Parallel port sound samplers are hardware devices which allowed users to digitally record audio to their Amiga computer. Thanks to the built-in pre-amplifier with hardware gain control, it can deliver higher quality results than the average vintage sampler. Check out the Wiki pages for more information about this device. Amiga 1000 users need this adapter to use the sound sampler device on the Amiga 1000 Parallel port. Please note, that if you want to use a standard microphone, you will need an additional pre-amplifier, since the signal strength of normal microphones is very low. The built-in pre-amplifier in this device can easily handle the output signals of pre-amplified sound sources like cassette tape players, mp3 players, cell phones, etc.; basically every sound device that is used with head phones. You can compare it with a PC, this sampler is a line-in input so to speak, not a pre-amplified microphone input like to be found on a modern PC.
Further information about this device
- How do they work?
- Why is this sampler design mono, not stereo?
- What is the aim in terms of quality and application?
- What about those edge cases? Who is OAS not aimed at?
Compatibility with Amiga sound software
This sound sampler works with most sampling programs and sample trackers, and in future this table will probably be more useful as a list of anomalies which do not, or software that is exclusively targeted at proprietary hardware. As a rule, anything that works with a MasterSound, a StereoMaster, a TechnoSound Turbo, a MegaloSound, or any other low-to-mid range 8bit sampler will probably work with this sound sampler as well.
|GVP DSS 1.0
|GVP DSS 3.0
|Digital Sound Studio 8
Many thanks to echolevel for this great open-source project and the possibility to relive the sound era of the Amiga.