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Average rating: 4.3 out of 5
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OKAY..... i heard enough stuff about the s5000 being a "buggy" sampler. With all the new OS updates, is it any better? i am considering buying one, but i want to make sure that the midi timing problem is fixed, especially for drum rolls and so on.. what's this i heard about not being able to format a hard drive? I would like for someone with the latest OS to post what they think about it so I can get a better idea.

posted Tuesday-Sep-24-2002 at 16:07
Scott Logan a hobbyist user from USA writes:
The S5000 is awesome! What a beast. The screen and interface are the best I have seen. The features just go and on. Akai has been good to contact when needed. The EB20 effect board is alot of fun.

I have also installed an 18gig SCSI drive internally. This allows me to boot up load a multi and go!

Adding memory was simple. You can max this bad boy out at 256 meg.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Monday-Sep-23-2002 at 16:20
Trevor Heitlauf a professional user from US writes:
Excellent filters, Excellent MIDI timing...and MIDI file playback. Save laptop for softsynths now! Still need scsi cable and terminator for external hard drive and need a lil' more RAM, but I love it so far!! Has anyone heard of an Akai screen on one of these dying out completely? thanx for any info!

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Monday-Sep-23-2002 at 09:16
Nik a part-time user from UK writes:
Bought a normal IDE hard drive for mine - used the Akai IDE/SCSI converter card - fitted it - no probs - bought USB interface with AKS software BIG PROBLEM !! only half a picture of the sampler panel on the computer screen - cannot enlarge whatever I do- any quick fixes for this problem anyone? Mine has extended Ram,External CD via SCSI ,internal Hard drive with IDE/SCSI interface kit fitted,USB kit fitted.Strongly advice to search out these things if purchasing , USB not essential but everything else pretty much is... cost over another £400 odd on top of sampler price when we added these things.Other than that can't fault it really.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Friday-May-24-2002 at 19:23
RJ from Pro from NY writes:
Don't believe the negative press aout this machine, I can NOT understand it!! This thing is a WORKHORSE. Total quality through and through! A++++

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Monday-May-20-2002 at 21:25
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