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Akai S1000

13-Dec-2017

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Akai S1000



Category:  Products / sampler / akai

Added: 09-May-99  |  Author: admin

New price: discontinued  |   S/H price: 100-200 ish now !!

Akai S1000

The ubiquitous S1000.... many called it 'The Industry Standard'..... which may have been true in some areas, although Akai didn't dominate in the US as it did in Europe & the UK.... The S1000 was not the worlds first 16 bit sampler, but it was the worlds first popular 16 bit sampler with the FZ1 From Casio following close to it's heels....

The keyboard version of the S1000

Well, what can you say about these units...... Stereo in/out... 8 polyphonic assignable outputs...... 16mb ram max, 32 note poly, but totaly cruddy synthesis features.... like one filter I think, with no resonance.....

So.... a few things to bare in mind if you're after a cheap old-skool sampler and spy an old S1000 going cheap....

IF, multiple poly outputs is more important to you than synthesis, then check out one of these S1000 or S1100 (sister unit) models cos you'll get 'em as standard, whereas they are an option on the S2000..... BUT, if synthesis IS important... i'd go for either the newer S2000 or another make, cos from a creative synthesis point of view, an old Emax-1 will piss on the S1000 series no prob's......

Also.... make sure it IS fully expanded with Akai ram, or there is enuff for your needs at the price you're paying for the unit, cos these older S1000's used 'Special' Akai sample-ram boards that cost the fucking earth !!.... So get one fitted up fully, otherwise your memory upgrade are very expensive..... Apart from those things, if fully rammed up, you get the same polyphony & memory with the S1000 as the S2000....



Anyways... Here's the spec' for the good ol' S1000




Sampling System 16 bit linear
Sampling Rates 44.1 kHz / 22.05 kHz
Memory 2 MB (standard) / 32 MB (expanded)
Polyphony 16
Maximum Samples 200
Maximum Programs 100
Recording Gain HI = -58 dBm / MID = -38 dBm / LOW = -18 dBm
Filters Digital moving low-pass filter (-18 dB/octave)
Envelope Generators 2 ADSR
LFOs ??
Hard Disk Recording ??
Effects Not available
Display Back-lit 40 x 8 characters (640 x 240 dots)
Help Pages Not available
Storage Devices 3.5-inch 2HD/2DD floppy disk
Standard Inputs XLR (balanced) x 2, 1/4-inch phone jack (balanced) x 2
Standard Outputs 1/4-inch phone jack (unbalanced) x 2
Assignable Outputs 1/4-inch phone jack (unbalanced) x 8
Effect Send 1/4-inch phone jack (unbalanced) x 1
Headphones 1/4-inch stereo phone jack x 1
Footswitch 1/4-inch phone jack x 1
MIDI DIN-5P IN x 1, OUT x 1, THRU x 1
SCSI ??
AES/EBU Digital In/Out ?? XLR (RS-422 level) x 1 (optional with IB-104 interface)
SMPTE Reader/Generator ??






Also.... Don't forget there was the rare S1000BP - (Play-Back).... a non-sampling version of the S1000 designed to act as a second playback module to accompany your original s1000 - they can be had well-cheap, and will load up S1000 samples till the cows come home..... With many s/w's now on the market that'll convert other format's to Akai, an S1000P may be a good option if you could ever find one...... oh yeah.... and also remember... the old S1000 Keyboard version.... not too common s/h, but they DO appear from time to time... and that's great with the added master keyboard you get with it !!....

Anyways... the S1000..... User comments please !.......








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Product:  Akai - S1000
Name: Rick
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Activity: Professional
Date: 15-Mar-00

I worked with a s900 before and had a
lot of samples and they fit into a
s1000. I found one, 10 MB ram (enough
for me, no worries about expensive
boards) 10 outputs which is nice and
scsi, as a fact: I attached a zipdrive
to it which is at the same time used by
my PC!(only have to change disks!)
But this unit doesn't inspire me to play
around and make a song at the same time,
allso there's no good PC editor for it.
I called Akai about MESA support but
nope...only for s2000 and higher.Gives
them more $ selling new 2000's I guess.
One more thing: the LCD screen is
fading, this 1000 was used daily in a
studio so lights on whole day!I could
also buy the PB version but didn't need
it....
but very re

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Product:  Akai - S1000
Name: emmanuel schneider
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Date: 20-Aug-03

Please could you tell me what kind of memory i can use to upgrade the machine.
Is it EDO how many pins etc...?
Thank you for your answer

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Product:  Akai - S1000
Name: Laura B
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www.thefantasticlaurab.com
Activity: Professional
Date: 19-Apr-06

Just to let you know that after years of making music on Apple macs I have
bought a brand new workstation to go next to my G5, and in it I have racked an
S1000, an S900, a ME10D ( wicked groovy real time delay by Akai) and a
ME20A which is a fantastic stand alone real time midi arpeggiator. I had kept all
this in top condition, had changed the displays, maxed the ram, got all the
interface boards, audio triggers etc... then I got my Atari 1040 out, inserted a few
disks and heard a in' great sound I hadn't heard in years

... AND I'M FANTASTICALLY HAPPY !!!!!!!


:)

Laura B

http://www.thefantasticlaurab.com
http://www.myspace.com/fantasticlaurab

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Product:  Akai - S1000
Name: Purple dave
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Activity: Hobby-ist
Date: 28-Jul-06

Please could you tell me what format the Akai s1000 runs on as i have many sounds which i have recordered into Sound Forge and want to be able to tranfers the
sounds intothe Akai s 1000 to use live with the band that i play with.


Thanks for reading this

Purple Dave

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Product:  Akai - S1000
Name: Mike (Havok)
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Activity: Hobby-ist
Date: 29-Jan-07

I picked one of these up for 20 mint cond. at a car-boot (:-D). Great fun to play with and a nice bit of kit


[HVK]

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Product:  Akai - S1000
Name: Shane
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Date: 20-Aug-07

Im looking for a pdf manuel for the akai s1000 sampler. does anyone know where i can find one. thanks Shane

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Product:  Akai - S1000
Name: admin
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Date: 22-Aug-07

well look harder cos you just scrolled past it, it's on this page above where it says Related Files

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Product:  Akai - S1000
Name: DECO
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Date: 11-Jul-09

really would like to know on the akai s1000 if anyone knows if you can still get a battery for the lcd display - mine is hangng in there for dear life...

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Product:  Akai - S1000
Name: admin
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Activity: Professional
Date: 13-Jul-09

[quote] DECO wrote: really would like to know on the akai s1000 if anyone knows if you can still get a battery for the lcd display - mine is hangng in there for dear life... [/quote]

try talking to these guys in the link added with this post

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Product:  Akai - S1000
Name: Bob
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Activity: Hobby-ist
Date: 22-Oct-10

[quote] DECO wrote: really would like to know on the akai s1000 if anyone knows if you can still get a battery for the lcd display - mine is hangng in there for dear life... [/quote]

The display doesn't use a battery! If you are talking about your display being dim, the problem is the electroluminescent backlight that is dying. You need a new backlight.

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Product:  Akai - S1000
Name: Jesse
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Activity: Professional
Date: 19-Jan-17

Been using these since the mid 90s. Excellent sounding sampler which just
enough synthesis type parameters to get creative.

Brings a vibe to sounds like nothing else.

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