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Accurate Prophecies

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Dec 1985
Prophet 2000

Following October's preview, Sequential’s new sampler gets the in-depth treatment from Paul Wiffen, who refuses to return the review sample.

Akai S612

Review | Home & Studio Recording, Jun 1985
Midi Sound Sampler

Akai S612

Review | In Tune, Oct 1985

Akai S612

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.

Akai S612 Update

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.

Akai S900 MIDI Digital Sampler

Review | In Tune, Jul 1986

Akai S900 Revisited

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?

Akai S900 Sampler

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.

Akai S900 Sampler

Review | International Musician, Jul 1986
SamplerCheck

Paul Fishman gets weird — again

Akai S950

Review | Home & Studio Recording, Mar 1989

The successor to Akai's industry standard S900 hits the streets.

Akai S950 Digital Sampler

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.

Akai the New

Review | Home & Studio Recording, Oct 1985

A fresh look at the production model of the Akai S612 MIDI controlled sound sampler by Steve Howell.

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.

Anvil Percussion Synthesiser

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.

Big Guns

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.

Bits & Pieces

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.

Boss DSD2

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'.

Boss Micro Rack Additions

Review | International Musician, Mar 1986
Studio Test

RPQ-10 PREAMP/EQ, RSD-10 DIGITAL SAMPLER/DELAY Two hot new additions to the home-effects range. Tony Reed reports

Boss RSD10 Sampling Delay

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Mar 1986

Paul White again, with details of a pitch-following sampling delay for only £200. His conclusion? Buy it!

Doppelganger

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.

Dynamic Digital Drums

Review | Sound On Sound, Dec 1986
Korg DDD-1

Korg's latest (and some might say greatest) drum machine takes a heavy pounding from Mark Jenkins. But does it survive the assault? Read on to find out...

E-Mu Emax Sampler

Review | Music Technology, Jan 1987
Polyphonic Sampling Keyboard

An exclusive, in-depth report on the machine that promises to bring Emulator quality to the masses. Paul Wiffen, Emulator fan, finds out if the promises are fulfilled.

E-Mu Emax SE HD

Review | Music Technology, Jun 1988
Sampling Keyboard

E-mu enhance their popular Emax sampler with a built-in 20 Meg hard disk and two new methods of sound synthesis. But how successful is the sampler-as-synthesiser? Bob O'Donnell takes it to the max.

E-mu SP1200

Review | Sound On Sound, Oct 1987
Sampling Percussion System

Not just a sampling drum machine, more a solid state tape recorder! As things start to heat up at the top end of the drum machine market, David Mellor gives E-mu's successor to their popular SP-12 a thorough pounding.

 

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