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Review | Sound On Sound, Mar 1986
Ensoniq Mirage Multi-Sampler
Manufacturers of keyboard samplers are now turning their attentions to the studio market by offering enhanced rack-mount versions of their products. Mark Jenkins waited anxiously at Heathrow for the first device to hit our shores - the budget-priced, 8-voice multi-sampler from Ensoniq. Read his report.
Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Dec 1985
Following October's preview, Sequential’s new sampler gets the in-depth treatment from Paul Wiffen, who refuses to return the review sample.
Review | Music Technology, Feb 1993
Akai's new 3000 Series sampler range - the MT guide
The brand new heavies previewed
Review | Music Technology, Nov 1992
Akai the new...
Preview | Music Technology, Oct 1988
Akai's popular S900 sampler has appeared on more records and in more studios than you can name. Simon Trask takes an early look at the S900's successor, the 16-bit, 16-voice S1000.
Review | Music Technology, Dec 1988
Following in the footsteps of their successful S900 sampler, Akai's new baby looks likely to set new standards in sampling hardware. Simon Trask's thrilled to bits.
Review | Music Technology, May 1991
Digital Stereo Sampler
Having set the music industry standard in sampling with their S1000, Akai are now taking moving pictures into their stride. Simon Trask gets frame-accurate on the S1100.
Review | Sound On Sound, Dec 1990
16-Bit Stereo Sampler
Akai's S1000 is without doubt the industry standard professional sampler, so why try and improve on the best? Paul Wiffen finds that SMPTE cue listing, AES/EBU real-time output, and built-in effects are a good start (with hard disk recording to follow).
Review | Music Technology, Mar 1993
Leaders of the new school?
Review | In Tune, Oct 1985
Review | Home & Studio Recording, Jun 1985
Midi Sound Sampler
Review | Electronics & Music Maker, May 1985
Polyphonic MIDI Sound Sampler
A real advance in the field of accessible polyphonic sound sampling. Tim Goodyer finds out if the 612's beauty is more than price-tag-deep.
Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Jan 1986
...while Tim Goodyer checks out the production version of Akai’s contender and cocks an ear in the direction of some factory sound disks.
Review | In Tune, Jul 1986
Review | Sound On Sound, Oct 1987
S900 owner David Mellor receives a package in the post from Akai, which rekindles his enthusiasm in the sampler which was one of the first to combine a wealth of facilities with a reasonable price. Will the Version 2.0 software update bring the Akai into line with the latest samplers on the market or has it become old technology - just after its first birthday?
Review | International Musician, Jul 1986
Paul Fishman gets weird — again
Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Jul 1986
Akai's super-sampler carries on where their S612 left off. Paul Wiffen finds its ease of use belies its sophistication.
Review | Home & Studio Recording, Mar 1989
The successor to Akai's industry standard S900 hits the streets.
Review | Music Technology, Jan 1989
As musicians demand ever more from their samplers, Akai replace the studio-standard S900 with an enhanced machine. Vic Lennard samples the march of progress.
Review | Home & Studio Recording, Oct 1985
A fresh look at the production model of the Akai S612 MIDI controlled sound sampler by Steve Howell.
Review | Phaze 1, Nov 1988
Review | Music Technology, Jan 1987
Polyphonic Sampling Keyboard
Put six S612 modules in a box, stick a keyboard on it, add some new features, and you've got Akai's contender in the budget sampling keyboard stakes. Simon Trask takes notes.
Review | Sound On Sound, Jan 1987
Akai are quickly becoming the name to look out for when it comes to hi-tech products (their hi-fi's not bad either!) and this keyboard-based successor to their S612 sampler certainly reinforces that opinion. Julian Colbeck checks out its attractions.
Review | Phaze 1, Aug 1989
Dream Machine: ensoniq EPS/EPSm
the all-singing all-dancing all-bankrupting Ensoniq EPS
Review | Electronic Soundmaker, Dec 1984
With the DS 3 - a sound-sampling expansion for the Apple II computer. Access to expensive sounds at a reasonable price.