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Average rating: 4.6 out of 5
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moose a professional user from USA writes:
after many years away from the S1000 (i bought an S1000KB new all those years ago) i've purchased a fully expanded S1000PB for... wait for it... $30! }x-o

my emu e4's are still in use due to the larger ram & voice count (128 of each) but the '1000 gives me something different. and with cd-roms being cheaper than a decent take-home curry we'll be set with sounds for a long time to come.

just because its getting old doesn't mean it doesn't still sound great. bag one of the good ones before i do!!

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Thursday-Nov-02-2006 at 18:31
a hobbyist user from UK writes:
No wonder this machine became the Akai flagship. Almost every sampler, hardware or otherwise, is still compatible with its library, 18 years on! User-friendly interface, great sound (lots of 'body'), reads S3000 discs under OS4.40, HUGE library, individual outputs. Mine has SCSI and 10Mb RAM. Downside: the dreaded backlight. I use it alongside a 32Mb S2800i and a 128Mb E-mu Esi-4000, but it's still my favourite machine.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Saturday-Mar-11-2006 at 07:42
roxstar a professional user from Detrlot writes:
I'm gonna keep this simple. This is a nice sampler.. watch out for the backlights.. I had to replace mine, and if yours hasn't been replaced then it's just a matter of time. It's a real simple machine, but I can't figure out how to map my drums on the keyboard. You have to make keygroups and create a program from that, but each keygroup can only handle 4 samples, so on a 88 key keyboard, that's 20+ keygroups I have to create?? I'm really confused on that part, and ram upgrades.. 32 megs is gonna hit for about $300.. digital inputs/outputs are gonna be hard to find also. I really didn't spend much time with this box.. I like instant gratification (sp-202/303/MPC2000) and this box needs a lil '1 on 1' time. It's a solid machine, and sounds really good, so with that said, I give it a 3 out of 5.

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Aug-18-2004 at 14:46
Andy Paumann a part-time user from Austria writes:
I think the S1000 is a great sampler. I am currently using a S2000 & a S1000. I am preparing the samples on the S2000 with MESA II and than use them on the S1000, because I only have 8 individual outs on my S1000. You don't have to tell anything about the sound...its simply great!

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Friday-Apr-23-2004 at 03:31
Lu a hobbyist user from uk writes:
a superb sampler, a true bit of pro gear that you can pick up for next to nothing. I got one for £160 fully expanded which is great. My only disslike about it is that it's so big and heavy!! but you can't complain, it's getting old. easy to use with a well thought out interface.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Monday-Nov-24-2003 at 14:07
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