Ive had many different samplers including a Fairlight IIX and the 2002 has been the best of them all for me, it didn't get in the way of my writing like the Fairlight did, but its only in combination with the Digidesign editor running on an old skool Apple Macintosh Se does the 2002 take off, it has just stunning resonant filters, and a simple and straight forward shoot and go sampling structure. The MIDI is like lighting so using it as a drum module is easy, swap out the old floppy drive with an SD card reader/writer and it catapults this mid 80s sampler into a modern day instrument, nothing sounds like it, curtis filters, burr brown convertors.. fantastic secret weapon.
I always loved what Sequential made in the past, and this unit is no exception. Not really ''user friendly'' (And even the manual isn't really clear), i use it as a effects processor (filter, LFO and depitch). This unit got a great resonant filter that self oscillate and can sample around 11sec with 512k RAM.