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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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Fairlight CMI diskettes

SampleNerd.com wanted to take this opportunity to show you these rare photos of Fairlight CMI sample library diskettes. On the wonderfully large 8″ floppy disks! I’m used to seeing the libraries of classic sampling systems online, offered for download via a forum or listed on ebay. But to see and perhaps even to own the […]

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A SUPER-CUSTOM-Emu-Emulator-II-Rack!!

The Emulator II is a legendary sampler that has been used in countless albums and songs, including New Order’s “Elegia” and Depeche Mode’s “Somebody.” It’s a classic!

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