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Arrow New: Akai MPK88, Akai MPD18 and Akai MINIAK Compact Vocoding Synth

Just saw on GEARWIRE that AKAI has some new products:

Here is what they wrote about the MINIAK:

"Developed in conjunction with Alesis (they share a parent company), the MINIAK likely began life as the next generation of the Alesis Micron, a compact synth that never got the attention of, but in many ways was superior to, the original MicroKORG. Branded as an Akai product, the MINIAK shares name-association with the legendary MPC, a name and a concept that has continued basically unsullied for the past 20-plus years.

The MINIAK enables users to create programs with up to eight multi-timbral voices, each with three oscillators. The user can create interesting and unique sounds and take advantage of the synthesizer’s more-than-600 preset sounds. Users can create complex and refined sounds using the MINIAK’s two multimode filters, three envelope generators, two LFOs, stereo effects and 40-band vocoder with gooseneck microphone. The MINIAK also has a comprehensive sequencer with step and dynamic real time phrase sequencing, a drum machine/rhythm sequencer and an arpeggiator."



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Akai MPK88, Akai MPD18

MINIAK likely began life as the next generation of the Alesis Micron, a compact synth that never got the attention of, but in many ways was superior to, the original MicroKORG. Branded as an Akai product, the MINIAK shares name-association with the legendary MPC, a name and a concept that has continued basically unsullied for the past 20-plus years." target="_blank" rel="nofollow" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://Developed in conjunction with Alesis (they share a parent company), the MINIAK likely began life as the next generation of the Alesis Micron, a compact synth that never got the attention of, but in many ways was superior to, the original MicroKORG. Branded as an Akai product, the MINIAK shares name-association with the legendary MPC, a name and a concept that has continued basically unsullied for the past 20-plus years.');">Akai-IRJDSUNE9932123321222xxeww-MINIAK

Anybody has more info? They look interesting.
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MPK88 looks like a winner to me! Production centre indeed. Also little pads look great I would never use the encoders and faders on the 24 or 32.

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Akai MINIAP = Alesis Micron
just a new skin i thinktutt
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Akai MINIAP = Alesis Micron
just a new skin i thinktutt
Did the Micron have a Vocoder / mic?
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Did the Micron have a Vocoder / mic?
not build-in mic but micron did have a mic in and vocoder
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Akai MINIAP = Alesis Micron
just a new skin i thinktutt
If this's got Mpk keybed and chassis,it's a step on and a welcoming upgrade.
With mic included and a better interface can give a second opportunity to an underrated great live synth,for me they can even call it Micron II,I don't matter at all.
I mean,a good little 37 note synth with good action and a bunch of great patches to put on a rhodes or a hammond for live use,it'd be better than the old and new Xl Mikrokorg,let's wait for the right price!

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