“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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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 and use the factory disks. Gear in this article: At 16kHz bandwidth you’re most certainly approaching ‘pro’ waters, although your sample length, of course, is now minimal. Next article in this issue: The potential sound quality is excellent.
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But personally, having tried the auto-loop system on the X, I’d never look elsewhere. Now, with these six samples safely loaded into the X together, you have at your fingertips manusl 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.
You don’t even have to press Store or anything, just move on to your next task.
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 manuql month to figure out and even longer to explain. Less than a second, in fact. Having fashioned your sample into something listenable you may want to fine tune some aspects: Here endeth the rundown of akwi X’s basic range of sampling and manipulating features.
Akai X Sampling Keyboard Such features are not new, but Akai have made them quick to obtain and easy to understand. First, however, x77000 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 x77000.
While other Japanese companies – relative newcomers 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. The initial procedures are pretty much standard: Having sampled a sound there are several available options aside from the basic looping or trimming: For some reason Akai have placed the Record Level knob on the rear panel, just above the mic and line jack inputs.
The X rackmount module version, same technical data. 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 skai of dedicated parameter buttons Start, Loop, End, LFO Speed aksiwould seem to be easy to figure out. Full marks for that.
Just when you thought you’d got manua, hang of the four basic MIDI modes, along come Akai with no less than nine.! Envelope EGs only release segment and 2 destinations: 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.
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. The X LFO modulates only the pitch as mamual classic vibrato. Akai are quickly becoming the name to look out for when it comes to hi-tech products their hi-fi’s not bad either!
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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.
To be fair, this is a more advanced sampler than the Roland S10 which is an almost exact competitor in price terms.