If you had two stylish turntables of the night and a mixer this Akai 16 remix is the ideal addon as the third replacement turntable because it dose everything a third stylish turntable can do.
It runs like a pro tools drum machine and a real time simple sampler in a sense. This Akai 16 remix incorporates some nice functions - one of the main features is you can digitally scratch with it, which is great.
It's very user friendly once you’ve gone through the documentation manual. Its got 16 key pads on it and Akai 16 samples adjustable rate as high as 32khz at the top end, 4 track sequencer, you can load up your own sample types while you are Djing, the unit will upload onto a computer disk so you can prepare it all before you play in the entertainment club which is very handy, it can loop and can trim. This is A good piece of kit all round.
I like the 8-voice polyphony sound, triggering pads, tap tempo to the beat of a drum, and smoother cross faders most useful features.
You can make a good dance tune on the Akai 16 and you can mix with it as well.
You could take two of these Akai 16 remix units and a djing mixer to the house night club, instead of a big box of vinyl plus cds with a table of records and two 1210 decks, because you can store all the best tunes ever on disk beforehand.
I also like that idea don't you?
You can have all your loops on it and could mix with both of them. That is hi-tech DJ'ing. What Akai has done is built a sampler for a DJ where as other Akai samplers have been more geared towards the musician in the studio. It's a big seller on the dance floor for the DJ.