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Coming Soon: Akai Miniak Micro Synth with Vocoder & Drum Machine!

Published: Mon August 03, 2009  News Feed

Could the reign of the MicroKorg be over? Perhaps not, but the arrival of the new Akai Miniak is sure to excite many synth-heads out there...

Akai MINIAK micro synthesizer with vocoder and drum-machine...

The Akai MINIAK Micro Synth puts up to eight multi-timbral voices at your fingertips, each with three oscillators. You can create interesting and unique sounds and take advantage of the more-than-600 preset sounds and store up to 1,000 programs in the MINIAK.

The synth also has two multi-mode filters, three envelope generators, two LFOs, stereo effects, and a 40-band vocoder. On top of all of this sound-melding power, the MINIAK has a comprehensive sequencer with step and dynamic real time phrase sequencing, a drum machine/rhythm sequencer, and an arpeggiator to aid in creating the landscapes and textures you’re after.

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Rounding out this complete instrument are high-resolution, 24-bit balanced 1/4" inputs and outputs. The MINIAK has a 37-key semi-weighted keyboard with velocity sensitivity and aftertouch for all-in-one performance. It can also be used as a sound source for MPCs, computer software, and keyboards via MIDI.

A MINIAK program is a sound built from the MINIAK’s internal oscillators, filters, and envelope generators. The MINIAK’s more than 600 preset programs span the range of classic analog synthesis sounds. If you’ve heard it before, you will probably find it in the MINIAK’s presets.

In a synth, oscillators generate raw sound. Their output is fed into the filters, whose output is fed into the amplifiers. As the signal moves along that path, you can manipulate the mix at several points and apply modulations, envelopes, and effects to create a custom palette of sounds.

 
 
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