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Akai S1000 sampler


I used to work with this Akai S1000 sampler in the early 1990s. At that time, this was and in my opinion, one of the best 16-bit samplers around then. According to to the website VintageSynth:

A 16-bit, 22kHz to 44.1kHz sampler with 2MB to 32MB of RAM. Editing and programming the S1000 is a very good precursor to the advanced S3000 series. There are lots of advanced edit capabilities for looping, truncating, sample merging, time comp/exp, tuning and even analog-like parameters to control its filters and envelopes. Individual outputs for each of the 16 voices, stereo mix out, stereo input, MIDI, and trigger inputs round out this machine as a professional vintage-status sampler that still proves to be very useful even today! It is used by Moby, The Chemical Brothers, SkyLab, Scanner, Fluke, Nick Rhodes, Fatboy Slim, LTJ Bukem, Mr. Oizo, Crystal Method, Pet Shop Boys, Gary Numan, Future Sound of London, Jean-Michel Jarre, Vangelis, Mouse on Mars, and Apollo 440.

I do agree. I used in a variety of projects and even some recordings back in the day. Of course, with technology running its course, there are more powerful samplers around today but at the time, this was the best. The picture comes courtesy of MPCHunter.com

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