Originally Posted by wildbill
Ha ha - I bought an Ensoniq EPS sampling keyboard the first year they came out. It was around $1,500 (about $3,000 in today's dollars) and had almost 1/2 Megabyte (480Kb) memory.
I very rarely felt limited with that amount of memory and a good sample editing program (Wavelab).
How times change.
I ROCKED my EPS!! I got the memory expander for a whopping 2MB of RAM shared between the OS, sample memory, and sequencer memory. This machine had ZERO ROM. Stacks of 3.5" floppy disks, sampling to hardware, using a one line LED screen and a handful of arrow keys and number keys to edit samples AND sequences, flaky keyboard crashing, using an original Octapad II as a MIDI drum controller....fun times. The funny thing is, 20 years later, with FAR better technology, and a lot better and a lot more equipment, I don't think I've really made much progress making music. Oh well, at least I'm still having fun.