Year Released: 1986
The Year I Purchased It: 1992?
The Price I Paid: $350?
Serial Number: 20125-01288
My second sampler, The Akai S-900, was a reliable, professional sampler. Tonnes 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-bit like it’s little sibling, the S-612, but it sounds so much better.
Here’s a photo of it on my rack from 2000. The S-612 and the Akai MD-280 Quick disk drive is above it, with a Sansui MR-6 6-track cassette recorder below it.
I sold it in 2012 to help pay for my Fairlight CMI IIx.