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Akai Z8 Digital sampler

Akai Z8 Digital sampler

The Z8 Sampler from Akai Professional was released in 2002 with a ground breaking set of specs. The Akai Z8 was the world's first 24bit/96kHz hardware based sampler that 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.

The Akai Z8 has been developed using the undisputed skills of Akai's worldwide engineering teams in tandem and the result is a super-sampler with the heritage of the "S" series but incorporating operational features from the unique "MPC" range and effects from the highly acclaimed DPS16.

Used:

Liam uses it at live shows and of course in the studio.

 

More info: Akai Homepage

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