The Z4 and Z8 are the world's first 24-bit/96kHz dedicated hardware-based samplers! Designed for professional audio production at a reasonable cost, the Z Series samplers offer all of the advantages of dedicated hardware, plus the interface power of ak.Sys. PC/Mac Control and Networking Software.
The Akai Professional Z4 and Z8 samplers are a completely new generation that eclipse the legacy of the legendary S Series samplers and surpass the requirements of a new generation of studio and live sampling applications.
The heart of the new Z Series is our new Z-96 LSI sampling engine coupled with a high-performance Intel CPU. This combination provides ultra-fast audio processing with up to 8 real-time controllers and 24-bit audio resolution with sample rates up to 96 kHz.
A few feathers of the Z8 : Q-Link for real-time controller/modulation 2-pole x3 Multi Mode filter, maximal 36 dB/oct. with resonation New 24bit/96kHz 4 channel FX-processor*
USB for remote/editing from PC/Mac™ and use of harddisk- and cdrom drives and other USB hardware.
Dubbel independent LFO's with extern midi klok Balanced i/o 24bit/96kHz A/D en D/A conversion Support of 16- en 24 bit data in the same time Program compatible with AKAI S5000/S6000 & MPC4000
*(IB-48P & IB-4ADT Can not be installed at same time)