As someone who has seen Fatboy Slims backup disk collection in real life, I can testify that a career of sampling can and will span many many boxes; but does it need to be that way in the modern world? Yes, if you want to get the original experience, use floppies – but with access to products like the SCSI2SD – Solid State SCSI Drive For Samplers it’s now so much easier to back up in one place, using an included SD Card which holds up to 16GB of sounds.
It’ll allow you to back up your existing sample collections into one secure place – in solid state media which are far less likely to corrupt that 30 year old floppy disks! It’ll display up to 4 virtual devices and has a built in SD card which will allow a huge 16GB of space – bearing in mind some of the early devices in the range had as little as 1 or 2MB on board as standard!
This device is not only suitable for samplers like the Akai S3000, S3000XL, S1000, S2000 and beyond – it’ll also work with Commodore Amigas, Atari STs, Apple Macs, SGI Indigos and Sharp X68000 workstations. It’s sold by EpromFoundry Inc who are based in Austin, Texas – look out for more form them soon!