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Akai S612

S612 (image courtesy of AkaiPro)

Released: 1985

MSRP: $995US


Very basic sampler Architecture Class: Sampler.

Ebay Description:

The Akai S612 is a 2U rack, 6 voice, 12 bit sampler, featuring a programmable analog low pass filter, vibrato, amp release, and MIDI. Sample rates are 4-32kHz (32kW RAM). Sample editing includes loop and truncate.


Form Factor Dimensions Weight Audio Input Audio Output Communication Port Control Input Control Output Switch Input Power
2U rack ? ? mic line mono (front/rear) voice (13P DIN) MIDI: IN OUT THRU MD280 port no no record trigger wired


Compatibility Multitimbral Memory Program Memory External Storage External Programming UI Input UI Output
S612 S700 X3700 X7000 N/A no disk:2.8″ QD (via MD280) MIDI Sysex dedicated knobs/buttons LED


Multitimbral Polyphony Unison Architecture
no 6 yes Sample->VCF->VCA


Effects Pan Modulator Volume Modulator Headphone
None no EG yes


Arpeggiator Arpeggiator External Sequencer Sequencer Memory Sequencer External Continuous Program Change
no no no N/A N/A MIDI no


Key Pressure Chord Memory External Control External Sustain Key Scaling Velocity Curves
no no MIDI MIDI no 1


Stereo Sample Depth Sample Rate Sample RAM Sample ROM Sample Points Sample Trigger Sample Loop Sample Edit
no 12b 4kHz 8kHz 16kHz 32kHz 32kW no no pedal 1 truncate


Name Signal Class Waveform Octave Range Amplitude Modulator Harmonics Modulator Pitch Modulator Wave Assign Modulator
Sample digital 1 N/A no no LFO no


Name Signal Class IC Resonant Shape Frequency Modulator Resonance Modulator Shape Modulator
VCF analog MF6CN no low pass no no no


Name Level Rate Loop Polarity Trigger Level Modulator Rate Modulator
EG - release no no key no no


Name Waveform Delay Polarity Sync Delay Modulator Level Modulator Rate Modulator
LFO ? yes no no no MIDI-CC1 no
Sampler Models
S612 X3700 X7000 S700 S900 S950 S1000 S1000HD
S1000KB S1000PB S1100