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Average rating: 4.3 out of 5
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Flomatic a professional user from CT.Usa writes:
This machine is fat in its own right,Makes great early nintedo sounds if tweak right.Blows a Ensoniq mirage out of the water.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Friday-May-09-2003 at 23:09
Rev Negative from somewhere writes:
So I finally got my hands on this EVIL little device from the masters at AKAI. 73$w/ MD280 and 22 disks. At first I almost relisted it on ebay and then I started with the horrible twisted expirements. Holy S&^T!! this thing rules. Everything just a few knobs and sliders away.Excellent for noize expirementation. Anyone out there ever sequence it and then loop the front line out back into the record in and then can get ugly real fast but try it, it's fun. Anyways I have only 2 problems with it the first is mecahnical, my level pot is dying and the front out jack needs to be refitted to the casing. And the other problem is no,lfo to the filter...oh well. Anyone ever mod their s612...I am thinking about giving it a try...(though I might unleash the inner demons hidden inside) If you can get one or I will.....

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Aug-27-2002 at 20:54
japito a professional user from hoboken, antwerp, belgio writes:
hi S-612-guys-and-girls °-°,

first i would totally recommend this formidable sampler, it= definitely awesome to play live with && xperiment with it ... w°o°w

then, much more important !! in contrary of what has been said here, <<<< THERE R STILL NEWLY PRODUCED QUICKDISKS AVAILABLE >>>> , only not from roland or korg, etc ... but from typemachines-multinationals<damn them> -----------------------------------> so go to yr closest electronic typemachine shops, and ask for quickdisks ... there=a very good chance they'll have it !!! If any of you want to sell her/his S612, mail me 'cos i definitely would buy another one ciao

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Saturday-Jun-15-2002 at 11:55
this thing's ok, but really a HUGE waste of space in your set-up considering what it does. ALSO consider the fact that the 2.8 disks are almost impossible to find for MD280, and if you do find them, they are probably corrupt or no good by now. This baby has seen its better days. I would strongly recommend that you save the $ for something a little more modern. Heck even an Akai S0-1 would be a far better choice than this old least you'd have more than like one second of sampling (heheh) or even better, the 900 or 950 would be only $200 or $300. Sampling has come a long long way since the much so, that this puppy is pretty much an antique now.

Rating: 2 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Apr-03-2002 at 01:42
gregory a hobbyist user from usa writes:
i have gotten some really nice effects step sequencing a mono-line of random 16th notes, then playing the knobs (especially release time) as it plays back. i love the instant gratification of the controls. must be the most accessible sampler ever. it's a bit huge for one one-second lo-fidelity sample, but i think it's well worth the space. it's wonderful for gritty old techno and house vocal sample workouts.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Thursday-Jul-26-2001 at 16:11
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