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 | Music Technology, Mar 1993
Leaders of the new school?
Review | In Tune, May 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 | 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, 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.
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.
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.
Review | Electronic Soundmaker & Computer Music, Jun 1985
Akai S612 MIDI Sampler
Akai's first sampler - with its own 'Quick Disk' facility.
Review | Recording Musician, Dec 1992
Akai S01 16-bit Sampler
At last, a sampler that's affordable, expandable and approachable.
Review | Sound On Sound, Nov 1988
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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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.
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.
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.
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.