Note: The Z4 is currently the standard spec model. There are no FX boards or expanded memory.
The Akai Z4 is the world's first 24bit/96kHz hardware based sampler. Designed for professional audio production, the Z series samplers offer all the advantages of dedicated hardware plus the interface power of ak.Sys PC/Mac control and networking software. Features:
24-bit/96kHz operation (*) Q-Link knobs for realtime performance control Automation of commonly performed sampling functions such as normalise and sample assignment 36/6-pole resonant filter types with special 'Triple' mode New 24bit/96kHz 4-channel effects processor (**) Quick FX for rapid sound manipulation (**) Capacity for up to 512Mb on board SDRAM using off-the-shelf memory USB host/slave connection - use off-the-shelf USB keyboards for easier naming and USB drives ak.Sys software for computer control over USB 64-voice polyphony Dual independent LFOs with internal and external modulation control and MIDI clock sync Balanced analogue I/Os providing full 24bit/96kHz A/D
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The Akai Z4 has been developed using the undisputed skills of Akai's worldwide engineering teams in tandem and the result is a super-sampler with the heritage of the "S" series but incorporating operational features from the unique "MPC" range and effects from the highly acclaimed DPS16.