martel80 wrote:I personally dont care about the sequencing part, I'll use my 2kXL to do that, I just want that polished 3K sound without putting 3k$ out of my pocket
you are missing the point though...there's not something you can just buy that is going to give you 'that 3k sound'...its a whole package that comes from everything from the material sampled, to the actual electronic components, to the internal dsp, to the way you program the machine.
if you really want to experiment with just 'that sound' (as marketing would have you believe), a new mpc or a maschine all have 'emulation modes' that emulate that circuitry.
there are a lot of ways to get an interesting sound, and i do think you will get a lot of mileage out of adding a different sampler, especially one with a unique engine, but if you want 'that 3k sound' then get a 3k. if it were as simple as buying something cheaper to replicate 'that sound', then samplers with 'that sound' might not cost as much as they do now
That's an interesting point of view.
Sadly, as you mentionned, there's this ''marketing'' thing that you mentionned that is always to keep in perspective.
Especially because a sequencer doesnt have a sound but a timing.
and in this particular case, I'm not after the 3K swing nor the 3K filtering effects but after the 3K capturing and rendering sound. I'm after the sampler part of the machine, not the sequencer.
Therefor, my initial question still stand.
Does anyone know what the signal path from the 3K is ?
Are those the same OpAmp as the s3000 series ?
Is it the same chip converters ?
In other words, Is it also a 8DACS P.C. board in the s3000 series?
I just cant find the s3000 service manual.