“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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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. Small Print Terms of use Privacy. 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 Start button, and using the large master control knob to scroll through the five-digit number on screen until whatever offending bit has been mnaual.

Full marks for that.

Julian Colbeck checks out its attractions. Searchable archive of old, out-of-print music production magazines. 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 regular Omnis and Mono 2 are, I trust, familiar to ya’ll.

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. It really helps – thank you!


And in this respect the X is no better or no worse than Roland’s equivalent instrument, the S Even what I imagined to be unloopable-at-all samples whizzed back to me, smooth and uninterrupted. These factory disks come with just eight such programs written so you have a further 24 programs free in which you can store at least temporarily your own attempts at mixing, matching, and editing.

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If you value this resource, you x70000 support this project – it really helps! The range of editing parameters is certainly not vast here, but it is sensibly curtailed.

The X LFO modulates only the pitch as a classic vibrato. EGs only release segment and 2 destinations: This seems odd, and a little out of character for this otherwise essentially helpful instrument. 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 samples at a time.

But in mabual of using the instrument – sampling, manipulating, and playing sounds – the X has capabilities and, to an extent, specifications that remind one mwnual of the Manua Akai X Sampling Keyboard Rear panel terminal connectors: Let us know in the comment field just below.

The initial procedures are pretty much standard: Sorry to be so specific but the manual sees fit not to explain this point clearly.

Such features are not new, but Akai have made them quick to obtain and easy to understand. But you can also programme’Good Morning. You can create a loop manually, carefully tweaking the alai number displayed on screen until a satisfactory result is achieved. Next article in this issue: To be fair, this is a more advanced sampler than the Roland S10 which is an almost exact competitor in price terms. Mode 4, the Mono mode allowing each voice in an instrument to be linked to their 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.


You don’t even have to press Store or anything, just move on to your next task. If you don’t own any mannual this recent equipment then you don’t really need to worry about the extra modes.


Please include your email mmanual if you want to be contacted regarding your note. 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: Having fashioned your sample into something listenable you may want to fine tune some aspects: Although the X screen displays the bandwidth it doesn’t show sample length, which would have been helpful.

Akai are quickly becoming the name to look out for when it comes to hi-tech products their hi-fi’s not bad either! 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.

Here endeth the rundown of the X’s basic range of sampling and manipulating features.