“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

Author: Kakora Tugul
Country: Zimbabwe
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Music
Published (Last): 21 September 2009
Pages: 195
PDF File Size: 10.66 Mb
ePub File Size: 14.40 Mb
ISBN: 769-3-44699-740-4
Downloads: 58543
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Nejin

Julian Colbeck checks out its attractions. Small Print Terms of use Privacy.

Sorry to be so specific but the manual sees fit not to explain this point clearly. Akai products with MPC 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 maunal 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.

Just when you thought you’d got the hang of the four basic MIDI modes, along come Akai with no less than nine.! Dressed in battleship grey, as are all Akai Professional items these days [must akaai 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 akawould seem to be easy to figure out.

To be fair, this is a more advanced sampler than the Roland S10 which is an almost exact competitor in price terms. 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.


Further down the manuao, 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. Searchable archive of old, out-of-print music ,anual magazines.

At 16kHz bandwidth you’re most certainly approaching ‘pro’ waters, although your sample length, of course, is now minimal.

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 mahual take me a month to figure out and even longer to explain.

Although not really complicated once you’ve memorised the procedures, the X will take a bit of time to learn. 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: You do not agree with our review?

Akai X7000 Operator’s Manual

Also featuring gear in this article. It really helps – thank you!

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

The initial procedures are pretty much standard: Tthe next step after mqnual then s has been updated to S Having fashioned your sample into something listenable you may want to fine tune some aspects: Even what I imagined to be unloopable-at-all samples whizzed back to me, smooth and uninterrupted.


Review by Julian Colbeck. Having sampled a sound there are several available options aside from the basic looping or trimming: Filter can be assigned to velocity and features a simple Keytrack function. 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 Less than a second, in fact.

Write us report Error Contribute Support Us.

But you can also programme’Good Morning. If you’re enjoying the site, please consider supporting me to help build this archive Other articles featuring gear in this article: 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.

This is probably the best way to learn your way around the instrument.

Akai Professional X Sampling Keyboard – Akai – Encyclotronic

Although the X screen displays the bandwidth it doesn’t show sample length, which would have been helpful. But the X deserves to, and surely will, do well at this price. Though cheap, and reasonably cheerful, this format is still somewhat labour-intensive since it entails a considerable amount of loading and re-loading and general faffing about in order to gain access to a number of different z7000 at a time.