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Akai S-Series Sample Library


S1000 • S1100 • S2000 • S2800 • S3000 • S3200
S3000XL • S3200XL • S5000 • S6000 • S01 • Remix16

103 Floppy Disks

Only $10 Each • Buy 10 Get One Free

Library Also Available on Elite or Midi Mix CD-ROMS and Floppy Disk Images via download delivery.

AKAI Samplers have long been the industry standard for sound quality and solid reliability.
Because of this fact many other samplers accept the AKAI sample
format including:

  • Kurzweil K2000S - K2500S
  • Korg Triton
  • Yamaha EX5 - EX7 - A Series
  • Roland Samplers (after the S series)
  • EMU Samplers
  • Ensoniq Samplers
  • Yamaha Motif
  • ...and many, many others
Akai Floppy Disks Are NOT Compatible with Software Samplers. Check out our Akai Elite CD-ROM if you own a software sampler.
Pick the "SAMPLES - SAMPLER DISK" format when ordering
Check off the disks you want below, then click the button to:
PLEASE READ DESCRIPTIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE ORDERING
Get the entire library on floppy disk for only $500.00.
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Drums & Percussion
101 - Kicks & Snares Vol. 1 - Assortment of all styles 102 - Kicks & Snares Vol. 2
103 - Kicks & Snares Vol. 3 104 - Kicks & Snares Vol. 4
105 - Kicks & Snares Vol. 5 106 - TR808 Drum Kit - All the Classic 808 sounds
107 - Hip Hop Kicks & Snares Vol 1 108 - Hip Hop Kicks & Snares Vol 2
109 - TR909 Drum Kit - All The Classic 909 sounds 110 - Linn 9000 Drum Kit - Another Classic Beat Box
111 - Rap-22 Drum Kit - Great Beat Box for Rap & Hip Hop 112 - RX5 Drum Kit - Cool For Da Raggae
113 - Hip Hop Drum Kit - More Kiks, Snares, Hits & Bits 115 - Funk Drum Kit - Mo phat drum samples
114 - Hip Hop 2002 Drum Kit - Mo Kicks, Snares, Hats and Phat Drums
116 - Assorted Hi-Hats & Cymbals - Perfect for our Kicks & Snares
117 - SP1200 Kiks & Snares - Classic Lo-Fi Drums 118 - MPC Kiks & Snares - Hip Hop Drums
119 - Triton Drums - Kiks, Snares, Hi-Hats & more 120 - Karma Drums - Kiks, Snares, Hi-Hats & more
121 - Megamix Drums - Hip Hop Drums 122 - Classic Beat Boxes - Old Analog Drum Machines
123 - Assorted Latin & Ethnic Percussion V1 124 - Assorted Latin & Ethnic Percussion V2
125 - Sitar Drones  
Bass Sounds
126 - Assorted Analog Basses Vol. 1 127 - Assorted Analog Basses Vol. 2
128 - Assorted Analog Basses Vol. 3 129 - Assorted Analog Basses Vol. 4
130 - KN Triton Basses - Wah, Sub & MOSS Basses 131 - Assorted Hip Hop Basses Vol. 1
132 - Assorted Hip Hop Basses Vol. 2 133 - Assorted Hip Hop Basses Vol. 3
134 - Assorted Hip Hop Basses Vol. 4 135 - Sub Basses - Deep Miami Basses
136 - Hip Hop Hits & Bits - Orch Hits, Horn Blasts, Scratches, Voices
Piano & Keyboards
137 - Hip Hop Mix - Beats, Sub Basses, Hits & Funk Guitar
138 - Assorted Electric Pianos Vol. 1 - Includes Rhodes E-Pianos
139 - Assorted Electric Pianos Vol. 2 - Includes Wurlitzer E-Pianos
140 - Steinway Grand Piano - Classic Acoustic Piano 141 - Bosendofer Grand Piano - Another Classic Piano
142-149 - Nepro Grand Piano - 12 Megs RAM required. 8 Disk Set $50 (complete 8 disk set must be purchased)
150 - Hohner D6 Clavinet - 70's Funk King! 151 - Hammond B3 Organs
201 - Rhodes Piano Chords - R&B Chords 202 - Wurlitzer Piano Chords & Riffs
Guitars & Orchestral
152 - Electric Guitars Vol. 1 153 - Electric Guitars Vol. 2
154 - Acoustic Guitars - 6 & 12 String 155 - Orchestra Strings Vol. 1 - Warm Sustained Strings
156 - Orchestra Strings Vol. 2 - More Sustained Strings 157 - Orchestra Strings Vol. 3 - Pizz Strings
158 - Orchestral FX Vol. 1 - Unusual Orch Effects 159 - Orchestral FX Vol. 2 - Unusual Effects
160 - Orchestral FX Vol. 3 - Unusual Effects 161 - Orchestral FX Vol. 4 - Unusual Effects
162 - Mixed Chorus Vol. 1 - Male & Female Choirs
163 - Mixed Chorus Vol. 2 - More Choirs 164 - Orchestral Percussion - Standard Orch Perc
165 - French Horn 166 - Assorted Trumpets Vol. 1
168 - Assorted Woodwinds Vol. 1
169 - Assorted Woodwinds Vol. 2 170 - Orchestra Hits - Big Hits for all styles
203 - Funk Guitars, Orch Hits, String & Guitar Riffs
Classic Synthesizer Sounds
171 - Juno 106 - Analog Bass & Synth 172 - Juno 106 - Strings
173 - JV1080 Vintage & Techno Sounds 174 - PPG Wave - Phat Analog Sounds Vol. 1
175 - PPG Wave - Phat Analog Sounds Vol. 2 176 - PPG Wave - Phat Analog Sounds Vol. 3
177 - Fairlight Assortment - SEM Synth Vox & Pads 178 - Super JX Synth Strings - Analog Synth Strings
179 - Triton Classic Synths - From our Triton Synth Collection 180 - Sequential Prophet VS - Super Phat Synth Sounds
181 - Wavestation & D50 Assortment - New Synths from two old favorites
182 - 01W Assortment - Cool Digital Synth Sounds 183 - Prophet-5 Assortment - Brass. Pads & Synths
184 - Mini Moog Basses - Classic Phat Analog Basses
Effects
185 - Sleigh Bells - Cool for Christmas
186 - Assorted Animals: Dog, Lion, Elephant, Cow, Birds, Whale
188 - Assorted Industrial Machines 187 - Jungle FX Vol. 1 - Percussion & Animals
190 - Nature FX - Heartbeat, Thunder, Wind, Rainforest, Water 189 - Jungle FX Vol. 2 - Percussion & Animals
191 - Outerspace FX Vol. 1 - Spaceship/Machine Noises 192 - Outerspace FX Vol. 2 - Spaceship/Machine Noises
193 - Outerspace FX Vol. 3 - Spaceship/Machine Noises 194 - Stadium Crowd Noise Vol. 1
195 - Breaking Glass, People Screaming, Strange Vocal Bites 196 - Movie FX V1 - Jungle Birds, Fire, Stream, Space FX
197 - Movie FX V2 - Solar Wind, Background Buzz, Craft Landing 198 - Movie FX V3 - Jets, Superwind, Tubular FX
199 - Movie FX V4 - Army Guns, The Beast, Space FX 200 - Gunshots, Machine Guns & Rockets

Released in 1988, the Akai S1000 has proven to be one of those landmark instruments in the history of digital samplers. It was one of the first affordable 16 bit stereo samplers to hit the market with tons of new features that were missing from most other instruments of that era. It's 16 bit, CD quality sound and "time stretching" feature made it one of the best selling samplers that Akai ever produced. The S1000 contained lots of advanced edit capabilities for looping, truncating, sample merging, tuning and even analog-like parameters to control its filters and envelopes. The original units shipped with only 2 megs of RAM, but you could expand it to a whopping 32 Megs via the memory expanders that were available from Akai and third party companies.

Speaking of third party companies..... With the ability to add a SCSI port to the S1000 (which let you connect a CD-ROM drive to it), a whole host of sound companies started to pop up and create new sounds for the S1000. Literally thousands of CD's were released during the 90's from hundreds of different companies making the S1000 the most popular instrument ever to create sounds for. So popular in fact that the S1000/S3000 formats are considered a "universal format" and can be read by just about any hardware or software sampler released over the past twenty years.

The S-Series was expanded over a eleven year period from 1988 to 1999 with a whole host of "S" samplers. They even produced a little known keyboard version S1000-KB which featured a 61-note keyboard with velocity and aftertouch sensitivity and room for an 80MB hard disk. The S2000 (a slimed down version) was made for the low market. The S3000, S3000-XL and S3200; added onboard effects, Digital I/O, SCSI and SMPTE interfaces as standard features and finally culminating with the S5000 and S6000; which were a totally redesigned user interface and boosted the max memory to an unbelievable 256 Megs. An amazing feature circa 1999! Another fundamental change to the architecture of the S5000 and S6000 is that Akai adopted the PC WAV file format as the standard for storing samples. By this time the computer was starting to become much more important in the home and pro studios replacing tape based machines which had ruled until then.

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The Little known S1000-KB and "Flagship" Akai S6000 Digital Samplers

Akai started to see the writing on the wall and discontinued the S-Series in 2000. The faster computers, software samplers and amazing computer programs released during the past decade have meant the death of the hardware sampler as we once knew it. Akai still produces a whole host of hardware samplers, but mainly in the form of the "sampling drum machine" made popular by their MPC series. Most people now use their computer and software sampler and can store as much sample memory as you can fit on your hard drive. As a result you now see sample library that contain several gigs of memory. Something that just would not be practical to store in hardware anymore.

The sounds listed above are available on floppy disks for all S-Series samplers. We also have the complete collection available on CD-ROM with our Elite or Midi Mix CD's and also sell hard to find SCSI CD-ROM if you need one. Most S-Series samplers also will read WAV files so be sure to check out our WAV database. Our WAV library is massive and filled with tons of cool stuff which you can download and start using in your tracks today.

If your just getting into digital samplers and on a budget, an old S-Series sampler is worth looking into. You can probably pick one up for a couple of hundred US dollars on Ebay. We also sell used music gear and often have an S sampler in stock at a very reasonable price. Unlike ebay we give you a three month warranty on all our used gear. For the low cost your getting a great sampler then you can use to explore the world of sampling. Our Akai S-Series sound library contains a great mix of sounds that you can use to create tracks or use on a live gig. Our floppy disks are only $10. each so for a small investment in an old Akai and a few floppy's you can get started sampling.

If you have any questions or comments please contact us via phone or e-mail. Thank's for your support and Happy Sampling!