How are people liking the Model: Samples?


#43

There’s some comparison here: Model:Samples compression? (Digitakt sound comparison)

But it’s based on the old firmware. Seemingly there was a bug where distortion was always applied, but it was fixed in V 1.02. It also fixed a bug where samples were played with with an inverted phase through the analog outputs

I think the latest findings with latest firmware are that there’s no difference in the sample engine or output.


#44

why?


#45

:slight_smile:


#46

Thanks for this, for some reason I missed that thread. A few other questions were answered too.


#47

Just for my personal taste, forgot to add imho.


#48

I’m liking it…loaded my samples and started creating in short time…can’t wait for that battery option!


#49

Still enjoying mine. My eight year old daughter loves it too. I gave her ten save slots, showed her some basics, and she had some interesting (if a bit rough) loops going while we were on vacation. If she keeps using it, I may give it to her and buy another one.


#50

my first groovebox in a long ass time after going modular. i’m liking it quite a bit, the rough sample editing its capable has been pretty interesting with the samples that aren’t really drums i’ve been putting in it.


#51

Hi i own many elektron devices and i just bought model samples last night. i did the update and was ready to go. however, when using model sample the fing thing keeps freezing up and i have to unplug it to get back to using it. i used this machine for 40 mins and it froze 3 times…i’m probably going to return it if this isn’t a fixable situation.


#52

I’ve yet to hear anything I enjoy from it based on all the demos/songs/jams I’ve heard and I swore I wouldn’t get one. But… the velocity sensitive pads are a big turn on, though I have a keyboard and don’t really travel to make music. That and the knob per function… If I ever get one secondhand it’s for those reasons alone, and it’d be exclusively for creating drum tracks to sample.

Down in the $300s used if you can find them, one on Reverb for $320 + shipping currently. If it gets any lower I think it’s a good deal and becomes too tempting.


#53

Lol, I just saw your new picture


#54

I’m thinking the same. I’m torn at the moment tho as I’m desperate to get the RD 808 and I’m hoping they’re available soon. Completely different beast to the M:S I know but I can’t weigh in for both right now even if the Samples is pre owned.

Patience is the name of the game I guess.


#55

I only purchase things new ironically but I almost always get them better than secondhand prices. Got my DN new for $560. I got an OB-6 module new for $1,800 and sold it. It really is about patience, just make due with what you have, keep your eyes open and strike while the price is hot :slight_smile: It’s hard to tell if when Elektron releases a new Model device, whether the price of Samples will rise or fall, it’s really dependent on what it does and how it compliments the Samples.

I subscribed to Splice Sounds just so I can get monthly samples and quench the GAS until I can get my setup killshots, the Empress Zoia and UDO Super 6.

Until then I’ll be snagging samples for the OB6 and any other instrument/genre I want for $14-$15/month (I forgot what I paid, but not expensive).


#56

5 posts were merged into an existing topic: Tom Oberheim & Dave Smith OB6


#57

can it receive program changes via midi?


#58

Yes.


#59

sweet! reckon this will work perfectly for my needs… thanks!