Akai Synthstation 25, portable music production studio – Macitynet.it
Akai SynthStation25 a keyboard / MIDI Controller with 25 dynamics-sensitive keys that – thanks to a special dock – allows you to transform the iPhone or iPod touch into a portable music production studio. The keyboard is two octaves and designed to be used in combination with the Akai Professional SynthStation Studio (€ 7.99 on the App Store).
The keyboard also features pitch bend controls, modulation and octave selector. Other controls available include the keys for selecting the sound / bank playable from the keyboard and a potentiometer for adjusting the volume of the audio output.
The device provides an RCA output and a headphone output to connect to any audio and / or recording system. The USB port also allows use as a MIDI controller, compatible with the most popular Mac and PC applications. The software application provides three synthesizers to create and modify melodies, chords, bass lines and so on, offering a rich flexibility of programming and sound creation through its synthesis technique based on analog models. The price of the device in Italy is around 100 euros.
(By Mauro Notarianni)