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Average rating: 4.3 out of 5
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Sean Welch a hobbyist user from Tx, USA writes:
Wonderful machine. Thisis my first sampler, and I plan on keeping it for along time. Definatly a good idea of downgrading a machine, so people on a budget could buy it, and then later upgrade it, when they have the cash. 2000 bux is too much to cough up at once :) all in all.. Good price Good Fx Good Editing Good PRICE Great Polyphony.

hell...its like soundforge on in a rack unit. (more fun though)

My ownly beef with the machine is A) uses its own disk and file format, so *.wav files and the such can't be loaded on in raw form (unless u use Esi-win). but, its also a plus, cuz u can save whole user banks of sounds on 2 disks. B) everything is loaded into the ram. So u have to load the user bank, eachtime u turn the box on...not to much of a problem, but some Flash Rom would of made this thing godly.

BUT REMEMBER! its UPGRADABLE! u can constantly build on it. personally, I'm building a computer case full of drives for this thing to play with.

Tip: don't buy upgrades (ie: ram, drives) at specialty stores (guitar center, mars, blah)....u pay an arm and a leg for something u could get at a 10th of a price. www.pricewatch.com

-outy.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Thursday-Sep-14-2000 at 13:59
nubey a professional user from usa writes:
Emu manuals bad? What a joke they're great, try a Roland or worse a Yamaha manual out, they truelly suck -- Emu's manuals are written by an American for us, I just can't see how you can complain unless you're a new-by to sampling...

Just a thought... Nubey

My ESI4k and E64k just rock, they're the best sampler for the price hands down,

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Monday-Aug-07-2000 at 18:34
Tinee a part-time user writes:
Got mine about 2 weeks ago. Only 2 CDs. The manual SUCKS. Does anyone know how to layer samples on top of each other???? Other than that, the sampler is PHAT!!! Mad filters and processing. This makes the ASR-10 look like crap! The only thing the ASR has over this is a sequencer, and if you have a hardware or software sequencer, you will do just FINE. This is my second sampler, but first up-to-date. I also got a Korg DSS1. It is gonna take me some time to learn this machine and ALL it can do. Anybody got some tips and tricks OR know where I can find some, PLEASE EMAIL ME!!!

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Monday-Aug-07-2000 at 15:59
Matt S. a part-time user from SEATTLE writes:
Just got mine, $650 (after tax). It was the 2nd to last one and I'm stoked. It was this or an ES-1 or SU200 and this beats the pants off those two. Go to GC before this month ends if you need a good sampler at a rediculous price.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Jul-26-2000 at 19:35
xeroterra a professional user from USA writes:
yeah, so i'm pretty much an akai kind of person...but my roommate just picked one of these up last weekend. at guitar center, $600. now that's a hell of a deal even if you do only get 4mb ram and two assignable outs. since it's his i've only played with it a few times...but it's so easy to use, the manual is like 12 pages for chirsts sake. the filters sound alright, and the midi is good, i sent continuous controller data to it to sweep the filter and it went over fine. two envelope generators and (i think?) two LFOs. it's a cool little machine. and yeah, comes with sample CDs too. it's just so damn cheap, that's the beauty, but i'll keep rocking on my akai, that beast has THE filters. (not like i don't just process everything on my k2000 anyway. bah, i'm rambling...) have fun.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Friday-Jul-21-2000 at 05:56
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