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

Akai S950 with 2.25MB RAM

“Up For Sale: x1

AKAI S950 Sampler w/
– High Contrast Display Screen (White Text on Black Background)
– Gotek USB Emulator Drive (with included 16GB USB Thumb Drive loaded w/ sounds)
– Max RAM Memory (1536 kwords)
– Most Current 1.2A OS (1.2B OS is only if SCSI card is installed, which this unit does not have, but you can track down and install easily with a screw driver and included harness)

This unit has been upgraded with all of the above specifications and has been tested to be fully working (all buttons and knobs, as well as a sample recording / play test). The unit has several scratches, rack rash and the front panel leans slightly forward (visible in the pictures), but it IS nearly 35 years old. Due to the age and condition of the unit, it is sale As-Is, but is guaranteed to arrive as specified. Finding a unit in mint condition will cost several hundreds to $1000 more.

This is a classic sampler with that authentic 12-bit sound we all love, be it 90s hip-hop, downtempo/trip-hop, jungle/d’n’b, breaks/electro, techno or house. This is the highly sought after S950 (more so than the S900) because of the unique sound of the built in Filter. These have become quite rare and only appear to be going up in price. ” Click here to search for MPCs on eBay

Akai S950

“AKAI S950 Digital Professional Midi Sampler – Vintage Sampler.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION . When I recently did a Ram test the fault “IC1H” appeared which shows that the RAM may be loose. According to Online information this may result in a glitch sounding on longer samples. I’ve not come across this.
The machine has Extra RAM inserted (see photo) and can sample for 20780ms on full 19,200Hz sample rate, and considerably longer on the lower rates (almost 40s on 10,000Hz)
It samples fine and I’ve been using it with my Logic Set up to “dirty up” drums/samples before recording it back into logic. I’ve not used floppy discs with it for years.
The machine is sold in this condition and no refunds will be given.” Click here to search for MPCs on eBay

Akai S950 with 2.25MB RAM

“Akai S950 – 3U 12bit Rack/Desktop Sampler with New Screen and USB Upgrade – collection preferred

the best sounding sampler ever, hands down. the s950 has 8 individual outs, and be programmed to be stereo, has the most musical analogue filter, and the classic time stretch algorithm.

this one is fully maxed out (see pictures) and has an upgraded “vintage acid green” screen that is much brighter than the original, more viewable and will never fade. it also has a USB upgrade so you don’t have to worry about using outdated and slow floppy discs. as you can see, that is not the original data knob, but that can be purchased online easily if it concerns you. i personally prefer the metal feel.

the original sine wave patch was over-written before i bought this unit, so i sampled my own using a vinyl record with a weird tone on it. if you’d like to have the original tone back simply sample a C note sine wave into the TONE programme.” Click here to search for MPCs on eBay