Akai S3000XL digital sampler – 32 meg
Serial number : C9655-00237
Condition : Excellent, fully working
Includes : Operation manual, power supply cable
Date : 1996
: General information :
The S-series samplers from Akai are most likely the best 16-bit samplers in the world. The most radical feature about these great samplers is that they are very synth-like. Aside from outstanding sampling specs such as 44.1kHz 16-bit stereo sampling, tons of RAM (8 to 32 MB) and extensive editing capability, the S-3000 series has excellent synth-like filters with resonance, 32-voice polyphony, full digital onboard effects (delay, chorus, reverb, etc.) two LFOs, and complete MIDI implementation with MTC and SMPTE. Other bonus features include digital I/O, SCSI interface, multiple storage options and a great big LCD display screen.
The S-3000XL has the same specs as the S-3000 but it comes with most of the options already installed. That includes the built-in hard-disk recording option, added filters, SCSI interface, digital I/O, additional optional effects and a SMPTE reader/generator.
: Technical spec :
Polyphony – 32 voice
Sampler – 16 Bit, 44.1 or 22.05 kHz, 32MB, capacity up to 255 samples
LFO – (2) LFOs
Filter – Digital moving low-pass filter (-12 dB/octave with resonance);
VCA – (2) Digital Envelope Generators
Effects – 50 effects (Echo, Delay, Chorus, Pitch Shift, Reverb); Optional EB-16 Multi Effector board for S3000XL: (SampleVerb in North America) 4-channel, studio-quality, multi-effects board.
Storage – S3000XL: 3.5-inch 2HD/2DD floppy disk; Hard Disk Recording Provided; 3.5-inch hard disk (optional) internally mountable; SCSI provided.
Control – S3000XL: MIDI; S/PDIF Digital In/Out provided; SMPTE Reader/Generator Not available.
: Alan's comments :
“Probably the most versatile and sophisticated of the Akai range, this is a reliable machine and was used on Recoil’s ‘Unsound Methods’ and ‘Liquid’ albums. It still works perfectly well.”