Sunday Synth Jam: DJ Rat Face does a live performance of Forget, which is done entirely on the Akai Miniak synthesizer.
Bïzune has introduced Miniak MIDI Suite, a pair of application for the new AKAI Miniak synthesizer.
They call it “the first ever Softmod for a musical instrument”, because Bïzune’s Miniak Suite adds control features and modulation sources not available on the hardware itself:
- The Minizune parameter editor – Operating as a standalone PC application or VSTi Plugin, it provides control of the Miniak’s parameters with an attractive and inspiring interface. The MIDI Learn feature enables convenient integration and assignment of external MIDI controllers and the parameters can be automated from a VST Host.
- The Groove-Mod rhythm sequencer transforms the Miniak into a full featured virtual analog drum machine. Rhythms can be programmed on the step sequencers and then recorded into the Miniak’s sequencer for standalone playback. Mute buttons and virtual sliders are provided for effortless mixing of each drum sequence. In addition to the percussion voices, four reversible modulation sequencers can be programmed for unusual morphing beats.
The Minizune Editor and Miniak Groove-Mod are available $33 USD individually or $50 USD for both programs.
Akai Professional has announced that the Akai Miniak is now available.
The Miniak combines Akai’s control surface with Alesis’ synth engine.
The Miniak lets you create programs with up to eight multi-timbral voices, each with three oscillators. You can create complex 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.
The MINIAK is available from musical instrument and professional audio retailers and has a U.S. Retail Price of $699.00 with an estimated street price of $499.00.
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