Year released: Circa 1990
Just Blaze: "Shortly after the Sega Genesis, Gemini introduces the first mixer with a built-in sampler. It had six or 10 seconds of sampling time. Now I'm a little older and I'm understanding the concept of loops more, I'm understanding the concept of drums and whatnot. So, now you're like, OK, I can sample something into this, hook it up to a tape recorder, hit that loop for two minutes, record that loop onto a tape, then sample something else and play and trigger that, and over dub it over the first loop that I made. With every over-dub you did the sound quality got worse. But now you could loop records up from mixtapes, 'cause sometimes a record didn't have an instrumental and you would try to do a blend, you could sample two bars of an end of a song that didn't have an instrumental and blend vocals with it."