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Average rating: 4.3 out of 5
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zerstoerer a professional user from germany writes:
This Sampler is no real sampler, if you use it as a loop-machine, you have to spend to much time in transfering samples,also with zip, stressy, the scsi is crap...but if you use this thing as a synthesizer, with small waves, saving and loading is fine then, and use the efx section, you have a great instrument, nearly everything is under control, the sound quality is amazing, the results are more than usable...and the price is a joke, you get them between 100 to 200 euro, ok the A5000 cost maybee 250 to 300, people are selling them because they hope they get a workstation, forget one of the best sounding digital filters and thats worth the effort...

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Saturday-Oct-23-2010 at 07:36
Harry a part-time user from Holland writes:
Very powerful sampler. User Interface is intuitive. After 2 hours I had the grip on everyting. FX = yamieyamie !! It cost me only 210 euro's and had a 8 mb harddrive to. I now can throw wild and powerful sounds throug my audiocard directly into CUBASE. It excist beautifull with my softsynths. And Its a creative tool, better than any softsampler I used.

No... Hardwaresamplers are not death....Yet. I'm glad I went back to hardwaresamplers again and this one is realy good!

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Feb-06-2008 at 13:08
crisco from canada writes:
I've had the a3000v2 and still have my a4000. If you can program an M1 then you will have no problem. Less than half an hour and your grooving...ms2000r is harder to figure out. Effects can not be beat by vst or reason's stuff. The chop up options make this a beter deal than any MPC, just add a cheap sequencer and a zip or hard drive and itttss ovaaa ... cons... who has time to go back and fourth between hardware and a computer...yet i hold on to it because it's good.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Saturday-Oct-01-2005 at 03:36
digiphallus a hobbyist user from USA writes:
This is a very powerful, great sounding sampler. Too bad it's mired in a TERRIBLE user interface, the manual is often WRONG, the construction isn't the best, and it loads samples slower than samplers ten years its junior. Like the previous user, I came from using Emu samplers (EMU E64), and the difference is night and day. If you know how multisampling and such works, you don't have to crack a manual with the EMUs, and if you did, you can be damned sure what it tells you to do will be accurate and not in "ENGRISH". Sometimes I want to ban all Japanese manufacturers from making equipment for human musicians. Okay, just Yamaha. It was a sad day when Emu and Ensoniq were both swallowed up by Crapative Labs. I would recommend an Ensoniq ASR10 or ASRX over the A-series anyday, and if you don't care about lots of effects and such, the Emus and AKais are good too (take a note from Akai, Yamaha!). It's a shame, because you can get really nice results from this machine, but many things about such as the slow transfer speeds and nonsensical oh-so-Yamaha interface make it a real creativity/productivity killer.

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Sep-28-2005 at 23:00
Ben Althauser a part-time user from Olympia, WA writes:
I wrote my first full track in cubase with this thing. A very powerful piece of gear actually. Once you adapt to the operating system it's fine. I like the filters. I like the detune function and stereo width function. The effects are cool (not amazing). great for use w/ automation. I threw my juno106 into this thing and came out with the most unique lead I have made to date, so I kept it. It is not "easy" to use, but I like the feeling of working through annoying things and ending up with a very nice original sound, as opposed to tweaking a preset for 2 minutes. I give this sampler a 4 because the construction is absolutely horrible and I had to pay $120 to get the "audition" button fixed. Yeah... That's lame Yamaha! If you hear me, start using gel/rubber buttons ya dorks!

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Monday-Sep-19-2005 at 14:07
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