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“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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Weird akai advertising for sampler. If you value this resource, you can support this project – it really helps! One obvious similarity with the S is the fact that it uses 2. You can create a loop manually, carefully tweaking the five-digit number displayed on screen until a satisfactory result is achieved.

But you can also programme’Good Morning. Although the manual seems to suggest that you launch straight into sampling your own sounds, Amai strongly recommend an hour or so on the factory disks before you attempt it. And so it is, eventuallybut at first I think many people, especially those unfamiliar with sampling altogether, will come unstuck since the opening xx7000 of the owner’s manual simply launches into the business of user-sampling without explaining how to access and use the factory disks.

PROS – cheap now manial Lo fi 12 bits – oldschool.


Having sampled a sound there are several available options aside from the basic looping or trimming: First, however, you must select a sample you want to work on, which does entail a fair bit of prodding and twirling of the large master control knob which protrudes from below the display screen.

I don’t particularly like the keyboard, which though velocity-sensitive is light-actioned, flimsy, and has been inserted leaving a damn great gap between it and the rest of the casing where dust and general rubbish is sure to accumulatebut so long as you’re careful, or alternatively MIDI it up to another keyboard, the workings of the instrument itself make the X a highly attractive proposition.


Here endeth the rundown of the X’s basic range of sampling and manipulating features. But the X deserves to, and surely will, do well at this price.

And in this respect the X is no better or no worse than Roland’s equivalent instrument, the S Are you a X user? Less than a second, in fact. It really helps – thank you! 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 Once you have the system down most should be able to execute sophisticated work in less time than on some other machines.

Next article in this issue: The soon-to-be-famous five newcomers are Akai specialities, of course, and most relate to again Akai’s own pin DIN connectors which are found on most of their recent Professional gear. Anyhow, the X arrives with three factory disks all of which are, in fact, a grand piano sample although to my ears an acoustic guitar crept in there somewhereand to access this wodge of multi-sampled data you must load all six sides, one after the other: Previous Article in this issue Showtime!

The manual illustrates this using the ‘Good Morning. 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 Such features are not new, but Akai have made them quick to obtain and easy to understand.

Sound On Sound – Jan The same scan nanual also selects X70000 Trigger, whereby an entire sample will play back even on receipt of a short pulse, say from a drum machine or snare beat. Also featuring gear in this article. Filter can be assigned to velocity and features a simple Keytrack function. Akai products with MPC The X rackmount module version, same technical data.

Akai X Sampling Keyboard Full marks for that. 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 mmanual 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.


That said there are still limitations, most of which revolve around the limited storage space that 2. Sorry to be so specific but the manual sees fit not to explain this point clearly. x0700

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Having fashioned your sample into something listenable you may want to fine tune some aspects: CONS – edit interface – bulky – memory – quick disk. Review by Julian Colbeck.

EGs only release segment and 2 destinations: Tthe next step after x then s has been updated to S In a nutshell, the Akai X is a versatile sampler. Gear in this article: This seems odd, and a little out of character for this otherwise essentially helpful instrument. Let us know in the comment field just below.

The X is able to sample up to 6 sounds that can be assigned to a singles patch with assignable split points, useful to create drum kits or wkai instruments. Akai X 70 out of based on 1 user ratings.

Akai Professional X Sampling Keyboard – Akai – Encyclotronic

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.

Just when you thought you’d mnaual the hang of the four basic MIDI modes, along come Akai with no less than nine.! Due to the X’s ability to store program data on disk the reverse, sadly, is not possible. But in terms of x700 the instrument – sampling, manipulating, and playing sounds – the X has capabilities and, to an extent, specifications that remind one more of the S