Akai S-900

Year Released: 1986
Purchased: 1991?
Cost: $350?
Serial Number: 20125-01288

My second sampler, The Akai S-900, was a solid, professional sampler. A ton of sounds were available for it, and it was easy to use with a simple and easy to navigate menu system. It’s only 12 bits, but it’s little sibling, the S-612, but it sounds so much better.

2000 Music-Gear--2

A photo of it in my rack from 2000.

I sold it in 2012 to help pay for my Fairlight CMI IIx.