“If you’re searching for this, then you know what it is. Used nowadays as a special effect, for when your drums need that mono 12bit crunch. Or to teach yourself some sampling discipline, making a track, just using the sampler. This sampler is fully expanded, which is needed, for it to be useful. It also has a new backlight, which makes it so much easier to see the screen. Unfortunately, the plug was left in my house during a move, but plugs are available easily (an IEC C9). It definitely worked the day before the move and has since been sat on its own in a cupboard.” Link
“Ich biete meinen gebrauchten Akai S 950 Sampler wegen Studio Auflösung zum Verkauf an. Es ist ein Recksampler, der früher von Künstlern wie zum Beispiel Fatboy Slim, Moby, Dr. Dre, DJ Premiere uvm gerne für Drums und Drumloops verwendet wurde. Er eignet sich aber auch für andere Samples.
Der Akai S 950 Uhr ist ein Kultmodell aus dem Jahr 1988. Dieses hat die typischen Probleme mit der Display Hintergrundbeleuchtung. Sie ist schwach.
Der Sampler war lange Zeit im Rack in meinem Studio eingebaut und hat daher Altersspuren. Ich denke, mit etwas Reinigung dürfte der Sampler sicherlich noch viele Jahre treue musikalische Dienste leisten.”
“Used but in really good order for its age. These things are built like tanks. There are a few marks on the casing, I have photographed the worst one, just above the power switch. Comes with optional and rare IB 109 SCSI and SP/DIF interface with coaxial and optical inputs. These when available can be quite pricey on there own. Also comes with the maximum memory “1536 Words” a whopping 2.25Mb, it really is amazing what they did with that amount of memory, please check image with bootup screen to confirm this. The screen “usually a weak point” is still easily readable. The floppy drive works flawlessly which is often not the case either. I opened the case up and it is still pretty clean inside. It still has the original power socket on the casing. I have purchased a new cable for this recently. Also comes with rack ears. One screw missing for these. Only have 7.
The sampler has had very little use in the last 20 years, and none in this century except for testing recently and the odd plug in for fun. It has been safely packed away in a cupboard in my house. I have tested it for sampling, saving to floppy, retrieve from floppy, checked all the outputs inc mix. Midi in out and thru all as expected. I did not check the digital interfaces as I do not have anything easily setup to do this. I also cannot check the SCSI interface as I do not have a suitable SCSI device to do so any more. The sampler does a sys check on boot “see image” which states the board is installed and it certainly worked for me in the past. Happy for someone to bring a device along and test it. ”
“A classic Akai S950 12bit sampler in good working order.
If you’re looking at this then you’ll probably know how great this is for re-creating that distinctive Fatboy Slim style stretched vocal sound, old skool drums and a host of other amazing possibilities.
I’d prefer collection in person as it’s very heavy but I can post via insured courier although this is expensive.” Link
“Classic Akai S950 with the standard memory is in great condition for its age, hard to believe how old this beast is.” Link
“Please read all and see all pictures before buy it. Comes with an alternative power-lead(see picture 3), it does power up, on start up, it displays “AKAI S950 1.2 512 Kwords Installed AKAI Professional”(see picture 4) and all programming buttons and displays are appearing on the display panel(see picture 5), the large grey round control button (right top corner) rotates properly and scrolls programming function display with appropriate buttons, all other control knobs are turning smoothly but this machine has not been used for any work for the last two years or so, I do not have a studio setup to test all function of it, therefore, current full working condition is unknown and sold for parts or not working.” Link
“Great Working Order. Really nice condition for age. Comes with full memory expansion and IB105 Hard Drive Expansion. Fully loaded . ” Link
“Akai S950 sampler for sale. This has been sitting unused in a home studio for the last few years and is up for sale to clear space. In full working order, but no manual or box included (I will pack appropriately for shipping). Has a few marks on the face (see photos) from use, but no problems with the unit. This has the stock memory (750kbs) installed.” Link
“In excellent condition and fully working with expansion to 1.5 meg(1024Kwords).Cash on collection from East Finchley/Highgate.Listed elsewhere so might have to end auction early.” Link
“This Akai S-950 sampler has a broken disk drive which is easy to replace.” Link
“This Akai S-950 sampler has a broken disk drive which is easy to replace.
Apart from the disk drive this sampler is in great condition.The S950 is used by Fatboy Slim, Moby, Skinny Puppy, Depeche Mode, Future Sound of London, Sneaker Pimps, The Bomb Squad, Dr. Dre, DJ Premiere, Prince Paul, Vangelis and many more.” Link
“One Owner only: this S950 is in very good condition having being kept in a flight-case, and has only had studio use Never Gigged!! an assortment of leads come with it.” Link
“One Owner only: this S950 is in very good condition having being kept in a flight-case, and has only had studio use Never Gigged!! an assortment of leads come with it.”
“NOT CHECKED SPARES OR REPAIR AKAI S 950 SAMPLER ONLY NO LEADS AS SHOWN.2 pin iec fitting was working when last used.” Link
“Very tidy example of the S950, one of the rack ears is slightly bent. Fitted with a floppy emulator so no disks to bother with, just an SD card.This is a UK sale only so no overseas bidders thanks. I’m willing to post this if you arrange and insure your own courier.Thanks.” Link
” Selling one of my backup Akai S 950s. Max RAM. New blue screen without power inverter noise, HxC SD floppy emulator. Includes an ad card from me that has lots of raw samples, breaks, and floppy images. I’m a pro and a lot of my raw stuff is on there. A 950 with this emulator is a powerful tool. This one has been around and has some wear but is fully functioning. Software is cool and easy to use but doesn’t sound like these. ” Link
” AKAI s950″ Link
The unusual mains socket has been replaced by a standard one (IEC C14) for convenience. A matching mains lead can be supplied with the unit.” Link
Firmware installed and ready for use.
Extended hard drive memory (several MB’s)
Comes with original PAT tested power supply” Link
“Has been in studio for a long while! Has not had much use and is working fine. A couple of the outputs have been slightly damaged in moving it around, though still work as far as I am aware and an easy fix. I personally only used the Mix out. Has various disks of samples etc and instruction manual. Memory is 1536kWords, which I believe is a massive 2.25MB!” Link
This sampler (and the SP1200) is responsible for the characteristic sound of the 90s hip-hop, trip-hop, jungle, drum and bass records. The time when samplers were not just software plug-ins and had their own sound.
This one is in very good condition, considering its age (about 25 years old).
Has doubled memory. The display is perfectly readable, backlight is fading though. ” Link
turns on red lights but the screen can not see anything, sold as is
Visual signs of use Please check out the photos in the listing so you can see the item you will be receiving.
does not include power cord” Link
” Akai S950 sampler fully working ,fully upgraded memory and the famous 950 12 bit sound and timestretch.” Link
It has the original discs and user manual. It also has the rack ears – these get removed or lost…. Original power cable too. All present here!
The previous owner was a DJ who bought it new and never got round to learning production and how to use it. Consequently, the screen is nice and bright and the floppy drive is as good as new.
I’ve been using it on a single project processing drum loops to get “the crunch” and enhanced top end/upper midrange. I’m sure if you are reading this you have already done your homework and know what these are all about… The filters are awesome, time stretching is full of character plus loads of flexibility from the separate outputs.
Wish I could keep it but needs must. It is fully functional, no issues at all. ” Link
Everything works as far as I’m aware – I only ever used it for effecting samples and it did a great job at that.” Link