In the last three blog posts we’ve looked at the evolution of samplers – from tape, to expensive dinosaurs, to little grey boxes, to no boxes at all (besides the computer of course). Recently, while trolling vintage samplers on Ebay I noticed that the prices vary quite wildly. The Emulator I and IIs can go for as little as a few hundred to as much as several thousand dollars. There are legitimate reasons for this – its more expensive if a technology is no longer produced, some have modifications like card readers and bigger hard drives. A vintage samplers will also fetch more if it comes with a significant library of disks.