Today I spent some time trimming recording in a string sample into the Akai S950. It was about 20 seconds or so long. The idea was to make something that could be pitched up reasonably high and still have a reasonable length to it.
Once I completed sampling into the S950, I used my Akai MPC Live to create a mono sampled key group patch from the content. The auto sampler tried to put in loop points, but they were completed busted, so I disabled sample looping. I have to say, I do like some of the sounds in the lower keys (C0-C1), as the stretching from the S950 sounds pretty heavy and dark.
You can download the content at S950 Strings and extract the .zip file into your media of choice on the MPC Live/X. The samples are .wav format, so you can load them into your sampler of choice even if you don’t have an MPC Live/X. If you end up using the sound in anything you create drop it in the comments below!