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Action Replay

Review | Sound On Sound, Apr 1989
Akai S1000PB 16bit Stereo Sample Player with SWM and Workstation Disks

Do you find the idea of sampling your own sounds unappealing? Why not settle for a high quality replay-only sampler like the Akai S1000PB and spend the money you save on more library disks? Paul Ireson checks out the machine and Akai's newly launched set of Workstation and SWM disks.

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 CD3000

Review | Music Technology, Sep 1993
CD-ROM sample player

The CD Side of sampling.

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 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).

Akai S2800 & S3000 Samplers

Review | Music Technology, Mar 1993

Leaders of the new school?

Casio FZ-1 Sampling Keyboard

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.

Casio FZ1

Review | Music Technology, Jun 1987
Sampling Keyboard

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.

Casio FZ20M

Review | Music Technology, Mar 1990
Digital Sampler

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.

Casio FZ20M Sampler

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.

Cheetah SX16

Review | Music Technology, Aug 1990
Sampling Module

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.

Dynacord ADS Sampler

Review | Sound On Sound, Feb 1990

The ADS sampler has the look and feel of a German sports car - expensive, no-nonsense, and high performance. Craig Anderton takes it for a test drive.

E-Mu Systems Emulator III Version 1.21

Review | Music Technology, Aug 1988
Digital Sound Production Workstation

The latest version of E-mu's popular Emulator sampler incorporates stereo 16-bit sampling and a hard disk drive. Chris Meyer can't believe his ears.

Ensoniq ASR-10

Review | Music Technology, Jan 1993
Advanced Sampling Recorder

Bit of this, bit of that

Ensoniq EPS

Preview | Music Technology, Aug 1988
Sampler

It's nearly three years since Ensoniq struck it rich with the Mirage sampler. Simon Trask previews Ensoniq's new sampler and asks "can they repeat their success with the EPS?"

Ensoniq EPS

Review | Music Technology, Oct 1988
Performance Sampler

It's been a while in the pipeline but Ensoniq's successor to their popular Mirage sampler is up and running. Simon Trask checks out the latest "peoples' sampler".

Ensoniq EPS Update

Review | Micro Music, Jun/Jul 1989

Paul Wiffen takes an exclusive look a Ensoniq's latest offering in the field of sampling

Ensoniq EPS-M Sampler Module

Review | Music Technology, May 1989

Rather than keep the module-addicts happy with a rack version of their EPS sampler, Ensoniq have incorporated some attractive improvements into their EPS-M - like quadrupling its memory. David Bradwell liked it so much he bought it...

Ensoniq EPS16 Plus

Review | Music Technology, Feb 1991
Digital Sampling Workstation

After a recent change in UK distribution, Ensoniq look set to increase their popularity with this upgraded version of their EPS sampler. Simon Trask likes what he samples.

Ensoniq EPSm

Review | Sound On Sound, Jun 1989
Rack-Mount Sampler/Sequencer

A rack-mount version of the EPS was something Ensoniq swore they would never produce, but they have finally bowed to public pressure. Paul Wiffen looks at the extra memory, extra outputs and SCSI applications, and concludes it has been worth the wait.

Ensoniq Performance Sampler

Review | Sound On Sound, Feb 1988

The ability to load new samples whilst playing is only one of many performance-related features which make the 20-voice EPS stand out from the current crowd of sampling keyboards. Craig Anderton reveals the others...

Fairlight Series III

Review | Sound On Sound, Sep 1986
THE ULTIMATE SOFT MACHINE

The Fairlight (in its previous Series II guise) was/is probably the most famous computer musical instrument in the world. Everybody knows the name, but few really know what its true capabilities are. Now there is a new breed of Fairlight, far more powerful and far more sophisticated than the old one ever was - the Series III. Richard Elen takes a look at the mind-boggling potential of this Rolls-Royce of sound sampling/synthesizing machines.

 

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