The Sk-5 can be seen at 3:59 in the "3 Feet High and Rising" press kit video. Prince Paul also mentions using it with De La Soul in this interview: https://medium.com/micro-chop/make-those-records-you-make-prince-paul-reacalls-the-making-of-de-la-soul-is-dead-d72af2ddeaf6 From that interview: > Gino: I’m amazed that you guys were utilizing an SK-5. I know that’s a very limited sampler. Did you just use the external mic device to sample? > Prince Paul: I honestly don’t remember. I still have that sampler, but it’s in my attic. I think there was a mic input and it also had mic built in on top of it that you could speak into. I think we just plugged into the mic input and sped samples up. Obviously the sound was kind of jacked up, but nobody was concerned about quality back then. We were just impressed by the novelty of sampling. Everyone was like, “Ooh, I can take a piece of something and play it on a keyboard.”more
This keyboard is of course, a low end keyboard not to mention it is from the late '80's. It was introduced into the world as being the 'second cheapest sampler' only beat by the earlier model, the SK-1. Most musicians saw it as a toy, initially, but after a number of artists used it in their own professional compositions, it was raised up from that status. Now, these keyboards are a fun addition to any setup due to the low-fi 8bit sound that is often sought after. Also includes a handy recording function for layering!
TL;DR Its old and has low sound quality, but this instrument is a hella good time
The keyboard was a beauty when I first got it, though it especially shines (in an amazingly lofi way) after being modded and circuit bent a bit. Playing with the pitch of the percussion, modifying recorded samples in weird ways and such. Definitely more than just the toy keyboard my parents thought it was when they were cleaning out the garage and were about to throw it out.