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Akai 3000 Series Samplers

Review | Music Technology, Feb 1993
Akai's new 3000 Series sampler range - the MT guide

The brand new heavies previewed

Akai S01 Sampler

Review | Music Technology, Nov 1992

Akai the new...

Akai S1000

Preview | Music Technology, Oct 1988
Sampler

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.

Akai S1000

Review | Music Technology, Dec 1988
Digital Sampler

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.

Akai S1100

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.

Akai S2800 & S3000 Samplers

Review | Music Technology, Mar 1993

Leaders of the new school?

Akai S612

Review | In Tune, May 1986

Akai S900 Revisited

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?

Akai S900 Sampler

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.

Akai S950

Review | Home & Studio Recording, Mar 1989

The successor to Akai's industry standard S900 hits the streets.

Akai S950 Digital Sampler

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.

Akai X7000 Sampler

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.

Akai X7000 Sampling Keyboard

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.

Bits & Pieces

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.

Eat your heart out PPG!

Review | Sound On Sound, Jul 1986
Akai S900 Sampler

Akai's first foray into the sampling market, the S612, was a resounding success. Their new sampling system, aimed more at studios, is considerably more advanced yet still a respectable price. Eventually it will incorporate a multitrack event recorder and harmonic synthesis module, but just released is the first system component - the S900 rack-mount sampler. Mark Jenkins checks it out.

Sampling Expandability

Review | Music Technology, Sep 1987
Akai S900 V2.0 & ASK90 and Steinberg Soundworks

Already a well-established sampler, the Akai S900 is on the receiving end of a series of software and firmware updates from Akai and Steinberg. Chris Jenkins boots them up.

Sampling The Japanese Way

Review | Sound On Sound, Dec 1985
Akai S612 MIDI Sampler

A reduction in price and the introduction of their Quick Disk make Akai's S612 MIDI Sampler an even more attractive investment. Paul Gilby was suitably impressed.

Snap Shots & Symphonies

Review | Electronic Soundmaker & Computer Music, Jun 1985
Akai S612 MIDI Sampler

Akai's first sampler - with its own 'Quick Disk' facility.

Steal Of The Century

Review | Recording Musician, Dec 1992
Akai S01 16-bit Sampler

At last, a sampler that's affordable, expandable and approachable.

The New Standard?

Review | Sound On Sound, Nov 1988
Akai S1000

No-one can deny that Akai's S900 is the 'industry standard' sampler, having kept all newcomers at bay for well over two years. But now there's a new heir to the throne. David Mellor looks at the long-awaited 16-bit stereo, 16-note polyphonic S1000.

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This article has no OCR bodytext.Akai Competition

Competition | Music Technology, May 1988

Owning an Akai S700 sampler could be as far away as answering a few simple questions on the uses of samples in popular music. Test your knowledge and your luck in MT's latest competition.

This article has no OCR bodytext.Akai Competition

Competition | Music Technology, Feb 1993

Your chance to win one of Akai's new samplers

Getting The Most From... Mono Mode - Part 3

Feature | Topic: MIDI | Electronics & Music Maker, Oct 1986

In the third part of this series on the growing uses of multiple MIDI channelisation, Paul Wiffen looks at the advantage of using separate audio outputs on the Akai S900.

Making the Most of your Akai S1000 Sampler - Part 1

Feature | Topic: Sampling | Sound On Sound, May 1989

Recently voted 'Best Sampler' by SOS readers, Akai's S1000 has quickly established itself as the industry standard 16-bit machine. So who better to reveal the innermost secrets of the instrument than the creator of the new SWM and Workstation sample disks, Akai product specialist Steve Howell. This month he kicks off the series with an explanation of how to take your own samples.

Making the Most of your Akai S1000 Sampler - Part 2

Feature | Topic: Sampling | Sound On Sound, Jun 1989
Sample Editing & Manipulation

PART 2: Akai product specialist Steve Howell passes on more useful tips to help you make the most of your new S1000 sampler.

 

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