All this adds up to a price breakthrough in sampling technology – the new Akai SXL. SXL Operator’s Manual Page 1 INTRODUCTION FEATURES. Hi! Is there anybody who have the manuals for the AKAI S and S? I have searched all the net, but came up empty:(I have e-mailed. S Owners Manual download. SI Owners Manual download. SXL Owners Manual download. S Owners Manual.

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By assigning your snare drum into a mute group, you may re-create this effect. In this way, the SXL becomes almost a complete studio in one box and you could mix down a complete multi-timbral musical performance through the stereo outputs. Date Produced – You will note that this is not a pitch shift function as such but a MIDI transpose function – this overcomes the problem of playing back samples out of their range.

However, retaining the old method as well gives you the best of both worlds in that any setups you may have using the older method can still be used plus you can avail yourself of the new functions as and when you like. You will receive something like this screen display: This may be useful when you wish to play a sound normally but only apply portamento to a few notes. These may be set by moving the cursor to them and using the DATA control to input notes or, when displaying the notes numerically, you may type in a number from the numeric keypad.

For example, you may layer a strings program or whatever on top of itself with some detune for a richer sound simply by applying the same program to two or more parts, giving those parts the same MIDI channel and setting a FINE TUNE value for each as appropriate to achieve the same result in SINGLE requires that you make a copy of the program.

To accommodate this, each part may be routed to one of the 8 individual outputs. SAVE For saving data to manuxl or hard disk. This is done by pressing F8. Should you press this by mistake, you will see that the boxed area in the lower right of the screen still retains the new name you entered so press NAME immediately followed by ENT and make your choice again.


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Although not specifically named, they relate to the parameters directly to their left – i. Typically, this will be to set different programs to different MIDI channels for multi-timbral sequencing but you may also use the MULTI mode for layering programs and for key splits.

Pay attention because you could seriously affect your program’s keyspan with one slip. Please bear manuql in mind when using these functions. But it comes with most of the options already installed. Furthermore, you may have several programs active at any one time and each of these may have a different MIDI channel so that they play manial. If, however, the samples re-triggering every time you cross into a new keygroup not acceptable, then maybe you should use the mono legato kaai without the mute group function although you may run into problems associated with extreme transposition of samples.

Similarly, with fretless bass, the portamento pedal may be used to slide notes whenever you please. You may record audio whilst sequencing ordinary programs and samples allowing you to effectively overdub onto disk.

Because the SXL can only play one take at a time, crossfading between takes is not possible. Referring to the section that explains the LOAD mode, load a few programs.

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Here you are presented with four choices. If you are placing the sampler on a table, make sure that the table is sturdy and that the sampler is not positioned precariously. As the disk is being loaded you will receive something like the following display to keep you aware of progress: Something similar could be done with synth bass samples or other synth noises that have a pronounced filter sweep attack.

The higher the positive number, the earlier in the sample playback will start relative to the key velocity i. Page 42 The big advantage mqnual that you may load older sound library material and use it with no conversion process or skai required. The amount you have copied will be shown in this field.

When this parameter is set to OFF, the portamento pedal will allow you to switch it on or off as you please. Each individual keygroup may then be refined according to the sample assigned to it. Please copy the displayed number into the box to post: You will x3000 this screen display: The possibilities are almost endless up to the 16 part limit in fact!


They will now play back at exactly the pitch they were sampled at.

You will note that, when triggering takes from MIDI, the repeat field has no function – this is for use when running takes sequentially in a song see below. The display will tell you how many programs are loaded and in the above example, we can see that there are actually 8 programs in memory even though only the first five are displayed. This field is also not accessible and shows the number of samples used in the selected program.

These pages are accessed by pressing the liHUl key. If, however, the samples have no pronounced attack i. They are as follows: Perhaps ENV2 is the most interesting with its multiple rates and levels. You may also select them using MIDI program change. When actually entering names, pressing the NAME button will switch the function of akqi numeric keypad between letters and numbers.

In manial program, you allocate a sample to a KEYGROUP in fact, you can allocate 4 samples to one keygroup for layering, velocity switching and velocity crossfading but more on that later!

Akai S3000XL User Manual

For example, if all your hi-hats are in keygroupsassign those keygroups to, say. In some cases it is possible to overload the SXL and cause distortion. The SXL pictured above has the same specs as the S It is necessary to make a copy for two reasons – firstly, the SXL needs the original data to get the data to insert. Place the guitar program into two 3s000 and set the same MIDI channel for those parts.