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chertzy (chertzy@mbox3.singnet.com.sg) writes:
Yamaha enter the "serious" sampler market with the new A5000 (and to a lesser extent, the smaller A4000).They seem to have pitched a "middle ground" between the big 2, by offering excellent sound creation and processing, and very serious polyphony/facilities. There are 2 reasons to consider this model over the industry standard Akais.. 1) Effects......EXCELLENT......just start with a simple sound and completely screw with it until it sounds like a different GENRE of instrument. 6 simultaneous, seriously smooth-sounding effects. 2) filters.......though losing out to the Emu's in the "crazy sound mangling" dept, the filters on this VERY good, very varied, and above all....they sound warm. No horrible digi harshness....I'm impressed. An excellent all-round instrument at a very good price.

(Thanks to chertzy for this info.)

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