Akai S612 Sound Library Archive Project.

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Re: Akai S612 Sound Library Archive Project.

Post by HideawayStudio » Fri Aug 14, 2020 10:53 am

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Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:06 am
Probably not. Sounds like a lot of work. You could probably sell those, seeing as the S612 is definitely a newly popular machine with all the mods now available for it. Take a look at Hideawaystudios thread on Gearslutz.
Just a quick link to my XD-280 Disk Emulator for the S612 which has been proving extremely popular:

https://www.gearslutz.com/board/electro ... -s612.html

Incidentally, I am able to transfer QD disks over to HxC disk images if any 612 owners have large disk collections they want to transfer using a special "hot-swapping" rig I built for the XD-280 project.

As far as I know JF Del Nero has already written a utility to extract the raw samples from the XD-280 disk images.

The new XD-280 system comes with a USB stick pre-loaded with over 150 new samples I made for the project with the aim to add many more over time. I am, however, not willing/able to add legacy commercial samples to the library for obvious reasons.

Incidentally, I think at least some of the original factory samples for the 612 (and certainly for later models) were created by my dear old friend the late Stephen Howell aka Hollow Sun who tragically passed away a few years back.

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Re: Akai S612 Sound Library Archive Project.

Post by felineki » Sun Sep 06, 2020 3:38 am

I've become interested in old sample libraries in recent years, thanks in no small part to their use in classic video game soundtracks. So this thread caught my interest. I just managed to buy the SL701 (Strings #1/Brass #1, Pan Flute/Tenor Saxophone, Girl's Voice/Marimba #1) and SL710 (Power Kick/Power Snare, Gate Kick/Gate Snare, Reverb Kick/Reverb Snare) libraries off Reverb and eBay and although I don't have them in hand yet, once I do I want to donate them to this project. These SL700 series libraries are seemingly not compatible with the S612, only the later S700 and X7000, so they'll have to go to someone with one of those.

As an aside, I would also like to see an effort made to archive the S900/S950 libraries. These libraries are also poorly archived, with only a handful of disk images having made their way online. It would be great if we could fully archive those sampler's libraries as well.

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Re: Akai S612 Sound Library Archive Project.

Post by Rasputin » Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:13 pm

felineki wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 3:38 am
As an aside, I would also like to see an effort made to archive the S900/S950 libraries. These libraries are also poorly archived, with only a handful of disk images having made their way online. It would be great if we could fully archive those sampler's libraries as well.
Dig deep into this one... it's probably the most complete S900/S950 collection freely available.

http://zine.r-massive.com/akai-s900-archive/

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Re: Akai S612 Sound Library Archive Project.

Post by bit99 » Tue Apr 13, 2021 6:15 pm

themilford wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:10 pm
I'm interested in acquiring the entire collection of Akai S612 sample library Quick Disks.
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But in the end my goal is to own and archive the entire collection and make all the samples available in different formats online.

The only selfish aspect would be that the funds would help me to acquire the physical collection; But after that any funds left over would go toward preservation and archiving and making it public. This would include any hardware, repair, software and doodads I might need to make this so. I would even be open to partnering or forming a collective in the case of not completing the collection myself.
I managed to get an s612 & md280 last week. The md280 came with around 50 quick disks, but have an error loading the disks. I'm planning on update it with a gotek drive, or selling and getting an XD-280 (https://gearspace.com/board/electronic- ... -s612.html).

Anyone still interested in archiving the Akai s612 sound library from quick disks?
Half of the disks looks like home made samples, but I've got the following two-sided quick disks (untested) from Akai's Sound Library:

Red label, Orchestral ensemble:
Disk 1: Orchestral hit #1 and Orchestral hit #2
Disk 2: Orchestral hit #3 and strings hit
Disk 4: Vibraphone #1 and Vibraphone #2
Disk 5: Flute #1 and Flute #2
Disk 6: Timpani and Rolling Timpani
Disk 7: Glockenspiel and Harp (Single tone)

Blue label, LA Studio 20:
Disk 61: A: Grand piano 1 B: Grand piano 2
Disk 62: A: Electronic piano 1 B: Electronic piano 2
Disk 63: A: Rock guitar Chord B: Classical Guitar 1
Disk 64: A: Killer Bass and B: Double Bass
Disk 65: A: Vibes (Vibraphone) B: Tenor Sax
Disk 66: A: Girls' Voice B: Bass Flute
Disk 68: A: Violins & Violas B: Jazz Lick
Disk 69: A: Broken Glass B: Harmonica
Disk 70: A: Armageddon B: Elephant Cry

Light blue label:
Disk 144 violin (F # 3) and violin (G # 2)

Green label, Effect:
Disk 41-50 (9 disks)
Disk 41: A: bottle B: Quijada
Disk 42: A: Thunder (Lightning) B: Rain Drops
Disk 43: A: Sound of Water #1 B: Sound of Water #2
Disk 44: A: Door #1 B: Door #2
Disk 45: A: Rifle Shot B: Machine Gun Shot
Disk 46: A: Brake (Car) B: Ignition Start
Disk 47: A: Electric Drill B: Ocean Wave

Disk 49: A: Flog Voice B: Laughing
Disk 50: A: Dog Barking B: Cat Meow

Light green label, Rhythm Section:
Disk 31, 35, 36, 38 and 39.
Disk 31: A: Bell Tree #1 B: Bell Tree #2
Disk 35: A: Electric Guitar #1 B: Electric Guitar #2
Disk 36: A: Cutting Guitar (Major chord) B: Cutting Guitar (Minor chord)
Disk 38: A: Flexatone B: Tambourine
Disk 39: A: Wood Brick #1 B: Wood Brick #2

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Re: Akai S612 Sound Library Archive Project.

Post by Rasputin » Sun Apr 18, 2021 5:38 pm

bit99 wrote:
Tue Apr 13, 2021 6:15 pm
Anyone still interested in archiving the Akai s612 sound library from quick disks?
Yes, please. Any and all that you're willing to post.

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Re: Akai S612 Sound Library Archive Project.

Post by Indomusik » Fri Apr 23, 2021 2:16 am

Hello could please a send contact download all wav samples Akai?

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Re: Akai S612 Sound Library Archive Project.

Post by bit99 » Thu Apr 29, 2021 12:00 pm

Rasputin wrote:
Sun Apr 18, 2021 5:38 pm
bit99 wrote:
Tue Apr 13, 2021 6:15 pm
Anyone still interested in archiving the Akai s612 sound library from quick disks?
Yes, please. Any and all that you're willing to post.
Akai S612 Archive on R-massive:
http://zine.r-massive.com/akai-s612-archive/

As mentioned in my previous post I don't have a working quick disk drive, and can't do the work myself. I'm however willing to offer the Akai sound library disks to somebody that commits to digitize and share the samples with the community.

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Re: Akai S612 Sound Library Archive Project.

Post by bit99 » Thu Apr 29, 2021 9:40 pm

HideawayStudio wrote:
Fri Aug 14, 2020 10:53 am
Just a quick link to my XD-280 Disk Emulator for the S612 which has been proving extremely popular:
https://www.gearslutz.com/board/electro ... -s612.html

Incidentally, I am able to transfer QD disks over to HxC disk images if any 612 owners have large disk collections they want to transfer using a special "hot-swapping" rig I built for the XD-280 project.

As far as I know JF Del Nero has already written a utility to extract the raw samples from the XD-280 disk images.

The new XD-280 system comes with a USB stick pre-loaded with over 150 new samples I made for the project with the aim to add many more over time. I am, however, not willing/able to add legacy commercial samples to the library for obvious reasons.
I really liked Hideaway Studios new sample library for the s612:
https://soundcloud.com/hideaway-studio/ ... -akai-s612

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Sampling The Japanese Way

Post by bit99 » Thu Apr 29, 2021 9:44 pm

Sound On Sound - Dec 1985

Sampling The Japanese Way
Akai S612 MIDI Sampler

"A reduction in price and the introduction of the add-on Quick Disk unit make Akai's S612 MIDI Sampler an even more attractive investment."
http://www.muzines.co.uk/articles/sampl ... e-way/1271

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Re: Akai S612 Sound Library Archive Project.

Post by desmond » Thu Apr 29, 2021 11:55 pm

This was my first SOS issue, and my second ever music magazine I bought!

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