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Fast Nerd ⏩Facts

Sampler system libraries are a fascinating area of research, especially the early releases like Fairlight CMI or PPG Wave. Check out Fast Nerd ⏩Facts for more!

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The printer with a $2397 price tag! (fyi: its dot matrix)

Synclavier: a super pricey sampler with a super pricey accessory. Only for big studios and rich musicians. The Louis Vuitton of the workstation world

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The digital dark side

SampleNerd.com highlights the importance of good archiving practices, based on works by the University of the Arts London. Tips include annual archiving, avoiding duplicates, categorization, assessing future needs, creating backups, and using reliable storage formats.

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Conserving our history

Floppy disks: the sound savers of the past. They were handy and popular and convenient for sharing. SampleNerd.com likes them best with handwritten labels!

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Allen Adkins pioneer

The Universe of Sounds from OMI was the world’s first sample library to be released on Compact Disk. Going on to achieve legendary status in the field of sampling. Learn all about the origins of this success story!

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Original tape storage from Trevor Horn’s London studio!

Trevor Horn, bassist turned producer, used these data tapes for the Fairlight CMI Series III. From hits with Pet Shop Boys to The Buggles. Horn is a studio don.

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