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Old 30th September 2021
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Leaked early? That Sam Ash link is dead already.

Originally Posted by Jamie munro ➡️
Never seen nor used a 404 , how odd

I've absolutely no idea about them, now I'm curious
It's marketed to DJs and others who want to sample during live performance. It's not a groovebox with MIDI sequencing. The original SP404 came out about 15 years ago, since then there's been a few respins...the 404X and 404A.

The most unusual feature is sample length is limited only by card size. The samples are streamed off the card, they do not get loaded into RAM first like most samplers. If you want an hour long ambient drone to run as a one shot, go for it, you just need 5GB of space on your card for the sample.