Akai Premiers New Miniak Micro Synth

Akai has unveiled the MINIAK, a new synthesizer that looks like it fell off a Korg Truck and somehow landed in an Alesis R&D brainstorming session.

The MINIAK is the first synthesizer from Akai Professional developed in partnership with the Alesis synthesis team. The MINIAK is a perfect synthesizer for producers in the studio and live performers on stage because, while it is extremely compact and portable, it is also a powerful instrument for creating sounds for performance and production.

The MINIAK enables users to create programs with up to eight multi-timbral voices, each with three oscillators. The user can create interesting and unique sounds and take advantage of the synthesizer’s more-than-600 preset sounds. Users can create complex and refined sounds using the MINIAK’s two multimode filters, three envelope generators, two LFOs, stereo effects and 40-band vocoder with gooseneck microphone. The MINIAK also has a comprehensive sequencer with step and dynamic real time phrase sequencing, a drum machine/rhythm sequencer and an arpeggiator.

The MINIAK also contains high-resolution, 24-bit balanced quarter-inch inputs and outputs and a 37-key semi-weighted keyboard with velocity sensitivity. It can also be used as a sound source for MPCs, computer software and keyboards via MIDI.

The Akai MINIAK will be available from musical instrument and professional audio retailers Q3, 2009. No pricing has been announced.

Author: FutureMusic

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