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Akai DPS12 Digital Personal Studio (part 5)

Despite a few problem areas the Akai DPS12 is still cute and I still want one.

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Conclusions

Despite a few problem areas the Akai DPS12 is still cute and I still want one. Having twelve tracks rather than the eight available in other units of this type opens up new horizons of recording, and the internal removable-media Jaz drive is a blessing. The performance of the digital mixer is excellent, particularly the EQ. Editing features are to the point and appropriate for a standalone disk recorder. What I would like to see in a software update for the DPS12 would be a proper buss structure with groups you can mix into in the normal way. The problem with occasional clicks at punch-in points also needs attention. Despite these points, I expect the DPS12 to be a great seller for Akai and anyone needing a compact portable studio for home or pro use should give this unit a good close look.

By David Mellor Thursday January 1, 2004
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