Akai S1100 Reverb Impulse Responses

Tech Specs

Category: Samples

Genre: Various

Type: Impulse Response

Format: AIFF

Many people may not know, but in addition to the Akai S1100 being a classic workhorse sampler, it can also be used as an external effects processor.

While the reverb on the S1100 may not be too impressive by today's standards, it does offer a classic sound that appeared on many popular tracks in the 90's.

Included in this download are the first 20 presets for the onboard effects. After the first 20, the effects are modulated or pitched shifted, and don't translate well for use in a convolution reverb.

The IRs were created using Ableton Live's IR measurement device, and should work in any convolution reverb that will accept stereo aiff IRs.

The presets included are:

Bright Hall
Bright Hall 2
Bright Hall
Bright Plate
Flutter Hall
Large Room 1
Large Room 2
Long Hall 1
Long Hall 2
Metal Room
Plate 1
Plate 2
Shaft 1
Shaft 2
Small Room 1
Small Room 2
Soft Hall
Warehouse 1
Warehouse 2




I'm curious about the aif files. For instance, for the first preset there is a "S1000 Bright Hall 2 L.aif" and a "S1000 Bright Hall 2 R.aif" file, leading one to believe that they are non-interleaved mono audio files. However, upon inspection they are both interleaved stereo files, with the file labeled with an "L" having a left and right audio waveform of "normal" amplitude, but with one side offset in time by a bit from the other. The stereo file labeled with an "R" is similar to the "L" file except that its amplitude is almost (but not quite) zero. This finding was replicated across several sets of "L" and "R" preset pairings chosen at random. Perhaps something was set incorrectly in the S1100 when recording the IRs?

posted 4 years and 29 days ago



I did some testing and it seems like it's in the Ableton IR Measurement device True Stereo setting.

posted 4 years and 10 days ago



@Refurb I'm wondering how were you using the S1100 "as an external effects processor."
I'm pretty sure that you could only apply the effects after sampling a piece of audio but not as a send effect. But please correct me if I'm wrong

posted 3 years, 5 months and 23 days ago



Please check out the manual here: http://martin78.com/files/akai_s1000/s1100_manual/a3.pdf
IIRC you have to go to the FX section and set the source to EXT.

posted 3 years, 5 months and 22 days ago



Hi Refurb,
could you make impulse responses of just the samplers sounds (so basically the AD/DA conversion) too? It mights not be the most characteristic sound compared to S950, MPC60 or SP1200, but it still has it's own sound, especially if you engage the on board filters. Love the lowpass on the late 1980s to mid 1990s Akai samplers.

posted 3 years and 27 days ago

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