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Akai U400 experiment

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Jazz Ad, Oct 22, 2005.


  1. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    Supposedly a phrase trainer. Low sampling freq (30 kHz) but 35 s length.
    You can start/stop recording with your feet and play over the loop.
    It doesn't allow multiple layers but you can go back to your earlier loop if you don't likethe new one.

    I scored one for cheap on eBay and I'm gonna try it as a cheapo live loop sampler. Might be interesting. :)
    Has anyone tried this already ?
     
  2. it'll be interesting! tell us how you like it!
    btw, what is that Vari-pitch button?
     
  3. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    You can slow down the loop to 2/3 or 1/2 the speed without pitch change. The varipitch can detune the signal accordingly, ie setting it a 5th or an octave lower.
     
  4. i really like that idea of detuning it...i can't tell how you select the interval to detune it though!
     
  5. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Anyway I paid 99 € for it and it's brand new in the box.
    It went for over 200 in shops.
    So it's a really cheap looper solution and even if it doesn't work well I can easily resell it.