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akai announces $200 analog drum and bassline machine

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heh yeah that demo is kinda terrible.

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bad demo

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that's an official anti-clap, that is...

 

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sounds like rubber duck

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If you think that sounds bad, you should have heard the Soundcloud demo one of the Akai guys posted a few days ago (since removed).

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it'd probably be alright if they got someone who actually knew what they were doing to do the demo.

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it'd probably be alright if they got someone who actually knew what they were doing to do the demo.

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boring demo. this looks like akai wanted to build their own monotribe. the machine is also way smaller than i thought.

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Here's a demo:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vh56cEx2r2o

 

I used to be excited for this box...

looks/sounds so cheap

 

why the hell making something that cheap, why not making a better one costing something like 400$

it'd be a real innovation and chance for some bedroom producers and beginners, even to 600$, it's still affordable for a hardware gear

 

this is insulting the hardware/software debate

i like akai keybords, and mpds, i use them a lot,

but this stuff, i'll never buy this, even for 50$

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let's wait and see what happens before we just to conclusions based off these vids

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on listening back to it a few times, i do actually quite like the kick and hi hats.

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The demos never tell the whole story. Though admittedly this has sounded too good to be true all along. I will reserve judgement for now...but...ugh...if it turns out this demo pretty much represents what one can get out of the Rhythm Wolf, Akai won't be getting any of my dollars. At that price point/sound quality you'd be 1,000% better off with some Volcas. (Not knocking the Volcas, the Keys is quite a fun box for what it is...)

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How not to do a demo video. The tuning scale of the bass is completely off though, how didn't anyone at Akai notice before putting this off?

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that demo just un-sold this product to me.

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Was interested but too gimmicky

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They should've just made a new $200 MPC.

 

 

edit: Seriously, they could make such a badass little sampler at this point

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It sounds bad. And not in the Jackson / Jones sense of the word.

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AHAHAHA..... Aha... This demo is ridiculous. How to sell a cheap guitar? Get someone who can jam on guitar to make it sound amazing. How to sell a drum machine? Get someone who can rock that shit, who has actually done it for months/years on end with other drum machines for their own music.

 

Because sonically, a lot can be fixed by running this through an overdrive pedal (and adding reverb).

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on a side not i think the mpx16 looks pretty cool.

http://www.akaipro.com/tradeshow/messe2014/img/web/MPX16_ortho_1200x750_web.jpg

 

yeah i've been eyeing one of these. seems like they'd be quite fun

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looks balls, the synth seems like it hasnt got enough control to get much out of it, maybe cool for live use.. or not

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I read a post from a dealer saying the AKAI rep was absolutely over the moon with the order they placed for the Wolf, with all the pre-orders included.

 

Wonder if those early-birds are now regretting their eagerness :)

 

I doubt the order would have been so healthy had the audio demo been released before now.

 

Having said that though, did anyone really expect anything more than what is on offer? Its analog with really limited controls (judging by the amount of knobs) so it sounds exactly as limited as I expected. Those little MFB drum synths are the same - really basic analog drum sounds and about the same price.

 

Like already said, put out something 'analog' and the modern electronic muso's loose their heads.

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