Akai S612 and Akai MD280

“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

Akai S612

“Akai S612 12 bit 6 sec sampler Great Shape!! Works Please Read Description. Condition is “For parts or not working”.

Parts only!!! Turns one and is fine sometimes idk why it doesn’t turn on other times!!!

This thing works and turns on and then sometimes it dosnt, idk what is the issue!!

The pics with it powered on was when I was posting this ebay post just now. It turned on and off all the functions worked and then now nothing. It has done this befor. I have a video I just took me changing buttons everything looked perfect.

Then I plugged in the akai md280 then it stopped powering on again.

I am listing it as parts only because I do not know exactly how to use all the functions or anything but as far as I know all buttons and functions work when it powers up and works looks great!!! ”

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Akai S612

“Vintage Akai Midi Digital Sampler S612. The unit is a 19” rack mount measuring approximately (Face 19”) body 17 ¼” X 14 ¼” 3 ½”. I am not familiar with the unit and do not have the equipment to properly test it however I did power the unit through a mixer and amp and produce sound from a microphone. I was not able or capable of testing any of the other functions available. I was able to have the channel led change and have some of the other buttons light up when selected. A few of the pictures show some of the indicator buttons and the record level indicator lighted along with a few different channels indicated on the led. There are a number of scratches on the top of the front panel probably from installing and removing from a rack mount system. This is a vintage used item and does shows signs of use with scratches, mars, etc. This is an older unit and could require some repair service. In addition I do have a video of it playing through a microphone that I would post on you tube for a serious buyer. The unit is being SOLD USED AS /IS.” Click here to search for MPCs on eBay

Akai S612 with Akai MD280

“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

Akai S612

“Hi, thanks for looking! I’m selling my Akai S612 that I’ve owned for about 20 years. It’s the most feature packed and capable sampler ever made (just kidding, you know what it is).

Just pulled it out of the closet and tested it. Everything works, all membrane buttons are reliable, the 2 sliders work fine, all the knobs are working well, mic and line inputs work, front and back line outs work, responds to midi just fine. All LED’s work. She still samples for sure. The loop modes, decay, LFO, filter all do what they’re supposed to do.

2 problems are a dent in the top and a missing knob cap on the record level. Pictures show these defects clearly. Neither of these defects affect functionality. It has always been solid, never had any problems with it in the time that I’ve owned it.” Click here to search for MPCs on eBay

Akai S612

“This item has a distinguished history and provenance. In the late 1980s this sampler was part of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. In the 1990s it was written off as obsolete and donated to a national arts organisation that sold it when the organisation ceased to function and eventually disbanded. This item is a piece of genuine music technology history.

The sampler is in good working order and functions exactly as it should. This is a digital device (it’s a sampler!) but it feels analogue. All the controls actually do something in real time, so sounds can be moulded and shaped as if they were rubbery 3D objects. The 12 bit resolution is grimy and gritty. It’s not shiny and smooth and polite at all, and the filter is stunning.

There are a few ‘rack rash’ scratches along with stickers relating to PAT testing, etc.”
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