The XR20 is a fairly straightforward little drum machine/music production station from Akai that is targeted at those of you in the Hip-Hop fraternity. It boasts a set of velocity and pressure sensitive pads that are clear descendants of the classic MPC range that make it intuitive and fun to use plus a set of cracking sounds from Chronic Music that range from beats to vocal hits and everything in between. If you are looking for an easy to use music production station and make R&B, Hip-Hop or just like the sounds that those guys use then this could be the very thing you've been looking for.
The XR20 is pretty amazing value for money. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned pro the XR20 is perfect for creating beats in an instant in an intuitive and expressive way. Like we said, it's mainly for the Hip-Hop/R&B crowd although we have it on good authority that Robert Hood's been using one in has current live show so, the minimal techno set might well get some use out of it too!