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AKAI AK.SYS Sampler Management Software For Mac
« on: June 15, 2014, 12:39:39 AM »

AKAI AK.SYS
Akai AKsys v1.7 S5000/S6000 Sampler Management Software For Mac
http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/nov01/articles/akaiaksys.asp

anyone have a copy of this software .. i know alot of people dont have s5000 or s6000 samplers
but i think this is also usefull for other lower akai samplers ie: s2000 etc

allowing transfer of samples via usb? i think?
vaguely remember reading...


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Re: AKAI AK.SYS Sampler Management Software For Mac
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2014, 09:30:36 PM »
It actually works very well :)

I can upload it as soon as I find it again… I had it 2 weeks ago when I thought Syntho needed it, but he has a non-AKAI Sampler… so I deleted it… But I know I have it on the original CD… give me 2 days

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Re: AKAI AK.SYS Sampler Management Software For Mac
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2014, 03:23:26 AM »
I used to have an Akai S-3000 series. Was a great machine but only 32 megs of ram. I'm sure that software is great.

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Re: AKAI AK.SYS Sampler Management Software For Mac
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2015, 07:48:17 PM »
Akai Z4-Z8 SOS: http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/jul02/articles/akaiz8.asp
Akai Z4-Z8 Downloads: http://www.akaipro.com/product/z4#downloads
MPC Forums - AkSys? whats the last OSX thats compatible: http://www.mpc-forums.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=170093
Also - Aksys 2.6.1 and OSX 10.6.8 compatibility: http://www.mpc-forums.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=165042
Also - Virtual Z8 remote panel in ak.sys: http://www.mpc-forums.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2319

« Last Edit: March 24, 2015, 08:02:55 PM by DaCat »
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Re: AKAI AK.SYS Sampler Management Software For Mac
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2015, 09:22:59 PM »
It actually works very well :)

I can upload it as soon as I find it again… I had it 2 weeks ago when I thought Syntho needed it, but he has a non-AKAI Sampler… so I deleted it… But I know I have it on the original CD… give me 2 days

dunno how i missed this post but i would appreciate it very much if i could get a copy of this!

dacat.. is this dl on the z4 downloads page the os9 version of ak.sys?
http://6be54c364949b623a3c0-4409a68c214f3a9eeca8d0265e9266c0.r0.cf2.rackcdn.com/806/downloads/aksys253.zip
nope its a .exe file

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Re: AKAI AK.SYS Sampler Management Software For Mac
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2015, 03:23:34 PM »
I recently picked up both an Akai S6000 and Z8 off eBay and plan on integrating with OS9, OSX & Windows XP. I also have an EMU 1212 sound card in my Sony Vaio XP machine & hope to be flying samples all over the place.

I'm still sorting through these downloads myself and found there's no obvious reference source for the proper software setups besides possibly the Akai manuals which I haven't digested yet, but it can seem intimidating becaue there's no one-stop place to sort it all.

Hopefully between us before I'm done we can lock the varieties in stone and have a decent reference for this, I'm still in the testing phase for the samplers just to make sure they are functioning right and need to install a new HD in my VAIO as the old one had a virus at some point & I want a clean slate there, upgrading XP will be the only challenge there, perhaps MS has a current disk with all the service packs.

It should be an interesting process & I'll update as I make progress.

BTW IRL I go by Scott Bryson and started an Akai S6000 group on Facebook, I'm also in the Opcode Vision group there (seen you!) and a MOTU group. Opcode Studio Vision will be my primary sequencer while I'm going to try to get up to speed on MOTU Digital Performer 5.5.

My primary computer is a 2002 Quicksilver DP 1GHz & I just got a Newer Technology upgrade card to DP 1.7GHz or so which should be a fun challenge to install right with all the system tweaks having to be made. The biggest downside I see to these cards is one has to re-flash the firmware if you ever zap the PRAM besides installation is a little tricky. I have two nearly identical Quicksilvers so the experimenting will go on in the alternate.

I'm also going to try and integrate an Opcode Studio 5LX using a Keyspan SX Pro serial card and a Griffin ADB converter so I can use my favorite Apple Adjustable keyboard so it should be quite a vintage setup.

I was lucky in that both samplers look almost new, no rack rash and so far check out great.
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Re: AKAI AK.SYS Sampler Management Software For Mac
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2015, 04:42:43 PM »
Is it finally still available for mac OS9 ?
Anyone ?
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Re: AKAI AK.SYS Sampler Management Software For Mac
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2015, 09:51:18 PM »
Is it finally still available for mac OS9 ?
Anyone ?

send a priv msg to diehard.. hes the one who said he has it..
i think it only works with the s5000 + s6000 samplers tho

the cd/s3000XL needs to be used with MESA.. which we have posted here recently

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Re: AKAI AK.SYS Sampler Management Software For Mac
« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2015, 02:42:00 PM »
Please try this version. It should be the last version for MacOS9
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Re: AKAI AK.SYS Sampler Management Software For Mac
« Reply #10 on: April 21, 2015, 02:56:02 PM »

http://web.archive.org/web/20120825065206/http://www.hollowsun.com/gagnon/download/aks_dload.html
^^ this url also provides windows + mac os x version downloads + all documentaiton for all products
« Last Edit: April 21, 2015, 03:21:29 PM by chrisNova777 »

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Re: AKAI AK.SYS Sampler Management Software For Mac
« Reply #11 on: April 21, 2015, 03:44:57 PM »
and i also found the Akai S5k/6k themes file for Mac Os9...I'm looking to try it out as soon as i got my USB card for my S5000 tomorrow hopefully

Here you go...
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Re: AKAI AK.SYS Sampler Management Software For Mac
« Reply #12 on: December 28, 2015, 03:59:48 PM »
Due to recent problems with downloading attached files here from 2 posts with classilla i had to get another copy of the ak.sys program again.
I´ll reattach it just in case anyone is having the same problem.

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Re: AKAI AK.SYS Sampler Management Software For Mac
« Reply #13 on: September 18, 2017, 03:20:42 AM »
good work as the akaipro website has finally pulled some of these files.
i have the pdf addendum manuals, in fact the ak.sys manual for the  Z samplers explains the filters whereas the reference manual does not.