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Hands-on demo: Is the Elektron Model:Samples enough, or should you save up for a Digitakt?

Simon Arblaster and Future Music editor, Si Truss, squeeze back into the MusicRadar studio for another hands-on demo. On the test bench this time is Elektron’s entry-level sampler, the Model:Samples.

The duo ask one of the more pressing questions in recent times, does the Model:Samples have enough power to sate your sampling needs, or should you be saving those extra pennies and hold out for a Digitakt instead?

Obviously, it’s not a clear-cut answer and it all depends on your sampling aspirations, but there are a few things you may want to consider before taking the plunge.

Simon Arblaster

I take care of the reviews on MusicRadar and Future Music magazine, though can sometimes be spotted in front of a camera talking little sense in the presence of real musicians. For the past 30 years, I have been unable to decide on which instrument to master, so haven't bothered. Currently, a lover of all things high-gain in the guitar stakes and never one to resist churning out sub-standard funky breaks, the likes of which you'll never hear.

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