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I just saw a gig and the band were using one of these , they are THE BIZ for bass and i dont say this lightly , its an oversized stompbox with sort of big keys stickin out and you step on them to play , the filter is the same as the minimoogs too. i really really need one of these ! i just hope big briar or someone reissues them . If anyone sees one for sale jump on it!! (apparently the mark II is Not worth getting though).
used these for a while 25 years ago..i don't see their function in dub, though they are ok for pedal tones, etc. These days, for the collector pimp price of a set of "vintage" moog pedals, if you want to play something with your feet you'd be better off with a midi foot pedal board with a sampler hooked up to it. <BR> <BR>But I always found that playing a keyboard synth bass...a mini, an sh 101 or their current versions, the novation line....was/is a lot easier than dancing around on pedals while trying to play bass guitar. <BR> <BR>jp
Hi my name is Jed Stone. I am in england, but have a question. I recently read about using a Yamaha sampler to get the taurus sound. I have a set of Elka midi pedals (rare)and I am in reach of the forementioned sampler. Can anybody confirm it's the correct product. Contact <A HREF="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com</A>
Jed - there is, I think, nothing about the Yamaha samplers (now discontinued) that will allow you to get a better Taurus sound than by using any other suitable hardware sampler. <BR>Apparently the Yamaha samplers had very good effects and sound manipluation facilties, but the load and save times were extremely high, the figures I read would make me steer well clear of them. They are also physically very large. <BR>If you want a hardware sampler simply so you can simulate a Taurus pedal on stage I would suggest looking for something like a EMU esi 2000 / 32 or old Akai which you can pick up for quite cheap now (although you have to consider storage). <BR>The only dedicated harware samplers still being made are the Akai Z samplers. <BR> <BR>Of course a 'good' Taurus sound is going to depend what Taurus samples you can find to put into the sampler. <BR> <BR>If you got a laptop you could run Spectrasonics Trilogy on that which has a selection of Taurus sounds.
correction: There are also phrase samplers still being made, but they're not designed for the job in question. <BR> <BR>And if you had a laptop you could also run one of the many software samplers (or suitable software synths on it).
Neil, I am not 100% sure... but it looks like Akai's Z(s) gonna go as well, if not gone already. <BR>I see them being discontinued in most music equipment stores. <BR>I really think that hardware samplers' (as dedicated unit) time is up <IMG SRC="http://www.interruptor.ch/cgi-bin/discu ... rt/sad.gif" ALT=":(">. I think samplers still will be as part of some sample-based/hybrid synth workstations, some groove production machines and some dj-gear (like mixers or phrase-samplers boxes). <BR>well, we'll see... <BR> <BR>but, if anybody wants a sampler and sees one available - get it now...before they are gone. Then e-bay will be the only store for them <IMG SRC="http://www.interruptor.ch/cgi-bin/discu ... /happy.gif" ALT=":)"> <BR> <BR>/respects, <BR>/Mike Zee aka Dr ZEE <BR><A HREF="http://www.mzentertainment.com/dub_lab.htm" TARGET="_blank">ZEE DUB LAB</A>