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AKAI Z4/8 Midi Stereo Digital Sampler Driver

Results 1 - 24 of - Get the best deal for AKAI Pro Audio Samplers from the largest online Akai Professional Mpx8 8-pad Sample Player With SD Card Slot AKAI Z4. $ +$ shipping. Akai S MIDI Stereo Digital Sampler mb . Akai S Professional 12bit Midi Digital Sampler In VG Condition. Built-in sample rate converter on the digital input to eliminate rate-matching problems The Akai Professional Z4 and Z8 samplers are a completely new generation: up to eight real-time controllers and bit audio resolution with sample rates Each assignable Q-Link knob is capable of generating MIDI controller data. For these reasons, the launch of a new Akai sampler is perhaps not quite the major two MIDI Ins, two MIDI Out/Thrus, SCSI (pin connection), S/PDIF digital I/O, two The Z8 has eight of these, while the Z4 has just four (a clue to the model still output digital audio at either kHz or 48kHz, then you slave the digital.


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AKAI Z4/8 Midi Stereo Digital Sampler Driver

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Samples are automatically named and assigned to a new program or any specified program. It's possible to normalize each sample as it's recorded.

What sound libraries do the Z4 and Z8 support? The Z-Series samplers support. It also supports a USB keyboard for easier naming. Sys Control and Network System to provide complete Program editing, Multi editing, and file management. On the other hand, presets such as 'Distort' create an instant grungey effect which I would imagine will appeal to many.

The good thing is that the system allows you to compare effected and dry sample side by side, so you can see what it might sound like before you commit yourself. The Q-FX menu also pops up among the main menu of sample-editing functions, where it AKAI Z4/8 Midi Stereo Digital Sampler in exactly the same way as when sampling a sound for the first time. To my mind, I think it would be useful to be able to create your own Q-FX setups, or to know that Akai were intending to extend their range of presets at some point.

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The company say that there are no plans at present to investigate either of these areas, but I guess they might if users themselves started pushing for these features. The range of available sample-editing functions are outlined in a box on the next page, but in summary I'd say there's everything the 21st-century samplist would expect for AKAI Z4/8 Midi Stereo Digital Sampler manipulation, including trimming, stretching, shifting, slicing and dicing.

Again, one of Akai's main concerns has been to try to take the tedium out of dealing AKAI Z4/8 Midi Stereo Digital Sampler lots of material by allowing you to tag groups of samples and apply the same editing function to all of them at once. Quite simply, it enables you to hook up sampler and computer via a USB connection, then control the sampler's operation and manage files remotely from the computer screen.

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I looked at AKsys v1. We're now up to AKsys v2.

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The Z-series filter-editing screen in AKsys above and the software version of the main control panel below. Obviously, elements such as the virtual control panel have had to change to match the physical appearance of the Z4 and Z8, and the functionality of areas such as the Program menu have been developed to take account of features like the new filters and the considerably enhanced modulation matrix.

There are also various improvements to AKsys' AKAI Z4/8 Midi Stereo Digital Sampler capabilities. However, as the program's fundamental principles of operation haven't changed significantly, most of the observations made in the previous review still stand — including my positive verdict.

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Indeed, overall the software felt subjectively faster and slicker to me than the last time I used it. One slight area of frustration was again with the very large factory Multis which seemed to take an age to transfer between my iMac and the Z8.

In essence, AKsys opens up the innards of your sampler and puts it on show on the computer screen and, incidentally, also acts as a OS updater utility. It really is excellent and for me would be a significant factor in choosing an Akai machine over any of the company's hardware rivals. These are served up in no less than 34 varieties, including one-pole, two-pole, four-pole and six-pole band-pass, low-pass and high-pass designs, plus special ones like the 'Voweliser', which enables you to impose vocal articulations on your samples, and the triple filter design which allows you to wire three types of AKAI Z4/8 Midi Stereo Digital Sampler filter in series.

As well as offering better internal resolution than their predecessors bit as opposed to bitthe Z-series filters are blessed with considerable muscle in the resonance department.

This is easy to check AKAI Z4/8 Midi Stereo Digital Sampler as I did by plugging the unit into a large amplifier and turning both the volume and resonance up to It felt as though I was shredding the eardrums of all people and sheepdogs within a three-mile radius! The names of the presets give you a clue as to their intended effect: For example, 'Distance' appears to add a combination of reverb and EQ to make the sound appear further away, 'Robot' adds a comb-filter effect reminiscent of ring modulation, and 'Undersea' applies a swirly flanger effect.

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Each preset has two associated parameters which can be programmed from within the Command menu, and whether your sample is mono or stereo, you can apply up to two Q-FX presets. I guess some will be more immediately useful than others; you might not always want to make your samples sound like mechanoids on speed. On the other hand, presets such as 'Distort' create an instant grungey effect which I would imagine will appeal to many.

The good thing is that the system allows you to compare effected and dry sample side by side, so you can see what it might sound like before AKAI Z4/8 Midi Stereo Digital Sampler commit yourself. The AKAI Z4/8 Midi Stereo Digital Sampler menu also pops up among the main menu of sample-editing functions, where it functions in exactly the same way as when sampling a sound for the first time.

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To my mind, I think it would be useful to be able to create your own Q-FX setups, or to know that Akai were intending to extend their range of presets at some point. The company say that there are no plans at present to investigate either of these areas, but I guess they might if users themselves started pushing for these features.

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