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A Sample of Eastern Ingenuity

Review | Home & Studio Recording, Dec 1985
Vesta Kozo DIG-420

Following their DIG-411 delay line: Vesta Kozo have now introduced this unit that is first and foremost a sampler and it can be used under keyboard control.

A Taste of Paradise

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.

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.

Behind the Greengate

Review | Electronic Soundmaker, Dec 1984
Greengate DS3

With the DS 3 - a sound-sampling expansion for the Apple II computer. Access to expensive sounds at a reasonable price.

Dig It

Review | Electronic Soundmaker, Sep 1985
Vesta DIG-420

Vesta's new sampler delay

E-mu Systems Emulator

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Jun 1982

EMU-Systems Emulator II

Review | One Two Testing, Nov 1984

the supreme sampling keyboard?

Emulator II

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Nov 1984
Eight-voice Polyphonic Sampling Keyboard

Paul Wiffen goes gaga over E-mu Systems' latest attempt at giving the average keyboard player complete control over the sound sampling process.

Ensoniq Mirage

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Jul 1985

At last - the instrument with a name on everybody's lips receives an in-depth examination of its European version. Man-on-the-spot is Paul Wiffen.

Ensoniq Mirage

Review | In Tune, Jul/Aug 1985

Fairlight CMI Review

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Jun 1981

First Born

Retrospective (Gear) | Topic: Vintage Instruments | Music Technology, Feb 1991
E-mu Emulator

These days a few hundred pounds will buy you technology that once cost thousands. Gordon Reid looks at an early sampler and discovers there's more to it and its manufacturer than you might have known.

Greengate DS3 Sampler

Review | In Tune, Jun 1985

Greengate DS3 Sampling System

Review | One Two Testing, Nov 1984

the cheapest sampling keyboard?

Logitech CSDD1 Sampling Delay

Review | Home & Studio Recording, Dec 1985

Loop The Loop

Review | Electronic Soundmaker, Jun 1985
Loop Create software for the Greengate DS:3.

New looping software for the Greengate DS:3.

Mirage Multisampler

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, May 1986

Simon Trask takes a look at the Mirage's rack-mounting counterpart, and finds it even better value than the keyboard version.

PPG Wave 2.3 and Waveterm

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, May 1984

A special report on the latest versions of these successful German instruments. Review by David Ellis.

The Emulator... Two

Review | Electronic Soundmaker, Jan 1985

The original Emulator brought sound-sampling out of the labs and onto the stage. The new model looks likely to repeat that success, and to transform sound sampling from precision recording into something like art.

Too Good To Be True?

Review | Electronic Soundmaker, Apr 1985
Mirage

An exclusive review of the Mirage Sampling Synth — A price breakthrough?

X-Samples

Review | In Tune, Dec 1986
Akai X7000 Sampling Keyboard

 

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