Request: bitrate/sample rate options

i know quantizers emulate this, but would it be possible @odevices to have sample rate/bitrate options on sample recorders/players? i love old samplers. the grandpa sounds neat cuz it sounds like shit. the old dr. sample, my sp1200, mpc60, and emu emax.
but it would be really fun to have it in the 301. so it’s my request! thanks.


I second this. I’d love to have a little extra character in the sample players.

I agree This would be excellent.

when i GAS about ciat-londbarde stuff, i go to the er301 quite often to create what i wish i had. if sample rate/bit rate stuff were an option, i could very easily stop wanting a cocoquantus… hahaha.

but isn’t the 301 just the best? yes it is.


for this effect i recommend two things:

  1. change sample playback aliasing to none

  2. add a sample and hold after the sample player and ping it with an oscillator at 32khz.

you should get some nice crunch.

recording your sample fast and then pitching it down helps a lot, too.


I believe @shellfritsch has it exactly right. Options for sample rate reduction and bit rate reduction are not really necessary because you have quantizers and sample-and-hold units for this purpose. If sampling down to 12kHz is something that you often do then just place that LPF > S&H chain into a custom unit and you will never have to build it again.


may i ask you why the low pass filter? i often do the decimation with s&h but never used a lpf in front of it|

what about ADC simulations, and things like mu law encoding and so on? the way those early samplers encoded was a big part of the sound…

My assumption would be to keep your high sample rate from alaising when the sample rate is low. I imagine you would set the lpf to half the sample rate.

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oh yes, sure! given that i almost never used decimation in a subtle way i never cared about aliasing while reducing sample rate but yes, it totally makes sense especially if you want to emulate old school digital stuff