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Average rating: 4.3 out of 5
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Mario a professional user writes:
Great Sampler for the money, great sound quality, flexible filters, an Eq for every sample (great for drums), tight midi timing, resample with Fx, fast envelopes and you get software for your Mac or Pc and a bunch of CD Roms to get you started, on the downside SCSI connection to a Mac is a pain, setting up the internal hard drive was also a pain (tried six different drives until it recognized a Seagate) you don't have enough modulation destinations with the program LFO (for eg. you can't fade the program LFO with a Mod Wheel as you can with the samples LFO's) and you only get one program LFO in multi mode for every part this also applies to the FX section you choose your Master part and every program will use the master part's LFO and FX there are some workarounds with the Fx but you are stuck with one LFO I find this this to be very limiting in multi set ups and let's hope Yamaha will fix this in a future OS version... but the sampler kills and I do like it a lot in fact I'll buy an A5000 soon...

posted Monday-Nov-12-2001 at 21:39
Bankai Dojo a part-time user from WALES writes:
Fantastic! The user interface is brilliant and very quick to use. The filters are great.

The FX, distortion a little cold (but desimating), reverb a little muddy (but entirely usable, I don't like the rvb on my Promix 01 either much) but generally very good (96 FX(!!!) so can't complain).

A very, very good machine for the money. My only real gripe is the sound can be a bit cold but it could just be me :)

Packed with features (loop rmx/divide, loads of routable CC control of sample manipulation, massive screen, etc) for the price. I have a ZIP250 and 1GB internal SCSI hard drive and it makes the A4000 a nitro-enhanced turbo sampling tool of satan.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Monday-Mar-19-2001 at 05:51
Bryan a hobbyist user from San Francisco writes:
Nice machine for the price. Doesn't do any one thing extraordinarily well, but it certainly is performs better than the sum of its parts. Ok filters (very digital sounding at the extremes, unfortunately), ok effects, ok polyphony -- but somehow the combination of all these things turns out to be quite nice. The interface is generally quite easy to use, particularly considering it's from Yamaha.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Monday-Feb-26-2001 at 18:18
Brad B. a hobbyist user from the US writes:
Awesome sampler. Very clean sounding, nice filters, good expandability. The menu's were confusing at first, but after a half hour playing around with it it becomes very easy to use. I really like this sampler amd highly recommend it. If you get one, be sure to throw plenty of ram into it and a hard drive. Sample loading will become very quick.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Sunday-Nov-26-2000 at 21:26
Jürgen a part-time user from Finland writes:
Bought mine aabout 2months ago and added some 32mb ram and a quantum bigfoot 4,2gb ide drive. Can't say much but:

digitally sounding filters (useful on my opinion, though) slow sys operation grt fx fine overall. get one.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Thursday-Nov-09-2000 at 07:23
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