Akai S950

“Akai s950 / 12 Bit Sampler Working With Case Of Samples.

Condition wise the unit is in excellent condition has a couple marks here and there but shows light signs of use.

The unit was pulled from a working environment.

According to the previous original owner nothing was upgraded.

Comes with a case of tons of samples and some blanks. I didn’t look at every single one but took a photo of a few as samples.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Akai S950 with 2.25MB RAM

“1 x Akai S950 12bit sampler in fantastic condition!

Comes with fully maxxed out memory, power cable, original working floppy drive and a new back light that I fitted last year.

All inputs / outputs and buttons work just fine and I ran a full memory check today, completely filling with samples, no glitches.

Overall condition is amazing for its age- you are unlikely to find one with a cleaner faceplate. This unit sat unused on a famous (if you’re into oldskool jungle/hardcore) producer’s wardrobe for nearly 20 years- I saw it there myself when I bought it 5 or 6 years ago 🙂 I will throw in the box of samples that came with it when I purchased, would be a shame to split them up.

I’ve made many tunes of my own on this sampler, and the only problems I’ve had are the odd freeze here and there, plus some floppies going bad on me which is a very common problem. A good fix of course is to fit a Gotek drive, for more reliable storage, but I didn’t get round to that job yet. Another maintenance job would be to get the unit re-capped at some stage which is another common fix required on all electronics of this age at some stage.

If you’re looking at this auction, you already know what these machines do, and the great sound/workflow. I firmly believe the only way to get this authentic sound and feel properly is with the hardware. No emulation that I have seen can quite nail it B-)”

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Akai S950

“This is an amazing piece of working history, and it looks so 80s/90s cool!

This unit is very clean, fully working, and sounds incredible. To me the sound of this machine is very unique, and has a fat, crunchy, punchy 12 bit signature like no other. It is perfectly paired with the AKAI MPC60ii (which I have listed in my other auctions). It has a few minor blemishes that do not affect its performance whatsoever.

This machine is very rare and not many are left in this pristine condition with the rack mount ears still attached.

This S950’s magic is all about the filters! Unrivaled even today, the low pass filters are amazing!” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Akai S950

“Akai s 950 sampler.
Ok I’ve had this sampler since about 1992.
Used it to make a record I produced in 1994 by UK rap group The Gutter Snypes.
As far as I can recall we upgraded the memory on this…It may even have an FX board as an added bonus. It’s been so long since I used it.
It’s just been in a bedroom during my younger days and stored away for the last 25!
It’s in great shape.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Akai S950

“Akai s950 Sampler, Vintage, Used, Fully Functional. Condition is “Used”. Collection in person only.

As title says, used but fully functional. Comes with power cable. As you can see in the 3rd picture the screen is on but hasn’t been switched out to a high contrast screen so it’s a little hard to see. A few cosmetic marks and scratches but nothing major.”
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Akai S950

“CLASSIC – the only way to describe this 12 bit sound. This one is original and in great condition. These are very hard to come by nowadays, almost impossible apparently. Works great, made some beats with it last week.”
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Akai S950 with 2.25MB RAM

“For sale is a sampler Akai S950. Classic stuff right here.
The condition of this unit is near great. Fully functional with minimal visual signs.
This is a rare condition to find these days, for a sampler that was made in 1988!!
These are the fattest akai samplers out there bar none, killer for looping pads, drum loops especially , chords, bass sounds, what have you.
Classic 12-bit Rack Sampler known for it’s filtering ability and time stretch. Nothing comes close to the s950 filter. Gritty DRUMS! S95 drum loops, grainy and grungy in all their 12-bit glory” Click here to search for MPCs on eBay

Akai S950

“Akai S950 Sampler – Vintage 12 Bit Sampler – Very Good Condition – Original

Used Akai S950 in excellent working condition. All buttons, knobs, encoders and functions work as they should. All inputs and outputs working correctly. Original floppy drive in good working condition, which loads and saves as per normal.

1.5Mb RAM fitted which is as much as it will take for up to 20 seconds of sample time. OS version 1.2

New screen fitted about 12 months ago which is still nice and bright.

Original power cable included plus some floppy disks to get you started.

No SCSI card.

The small yellow circular sticker on the right rack ear can be easily removed (just a midi # reminder)

Main casing is in very good condition with just a few light marks from rack install/removal.

100% authentic Akai product.” Click here to search for MPCs on eBay