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SP-16 sounds amazing!

SP-16 sounds amazing!
« on: April 15, 2017, 08:54:39 PM »
I just wanted to say, I am loving this machine.  I know there is a lot of sentiment out there along the lines of the Prophet filters being gimmicky and about Pioneer cashing in on a famous name, but I don't think that at all.  I'm not into the big, overdone EDM filter sweeps that this addition may have been intended for, but crank the drive up about halfway or so and you'll be amazed at the difference it makes to the sound of the master output of this machine.  I'd put this right up there with the Rytm and the Spectralis as one of the best sounding modern samplers money can buy.  It'll be even more useful if we can get an LFO and envelope routed to the DSI filter.  Really hoping they add more synthesis capabilities with this machine.  With this and my Tempest, I can get lost for hours.

What I guess I'm trying to say, great job DSI, for getting involved in this project with Pioneer.  A lot of snarky comments have been made about it online, but your contribution to this sampler is huge.  It's getting more capable with each update but I think the sound of it is what makes this machine a future classic.

Re: SP-16 sounds amazing!
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2017, 10:35:43 PM »
I'd actually love to see them partner up to do a modern Emulator. A keyboard based sampler with analog filters. Basically take the same kind of idea of the Korg Microsampler, make it larger, add a sequencer on board and some DSI filters and boom! Good to go.

Re: SP-16 sounds amazing!
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2017, 05:08:28 PM »
I'd actually love to see them partner up to do a modern Emulator. A keyboard based sampler with analog filters. Basically take the same kind of idea of the Korg Microsampler, make it larger, add a sequencer on board and some DSI filters and boom! Good to go.

I would be all over that!  I've always wanted something like the four tone rompler engine from the Roland MC or Fantom machines, but with analog filters.  I would pay a lot for something like that with a 37 key bed with a nice, knobby interface.

Re: SP-16 sounds amazing!
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2017, 10:08:01 PM »
I'd actually love to see them partner up to do a modern Emulator. A keyboard based sampler with analog filters. Basically take the same kind of idea of the Korg Microsampler, make it larger, add a sequencer on board and some DSI filters and boom! Good to go.

I would be all over that!  I've always wanted something like the four tone rompler engine from the Roland MC or Fantom machines, but with analog filters.  I would pay a lot for something like that with a 37 key bed with a nice, knobby interface.

Me too!

I'd like to have Ensoniq like sampling where you hold down a key and the sample is assigned to it.
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Re: SP-16 sounds amazing!
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2017, 05:15:42 AM »
I'd actually love to see them partner up to do a modern Emulator. A keyboard based sampler with analog filters. Basically take the same kind of idea of the Korg Microsampler, make it larger, add a sequencer on board and some DSI filters and boom! Good to go.

I would be all over that!  I've always wanted something like the four tone rompler engine from the Roland MC or Fantom machines, but with analog filters.  I would pay a lot for something like that with a 37 key bed with a nice, knobby interface.

I'd bump it to 4 or 5 octaves just so you could accommodate multiple splits.

Re: SP-16 sounds amazing!
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2017, 03:25:06 AM »
Surely someone is working on this given how much old Emulators are going for these days?

Re: SP-16 sounds amazing!
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2017, 10:21:45 AM »
Surely someone is working on this given how much old Emulators are going for these days?

We can only hope.