“The X is a big sampler old school machine with 12 bits resolution and tiny memory, the first Akai Keyboard Sampler ever made.”. Akai X Sampling Keyboard, Sound On Sound, Jan the owner’s manual simply launches into the business of user-sampling without explaining how. [EPUB] Akai X Manual Book file PDF easily for everyone and every device. You can download and read online Akai X

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Tthe next step after x then s has been updated to S You do not agree with our review? Review by Julian Colbeck.

Dressed in battleship grey, as are all Akai Professional items these days [must be a sign that they’re declaring war on the market – Ed]the X has clean lines and, with a healthy number of dedicated parameter buttons Start, Loop, End, LFO Speed etcwould seem to be easy to figure out.

Akai is rapidly maanual the name to look akak for if you’re in the market for a sampler. Even what I imagined to be unloopable-at-all samples whizzed back to me, smooth and uninterrupted.

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Most tasks are ultimately self-explanatory thanks to there being a number of dedicated parameter control buttons on the front panel. But it doesn’t quite seem so well made as the Roland and nor perhaps is it quite so easy to operate for the novice or sampling-scared.

For those who have some knowledge of sampling and who are, perhaps, keen sequencer users or general experimenters, this instrument offers enormous scope for relatively little money.

Further down the scale, at around 8kHz, you’re still dealing with usable quality sounds and, with a sample length now of a few seconds, this seems to be the optimum area for day to day work. It really helps – thank you!

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One obvious similarity with the S is the fact that it uses 2. The X LFO modulates only the pitch as a classic vibrato. Although aoai really complicated once you’ve memorised the procedures, the X will take a bit of time to learn.

Previous Article in this issue Showtime! Full marks for that.

You can send us x700 note about this article, or let us know of a problem – select the type from the menu above. Looping is the danger area of sampling and Akai have done very well here to make this task as simple and straightforward as possible on the X Let us know in the comment field just below. The same scan mode also selects Drum Trigger, whereby an entire sample will play back even on receipt of a short pulse, say from a drum machine or snare beat.

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On the other hand, you may simply want to lop off a portion of sound from the beginning or end of your sample – again an easy matter of pressing, say, the Start button, and using the large master control knob to scroll through the five-digit number on screen until whatever offending bit has been despatched. The regular Omnis and Mono 2 are, I trust, familiar to ya’ll.

CONS – edit interface – bulky – memory – quick disk. Just when you thought you’d got the hang of the four basic MIDI modes, along come Akai with no less than nine.! Previous article in this issue: Although the X screen displays the bandwidth it doesn’t show sample length, which would have been helpful. Having made your sample, you are still at liberty to change the pitch and bandwidth before getting on with the business if desired of looping.

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Akai X Sampling Keyboard (SOS Jan 87)

And in this respect the X is no better or no worse than Roland’s equivalent instrument, the S You can create a loop manually, carefully tweaking the five-digit number displayed on screen until a satisfactory result is achieved. Write us report Error Contribute Support Us. Sorry to be xx7000 specific but the manual sees fit not to explain this point clearly. Searchable archive of old, out-of-print music production magazines.

But in terms of using the instrument – sampling, manipulating, and playing sounds – the X has capabilities and, to an extent, specifications that remind one more of the S Less than a second, in fact. You don’t even have to press Store or anything, just move on to your next task. If you’re enjoying the site, please consider supporting me to help build this archive If you don’t own any of this recent equipment then you don’t really need to worry about the extra modes.

Although the X is Akai’s first complete sampler – complete with built-in disk drive and keyboard that is – it strikes an interesting balance between their previous sampling instruments, the ground-breaking S and the much acclaimed larger model, the S Julian Colbeck sees where it fits in. But you can also programme’Good Morning.