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Akai Professional S950 MIDI Digital Sampler

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    Description
    The S950 introduced from Akai Professional in 1988, has the same look and hardware as the previous model the S900.

    Sampling rate is increased up to 48 kz and memory option now expanded to 2.25 mb. The memory standard from factory was 750 KB. The buttons and knobs of the faceplate are identical however the floppy disk drive can also read high density disks as well as double density. The unit can also read S900 disks and disks from the S1000 Stereo Digital Sampler.

    Its also the first Akai sampler to implement Time Stretching as a feature to stretch the length of a sample without changing the pitch.
    A SCSI port allowed for the instrument to move and edit samples in PC/MAC software.
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    Architecture
    Type: Digital
    Synthesis: Sampling
    Oscillators
    Oscillators: 1
    Osc Modulation: Keyboard, Mod Wheel, Velocity
    Sampling: 12 bit, 8 kHz, 48 kHz
    Envelopes: 1
    Evelope Paramerters: Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release
    Filters: 1
    Types: 12dB Slope (2-pole), High Pass, Low Pass
    Filter Modulation: Envelope, Keyboard, Knob, LFO, Velocity
    LFO
    LFO: 1
    LFO Parameters: Sine
    Polyphony & Tuning
    Polyphony: 8
    Timbrality: 1
    Tuning: Standard
    Patches
    Patches RAM: 99
    Storage: Tape, Hard Drive
    Editing: MIDI, SCSI
    Case
    Case: Module
    Case Details: Solid metal chassis with white faceplate
    Rack Size: 19", 3U
    Controls: Velocity, Buttons, Knobs, Modulation - Audio Input
    Display Type: LCD, Backlit
    Display Count H: 40
    Display Count V: 2
    Display Notes: 40 characters, 2 lines Backlit LCD
    Dimensions (WxDxH): 482.6(W) X 132.6(H) X 410 mm
    Weight: 10.8kg
    Connections
    Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Mono Out
    Audio Output Count: 10
    Inputs: 1
    MIDI Ports: IN, OUT, THRU
    Production
    Year Released: 1988
    Used By
    Skinny Puppy, Dr Dre, Vangelis, Future Sound Of London
    Manuals & Documents

    Product Links
    Company Product Sites:
    [+] akai-s950.com
    Pricing
    MSRP List Price: $2,500 - convert
    Used Price: $300-$500 - convert
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