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Akai unveils Rhythm Wolf - analog drum machine and bass synth Drum Machines & Samplers
Old 11th March 2014
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but FWIW if it can make you feel better i'm a LOT more interested in TR-8 then this Wolf thing in case that wasn't clear
I'm a sucker for drum machines and I think Akai will do OK with this price point.

I used to own the Akai xr-20 and thought it was quite good and the whole company is owned by Numark industries which also has Alesis
and has a bit of pedigree with huge sellers like AR-16/18 drum machines.

Being analogue I expect the Wolfie to do well enough for Akai.

P.S Anyone got a snickers to help with my emotions

Cheers
Old 11th March 2014
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Simon …can't you read between the lines and detect my sarcasm.
I'm wondering how big it is, any guesses? 12 inches maybe? More?

I like the look of it. It could have been nicer black and red like someone mentioned earlier, but the wood sides are great and it looks better than my tr-626
Old 11th March 2014
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Nooooooooooooooooo! I just bought an MFB522 :(

Waiting to hear the demos, and especially interested in the MIDI implementation of this thing.. Hoping it's going to be CC-automatable!

(Aira fanboys, get over it.. "Roland is a f*n joke"TM)

But Y no booty claps?
I woudlnt worry too much until you hear the demos...the 522 is good...
Old 11th March 2014
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Lol, please someone call the whaaambulance, you thought you could be friends, but if you won't have the same toy to play with, it's all gonna fall to pieces
Geez.. sorry we don't have the same sense of humour or is that brain tumour.

Cheers
Old 11th March 2014
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I'm wondering how big it is, any guesses? 12 inches maybe? More?
I'm guessing about 280 mm in metric.

But 12 inches is a good foot.

Cheers
Old 11th March 2014
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Somehow I got this feeling that they invented the whole "wolf" thing just to explain why their distortion circuit sounds like ****.
Old 11th March 2014
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havent really heard any drum machines where i really like the sound of the kick, 909 close enough but a bit too midrangey, prefer more "thumpy" - if this has a nice sounding kick to my ears it could be my first drum machine, lets see.........
Old 11th March 2014
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I'm wondering how big it is
Aren't you always ?

I'm not sure it'll be enough to keep you satisfied .
It doesn't look as big and manly as a Tr-909 or MPC60.
Old 11th March 2014
  #339
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I personally thought the Volca series sounded cheap and toyish.

For me it was a lesson that analog does not always mean great sound.

Having said that... I am totally interested in hearing this machine...
Old 11th March 2014
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Nooooooooooooooooo! I just bought an MFB522 :(
the 522 is awesome and you will be glad having the really solid clap on the MFB which the Aki doesnt have :P
Old 11th March 2014
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Sorry Akai, 5 yrs late with the wolf.
and I always thought hipsters were into the Microkorg!?

Old 11th March 2014
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Aren't you always ?

I'm not sure it'll be enough to keep you satisfied .
It doesn't look as big and manly as a Tr-909 or MPC60.
Lolz , you're like a mind reader.

In this rare case I was hoping it was small enough to squeeze into the two inch gap between my Sub phatty and Mopho X4, but I think I'm out of luck. I swear, I need a tardas.
Old 11th March 2014
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[QUOTE=Seccione;9929505][QUOTE=xanax;9929500]exactly, which is why a TR-808 / 909 / 303 re-issue by the original manufacturer with the retro logo will get them way more hyped then Akai (a brand never really known for analog anything)
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Akai reel to reel 2 trks
MG 612, 1212, 1214 analog recorders
AX 80
AX 60
S612 (analog filter)
VX 90
VX 900
X 7000
etc
etc

Nah Akai doesn't have any analog background

I still have to see his posts when quoted and they still are ill-informed.
Old 11th March 2014
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I woudlnt worry too much until you hear the demos...the 522 is good...
Yeah, I mean I like my 522, it's just that --- waah, the hihats aren't perfect! And I am missing CC control over the parameters.. But didn't want to splurge for a tanzbär..

O'well, plenty of room on my desk/bugdet for another drumbox. Assuming this sounds the ticket of course!

(My GAS for the AR is getting expensive'er than I thought..)
Old 11th March 2014
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Akai reel to reel 2 trks
MG 612, 1212, 1214 analog recorders
AX 80
AX 60
S612 (analog filter)
VX 90
VX 900
X 7000
etc
etc

Nah Akai doesn't have any analog background

I still have to see his posts when quoted and they still are ill-informed.


i don't know what's dumber... comparing an analog drum machine to a reel 2 reel / tape recorder.. or failing to realise the current [Numark] Akai has absolutely nothing to do with Akai Professional [Japan]...
Old 11th March 2014
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i don't know what's dumber... comparing an analog drum machine to a reel 2 reel / tape recorder.. or failing to realise the current [Numark] Akai has absolutely nothing to do with Akai Professional [Japan]...
I think 1-2 years ago Alesis or Akai (let's call it inMusic) hired this women who specialized in analog circuitry. I forgot her name but she was known in the field and at that point it was obvious that they will try and jump on the analog bandwagon as well.
Old 11th March 2014
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This looks great. But I'm holding out for the Rhythm Huskie.
Old 11th March 2014
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As a fan of japanese dogs, I'm waiting for the latin verson, Salsa Shiba.
Old 11th March 2014
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I'll take a Percussion Pug to go, please
Old 11th March 2014
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o wow. very rhythm. cool
Old 11th March 2014
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Im such a hipster I dont even use the internet.
Old 11th March 2014
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I think 1-2 years ago Alesis or Akai (let's call it inMusic) hired this women who specialized in analog circuitry. I forgot her name but she was known in the field and at that point it was obvious that they will try and jump on the analog bandwagon as well.
If you're thinking of Julie Yarbrough, I am pretty sure she has been full-time with Nektar for a couple of years.
Old 11th March 2014
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Will the trig sync a juno?
Old 11th March 2014
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Aira / ACB is already frowned upon by the hipster community so a burst of the cheap analog bubble won't do any harm.
Besides that / more so, they don't care about a box analog sounding or not, they care about hip. Right now analog is hip. By the time digital is hip again they won't care if it sounds analog as long as it's digital.
Hipster is the laziest way ever to describe everyone you disagree with or frown upon. What the hell constitutes a hipster? A punk? An artsy kid? A psyche rock guy? An emo kid? A rap fan? An EDM bro? A cybergoth? Ha. Give it a rest.

Analog is popular because it sounds good. It's also popular because for a lot of people it justifies buying hardware beyond the hand-on aspect of the controls.

To a "hipster" (or a million other people that don't fall neatly in your blanket statement) - Why would they buy a VA in a box when they can just steal a VA off the internet and use their midi controller? You can't do that with analog.

To a manufacturer - Why sell an analog in a box? Because hipsters can't steal an analog instrument off the internet. It's win-win.

Obviously more people are interested in the analog sound than just the "hipster" community or it wouldn't be so sought after in the first place. It makes sense that people want it and for manufacturers to offer it, and it's great that manufacturers are coming around and doing so.


...Oh, and BTW, before I'm condemned as some analog master race a-hole, I should mention that I currently own ZERO analog instruments - I just sold my A4 and BS2. You know what I want next? A Rocket. That's right, a VA in a box. I do love my OP-1 though, so I must be at least 10% hipster.
Old 11th March 2014
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You know what I want next? A Rocket. That's right, a VA in a box.
well rocket isn't 100% VA))) it's got that hipster analog filter
Old 11th March 2014
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I'm going to try to stay optimistic here but this price point puts too many limitations on the quality of the signal path.
The components is this thing wouldn't be anywhere close to an mpc2000 or ax60.

At $200 it will probably have a small bandwidth & high signal to noise ratio.
Old 11th March 2014
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Im such a hipster I dont even use the internet.
Are you one of those guys who's posting from an Etch-a-sketch? I hear they have a lot of analogue warmth.
Old 11th March 2014
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Enough banter and theories....

Demo'z ... we needs dem now Mr Akai!!!
Old 11th March 2014
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Im such a hipster I dont even use the internet.
****ing poser
Old 11th March 2014
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At $200 it will probably have a small bandwidth & high signal to noise ratio.

Bring it on!
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