“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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Sorry to be so specific but the manual sees fit not to explain this point clearly. The range of editing parameters is certainly not vast here, but it is sensibly curtailed.

Their purpose primarily concerns the linking up of samples and MIDI channel numbers for use with sequencers, or MIDI pad triggering, and I’m afraid their individual applications would take me a month to figure out and even longer to explain. You can create a loop manually, carefully tweaking the five-digit number displayed on screen until a satisfactory result is achieved. CONS – edit interface – bulky – memory – quick disk. The “S” samplers legend started here! 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.

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. 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.

Akai X Sampling Keyboard (SOS Jan 87)

You can do more, nanual more, and of course get lost more. Julian Colbeck checks out its attractions. 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.


Previous article in this issue: One obvious similarity with the S is the fact that it uses 2. This seems odd, and a little out of character for this otherwise essentially helpful instrument.

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. But you can also programme’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 Previous Article in this issue Showtime!

Full marks for that. Small Print Terms of use Privacy. Less than a second, in fact. 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.

Searchable archive of old, out-of-print music production magazines. Akai products with MPC Akai is rapidly becoming the name to look out for if you’re in the market for a sampler. Gear in this article: 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. Review by Julian Colbeck.


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Weird akai advertising for sampler. Akai X 70 out of based on 1 user ratings. Although not really manuual once you’ve memorised the procedures, the X will take a bit of time to learn. But the X deserves to, and surely will, do well at this price.


Please include your email address if you want to be msnual regarding your note. Sound On Sound – Jan If you’re enjoying the site, please consider supporting me to help build this archive Once you have the system down most should be able to execute sophisticated work in less time than on some other machines. Let us know in the comment field just below. Just when you thought you’d got the hang of the four basic MIDI modes, along come Akai with no less than nine.!

To be fair, this is a more advanced sampler than the Roland S10 which is an almost exact competitor in price terms. This is probably the best way to learn your way around the instrument. The initial procedures are pretty much standard: Due to the X’s ability to store program data on disk the reverse, sadly, is not possible.

Envelope EGs only release segment and 2 destinations: 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.