Category Archives: Samplers

SMDI sample transfer over MIDI

I’ve just found excellent little program for windows and mac Elektron C6 SysExManager / local copy: mac windows This software can upload wav and aiff samples to ANY hardware sampler that supports SMDI transfer protocol by MIDI cable! Designed for … Continue reading

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Akai s3000xl scsi to ide cf mod

Here are pictures of my S3000XL with cf card inside as hard disk. I used IO-Data scsi to ide adapter from ebay, Ide to cf adapter, 2gb sandisk card, and some molex cables. I mounted IDE-to-CF adapter on the bottom … Continue reading

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Akai s1100 CF card inside (scsi to ide)

I wanted to have hard disk inside my s1100. Real hard drives are not recommended due to risk of overheating. S1100 produces high temperature inside already. Take a look (click for bigger pictures): There is second power socket on the … Continue reading

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Yamaha A4000 / A5000

Very nice piece of vintage gear :) This is probably the most powerful and advanced hardware sampler. It has so many possible modulations, parameters to choose and it has great midi implementation. 24 bit DA, 20 bit AD, 128voices of … Continue reading

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Akai S5000 / S6000

S5000 is my second favorite sampler. It sounds excellent, very clean and polished. Filters are not very aggressive or spectacular (however with resonance), but you get many types to choose (26 types). Good midi implementation, two lfos with many different … Continue reading

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Akai S3000XL

Akai s3000xl is solid working horse, very popular. It has 12db low-pass filter with resonance, digital outputs, 32mb of ram expandable by cheap 72pin simms, 32 voices of polyphony, decent midi implementation, nice free windows scsi editor – MESA. You … Continue reading

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Akai S1000 / S1100

I have S1100 unit. This is my favorite sampler because it has very good, bright, clear sound and very nice 18db filter. It has good fx board based on motorola dsp 56000 chip. I like S1100 even more than S3000XL. … Continue reading

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Akai tools

Very useful “must have” tools for akai S1k/S3k samplers: Omni Flop – reads and saves akai floppys and images (Win XP) Wav2Akai – converts wavs to akai s1000 *.p programs (Win 98, XP) EMXP – soft for Emu and Akai … Continue reading

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