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My Baby!

Advantages: ease of use
Disadvantages: lack of memory compared to more modern samplers

The Akai S2000 was without doubt a ground-breaking sampler. It was the first sampler I owned as a young and enthusiastic musician without much money to go around. Therein lies the beauty of the S2000, it really did open the doors to the masses who couldn' ...

Jogga 21.06.2006 · Read full review
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Review of Akai S2000

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Top Sampler

Advantages: great sound, great features
Disadvantages: steep learning curve

I have used this machine for the past 4 years (and its predecessor the E64 for another 4) and rate them the best on the market. Even with all the soft sampling available nowadays, you can't substitute it for a hardware sampler for speed, ease of use and r ...

dpounds 15.06.2004 · Read full review
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Review of Emu E6400 Ultra

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I Love My S3000XL

Advantages: Was Industry standard, Easy to use
Disadvantages: Software samplers

I have had my S3000 XL for 5 years now, and with the prices you can pick thease up for now, they are a must for anyone who doesn't like working in the Computer Environment. They come out of the box with 2meg of Memory, but this is easly /cheaply upgrad ...

forseyforsey2002 12.02.2004 · Read full review
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Review of Akai S3000XL

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Antique Hardware

Advantages: The Price
Disadvantages: Dated

Right okay what is it ???? Its a piece of hardware studio equipment,hardware meaning it runs away from the computer not software.Its a machine which you use to produce sounds and play around with drum beats and just generally using to just jam with and ...

jaydan245 13.04.2010 · Read full review
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Review of Korg ES-1

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To much like hard work

Advantages: Great in its day
Disadvantages: To Dated

Okay so i have been given this sampler for free,as a friend is clearing out a load of equipment.So i have had a play (much to my neighbours dismay).So lets see what it is all about. Right first up my mate has had this since 1998,so it is not a new piece ...

jaydan245 13.06.2010 · Read full review
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Review of Yamaha A3000

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