Vintage Akai S3000XL Professional Digital Studio Sampler Synth Synthesiser


Sale price£239.99



Overall in excellent condition with age related marks

Fully functional

Plastic Screen protector on lcd display

Screen has no scratches due to the cover protector

Screen works perfectly

The face shows no yellowing

Scratching to top of unit but nothing major

Includes unit and mains lead only


The Akai S3000XL is a 16 bit professional stereo digital sampler. It's an 32 voice polyphonic sampler, using 16 bits sampling technique and 44.1 kHz sampling frequency. It's equipped with a 3.5" HD floppy drive and can load samples from the Akai S1000, EMU and Roland sound library.


32 voice polyphony

Digital resonant filters

Assignable Program Modulation (APM) for flexible sound control

Powerful DSP features including Timestretch

New MultiMode for easy multitimbral setup and layering

MESA Remote Control/Librarian Software for Macintosh

RAM expansion (up to 32MB) with standard SIMMs

Standard MIDI File player

Clear, easy-to-learn user interface

Compatibility with E-mu and Roland sound libraries

Large graphic display

Stereo Mix + 8 individual outputs

S/PDIF digital I/O

Direct-to-disk recording

Powerful Expansion Options:

EB16 (SampleVerb in the US) 4-channel, studio-quality, multi-effects board

IB304F (ProFilter in the US) DSP board for expanded filtering + EQ

Up to 16MB of non-volatile Flash Memory

Akai S3000XL Specifications:

Synthesizer Section

Maximum Polyphony : 32 voices

Memory Capacity : 2MB RAM (expandable to 32MB RAM)

Sampling Frequency : 44.1 kHz (or 22.05 kHz)

Total Sampling Time : 20.80 seconds (mono/44.1 kHz)

10.40 seconds (stereo/44.1 kHz)

41.60 seconds (mono/22.05 kHz)

20.80 seconds (stereo/22.05kHz)

Maximum Sample Number : 255

Maximum Program Number : 254

Filter : Digital dynamic low-pass filter

(-12dB/octave with resonance)

Envelope Generators : 2 (1 multi-stage)

LFOs : 2

APM Functions : Provided

Hard Disk Recording : Provided

2nd LSI : IB-304F (optional)

Multi Effects : EB16 (optional)


Display : Back lit 40 characters x 8 lines (text)

640 x 240 graphics

Internal Storage Device : 3.5" 2HD/2DD Floppy Disk

524MB 2.5" Hard Disk (optional)

Connectors : Inputs x 2, Outputs x 2, Phones, MIDI IN/OUT/THRU, SCSI interface. Outputs x 8, Digital Input, Digital Output.

Accessories : AC power cable, operators manual, O/S disk, MESA disk, Demo Sequence disk, Sound disk x 2.

Dimensions : 483(W) x 432(D) x 88.1(H) mm

Weight : 7.1 kg

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