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Average rating: 3.3 out of 5
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The Mix a professional user from UK writes:
This is one of my favourite samplers... still. I bought my first one new in 87 and still use it on nearly every track. Just so easy to use get sounds in and out. I have bought several more so now I have a rack of them at bargains prices. Ok, so no timestretch, etc. but not a bad piece of kit for the money. Even has a half decent Arpegiator. 2.8 inch quick discs a bit of a pain, I find it best to dump the samples over midi into a SysX libarian on a pc. Nothing can touch it for crunchy drum loop phrase sampling on a budget.

posted Monday-Aug-06-2001 at 09:49
The Mix a professional user from UK writes:
This is one of my favourite samplers... still. I bought my first one new in 87 and still use it on nearly every track. Just so easy to use get sounds in and out. I have bought several more so now I have a rack of them at bargains prices. Ok, so no timestretch, etc. but not a bad piece of kit for the money. Even has a half decent Arpegiator. 2.8 inch quick discs a bit of a pain, I find it best to dump the samples over midi into a SysX libarian on a pc. Nothing can touch it for crunchy drum loop phrase sampling on a budget.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Monday-Aug-06-2001 at 09:49
Filtersweeping a hobbyist user from USA writes:
So you're looking to buy an Akai s-612, eh? Well, I have a treat for you! How about an equally priced sampler that uses those fabulously cute quick disks, just like the s-612, and an equally gritty 12 bit sound quality! Wait, there's more! How would you like to have 4 sounds to play with instead of just one? Well then, the S-220 is the sampler for you. It has everything the up and coming sample master needs: Up to 8.8 sec of samples @ 16khs (not 4khs like the Akai) that can be stored in 4 banks for individual use or joined together. A cool arpeggio. A real programmable delay. A reverse effect. The fun goes on and on. "But I want knobs", you say. Well, the s-220 has nifty buttons and Roland's patented "Alpha Wheel"! "How about an easy user interface?", you ask. Well, do you own any programmable Roland equipment? Then you know you're in for a treat with this operating system. The S-220 takes advantage of Roland's world renowned architechure for engineers and lab technitions. You'll be spending quality time flipping through the medical journal-like manual. But isn't it all work it?

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Friday-Sep-04-1998 at 12:52
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