Akai Professional SynthStation25 (No Longer Available)
Dedicated 25-key Controller Keyboard with Built-in iPod Dock for use with Akai Synth Station iPhone/iPod Touch App (sold separately through the Apple App Store)
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Turn your iPhone or iPod Touch into a Synth Workstation!The SynthStation system from Akai Professional marks a new age of synthesizer technology. By taking advantage of the processing power of your Apple iPhone or iPod Touch, Akai's SynthStation gives you a 25-key synth workstation that you can take anywhere. SynthStation is a 2-part system. It's a high-power synthesizer application for the iPhone or iPod touch (sold separately through the Apple App Store). This app gives you three different synth engines, from drums to leads and basses that take full advantage of Akai's virtual analog synthesis. But that's just the beginning — SynthStation also gives you a set of powerful built-in effects, an awesome arpeggiator engine, a range of filters, an XY controller, and a full sequencer.
On the go? no problem! You can program sounds, sequence beats, and write entire songs with just your iPhone or iPod Touch by using the SynthStation app on its own. Tap out melodies on its on-screen 25-key keyboard, or lay out beat using its MPC-style pad display. You can get your whole set ready while you're on the bus, on break, or in between classes — then take the SynthStation25 with your gig or party and perform your creations live. When you're hooked into the SynthStation25, you also get a pitch wheel and a mod wheel, as well as octave buttons, sound-bank navigation buttons, and a set of stereo RCA and headphone outputs. And onboard USB gives you the power to use your SynthStation rig as a flexible MIDI controller or as a sound module for your favorite DAW software.
Akai Professional SynthStation Hybrid App and Keyboard Controller Features at a Glance:
Take control of your iPod Touch or iPhone's creative potential with the SynthStation system form Akai Professional!
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by Max Coyotey from Central Coast, CAI'm always looking to make my studio more portable, but after selling my macbook to get an imac, that became impossible. Until now. I kill 2 birds with this little thing. It's my controller for ... read more [+]my home Digital Audio Workstation and now, it's my portable workstation. Word to the wise. Don't rely on the Akai synthstation app if you're serious about composing on this thing. Must fork out $20 to get Nanostudio. You won't be disappointed. close [-]
January 9, 2012
Music Background: Licensed composer, songwriter, producer
Perfect for what I need
by Alex Dickson from Lawton, OK USAHonestly this is the best tiny piece of equipment I've ever played with. My brother used to own some equipment but none as cool as this... I really like it's compact design, makes it quick and easy fo... read more [+]r me to find the Chords that sound good to my VSTi's in FL Studio. close [-]
May 27, 2011
Music Background: Hobbyist.
Hope they make a 37 or 49 key Synthstation.
by Ali Martin from Atlanta Ga.This thing is amazing with nanostudio. There is no other portable rig out there that can touch this. I travel allot and am always on and off a plane. So far I'v made 73 tracks above 30,000 ft. If you ... read more [+]use nanostudio you can import your favorite samples to a folder and use them MPC like or in one of the four synths plus you re-sample any sound or pattern you create. The synthstation 25 allows full control of the app. If they come out with a 37 or 49 key with audio and peddle inputs there wont be a keyboard synth that can touch this. Just got an I pod 4th gen and it works good with fewer glitches then my ipod 3rd gen how ever you will need to find something to put behind it as the 4th gen is super thin. I cut the strip that comes with the synthstation in half glued one side to the other and it supported it well. Thanks Akai this product is what I'v been looking for for years. Now please make the next one with audio inputs for sampling 37 keys and make an app thats more like nanostudio with more tracks and ill bye it before it hit shelf's. close [-]
January 9, 2011
Music Background: Producer, Pro Musician, Hobbyist
Akai professional synthstation 25
by Genaro Ramirez from Los Angeles, CA USAthe Akai synthstation 25 is excellent for composing electronic music you just hook up you iphone with Akai app and this 25 key controller becomes a full range music sequencing tool and the audio sound... read more [+]s great too. close [-]
January 10, 2012
Music Background: Recording Engineer
by: Brian Rick
I bought the Akai Professional SynthStation25 out of pure curiosity. I saw that the SynthStation25 was... read more »
Johlene, Richmond, KY