Akai a professional recording equipment manufacturer decided to enter the synth market fairly late in the game. They built some solid products, but nothing really very original that has come to my attention. Still some great sounding analog polyphonics that tend to be fairly affordable now. Their real niche' came in the sampling market though. They produced some impressive rack and keyboard based samplers through the years; many even from the 80's that still find use in pro studio settings today from what I hear.
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Akai professional can be reached at 626-794-0052 and do support some aspects of some products still. Or visit Akai Service.
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