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8-bit sampler with a Curtis filter for cheap
8-bit sampler with only 8 seconds of sampling time, and 8 note polyphony doesn't sound too appealing, and it's a heavy beast too, so it is totally not for most people. However, if you find yourself dissatisfied with lo-fi plugins, and wish you had an SP-12/1200 but can't afford them, or you dig Skinny Puppy or Rhythm Nation era Jam & Lewis productions, and wondered how they got such great gritty sounds, this was part of that equation. You absolutely need to go get the aftermarket MASOS OS, since it adds SMDI support, so you can send samples from your computer over MIDI. Best for short drum sounds you want to filter with the Curtis filter VCF chip: 8x CEM3328 VCF
I got mine for $80. It's a pain to use with a boot disk on floppy, with long loading times, with tiny led menu diving, the UI will be culture shock for many. However as an affordable 8-bit lo-fi drum machine that takes up too much space, it sounds fantastic.