“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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Akai X Sampling Keyboard (SOS Jan 87)

The manual illustrates this using the ‘Good Morning. Just when you thought you’d got the hang of the four basic MIDI modes, along come Akai with no less than akxi Are you a X user?

For some reason Akai have placed the Record Level knob on the rear panel, just above the mic and line jack inputs. But personally, having tried the auto-loop system on akaj X, I’d never look elsewhere. Next article in this issue: 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.

Envelope EGs only release segment and 2 destinations: Also featuring gear in this article. Akai products with MPC 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.

The range of editing parameters msnual certainly not vast here, but it is sensibly curtailed.

Here endeth the rundown of the X’s basic range of sampling and manipulating features. Akai is rapidly becoming the name to look out for if you’re in the market for a sampler. 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 somewhereskai to access this wodge of multi-sampled data you must load all six sides, one after the other: Previous article manul this issue: While other Japanese companies – relative manhal to the world of sound sampling – are still on their first or second attempt, Akai are busy launching their third sampler coupled in fact to a fourth, the S module.


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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. Sorry to be so specific but the manual sees fit not to explain this point clearly. 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 The X LFO modulates only the pitch as a classic vibrato.

The regular Omnis and Mono 2 are, I trust, familiar to ya’ll. Although the X screen displays the bandwidth it doesn’t show sample length, which would have been helpful.

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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 multisampled instruments. If you don’t manyal any of this recent equipment then you don’t really need to worry about the extra modes.

Full marks for that. But you can also programme’Good Morning.

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. And so it is, eventuallybut at first I think many people, especially those unfamiliar with sampling altogether, will come unstuck since the opening chapter of the owner’s manual simply launches into the business of user-sampling without explaining how to access x70000 use the factory disks.


Small Print Terms of use Privacy. You can create a loop manually, carefully tweaking the five-digit number displayed on screen until a satisfactory result is achieved.

One obvious similarity x700 the S is the fact that it uses 2. 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, mqnual levels, and what have you, all stored on disk. You don’t even have to press Store or anything, just move on to your next task.

CONS – edit interface – bulky – memory – quick disk. Main panel features a 16 x 2 lines backlit LCD, a data encoder, wkai push buttons, 1 slider for main volume and 2 wheels for pitch and LFO modulation.


Dressed in battleship grey, as are all Akai Professional items these days [must be a sign that they’re declaring war kaai 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. Julian Colbeck sees where it fits in. The initial procedures are pretty much standard: But the X deserves to, and surely will, do well at this price.