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Akai Professional DPS24 24-Track Digital Personal Studio

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24 tracks of uncompressed 16/24-bit linear recording at 32/44.1/48/96kHz offer pristine audio quality and maximum flexibility. 46-channel, 20-bus mixer with 100mm touch-sensitive, motorized faders off... Click To Read More About This Product

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24 tracks of uncompressed 16/24-bit linear recording at 32/44.1/48/96kHz offer pristine audio quality and maximum flexibility. 46-channel, 20-bus mixer with 100mm touch-sensitive, motorized faders offers 256 levels of undo/redo, copy, cut, paste, insert, move, and more. Generous complement of dedicated function keys and easy-to-use transport keys. DSP functions include timestretch, pitch shift, BPM match, reverse, and normalize. 100 nameable locate positions per project. I/O includes 8-channel digital plus a 16-channel expansion option with ADAT sync. 24 balanced analog inputs (12 are XLR combo). A Hi-Z guitar input is included on front panel. Balanced inserts are provided on inputs 1-4. 60GB internal drive and CD burner.


  • 24-track hard disk recorder
  • 16/24-bit linear recording with no data compression for artifact-free audio
  • 32/44.1/48/96kHz sampling rates for variable bandwidth
  • 100mm capacitive touch-sensitive motorized faders for professional mix resolution
  • 5-fader bank keys for instant access to all mixer inputs/tracks/groups/sends/returns/MIDI mixer and master outs
  • User bank enables custom mix configurations
  • Dynamics processing (Compressor, Limiter, and Noise Gate)
  • 3-band swept EQ with parametric mid on all mixer inputs
  • 46-channel/20-bus/8-group/8-FX/AUX digital mixer
  • Dynamic and Scene mixer automation with automation saved to project audio
  • Q-Strip gives quick and convenient access to pan and effects/aux sends
  • Q-channel puts an entire channel of controls (pan, EQ, and sends) at your fingertips
  • Collar of LEDs around the control shows each control's position with midpoint LEDs
  • Solo-In-Place: maintains solo stereo integrity
  • 24 dedicated track Record/Edit select keys
  • Main and near-field monitor outputs with A/B switch
  • Studio outputs feed independent monitor mix to artist monitor system
  • 2-track tape/CD input with dedicated console switch
  • Nondestructive realtime Edit Suite features sample-accurate, multichannel, graphic waveform editing and edit clipboard
  • Off-line stereo DSP edit functions include: Phase-coherent Time Stretch, Pitch Shift, BPM Matching, Varispeed, Normalize, and Reverse
  • Multi-levels of undo/redo
  • Up to 256 freely assignable virtual tracks
  • Dedicated transport keys with special edit play keys (play to, play from, play over, and play in/out loop)
  • Hi-Resolution jog/shuttle wheel for multitrack scrubbing
  • Dedicated Q-Link Navigation keys enable instant access
  • 6 Q-Link knobs on LCD Pod provide realtime control and auditioning of effects and other system parameters
  • Autolocator with 100 namable locate points per project
  • External sync to SMPTE (optional) and MIDI timecode
  • 4-channel 56-bit effects processor with 4 mono inputs, 4 stereo outputs, and over 50 realtime effects
  • CD Mastering Suite features:
  • -Built-in CD recorder for master archiving or audio CD burning
  • -Stereo Q-Tracks enable true 24-to-2 mixdown
  • -Stereo Multi-Band Compressor/Limiter/Expander
  • -Dithered bit-reduction and sample-rate conversion enable 16-bit/44.1kHz audio prints from 24-bit/48 or 96kHz masters
  • Archive function enables backup of original multitrack masters across multiple CDs
  • Redbook audio CD assembly
  • 60GB internal IDE HD offers over 5 hours of recording time (24 tracks @ 24-bit/48kHz or 12 tracks @ 24-bit/96kHz)
  • Main features (rear panel):
  • 24 balanced analog inputs (12 x 2 banks) reduce the need for repatching. Bank A uses balanced XLR/jack combo sockets and Bank B uses balanced TRS jacks (banks are channel selectable)
  • Balanced send/return inserts on inputs 1-4. Sends can be used as a channel direct out and the returns enable direct balanced
  • A/D converter connection (DPS mic-pre bypass) for external mic preamps
  • 48V phantom power on inputs 1-4
  • Direct box impedance switching (instrument or mic/line) on input 12
  • Assignable footswitch input can accommodate Alesis LRC„¢ for transport control
  • Multipurpose Light Pipe optical digital audio in/out (standard) switchable 8-channel ADAT or stereo S/PDIF, plus coaxial S/PDIF
  • word clock I/O defaults to send, switchable to receive
  • MIDI in/out/thru receives MTC and MMC and sends MTC, MMC, MIDI clock, and realtime MIDI control data
  • USB ak.Sys port for PC/MAC communication and O/S upgrades
  • PS2 keyboard port for faster project/track/scene/locate point/effects/patch, etc. naming
  • 4 expansion slots for optional interfaces
  • Stereo aux input for external submixer
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