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Akai S1000

S1000 (image courtesy of AkaiPro)

Released: 1988

MSRP: $4599


Akai's defining product. 16 bit sampler, with an massive sample library, due to its popularity Architecture Class: Sampler.

Ebay Description:

The Akai S1000 is a 3U rack, 16 voice, multitimbral, pressure and velocity sensitive, 16 bit sampler with 8 individual outputs, featuring a programmable digital low pass filter, vibrato, dedicated ADSR pitch and amp envelopes, and MIDI SDS. Sample memory (2MB) can contain up to 200 Waveform, recorded at 22.05-44.1kHz. Sample editing includes crossfade loops (8 points), resampling, reverse, time-stretch, and truncate. Waveform can be saved/loaded via a 3.5″ DSHD drive.


Form Factor Dimensions Weight Audio Input Audio Output Communication Port Control Input Control Output Switch Input Power
3U rack W:483mm H:133mm D:425mm W:19in H:6.26in D:16.76in 9.5kg 21lbs stereo mic (XLR) stereo line stereo 8 individual effects send (AES/EBU via IB-104) MIDI: IN OUT THRU (Atari HD via IB-102) (SCSI via IB-103) no no no AC


Compatibility Multitimbral Memory Program Memory External Storage External Programming UI Input UI Output
S900 S950 S1000HD S1000KB S1000PB Via shared Program numbers 100 max disk:3.5″ DSHD MIDI SDS optional Atari HD (IB-102) optional SCSI (IB-103) MIDI SysEx menu driven LCD display


Multitimbral Polyphony Unison Architecture
16 16 yes Sample->DCF->DCA


Effects Pan Modulator Volume Modulator Headphone
None LFO pressure Key MIDI-CC7 Velocity yes


Arpeggiator Arpeggiator External Sequencer Sequencer Memory Sequencer External Continuous Program Change


Key Pressure Chord Memory External Control External Sustain Key Scaling Velocity Curves
channel no MIDI MIDI 1 attack and release


Stereo Sample Depth Sample Rate Sample RAM Sample ROM Sample Points Sample Trigger Sample Loop Sample Edit
yes 16b 22.05 or 44.1kHz 2MB no 200 pedal 8 points crossfade:loop resample splice time stretch truncate


Name Signal Class Waveform Octave Range Amplitude Modulator Harmonics Modulator Pitch Modulator Wave Assign Modulator
Sample digital 200 max N/A no sample-start:velocity EG1 LFO MIDI Velocity Key Velocity


Name Signal Class IC Resonant Shape Frequency Modulator Resonance Modulator Shape Modulator
DSP digital ? no 18dB low pass pressure Key EG2 no no


Name Level Rate Loop Polarity Trigger Level Modulator Rate Modulator
EG1 sustain attack decay release no no key no Key Velocity
EG2 sustain attack decay release no no key no Key Velocity


Name Waveform Delay Polarity Sync Delay Modulator Level Modulator Rate Modulator
LFO ? yes no desync frequency no pressure MIDI-CC1 Velocity no
Sampler Models
S612 X3700 X7000 S700 S900 S950 S1000 S1000HD
S1000KB S1000PB S1100