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Average rating: 3.4 out of 5
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Dexter Janosik a hobbyist user from Hungary writes:
APEX is a kick-ass sound card! It samples at professional rate and i've been using it since 1997. There is no reason to use it as a sampler. It doesn't work. However, if you have money to spend on APEX card i'm sure you'll find an apropriate stand alone (hardware} sampler that will do the job. And for those who didn't know, AVM Technologies does not exists anymore. And they had shut down their site long time ago.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Tuesday-May-08-2001 at 18:16
Not Happy a part-timer user from NotHappyLand writes:
Do NOT buy this card. AVM are the worst company in the world for customer service

I have sent them numerous e mails up to 5 months ago and have recieved no reply. I repeat, do NOT buy this card, buy one from a company that cares.

Rating: 1 out of 5 posted Sunday-Oct-25-1998 at 11:50
Bionic Beat Boy a professional user from Australia writes:
I would wholeheartedly recommend Everest for your APex or other MA1 card, it absolutley kills the competition, and is a breeze to use

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Sunday-Sep-13-1998 at 13:06
Alex Sapkov a part-timer user from Russia writes:
Well... It bought an AVM Apex Pro sound card recently and had to return it to manufacturer after having a lot of ^%&^%^& ... well ... troubles trying to make it working as a SAMPLER. Apex Pro is just the same card as Apex but with more (what they call) P-RAM: 256 KB instead of 64. This works fine as a synth or a Sound Blaster compatible sound card. It really has low S/N ratio, but I didn't manage to make it working as a sampler. It seems to me that it didn't work at all. There were no hardware conflicts and I tried this on 3 (three) different PCs. Trobleshooting didn't help and I wrote a letter to tech support. THEY DIDN'T ANSWER AT ALL! Software (patch loader) is in beta testing stage of development. The only working thing is Everest editor by Mark Lakata (see above). So I think it's not very good thing to buy.

Rating: 2 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Aug-12-1998 at 05:01
Mark Lakata a hobbyist user from USA writes:
The built in sounds are somewhat weak, but that is understandable because they are 8-bit and not sampled at 44.1KHz. However, many RAM sounds are really nice, and the noise level is very low. The MA-1 synth is fairly sophisticated (much more so than the AWE32), and it requires a sophisticated editor such as Everest. The "free" patch editor that you can download from the AVM website is confusingly laid out, and does not support all the features of the MA-1. Everest is available from home.att.net/~lakata/everest.html. Everest has wizards to help set up drum kits and tonal multisample patches.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Aug-05-1998 at 23:35
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