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Re: akai s20 (1997) 16-bit stereo phrase sampler
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2018, 01:49:28 PM »

*** USA Models Only ***
S20 16-bit Stereo Phrase Sampler
An affordable stereo sampler designed specifically for phrase sampling and live performance
16-bit linear stereo sampling
8-voice polyphony
Sample, loop and playback in real-time.
16 pads for triggering sampled phrases
"Hold" mode to automatically repeat beat loops
Tap tempo
Four-track sequencer
Built-in floppy disk drive for sample and sequence storage
1 MB of RAM standard (expandable to 17MB with standard SIMM)
Powerful (but easy-to-use) editing
Sample compatibility with the entire range of Akai's "S" series samplers
Functions as a conventional MIDI sampler with multi-sampling and multi-timbral capability
The mind-bogglingly hip Beat-Loop function
Makes it easy to synchronize multiple phrases
For each phrase, input the number of beats and the desired tempo
The S20 instantly adjusts the phrase to play at exactly that tempo