The good old SP series seems to have some users on this board, so I thought it might be a good idea to gather some tips, info and use examples.
I got a SP-303 a few months ago and mainly
use it as a lofi resampler to accompany my other gear. But so far it only played a background role and I would like to get more out of it, hence this thread. Besides that, the lo-fi sampling mode sounds absolutely glorious and I find it is worth keeping the SP around for that alone.
What I still don’t understand is the internal file structure and how saving/loading really works. Even though I follow the (spare) instructions in the manual, I’m never sure if I really saved my sounds before powering the unit off. On the other hand, there are some lame drum samples on my unit that I now have deleted countless times, yet they still appear on one bank. Also, The memory seems to be full (Ful) way too fast, so some other sounds might be ghosting around somewhere that I don’t understand.
So if anyone of you could share a detailed guide on saving, it would be much appreciated.
Besides that, lets hear how you are using the samplers. I’m dreaming of a super lofi ambient setup with the SP and a varispeed tape recorder for pitch changes.