Synth Site: Akai: S01: User reviews Add review
Average rating: 3.8 out of 5
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Arp('Ashley Pomeroy') a hobbyist user from England writes:
Ignored nowadays, the S01 was a cut-down S1000 (mono, 32khz) with the sampling capabilities removed, making it a playback-only device. It didn't catch on at the time (despite that fact that contemporary synthesiers were becoming sample-playback devices themselves), and can be picked up extremely cheaply nowadays. Whether you want one depends on how much you are prepared to rely on other people's sounds - if you don't plan on creating your own samples, and if you have access to a large range of Akai sounds (or a way of squirting samples from your PC into it) you might like to give it a try.

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Apr-04-2000 at 07:56
Spinster a professional user writes:
Definitely the easiest sampler I've used. Too bad the memory can't be expanded beyond 2 meg. Still, it's good for loops which although only mono sound great. It transposes cleanly over many octaves with minimal artifacts. The editing matrix is clear and well laid out, but editing options are pretty slim compared to the big boys. You can reverse, trim, tune and do simple amp env mods, not much else though. No filters.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Thursday-Dec-09-1999 at 01:47
skip a part-time user from st.louis, mo. writes:
This was the first piece of equipment that I picked up when I started making music almost 4 years ago. It is the perfect sampler for the beginner producer. With the mmt-8 sequencer and a keyboard. you can make decent sounding music it just all depends on how much you work at it.

Rating: 2 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Nov-30-1999 at 03:31
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