“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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