• Reason 4 On Disk PC & Mac

    Reason 4 Full working disc With passcode For PC and Mac Excellent DAW Free postage Thanks
    Free postage
  • New listingAkai MPC 500 Sampler Drum Machine MPC500

    Classic MPC 500. I have upgraded to a 3k.
    Brand: Akai
    £8.95 postage
    or Best Offer
  • New listingAkai MPX 8 Mobile SD Sample Player

    Akai sample player. Owned from new but I have never had the chance to use it. SD card not included.
    Brand: Akai
    £6.00 postage
  • Casio SZ-1 MIDI Multi Track Sequencer Vintage - Boxed with Manual - V Good Order

    This is a very interesting and uncommon sequencer from Casio. It has lived in its box for most of its life and shows little signs of use or age. There's a bit of light scuffing to the back surface and a few marks on the faceplate.
    Brand: Casio
    or Best Offer
  • Akai S1000 Stereo Sampler - New Backlight, Supplied with OS 4.4 Disk

    Supplied with latest OS v4.4 disk. In excellent condition for its age, and has a new bright backlight. Standard memory and no SCSI.
    Collection in person
    10 watching
    Brand: Akai
  • Baby 8 step sequencer electronic project kit by Rakit

    £22.99 to £24.97
    Est. delivery dateEst. delivery Fri, Sep 22
    58 sold
  • Ensoniq Mirage DSK-8

    Brand: Ensoniq
    £30.00 postage

    REPLACEMENT BACKLIGHT KIT FOR AKAI SAMPLERS. No soldering is required to fit the replacement backlight. Full fitting instructions are supplied. MADE IN THE UK BY RETROILLUMINATION. The backlights are custom made for a precise and easy fit, and use the finest materials to replicate that original look.
    Click & Collect
    £2.79 postage
    Only 1 left!
  • Ensoniq Mirage & SQ80 - Replacement Floppy Disk Drive - modified FDD

    "REPLACEMENT FLOPPY DISK DRIVE". ALSO :- These drives are standard size and significantly less tall compared to the original drive so there will be a small gap. However I jhave included 6 spacers so you can install the drive at the top of the aperture, or remove some of them and have it directly in the middle of the gap, Personally I feel having the drive at the top looks much better.
    Brand: Ensoniq
    £3.99 postage
    10 watching
  • MPC 2000XL - Sampler, Music, Hip-Hop, beat machine, MIDI production center

    MIDI Production Center, AKAI Professional music sampler/sequencer. Good condition, everything working. Classic beat machine.
    Brand: Akai
    £3.40 postage
    or Best Offer
    15 watching
  • Roland SP-808 Groove Sampler

    Roland SP-808 'Groove Sampler' and digital sequencer. Barely used. Uses ZIP discs (I have a few unused ones which are included) Has been in the cupboard for about 10 years and was fully working when it was put away - I've plugged it in and fired it up and all looks normal!
    1 bid
    £15.00 postage
    Ending 29 Sep at 9:34PM BST8d 3hBrand: Roland
  • New listingEnsoniq ASR-10 sampler workstation keybord

    This is the classic ASR 10 keyboard sampler sequencer workstation with multi effects from the 1990s. As used by British indie bands like Pulp and my band Swallow /Busy Going Crazy this was the sampler that went into the trip hop era, and used by dance and hip hop artists.
    1 bidEnding 27 Sep at 7:40PM BST6d 1hCollection in person
  • New listingEnsoniq ASR-10 sampler workstation with flash drive rack mount version

    The effects you put the sound through is stunning. As used by British indie bands like Pulp and my band Swallow /Busy Going Crazy this was the sampler that went into the trip hop era, and used by dance and hip hop artists.
    1 bidEnding 27 Sep at 7:37PM BST6d 1hCollection in personBrand: Ensoniq

    Nice working condition, though i havn't any discs to try, but functions change on the press of a button.
    14 bids
    £15.00 postage
    Ending Sunday at 10:36PM BST3d 4hBrand: Akai
  • AKAI S2000 Sampler - 8 Outputs

    AKAI S2000 Digital Sampler with 8 Output board installed and 2 copies of the OS V 2.0 on floppy disk. The sampler has had light use in a non-smoking home studio everything is work as it should. Cosmetically the top of the unit has a few scratches and some residue from sticky tape in top right hand corner (see photos).
    6 bids
    £10.00 postage
    Ending Sunday at 2:06PM BST2d 20hBrand: Akai
  • Akai Professional S950 digital midi 12 bit sampler

    For sale. AKAI s950 midi sampler in working order see pictures.
    20 bids
    £15.00 postage
    Ending Sunday at 4:01PM BST2d 22hBrand: Akai
  • E-mu ESI-4000 Turbo with S/PDIF expansion

    For sale: E-mu ESI-4000 Turbo with /PDIF expansion. Don't f.
    Brand: E-MU
    £15.00 postage
  • EB-2M FX Board for Akai DPS-12

    Tested Working well
    Brand: Akai
    Free postage
    or Best Offer

    This is a great bit of kit and has been very carefully looked after. Some cosmetic marks, particularly underneath, but nothing really noticeable and most importantly it works brilliantly. Product information: Akai's S20 Stereo Phrase Sampler starts out looking like a table-top version of the lackluster S01.
    3 bids
    £14.99 postage
    Ending Sunday at 7:00PM BST3d 1hBrand: Akai
  • Roland S-760 Digital Sampler With SCSI I-Omega 100 Zip & Disks.

    I have for sale a Roland S-760 Digital Sampler with I-omega 100 zip. Included are 3 Zip disks with various analogue synth sounds on them & system software. 32mb memory & all cables. In perfect working order.
    Brand: Roland
    £15.00 postage
    or Best Offer
  • Korg SQ‑1 2 x 8 Analogue Step Sequencer

    Only used a couple of times. Great condition. Comes with the midi lead Box and manual in good condition too
    4 bids
    £5.00 postage
    Ending 26 Sep at 6:11PM BST5dBrand: Korg
  • Roland SP-404SX Linear Wave Sampler

    Used Roland SP-404SX. In perfect working condition, minor signs of use with minimal wear and tear.
    4 bids
    £10.00 postage
    Ending 25 Sep at 4:05PM BST3d 22hBrand: Roland
  • Korg Kaoss Pad 3 Dynamic Effect/Sampler - Instructions/PSU + 2 Gig SD card

    As seen in photos. Bought from new. Studio use only. In very good condition. Few minor scratches as per main photo. manual and 2 Gig SD memory card. Buy and enjoy!
    3 bids
    £12.00 postage
    Ending Saturday at 4:08PM BST1d 22hBrand: Korg
  • Yamaha rs7000

    Yamaha RS7000 in full working condition, amazing maschine!! Transport section has been refurbished and so feels like new, Includes flight case and all cables and memory card These are becoming extremely rare and collectable now
    4 bids
    £8.95 postage
    Ending Sunday at 11:46AM BST2d 17hBrand: Yamaha
  • E-mu Proteus Expansion Sound ROM Composer

    Hi for sale ..........hardly used.............E-mu Proteus Expansion Sound ROM Composer ....at the moment it's in my E-MU PX-7 Command Station....also for sale.....you can see it works from the image of the PX-7 Pattern Screen............
    Brand: E-MU
    £3.40 postage
    or Best Offer
  • AKAI MPC 500 Sampler Sequencer with 128 MB memory card and 12v power cable

    Good working order Comes with original box and user manual 128MB memory card Any questions feel free to message
    27 bids
    £8.00 postage
    Ending Today at 6:16PM BST27m 20sBrand: Akai
  • Roland Sp404Sx fully working with power adapter, memory card and original box

    Never failed me, hasn't been used the last couple of years. Also memory card included. The classic Roland sampler- newer SX version of the 404.
    5 bids
    £6.50 postage
    Ending 27 Sep at 9:15PM BST6d 3hBrand: Roland
  • Akai Professional S3000XL 16 Bit Digital Sampler + Original Box + Manual + Disks

    Good condition Sampler for the age! Screen is a little dim but backlight works. It comes in original box with manual and 4 Akai floppy disks with various bits and bobs on! It has 32MB of RAM (displays 16mwords). I'll also include 9 free other disks. I have no idea if they work or have sounds on but it saves binning them. Works like a dream and comes with a V2 OS floppy also. If you boot this without a disk in it does get stuck on "waiting for hard disk ready.. skip". There are tons of forum posts suggesting a SCSI fuse etc however whenever I booted this up I always left the V2 OS disk in and it boots fine. So it's not a problem for me. No refunds accepted.
    12 bids
    £20.00 postage
    Ending Saturday at 8:45PM BST2d 2hBrand: Akai
  • EMULATOR X, EMU 1820m, Sound card and sampling software, perfect condition

    I used this card and the software on a PC I intended for video production so I really didn't use the card to its fullest potential and I only played around with the sampler briefly as I have too many other samplers already.
    28 bids
    £8.00 postage
    Ending 25 Sep at 8:08PM BST4d 2hBrand: E-MU
  • Elektron Octatrack

    Incredible sampler. Makes sounds/music no other sampler and even Ableton can do. Comes with 16gb flash card, power pack, manual and Merlins guide (printed) which is a great guide to get the most out of the sampler. Works perfectly and I doubt these will ever loose there value.
    3 bids
    £20.00 postage
    Ending Sunday at 11:11AM BST2d 17hBrand: Elektron
  • Emu Systems e6400 Emulator Sampler Module 64 voice

    E-mu Systems e6400 sampler - low starting price. As used by 1990s Drum and Bass pioneers Photek, Source Direct etc. Typical E-mu punchy sound with a lot of presence. One careful owner. SCSI (Internal and External headers).
    8 bids
    £12.00 postage
    Ending Sunday at 8:15PM BST3d 2hBrand: E-MU
  • EMU ESI 4000 Turbo - 128mb RAM and USB Floppy Emulator

    Great condition Sampler, completely maxed out with RAM and has the Turbo Expansion with great FX.  I got it with a Floppy Drive installed but decided to get a USB Floppy Emulator (they didn't have a Black one at the time) that allows you to store samples on a USB stick, which an 8GB is included.  I set up around 40 "Blank" disks on the USB stick, so you're good to go. I don't have a library of sounds, but all works and the sampling sounds great.  Also comes with the Rack Ears and the old Floppy Drive, which when I first got the Sampler only worked with a couple of disks...I suspect it needs s Floppy Disk Cleaner. Welcome to pick up in Nuneaton Warwickshire and pay cash. Security Stickers will be added. 
    Brand: E-MU
    £8.95 postage
    or Best Offer
  • E-MU EMU ESI 2000 Sampler 4Mb Ram, Turbo Edition. Excellent General Condition

    This EMU esi 2000 is the turbo version which runs esi 4000 software, and has extra outs on the back.
    4 bids
    £13.75 postage
    Ending Today at 8:50PM BST3h 1mBrand: E-MU
  • Akai MPC Touch mint condition

    5 bids
    £15.00 postage
    Ending 25 Sep at 1:14PM BST3d 19hBrand: Akai
  • Akai MPC 1000, 128MB memory card, JJOS2XL + fat pad set from mpcstuff

    Low start and no reserve.
    8 bids
    Free postage
    Ending Saturday at 4:37PM BST1d 22hBrand: Akai
  • Synthstorm Deluge

    LINK TO DELUGE WEBSITE Also Including USB cable, spare battery and magnetic shortcut overlay. Deluge unit. USB cable. Magma hard shell case.
    Free postage
    or Best Offer
  • New listingAkai MPC 2500 Music Production Center 128MB, Hardly Used - SUPER CLEAN

    Hardly used AKAI MPC 2500, never really got on with it, so it's been in a box virtually the whole time since buying new. 128MB installed with a 128MB card.
    0 bids
    £10.00 postage
    Ending 28 Sep at 11:01AM BST6d 17hBrand: Akai
  • Sequencer MFB Analogue 32 Step Sequencer CV And Midi

    Amazing analogue 32 step sequencer. Used twice and in mint condition.See photos for discripton. Only selling as I need the space. Also, see utube for demos. Comes with power adapter and patch leads.
    1 bid
    £7.50 postage
    Ending 26 Sep at 12:46PM BST4d 18h
  • Akai s1100 sampler 2mb with working zip drive - RARE

    Also included is a compatible Iomega SCSI Zip drive and disk including numerous samples. Will also through in SCSI Apple CD ROM drive - not sure the CD ROM works. Also comes with rack attachments and UK power leads for the sampler, zip drive and apple CD rom drive.
    12 bids
    £25.00 postage
    Ending Sunday at 5:01PM BST2d 23hBrand: Akai
  • Korg Electribe Es-1

    Korg electribe es-1 sampler for sale, used condition
    14 bids
    £5.00 postage
    Ending Friday at 10:24AM BST16h 35mBrand: Korg
  • Yamaha SU10 Portable Sampler

    Good condition, see photos for detail.With (non-original) power lead.
    2 bids
    £10.00 postage
    Ending 28 Sep at 10:08PM BST7d 4hBrand: Yamaha
  • Akai IB-304F Filter Bank for S-Series Samplers S2000/S3000/S3000XL

    Akai IB304F filter bank 'Profilter' option for third generation S-series samplers (S3000, S3200, S2000, S3000XL, S3200XL, CD3000) adds various filter options to the standard low pass. The IB-304F gives you a powerful 2nd filter to provide much improved synthesizer capabilities to your Akai.
    Brand: Akai
    Free postage
  • Roland SPD S Sampling Pad - Excellent condition, Charger, 512mb card,Manual, CD.

    That’s why Roland developed the SPD-S Sampling Pad—to give drummers and percussionists an easier and more affordable way to trigger sampled drum sounds and loops. With its generous sampling time, CD-quality sound, and time-tested rubber pads and edge triggers, there’s never been a better way to play custom drum sounds!
    Brand: Roland
  • Vintage Korg SQD-1 MIDI Recorder Sequencer

    SG1 2BH. Hertfordshire. Stevenage. Unit 12 Gunnels Wood Park.
    1 bid
    £8.00 postage
    Ending 25 Sep at 7:04PM BST4d 1hBrand: Korg
  • Yamaha TX81Z - MJC-8 - SPX90 Oled Display !

    Oled Display Upgrade for a Yamaha TX81Z, SPX90. Choice of red, blue, white or amber. Display is easy to install, will be supplied with ribbon cable/connectors attached, plug N play ! No soldering ! **if you own an MJC-8. a special display is required. contact me to discuss before Buying** https://www.dropbox.com/s/0iv5f43lqfz6t61/IMG_0683.JPG?dl=0
    Brand: Yamaha
    £3.50 postage
    10 watching
  • Ensoniq Mirage - USB Gotek Floppy emulator loaded with 320+ disk img DSK.

    FLASHED GOTEK USB FLOPPY EMULATOR. setup for your ENSONIQ MIRAGE DSK/DSM sampler with over 320 disk images of samples. FLOPPY EMULATOR & LOADED USB KEY. WITH LOADED USB KEY CONTAINING. Now also includes extra 'blank' Mirage formatted disk images to use as virtual blank disks.
    1 bid
    £7.99 postage
    Ending Sunday at 7:27PM BST3d 1hBrand: Ensoniq
  • MPC Studio, Akai Professional

    Great condition Studio, tightly integrated to MPC software V1.9.7 Simple to use as a drum machine, comprehensive midi sequencer for external synths and as innovative music sampler for all aspects of music production I will provide instructions to winning bidder how to transfer the SW license to your own computer after auction has ended, it's really easy Includes red Akai carry pouch All power and control driven from computer USB, minimises cables UK bidders only
    0 bids
    £8.95 postage
    Ending Sunday at 6:56PM BST3d 1hBrand: Akai
  • New listingEnsoniq ASR 10 OEX-6sr output expander, gives you six individual outputs

    Great for recording or Live. This is the very rare output expander for the ASR10 Sampler workstation. Small screws are needed to secure the box as they are missing. They should be standard though and the box holds together without them in.
    0 bidsEnding 27 Sep at 7:55PM BST6d 2hCollection in personBrand: Ensoniq
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Samplers & Sequencers

A sampler is a digital audio recorder that records any sound via a microphone, turns them into wave samples and maps them to a keyboard.  It works by giving a key a wave sample, and the sound of the next key is then determined by slowing down or speeding up the wave sample.

A sequencer is a Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) recorder, either a device or a software application that can record, edit and play back events on the keyboard and program settings.  Most samplers incorporate sequencers, allowing for editing.

Types of products available

Sequencers are usually defined by the data types they handle and they are:

  • MIDI sequencers in either software or hardware format
  • Control voltage or gate analog sequencers
  • Automation for mixing automation on digital audio workstations
  • Audio data on audio sequencers, which also include digital audio workstations, loop-based music software, and phrase samplers

A sequencer’s supporting modes and construction is also a factor:

  • Real-time sequencer – Records music in real-time, plays back with designated quantisations, pitch and tempo
  • Analog sequencer – Used with analog electrics and is plays music by a series of sliders that correspond to each note.  Music notes can be changed at any time
  • Step sequencer – Notes of music are rounded into steps at equal time intervals.  Timing and length of step is designated in a number of ways: on drum machines, on bass machines and home keyboards
  • Software sequencer – A feature of digital audio workstations and integrated music authoring sets.  Graphical user interfaces or specialised input devices allow the user to control music functionality

Why use a sampler or a sequencer?

Samplers often contain more features than sample playback including FX on board, modulation and envelopes, which allow users to control the sound of an instrument within one piece of equipment.  A sampler also allows users to share music libraries.

Sequencers are capable of recording multiple music performances, including different sounds, and can play them back simultaneously.  Using a sequencer, a musician is able to add ‘instruments’ to their music.  Every track is a type of sound that imitates a musical sound, such as a drum or a piano.

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