Tag: Akai

  • Akai Professional’s XR20 Beat Production Station

    It might not be as orgasmic as playing real drums, but making beats on a drum machine is still a shitload of fun. With Akai’s new XR20, you can even take the shitload of fun on the road. It’s billed as a “portable beat production station” loaded with 700 sounds geared toward R&B and hip-hop beats. Other key features of the XR20 include:

    • 99 preset patterns and 99 user patterns
    • Backlit LCD
    • Bright, glowing, backlit pads that follow the beat
    • Microphone input and headphone output
    • Pattern Play Mode (different patterns can be triggered from individual pads)
    • Drum Roll/Note Repeat feature
    • $499 MSRP