Released in the late 80s, the XR10 was Akai's first drum machine chock full of processed 80s dance goodness.
The Akai XR-10 Drum Kit is a drum pack based on the vintage XR-10, the first Akai’s non-sampling drum machine featuring 16-bits drum samples with a beautiful aliasing noise, incredibly good for modern, old fashioned productions.
Released in the early nineties, the XR-10 was the first Akai’s non-sampling drum machine, a programmable units equipped with loads of preset rhythms and 65 PCM samples recorded at 16 bits resolution. Designed to deliver professional sounds to the masses, the XR-10 sounds big, full and punchy and, thanks to the subtle amount of aliasing and noise, also nicely rough at the same time. Its samples array is a strong selection of gritty kicks, razor-sharp snares, acoustic gated toms, electro percussions and old school big drums used in loads of New Beat, Synth Pop and Italo Disco records.
Sample pack specs: 9Mb in size, 65 Samples at 24 Bits / 44.1 Khz.
Additional Info: The XR10 is a budget drum machine that was released by Akai in the early nineties. While it is not exactly a contender for the top drum machine ever released, it was a big improvement on Akai’s XE8, both in terms of sounds and operational convenience.