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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Audio Examples

 
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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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useful for sketching out ideas
Fraspro, 04.05.2018
As a drum machine it's very basic but i consider it as a good starting point. In terms of sounds it is heavily addressed to hip hop and R&B and being a closed system i strongly recommend to check out if you like the on board sounds or not.
-Pattern programming is very easy and fun and it's probably the strongest feature on the XR20.
- Performing live is less satisfying because of the inconsistency of the velocity which is probably the worst downside of the machine. It doesn't matter how hard i try i always end up triggering maximum velocity.
-The pads feels really good and although the velocity issue i have lot of fun finger drumming on it.
-In the studio i personally use it with Ableton Live and having the XR20 in sync with it it's easy and works fine.
i personally use it for sketching ideas or jamming and i find it perfect for these tasks.
In terms of production it's not the machine you may feel thrilled to feature in every song but something good can come up if used well.
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Very complicated to program
Peter Tamas, 03.05.2019
It would be a great drum machine if it haven’t been so difficult to program and edit patterns .
It’s also a bit complicated to customize your drum sounds.
But if you get used to it you can get great sounds of it.
It’s also great to have several outputs for different signals. For example you can send the snare and bass drum on the Aux 1-2 outputs and the rest of the drum kit on the main out.
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