Akai Synthstation 49 iPad Compatible Controller at Winter NAMM 2011
We took a trip to the Akai booth at NAMM to take a look at their new keyboard controller, the Akai Synthstation 49. Thanks to Dan at Akai for allowing us some alone time with the goods.
Transcript:Scott: Alright scott magno DJ madflip back again with UniqueSquared.com. Dan from Akai is about to set it off iPads everything super cool, do everything with an iPad, we had a really, really, good response from our synthstation 25 using an iPhone app 49 keys now with the iPad, Dan show me the magic. Dan: Here is the Akai synthstation 49 iPad compatible it’s got an iPad dock slides right on in 49 key velocity sensitive MIDI controller 9 velocity sensitive MPC style pads, the best part about this here, fully core MIDI compliant ok any application on the app store that has core MIDI compliant already works with it. it also works with our synthstation software this right here is the iPad edition of synthstation this should be available in the next couple weeks, we’ve taken some customer feedback and right here you can pop through the screens real quick right from the top all of the functions for the Synth are available from the page our performance page, all three synths are available at the same time, you got your XY with velocity sensitivity, got 1/4 inches on the back it gives the iPad full professional audio IO also has a USB port works as a MIDI controller for your computer a DAW workstation with a 9in touch screen all for $199 you can’t beat it as. Scott: amazing, amazing and you know Akai, long history of incredible products, all the NPC products really amazing incredible controllers man thank you so much, Synthstation 49 look for it soon, and i want one now i’ll take this one if i can Dan: should be available in june.