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Akai Professional XR20 Beat Production Station
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A pro-grade, portable beat machine with a bunch of great sounds!

The Akai XR20 is loaded with pro-grade, industrial-strength drum, percussion, bass, synth, sound effects; vocal and instrument hit sounds. Make your own beats with this machine that has the ability to lay percussion and other sound effects in a groove wherever and whenever you're ready, because inspiration can happen anywhere.

Over 700 pre-loaded sounds, and an integrated effects engine for Reverb, EQ and Compression, put you in full control of your beat production. A microphone input is even included for mixing vocals with your patterns. Brilliant backlit pads provide visual cues for added beat precision.

The Akai XR20 also features sounds of standard and electronic drums, single (one-shot) hits, bass and synth sounds to easily create your maximum mix in minimal time.

Akai Professional XR20 Beat Production Station Features:

  • Backlit LCD
    Bright, glowing, backlit pads that follow the beat
    Microphone input and Headphone output
    Pattern Play Mode - Different patterns can be triggered from individual pads
    Drum Roll / Note Repeat feature for realism and expression
    Battery Power capability and AC Adapter

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  • Great Drum Machine

    As reviewed by gristle on 10/7/2009

    Have had this for a while now, used almost every day for the past 6 months or so. Sounds are phenomenal, they are studio quality and very hip hop usable. Very easy to use machine once you spend some time with it. Yea, it's not an MPC and you can't sample any other tracks but it says so right in the description so comparing an mpc to this is useless. Awesome for beginners and great for all users. I would say this is really utilized for hip hop. The one complaint I have is the amount of recording space it has, there should be alot more tracks to use. 99 beats get made quickly. Ok, the synth sucks. The sounds blow in comparison to the drum sounds. The one hits are awesome. I take this thing with me everywhere. Another thing, if the battery gets low the screen will lose the info on it. The XR isn't broken you just need to hook up to the power cord or put fresh batteries in.

    32 of 32 people found this review helpful.
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  • great little drum machine

    As reviewed by Sangre on 2/7/2009

    I bought this little machine to hold me over until I could afford an MPC and it was a great choice. This is a beat production center and you can make decent beats with it but it's really just a great drum machine with a few bass sounds and synths. The bass and synth sounds are limited but the drums are what really make this a good pick-up. The use of the XR20 is like that of a stripped down MPC so when I finally got an MPC, it was even easier to learn it. Now I keep the XR20 around as a companion for my MPC for whenever I need a quick clean drum sound or simple bass. Also, the pads have the musical notes on them and for someone like myself who isn't the most musically inclined, it was a breeze creating a drum track and bass line to jam along with on my guitar.

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  • Awesome Product

    As reviewed by Joshua Yamasaki on 2/15/2012

    I bought a used one from guitar, it came in great shape for being used and I'm totally satisfied. For the price, it does amazing stuff. I don't think enough people realize how easy and fun a drum machine (or MPC) is. All of my skeptical musician type friends have said, "Ok, its actually pretty sweet." To which I of course replied, "Right?" Figuring out how to use it isn't too bad, but your satisfaction will double if you read the manual while first playing around. I've been traveling a lot, and its been great to take everywhere. The option to run on batteries is really nice. I have used Apple's Garage Band a lot in the past and I look forward to adding my drum tracks to my previously made songs. So far I've just recorded my songs (from the xr20) into garage band so I have an MP3 of my work. Also its great for jamming with (guitar or any other instrument). As far as features, it does a lot for being one little machine (EQ, panning, different time signatures..). The only thing I would add, would be to allow more than one synth to play at a time. I cheat by assigning the "1 shot" as all the same sound, and then tuning each pad to a different note so I have at least one full octave+ of a different instrument than the "synth". Essentially you have 3 tracks layered going on, "Drums", "1 Shots" and "Synth". Being able to mute each as you please is really fun and a great way to make beats more exciting. I love a great product and this is a great product.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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