3 Roland SP-404A
The new version of the SP-404 updates a classic with 29 effects and a pattern sequencer and, by connecting its output to Roland’s TR-8, you can use the TR-8 as a processor and all samples can be tweaked using the powerful TR-8 Scatter feature to achieve IDM-style effects.
4 Elektron Octatrack MKII
The recently updated Octatrack is an eight-track sampler and sequencer that can time-stretch and pitch-shift samples in real time. And with its array of ins and outs, it aims to be the heartbeat of your set-up. The OLED screen adds a fresh, modern touch, too.
5 Pioneer Toraiz SP-16
The Prophet mastermind adds his signature analogue filter to Pioneer’s 16-channel sampler with step sequencer, touchscreen, highly playable sample pads and 30-second sampling capability. Laying out beats is fast and intuitive, and the build quality is predictably good.
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