Boss SP-505 Groove Sampling Workstation
Boss SP-505 Groove Sampling Workstation

Sampler of the SP series

User Reviews: 4.218
FP User 11/09/2008

Boss SP-505 Groove Sampling Workstation : FP User's user review

4

The best thing about the sp-505 are the effects, with more than 20 effects including: delay, wah, pitch shift, voice transformer,equaliser and my alltime favorite the isolator its makes thin sound fat and fat sounds thin. The sequencing on the SP-505 is pretty limited, you sequence samples in patterns on 4 channels and sequence those to make a song. I don't use the song mode myself. I just make the whole track in one pattern and let it play in a loop and mute the 4 channel parts. There is a 8 voice polyphony with mono samples and 4 voices with stereo samples. It has a 4 mb internal memory and a smart media card slot to save sounds and sequenceses on. It has only a 2 stereo jack output.

Price paid

750 euro

UTILIZATION

Very easy to use. I was building tracks on the SP-505 the same day I got it.

I've got it for 3 years now, never it has let me down, it never crashed. The 16 pads and buttons are solid, the knobs are well made.

SOUNDS

Good sound quality, 44.1 kHz sampling (mono or stereo). Good sounding effects.

OVERALL OPINION

It's a nice mashine if you want to create right away it's easy to use. But if you want to sequence more than 4 channels. You should get an MPC.

Originally posted on FutureProducers.com
Posted by: alphawolf (January 0-, 2005)