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akai s6000 (1999)
« on: July 18, 2017, 03:12:13 PM »

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The Akai S5000 and S6000 feature DOS (FAT32) disk format and .WAV files as the native sample format. Stereo WAV files are treated as a single sample (instead of two mono L/R samples) allowing easier sample editing and program creation. Any standard PC WAV file can be loaded directly for instant playback from any PC formatted hard drive attached to the S5000 or S6000 - including downloaded samples available on the Internet.

Both models feature a 64-voice system, and both are upgradable to 128-voices (U.S. Version). Improved programming options allow for up to 128 multi programs to be loaded into RAM at any one time, a 'QUICKLOAD' function to load programs directly into parts, and Akai's APM (Assignable Program Modulation) which offers a comprehensive range of new filters, flexible envelope generators, LFOs and more. The S6000 also offers programmable "user keys" which can be assigned to any page for rapid access to commonly used functions.

The S5000 features eight individual analog outputs (upgradable to 16) and a stereo master analog output, while the S6000 comes equipped with 16 + 2 analog outputs. The S6000 also includes balanced stereo input jacks which are accessible by either the rear panel connectors or via the convenient jacks located on the S6000's front panel.

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The front panel of the S6000 features a removable, full-function remote control panel allowing operation from a convenient location within a 30 meter range.

Samples can be recorded into RAM or directly to hard disk. Playback from either is transparent, allowing playback of long samples directly from disk without having to load them into memory. RAM is expandable to 256 MBytes and the operating system runs from easily upgradable flash ROM. Stereo digital I/0 is standard and both models are capable of handling up to 16 individual analog outputs which can be configured as stereo pairs. The S5000 and S6000 also include two SCSI ports. The Wordclock connector insures easy integration into an all-digital studio and an optional ADAT interface provides sixteen digital outputs.

Both models feature a large 320 x 240 LCD graphic display, with eight dedicated function keys running down both sides of the screen -- placing 16 of the most commonly used programming functions at the user's fingertips.

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Polyphony - 64 voices (expandable to 128 with the VOX64 Voice Expansion Board)
Sampler - 18-bit A-D converters with 64 x oversampling 5th order Delta Sigma.
Memory - Up to 256MB of RAM using standard off-the-shelf SIMMs. Reads Akai S1000 and S3000 series sound library.
Filter - Extensive filtering functions offer 26 types of resonant 4-pole and 2- pole lowpass, bandpass and highpass filters and many more.
Effects - 3-band digital off-line EQ with variable gain. SampleVerbII (EB20) 20-bit 4-Channel Multi-effects Processor (available as an upgrade)
Keyboard - None
Control - MIDI
Date Produced - 1998/99

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Re: akai s6000 (1999)
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2018, 01:47:15 PM »
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New Features - OS Upgrade V2.0
New MULTI page layout
New playback indicator to show which parts/programs are playing in a multi
New SOLO/MUTE indicator for parts
New KEYGROUP ZONES page layouts
New playback indicator for keygroup zones
New KEYSPAN layout
MIDI song file player
Setlist
Portamento
Mono Legato play mode
Emu EIV SCSI disk support
Roland CD-ROM support
User settings may be saved to FlashROM and/or disk
Floppy disk format
FAT32 disk format
"OFF Threshold" parameter in RECORD
Swap Left/Right function for keygroup zones
Copy/Paste Keygroup allows copying and pasting of keygroups between programs
Keygroup Crossfade parameter added in EDIT PROGRAM
Multi Mute via Program/Bank change
CPU Memory Free (MPKS) displayed on MULTI/PROGRAM/UTILS PAGES
Support for the new USB card (IB-S56USB) and ak.sys. software
New in V2.10
Save speed increased (i.e. faster) by 20-30%
Improvements to CD-ROM/removable cartridge swapping
Improvements to MIDI song file player and Setlist
Improvements to Emu disk compatibility - can now read 'SoundSprint' folders
Improvements to Roland disk compatibility
Alphabetical data sorting
Many improvements to enhance functionality and new features in ak.sys. V1.50
Improvements
More SysEx support
Faster screen redrawing
Improved Voice Stealing
Improved display of long sample names in keygroup zones and keyspan pages
It is now possible to see the record meters during recording
S6000 Professional Stereo Digital Sampler
Evolution Of A New Species
The unique user interface and its intuitive use of icons, graphics, pop-up windows and drag down menus makes navigation quick and easy.
Extensive filtering functions offer 26 types of resonant 4-pole and 2- pole lowpass, bandpass and highpass filters and many more.
18-bit A-D converters with 64 x oversampling 5th order Delta Sigma.
20-bit D-A converters with 128 x oversampling Delta Sigma on all outputs.
Stereo, phase coherent time-stretch algorithms from Akai's own powerful DD1500 DAW allows pitch shifting and tempo matching.
3-band digital off-line EQ with variable gain, frequency and Q for each band.
'QUICKLOAD' allows you to load sounds directly into parts for quick and easy assembly of complex multitimbral setups.
'Virtual Sampling' functions allows playback of long samples direct from disk.
64 and/or 128 voice polyphony allows complex multitimbral operation and layering.
The DOS disk format and .wav sample format allows you to hook your sampler's disk drive directly to a PC for easy access to unlimited sounds.
The outputs can be configured as stereo pairs, individual mono outputs or any combination.
Reads Akai S1000 and S3000 series sound library.
Folder-based disk functions makes it simple to organize sound library.
The 16 function keys put parameters at your fingertips - faster than a touch screen and with the reliability and tactile feedback which only real physical keys can offer.
The 'WINDOW' key hides lesser used functions keeping screens clear and uncluttered but offers more editing power available at the touch of a button.
Audition samples directly from hard disk.
IB-S508P 8-Output expansion board included.
Powerful expansion options
Up to 256MB of RAM using standard off-the-shelf SIMMS (check the specs)
SampleVerbII (EB20) 20-bit 4-Channel Multi-effects Processor
VOX64 Voice Expansion Board
IB-1616A adatâ„¢ optical I/O
Note: In North America, the 'S6000 Studio' model is fitted with the VOX64 and SampleVerb II, while the 'S6000' does not have these options installed. In countries outside of North America, the 'S6000' comes standard with the VOX64 and SampleVerb II installed.

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