■The Roland MS-1 Digital Sampler is a compact, 16-bit digital audio phrase sampler from 1994 as an inexpensive, entry-level sampler. Later replaced by far more famous Boss SP-202 sampler.
■ It a features small LCD display (no backlit), eight rubber pads that triggered individual samples assigned to them. The eight pads were arranged into five banks for a total of 40 sampled sounds - 16 sounds (divided in banks A & B) with the built-in flash memory (28f400bx / TC511664BJ) and up to 24 (banks C, D & E) expanded with a PCMCIA memory card (quite rare today). Without a card, only banks A & B could be used.
■ maximum sample time (mono or stereo) mode depended on the frequency quality selected that was selected during recording: "High", "Standard," "Long-1," or even more lofi "Long 2." (see table below for more details).
The internal memory held approximately 20 seconds on the High setting, or nearly a minute on the Long-2 setting.
■ Edit samples can be pitch controlled, playback start-and-end points could be edited, also truncated or split to pads
■ no built-in audio effects
■ single track sequencer which triggered only the internal sounds and up to four sequence patterns can stored in memory (approx 900 entries)