First sighting – Akai Miniak launched to comete with MicroKorg XL

April 2, 2009 § Leave a comment

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Akai unveiled it’s latest synth to the masses yesterday at the Messe trade show in Frankfurt. The Alesis Miniak uses the Alesis Micron synth in an Akai body, adding a boom mic and a 40-band vocoder. Akai-lovers will like the onboard sequencer (step and phrase) and a drum machine/rhythm sequencer. Nice looks on this synth and sounds like lots of goodies under the hood. Not as many knobs and buttons as the MicroKorg XL but it seems that Akai is banking on the general consensus that the Micron sounded better than the MicroKorg. This is, of course, personal taste. I can’t wait to take them both for a test-drive. Read more on the new Akai HERE.

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