“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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To be fair, this is a more advanced sampler than the Roland S10 which is an almost exact competitor in price terms. Small Print Terms of use Privacy.

But in terms of using the instrument – sampling, manipulating, and playing sounds – the X has capabilities and, to an extent, specifications that remind one more of the S Even what I imagined to be unloopable-at-all samples whizzed back to me, smooth and uninterrupted.

There’s a lot more to come If you’re enjoying the site, please consider supporting me to help build this archive The X LFO modulates only the pitch as a classic vibrato. 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.

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. Having fashioned your sample into mxnual listenable you may want to fine tune some aspects: The same scan mode also selects Drum Trigger, whereby an entire sample will play back even on receipt of a manuwl pulse, say from a drum machine or snare beat.

In a nutshell, the Akai X is a versatile akaj. The regular Omnis and Mono 2 are, I trust, familiar to ya’ll. Review by Julian Colbeck. If you value this resource, you can support this project – it really helps! You can send us a note about this article, or let us know of a problem – select the type from the menu above.


The X rackmount module version, same technical data. Filter can be assigned to velocity and features a simple Keytrack function. For some reason Akai have placed the Record Level knob on the rear panel, just above manuual mic and line jack inputs. Here endeth the rundown of the X’s basic range of sampling and manipulating features.

This seems odd, and a little out of character for this otherwise essentially helpful instrument. Akai are quickly becoming the name to look out for when it comes to hi-tech products their hi-fi’s not bad either! Also featuring gear in this article. One obvious similarity with the S is the fact that it uses 2. Once you have the system down most should be able to execute sophisticated work in less time than on some other machines.


You can do more, sample more, and of course get lost more. 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: Akai products with MPC Julian Colbeck checks out its attractions.

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. Write us report Error Contribute Support Us. Although not really complicated once you’ve memorised akaai procedures, the X will take a bit of time to learn. 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 aaki whatever offending bit has been despatched.


Full marks for that. Having sampled a sound there are several available options aside from the basic looping or trimming: Envelope EGs only release segment and 2 destinations: Sorry to be so specific but the manual sees fit not to explain this point clearly.

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 own any of this recent equipment then you don’t really need to worry about the extra modes.

Moreover, if you do, I guarantee the X’s system of sampling will seem like a 7×000. The initial procedures are pretty much standard: But you can also programme’Good Morning. Just when you thought you’d got the hang of the four basic MIDI modes, along come Akai with no less than nine.!

Such features are not new, but Akai have made them quick to obtain and easy to understand.

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CONS – edit interface – bulky – memory – quick disk. Most tasks are ultimately self-explanatory thanks to there being a number of dedicated parameter control buttons on the front panel. Less than a second, in fact.