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Akai Professional Z8

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    The Z8 Sampler from Akai Professional was released in 2002 with a ground breaking set of specs. For the first time a hardware sampler offered 24 bit/96 khz resolution and integrated with the ak.Sys PC/Mac control and networking software.

    Unlike the Z4 the Z8 has a removable front panel LCD screen to make editing life with the Z8 a lot easier. The unit features automation of routine sampler functions while still supporting S Series however this time around the Z series offers the operational functions of the MPC series of Samplers.

    Like before the unit is also a synthesizer with 3 envelope generators, 2 multiwave LFO's, a dynamic digital resonant filter, with a maximum polyphony of 64 voices.
    Type: Digital
    Synthesis: Sampling
    Oscillators: 3
    Osc Modulation: Envelope, Input, Knob, LFO, Oscillator, Pedal, Velocity
    Sampling: 16 bit, 24 bit, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 96 kHz, Loop, One Shot (Phrase), Multi-Sample
    Envelopes: 3
    Evelope Paramerters: Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release
    Filters: 1
    Types: 12dB Slope (2-pole), Low Pass, Resonance
    Filter Modulation: Envelope, Input, Knob, LFO, Pedal, Velocity
    LFO: 2
    LFO Parameters: Sample & Hold, Saw Up, Saw Down, Sine, Square, Triangle
    Polyphony & Tuning
    Polyphony: 64
    Timbrality: 128
    Tuning: Standard
    Patches RAM: 1
    Storage: Hard Drive, USB
    Editing: MIDI, SCSI, USB
    4 multi-effects processor blocks
    Case: Module
    Rack Size: 19", 2U, Full
    Controls: Modulation - Audio Input, Buttons, Knobs, Velocity
    Display Type: LCD, Backlit
    Display Count H: 248
    Display Count V: 60
    Dimensions (WxDxH): 483 x 402 x 91
    Weight: 6.1 kg
    Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, SPDIF, Stereo Main, Stereo Headphone
    Audio Output Count: 11
    Inputs: 1/4", SPDIF
    MIDI Ports: IN, OUT, THRU, USB
    Power: 24W
    Year Released: 2002
    Manuals & Documents
    MSRP List Price: $1,999 - convert
    Used Price: $200-$450 - convert
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