Akai X3700

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The X3700 is a funny little instrument. It's like a Roland SH-101 in its minimal layout, size and shape. But this is no synth, it's a mini sampler! The X3700 is a compact and lightweight 4-voice keyboard sampler with the same storage and sampler specifications as the bigger and better X7000. The X3700 is a lo-fi, 12-bit sampler with variable sampling rates from 4 to 40kHz. It has a very limited 128KB of RAM for storing only a few seconds worth of samples. Basic sample editing functions including looping, auto-looping, truncating, re-sampling capabilities, tuning and so on are available. The keyboard can be split, but offers no performance controllers and only eighteen push-buttons for editing, looping and triggering the samples. It has a 2.8" disk drive built-in for storing samples and to load samples. It will load your own samples as well as sample libraries for Akai's S-612, S-700 and X7000. Simply put this is an old, simplified, straight forward entry-level sampler.

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  • The link above will take you to an eBay search for this synth to see active listings. If you don't find it there, try looking in our forum marketplace or post a wanted classified.
  • Specifications
  • Polyphony - 4 voices
  • Sampler - 12-bit linear, 4kHz - 40kHz variable sampling rates ( seconds)
  • VCA - Release Time Control (Decay)
  • Effects - None
  • Arpeg/Seq - None
  • Keyboard - 37 notes
  • Storage - 128K internal RAM (8 seconds at 4kHz); 2.8" Quick Disk (QD) External storage
  • Control - MIDI
  • Date Produced - 1986
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