Mit insgesamt 4599 Samples, allesamt in 24 Bit sowie mehreren Input Möglichkeiten (Clean, Tape und Dirty) bietet Samplephonics eine detailliert gesamplete 808 für Ableton, Reason, Logic Pro und Kontakt.
Detaillierte Beschreibung in englischer Sprache:
Samples: Each part of the insturment was faithfully sampled over and over again to capture the true sound of the instrument. This allowed to recreate all of the functions of the 808, as well as add extra features. Velocity mapping and layering combine to reproduce the subtleties that only a true analogue machine can create.
The Sequencer: As well as sampler patches for all main DAW's, Samplephonics created a custom sequencer for Kontakt 5, which retains the true feel of the original 808, plus a few simple extra functions that make it even more intuitive and easy to use. For example, the intelligent pattern script allows you to play stored paterns on the keyboard without going out of time or losing yourplace in the beat if played legato. Once you release the keys the pattern resets and you can retrigger.
The Recording Process: Samplephonics spent a long time tuning and servicing this magnificent piece of hardware until it was as functional and clean as possible, before they set about the mammoth task of sampling every single feature multiple times. Initially they split the signal into 2, one going straight to digital at 192khz, and the other directly to a Studer analogue tape machine. Then sampled it all over again, this time through Chandler Germanium preamps (which allowed us to vary the input to the tape machine,) through the Studer, into a Neve desk and finally to disk. The result is 3 totally different sounding input stages that can be switched between, mixed and matched as desired.