Samplers revolutionised the way that music was produced from the eighties onwards. The ability to sample sections of existing music - whether it be a drum break, bassline, melody, or vocal - spawned countless dance floor anthems and even complete genres.

While undoubtedly brought to the fore by countless hip hop artists, the sampler would eventually find its way into the studios of house, jungle, drum n bass and UK garage producers throughout the 90s and beyond.

Despite the near unlimited sampling capabilities offered by modern DAWs and samplers, the sound and workflow of classic units is still desirable.

“We were at our most creative when we had such limited sample time” Micky Finn | DJ & Producer

In recent years, we’ve witnessed the rebirth of sampling and samplers – all capable of emulating the crunchy lo-fi vibes of the greats such as the E-Mu SP1200, Akai MPC60, Akai S950 and more. In fact, the latest expansion to Akai’s plugin line up is the Air “Flavor” which has been designed to add all the crunch and grit you could ever need.

As technology has improved, samplers have become more powerful. Whether it’s pocket sampling you’re after – such as the Teenage Engineering PO-33 – or you’d prefer a groove box - such as the MPC One – we’ve got you covered with a wealth of options.

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