is a device that records fragments of audio and lets you play them back on a
MIDI keyboard or on drum machine pads or electronic drums. Samplers
are used in nearly all music production today, from orchestral movie scores
to hip hop. There are two basic types of samplers--hardware and
software. You can load any sound you want into a sampler, making them
extremely flexible audio-wise for many uses. With a MIDI sequencer and
a good sampler, you can do incredible things.