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Akai XE8 Drum Box

Review | Sound On Sound, Dec 1988

Remove the sequencing facilities from your drum machine and what do you get? A damned good idea for a new product that's what! Paul Ireson checks out Akai's 16-bit sampled drum box - the perfect companion for your sequencer.

Akai XE8 MIDI Drum Expander

Review | Music Technology, Apr 1989

As the sequencer comes of age, the role of the drum machine is brought into question: why have a sequencer in your drum box if there's already one in your computer? Simon Trask investigates what may be the next step for the beat box.

 

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