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THIS WAS THE LAST SERIES TO USE THE OLD AKAI SAMPLE-RAM BOARDS....... If you're looking at ANY older 'S' series before the S2000, S3000XL & S3200XL, make sure the unit you buy s/h has enuff ram for your needs... The S700 was the rack sampler, the X7000 was the b massive keyboard version - Both units came with an option to add an extra 6 mono-outs....
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These upgraded the series to 16 bit, 8 poly assnable-outs instead of mono ones....... ....(actually 32mb is fuck of alot for doing a dance toon!! We continue thru to the S1100 a further 2 years later in 1990, and sometime around that 2 years from the release of the S1000 the S950 came along, keeping the 12 bit for economy but adding stuff from the S1000 OS like timestretch.... The Cd version S3000 - the CD3000 comes in 1993, and the MPC3000 in 1994 upgrading from the MPC-60 to 32mb and 8 poly outs etc........
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You CAN still get the RAM Boards for this series & below.... The MPC2000 quickly brought the MPC series up to similar spec's with simms ram & the S2000 operating structure, and there was also that Remix-16 DJ phrase-sampler jobbie about which i know nada ..... I worked for over a year with a guy using one of these with a seperate output mod....
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AND THIS IS IMPORTANT TO ANY PROSPECTIVE S/H PURCHASER..... In the UK it's 399 retail for the 8mb upgrade ram board !!! (preferably FULLY expanded), cos buying more ram at new prices from Akai for these older units will cost MORE in total for the s/h unit & the ram upgrade than you mht pay for a bger more powerful sampler in the first place....... Finally 1995, and we reach the next generation Akai's which took over using standard cheap 30 pin simms for the ram & adding Flash rom as an option for instant boot up with your choosen sounds....- This series was the S2000 & the XL's - The 3000XL & the 3200XL ..... Once added, there was some mental arithmatic needed to get the sounds to outputs, as it worked on some sorta stacking system, with slots available to outputs, then you had to stack voices to outputs etc... These are both 12 Bit samplers with the harsh Akai sound....
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