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Akai XR20 Beat Production Station save £110 on this little beauty - £99 @ Decks
Akai XR20 Beat Production Station save £110 on this little beauty - £99 @ Decks

Akai XR20 Beat Production Station save £110 on this little beauty - £99 @ Decks

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Over half price on this great piece of kit + free delivery

The Akai XR20 is loaded with pro-grade, industrial-strength drum, percussion, bass, synth, sound effects, vocal and instrument hit sounds and has the ability to lay them in a groove wherever and whenever you're ready.

Over 700 pre-loaded sounds, and an integrated effects engine for Reverb, EQ and Compression put you in full control of your beat production. A microphone input is even included for mixing vocals with your patterns. Brilliant backlit pads provide visual cues for added beat precision.

The Akai XR20 features sounds of standard and electronic drums, single (one-shot) hits, bass and synth sounds to easily create your maximum mix in minimal time.
Backlit LCD
Bright, glowing, backlit pads that follow the beat
Microphone input and Headphone output
Pattern Play Mode - Different patterns can be triggered from individual pads
Drum Roll / Note Repeat feature for realism and expression
Battery Power capability and AC Adapter

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Great deal!! Thanks for the share!!

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sunnyshahfb

Great deal!! Thanks for the share!!


I thought so but getting some cold votes. £110 off free delivery = cold votes. Crazy :-)
Edited by: "Blue138" 3rd Jan 2015

Hot hot!!

And to think I paid almost a grand for an Akai sampling keyboard in 1987. It had 3 seconds sampling time at max 8bit. The samples were stored on proprietary disks which cost around a tenner each. But it was the nuts back then.

Hot!
Sold mine for more than this to buy an MPC Touch

Good drum machine for the money, got mine off eBay for £60 a little while ago, so good deal for a new one.

mickrick

And to think I paid almost a grand for an Akai sampling keyboard in 1987. … And to think I paid almost a grand for an Akai sampling keyboard in 1987. It had 3 seconds sampling time at max 8bit. The samples were stored on proprietary disks which cost around a tenner each. But it was the nuts back then.



Yeah but didn't you say in 1987 "To think it would have cost me £18,000+ in 1979 to buy a Fairlight CMI sampler" ?

It's technology, everything today will look like a joke 25 years from now. The laptop I'm writing this on, the Plex server I have, the Galaxy S6 phone, all of it will be worthless and what replaces it will be much more powerful, have more features and cost even less in relative terms. I can wait to be honest as it's mind boggling all this tech that already exists. I spend more time figuring out the options I have with it than actively using it. Amazing how used to it you get.

Edited by: "fishmaster" 3rd Jan 2015

Sorry for being thick what actually is this? Is it actually a drum machine or some sort of mixer or controller for other instruments... Just wondering if would be fun to play about with as only 99 quid.

Or you could just play it smart and get an iMPC. But I guess you guys are smarter than silly old me.

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fishmaster

http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/jul08/articles/akaixr20.htm


Thanks for the extra info. It realy is a fascinating piece of kit

Blanco

Or you could just play it smart and get an iMPC. But I guess you guys are … Or you could just play it smart and get an iMPC. But I guess you guys are smarter than silly old me.



Got nothing to do with smarter....you need an iPad, which is how much, for iMPC and a lot of musicians prefer hardware, it's about choice as there is also the MPC Element to consider which is similar.
Edited by: "Likely2" 3rd Jan 2015

I thought this was radio for cottaging alerts

Beat Production Station

For god's sake Akai just call it a bloody drum machine.

Blanco

Or you could just play it smart and get an iMPC. But I guess you guys are … Or you could just play it smart and get an iMPC. But I guess you guys are smarter than silly old me.



Well let's look at this properly. This deal is hardware which was first released in 2008 and is now £99 as you may expect for technology hardware product to drop in price, so this is a fair price for this product. Now let's look at your proposition which is iMPC which is a software product, great it's £4.99, BUT and here's the but it requires hardware to run on, the hardware being an iPad, so this is excellent if you already have an iPad. If you don't have an iPad is it realistically possible to buy one including the cost of iMPC? Sadly no, unless you know a good thief. Silly is in general terms quite relative.

I would add that investing in an iPad offers more in terms of software choice, although these products only work one at a time, so whilst you can adapt the iPad to become various other music devices it can usually only perform that one hardware function at a time.

I think £99 is a reasonable and fair amount for this device. You would have to consider whether a tablet/software combination affords you anything more, that is not so clear.
Edited by: "fishmaster" 3rd Jan 2015

Blue138

I thought so but getting some cold votes. £110 off free delivery = cold … I thought so but getting some cold votes. £110 off free delivery = cold votes. Crazy :-)

I hear ya!

But that's HUKD for you!

I've said it before and I'll say it again, personally I couldn't GAS whether I get heat for a deal, but I do find it strange that when a 'deal' is posted for say half a cucumber @ 29p and that thread is like an inferno for some reason. Gawd only knows why. Probably due to the amount of innuendo/euphemisms that make folk titter.

Post a deal like yours, where someone could potentially save over £100 and on occasion they go sub-zero. At least you've caught light and started to burn bright.:D

No need for one of these myself, but have some heat from me anyway as anything that saves someone 50% of normal price is always a deal in my eyes.

I think some people just vote cold because it's not for them instead of being neutral. But people will be people.
Edited by: "Ripperoo" 3rd Jan 2015

mickrick

And to think I paid almost a grand for an Akai sampling keyboard in 1987. … And to think I paid almost a grand for an Akai sampling keyboard in 1987. It had 3 seconds sampling time at max 8bit. The samples were stored on proprietary disks which cost around a tenner each. But it was the nuts back then.



If only you'd waited!!
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