice Nov 2013
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    MOTU MachFive 3

    Software Sampler

    Competition for the accolade of best software sampler is fierce, despite some contenders having fallen away in recent years. Has MOTU's MachFive 3 got what it takes to come out on top?

    Reviews Sep 2013
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    Akai MPC Studio MkI

    Sampling Workstation

    Akai’s slimline follow-up to their Renaissance hybrid MPC aims to claim some territory from a certain competing machine...

    Reviews Jun 2013
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    Akai MPC Renaissance.

    Akai MPC Renaissance

    Sampling Workstation.

    The legendary MPC brand is reborn in a form that aims to marry its famous hands-on ethos with the unlimited possibilities of the software world. Does the combination work?

    Reviews Feb 2013
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    Sample Manipulation App For iOS

    Samplr is a modestly-named app for sample and loop manipulation, notable for making superb use of the iPad's multi-touch surface to stretch, transpose, play and twist up to six samples.

    Reviews Feb 2013
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    Boomerang III Phrase Sampler.

    Boomerang III

    Phrase Sampler

    Looking for a no-fuss looper for live performance? Look no further...

    Reviews Jan 2013


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