quoted from KSS (Harmony Central)
"You will soon see this is no Joke.....
Yes we are the Beat Kangz and no this is no DR 880. It will have 4 times the memory of an MPC 5000, more preset sounds than a roland Fantom. More drum kits or preset beats than any drum machine in history. Yeah only midi in and out but umm..... USB IN AND OUT used in some interesting ways. Yes only 16 tracks but each kit has 8 banks and you dont have to separate your drums on separate tracks anymore since you will be able to mute and solo pads..... so really each pad in a bank is a track so whats 13pads x 8banks per kit x 16 tracks? 1664 i think
2 headphone jacks...
built in Battery for mobile use...
No need for allot of outputs. USB 2.0 is pretty powerful these days and can carry allot of audio....
No more loading your samples into Ram. Everything on the SD's is availible in realtime..... So are all your kits and patterns. Upto 16gigs in each slot and as soon as the new 32gig cards and drivers come out we'll ad support for that too. So that would be 64gigs on SD cards
Tempo sync Delay, Mastering, Reverb, Filters and tons of other weird FX
Also we plan to open our FX section to 3rd party developers so sky is the limit. Can you say VST
Perfect integration with mac or PC.
Custom Paint. Any Color LED's, Custom Grillz
Did i mention that each pad can have 16 layers with independent pitch, cut off res, pan, velocity, vol and a single pad can be spread across a whole keyboard with Loop points so you can sample synths strings or anything and turn it into multi layered patches.
Tons more feautures that will make you piss your pants but i'll tell ya later.
Has Akai been very responsive to your requests for features and updates?
We plan to be open to your ideas...... We are not a huge corporate venture we just have a really good team.
Not trying to be cocky but you dont even know the hell we went through to make this happen. Try to make a beat machine from scratch.... It aint easy and the industry is filled with crooks and thieves who thrive off the ideas of young inventors.
Our Machine will be Working at Namm so come check it out close to the roland booth.
And if you got a problem with tha KANGZ "xoeo" come down to tha south and let us put you up on Thangz Beat kangz Electronics
prez of tha KANGZ makers of them Thangz"
These guys are serious...