Akai S2000

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The S2000 is a professional and user-expandable studio sampler. The base S2000 model comes with 2MB sample memory which can be expanded to 32MB. Sampling specs are variable from 22kHz to 44.1kHz sample rates in stereo or mono and at 16- or 8-bit resolutions. All the necessary edit tools are here: time comp/exp, tune, pitch shift, truncate, looping, key placement, velocity effects and more. Up to 32 voices of polyphony, complete MIDI implementation, a built-in disk drive and a SCSI interface prepare this sampler for any situation.

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Upgrade the S2000 as your needs grow. Up to eight outputs, digital I/O, four effects processors, expanded filters, EQ, and alternate internal disk storage mediums can be added to the S2000 making it more and more like an S3200 series sampler. The S2000's only fallback is its small LCD display screen, but that can be bypassed via an external editor. The S2000 makes the perfect entry-level studio quality sampler that can grow with you into a very professional instrument. It is used by Moby, Underworld, and The Avalanches.

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gothicgrave
June 16, 2009 @ 7:05 am
I bought an S2000 and the first thing that afraid me is his small LCD display and the need to boot from a floppy disc. If you loose this floppy disk, the S2000 becomes totally useless. For a few dollars more, you can buy a Yamaha A3000 sampler ( i don´t know why isn´t in Vinragesynth ;) ), more powerfull, with a bigger LCD display, a lot of effects, Operating System op EPROM, and much, much more like the S2000. Forget the S2000 and look for a Yamaha A3000.
Francis
May 15, 2009 @ 3:39 pm
A nice sampler, I still have it, but will probably sell once I get all my samples transferred to my Fusion. Also has a synthish capability, waveforms built in etc, which can give some not too bad reslts. Fairly easy to program and use, though I found the manual to be pretty essential.
tonio stewart
April 3, 2009 @ 3:15 pm
how many sounds on the akai s 2000?
indamax
September 4, 2008 @ 2:31 am
Really good machine, but operating system will be removed after switcing off.
On this to be honest, - that You should have O/S floppy-disk with you anytime use S2000. At all frankly, without this, S2000 - an useless block, servicing only as an expensive paperweight!!
PEACE.
 
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  • Specifications
  • Polyphony - 32 voices
  • Sampler - 22 to 44.1 kHz sample rates; 8-Bit or 16-Bit
  • LFO - 2 LFOs
  • Filter - 12 dB resonant filtering
  • Effects - Up to 4 effects
  • Keyboard - None
  • Memory - 48 MB: 2 MB expandable to 32 MB + 16 MB ROM Card
  • Control - MIDI (16 channels)
  • Date Produced - 1995

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