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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karl Belshaw
January 11, 2012 @ 7:33 am
so I recently purchased an akai S2000, and my operating system is: mac osx 10.5.8 running pro tools LE 8. i'm just wondering what my options are? can i run this into pro tools using just the stereo jacks?
Gus Cameron
October 14, 2011 @ 11:41 am
I have an Akai S2000 sampler, bought in 1999. It is in mint condition - never got round to using it!! Anybody have any idea how much it would be worth now?
Thanks
KitKat
June 9, 2011 @ 5:13 am
Plus you can always "downgrade" your samples after you've recorded them. ;-)
Gary
May 15, 2011 @ 12:31 pm
No it can sample in a lower quality. Two sampling rates are selectable 10,000k and 20,000k.
Invasmani
January 11, 2011 @ 2:19 am
According to the PDF manual it only has 16bit sampling their is no mention of 8-bit sampling.
 
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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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