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Old 11-10-2000, 03:04 AM
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Default Akai s5000 vs. Emu E5000

I looking to buy a sampler and I getting mix reviews for both Akai & Emu. Currently I'm using my MPC3000 which is pretty good but limited as far as editing and mapping. Is there anyone using either of the above samplers and what are your experiences/opinions on both boxes?

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Old 11-10-2000, 04:31 AM
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Default Re: Akai s5000 vs. Emu E5000

what is it that you are looking for .
DSP ? or more of a sample playback ?
personaly ,i think the EMU sounds better.
but for some reason ,the "industry" prefers AKAI.......
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Old 11-10-2000, 08:55 AM
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Default Re: Akai s5000 vs. Emu E5000

I'm looking for both, more so DSP. I myself realize that the industry favors Akai. Is it because the format is supported by every sample house? I'm looking to do alot of midi mapping. I have tons a sample CD; however my MPC3000 doesn't do midi mapping; so, I have all these sounds (synths) and nothing to map them across my midi controller. Any suggestion at this point will be helpful because I'm tired of buying sound modules that all have the same sounds that I get tired of after a couple weeks.

Many thanks for all you suggestions.

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Old 11-10-2000, 10:25 AM
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Default Re: Akai s5000 vs. Emu E5000

I only have one Emu-formatted sample CD for my E5000. All the others are Akai format. It reads them fine 99% of the time.

I don't know if the Akai has anything like beat-monging, but it's pretty cool.


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Old 11-10-2000, 03:36 PM
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Default Re: Akai s5000 vs. Emu E5000

I'm fairly new to sampling, but I jumped in full bore. I bought an EMU ESYNTH ULTRA about a month ago, and I've already collected 9 sample libraries and scoured the net for all the free stuff out there. I've still got mucho to learn, but I LOVE the EMU! I know Akai probably has all the same LFOs and ADSRs, but the EMU is just too easy and fun to goof off with. lwilliam is right about the beat munging tool. Drop any drum loop in, beat munge it, turn off one beat, and voila!, instant odd meter insanity. All that being said, I wish the EMU had the direct support for WAVs that the Akai has. There aren't really any cheap ways to get stereo WAVs into the EMU. I found one shareware program (DSound Pro), but it's restricted to the factory mac scsi bus, and my sampler is on my atto scsi chain. I've got Recycle (mono), but the good ones (Spark, Peak, etc.) are expensive. Hope this helps.

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