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Akai SynthStation49

Akai SynthStation49
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Akai SynthStation49 review: specs and price

Akai SynthStation49
Akai SynthStation49

Why is Akai SynthStation49 better than the average?

  • Total keys
    49vs43.03
  • Encoders
    1vs0.35
  • Volume
    46453.11cm³vs173049.67cm³
  • Weight
    3.4kgvs3.86kg

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Design

1.volume

46453.11cm³

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838.08cm³

2.weight

3.4kg

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453g

3.Has backlit LED buttons
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Buttons will light up when pressed, resulting in better visibility to users.

4.thickness

191mm

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16mm

5.height

330mm

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97mm

6.width

737mm

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Controls & Buttons

1.Has octave buttons
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The octave buttons are used to shift the keyboard up or down in one octave increments. This extends the range of the keyboard in either direction, which lets you play notes that lie outside the number of keys available.

2.number of buttons

12

The more buttons the device has, the more complex the input can be.

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58

3.Has an arpeggiator function
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The arpeggiator is the main tool used by computer musicians to generate looped material. An arpeggiator is simply a generator of signals that controls the tempo, pitch, velocity, gate, and other parameters of the sound.

4.Has a modulation wheel
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The mod wheel is used to add expression, or to modulate (change) various elements of a sound or sample.

5.Has a pitch wheel
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The pitch wheel alters the pitch and timbre of a sound in real-time. It can give fine tuning control from fractions of a semi-tone to huge multi-octave pitch swings.

6.encoders

1

A type of knob that has a push button functionality built in. Encoders are for browsing and selecting your digital sound files or turning on a function that makes use of a control's rotation such as sound effects or tempo/tap tempo selection.

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8

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Keys & Pads

1.total keys

49

The amount of keys the controller has on the keyboard.

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2.drum pads

2

The pads section is ideal to trigger loops and samples, using your finger drum skills.

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3.Has velocity sensitive pads
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4.Has velocity sensitive keys
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Velocity sensitive keys are just spring loaded keys that sound out louder the harder you hit them. If you "lightly" press a key, the sound will be quiet; the harder you press, the louder it gets.

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Ports

1.Has a MIDI-Out port
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The MIDI-Out port is used for transmitting data.

2.Has an input/connector for the sustain pedal
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When pressed, the sustain pedal allows all notes to sound and “vibrate” freely. All notes played will continue to sound until the pedal is released. This is perfect when you need a sturdy and responsive control over sustain.

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Features

1.Has plug and play feature
Akai SynthStation49

The device is set up and ready to be used with the included software.

2.Is compatible with iOS
Akai SynthStation49

It is compatible with a range of iOS devices such as iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch.

3.MIDI device works and communicates via USB
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Devices can communicate in both directions with each other without any additional MIDI interface. The biggest advantage is that the USB connection can be used for everything; power supply, MIDI-in and MIDI-out. This means you need less cables.

4.Is compatible with Windows
Akai SynthStation49

It is compatible with PCs and laptops running the Windows operating system.

5.Is compatible with Mac OS X
Akai SynthStation49

It is compatible with Mac OS X devices such as MacBooks and iMacs.

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