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-------Early 80s---------------------------------------------------------------
1982 E-MU Emulator http://www.vintagesynth.com/emu/emulator.php
1984 E-MU Emulator II http://www.vintagesynth.com/emu/emulator2.php
1984   Ensoniq Mirage http://www.oldschooldaw.com/forums/index.php?topic=2164.0
1984 Sequential Circuits Prophet 2000 http://www.vintagesynth.com/sci/p2000.php
-------Late 80s---------------------------------------------------------------
1985   AKAI S612 http://www.vintagesynth.com/akai/s612.php
1985 E-MU SP12 http://www.oldschooldaw.com/forums/index.php?topic=1577.0
1986   AKAI S900 http://www.oldschooldaw.com/forums/index.php?topic=1479.0
1986   AKAI X3700 http://www.vintagesynth.com/akai/x3700.php
1986   AKAI X7000 http://www.vintagesynth.com/akai/x7000.php
1986   Roland s-10 http://www.oldschooldaw.com/forums/index.php?topic=2099.0
1986   Roland s-550 http://www.oldschooldaw.com/forums/index.php?topic=2162.0
1986   E-MU Emax http://www.vintagesynth.com/emu/emax.php
1986 CASIO RZ-1 http://www.vintagesynth.com/casio/rz1.php
1986 Korg DSS-1 http://www.vintagesynth.com/korg/dss1.php
1987 Sequential Circuits Prophet 3000 http://www.vintagesynth.com/sci/p3000.php
1987 Yamaha TX16W http://www.oldschooldaw.com/forums/index.php?topic=1466.0
1987 CASIO FZ-1 http://www.oldschooldaw.com/forums/index.php?topic=1377.0
1987   E-MU Emulator III http://www.oldschooldaw.com/forums/index.php?topic=2205.0
1987   E-MU Sp1200  http://www.oldschooldaw.com/forums/index.php?topic=2010.0
1987   AKAI S700 http://www.oldschooldaw.com/forums/index.php?topic=1139.0
1987   Roland s-220 http://www.vintagesynth.com/roland/s220.php
1987   Roland s-330 http://www.vintagesynth.com/roland/s330.php
1987   sequential circuits Studio 440 http://www.oldschooldaw.com/forums/index.php?topic=1397.0
1988 AKAI MPC60 http://www.vintagesynth.com/akai/mpc60.php
1988   Ensoniq EPS http://www.oldschooldaw.com/forums/index.php?topic=1914.0
1988   AKAI S950 http://www.oldschooldaw.com/forums/index.php?topic=1479.0
1988   AKAI S1000 http://www.oldschooldaw.com/forums/index.php?topic=1553.0
1989   Roland W30 Sampling Workstation http://www.oldschooldaw.com/forums/index.php?topic=2016.0
1989   E-MU Emax II   http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/jul98/articles/emuemax.html
1989   roland s770 http://www.vintagesynth.com/roland/s770.php 16bit
1989 Ensoniq EPSM http://www.oldschooldaw.com/forums/index.php?topic=2144.0
-------Early 90s---------------------------------------------------------------
1990   Ensoniq EPS 16 Plus http://www.oldschooldaw.com/forums/index.php?topic=2131.0
1990   AKAI S1100 http://www.oldschooldaw.com/forums/index.php?topic=2132.0
1991 MPC60MKII http://www.vintagesynth.com/akai/mpc60.php
1991   roland s-750 http://www.vintagesynth.com/roland/s770.php
1991 Kurzweil 2000 http://www.vintagesynth.com/kurzweil/k2000.php
1992   Ensoniq ASR-10 http://www.oldschooldaw.com/forums/index.php?topic=2133.0
1992 Ensoniq ASR-88 http://www.oldschooldaw.com/forums/index.php?topic=2163.0
1992   AKAI S2800* http://www.oldschooldaw.com/forums/index.php?topic=1398.0
1992   AKAI S3000* http://www.oldschooldaw.com/forums/index.php?topic=1399.0
1992   AKAI S3200* http://www.vintagesynth.com/akai/s3000.php
1993 AKAI MPC3000 http://www.vintagesynth.com/akai/mpc3000.php
1993   E-MU Emulator IIIX
1993   AKAI S01 http://www.oldschooldaw.com/forums/index.php?topic=2134.0
1993   AKAI CD3000 http://www.retrosynth.com/gear/cd3000/[/b]
1993 Roland SP-700 http://www.oldschooldaw.com/forums/index.php?topic=2114.0
1994   E-MU Esi-32 http://www.oldschooldaw.com/forums/index.php?topic=2135.0
1994   E-MU Emulator IV http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/1995_articles/apr95/emuemulator4.html
1994 Roland S-760 http://www.oldschooldaw.com/forums/index.php?topic=1363.0
-------Late 90s---------------------------------------------------------------
1995   E-MU e64 emu96
1995   REMIX16
1995   AKAI S2000 http://www.oldschooldaw.com/forums/index.php?topic=860.0
1995 Kurzweil K2500rs http://www.vintagesynth.com/kurzweil/k2000.php
1996 Yamaha SU10 http://www.vintagesynth.com/yamaha/su10.php
1996   E4X / E4X Turbo http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/1997_articles/may97/emue4x.html
1996   E-MU e6400   http://www.musicradar.com/news/tech/in-pictures-lifelike-in-his-paris-studio-540003/4/
1996   AKAI S3000XL* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akai_S3000XL
1996   AKAI S3200XL* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akai_S3000XL
1997 AKAI MPC2000 http://www.vintagesynth.com/akai/mpc2000.php
1997   Ensoniq ASR X http://www.vintagesynth.com/ensoniq/asrx.php
1997   AKAI CD3000XL http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/1997_articles/jan97/akaicd3000xl.htm
1997   AKAI S20 http://www.oldschooldaw.com/forums/index.php?topic=1371.0
1997 BOSS SP-202 http://www.oldschooldaw.com/forums/index.php?topic=1567.0
1998 Yamaha SU700 http://www.vintagesynth.com/yamaha/su700.php
1998 BOSS SP-808 http://www.vintagesynth.com/roland/sp808.php
1998   Ensoniq ASR X Pro http://www.oldschooldaw.com/forums/index.php?topic=2140.0
1998   E-MU ESI-4000   http://www.vintagesynth.com/emu/esi4000.php
1998   S5000 http://www.vintagesynth.com/akai/s5000.php
1999   ESI-2000   http://www.vintagesynth.com/emu/esi2000.php
1999   E4XT Ultra http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/aug99/articles/emultra.htm
1999   E-MU e6400 Ultra
1999   E-MU E5000 Ultra http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/nov99/articles/emue5000.htm
1999   S6000 http://www.vintagesynth.com/akai/s5000.php
1999 MPC3000LE
1999 MPC2000XL
-------Early 2000s---------------------------------------------------------------
2000 Roland VP-9000 http://www.vintagesynth.com/roland/vp9000.php
2000 Korg Electribe S http://www.vintagesynth.com/korg/ets.php
2000   E-MU E4 Platinum http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/may02/articles/emurfx32.asp
2000 yamaha su200 http://www.vintagesynth.com/yamaha/su200.php
2001 BOSS SP-303 http://www.vintagesynth.com/roland/sp303.php
2001 Halion http://www.vintagesynth.com/misc/halion.php
2002 AKAI MPC 4000 http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/sep02/articles/akaimpc4000.asp
2002   AKAI Z4 http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/jul02/articles/akaiz8.asp
2002   AKAI Z8 http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/jul02/articles/akaiz8.asp
2002 Boss SP-505 http://www.vintagesynth.com/roland/sp505.php
2003 AKAI MPC1000 http://www.vintagesynth.com/akai/mpc1000.php
2004   E-MU Emulator X http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/jun04/articles/emu.htm
-------Late 2000s---------------------------------------------------------------
2005 AKAI MPC 2500 http://www.akaipro.com/product/mpc2500
2006   E-MU EMulator X2 http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/aug06/articles/emuemulatorx2.htm
2007 AKAI MPC 500 http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/may07/articles/mpc500.htm
2008 AKAI MPC 5000 http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/dec08/articles/akaimpc5000.htm
2009   E-MU Emulator X3 http://www.musicradar.com/reviews/tech/e-mu-emulator-x3-198905/
2009 Roland SP-404sx http://www.rolandus.com/company/press_releases/archive/856
-------Early 2010s---------------------------------------------------------------
2012 AKAI MPC Renaissance http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/feb13/articles/akai-mpc-renaissance.htm
2012 AKAI MPC Studio http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/jun13/articles/akai-mpc-studio.htm
2013 AkAI MPC Element http://www.akaipro.com/product/mpcelement
-------Late 2010s---------------------------------------------------------------
2015 AKAI MPC Touch http://www.sweetwater.com/insync/akai-mpc-touch-announced/