Synth Site: AKAI: SG01V: User reviews Add review
Average rating: 3.8 out of 5
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ZT a hobbyist user from China writes:
I got this one 24hr ago. that is great, when i try the sound, every one give me so much inspiration.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Sunday-Jan-12-2003 at 08:49
Rupert White a part-time user from London writes:
This module makes some nice individual sounds especially pads and minimoog basses, but if used as a GM module its hard to separate 2 or more sounds in the mix. I'm not sure whether its the quality of the original samples or the coarseness of the akai filters, but they tend to all blend into one another.

Rating: 2 out of 5 posted Tuesday-May-14-2002 at 18:30
Dave Sherriff a hobbyist user from UK writes:
I got a 2nd hand SG01V the other week to go with my Roland MVS1 and I'm very impressed. The two units complement each other well. The MVS1 can do more 'in yer face' fat/dirty sounds, where the SG01V is more 'refined'. However the SG has a lot of user control & tweakability (if you control it via a PC anyway, esepc. with one of the Windows controller programs) - filter cutoff/resonance, envelope settings, LFO, etc. It forgets it all at power down though, so you will need a sequencer or something that can send the Sysex stuff back to it next time. I think the velocity sensitivity is really well programmed into the patches - with attacks being modified, filters opening up, etc, in just the right way. It makes the synth feel very expressive, I feel. Shame there aren't some delays available in the FX department, rather than just 30 different reverbs.

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Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Monday-Oct-16-2000 at 12:46
ashley a hobbyist user writes:
i picked one of these up for £99 a while ago as an impulse buy. it is useful rather than inspiring, er thats abouts it. it does what it says on the box and i should really get into editing it via acomputer sorry this is ,as i said, a useful box and no more. as it is an akai i will expect it to go on forever and the lack of storage for multis hack me off.

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Tuesday-May-23-2000 at 09:20
G man a part-timer user from England writes:
This is quite a nice module, some great sounds and some bloody awful ones too!. Luckily the great majority of the sounds are very useful especially the bass and synth patches, the drums are ok but having just 2 kits means you really need something else for precussion. I knocked together a cakewalk .ins file for this a couple of months ago, want a copy send me a mail. g PS the mark: on its own 2 out of 5, as an addition to other kit 4 of 5, the filter really is quite good for a digital box.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Jul-06-1999 at 19:27
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