“Vintage and very rare AKAI S612 Sampler in great condition with original manual from when it was purchased in the 80’s! Also including AKAI MD280 quick disk drive with several quick disks! There are a couple minor scratches on top of the MD280 as pictured, but sounds/works perfectly! Owner took great care of it! We’re really hoping to find another music-lover who’ll cherish this as much as we have!” Click here to visit listing on eBay
“Both the S612 and the MD280 are in good condition but you can see some marks/scratches on the top (see pictures). This listing is for both machines together.” Click here to visit listing on eBay
“The s612 is in good shape, has been turned on and played with on Dec. 22, 2020. The sliders were sprayed with Electronic Cleaner to fix crackling. Could use a good clean due to crackling. The colour cap on the ‘filter’ knob is missing.
Listed as ‘ for parts or not working ‘ due to intermittent crackling of “start/end” slider.
The MD280 unit works intermittently. I was able to load a few disks, then it would stop working and then start again. It is recommended that you service the MD280 or install a drive emulator for it. (NOT WORKING — FOR PARTS)
What is included:
– Generic Box Holding Akai S612, Akai MD280, and 2 boxes of Akai Sound libraries.
– Akai S612 MIDI Sampler
– Akai MD280 Disk Drive
– 2x Akai Sound Library Quick Disk boxes” Click here to search for MPCs on eBay
The S612 sound is phenomenal and is the best sounding Machine ever made by the AKAI. This is old school kit and with a sound not available any more
This sampler is great as polifonic synth or drum synthesizer, to pitch, beef up and modulate drums samples .
It has an analog Filter and analog VCA to processes the signal which is the reason of it’s unique sound ! Also is unique the scanning of the waveform with the 2 faders that makes the work flow true fun really ( workflow is key often overlooked)
The s612 has been used and still is , by artists like Jeff Mills ,Efdemin ,Âme Etc
This item is untested but was working perfectly about a year ago, It has no power lead
Original instructions for MD280” Click here to search for MPCs on eBay
Very unique sampler with very unique tactile interface and 12 bit sound. If you are after some analogue 12 bit sound and don’t want to have to over pay for an sp1200 this is a great bargain
Great fun if you are bored of using your computer for sampling
Has an LFO/low pass filter and sample start/end time can be selected from sliders all in real time
it all works great the only thing is the monitor pot can be a little crackly sometimes but all the other functions work well
I will also include an MD280 and discs. I cannot get the md280 to work -I’m not sure if it’s the discs or the drive itself. It does get power and starts to load but just sticks and never loads the sample, I will include anyway and you might be able to fix it. “ Click here to search for MPCs on eBay
“old fully working S612 + MD280 in near mint condition… hard to find a second one today in this good shape. The unit´s was testet today and i have saved the spoken Date from Today “19.07.17” and a sneezing from me on the disk with the green point (-: The sampler come with 4 Quickdisk´s and a german manual. For further condition and was the offer include please look for the original pictures.” Click here to search for MPCs on eBay
“Akai S612 being sold for parts and repair, no returns.
What You See Is What you get, the power knob is stuck in so it might just be that to get it going again.
makes a great parts unit or for someone willing to put in the Work equity to get this going again. The S612 is very hard to come by now and would make a great parts unit. Comes with a few used Quik Discs too with samples on them. Comes with Akai MD280 disk drive. ” Click here to search for MPCs on eBay