4 AAA batteries
Safety Instructions & Warranty Information Booklet
REAR PANEL OVERVIEW
POWER INPUT – Connect a 6V
DC – 1A power adapter (center
pin positive, 2.1mm pin diameter,
included) to this jack then into an electrical outlet. Alternatively, you can power SynthStation 25 with 4 AAA batteries
(inserted into the battery compartment underneath the unit) or via the USB PORT on the side of the unit with a standard
mini-USB cable (not included) connected to your computer. However, using a power adapter will let you charge your
or iPod touch
MINI-USB PORT – Plug a standard mini-USB cable (not included) into this port and into the USB port of your computer.
The computer's USB port will provide power to SynthStation 25. When connected to your Mac or PC, SynthStation 25
can be used as a USB-MIDI controller. SynthStation 25 is class-compliant, so it is "plug-and-play" – no separate driver
installation is necessary.
POWER SWITCH – Turns SynthStation 25 on or off.
MASTER VOLUME – Adjusts the volume of the MAIN OUTPUTS and HEADPHONE OUTPUT. This master output
includes iPhone or iPod touch playback.
HEADPHONE OUTPUT – Connect 1/8" stereo headphones to this output. You can adjust level of this output with the
MASTER VOLUME knob.
MAIN OUTPUTS – Connect a speaker system or other output device to these outputs using the included stereo RCA
cable. Adjust the level of these outputs with the MASTER VOLUME knob.
TOP PANEL OVERVIEW
DOCK – Connect your iPhone or
iPod touch here. Gently rock the
device back and forth over the
keyboard is velocity-sensitive and, in
conjunction with the OCTAVE –/+
buttons, can control an eight-octave
Note: Your performance on the
KEYBOARD is independent from the
keyboard shown on the Perform
SynthStation Studio and the two-
octave KEYBOARD on SynthStation
PITCH BEND WHEEL – Transmits MIDI Pitch Bend information to raise or lower the pitch of the KEYBOARD
MOD WHEEL – Transmits continuous controller data (CC #1 or
OCTAVE –/+ – These buttons can be used to shift the KEYBOARD's
range up or down three octaves in either direction allowing for an
eight-octave range. When you are higher or lower than the center
octaves, the corresponding OCTAVE button will light. To return the
KEYBOARD to the center octaves, press both OCTAVE buttons
PROGRAM –/+ – These buttons can be used to change the Program
(the set of Sounds in SynthStation Studio).
DRUM / SYNTH – These buttons select one of three Synth parts or the Drum part for performance in SynthStation
Studio. The KEYBOARD will play the sounds of the selected part.
* while using SynthStation 25.
* iPhone and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
The app, Akai SynthStation Studio, is not
included. To purchase it, go to the iTunes
App Store and search for "SynthStation
Note for Gen 1 (original) iPhone users:
When using SynthStation 25, use the
following steps to connect your iPhone:
put your iPhone in Airplane Mode, turn on
SynthStation 25, then lastly, connect your
iPhone to the dock. You are now ready to
use SynthStation 25.