Was looking for a thread regarding this magnificent equipment for I am very interested in having this on my production...just thought that I might share some knowledge that i have found scouring the internet...hopefully this might be useful to people who might have the Ensoniq ASR-10 or planning to buy one...(also hoping for current users to drop knowledge and love ) The Ensoniq ASR 10 is a sampling keyboard. basically used in the boom bap era..( i assume ) it gives a rich grimey old hiphop sound...(the real hiphop sound)... some would prefer the sound given by this sampler rather than the akai mpc 2k, 2kxl...etc if you are planning to buy one, try to avoid the ones with a purple screen, these kind have a short life span...( for what reason, i dont know) buy the ones that are fully upgraded if possible, especially the ram...the standard model would come in 2mb if im not mistaken but could be expandable to 16mb....these are old samplers, getting a hold of upgrades are really hard to find (believe me, Ive been searching for upgrades even before I buy one. Ive been on the internet for about two weeks already and it really is hard to find upgrades that you can trust) look for the ones with SCSI...this will allow you to connect CF cards and CD-roms etc. just for the equipment to be able to adapt to the fast changing technology today for the ASR-10 uses FLOPPY DISKS. this equipment overheats so be very carefull if I were you, id hate to lose a very good vintage sampler. that is it for now...i hope that this thread would cover more info on this for i have questions of my own... i was planning on connecting this to my mpc 2500. sampling on the asr 10 going to the mpc then tracking out to ableton...just wondering if i still should get upgrades and such... i was also planning on getting a turntable so i can sample from vinyl, how would i be able to get the samples to the asr 10? so that would be... ASR 10 > AKAI MPC 2500 >ABLETON or TURNTABLE > ASR 10 > AKAI MPC 2500 >ABLETON thanks a bunch!!