I need help selecting the right stand alone sample player for my band
July 14, 2014 11:03 AM Subscribe
Hi, looking to add relatively long, mostly spoken-word samples to our bands' music. It needs to be a stand alone player--I want to not have to lug a laptop to wherever we play.
posted by Ironmouth to Media & Arts (10 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Our band is incorporating long, spoken-word samples from government films, nixon tapes, you name it. I am looking for a sample player that is stand-alone--I don't want to have to bring a laptop to performances. I'd like it to work with Ableton Live, but that isn't a requirement for me. The clips are long, some being a minute or so in length. I've looked at the Akai MPX8 and MPX16, but I worry that I won't be able to store a significant amount of samples, given their length.
Reviewing the possibilities on websites, it is difficult to tell which systems are stand alone and which require a laptop for performances. The manufacturers seem to be playing hide the ball.