30 Jan 2009
VINTAGE Akai S20 Stereo phrase Sampler...for sale!
AKAI S20 Midi Stereo Digital Phrase Sampler Expanded to 17Mb, In excellent working condition with Power supply and original manual - I have used this for various recording projects and for gigs and it's never let me down. Selling now to make a bit of space.
The power adaptor wire (DC 10 volt end, not the mains plug end) is a little delicate, but still works fine - just needs to be handled carefully!
PLEASE NOTE THE POWER SUPPLY IS A BRITISH ONE (230-250V AC 50Hz) WITH A BRITISH PLUG.
You would need an adaptor/or another 10voltDC power supply if you intend to buy this and use it overseas.
Here's a revue from Sound On Sound in July 1997
16-bit linear stereo sampling
Sample, loop and playback in real-time
16 pads for triggering sampled phrases
'Hold' mode to automatically repeat beat loops
Tempo can be set in real-time using the front panel 'Tap Tempo' key
30,000 note, 4-track sequencer
Built-in floppy disk drive
Comes with 1MB of RAM standard (expandable to 17MB with standard SIMM)
Simple editing functions
Sample compatibility with the all Akai "S" series samplers
Can be used as a conventional MIDI sampler with multi-sampling and multi-timbral capability 'Beat-Loop' function makes it easy to synchronize multiple phrases
For each phrase, input the number of beats and the desired tempo, and the S20 will adjust the phrase to play at that tempo
16-bit stereo, 64x oversampling DAC
• SAMPLING RATES: 4kHz, 8kHz, 16kHz, 32kHz
• POLYPHONY: 8-note
• MULTITIMBRALITY: 16-part
• BEAT MODE: bpm adjustable from 000.1 to 999.9
• MEMORY: 1Mb, expandable to 5Mb (with 4Mb SIMM) or 17Mb (with 16Mb SIMM).
• SAMPLING TIMES: 1Mb, 32kHz rate: 7 seconds stereo, 14 seconds mono; 1Mb, 16kHz rate: 14 seconds stereo, 28 seconds mono; 17Mb, 32kHz rate: 131 seconds stereo, 262 seconds mono; 17Mb, 16kHz rate: 262 seconds stereo, 524 seconds mono
• REAL-TIME SEQUENCER: 4 tracks, 30,000 notes
• FLOPPY DISK DRIVE: 3.5-inch DD/HD
• CONNECTORS: L+R audio in and out (phonos); MIDI In and Out (soft Thru); Stereo headphones socket.
• SIZE: 11.5 inches x 8 inches x 3.25 inches
go take a bid HERE!