Pondering over whether to get a rack sampler and I can’t make my mind up at the moment. There’s a certain aesthetic I like about 90’s and early. Hi, I’ve recently bought a sxl sampler mainly for use with drum samples. I want to use it as a drum machine so that when certain notes are. brought the S samplers from Akai with more welcome features like a resonant filter, onboard effects, more memory, and 32 voices. The SXL.

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It’s amazing how far it’s come though.

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That sound used to feel like the zip drive was taunting me sometimes. Moreover, is there any nice tonal characteristics from the Sxl? If you’re not bothered with modulation and filters keep an eye out for an Akai S Retrieved from ” https: The interface consists of 32 buttons, eight of which are function keys, three knobs, and a four-key directional pad for navigating the x64 display, located in the upper-middle portion of the sampler.

Some other models in the series include various options such as built in CD drives SCD or internal hard disks Si, pictured top. Akai S non-XL manual I’ve searched and searched for this manual, to no avail Akai S internal HD Do you already have an account? Breaks sampled in at 10khz.

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The most radical feature about these great samplers is that they are very synth-like. Anyway, those who own or have ever used an older sampler, do you reckon it’s paramount to your sound or is there a combination of using it with a mixer for example?

Production Mar 1, Pretty much instajungle if you load in an amen, an and a ‘badboy’ sample. Regardless, it is functionally identical and accepts the SXL options listed below sans internal hard disk also including the IBP akqi output board, standard in SXL. You must log in or sign up to reply here.

I would be willing to pay for one if the price was right. However, the LCD screen ‘s backlight fades easily and the built-in memory capacity is not so wide. No, create an account now. Iomega Zip drives were very commonly used for storage and backup. A great benefit was that during live performance the Akai could take the role of the computer to trigger the other instruments.

Log in or Sign up. Polyphony – 32 voice. Trying to rely on floppy disks is beyond shitty. You dont need a mixer in parallel but you will soon want one. Plus the routing means with software you can have almost unlimited outputs setup without using half my mixing desk to do it. My floppy is dead.


Hard drive size limit on Akai S?? Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release. I’ve got a CD, it’s basically a with a cd drive I think.

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Archived from the original on 6 April They do sound different despite what some might say. Akaizer So, is there anything my ancient Akai is useful for in the modern world? Click here for the AkaiDisk homepage.

There’s a certain aesthetic I like about 90’s and early 00’s tunes, mainly in the Deep House and Jungle genres. Your email address will not be published. You need to be a member in order to leave a review. Views Read Edit View history.

The XL is more detailed in the highs and more FX options. And a perpetual fear that me or someone using the studio would go through the wrong power sequence and blow something up. Register a new account.

Any character in the Akai S3000xl ?

The classic has a thump to it but a darker sound. After putting in the hours and figuring out the menus etc. I never even had the click of death, the whir of life was enough already!