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Akai Z4/Z8 factory samples

Post by Ace » Thu Jun 11, 2015 7:17 am

I recently acquired an Akai Z4 that sadly had the HD wiped clean, also no original CD with factory sound library was included with the sale. I therefore am looking for the original Akai Z4/Z8 factory sound library.

I already have a digital copy of the MPC 4000 factory samples, but I have read that these do differ from the original Z4/Z8 factory samples. I also read that the installed HD had the Akai S5000/S6000 libraries included, so I am also looking for these sound libraries. An original CD or a copy of these files (for which I would be willing to pay) would be very welcome, but a digital (.ISO) file would also make me very happy.

Many thanks in advance!

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Re: Akai Z4/Z8 factory samples

Post by Syn-Fi » Sat Sep 26, 2015 8:49 am

i have the CD
the piano 24bit 256mb takes much a lot of space. The samples are very long and great quality.

listing is as follows, and is a pdf on the akai legacy downloads:

Arp Odyssey
Arp Odyssey 1 Arp Odyssey 2 Arp Odyssey 3 Arp Odyssey 4 Arp Odyssey 5 Arp Odyssey 6
3.8 3.2 3.7 1.1 1.1 3.0
GM Sound (16.9MB)
Bank 1 Sound Other Bank Drum & Perc
7.1 2.2 7.6
Grand Piano off 256M Grand Piano off 136M Grand Piano off 72M
235.0 136.0 72.0
Delicate Guitar
Delicate Gtr Fing Delicate Gtr Pick Electric Gut
10.7 11.3 1.7
Mini Moog 1 Mini Moog 2 Mini Moog 3 Mini Moog 4 Mini Moog 5 Mini Moog 6 Mini Moog 7 Mini Moog 8 Mini Moog 9
4.1 1.7 0.6 2.1 3.3 3.4 3.4 2.8 1.5
Demo 16M
Dist Wheel Organ
Drum Kit
Drum Kit 57Tom Drum Kit 421Tom Drum Kit Kset
32.8 28.5 28.1
4th E-Bass 4th E-Bass 2 4th Slap Bass
13.0 14.0 4.6
Total 753.6
Gear List:
(1) Waldorf Q Yellow
(2) Waldorf Xtk
(3) Waldorf Pulse 2
(4) PPG Wave
(5) Oto Biscuit
(6) E-Mu E4XT & RFX32

Access Virus Ti2 Polar
Ensoniq Fizmo
Ensoniq ESQ-M
Oberheim Matrix 1000
Waldorf Q+ (why, oh why?)

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Re: Akai Z4/Z8 factory samples

Post by Rfx222 » Sat Mar 04, 2017 1:58 am

Hi, could you please rip your Akai Z4 factory cd and make it avaliable as a "wetransfer" link? It would be really apreciated as a lot of Z4 owner's including me are searching this cd for ages. Lot of thanks in advance.

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Re: Akai Z4/Z8 factory samples

Post by evx73 » Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:41 pm

Hi - Any chance to share the factory CDs? I have the same problems here, a Z4 with an empty hard drive. Thanks!

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