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Old 22nd January 2018
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Originally Posted by steelyfan View Post
I've been threatening to buy the X simply to have a standalone box with dedicated controls to multitrack stereo audio tracks and do some sampling and experimenting. Even with the 8 track limitation, I saw it as a great way to simplify and I could always mix down and start over with 7 fresh stereo tracks. No problem.

Problem seems that recording an 8-9 minute track multitracking and using all the tracks stresses the machine because of RAM limitations. This information is from users and videos I've seen. Akai would have had my $2200 months ago, it just seems there's a lot of work that needs to be done to get the machine up to "flagship" standards.

BTW, I worked with the Akai DPS24 for years a long with Cubase. The 24 was an amazing machine with top quality build and sounded beautiful. That machine is over 25 years old and had 24 tracks... the Tascam DP32 is $600 and has 32 tracks. If the X is essentially a computer, where's the computer power?
I've read about people who are disappointed by the RAM. For others, like me, mainly using it as a sampler/sequencer, it has plenty of RAM. But in either case this is obviously something they're not going to address in this version of the Live/X (unless they bring in disk streaming). I am hoping this thread is used for suggestions that Akai can possibly take on board right now.