Lots of buzz going around about this thing, not all of it good. Wondering if anybody has bit the very luxe bullet on one of these or tried one out.
I haven’t seen the actual sampling workflow. I like everything else I have seen about it minus the price.
It is pretty expensive, but then again, so is the Octatrack (and the OP-1).
The sample Play back is 32 secs Max.
I too would like a stand alone that’s not as complex as a octatrack but not as limited as an electribe.
Love the look of mpc touch but don’t want to go - tied to OS upgrades and therefore forced to upgrade hardware. By which I mean you could keep the same os on your laptop so the controller does not become legacy, but the likelihood is an os upgrade would be needed to keep all your software needs running.
I like the way there are so many mpcs still around regardless. This is what I’d want from a sampler. I understand the argument of cost from the manufacturer point of view of removing the computer cost but elektron did it and now to a certain extent pioneer.
Interestingly pioneer did say that this is the first product of a few planned in this category.
Anyway fingers crossed something of note drops later from Roland for 09/09 day
The Octatrack is probably the sampler I’m going to go with in the end, it seems to do the things I like to hear, even if it is complicated.
@<a href=“https://www.operator-1.com/index.php?p=/profile/1886/Jellygeist” class=“Username” style=“margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-weight: bold; font-size: 15px; font-family: “lucida grande”, “Lucida Sans Unicode”, tahoma, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; text-decoration: none; color: rgb(66, 157, 168); line-height: 22.1px; background-color: rgb(252, 252, 255);”>Jellygeist<span style=“color: rgb(37, 38, 30); font-family: “lucida grande”, “Lucida Sans Unicode”, tahoma, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 22.1px; background-color: rgb(252, 252, 255);”> if you wish to go for an OT (good move IMO) I suggest you read the manual right now
@jellygeist - not to be an enabler, but I really think it’s the best solution for someone not looking to multi-sample (get a bigass EMU) or do the MPC (get an MPC).
Of course - it’s 909 day, but it doesn’t look good for a Roland sampler.
The Octa is great for someone looking to do some chopping, sample mangling, perhaps some backing tracks, creative live sampling/resampling, etc. And that’s just from my perspective, talking as a person who doesn’t even need the MIDI sequencerside of things.
Edit: I do realize that the Toraiz might mature and turn out to be a great standalone solution, but it seems like A LOT has been left for the upcoming firmware updates to fulfill. Don’t like that.
Thanks for the advice, friends! The Octa purchase is a ways off yet but I have the manual and am reading it in my downtime. Gotta get better at using the tools I have before adding another one anyways, I am just terrible but improving.
I do realize that the Toraiz might mature and turn out to be a great standalone solution, but it seems like A LOT has been left for the upcoming firmware updates to fulfill. Don't like that.
That could be worse than waiting for op-1 firmware updates
Hang back folks! I’ve been dreaming for this one but as I’m a lowly Tesco the price was a big ask. Thankfully some poor stateside sod has taken the bullet instead and posted what seems a very clear review of the machine on amazon.com. Gonna go for the wee Roland drum and the mpc touch instead.
@jim mpc touch2 is due at some point this year. Was announced at NAMM earlier in the year. It will be a paid upgrade from the current. Just a head’s up
Edit: new phone …sorry
Edit: double post
Seems to be a pretty barebones device, though might be good for the DJs it’s aimed at if they don’t really care about sampling all that much.
Cheers H! Gonna have to catch that vid again cause I’m sure Dan said about V2.0, but not much else (or the ren2 is on his desk…which I imagine is a broom cupboard in AKAI’S basement)