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Offline chrisNova777

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http://mda.smartelectronix.com/akai/
http://akai.brothelowner.com/jules/Help/s3000-scsi-drives.html
http://jpelectron.com/sample/Electronics/PC-%20SCSI%20-%20Connectors.gif
http://www.soundonsound.com/news?NewsID=12698
http://web.archive.org/web/19970215071340/http://akai.com/akaipro/index.html
http://web.archive.org/web/19990220103141/http://www.akai.com/akaipro/support.html
Mesa II for mac: http://macos9lives.com/smforum/index.php?topic=1255.msg13229



S612   1985 http://www.oldschooldaw.com/forums/index.php/topic,2646
S900    1986 http://www.oldschooldaw.com/forums/index.php/topic,1479
X3700   1986 http://www.vintagesynth.com/akai/x3700.php
X7000   1986 http://www.oldschooldaw.com/forums/index.php?topic=3138
S700    1987 http://www.oldschooldaw.com/forums/index.php/topic,1139 sos

S950           1988 http://www.vintagesynth.com/akai/s900.php

S1000   1988 http://www.vintagesynth.com/akai/s1000.php

S1100   1990 http://www.vintagesynth.com/akai/s1000.php


S2800*   1992 http://www.vintagesynth.com/akai/s3000.php

S3000*   1992 http://www.vintagesynth.com/akai/s3000.php

S3200*   1992 http://www.vintagesynth.com/akai/s3000.php

S01           1993 http://www.vintagesynth.com/akai/s01.php

CD3000   1993 http://www.retrosynth.com/gear/cd3000/

REMIX16    1995

S2000    1995 http://www.vintagesynth.com/akai/s2000.php | sos



S3000XL*   1996 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akai_S3000XL | sos

S3200XL*    1996 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akai_S3000XL | http://www.planet-groove.com/akai/s3200xl.html

CD3000XL 1997 http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/1997_articles/jan97/akaicd3000xl.htm
S20            1997 http://www.vintagesynth.com/akai/s20.php

S5000   1998 http://www.vintagesynth.com/akai/s5000.php
S6000   1999 http://www.vintagesynth.com/akai/s5000.php

Z4            2002 http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/jul02/articles/akaiz8.asp
Z8            2002 http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/jul02/articles/akaiz8.asp


SCSI is standard on the following models:
(s3000i, s3200, cd3000i, s2800i, s3200xl, s3000xl, s2000, cd3000xl)

akai s series samplers

1985 http://www.vintagesynth.com/akai/s612.php
1986 http://www.vintagesynth.com/akai/s900.php
1987 http://www.vintagesynth.com/akai/s700.php
1988 http://www.vintagesynth.com/akai/s1000.php
1988 http://www.vintagesynth.com/akai/s900.php
1990 http://www.vintagesynth.com/akai/s1000.php
1993 http://www.vintagesynth.com/akai/s01.php
1995 http://www.vintagesynth.com/akai/s2000.php
1996 http://www.vintagesynth.com/akai/s3000.php
1997 http://www.vintagesynth.com/akai/s20.php
1999 http://www.vintagesynth.com/akai/s5000.php
2001 http://www.vintagesynth.com/akai/mfc42.php

2003 http://www.vintagesynth.com/akai/mpc1000.php
1999 http://www.vintagesynth.com/akai/mpc2000.php
1997 http://www.vintagesynth.com/akai/mpc2000.php
1994 http://www.vintagesynth.com/akai/mpc3000.php
1991 http://www.vintagesynth.com/akai/mpc60.php
1988 http://www.vintagesynth.com/akai/mpc60.php

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Offline iRelevant

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I have a S-612 sampler, and very satisfied with it. It's a great 12-bits sampler which is really hands on, there is no menu diving involved as there are none. Everything is controlled directly by a physical button, knob or slider.

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I have a S-612 sampler, and very satisfied with it. It's a great 12-bits sampler which is really hands on, there is no menu diving involved as there are none. Everything is controlled directly by a physical button, knob or slider.

i also have a s612!
have u tried using it with any software?

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I have a CD3000XL with SCSI2SD 32ram

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