Course curriculum

  • 1
    An Introduction To The Akai S950 Manual
    • Why An Akai S950 Beginners Manual?
  • 2
    Chapter #1 The Layout of the Akai S-950
    • Rack Ears For The Akai S-950
    • The Front Panel Starting With The Disk Drive Area
    • The Number Pad Area
    • The Control Knob & Audio Inputs
    • The Back Panel
    • Test What You've Learned So Far
  • 3
    Chapter #2 S-950 Sample Architecture
    • The Akai S-950's Sample Architechture
    • How Do You Play the Akai S-950?
    • Test What You've Learned So Far
  • 4
    Chapter #3 The S-950's Eight Operation Modes
    • The S-950's Main Menu Pages
    • Test What You've Learned So Far
  • 5
    Chapter #4 The Akai S-950's Play Menu
    • The Play Menu
  • 6
    Chapter #5 The Akai S-950's Record Menu
    • Name Of Sample To Be Recorded
    • Name Of Sample To Be Monitored
    • Audio Source
    • Audio Bandwitdth
    • Recording Time
    • Pitch Of Sound Being Recorded
    • Start Sampling With
    • Test What You've Leard So Far
  • 7
    Chapter #6 The Akai S-950's Edit Samples Menu
    • 01 - Edit Sample Name
    • 02 - Select Program Monitor
    • 03 - Loudness - Note Number & Pitch Fine Tune
    • 04 - Replay Mode
    • 05 - Sample Direction
    • 06 - Sample Start Time Setting
    • 07 - Sample End Point Time Setting
    • 08 - Sample Looping Setting
    • 09 - Sample Crossfade Loop
    • 10 - Resampling & Truncation
    • 11 - Sample Splice & X-Fade
    • 12 - Splice Crossfade Time
    • 13 - Sample Splice Order
    • 14 - Timestretching
    • Test What You've Learned So Far
  • 8
    Chapter #7 The Akai S-950's Edit Program Menu
    • 01 - Edit Program Name
    • 02 - MIDI Program - Key Loudness & Positional Crossfade Settings
    • 03 - Keygroup Select
    • 04 - Velocity Threshold Setting
    • 05 - Soft Sample Note Range
    • 06 - Loudness - Filter - Transpose & Fine Tuning
    • 07 - Loud Sample Note Range
    • 08 - Loud Sample - Loudness - Filter - Transpose & Fine Tuning
    • 09 - Voltage Control Filter (VCF) Settings
    • 10 - Amplitude Envelope (ENV) Settings
    • 11 - Keygroup Velocity Parameters
    • 12 - The Warp Feature
    • 13 - LFO Parameters
    • 14 - LFO Depth Modulation Control
    • 15 - Keyfilter - Constant Pitch & One Shot Mode
    • 16 - Assigning Program MIDI Channels
    • 17 - Assigning Individual Audio Outputs
    • Test What You've Learned So Far
  • 9
    Chapter #8 The Akai S-950's MIDI Functions Menu
    • 01 - MIDI Channel & OMNI Mode Setup
    • 02 - MIDI Test Display
    • 03 - MIDI Receive Monitor
    • 04 - MIDI Program Change
    • 05 - MIDI RS232 Settings
  • 10
    Chapter #9 The Akai S-950's Utility Menu
    • 01- ME35T Audio Trigger To MIDI Unit
    • 02- Input MIDI - PItch - OnTime & V-Curve
    • 03 - Input - Capture Time & Recovery Time
    • 04 - Input Gain Trigger Threshold
  • 11
    Chapter #10 The Akai S-950's Disk Menu
    • 01 - Volume Selection & Renameing
    • 02 - Clear Memory & Load Disk
    • 03 - Load Program
    • 04 - Load Sample
    • 05 - Clear Volume & Save Entire Memory
    • 06 - Save Program
    • 07 - Save Sample
    • 08 - Erase Sample/Program From Disk
    • 09 - Format Disk
    • 10 - Load/Save Drum Settings
    • 11 - Loading MIDI Program Changes
    • 12 - Park Hard Disk
  • 12
    Chapter #11 The Akai S-950's Master Tune Menu
    • Master Tune - The Easiest Of Them All
  • 13
    Chapter #12 A Casual Walkthrough With The Akai S-950
    • S-950 Casual Walthrough
    • Akai S-950 Closing Notes
  • 14
    Chapter #13 Manual Update 1.1
    • Update 1.1 Introduction
    • S-950 Timestretching - An Expanded Look
    • Timestretching A Practical Walkthrough
    • Sample Splicing Recapitulation
    • Sample Splicing On The Akai S-950 A Practical Look
    • Velocity Layering Recapitulation
    • Velocity Layering A Practical Look
    • Envelope Modulation Recapitulation
    • Envelope Modulation A Practical Look
  • 15
    Appendix 1.1.1
    • Record/Playback Trigger Input Functionality
    • A Practical Walkthrouh of the Record/Playback Trigger Input