MATRIXSYNTH: Akai S700 QD Emulator Install | Why?

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Akai S700 QD Emulator Install | Why?

video by Espen Kraft

"My Akai S700 has served me well, but the Quick Disk drive did not work anymore. As in most of these drives, it's the belt that has almost disintegrated over the years .
Since I already have a S612 and a working floppy drive for that I thought I'd just install a QD emulator this time, even if I really don't like to see emulators ruin the looks and original design of this 80s gear.
The install is simple enough, even if I probably dismantled my S700 more than I had too. ;-)
It works fine and now loading and saving is totally free of any mechanics that can fail, but the joy of using those QD floppies is also gone. You decide how you want to deal with YOUR broken drive. :D

I got the emulator here: [on eBay]
Or you can email Chris directly at:"

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