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)