Akai S6000 with USB Project Machine

I used this sampler for many years, but it’s not working properly any more.

Sampler powers on, and makes all the familiar internal sounds as it powers up, but the home screen is frozen and unresponsive to the buttons on the front panel. I don’t think it’s a problem with the (detachable) front panel, its buttons or its cable, as I’ve swapped out another front panel/cable from a similar model in good working order and the same problem occurs.

When I tested it this week, AkSys (software controller) was working at first in the sense that it ‘saw’ the sampler, but any attempt to control the front panel via AkSys failed. AkSys for a time during my test could see the internal HD and I managed to copy over quite a few files from the internal HD.

The sampler was even briefly galvanized into working order again (the home screen ‘unfroze’ and became responsive to the front panel buttons) when I highlighted two samples on the HD at the same time over AkSys, which suggests the problem might be related to the USB card?

But then upon powering down and powering up again the sampler was frozen as before on the home screen and AkSys stopped working altogether (it still works fine for the other sampler, so it’s obviously a hardware problem somewhere.)

The internal HD itself is I think probably fine, and contains a lot of very good sample libraries, Orchestral, but also some ‘Celtic’, ‘Early’ and ‘non-Western’. It must be at least 15Gb, but I can’t give you the exact size as the home screen is frozen!” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Akai S6000

“AKAI S6000 V2
Professional Sampler
*V2.14 OS, 256MB RAM, 128 Voice, FX Board, 16 outputs, Hard Drive installed,
**Brand NEW 4U flight case worth £120**

Excellent condition and perfect working order. USB cover plate is missing (see back panel photo).” Click here to search for MPCs on eBay

Akai S6000 with USB

“Here I have a lovely Akai Professional MIDI Sampler S6000 in beautiful condition.

This lovely sampler even has the protective plastic on the sides.

This unit has been lovingly cleaned and checked through by our own in house engineers and has been given a clean bill of health.

See all the pictures of this amazing unit or arrange a visit to come and have a trial and demo.” Click here to search for MPCs on eBay