The Akai SynthStation 49 (Overview Video)

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In his latest iOS Update, Mitch Gallagher of Sweetwater Sound takes a look at the long-awaited Akai Professional SynthStation 49 – a keyboard controller designed for using with either an iOS device or your computer. The SynthStation 49 comes with the Akai SynthStation app and has an integrated iPad holder on the keyboard itself.

If you’ve used the SynthStation 49, let us know what you think of it!

Akai SynthStation 3.0 For iOS

Akai has released SynthStation 3.0, a major update to their virtual studio for iOS.

Here’s what Akai has to say about the update:

SynthStation v3.0 is all about streamlined workflow. You’ll find a totally refreshed user interface that’s easy to navigate and instinctual to use. Optimized for the larger screen of your iPad, the new UI spreads out the controls, dramatically reduces the need to shuffle through menus, and lays out all the synth parameters on a single screen. The leading music production app just got more powerful.

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Akai Pro SynthStation49 Overview

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This video, via AkaiProVideo, offers an introduction and overview of the Akai Pro SynthStation49.

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iPhone NanoStudio Gets Akai SynthStation 25 Support

Blipinteractive has announced that they are updating NanoStudio to add support for the Akai SynthStation25.

Everything’s pretty well complete, need to do some more final testing and then it’s ready to go in the next update.

When’s the next update you ask? Well I want to include a couple of other things too (such as improved sample interpolation) so it’s probably going to be sent to Apple early next week. Expect it to be available in the app store in approximately 3 weeks time!

NanoStudio is a virtual studio for the iPhone, featuring the Eden synthesizer, trigger pads, sequencer and effects.

Check out our NanoStudio coverage for a preview of the app in action.

Akai SynthStation First Review

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iPad Music Software: VJFranzK – your synthesizer friend and the guy that invented the world’s first iPad keytar DJ thing – takes a detailed look at the Akai SynthStation.

Enjoy the stentorian tones of VJFranzK as he digs into the Akai SynthStation and explains why he thinks it’s going to be one of the most popular synthesizer programs for the iPad.

Note: Currently not native on the iPad. See comment below.

via VJFranzK

Akai SynthStation Now Available

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Akai Professional has released SynthStation (App Store link), a $9.99 music production app for iPhone and iPod touch:

Transform your iPhone into a music production studio. SynthStation transforms your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad into a portable music production studio for mobile music creation. SynthStation gives you three powerful synthesizers for creating and modifying sonic textures used for melodies, chords, and bass lines. Built around Akai Professional’s history in synthesis and drawing on the newest MINIAK synth, SynthStation sounds great and offers wide-ranging sonic flexibility with its virtual analog synthesis.

From the moment you start SynthStation, you’ll know your way around. It is jam-packed with tools to help you create music with the convenience of your touch screen and each section works the way you work. With SynthStation, you can create and save sequences and complete songs. The app contains three different three-oscillator synths and a range of drum kits you can sequence and mix right in the SynthStation. For creating melodic and accompaniment parts, the SynthStation contains an arpeggiator with preset patterns, built-in effects and filters, and an XY touch control interface for expressive control of key parameters.

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