Akai S20

“Akai Professional S20

16 bit stereo sampler

Fully tested, and working perfectly.

In Excellent clean used condition, bought by myself new 20 plus years ago, only had light home studio use.

There is one small scratch/dent on left side, otherwise in fantastic condition. Still has the protective film on the digital display!

Includes the 4 original sound disks, original UK power adapter, instructions, and original card box. ”
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Akai S20

“This desktop sampler is the enhancement of the S01, but it has much more resemblance to the later XL series samplers.
The full 16MB Ram is installed also.

Condition is very good and everything on this unit is fully working.

This unit comes ‘pre-installed’ with a USB floppy emulator provided by cpmagneticmedia ltd. and contains 1,000 blank images
and over 1200 sample disk images to load from.”
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Akai S20

“Akai professional s20 Multi Sampling/Muti Timbral RealTime Performance System.

Tested and working including disc drive

Sale is for unit only, you will require a suitable power supply (I used a multi power supply)

Please see condition in pictures

Please also note button 12 does not sit properly, however still works ”
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Akai S20 with 16MB RAM, Internal Floppy Emulator

“For sale is this near immaculate condition AKAI S20 in full working order.

Has the full 16 MB RAM installed.

A beautiful and punchy sounding sampler with some very nice features such as the ability to easily match the speed/pitch of one loop to another by means of re-pitching.

It has a USB floppy emulator installed for super convenient storage of samples and works flawlessly. I will also include 2 x floppy discs.

Comes with the original box and polystyrene inserts which is all in excellent condition.”
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Akai S20

“Nice little Akai sampler from the 90s.

Not as easy or comprehensive to edit as an MPC & only a rudimentary sequencer, but you can instantly resample (or make the initial sample) at lower bit rates and use with another workstation or sampler. Great as a MIDI expander.

Recording at the highest 32kHz rate also gives really great results, this little unit sounds good, and it’s super quick to use and instantly loop if you get your timing right.

Editing is not quite so immediate, via the LED matrix & cursor buttons, but it’s a fairly straightforward little thing to use.

All the functions, pads and buttons work without issue, but I haven’t been able to format the one disc I have to hand. It goes through all 4 stages of the format procedure, and the drive appears to be working, but quits during the process itself. So haven’t been able to test the Load & Save functions to completion, but everything else is tested & working.”
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