Sampling Workstations

MPX8 SD Sample Pad Controller

In the following video, Rob Rives, from B&H, enlightens us on how to  play audio samples using the Akai MPX8 Mobile SD Sample Pad Controller.

Teenage Engineering OP-1 Portable Synthesizer

Due to its compact size, cute design, and unusual layout, one may almost mistake the OP-1 Portable Synthesizer for a toy upon first glance. But, once you start to explore the depth of functionality that this piece has to offer, you begin to realize that phrases like “mini workstation,” “powerful synthesizer,” and “beast” are far more descriptive terms.

Elektron Octatrack DPS-1

What is a Dynamic Performance Sampler? It is an all-in-one performance module featuring real-time sampling, an 8-track sequencer, built-in effects, time stretching and pitch scaling. That just scratches the surface of what this feature-packed steel box can do. Check out this new video to see the Elektron Octatrack DPS-1 in action.

The Unapologetically Proud Beat Thang

If you take a look at the available groove production sampling workstations, you’ll find a range of instruments that either borrow heavily from classic designs that are more than twenty years old, or you find products that seem like they were made solely for cyborgs.

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