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    Need Help Choosing a sampler

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    How's the EMU E5000 Ultra??? I need a fairly good one but still, only for home studio use.... how does it rank with the other samplers out there right now???

    Does anybody have any words to say about this??? MANO?? hehe......sorry to pry.....but I'd really like to know how it fairs with the others in its class.
    Ryan

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    I called EMU in regards to that family of sampler and they told me it was lousy for hip hop(you cant audition samples at different pitches at the same time,which is how i make alot of my beats)I think this sampler is designed primarily for use with sampling cds as opposed to bangin out choppy hip hop samples.I didnt do much research past that,and i dont know what your intended use for it is,but i know it aint right for me.If I got anty sampler/workstation right now it would be an mpc4000.It doesn't look like it's gonna date any time soon.If u did want an emu rackmount sampler there was some at www.zzounds.com/a--2676837 remember for quite a discount......peep this though.....they have one "not factory sealed" for $879 on the EMU page.....but if you type emue5000 into the search on the screen you find one there....factory sealed for $899....I would buy the new one for only $20 more.....wouldn't you?......

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    http://www.zzounds.com/a--2676837/lo...=1420464511953 "not factory sealed"

    http://www.zzounds.com/a--2676837/ca...464511953&r=42 factory sealed


    what's even funnier is when i was looking at them a couple of months ago,the unsealed one was $999,and the sealed one was $899...........
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    Hey, thanks man.......I'm using it for drum & bass on a limited budget......do you think this'll do for me man??? You said it wasn't right for you because you do hip hop and need to audition in a bunch of different pitches.......will this affect me greatly?
    Ryan

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    if you look on the dogsonacid forum (www.dogsonacid.com) on the grid (the dnb production forum) and search for emu you'll find many many threads relating to it, because the emu e-series samplers come very very highly recommended from many dnb producers (partly due to the sound-mangling z-plane filters). i'd fackin love an e-5000.......oh well i'll have to make do with the esi-2000......sigh

    your other choices would be the Akai MPC4000 (sampler, sequencer, drum pads...mmmmmmmmm) or the new Z4 or Z8 which both also look scrumptious.

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    If you're not worried about having 24 bit sound,I'd check out the s6000,s5000......They were pretty full featured for a year or 2 until everyone went bit-crazy.The s6000 even had a pull-off front panel so you can chop up samples in your lap while watching "friends"You could probably find one for cheap.

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    if you're going after loops,i'd peep the roland vp9000 it looks sick as hell....warning.... roland gear is iffy,some is good and easy,some is designed by sheep.It has a whole bunch of time stretchin goodies in it.If you want you can buy me one too,thanks in advance,
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    i'd only go for a VP9000 as a second sampler due to it's specialist nature and 6-note polyphony. they're only about 500 now tho if you look around...
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    That's true too.I actualy posted that somewhere on here too,I want one,but I can't find one to try anywhere,and I wouldnt buy anything by roland w/o trying it first....

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    Yeah, I've heard some bad things about Roland gear in the past.......with the exceptions of some of their synths. (ie, jp8000 and such)...

    I actually did look into all those samplers you guys were talking about and I wasn't really interested in the price tag associated with AKAI products.....in additon, I looked at the yamaha samplers but this EMU thing came along and I thought I'd buy it.......which I did.....

    anyways, I'm also looking into a used PC.....would a P3, 1.0 ghZ suit my needs??? RAM isn't a problem as I can probably invest in about 256 additional later on......but will the processor suffice???
    Ryan

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