Samplers have already become a key element of recording studio equipment. Good examples of this are the Korg Volca and Roland SP-404, the use of digital samplers and shape them to achieve the desired track. DAWs also have samplers to regulate the playback tone of the keyboard.

Today samplers are used in practically all genres of electronics, not only in Hip-Hop as some people think. Also specific samplers for different music genres, remixes and mash-ups are more and more frequent in the market.

We have talked to Microfusa, the store specialized in musical instruments, DJ and professional sound, about the best samplers on the market. And pay attention because they are available in their online store, and at very competitive prices. Let’s see what they are.

Knowing more about the samplers

To begin with, you must be very clear about what a sampler is, although you may already know it very well. A sampler is an electronic musical instrument similar to a synthesizer, but it uses recordings made by the user himself instead of generating sounds, a sequencer or another device that produces music.

It is common for samplers to include filters, modulation and other processes similar to those of synthesizers, in order to modify the sound in different ways. Almost all samplers have polyphonic functions, being able to generate several notes at the same time. There are also many multitonal samplers, which allows them to generate different sounds simultaneously.

Some of the samplers recommended by Microfusa are

  • The Pioneer Dj DJS 1000: professional sampler intended mainly for DJs. Add the DJS-1000 to your DJ setup to intuitively create unique sounds and phrases prepared in advance, or on the fly. Use its intuitive DJ interface to sequence and loop your samples as you wish. With a 7-inch full-color touch screen, 16 multicolor step input keys, multicolor performance pads, a host of inputs and outputs, live sampling and other live features, with the DJS-1000 in the booth you’ll take your sets to the next level.
  • The Korg Volca Sample v2: a compact and powerful sample-based rhythmic unit that has captured the attention and creativity of countless performers around the world. The Volca Sample has a small, portable format that allows you to take it anywhere you want. It is an advanced rhythmic machine based on samples with a powerful engine, 8-voice polyphony, digital reverberation, a rich and powerful double filter.
  • The Roland Sp 404: improved version of the well known SP-404SX taking a new direction to join the AIRA family. It has all the features and functions of the SP-404SX such as 16Bit linear sampling, 29 DSP effects and 12 professional performance pads. It includes an SD card including a collection of sound libraries from the famous English label Loopmasters with nine exclusive premium sample banks complementing the TR-8.

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