Akai Z8

“Akai Z8 Digital Sampler and a Dell Laptop running AKSYS Software.
This is a superb sampler and has been used in a smoke free and pet free home studio. I will be really sorry to see this go, but I now have synths that can hold my samples, so this is just not getting the use it deserves.
It has the internal memory maxxed out at 512mb.
There is an 80gb hard disk fitted inside the sampler.
Everything works as it should.
There are some marks on the casing but when it is racked up you cannot see them.
Detachable front panel, leave the sampler in the rack, take the front panel to your desk and still be able to access the functions you need.
24/16 bit linear recording
44.1kHz, 48kHz and 96kHz sampling rates
64 Voice polyphonic
Stereo record in
Stereo outs
Digital I/O in
Digital I/O out
MIDI in x 2 MIDI Out/Thru x 2
Multitimbral operation, 32 independent midi channels via the 2 midi outs
2 x USB ports, 1 x host, 1 x slave
Headphone out
The sampler comes with:- Original box, user manual, mains lead, cable that connects the detachable front panel to the sampler and the original CD-ROM Sound Library disc.
But there is more- I am also including a Dell Inspiron 6000 Laptop with the sampler. This is running Windows XP and is able to run the AKSYS software programme allowing you to communicate with the sampler via the laptop, send and retrieve samples, create programs and multis in a much easier and visual way than doing everything direct on the sampler itself. It is a very good piece of software and makes working with the sampler so much easier.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

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Akai Z8 with 512MB RAM, SPDIF, 8-outs

“Used – see photos, but has been in storage for the last 10 years. I’ve loaded some samples in and everything seems to work like it should. There are a couple of pixel lines that appeared and then disappeared on the screen. Some photos these are visible, then they go away. Not sure why that is but please be aware of those in the photos. Also, one of the Q knobs is missing as seen in the photos.”
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Akai Z8 with 8-output expansion

“This Z8 comes from a smoke-free home studio and is in fine working order. This has 272MB of sample RAM, 76GB hard drive, IB48P output expansion, original 5ft cable for the detachable faceplate and manual. All buttons and encoders respond as they should and the screen is fine, no dead pixels. This is basically a rackmount version of the MPC 4000 minus the sequencer. I actually have another one that’s been sitting underneath my 4000 for years. These are such a powerhouse. 24-bit, 96kHz! Very unusual for a stand alone sampler from that period and still stands up today. Put your USB stick in the front with sounds on it and you’re off. This will come double boxed for safe shipping.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

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