“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 X7000 Manuals

Their purpose primarily concerns the linking up of samples and X700 channel numbers for use with sequencers, or X7000 pad triggering, and I’m afraid their individual applications would take me a month to figure out and even longer to explain. 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. To be fair, this is a more advanced sampler than the Roland S10 which is an almost exact competitor in price terms.

Gear in this article: Akai is rapidly becoming the name to look out for if you’re in the market for a sampler. Other articles featuring gear in this article: Once you have the system down most should be able to execute sophisticated work in less time than on some other machines. The X LFO modulates manuak the pitch as a classic vibrato.

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.

Having sampled a sound there are several available options aside from the basic looping or trimming: I don’t particularly like the keyboard, which though velocity-sensitive is light-actioned, flimsy, and has been inserted ,anual a damn manua, 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.

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. Write us report Error Contribute Support Us.

The “S” samplers legend started here! At 16kHz bandwidth you’re most certainly approaching ‘pro’ waters, although your sample length, of akkai, is now minimal.



Review by Julian Colbeck. Envelope EGs only release segment and 2 destinations: Dressed in battleship grey, as are all Akai Professional items manyal days [must be a sign that they’re declaring war on the market – Ed]the X has clean lines and, with a xx7000 number of dedicated parameter buttons Start, Loop, End, LFO Speed etcwould seem to be easy to figure out. Previous article in this issue: Mode 4, the Mono mode allowing each voice in an instrument to be linked to mxnual own MIDI channel number, comes under the control of the pin DIN connector though, so Akai are obviously keen you remain brand-loyal if you’re into multitimbralism.

Please include your email address if you want to be contacted regarding your note. But the X deserves to, and surely will, do well at this price. If you don’t own any of this recent equipment then you don’t really need to worry about the extra modes.

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, output levels, and what have you, all stored on disk.

Although not really complicated once you’ve memorised the procedures, the X will d7000 a bit of time to learn.

For some reason Akai have placed the Record Level knob on the rear panel, just above the mic and line jack inputs. 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 matter of pressing, say, the Akal button, and using the large master control knob to scroll through the five-digit number on screen until whatever offending bit has been despatched.

Previous Article in this issue Showtime! Sorry to be so specific manua the manual sees fit not to explain this point clearly.

Akai X Sampling Keyboard (SOS Jan 87)

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. You can create a loop manually, carefully tweaking the five-digit number displayed on screen until a satisfactory result is achieved. Moreover, if you do, I guarantee the X’s system of sampling will seem like a doddle.

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. 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.


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: Filter can be assigned to velocity and features a simple Keytrack function.

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.

Akai X7000 Operator’s Manual

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 If you’re enjoying the site, please consider supporting me to help build this manal 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.

Although the X screen displays the bandwidth it doesn’t show sample length, which would have been helpful. Akai X 70 out of based on 1 user ratings. Small Print Terms of use Privacy. Here endeth the rundown of the X’s basic range of sampling and manipulating features. You don’t even have to press Store or anything, just move on to your next task.

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One obvious similarity aoai the S is the fact that it uses 2. 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 potential sound quality is excellent. The manual illustrates this using the ‘Good Morning. Julian Colbeck sees where it fits in. The range akia editing parameters is certainly not vast here, but it is sensibly curtailed.