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:
- Combination iPhone/iPod Touch app (sold separately through the Apple App Store) and 25-key controller for ultimate flexibility
- iPhone/iPod docks into the SynthStation25 keyboard controller for a large, touchscreen display
- Velocity-sensitive, synth-action keys for expressive performance
- Pitch and mod wheels, plus octave +/- and sound-bank buttons
- Stereo RCA line outputs and headphone jack when docked
- USB/MIDI for virtually any MIDI music software or MIDI hardware
- SynthStation app contains three different three-oscillator synths and a range of drum kits
- Sequence and mix right in the SynthStation
- Arpeggiator with preset patterns, plus built-in effects and filters
- XY control interface for expressive control of key parameters
- Confirmed compatibility with iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, , iPhone 3G, and iPod touch (up to 4th generation)