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Akai unveils Rhythm Wolf - analog drum machine and bass synth Drum Machines & Samplers
Old 29th August 2014
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I wouldnt say im blow away by it tbh. Most of the other new machines released recently have more interesting features and sound capabilities. The volca beats had the pcm speed and midi delay, the tr8 has ducking and reverb... Id rather they sacked the bass synth off and put more percussion based sounds in there....

Just my 2 cents anyway
Old 29th August 2014
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Old 29th August 2014
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frustration..
Old 29th August 2014
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nice hi hats tho
Old 29th August 2014
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It always pisses me off that so many bits of desktop equipment are not made to look up at the user, rather lay flat on the desk like a slab of meat, it would take next to no thought in the design process, to make desktop equipment angle up towards the user...muppets
Old 29th August 2014
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Moog makes it, but who else?
Old 29th August 2014
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It always pisses me off that so many bits of desktop equipment are not made to look up at the user, rather lay flat on the desk like a slab of meat, it would take next to no thought in the design process, to make desktop equipment angle up towards the user...muppets
true... but... you know, you could always rest it on a book or something.
Old 29th August 2014
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true... but... you know, you could always rest it on a book or something.
books...?????????

who the F reads books anymore...
Old 29th August 2014
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books...?????????

who the F reads books anymore...
errr.. external SSD? packet of fags? crack pipe?
Old 29th August 2014
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Moog makes it, but who else?
Moog make quality equipment everywhere you look, their ideas on design are second to none...
Old 29th August 2014
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Design is a matter of taste
Old 29th August 2014
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Design is a matter of taste
Usability is part of design.
Old 29th August 2014
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Design is a matter of taste
ergonomics are a huge factor in success and usability imo..
Old 29th August 2014
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Sounds good for a $200 box, just like the Volcas sound good for a $150 box. No reason to expect miracles at those prices.
Old 29th August 2014
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Hello all. I've found a video with an audio demo! I dont think anyone has posted this yet, pretty enjoyable to be the one who may have found the first video of the wolf! Anyway, have a nosey
Go Team Analog.
Old 29th August 2014
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Still no official video? Shove it up your ass Akai I'm over it.
Old 29th August 2014
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akai dont want you to have it
Old 29th August 2014
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It always pisses me off that so many bits of desktop equipment are not made to look up at the user, rather lay flat on the desk like a slab of meat, it would take next to no thought in the design process, to make desktop equipment angle up towards the user...muppets
this is actually the only thing I don't like about the (very non-analog) LXR drum machine. I have its back feet propped on something to angle it properly. Sits up above table height on a shelf between two pieces of properly-angled gear and its obstinate rectilinear flatness was killing the whole vibe
Old 29th August 2014
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Moog makes it, but who else?
Old Korg M3 and Radias. Tempest is slightly angled also.
Old 30th August 2014
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If this thing can be used to step sequence external gear over multiple MIDI channels (ie drums) then I'll give it a closer look.
If that's what you really need maybe look at Trigger Finger Pro. It'll do exactly that ie 16 x up-to-64-step sequences on channels of your choosing....all on a nice XoX-style layout, not MPC-style pads. You can program XoX style or play the hits in and it'll quantise them to sequence buttons and all sequences etc are saved internally.

If (and it's a big one I know) MAudio stay behind this thing (and they seem to be, they have some fairly solid how-to videos happening already) and get some good input and ideas it could be a little gem. It's already super-flexible, and the addition of a few things ie ability to change pitch of each note in a sequence ? la Beatstep, off-grid sequencing etc would make it even better.
Old 2nd September 2014
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this is actually the only thing I don't like about the (very non-analog) LXR drum machine. I have its back feet propped on something to angle it properly. Sits up above table height on a shelf between two pieces of properly-angled gear and its obstinate rectilinear flatness was killing the whole vibe
I use these for my drum machines and synths....

Old 2nd September 2014
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I use these for my drum machines and synths....

The pink ones ?
Old 2nd September 2014
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The pink ones ?
Hahaa....got the black ones. But almost went the flamboyant route when they were temporarily out of stock on the black.
Old 2nd September 2014
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Moog makes it, but who else?
Access!!
Old 2nd September 2014
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Hello all. I've found a video with an audio demo! I dont think anyone has posted this yet, pretty enjoyable to be the one who may have found the first video of the wolf! Anyway, have a nosey
This really doesn't sound as bad as some here claim. Especially for $200. Clearly this video is providing us with a raw unprocessed sound. Add an exciter or the right pedal to the mix and this could be quite usable in a song. At least I have a few ideas on what to do with it, can't speak for the rest of you guys.

At this price it seems a no-brainer.
Old 2nd September 2014
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I use these for my drum machines and synths....

where do you get those things, what are they called..???
Old 2nd September 2014
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where do you get those things, what are they called..???
You can get them from Ikea in various colors:

BRÄDA Laptop support - black - IKEA

I use these from my Tanzbar and Minibrute. Good for pedals also. And CHEAP.
Old 2nd September 2014
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I use these for my drum machines and synths....

Me too (in black) - they work fine. I cut circular holes in the back and at the top of the slope too so that I could feed cables in and out tidily. Work great for electron gear and the LXR, and also for lining up a few effects pedals on my desktop.
Old 2nd September 2014
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You can get them from Ikea in various colors:

BRÄDA Laptop support - black - IKEA

I use these from my Tanzbar and Minibrute. Good for pedals also. And CHEAP.
excellent cheers for that...there's an IKEA not far from me...
Old 3rd September 2014
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Thansk Marc...I have the same problem with my Elektron gear, having them completely flat is a bit hard on ym neck. I need to go with a different desk as well ecause my current one is a bit too low for standing up and that makes it even worse. Spine problems run in my family so I don't want to be like my mother with a bunch of metal pins insterted into her neck vertebrae...
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