• New listingIntimidation 8 Bit Digital Sampler 12 Seconds With Phono And Mic Inputs

    Good as new, barely used 8-bit sampler with instructions.
    £23.00
    £5.00 postage
    or Best Offer
  • Gotek HXC Floppy Emulator for Akai S950

    Drop in replacement for Akai S950 floppy drive. Comes with compact USB memory stick, capable of holding 1000 floppy disk images. Also works with other sequencers and samplers.
    £45.00
    Click & Collect
    Free postage
    6 watching
  • New listingAkai S3000XL Midi Stereo Digital Sampler

    External ZIP Drive included if required.
    £100.00
    Brand: Akai
    £12.00 postage
    or Best Offer
  • Baby 8 step sequencer electronic project kit by Rakit

    £22.99 to £24.97
    Est. delivery dateEst. delivery Wed, Dec 13
    FAST & FREE
    70 sold
  • New listingAKAI S3000XL hardware sampler with 8 separate outputs. 16 Mwords RAM

    S3000 XL with good display, 8 separate 1/4" jack outputs and external hard drive and corresponding cables. 32 Mb RAM / 16 megawords. The S-series samplers from Akai are most likely the best 16-bit samplers in the world.
    £120.00
    Brand: Akai
    £5.70 postage
  • Korg SQ-1 Analog Step Sequencer For Volca Synthesizers Incl 2 x AA Batteries SQ1

    The Korg SQ-1 is a compact step sequencer with 2 x 8 steps. Its wealth of connection jacks allows it to be connected to the MS-20 and a variety of other synthesizers. You can also switch between a variety of synthesizer modes and use the step buttons to create performances overflowing with spontaneity, just as when using a volca unit.
    £91.00
    Top Rated Plus
    MSRP Previous price£106.00
    Click & Collect
    or Best Offer
    Brand: Korg
    FAST & FREE
    37 sold
  • New listingAkai S series library floppy disks

    Akai S series library floppy disk copies. Pianos harpsichords marimbas.(4 disks) Also all manner of synths.(12 disks) All arranged in patches programs and banks. Excellent quality of both disk and sound.
    £10.95
    Brand: Akai
    £2.95 postage
  • New listingCasio RZ-1 Digital Sampling Rhythm Composer

    Casio RZ1 sampling rhythm composer. Known as the "poor man's SP1200" and fast becoming popular for its gritty sampling and drum sounds. Some internal standoffs have broken which means a couple of drum trigger pads are not aligned as they should be and will not trigger properly.
    £125.00
    Collection in person
    or Best Offer
    Brand: Casio
  • New listingAKAI S1100 with 32Mb memory and optical, AES/EBU in/out

    Akai S1100 fitted with full 32Mb memory, latest OS and digital expansion, The Akai is in top condition and have always been handled with upmost care. Personal studio use only, subsequently has not been used much and sat in the rack for the last 20 years.
    £324.00
    Brand: Akai
    £13.75 postage
    or Best Offer
  • New listingAkai s series library floppy disks

    Akai S series floppy disk copies. 12 in total. These cover 808 drums hats snares cymbals (8 disks). And the same for the 909.(4disks) Direct copies of the s series library in great condition. All arranged in patches programs and banks. Excellent quality of disk and sounds. Enjoy...
    £10.95
    Brand: Akai
    £2.95 postage
  • New listing#1 Akai S5000 256MB RAM 9GB HD 128 POLY USB

    For sale great sampler Akai S5000 with adds on. Specification: 256MB RAM 9GB internal SCSI HDD 128 Voices of Polyphony USB card OS ver. 2.14 Perfect condition, fully working. Price for one unit.
    £350.00
    Est. delivery dateEst. delivery Wed, Dec 13
    FAST & FREE
    Brand: Akai
  • New listingAkai Mpc 1000

    2 Akai memory cards (32mb which comes with the MPC 1000 & a 4gb one which I’ve added), both cards have lots of samples/loops/instruments on them. All leads and a pair of Sennheiser 280 HD Pro headphones as well as 2 Akai memory cards with 1000’s samples/loops on so you are ready to go and start making music straight away.
    £99.00
    0 bids
    £8.49 postage
    Ending Friday at 9:23PM GMT4d 12hBrand: Akai
  • Elektron Octatrack MK1 - Brand New

    I used it like 20 hours, only to realise it has no place in my workflow. It’s a beautiful machine and I wish I could keep it, but it’s really not for me, at least for now.
    £682.00
    53 bids
    £18.00 postage
    Ending Today at 2:54PM GMT6h 22mBrand: Elektron
  • New listingAKAI S3000XL SAMPLER WITH 32MB EXPANDED MEMORY V1.5 O/S & FREE UK SHIPPING

    It is good condition and fully working. Memory Capacity : 2MB RAM (expandable to 32MB RAM). It comes with a mains lead only. Internal Storage Device : 3.5" 2HD/2DD Floppy Disk. (-12dB/octave with resonance).
    £120.00
    Click & Collect
    Free postage
    Brand: Akai
  • Pioneer Toraiz SP16 (1 of 2)

    1 of 2 units for sale. Easiest kit creation ever devised, much faster than even the newest MPC's.
    £52.00
    6 bids
    £20.00 postage
    Ending Saturday at 10:07PM GMT5d 13h
  • Pioneer Toraiz SP16 (2 0f 2) with carry case.

    Supplied with UK Mains Plug and PSU and carry case. Easiest kit creation ever devised, much faster than the latest MPC's even.
    £155.00
    5 bids
    £20.00 postage
    Ending Saturday at 11:02PM GMT5d 14h
  • Elektron Octatrack MKII

    The sampler allows you to instantly record samples in real-time. It also allows you to utilise time-stretching and pitch-shifting for optimal flexibility when it comes to processing your samples. The internal sample processing ability redefines how you transform your sounds, giving you in-depth control at every step.
    £1,199.00
    Top Rated Plus
    or Best Offer
    Est. delivery dateEst. delivery Mon, Dec 11
    FAST & FREE
    Brand: Elektron
    Only 1 left!
  • AKAI MPC 1000 BLACK - USED - VERY GOOD CONDITION - JJOS 3.15 - 128MB ORIGINAL CF

    Near perfect condition Black MPC 1000 with original 128mb c.f. card. Paperwork including manual and beatmaking guide provided with it (see pictures), as well as power cable. The original box is not provided.
    £270.00
    8 bids
    Free postage
    Ending Thursday at 8:14PM GMT3d 11hBrand: Akai
  • Akai MPC2000XL 2000XL - Internal Hotswap Compact Flash Reader

    IDE/ATAPI CF READER FOR AKAI MPC2000XL ONLY (don't buy for any other sampler) - Internal Hotswap Compact flash reader. (Does not work in original MPC2000 classic, just XL model). INTERNAL HOTSWAP COMPACT FLASH READER.
    £75.00
    Click & Collect
    £5.00 postage
    Brand: Akai
    Only 1 left!
  • Akai S5000 76MB RAM 9GB HDD

    Great Akai S5000 sampler. 76MB RAM. 9GB internal SCSI hard disk drive installed.
    £250.00
    Brand: Akai
    £10.00 postage
    or Best Offer
  • New listingEnsoniq ASR X ASRX Sampler Sequencer with warm Sounds

    IN GREAT CONDITION NO LONGER REQUIRED. E8 2JS.
    £300.00
    Collection in person
    or Best Offer
    Brand: Ensoniq
  • AKAI MPC 500 + MPC SOUND LIBRARY w/ USB + MIDI. Excellent Condition!

    The MPC500 is the smallest MPC ever made and is the first truly portable MPC created. It can be run on 6AA batteries but also can be run on a 12V DC plug. The MPC500 is the first MPC that only has 12 velocity-sensitive rubber pads.
    £130.90
    1 bid
    £11.40 postage
    Ending Wednesday at 2:29AM GMT1d 17hBrand: Akai
  • Roland BOSS DR RHYTHM SP202 Vintage Sampler

    Compact, easy-to-use portable sampler—perfect for club DJs, hip-hop and dance music artists, and other sampling musicians. 6 built-in effects including Pitch Shift, Filter 1 & 2, Time Stretch, Delay, Ring Modulation.
    £140.00
    Brand: Roland
    £5.00 postage
    or Best Offer
    12 watching
  • Yamaha RM1X Owners Manual

    £8.99
    Brand: Yamaha
    £2.20 postage
  • Akai S5000 (v2.14) with 136Mb ram.

    Sale is for Akai S5000, non original box and power cable only. It's an all metal, heavy piece of gear!
    £200.00
    Brand: Akai
    £30.00 postage
    or Best Offer
  • Korg electribe es1 mk2

    This thing is brilliant. and the deeper functions are pretty amazing. The pictures show the condition.
    £130.00
    Brand: Korg
    £5.00 postage
    or Best Offer
    11 watching
  • New listingAkai S1000 Sampler with Optical Disc Unit

    The backlight on the Akai display is still working but a little dim, so in time a new backlight would be beneficial.
    £140.00
    0 bidsEnding Sunday at 5:04PM GMT6d 8hCollection in personBrand: Akai
  • Akai MPC 2000XL MIDI Production Centre Sequencer / Sampler

    This is a basic MPC 2000XL sampler. Its the best drum machine/sampler every made. I'm really sad I'm letting it go, but I just don't use it. If you know these machines, then you know what you're getting.
    £255.00
    2 bids
    £20.00 postage
    Ending Thursday at 2:43PM GMT3d 6hBrand: Akai
  • E-MU Emulator II 2 - Pre-Loaded SD card HXC Floppy emulator - 1400+ img. .HFE

    LOADED SD CARD FOR HXC FLOPPY EMULATOR. E-MU EMULATOR II sampler with over 1400 disk images of samples covering many different sound types. E-MU EMULATOR II. WITH OVER 1400 DISK IMAGES. chose your disk image from the categories folder and load.
    £12.99
    Brand: Ensoniq
    £1.49 postage
  • korg volca sample

    Hi I am selling my Volca Sample because I am not using it as much as I had hoped. It is a really great instrument. It is in fantastic condition and has been well looked after. It comes in the original box and I will send it with the batteries I currently have in it included. About 3/4 left of charge. You will be able to make music with it straight out of the box! Robin
    £48.32
    36 bids
    £3.40 postage
    Ending Saturday at 10:24AM GMT5d 1hBrand: Korg
  • Akai Mpc 500

    Bought secondhand but barely used. No power cable with it but can be battery operated or a cable can be purchased cheaply. Fun piece of kit.
    £140.00
    1 bid
    £5.70 postage
    Ending Today at 4:22PM GMT7h 50mBrand: Akai
  • Akai MPC Studio Black

    Standard MPC Software 1.9.1 is Free from Akai. Although this is a paid Upgrade it will bring you inline with Latest MPC Functionality.
    £150.00
    15 bids
    £8.50 postage
    Ending Today at 8:11PM GMT11h 40mBrand: Akai
  • New listingAkai mpc 1000. 128mb. 2gb cf card + over 1000 samples

    Hello. Selling my mpc 1000. Comes with 128mb installed. 2gb compact flash card, and 1000s of samples on 13 cds, including every drum hit you could imagine, from all the drum kits from big producers. Too many to mention I.e dr dre, and some major keyboard synthesisers. Selling due to lack of use, as I have developed tinitus so dont produce music anymore. Thanks.
    £320.00
    0 bids
    £5.00 postage
    Ending Sunday at 6:57PM GMT6d 10hClick & CollectBrand: Akai
  • Korg Electrive MX EMX-1

    Korg Electrive MX EMX-1 . Condition is Used. Collection from London NW2 Cricklewood or deliver by 2nd class sign for.
    £200.00
    0 bids
    £14.75 postage
    Ending Friday at 11:15PM GMT4d 14hBrand: Korg
  • New listingRoland EF-303 Groove Effects - Filters/Delays/Reverb etc. Sequencer/Retro Drums

    You can assign most effects easily to one or all of three frequency ranges — low, mid, and high — and modify them using the Rate, Cutoff, and Resolution knobs, which also serve as EQ faders. The onboard bpm counter lets you sync the effects to match your source signal's tempo.
    £114.95
    1 bid
    £5.95 postage
    Ending Sunday at 4:50PM GMT6d 8hBrand: Roland
  • Akia Mpc 500

    In fantastic condition virtually unused. 128 mb mem Comes boxed with manual and memory card. Have separate 4gig memory card for sale unused still sealed.
    £108.22
    1 bid
    £5.70 postage
    Ending Tuesday at 10:36PM GMT1d 14h
  • Roland SP404 Sampler *excellent working condition* used

    Used but in perfect working condition. Professional desktop standard sought-after Roland Sampler. This unit does not come with an adapter.
    £165.00
    5 bids
    £10.00 postage
    Ending Today at 7:12PM GMT10h 40mBrand: Roland
  • New listingAkai S series library floppy disks

    Akai s series library floppy disk copies. 12 disks in total. All strings in patches programs and banks. Excellent quality of disk and sounds.
    £10.95
    Brand: Akai
    £2.95 postage
  • New listingAkai S series library floppy disks

    Akai S series library floppy disk copies. 12 disks, all manner of bass sounds in patches programs and banks. In excellent condition both disk and sounds.
    £10.95
    Brand: Akai
    £2.95 postage
  • akai tomcat

    Akai tomcat drum machine. With box manual and and PSU. pristine condition.
    £109.00
    4 bids
    £8.70 postage
    Ending Wednesday at 3:15PM GMT2d 6hClick & CollectBrand: Akai
  • New listingKorg Volca Sample - Digital Sample Sequencer Synthesizer

    TheKorg Volca Sample is a sample sequencer that lets you edit and sequence up to 100 sample sounds in real time for powerful live performances. Intuitive, ultra-powerful volca sequencer. New functions of the volca sample.
    £11.50
    14 bids
    £5.00 postage
    Ending Friday at 4:34PM GMT4d 8hBrand: Korg
  • Akai S1000 Dream Kits - Sample Library 8x Floppy Disks - S3000XL, S1100, S5000

    Compatible with Akai S1000, S1100, S01, S2000, S2800, S3000, S3000XL. Dream Kits covers the ENTIRE spectrum of drum & percussion sounds arming any Akai S1000 compatible sampler with an overwhelming wealth of sounds.
    £14.99
    Click & Collect
    £2.50 postage
    Brand: Akai
    96 sold
  • New listingBehringer BCR2000 with ZAQUENCER Midi Sequencer Firmware

    The Zaquencer firmware transforms the BCR2000 into a step sequencer.
    £75.00
    0 bids
    £16.58 postage
    Ending Sunday at 6:40PM GMT6d 10h
  • Roland MV-8000 Production Studio / Sampler / Sequencer / Drum Machine / DAW

    This unit has the original 128MB memory and 40GB hard drive (both easily upgraded) and no expansions. Some light scuffs to the paintwork and a small dink to the case by the cursor keys (see photos) but nothing that affects performance in any way.
    £300.00
    0 bids
    £10.00 postage
    Ending 18 Dec at 10:03PM GMT7d 13hBrand: Roland
  • New listingKorg Volca Sample - Digital Sampler Performance Sequencerer & POWER

    A great fun box of tricks, about 2 months old. No original box but am throwing in a plug with a couple of extensions to run a few of these.
    £55.62
    0 bids
    £2.90 postage
    Ending Wednesday at 12:54PM GMT2d 4hBrand: Korg
  • Alesis MMT-8 MIDI Sequencer - latest ROM

    THE classic MIDI sequencer for live techno.  Bought used a few years ago but I've hardly used it.  Works perfectly as far as I can tell.  Usual wear and tear including worn play button(!) Comes with original Alesis UK plug (240 volts). Price for UK postage.
    £49.00
    5 bids
    £5.70 postage
    Ending Today at 9:48PM GMT13h 16mBrand: Alesis
  • New listingYAMAHA RM1X with flight case

    Yamaha rm1x groove box in good used condition with flight case.
    £250.00
    Brand: Yamaha
    £10.00 postage
  • Akai MPC 500 PERFECT CONDITION INC ORIGINAL BOX MANUAL POWER CABLE 8GB CARD

    Brought few months ago to add to studio. Perfect condition, just wasn't for me. Good piece of kit. - Original box. - 8GB memory card.
    £150.00
    0 bids
    £5.70 postage
    Ending Wednesday at 11:16PM GMT2d 14hBrand: Akai
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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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