"A classic Akai. From the era when Akai still had their stuff done in Japan. Classic Akai sound…great for beats! This is for the true break heads and beat nerds, so please ignore if you ain't into absolute beat geekery. I sampled the same break into two samplers (and chopped it up and re-programmed it completely, of course): Akai s3200XL as well as Akai s950. The audio/pic switches accordingly. It's not a true one-to-one comparison, since I used different hits for each (only tried to get the rhythm/swing somewhat similar) and with the s3200XL, I sampled the break in at 10KHz instead of the default 20K, and also sampled it in at +7 and then transposed it back down by 7 semitones, which gives a brilliant lo-fi crunch. I also lowpassed the s3200XL a bit, but yeah. You may notice the slight differences in sound (although if you listen with iPhone speakers it's not audible, and I guess after Insta-audio-degradation the difference won't be there anyways), s950 sounds a little "lighter" in the low end due to the fact that its input is slightly high-passed (I recall reading Roger Linn say that MPC60, which was basically his creation and uses the same engine as the 950, say this). Anyone correct me if I'm wrong. Both samplers connected to a lovely Soundcraft desk from the eighties. No EQing or plug-in processing involved. The break in question is similar to the famous Skull Snaps one, yes, but it's not it. It's a Finnish break, and those who've been following my Insta account may know where it's from." *Added by Artist*more
Yep. I love them. I want to marry all the Akais. They make the world sound like music and they make drums that kick your pants off. Stretchy digital goodness.
If it were a person, it would be amazing at facilitating original ideas at corperate meetings. Those meetings would never be boring.
Sample movies or your backyard or your kitchen. Sample the world into your Akai and you will smile forever and the world will be an ok place.
I connected it thru scsi to a mac and BANG: recycle on screen and export to jazz drive. I made my A*A*A: conneseurs cornucopia CD and hundreds of beats, soundtracks and jingles on this, often recording straight to dat thru the optical output. The filters and FX are ok, but a bit static. Lots of outputs, nice converters, but very clean. Never used the 2 track hd recorder, but its there.