Akai S3200XL Professional Stereo Digital Sampler

Akai S3200XL Professional Stereo Digital Sampler

The Akai S3200XL is a 16 bit professional stereo digital sampler. It's an 32 voice polyphonic sampler, using 16 bits sampling technique and 44.1 kHz sampling frequency. It's equipped with a 3.5" HD floppy drive and can load samples from the Akai S1000, EMU and Roland sound library.

Used:

At the time in 1996 this sampler was seen on some studio photos and Liam's live rig. He had even 2 of them in live setup.

Standard S-Series features

  • 32 voice polyphony
  • Digital resonant filters
  • Assignable Program Modulation (APM) for flexible sound control
  • Powerful DSP features including Timestretch
  • New MultiMode for easy multitimbral setup and layering
  • MESA Remote Control/Librarian Software for Macintosh
  • RAM expansion (up to 32MB) with standard SIMMs
  • Standard MIDI File player
  • Clear, easy-to-learn user interface
  • Compatibility with E-mu and Roland sound libraries

Powerful expansion options

  • Up to 16MB of non-volatile Flash Memory
  • S/PDIF digital I/O

S3200XL features

  • 16MB RAM standard
  • AES/EBU digital I/O standard
  • SMPTE reader/generator standard with QList sequencing capability
  • EB16 (SampleVerb in the US) 4-channel, studio-quality, multi-effects board standard
  • IB304F (ProFilter in the US) DSP board for expanded filtering + EQ standard
  • Direct-to-disk recording
  • Optional internal Magneto/Optical drive

Specifications

Sampling System 16 bit linear 
Sampling Rates 44.1 kHz / 22.05 kHz 
Memory 16 MB (standard) / 32 MB ROM + 16 MB ROM (expanded) 
Polyphony 32 voices 
Maximum Samples 255 
Maximum Programs 254 
Recording Gain HI = -58 dBm / MID = -38 dBm / LOW = -18 dBm 
Filters Digital moving low-pass filter (-12 dB/octave with resonance) 
Envelope Generators 2 (1 multi-stage) 
LFOs
Hard Disk Recording Provided 
Effects Echo/Chorus/Pitch Shift/Delay/Reverb 
Display Back-lit 40 x 8 characters (640 x 240 dots) 
Help Pages Provided 
Storage Devices 3.5-inch 2HD/2DD floppy disk 
  3.5-inch hard disk (optional) internally mountable 
  3.5-inch MO disk drive (optional) internally mountable 
Standard Inputs XLR (balanced) x 2, 1/4-inch phone jack (balanced) x 2
Standard Outputs XLR (balanced) x 2, 1/4-inch phone jack (unbalanced) x 2
Assignable Outputs 1/4-inch phone jack (unbalanced) x 8
Headphones 1/4-inch stereo phone jack x 1 
Footswitch 1/4-inch phone jack x 1 
MIDI DIN-5P IN x 1, OUT x 1, THRU x 1 
SCSI Provided 
S/PDIF Digital In/Out Provided 
SMPTE Reader/Generator Provided 
Power Requirements 120VAC 60Hz 45W / 220-240VAC 50Hz 45W 
Dimensions 483mm x 133mm x 429mm (W x H x D) (EIA 3U size) 
Weight 8.8 kg

More info: Akai Pro homepage

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