So currently I'm considering buying a new sampler. I'd like to buy a hardware sampler simply so I don't take up any processor power and I figured the Akai Z4 would be great since it has the AkSys interface. The AkSys system would allow me to use it with the ease of a software sampler without taxing my processors. Then again, I was wondering if i should just save my $600 and buy Kontakt because my computer is fast enough to handle it. (I have a Mac Dual G4 867mHz with 1.2gB of Ram and 3 drives)
I was wondering if anyone here owns an Akai Z4 or Z8 and if they would care to comment on it. In particular regarding the AkSys interface.