Akai Pro Force Sound & Performance Demo (no talking)

Published on Feb 18, 2019 Bonedo Synthesizers

With Yamaha Reface DX & Roland COMPU SYNTH CMU-810

Akai S612 MIDI Digital Sampler Synthesizer w/ MD280, ME20A, & ME10

This is the first post to feature the MD20A and ME100.

via this auction

MD20A MIDI Sequence Arpeggiator
ME100 MIDI Digital Delay
S612 MIDI Digital Sampler
MD280 Sampler Disk Drive

One-Synth Song: Roland System 8 + MPC 1000. "Morphon"

Published on Feb 16, 2019 Fabbri’s Midnight Librarians

“Live performance of a song I made using one synth + some 808 samples. I’m using the Roland System 8 in performance mode (split) w/ two patches: Lower part custom bass patch (S8 engine) and upper part modified a plucky pad sound. which I and control filter cutoff / release / and delay + reverb manually. Also sampled extra percussion and

1989 Akai MPC60, S1000 and S1000PB "Hitmakers: Don Henley and Akai" Ad

via Retro Synth Ads where you’ll find the full write-up.

“MPC60, S1000, S1000PB ‘Hitmakers: Don Henley and Akai’ colour advertisement from page 23 in the December 1989 issue of Keyboard Magazine.”

Akai MD280 Sampler Disc Drive & S612 Midi Digital Sampler SN 00620-18626 & 00620-34407

via this auction

“The S612 was one of Akai’s first professional rack-mount samplers, released back in 1985. Some of its features included 12-bit sampling from 4 to 32kHz with loop and truncate functions, an overdub function and mic or line input jacks. Internal memory is only 128KB which gives a maximum of 8 seconds sampling time at the lowest sampling rate available. An optional disk drive

Akai AX60

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L-1 Synthesizer plays ‘Provincial Disco’

Published on Feb 8, 2019 Aleksei Laman

“Classic song of my lovely band Zodiac from 1980 recorded ‘as is’ live into stereo track. No additional mixing.”


KORG TR – strings
FS1R – brassy chords
L-1 – bass synth and two lead synths, mixing, equalization, compression
Sequence, delays, drums from Ableton
Recorded into Soundforge all together stereotrack.

Akai Announces MPC 2.4 Update with Premium Mixing Tools

“MPC 2.3 brought standalone synth engines and now, MPC 2.4 gives you premium mixing tools! We listened to you: Here are a ton of new features and workflow enhancements, notably the addition of 28 must-have effects from world-famous DSP gurus at Air Music Technology, plus our incredible new side-chain compressor, the amazing Mother Ducker!”

And the press release: