Akai XR20

Drum Machine

  • Over 700 sounds
  • 99 Preset and 99 user patterns
  • Integrated reverb, EQ and compressor
  • Illuminated LCD
  • Mic input: 6.3 mm jack
  • Headphone output
  • 2x 6.3mm mono jack outputs (L/R) + 1 x 6.3 mm stereo jack AUX out
  • 2x Footswitch connectors (1 x start/stop, 1x TAP/A/B/Fill) - footswitch not included!
  • Drum roll/Note repeat function
  • 12 Pads
  • Operates with batteries (6 AA) or with power supply (included)
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  • Groove 1
  • Groove 2
  • Groove 3
  • Groove 4

Further information

Sound Synthesis Sample-based
Pads 12
Effects Yes
Bass Yes
Display Yes
Number of analog outputs 3
Headphone Connector Yes
Mains Operation Yes
Battery Operation Yes

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A complicated drums-machine

aDore, 16.08.2017
The device has excellent sounds but it's difficult to edit a song. I prefer to use it at home, for study, or in the studio. In concerts, it is preferable to use a sampler or other drums-machine.
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Akai xr 20 ..

Benjamin002, 28.02.2010
So I use to build beats normal Reason and FL Studio, I bought the AKAI XR20 additionally, because always wanted to have a "portable beatcenter". Have also just built in the garden NEN beat, so with the battery operation is really great.

The operation is great, I have presented the more complicated, but after about 2 hours of habitation I could already build NEN complete beat with it. The sounds are cool, especially the drums are really "oldschool" and good for hiphop, the synths could have been a little more powerful synthies for technobeats.

What is most exciting is that you can only load one synth at a time. You can play the melody in up to 3 octaves, but not superimpose different synths, very sad. And why you can only get 1 octave up and down, why not 2 for extremely deep and high melodies? Effects such as Compressor Equlizer and Reverb are available, especially at Equ / Com but you could still have more choice.

Overall, I must say the price is the most annoying! I find this device cool but it looks more like "an extra toy for between"! For 100 euros I find the really good, for 300 it is a bit too lean I think ... when I think that an MPC 500 costs only 200euro more and has a lot of functions .. So the thing is in any case usable, however The price unfortunately saddens the overall impression!
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