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Average rating: 4.5 out of 5
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Slicemysta a part-time user from USA writes:
I love the s-1000. It gives you superb sound quality with features that can still compete with new machines. I've had it for almost a year and so far I haven't had any problems. I have the built in hard drive with 32 mb of memory, so I'm set!

Peace, Slicemysta

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Sunday-Jan-28-2001 at 23:36
michael from Netherlands writes:
I own the S1000KB(26MB), its old its heavy and sometimes I think I should sell it and get new stuff for the money but every time I switch on this damm thing (my first love)I recognize this thing is a basic machine you can trust in, yes I know the filters are weak and its a little outdated but in my opinion this machine has its own sound (yes I know its a sampling machine).The real bad thing is that AKAI is not able to give you some support for this old machines, so I ask myself people made this machine to an "industrial standard" and no one at AKAI is able or willing to support this machines, thats not fair for the people who buys this machines to get in touch with sampling for the first time...

I really love this thing I...........

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Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Thursday-Nov-09-2000 at 04:20
r-tek a hobbyist user from UK writes:
my friend and sometime studio partner has one. Very basic indeed, but thats partly the beauty of it I suppose. The sound quality is acceptable, its incredibly easy to use and it seems pretty solid.

Mebbe incredibly, considering how cheap some of the emus and yams are now 2nd hand, this thing still fetches pretty big money, but then a piece is only ever worth what people are prepared to pay for it.

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Thursday-Aug-31-2000 at 09:03
Arp('Ashley Pomeroy') a hobbyist user from England writes:
Akai's first 16-bit stereo sampler and still something of an industry standard (along with the S900, second-hand prices are still 5-600 pounds, twelve years (!) on). It's 16-voice polyphonic, has no effects, not much in the way of sample-processing (compared to modern samplers, although it has an LFO, envelopes and a filter), but the memory can be expanded from the standard 2mb to 32mb and it looks amazingly groovy in your rack, as the screen and interface are a lot chunkier than on the S900.

XLR inputs are a bonus if you have the appropriate connectors, but most people will probably use the 1/4" jacks instead.

It was followed by the S1100, which had effects and built-in SCSI (for connection to a ZIP drive, for example), although it was aimed at the pro market and didn't sell nearly as well.

Akai's own follow-ups tended to up the complexity without adding significantly to the usability of the sampler.

There was a keyboard version, too, the S1000KB, which was extremely large, ungainly and expensive. Furthermore the S01 took the guts of the S1000 and removed the ability to sample, making it a playback / editing machine. An interesting concept, it didn't catch on, and you can find them cheaply nowadays.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Apr-04-2000 at 07:51
nubey a professional user from usa writes:
Yucky 12db filters, otherwise a plain vanilla sampler, me I much prefer the E-mu samplers akai's lack lowend.


posted Thursday-Mar-09-2000 at 16:12
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