Akai Professional has announced it is now shipping the MINIAK, a virtual-analog synthesizer with vocoder developed in partnership with Alesis.

The MINIAK brings together Akai Professional’s excellent control feel with powerful DSP sound-generation technology.

The MINIAK is a perfect synthesizer for producers in the studio and live performers on stage because, while it is extremely compact and portable, it is also a powerful instrument for creating sounds for performance and production.

MINIAK features

  • Eight voices, each with three oscillators.
  • Up to eight multi-timbral parts with stereo effects and 40-band vocoder.
  • Two multi-mode filters, three envelope generators, two LFOs, sample and hold, tracking generator.
  • Dynamic real-time and step sequencers, arpeggiator, and drum machine/rhythm sequencer.
  • Stereo bus effects including reverbs and delays.
  • 24-bit 1/4″ balanced stereo analog outputs and inputs.
  • 37-key synth-action keyboard with velocity sensitivity.
  • More than 600 preset sounds.
  • Sound banks: bass, lead, pad, string, brass, keys, comp, drum, SFX.

The MINIAK is now available for purchase for a U.S. retail price of $699 USD, with an estimated street price of $499 USD.

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