No more generic synth sounds: excellent tutorial on sampling sound design on Prophet X

Sequential continues a grand tradition of analog/digital hybrid instruments. And a major advantage to that – you’re not restricted to the sonic colors of just the analog sound sources. Prophet X is a 50GB custom multisampler, too.

The OP-Z now samples, too, in Teenage Engineering software update

The OP-Z is the aggressively minimalist, love it-or-hate-it compact synth. But now an update makes it make way more sense – with sampling available, this pint sized synth turns into the instrument it was meant to be.

Peter Kirn - July 1, 2019

The E-mu SP-1200 sampler is getting a reboot: SP 2400

It’s meant as a “spiritual successor,” say the creators – with both emulation of the classic E-mu sound and new features. But the SP 2400 in preorder still hope to bank off the renown of one of the most popular samplers ever, the genre-defining E-mu SP-1200.

Peter Kirn - June 17, 2019

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