Synth Site: Akai: S2000: User reviews Add review
Average rating: 4.3 out of 5
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peter simeon jr a professional user from st lucia writes:
i have an akai s2000 sampler that the heart beat of my studio (rhythm house)i just installed mesa on my pc i have a problem with the scsi id # the computer finds the sampler but there is no software to i/stall it, it works ok for a while then the n i get an error message how do i solve this

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Feb-27-2001 at 18:18
Huddie Klein a hobbyist user from Holland writes:
I think it's great. I've got the extra outputs wich I feed into my mixer and I've got it hooked up to my pc with scsi and MESA. It works!

I record all my samples with the pc, not the sampler, and I use sample-cd's. Anything I put into it comes out clean and unchanged.

The filter and envelopes are nothing much, but you can change the character of samples if you want to and this is not a synth. (Buy a nordlead if you want that!)

For the price, sound, possibilities, and the ease of use (via the pc).

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Friday-Jan-26-2001 at 09:13
buill a part-time user from uk writes:
A word of advice, put this head to head against the emu esi 2000. nuf sed!!!!!!!

posted Sunday-Jan-21-2001 at 17:06
Mark a part-time user from USA writes:
Hey I got lucky and bought an S2000 fully loaded on ebay for $550. My opinion? Do *ALL* your audio editing in Sound Forge (or if you have a MAC use equiv software) and then transfer the sample (floppy, SCSI, SPDIF, analog, whatever) to the S2000. Just think about it, the money you would spend on any sampler, FX card(s), expansion, etc. can be $aved and put towards an audio card. You can get great cards for Mac/PC for as little as $150 on ebay or $225 new.

I guess some people want a full blown box for cheap that does it all and that's ok, but I just needed "a box with ram and lots of outputs" so I can edit my samples in Sound Forge, tranfer to S2000, map the keys on my synth and I am done. Piece of cake! I have no problems with bass on mine and I am feeding it to a Mackie 32:8 buss mixer and EQing it there. I don't really know anyone who runs their bass drum "dry" anyway.. Usually you either compress it, EQ it, whatever but never run it dry..

End Result: It's a good sub $1000 sampler but since I don't use the internal FX of it (or any sampler) I could care less about internal FX, just quality of output. I mostly use it for building my own drum loops (10 outputs are great!) and it works perfect for me..

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Friday-Dec-22-2000 at 23:56
Chris H a hobbyist user from Sweden writes:
Great stuff. for a medium home studio, this unit rules. too bad extra outs are so expensive =(

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Thursday-Dec-14-2000 at 12:00
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