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Akai S900/S950 Sample Library

S900/950 Sample Library
92 Files • $5 Each
This library is also compatible with the Akai S1000, S1100, S2000, S2800, S3000
S3000XL, S3200XL, Remix 16, S01 and Kurzweil K2000s & K2500s
Library Available as Disk Images via download delivery

$150.00 For The Complete Library

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Drums & Percussion
101 Nepro 808 Rap- Drum Kit 151 Gated Drums
102 Nepro 909 Dance- Drum Kit 153 Metal Drums
103 01W Drum Kit 160 Rock Drum Kit
104 Linn 9000 Drums 161 Rock Drum Kit Vol-2
105 Rap Drums-1 184 Assorted Kicks
106 Rap Drums-2 185 Assorted Snares
129 Assorted Percussion-4 186 Asstd Hi-Hats & Cymbals
108 Latin & Ethnic Perc-1 187 Hip Hop Kit
109 Latin & Ethnic Perc-2 190 Funk Kit Vol-1
110 Latin & Ethnic Perc-3 191 Funk Kit Vol-2
128 Techno Drums 192 Classic Beat Boxes
Basses & Guitars
118 Assorted Basses 148 Mod Basses
134 Metal Guitar 149 Chopper Bass
135 Acoustic Guitar 150 Assorted Moog Basses
139 12 String Guitar 166 Moog & Acoustic Bass
121 String Orchestra-1 130 Spacy Strings/Voices
122 String Orchestra-2 162 Pizzi String/Solo Violin
123 Double Bass/Cello 163 Assorted Hits & Strings
127 Violin/Cello 179 Violins & Pizzi Strings
126 Acoustic Piano 165 Steinway Grand Piano
132 Hammond B3 (Full Stops) 182 D6 Clavinet-1
133 Hammond B3 (Percussion) 183 D6 Clavinet-2
141 Funky Clavinet
117 Fairlight Voices 173 FM Synclavier Mix
138 Assorted PPG Wave Sounds 174 Asstd Wavestation Sounds-1
140 K250 Choir 176 KN Prophet VS Sounds-1
146 T1 Bass/Fanfare 177 KN Prophet VS Sounds-2
147 Eastern Synths 180 KN 01W Sounds-1
152 KN SY77 Sounds 181 KN 01W Sounds-2
155 Asstd Rave/Dance Sounds 193 Asstd Techno Analog Sounds
156 KN T1 Strings/Bells
Assorted Instruments
115 Choir 158 House Mix -2
More House Samples
119 Synth Brass 159 House Mix-3
120 Tenor Sax/Punch Brass 164 Orchestra & Brass Hits
124 Harp Glissando's 169 Brass/Strings/Percussion
131 Orchestra Hits #1
142 Oboe/Shakuhachi Flute 171 Sleigh Bells
143 Flute/Piccolo 172 Choir / Brass
144 Asstd Mallets/Bells 175 Workststion Disk:
      Brass/Strings/Synth Piano/Bass
145 Asstd Wood Flutes
154 Pop Brass 178 Orchestra Hits-2
157 House Mix-1
188 Hip Hop Hits & Bits Vol-1
189 Hip Hop Hits & Bits Vol-2
Assorted Special Effects
111 Asstd Effects (9 Sounds) 136 Jets/Nature Sounds
112 Gong/Surf 137 Applause/Cow/Motorcycle/More
113 Train/Train Horn 167 Effects-1 Owl/Dogs/Bugs/
      Screams, More!
114 Storm/Wind
116 James Brown 168 Asstd Effects-2 Cuckoo/
      Alarm/EngineLaughing & More!
125 Synth Clavi/Breaking Glass 170 Asstd Jungle Noises

Please Note: Our Akai sounds are now available as "Disk Images" only and delivered by our free "Download Delivery". Please check the above link, which fills you in on exactly how it works. We've tried to provide the sounds on floppy disks for as long as possible. However, I'm sorry to say that we have discontinued delivering libraries on floppy disk. The good news is the disk image files are exactly the same as the floppys and cost half as much. You just have to create your own floppys from the images. We provide a app that lets you do that. Or, if you have a USB Floppy Drive Emulator connected to your sampler that replaces the floppy drive, you can save the images to that device and load the sounds from that.

Many people might not realize that Akai has been around as an electric company since 1929, but they really started to get into the world of music sampling in 1986 when they released the S900, which is considered to be their first "professional digital sampler". The S900's 12 bit sampling and variable sampling rates up to 40K was state of the art in affordable samplers back in 1986. It was also one of the first rack mount samplers to include a built in 3.5 floppy drive and designed to compete with the EMU Emax, Ensoniq Mirage, Casio FZ1 and Sequential Prophet 2000 which were the other affordable samplers on the market at the time.

Editing via the S900's tiny display was always a challenge, but once you got the hang of how everything is set up there are lots of cool edit capabilities for truncating, tuning and even analog-like parameters to control. You can also get crossfade looping in Version 2.0 of the operating system. Most people use it these days for drum sounds due to the small amount of memory in RAM, but it can also be used for a wide variety of sounds as long as you keep the samples short. Our 93 disk library has a great selection of sounds on those old 3.5 "double sided/double density" floppy disks which are very hard to find these days.

The Akai S900 Rackmount Digital Sampler

The maximum is sampling time is 11.75 seconds at its highest sampling rate of 40kHz, or even more when lowering the sampling rate to 7.5kHz. Ram memory is 750KB and is not expandable. Options for the S900 included the IB-101 A/S HD interface, and Marion Systems' MS-9c which changed the S900 from 12-bit to 16-bits. The S-950 was Akai's follow up the S-900 and offered increased memory and sampling rates and features like the ability to time-stretch samples. Memory could be expanded from 750KB to 2.25MB with a host of third party expansion boards. The sample rate was now variable from 7.5 to 48kHz and it could hold up to 99 samples in memory.

If your just getting into digital samplers and on a budget, an S900 or S950 is worth looking into. You can probably pick one up for a couple of hundred US dollars on Ebay.

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