Akai Professional DPS12

DPS12, Digital Multrack-studio from Akai Professional in the DPS series.

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Average Score:4.3( 4.3/5 based on 3 reviews )
 2 reviews67 %
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malor's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Akai Professional DPS12
- What is the connection (analog, numrique, MIDI)?
Connectivity complte: master out in the CAR (not need more I think it is a machine for models mix is ​​supposed to happen inside the limit, we go back a shot multiband compressor output for " inflate a little ") + optical + MIDI + to + send for external processors and SCSI storage. Although sr symtriques jacks in between.

- What is the precision of chantillonage (bits / kHz)?
The converters are good if again we keep in mind the final of the machine. Ct quantization / RESOLUTION 12 DPS works 16bit (20bit output) 32,44.1,48 khz which is just fine.
- What is the storage media used (ZIP, MiniDisc, hard disk ...)?
Jaz 1GB SCSI peripherals or optional (several GB are enough to store dozens of hours of projects)
- What type of sync are supported?

- How many tracks can be registered / read simultanment? ...
8 recording, 12 in reading, note 250 virtual.


- The configuration gnrale Is it easy?
Only the internal effects section requires some head scratching, the rest is intuitive trs. Personally I went from nothing to the DPS 12 and I got into it in an APRS afternoon.
- The usual functions are they easily accessible?
Yes, the screen is very practical and clear menus + cursor keys, shortcuts, wheel = nothing is missing.
- The manual is clear and sufficient? ...
FR 150 pages. in which plunges prcises only for questions or if you want to use functions "shoots".


- The A / D and D / A are transparent?
The converters are sufficient. Is it possible to offer high-end converters trs on a machine whose purpose is to couraging an dmo? It would be a waste or marketing.
Eventually we go back a layer (see features) with an external processor or plugin will be guaranteed a clean heat and sufficient dynamic as well.
For those who require more hours of studio rent, but in the DPS12 crneau I put 10/10.
- Effects and filters are effective?
IDEM and the more one has a wide range of effects (option really necessary) for the settings which is ditable. EQ parameter.
- The dynamic is it respect? ...
The sound is lgrement compress the limit can help.


- How long have you use it?
I RALIS pieces really correct it with an sm58 and a local Drapp.

- What is the particular feature you like best and least?
Solution complte, nomadic (mine is a fly can save repeated from room-indoors).
To make even better as it is possible to make its decision in good conditions
- Have you tried many other models before acqurir?
I found that the equivalent of the silent machines Chres more. If you have an ear and a 12 DPS was all for a clean Submitted.
- How do you report qualitprix?
Honnte. This is a purchase that does not regret.
- With the exprience, you do again this choice? ...
The fingers in the ass

Psychonain's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Akai Professional DPS12
6 entries on Jack symmetric or asymmetric, recording 16 bit 48 khz
12 tracks read, in short it is a very nifty little device to make preparations models, or simply mobile studio to record his ideas


Easy to use you can already use the 12 dps bcp without knowledge,
but its functions are not so bad ...
I use it mainly for the moment as remote noon cubase sx
it also allows me to save the battery and re-injection from the optical input of my Hoontech dsp 24


The effects are digital I use very little
the grain is "akai" we like it or not, I love drums for ...


It's been two years since he follows me and tjs able to adapt a scalable configuration of my studio
at the beginning there was the centerpiece now it complements very nicely the rest ..
The Montmirail Studio11/06/2002

The Montmirail Studio's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Akai Professional DPS12
Jack entered, sync noon spdif out
44.1 Sampling
External SCSI disk storage and backup SCSI drive (plextor) external if updating the bios
I have not a severe lack of output, only one master!


Operation is simple, you can start without reading the doc ...
The functions are accessible via menu and sub menu practices.
The manual is explicit in French.


The converters are trs "smooth", lacking srieusement grain.
The effects are "numriques"
The dynamic is not the most dcoiffante


We use it for 3 years.
I like the rapid implementation over a platform,
I do not like having to choose between a few slices of real legalization or lgre legalization of all ...
I do not like the lack of auxiliary outputs.
I worked with the Yamaha AW4416.
The report quality price is more NEWS seen the other models released since.
It is a good prototyping machine.

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