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Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Dec 1985
Following October's preview, Sequential’s new sampler gets the in-depth treatment from Paul Wiffen, who refuses to return the review sample.
Review | One Two Testing, Oct 1985
containing your samples
Review | Home & Studio Recording, Jun 1985
Midi Sound Sampler
Review | In Tune, Oct 1985
Review | Electronics & Music Maker, May 1985
Polyphonic MIDI Sound Sampler
A real advance in the field of accessible polyphonic sound sampling. Tim Goodyer finds out if the 612's beauty is more than price-tag-deep.
Review | One Two Testing, May 1985
polyphonic sampling for a grand
Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Jan 1986
...while Tim Goodyer checks out the production version of Akai’s contender and cocks an ear in the direction of some factory sound disks.
Review | In Tune, Jul 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 | International Musician, Jul 1986
Paul Fishman gets weird — again
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 | Home & Studio Recording, Oct 1985
A fresh look at the production model of the Akai S612 MIDI controlled sound sampler by Steve Howell.
Review | Making Music, Jan 1987
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 | Electronics & Music Maker, Jun 1985
An all-British sound-sampling and drum-synthesising MIDI percussion machine with built-in sequencer gets an exclusive preview courtesy of David Ellis - there's even comment from the designers.
Review | Sound On Sound, Jun 1988
Roland S550/S330 Sampling Modules
David Mellor looks at Roland's flagship rackmount sampler, the S550, and its newly launched escort vessel, the S330. Are they squaring up to fire a broadside at the enemy's sampling fleet? Find out inside.
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 | One Two Testing, Aug 1985
Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Oct 1985
A modest newcomer to the sampling arena is Boss' DSD2 pedal. Paul White finds out if it's capable of more intelligent iterations than 'hangover'.
Review | International Musician, Mar 1986
RPQ-10 PREAMP/EQ, RSD-10 DIGITAL SAMPLER/DELAY Two hot new additions to the home-effects range. Tony Reed reports
Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Mar 1986
Paul White again, with details of a pitch-following sampling delay for only £200. His conclusion? Buy it!
Review | Sound On Sound, Dec 1989
Emu Systems Emax II
What do you get if you cross an Emax with a Proteus? An Emaximus perhaps, or maybe even a Protemax? Kendall Wrightson test drives Emu's new 16-bit sampler to find out.