THE SAMPLER DATABASE   

85 Samplers in database. monophonic digital samplers on top, polyphonic at bottom (max number of voices).

Casio SK1 synthesizer
Casio SK1 Sampler
built 1987 / 4x polyphonic
well, a real circuit bending victim - it's very lofi - so it got famous in the late 2005.. more..

Roland MC09, PhraseLab synthesizer
Roland MC09, Phrase Lab Sampler
built 2003 / 4x polyphonic
+ TR sequencer
sort of digital 303 with very very toy-like drum sounds and alternatively a 4 track audio looper. more..

Akai S612 synthesizer
Akai S612 Sampler
built 1985 / 6x polyphonic
Akais early samplers had almost no synthesis features, the S612 had even nice 2 sliders for sample start end end point. X: Keyboards, S: Racks more..

Akai S700, X7000, X3700 synthesizer
Akai S700, X7000, X3700 Sampler
built 1985 / 6x polyphonic
the first white series after the very first S612. Akais early samplers had almost no synthesis features, the S612 had even nice 2 sliders for sample start end end point. X: Keyboards, S: Racks more..

Oberheim Prommer synthesizer
Oberheim Prommer Sampler
built 1984 / 6x polyphonic
+ real time sequencer
rom based drum machine that was made to sound "real", it's samples can be made by the "prommer" , very 80ies: the internal rom set.. sounds are changed by EPROM. part of the DX system by Oberheim (like Obxa..) more..

Yamaha SU200, SU10 synthesizer
Yamaha SU200, SU10 Sampler
built 1997 / 6x polyphonic
+ real time sequencer
the SU200/su10 are more based on loops than using samples in traditional way like the SU series in general it is made to change tempo of the beats as you change it in realtime.. dynamic pads: 10 and some endless encoders, too. the smaller SU10 and SU200 are much smaller and more like phrase samplers.. (6 and 4 voices) - SU200 made in 2000 more..

Akai S900, S950 synthesizer
Akai S900, S950 Sampler
built 1986 / 8x polyphonic
Akais early samplers had almost no synthesis features, 750KB ram (s900, 2.2MB max S950), well one was happy to simply play samples. more..

Akai S01, S20 synthesizer
Akai S01, S20 Sampler
built 1993 / 8x polyphonic
very cheap sampler, can't really do much more. It's a 2 Unit 19" rack with floppy drive. The S20 is the desktop version with 16 trigger pads, same features. Came in 1995. more..

Akai MPX8 synthesizer
Akai MPX8 Sampler
built 2012 / 8x polyphonic
simple sampler with 8 dynamic pads - also a controller with MIDI and USB, the MIDI ports need 2 cables from a 3.5mm jack to DIN. more..

Akai MPX16 synthesizer
Akai MPX16 Sampler
built 2014 / 8x polyphonic
simple sampler with 16 dynamic pads - also a controller with MIDI and USB. it's little little brother is the MPX8, the MPX16 has a 4 knob edit matrix. more..

Alesis SampleRack, SamplePad synthesizer
Alesis Sample Rack , Sample Pad Sampler
built 2014 / 8x polyphonic
simple sampler with 16 dynamic pads - also a controller with MIDI and USB. And it has 8 trigger inputs for drum pads (or anything else that triggers) more..

Casio FZ1, Fz10m, Fz20m synthesizer
Casio FZ1, Fz 10m , Fz 20m Sampler
built 1987 / 8x polyphonic
the Casio Sampler was quite ahead in its time: it was cheap and it had 16bit. the FZ1 (same as Hohners only sampler HS1 in germany) was the first reasonable 16bit-mono sampler. some additive synthesis on board, quite nice.. and cheap those days.. the cheapst samplers - more toys were the SK keyboards (sk1, sk7) more..

Elektron Octatrack synthesizer
Elektron Octatrack Sampler
built 2010 / 8x polyphonic
+ TR sequencer
sort of looper/slice player for samples like sort of the SP555 or Korg Electribe SX slice parts with 64 steps from SD card 64GB in size more..

Emu Emulator1, EmulatorI synthesizer
Emu Emulator 1, Emulator I Digital Sampler
built 1981 / 8x polyphonic
+ simple sequencer
Emus Emulator was the proto of THE SAMPLER, a completely new thing for most people, Depeche Mode, Kraftwerk and even Stevie Wonder bought one.. more..

Emu Emulator2, EmulatorII synthesizer
Emu Emulator 2, Emulator II Hybrid Sampler
built 1984 / 8x polyphonic
+ simple sequencer
The Emulator II was THEEE Sampler, F242 and Depeche Mode used it on stage (the 80ies), most samplers were not much more than this, but more ram.. 3000 were made. quite a lot for that price at its time (in germany 28000 DM = 14000) more..

Emu Emax synthesizer
Emu Emax Hybrid Sampler
built 1986 / 8x polyphonic
+ workstation sequencer
the low profile Emulator? Well it had a lot of interesting features incl analog filters and digital waveform generation.. more..

Emu SP1200, SP12 synthesizer
Emu SP1200, SP12 Sampler
built 1985 / 8x polyphonic
+ real time sequencer
rom based drum machine often used by Front242 on their album "no comment" or depeche mode on "work hard" track. it's no soft sounding thing.. also some internal rom samples. the SP1200 is an upgraded SP12 (2 years later) with 256KB ram and midi. the sp12 had 1,2sec sample memory. more..

Ensoniq MirageDSK1, DSK8 synthesizer
Ensoniq Mirage DSK1, DSK8 Sampler
built 1984 / 8x polyphonic
+ simple sequencer
one of the first affordable samplers beside the akai S612 but with 8bit, so it is not a hi-end sampler, it has analog filters so it has a lot in common with the ESQ1 / SQ80, Skinny Puppy used it on Remisson/Bites.. "the world's a hell ..." more..

Hohner HS1, Hs1e synthesizer
Hohner HS1, Hs 1e Sampler
built 1987 / 8x polyphonic
Hohner cloned the FZ1 and FZm rack as HS1 because Casio hat no real name for pro-synths, so they teamed up with Hohner in germany since they were well known for everything else, but not really for synths - possibly not the best political decision in life and Casio does no Professional Synth for years. the Casio Sampler was quite ahead in its time: it was cheap and it had 16bit. the FZ1 (same as Hohners only sampler HS1 in germany) was the first reasonable 16bit sampler. some additive synthesis on board, quite nice.. and cheap those days.. the cheapst samplers - more toys were the SK keyboards (sk1, sk7) more..



Korg DSS1, DSM1 synthesizer
Korg DSS1, DSM1 Sampler
built 1986 / 8x polyphonic
an analog Synthesizer but instead of OSCs with Samples, your Samples! plus digital delay. more..

Roland S10, S220, MKS100 synthesizer
Roland S10, S220, MKS100 Sampler
built 1986 / 8x polyphonic
Rolands small "low end" Samplers and it's racks more..

Roland SP505, SP606 synthesizer
Roland SP505, SP606 Sampler
built 2002 / 8x polyphonic
+ simple sequencer
a loop tool with FX, the smaller machines (202+303) are more lofi, the newest (404) is more extended fo longer loops, SP606 is a real loop specialist.. the real weak point is the sequencer which is really simple real time one that allows 4 tracks and is no way something like the TR stuff..so the stage performer will play the loops by hand.. no more, no less.. btw: Boss is "equal" to Roland.. the smaller SPs are Boss Products.. more..

Roland SP202, SP303 synthesizer
Roland SP202, SP303 Sampler
built 1999 / 8x polyphonic
+ simple sequencer
the smaller SP series were made for DJin loop tool with FX and filters, the smaller machines (202+303) are more lofi, the newer one (sp404) is more extended fo longer loops, SP606 is a real loop specialist.. the real weak point is the sequencer which is really simple real time one that allows 4 tracks and is no way something like the TR stuff..so the stage performer will play the loops by hand.. no more, no less.. btw: Boss is "equal" to Roland.. the smaller SPs are Boss Products.. more..

Sequential Circuits Prophet2000, Prophet2002 synthesizer
Sequential Circuits Prophet 2000, Prophet 2002 Sampler
built 1985 / 8x polyphonic
+ simple sequencer
at that time a good sampler, a flexible one because it HAD filters, and.. they are analog. more..

Sequential Circuits Prophet3000 synthesizer
Sequential Circuits Prophet 3000 Sampler
built 1987 / 8x polyphonic
last Sequential Product, very new at that time with removable control unit/display more..

Sequential Circuits Studio440 synthesizer
Sequential Circuits Studio 440 Sampler
built 1986 / 8x polyphonic
+ real time sequencer
this thing was really Hi-End and expensive, you can sample your own stuff into 512KB of ram.. 12 Bit Sampler, kind of early groovebox allows to arrange and make a complete song on it more..

Roland SP404 synthesizer
Roland SP404 Sampler
built 2005 / 12x polyphonic
+ simple sequencer
a loop tool with FX, the smaller machines (202+303) are more lofi, the newest (404) is more extended fo longer loops, SP606 is a real loop specialist.. the real weak point is the sequencer which is really simple real time one that allows 4 tracks and is no way something like the TR stuff..so the stage performer will play the loops by hand.. no more, no less.. btw: Boss is "equal" to Roland.. the smaller SPs are Boss Products.. more..

Roland SP555 synthesizer
Roland SP555 Sampler
built 2008 / 12x polyphonic
+ simple sequencer
Bigger Brother of the SP404 (not really the SP505's successor) with 128 Samples. Has a D-Beam controller. more..

Roland SP404SX synthesizer
Roland SP404SX Sampler
built 2009 / 12x polyphonic
+ simple sequencer
like the SP404 but with 8 more Banks, so it's 120 instead of just 24 Pads/Samples. 32GB of data can be saved to card (instead of 2GB. more..

Korg Microsampler synthesizer
Korg Microsampler Sampler
built 2009 / 14x polyphonic
+ real time sequencer
a real simple sampler with sequencer that is designed to work as a real time sampler, looper and beatboxing helper with a simple real time sequencer. more..

Akai MPC60 synthesizer
Akai MPC60 Sampler
built 1987 / 16x polyphonic
+ real time sequencer
sample machine with 40kHz sample rate at 12bit. the MPC (music production center) was invented by Roger Linn (THEE Roger Linn) more..

Akai MPC3000 synthesizer
Akai MPC3000 Sampler
built 1994 / 16x polyphonic
+ real time sequencer
after the MPC60 this was the one that may define the term "groovebox", sample based workstation for beats and club sound. not the perfect live performance but works.. more..

Akai MPC2500 synthesizer
Akai MPC2500 Sampler
built 2006 / 16x polyphonic
+ real time sequencer
bigger version of the MPC1000 for more sound design (LFOs and ENVs..) with 4 external Midi ports. more..

Akai S1000, S1100 synthesizer
Akai S1000, S1100 Sampler
built 1988 / 16x polyphonic
Akais most successful time began with the S1000/S1100, a weak 12dB filter was the only feature along with timestretching, unfortunately the S1000 became standard (for no reason!) for a long time of the 90ies.. warning: also playback only versions were available. S1100 with FX section. more..

Akai S1000KB synthesizer
Akai S1000KB Sampler
built 1988 / 16x polyphonic
the very rare and HUGE keyboard version of the S1000 - Akais most successful time began with the S1000/S1100, a weak 12dB filter was the only feature along with timestretching, unfortunately the S1000 became standard (for no reason!) for a long time of the 90ies.. warning: also playback only versions were available. S1100 with FX section. more..

Beatkangz BeatThang synthesizer
Beatkangz Beat Thang Sampler
built 2010 / 16x polyphonic
+ real time sequencer
this machine came from Hiphop people with funny approach when it was released. they wanted a newer more modern MPC with more memory and USB/SD Cards. it started off at 1k and went down to about 650 in early 2013. more..

Casio RZ1 synthesizer
Casio RZ1 Sampler
built 1987 / 16x polyphonic
+ real time sequencer
Casios cheap drum machine with 4 free sample sounds.. a bit muffled sounding.. more..

Dynacord AddOne, ADS synthesizer
Dynacord Add One , ADS Sampler
built 1987 / 16x polyphonic
quite beloved by drummers at its time, but nevertheless there was a keyboard version of the ADS, too more..

Dynacord AddTwo synthesizer
Dynacord Add Two Sampler
built 1987 / 16x polyphonic
quite beloved by drummers at its time, but nevertheless there was a keyboard version of the ADS, too, lots of mod sources. more..



Emu Emulator3, EmulatorIII, eIII synthesizer
Emu Emulator 3, Emulator III, e III Hybrid Sampler
built 1987 / 16x polyphonic
+ workstation sequencer
big upgrade to 16bit at that time for the well knows EIII , also rack versions and play only versions were made.. added transform multiplication, an offline morphing tool (2 samples). Depeche Mode made it famous, again.. more..

Emu Emax2, EmaxII synthesizer
Emu Emax 2, Emax II Digital Sampler
built 1988 / 16x polyphonic
+ workstation sequencer
Emax successor with more ram (quite expansive to upgrade it to 8MB, btw.. normal EmaxII had 512KB to 2MB.. new on the Emax II and very adorable: the transform multiplication to mix/morph 2 samples to one (offline of course) more..

Roland S50, S550 synthesizer
Roland S50, S550 Sampler
built 1986 / 16x polyphonic
Rolands first "big" Samplers and it's rack variants with Monitor and integrated edit-Software. more..

Roland S330 synthesizer
Roland S330 Sampler
built 1986 / 16x polyphonic
Rolands first "big" Samplers and it's rack variants with Monitor and integrated edit-Software. more..

Yamaha TX16W synthesizer
Yamaha TX16W Sampler
built 1988 / 16x polyphonic
Yamahas first sampler, 12bit and stereo! 3rd party os needed for really USING it ;) more..

Ensoniq EPS synthesizer
Ensoniq EPS Sampler
built 1988 / 20x polyphonic
+ advanced sequencer
the predecessor of the EPS 16+ has no FX processor but has 13bit with 56khz sample rate, so it's quality was quite good, it has nice performance buttons to swtich sample layers easily.. (and btw my first more complex sampler..) more..

Korg ElectribeSampler2S, 2S, Sampler2S, s2 synthesizer
Korg Electribe Sampler 2S, 2S, Sampler 2S, s 2 Sampler
built 2015 / 24x polyphonic
+ TR sequencer
the 3rd sample based Electribe after S and ESX, access and writing patterns while playing (!). Not to confuse with the grey Electribe 2 with identical sequencer but with more filter types (korg, moog, SCI..) and with more synth features http://www.sequencer.de/syns/korg/Electribe2.html . 4x polyphonic per track compared to monophonic and full dynamics compared to accent or no accent is now possible. sample length is almost the same - 270 secs which are 48kHz and not only for this reason of higher quality. slicer/looper or melodic polyphonic track for MIDI/and sampled sound can be used on each of the 16 tracks which is a lot more freedom compared to the previous machine, but there's just 64 steps instead of 128. more..

Kurzweil K2000 synthesizer
Kurzweil K2000 Sampler
built 1991 / 24x polyphonic
+ workstation sequencer
VAST architecture was the name of the dynamic system that offered several "algorithms" with filter and osc structure with ROM sounds and samples of your own, so it was very flexible more..

Roland S750, S770, S760 synthesizer
Roland S750, S770, S760 Sampler
built 1991 / 24x polyphonic
Sampler (S series), the S750 had a nice digital filters, also TV-Monitor could be used for edits by internal edit software.. S760 was only 1 rack units high. more..

Roland SP700 synthesizer
Roland SP700 Sampler
built 1991 / 24x polyphonic
identical to the S750 and S770 but without audio inputs (to be used as additional unit) more..

Ensoniq ASR10, EPS16+ synthesizer
Ensoniq ASR10, EPS16+ Sampler
built 1992 / 31x polyphonic
+ advanced sequencer
the basic fundamental structure of the ASR is like the EPS/ASR samplers and TS, SD and VFX synthesizers. it has also the transwave function as basic concept, which sounds close to wavetable synthesis (short scan through a micro-sample), the filters have no resonance but it has an excellent FX processor. EPS16+: mono samples / 2MB max optional flash rom, ASR: stereo / 16MB max. more..

Ensoniq AsrX synthesizer
Ensoniq Asr X Sampler
built 1997 / 31x polyphonic
+ advanced sequencer
very much like a downsized ASR10 with somewhat reduced architecture when made on the ASR-X, because you can only assign to the Pads instead of the full keyboard. the Prosoniq and Waveboy Effects will not work because it has a different FX-Chip (shich isn't bad but different) but has resonant filters instead. fully compatible to ASR10 patches/sounds and will even load full instruments, so maybe a nice addition to an ASR, then? more..

Akai MPC2000, MPC2000XL synthesizer
Akai MPC2000, MPC2000XL Sampler
built 1996 / 32x polyphonic
+ real time sequencer
after the MPC60 this was the one that may define the term "groovebox", sample based workstation for beats and club sound. not the perfect live performance but works.. more..

Akai MPC1000, MPC1000BK synthesizer
Akai MPC1000, MPC1000BK Sampler
built 2004 / 32x polyphonic
+ real time sequencer
successor of the MPC2000XL, first without Delay (but now part of the update..) , has USB to exchange sounds to the computer (and back), BK Version with HD. more..

Akai S2800, S3000, S3200 synthesizer
Akai S2800, S3000, S3200 Sampler
built 1992 / 32x polyphonic
Akais most successful time began with the S1000/S1100-successor, a weak 12dB filter was the only feature along with timestretching, later the 2800 and 3000 series addes 2 LFOs and ENVs with modmatrix at 64 voices, the later top models S5000 and S6000 added even more voices (128) but also some OS problems.. unfortunately the S1000 became standard (for no reason!) for a long time of the 90ies.. warning: also playback only versions were available. more..

Akai S2000 synthesizer
Akai S2000 Sampler
built 1995 / 32x polyphonic
Akais cheapo version of the S3000 series feat. a weak 12dB filter the 2000, 2800 and 3000 series added a modmatrix with 2 LFOs (like the S2000) and ENVs at 32 (64 voices on S2800/3000), the later top models S5000 and S6000 added even more voices (128) but also some OS problems.. unfortunately the S1000 became standard (for no reason) for a long time of the 90ies.. much later: pure playback for entry level of it's time: S2000 which also had 2 ENVS and LFO but no matrix. reads S1000 as well. more..

Akai MPC500 synthesizer
Akai MPC500 Sampler
built 2006 / 32x polyphonic
+ real time sequencer
nice cute mini MPC the size of about 2 CDs.. more..

Akai S3000XL, S3200XL, CD3000XL synthesizer
Akai S3000XL, S3200XL, CD3000XL Sampler
built 1996 / 32x polyphonic
Like the S2800 / S3000 / S32000 series but with all optional expansions (outputs and stuff) CD Version: Like the others but this CD ROM drive, sort of Preset Machine optimized. more..

Emu ESI32 synthesizer
Emu ESI32 Digital Sampler
built 1995 / 32x polyphonic
little Brother of the Emulator 3, but digital.. more..

Yamaha TenoriOn synthesizer
Yamaha Tenori On Sampler
built 2005 / 32x polyphonic
+ TR sequencer
this is more a specialised sequencer than a "groovebox", it allows step programming in several ways. Tenori-On means "sound on your Palm/PDA" in Japanese. Only available in the UK atm. Was designed by Toshio Iwai (also made the game Elektroplankton and lots of interative art) and shown in 2005 but first sold in (late) autumn 2007 more..



Manikin Memotron synthesizer
Manikin Memotron Sampler
built 2006 / 35x polyphonic
Full polyphonic sample based instruments models a melotron. Technically it is a Rompler / Sampler. more..

Mellotron Mellotron, M400 synthesizer
Mellotron Mellotron , M400 Sampler
built 1962 / 35x polyphonic
well, a real circuit bending victim - it's very lofi - so it got famous in the late 2005.. more..

Mellotron Mellotron, M4000D synthesizer
Mellotron Mellotron , M4000D Sampler
built 2010 / 35x polyphonic
a remake by the holder of the Mellotron name based on digital technology more..

Korg ElectribeSX1, ESX1 synthesizer
Korg Electribe SX1, ESX1 Sampler
built 2003 / 40x polyphonic
+ TR sequencer
the sample based Electribe of the newer Generation, access and writing patterns while playing (!) , slice part and 2 tempo adaption tracks (called stretch) yes, you can control external synths (2 melodic ones with 2 MIDI Channels and the rest is one MIDI Channel and one Note per Drum Pad) more..

Kurzweil K2500, K2600 synthesizer
Kurzweil K2500, K2600 Sampler
built 1996 / 48x polyphonic
+ workstation sequencer
like a double K2000 , more FX and more sliders along with ribbon controller. VAST architecture was the name of the dynamic system that offered several "algorithms" with filter and osc structure with ROM sounds and samples of your own, so it was very flexible. K2600 with complex effect processor (4 busses) differences K2500-K2600: K2500: ROM 8MB-28MB K2600: ROM 12MB-44MB, made in 1999 and later more..

Kurzweil K2661 synthesizer
Kurzweil K2661 Sampler
built 2004 / 48x polyphonic
+ workstation sequencer
very late reincarnation of the K Series / VAST (or V.a.s.t.) synthesis based Synthesizer, like a double K2000, but more ROM (32MB) more FX and more sliders along with ribbon controller. VAST architecture was the name of the dynamic system that offered several "algorithms" with filter and osc structure with ROM sounds and samples of your own, so it was very flexible. K2600 with complex effect processor (4 busses) more..

Akai MPC4000 synthesizer
Akai MPC4000 Sampler
built 2004 / 64x polyphonic
+ real time sequencer
the biggest one, this is a computer replacement, in fact it is a specialized computer, very complex with built in "cubase"-like sequencer, incl mouse connector. more..

Akai Z4, Z8 synthesizer
Akai Z4, Z8 Sampler
built 2002 / 64x polyphonic
Akais very last real Samplers, everything after them was software or part of a synth/workstation that is also able to play samples. so the historical year is 2005: the last sampler with USB, 96Khz and 512MB Ram max (Z8). more..

Akai S5000, S6000 synthesizer
Akai S5000, S6000 Sampler
built 1998 / 64x polyphonic
Akais 3rd generation sampler series - began with the S1000, a weak 12dB filter was the only feature along with timestretching, later the 2800 and 3000 series addes 2 LFOs and ENVs with modmatrix at 64 voices, the top models S5000 and S6000 added even more voices (128 with expansion) but also some OS problems.. unfortunately the S1000 became standard (for no reason!) for a long time of the 90ies.. more..

Akai MPC5000 synthesizer
Akai MPC5000 Sampler
built 2008 / 64x polyphonic
+ real time sequencer
here's the second computer replacement workstation after the mpc4000, the new one has a full 3 OSC VA-Synth on board which is not bad sounding to my ears. LFOs: Sampler: 1x LFO, VA-Synth: 2x LFO. ADSR: 1x Filter + 1x Amp. more..

Emu e6400, e64, e5000 synthesizer
Emu e 6400, e 64, e 5000 Digital Sampler
built 2000 / 64x polyphonic
+ simple sequencer
Sampler with z-plane Filters and complex modmatrix, 2 LFOs (a lot for a sampler) predecessors of the later models with 21 filters, still complex with about 21 filter modes with 1-6poles.. more..

Emu ESI4000, ESI2000 synthesizer
Emu ESI4000, ESI2000 Digital Sampler
built 2000 / 64x polyphonic
+ simple sequencer
like E64 series but in the ESI rack, no graphics display.. more..

Roland MC909 synthesizer
Roland MC909 Sampler
built 2000 / 64x polyphonic
+ TR sequencer
ok, this is the successor of the mc505 but more true is: it is a JV-Synth plus a Sampler with a cool sequencer, dbeams and velocity sensitive pads.. cool, but it still has problems to record in realtime without stopping the engine.. more..

Roland MV8000, MV8800 synthesizer
Roland MV8000, MV8800 Sampler
built 2004 / 64x polyphonic
+ arranger sequencer
the big workstation like the big MPC4000 and MPC5000 with built in software (monitor can be connected) that reminds of an early Cubase. more..

Yamaha A3000, A4000 synthesizer
Yamaha A3000, A4000 Sampler
built 1997 / 64x polyphonic
+ simple sequencer
Yamahas Sampler Series that had a lot of nice things like FX, filters and SCSI, only weak point heere: slow loading from SCSI..A5000: 126 Voices/128MB A3000/A4000 has 3 ind. FX, A5000 got 6. Very simple Sequencer in the A4000 and A5000 for quick & immediate (and dirty?) ideas. more..

Yamaha SU700 synthesizer
Yamaha SU700 Sampler
built 1999 / 64x polyphonic
+ real time sequencer
the SU700 is what is more based on loops than using samples in traditional way like the SU series in general it is made to change tempo of the beats as you change it in realtime.. dynamic pads: 10 and some endless encoders, too. the smaller SU10 and SU200 are much smaller and more like phrase samplers.. (6 and 4 voices) more..

Yamaha MU100R, MU90R synthesizer
Yamaha MU100R, MU90R Sampler
built 1997 / 65x polyphonic
Rompler with internal VL70m. Yamaha had that "Plug-In" system that alloed them to integrate DX7, VL1 or AN1 in some modules. The MU90R is the same but without VL part. It's of course 64voices the one more is the VL which simulated real instruments like sax etc. more..

Native Instruments Maschine synthesizer
Native Instruments Maschine Sampler
built 2009 / 99x polyphonic
+ groovebox sequencer
Maschine is the first Hardware-Controller Box which really reminds of using a real Groove Box, but you need to run the Software on the Mac/PC and have the Controller connected to the Computer via USB, the first key product which is slightly mashing up the SynthDB structure ;) more..

Yamaha A5000 synthesizer
Yamaha A5000 Sampler
built 1999 / 126x polyphonic
+ simple sequencer
Yamahas Sampler Series that had a lot of nice things like FX, filters and SCSI, only weak point heere: slow loading from SCSI..A5000: 126 Voices/128MB A3000/A4000 got 3 FX, A5000 got 6. A5000 and A6000 got a simple notepad sequencer for quick ideas. more..

Emu EmulatorIV, Emulator4, EmulatorFour synthesizer
Emu Emulator IV, Emulator 4, Emulator Four Digital Sampler
built 2000 / 128x polyphonic
+ simple sequencer
Sampler with z-plane Filters and complex modmatrix, 2 LFOs (a lot for a sampler) predecessors of the later models with 17 filters, still complex with about 21 filter modes with 1-6poles.. 32 midi channels (midi port optional) There was another newer verion in 2004: The E-mu Emulator E IV ultra / Ultra XT versions of the EIV add the beat munger function and a HD / FX board. more..



Emu Esynth synthesizer
Emu Esynth Digital Sampler
built 2000 / 128x polyphonic
+ simple sequencer
Sampler with z-plane Filters and complex modmatrix, 2 LFOs (a lot for a sampler) predecessors of the later models with 17 filters, still complex with about 17 filter modes with 6poles. Synth/Rompler + Sampler in one. more..

Emu E4K, EIVk, E4Keyboard synthesizer
Emu E4K, EIVk , E4Keyboard Digital Sampler
built 2000 / 128x polyphonic
+ simple sequencer
Sampler with z-plane Filters and complex modmatrix, 2 LFOs (a lot for a sampler) predecessors of the later models with 17 filters, still complex with about 17 filter modes with 6poles. more..

Emu Emulator4XtUltra, E4XtUltra synthesizer
Emu Emulator 4Xt Ultra , E4Xt Ultra Digital Sampler
built 2004 / 128x polyphonic
+ simple sequencer
The E-mu Emulator E IV ultra / Ultra XT versions of the EIV add the beat munger function and a HD / FX board to the older Emulator IV Series. Sampler with z-plane Filters and complex modmatrix, 2 LFOs (a lot for a sampler) predecessors of the later models with 17 filters, still complex with about 17 filter modes with 6poles.. 32 midi channels (midi port optional) more..

Roland MC808 synthesizer
Roland MC808 Sampler
built 2006 / 128x polyphonic
+ TR sequencer
a smaller mc909 but without JV controls but still with recycle kind of sampling engine a Sampler with a cool sequencer, d-beams and velocity sensitive pads.. cool, but it still has problems to record in realtime without stopping the engine.. big sample area: 512 MB. nice studio tool. You should use the editor for editing the synthesizer section (jv1080), which shares the voices with the sampling section. more..

Korg Krome synthesizer
Korg Krome Sampler
built 2012 / 200x polyphonic
+ algorithmic arranger sequencer
this is basically the sample/rompler part of the Kronos / Oasys. it's exactly the HD Engine on the Kronos series. more..

Yamaha RS7000 synthesizer
Yamaha RS7000 Sampler
built 2001 / 320x polyphonic
+ TR sequencer
since V1.2 software the RS7000 allows full chase light sequencing while running, also multimode filters, 64 voices rompler, 256 voices sampler (reminds of A series samplers) + FX more..


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