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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 S612

Review | In Tune, May 1986

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 & Computer Music, 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.

E-mu Systems Emulator

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Jun 1982

Ensoniq Mirage

Review | In Tune, Apr 1986

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

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Oct 1984
Sound Sampling System for Apple II/IIe

Mainframe's sound-sampling add-on for the Apple is now available to the general public. David Ellis puts the system through its paces.

Loop The Loop

Review | Electronic Soundmaker & Computer Music, 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.

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.

The Emulator... Two

Review | Electronic Soundmaker & Computer Music, 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 & Computer Music, Apr 1985
Mirage

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

 

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