There are many resources and labels to purchase quality samples from in today’s music world. And having solid equipment to use can make them all the more fun to work with. With so many options to choose from, finding the top music production equipment to use samples on may seem like it could take a lifetime. Because of this, I decided to curate some top picks that will take your samples and workflow to the next level.
Many beatmakers and music producers still prefer producing music inside of software. But there is a huge slice of the market that prefers a hands-on feel. Hardware samplers like the legendary Akai MPC series have stood the test of time. And there are many other competitive options to go along with it. Those who do prefer being connected to their computer have many MIDI controllers to choose from. You may prefer a small 25-key keyboard for instance or a larger one that also has drum pads built-in. Ultimately, it’s important to do your research and find something that makes sense for your workflow.
The curated list below is applicable for those who have a small budget all the way to those who have some more money to spend on their music production equipment. Keep in mind that having a big or small budget for music production equipment has never stopped anyone though. Be confident in your ability to create no matter what your tools may be. This is the top music production equipment to use samples on.
- Akai MPC Live
- Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol S88 Keyboard
- Native Instruments Maschine MK3
- ROLI Songmaker Kit Control Surface Bundle
- Elektron Octatrack MKII 8-track Performance Sampler
- Korg Amplifier Part (VOLCASAMPLE)
- Akai Professional MPK Mini MKII
- Korg Drum Machine (ELECTRIBE2SRD)
- Roland Percussion Sampling Pad
Now you have premier music production equipment and have collected samples from the top labels in the industry. It’s time to put them to use and make some innovative and high-quality beats. What music production equipment are you using your samples on?