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Akai X7000

X7000 (image courtesy of AkaiPro)

Released: 1986

MSRP: $1450


Adds keys and polyphony to the X3700 Architecture Class: Sampler.

Ebay Description:

The Akai X7000 is a 61 key, 6 voice, 12 bit sampler, featuring a programmable analog low pass filter, vibrato, amp release, and MIDI. Sample memory (192kW) can contain up to 6 Waveform, recorded at 4-40kHz. Sample editing includes crossfade, loop, resampling, reverse, and truncate. Waveform can be saved/loaded via a 2.8" Quick Disk drive.


Form Factor Dimensions Weight Audio Input Audio Output Communication Port Control Input Control Output Switch Input Power
61 keys W:1039mm H:110mm D:346mm 14kg mic line mono voice (13P DIN) MIDI: IN OUT THRU no no record trigger sustain wired


Compatibility Multitimbral Memory Program Memory External Storage External Programming UI Input UI Output
S612 S700 X3700 X7000 N/A 32 disk:2.8″ QD MIDI Sysex dedicated buttons LED


Multitimbral Polyphony Unison Architecture
no 6 yes Sample->VCF->VCA


Effects Pan Modulator Volume Modulator Headphone
None no EG MIDI-CC7 Velocity yes


Arpeggiator Arpeggiator External Sequencer Sequencer Memory Sequencer External Continuous Program Change
no no no N/A N/A MIDI Pitch-Wheel Mod-Wheel increment pedal MIDI


Key Pressure Chord Memory External Control External Sustain Key Scaling Velocity Curves
channel (MIDI RX) no MIDI MIDI no 1


Stereo Sample Depth Sample Rate Sample RAM Sample ROM Sample Points Sample Trigger Sample Loop Sample Edit
no 12b 4-40kHz 192kW no 6 pedal 1 resample (half BW) reverse truncate


Name Signal Class Waveform Octave Range Amplitude Modulator Harmonics Modulator Pitch Modulator Wave Assign Modulator
Sample digital 6 N/A no no LFO Pitch-Wheel no


Name Signal Class IC Resonant Shape Frequency Modulator Resonance Modulator Shape Modulator
VCF analog MF6CN? no low pass Velocity no no


Name Level Rate Loop Polarity Trigger Level Modulator Rate Modulator
EG - release no no key no Velocity


Name Waveform Delay Polarity Sync Delay Modulator Level Modulator Rate Modulator
LFO ? yes no no no pressure (MIDI-RX) MIDI-CC1 no
Sampler Models
S612 X3700 X7000 S700 S900 S950 S1000 S1000HD
S1000KB S1000PB S1100