Akai Professional S950
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S950, Sampler from Akai Professional.

arnoldorodeo 03/15/2013

Akai Professional S950 : arnoldorodeo's user review

«  A Great Machine! »
5

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8-voice polyphony, jacks connectors 6.35, recording front with red knob level. Great ergonomics optional card up to 2 MB (no kidding!) Inaccessible as expensive at the time of the franc ... 8 individual outputs an output + L / R.

UTILIZATION

I've never had the manual and no internet at the time so system D.
Sampling on this machine has always amazed me: This is supposed to be the 12-bit and yet a great precision in the samples.
Automatic search of the ideal point of closure. - And trigger the attack of the sound.
Time-stretching was well rotted yet ... Number of tubes in the 90's were done with this so typical (CJ Bolland, Armand Van Helden, Massive Attack to name a few)

SOUNDS

See above: Sharpness and presence in the mix. Note envelopes additive and subtractive filters very very good.

OVERALL OPINION

I long ago ... It is good place in my rack expanders. I understand that some people are looking for the S-950 for its "grain". I have identified three fundamental qualities:
Ease of use.
Possibility of producing sounds completely crazy from scratch.
Separate outputs + big dynamic in terms of volume.
5 number one club with him. Truly a great machine!