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 Akai DPS16 At a Glance  
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arrowReleased: 2000  arrowVersion: 0.00
arrowRated: 5.7/10arrow User reviews: (11)
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Lenti Lenko writes:
The DPS16 is definetly a unit to check out when money and space is at a premium- and get one with the optional fx board for true portability. Keep those software upgrades coming AKAI!!!!

Good Points
Alot of power for the money. Easy to use. Nice interface. Great recording quality. Able to master and back up to compatible CD recorder. 250 virtual tracks.
Bad Points
Effects board a bit 'tame' on certain specialised fx like mastering, guitar and vocal fx. No dedicated libraries for eq and fx settings. No multi-channel digital interface (ADAT or TDIF). Unable to easily mixdown 16 recorded tracks down to 2 tracks inside the DPS16.

 Akai DPS16 Specifications:

Digital IOs:
coaxial SPDIF in and out.
Analog IOs:
8 analogue inputs (balanced), 2 with phantom powered mic pres. Dedicated guitar/bass input.
Midi IOs:
Other IOs:
4 aux sends
Busses/Subgroups: N/A
Aux sends: 4
Max tracks: 16 physical tracks, 250 virtual tracks (freely assignable).
Maximum Resolution:Up to 24 bit, 96k recording.
3 band w/ fully parametric mid range on all mixer channels.
available on fx board.
optional 4 buss multi fx board.
Filetypes supported:
DPS12/12i files.
able to directly burn CD's for mastering and backup with compatible SCSI burner. Optional fx board.

 DPS16 Links
Electronic Musician review

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