“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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Now, with these six samples safely loaded into the X together, you have at your fingertips some 32 programs – which comprise combinations splits or layers of any of the said six samples, complete with sundry key transpositions, filtering, vibratos, output levels, and what have you, all stored on disk.

Next article in this issue: Although the X is Akai’s first complete sampler – mwnual with built-in disk x000 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 You can do more, sample more, and of course get lost more.

Also featuring gear in this article. Just when you thought you’d got the hang of the four basic MIDI modes, along come Akai with no less than nine modes to get bogged down in.

Akai X7000 Operator’s Manual

Most tasks are ultimately self-explanatory thanks to there being a number of dedicated parameter control buttons on the front panel.

Akai X Sampling Keyboard But it doesn’t quite seem so c7000 made as the Roland and nor perhaps is it quite so easy to operate for the novice manuak sampling-scared. 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. Other articles featuring gear in this article: The potential sound quality is excellent.


Akai Professional X Sampling Keyboard – Akai – Encyclotronic

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. Searchable archive of old, out-of-print music production magazines. Sound On Sound – Jan 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 Rear panel terminal connectors: This seems odd, and a little out of character for this otherwise essentially helpful instrument.

Previous article in this issue: Write us report Error Contribute Support Us. Such features are not new, but Akai have made them quick to obtain and easy to understand. Although the manual seems to suggest that you launch straight into sampling your own sounds, I’d strongly recommend an hour or so on the factory disks before you attempt it. If you don’t own any of this recent equipment then you don’t really need to worry about the extra modes.

The X LFO modulates only the pitch as a classic vibrato. This is probably the manul way to learn your way around the instrument. These factory disks come with just eight such programs written so you have a further 24 programs free in which you can store at least temporarily your x70000 attempts at mixing, matching, and editing. Akai is rapidly becoming the name to look out for if you’re in the market for a sampler.


Akai X Sampling Keyboard (SOS Jan 87)

Main panel features a 16 x 2 lines backlit LCD, a data encoder, 30 push buttons, 1 slider for main volume and 2 wheels for pitch and LFO modulation. Although the X screen displays the bandwidth it doesn’t show sample length, which would have been helpful. Nanual when you thought you’d got the hang of the four basic MIDI modes, along come Akai with no less than nine.!

The range of editing parameters is certainly not vast here, but it is sensibly curtailed. But in terms of using the instrument – sampling, manipulating, and playing sounds – the X has capabilities and, to an extent, specifications that remind one manial of the S Akai are quickly becoming the name to look out for when it comes to hi-tech products their hi-fi’s not bad either!

Moreover, if you akak, I guarantee the X’s system of sampling will seem like a doddle. If you’re enjoying the site, please consider supporting me to help build this archive Julian Colbeck sees where it fits in. That said there are still limitations, most of which manusl around the limited storage space that 2. CONS – edit interface – bulky – memory – quick disk.

Mabual you have the system down most should be able to execute sophisticated work in less time than on some other machines. You do not agree with our review? PROS – cheap now – Lo fi 12 bits – oldschool. But the X deserves to, and surely will, do well at this price.