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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 | 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, May 1986
Review | Home & Studio Recording, Jun 1985
Midi Sound Sampler
Review | In Tune, Oct 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 | 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 | 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 | 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.
Review | Sound On Sound, Jun 1988
Roland S550/S330 Sampling Modules
David Mellor looks at Roland's flagship rackmount sampler, the S550, and its newly launched escort vessel, the S330. Are they squaring up to fire a broadside at the enemy's sampling fleet? Find out inside.
Review | Sound On Sound, Dec 1988
How To Upgrade Your Akai S900
What do you do when your 12-bit Akai S900 sampler starts to seem a little underspecified in comparison with the latest models? Upgrade it with a '16-bit injection' from Marion Systems. David Mellor reports.
Review | Sound On Sound, Jun 1987
Leading The Field?
Casio caused a furore at February's Frankfurt Music Fair when they unveiled the world's first 'affordable' 16-bit sampling keyboard with onboard graphic editing display - the FZ-1. Mark Jenkins visits the Casio factory to bring you a comprehensive preview of this remarkable instrument.
Review | Music Technology, Jun 1987
This is it. A 16-bit sampling keyboard for the price of a 12-bit one, with digital synthesis tacked on as a bonus. Jim Burgess gives his verdict in our exclusive review.
Review | Music Technology, Mar 1990
With two-minutes of sample time, Casio's FZ20M would seem to be an instant contender for any serious sampler's shortlist - but size isn't always everything, as Vic Lennard discovers.
Review | Sound On Sound, Aug 1989
Casio have added a SCSI interface to their FZ10M, made the hard disk optional, and called it the FZ20M. Paul Ireson investigates this born-again sampler.
Review | Music Technology, Aug 1990
After much pre-publicity, Cheetah's first venture into the world of samplers is here. It's 16-bit stereo, reads S900 disks and is reviewed by Vic Lennard.