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S2000, Sampler from Akai Professional.

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Average Score:4.0( 4/5 based on 12 reviews )
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Value For Money : Excellent
dogfacedgremelin08/01/2012

dogfacedgremelin's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Still good stuff"

Akai Professional S2000
Polyphony: 32 voices

Stereo digital sampler 16 bit 44.1 khz noon or 22.05 kHz

Internal Memory: 32MB has extended to € 1.50 (this type of RAM does nothing neck)


3.5-inch floppy disk and magneto optical 128G mounted internally (Added scsi internal bypass + Food costs € 6)

PC XP configures SCSI low profile and mesa for sample editing program and it works hard.

UTILIZATION

The screen is small but we made the rounds in 2 minutes and it goes almost without looking. If not using MESA is even faster.

The manual is very little we are given a chance to read it.

SOUNDS

The converters are good (a former Moved to spend is not the design).
They are not transparent but provides a nice color to the sound.
Large dynamic balance it well

OVERALL OPINION

It was my first sampler (12 or 13 years I was shooting with a 104STE) and I have taken one I boosted for my brother who wanted something simple but sending.
He is not disappointed with a big bank's bonus (Emu + akai + my personal bank).
There is nothing in today is 60 € with separate output should not this private (ideal for eg drumz or synth)
This is a very good choice that I again without hesitation, not to forget that big hits have been produced on this bike.
paradies01/02/2010

paradies's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Akai Professional S2000
Everything has been said or almost ... I refer to the manufacturer's data:

Stereo digital sampler twelve o'clock
16bit linear coding
Sample Rate 44.1 khz
22.05 kHz
Internal Memory: 2MB expandable to 32 MB (SIMM 70ns recommended 2x 16mo. Barettes of 8 MB not recommended) or 48 mo (32 simm + 2 x 8 MB Flash ROM, maintained after termination of the device. Reference Component: Extended fmx008 )
Polyphony: 32 voices
Maximum number of samples: 255
Maximum number of programs: 254
A low pass digital filter (with resonance -12dB/octave)
2 envelope generators digital (1 multi segments)
2 lfo
graphic display 8 lines 16 characters backlit
3.5-inch floppy drive (which some users have replaced by a Zip drive or compact flash)
connectors: rec in: 2 x 6.35 symmetrized Stero out jacks: 2 x Plugs 6.35 (Unbalanced). headset trio noon SCSI 25 p "Amphenol"

Editing software for Mac MESA. (SCSI connection)

Options:
FMX008: memory expansion card ROM Pulse 8 MB
IB208P: I / O digital outputs and 8 parallel
IB304F: Map filter second large-scale integration
EB16: map multiple effects processor.


UTILIZATION

Configuration very simple. Few buttons, a scroll wheel. To load programs, load is selected, we choose the source, floppy or scsi, it selects the program, and it went away. (It has previously selected the index scsi SCSI device with which you will connect dan sle menu "global", that is called with a dedicated button)
Like most samplers from this period (all?) Impossible to PFL sounds before loading.
The loading time is acceptable.

French manual very clear.

Edition made difficult by the smallness of the screen. Otherwise the editor via scsi and MESA is comparable to VSTi.

The fans love samplers and it is normal to judge such a machine with options to crushing of sample and this is normal. But I attract attention to the fact that a reader of samples compatible with the libraries in AKAI it is already very interesting. With 32 MB is already low load some sounds. The batteries sound great in this sampler. And given his side more than on occasion underestimated (like all the samplers in fact ...)

To save its settings, however, we must use a peripheral of Storage external scsi hard drive up to 512 MB or Zip or SyQuest or new systems Compact Flash memory cards scsi.
Otherwise it will record your sounds in your sequencer to recharge at the next sitting.

SOUNDS

The converters are the same as the s and s3200xl 3000XL. It seems better than the s1000 (with whom I recalled, bcp's securities trade have been partially achieved at the time)

I did a comparison with an EMU e5000. Both samplers sound differently. But one does not sound more pro than the other. They have personality. as sound banks are compatible between both emu akai with vsti that I highly recommend this tempted by this unit or one of those colleagues ... From 60/90 euros is really a case. Provided you have a scsi cd rom drive

Map effect was deemed average. anyway be less than the already installed in the machine, it should not be a criterion. It is best to stick an external effect.



OVERALL OPINION

I used the last 10 years. it's sturdy, reliable, it crashes ever.
I've used the S5000 in the studio, more practice more memory, faster to use, but its almost the same level. I also compared with the Emu 5000, very different. They complement each other very well. j eaussi used a roland sp606 for live but I think it's a product rather different.

The feature that I like most is a quality Raport unbeatable price. Access to libraries legendary AKAI, compatibility and roland emu (even if all parameters are not taken into account)

Small defects now: No preview of sounds before loading: importence saw the stock samples, be it little longer to choose a bass! some manage their sound banks with software such as CD and xtract preecoutent on the computer but often when we do that we remain in vsti ...)
Also, the OS is loaded depui Sune diskette. it's a little pinball. It is advisable to have one or more copies of secu, and maybe a copy on a zip boot has to be used externally.

To be interesting it is imperative to have 32 MB of memory, and a cdrom drive akai. It is also imperative to have a minimum sound bank format, transfer them or anything.
In the time the price was good value for c was the only way to get a sampler of power rmoins 10000Francs.
Today this is great value for money for the musician. for the programmer, tempted by the sirens of virtually free vsti some, it's a matter of taste. and opportunity.

With J will experience repeated the same choice given the price of the era.
Aujourdui, if I did not already had one, I charge an Akai S 5000 or S 6000, and a series of EMU E4-hand, and will not take an s2000 if my budget was very limited, studio b or as a reader of additional samples.

doumson01/24/2009

doumson's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Akai Professional S2000
16 bit stereo sampler
no effect unless they are added but they are definitely not worth the trouble
very low memory by adding a barrette but it can go
noon, stereo output and ability to add 8 outlets

UTILIZATION

Like many I ComenC in the late 90's with the S2000, and I always have! there are very strong fidel and the utility.
getting started are difficult I have seen many people abandon it are imperative to have a sequence listed.

SOUNDS

Asser neutral sound a bit cold, a filter asser cool is not big but it's correct.

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for 10 years although there is sometimes a very long time to extinguish the expense of other machines, after having run a S2000 in all these angles will do you no samplers afraid, are certainly a bit overwhelmed these days but there is still a good machine for the price!
I would do no hesitate nd choice but I'm really not object, I found lots of little advantage to this sampler and it must be pasque I know him really well.
villatte01/17/2006

villatte's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Akai Professional S2000
Considering the price, even nuef bought ten years ago: the Featured Articles were excellent. Many like me have done their arms through the sampling s2000.
Level converters, nothing to say is good and today. The polyphony is 32 voices, sometimes a bit tight.
I do not have the card because too much!

UTILIZATION

I used the s2000 with the miniscule screen since 1996 ... It is true that we must know by heart the tree, otherwise we galley. But after this stage, no problem. In fact I use MESA only then 1 year and I find it really useful for editing samples, or import external programs. For the prigrammes Eidt, I'm going faster and faster directly on the sampler.
In addition MESA has never been very stable, and even on windows 95.
The manual is OK if you have some basis in sampling. The sampling is a large piece of computer music requires some learning.
In fact, even today he concervé a central role Souvant my set and my compositions, only the RAM limitation is now actually disadvantageous.

SOUNDS

At her when I bought there 10 years I abientôt was taped and it is true that the editing possibilities are interesting. The filter is not bad, but since I hack around with the EmulatorX, this ruling is a bit dull. 10 years apart.

OVERALL OPINION

The most: the price and overall capacity, sound and sound banks AKAI, ease of use
Cons: RAM capacity, the need to invest in a storage unit (from this point of view I quickly opted for a zip drive and 250 is perfect), the effects (the card was expensive and not so good)
In short, excellent sampler to start and go beyond. I uitlise for 10 years and the account used for a long time.
Ikkini11/12/2004

Ikkini's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Akai Professional S2000
In standard configuration, the S2000 is a bit poor, but all the same Callback Service Does he REALLY the first affordable sampler ...

UTILIZATION

use, it includes a t o the economy made it necessary connatre the machine by heart in order to work efficiently enough to put off more than one person. Once you get used aisment you sail, but it is laborious, especially for the shipping of samples.

SOUNDS

Sound level, I am satisfied with this machine, I use it mainly synthtiseur (my samples are simple waveforms), the modulation matrix is ​​trs complte, the filter An effective sound idalie for tablecloths.

OVERALL OPINION

Admittedly, this machine is compltement Exceeds now that smallpox samplers turn right onto computer, I keep it because I like its sound synthtiseur use.
Loul1107/18/2004

Loul11's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Akai Professional S2000
Average standard, but the config options allow full well.

USE

[/ b] on the screen is too small for a veritable edition, the manual is well done as on all Akai samplers, access to the facade are penss.

SONORITS

Good converters, effective seuleuments effects, but some are useful.
Good momentum.

NOTICE GLOBAL

Good machine when it was released but by chance I frankly prefers him S3000XL with a real screen and many more possibilities.
Loul1107/18/2004

Loul11's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Akai Professional S2000
Middle standard, but options allow full config well.

UTILIZATION

[/ b] the screen is too small for a vritable edition, the manual is well done like all akai samplers, the ACCS in faade are penss.

SOUNDS

Good converters, effects seuleuments effective but some are useful.
Good dynamic.

OVERALL OPINION

Good machine when it was released but on occasion I would frankly a prfre S3000xl with a real screen and many more possibilities.
chino04/20/2004

chino's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Akai Professional S2000
OK

USE

OK

SONORITS

OK

NOTICE GLOBAL

OK
paz-man01/27/2004

paz-man's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Akai Professional S2000
Ok

USE

Ok

SONORITS

Ok

NOTICE GLOBAL

Ok
Sel-f04/14/2003

Sel-f's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Akai Professional S2000
Without expansion, it receives only one stereo output and no effect. The effect is rather expensive card, an external effects may be preferable. Level memory, it is essential to context an external HDD (SCSI) to benefit a large number of sounds (the floppy drive ... thank you!). Next afternoon, it's OK (IN, OUT and THROUGH).
Essential but FREE, the PC or Mac to edit sounds (usually available on site AKAI).
Ability to play Midifiles is useful in live ...

UTILIZATION

Without the appropriate software, editing sounds really galley (small screen, all by knob ...). The French manual is fairly complete. It is better to master a minimum of editing analog to make the most of opportunities S2000.

SOUNDS

The sound is very professional, but a bit "cold".

OVERALL OPINION

Equipment used for 3 years. Good quality / price ratio, but requires a little time to really enjoy it.