I wish they included at least just a little bit of the technical specifications, as its all marketing hype right now, which seems to be aimed at 13 year olds.
Perhaps its just a prototype at this point. I don't see anything about a release date.
id rather buy those "superpowers" from that video...daym look at me smashing a garbage can thru that window and like busting my superhammer elbow into to that concrete wall BAAAAMM HELLYEAH I ROXXX hahah LOL and then I can look SUPERCOOL too ....in slowmotion .. woaa!!!
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
mc 808 is the greatest product ever marred by the worst interface of all time.
it drove me insane
the mc 808 could have been a contender if:
- keypad input
- mass sample imports
- there were lcd screens above the motorized faders
- velocity / at pads
and then a couple of knobs to select menus and then adjust w/ motorized faders
sample importing on the 808 was the worst, and the fact you had to be hooked up to the cpu to adjust fx was annoying annoying annoying as hell. So if you didn't like the reverb, tough.
AND ,add in the fact that you couldn't make new patches w/out a computer!!! WTH! Wav selection not possible w/out usb connection. Sure you get 4 wavs per part, 16 parts, one would think awesome. BUt setting the wav you want! HA good luck.
however this means the 808 would have cost more then $50--the thing weighs like an ounce and the thing was huge, just gigantic.
why roland why? Is it that hard to just finish something up right?
Someone needs to start working towards better technology like this.
The MPC 100000000 would still be obsolete.
The drum machine is the new Fender Strat.
Also it is great to see Bone-Thugz-InInnovation......
I love it! Im going to post the video on Facebook!
I wish I had an investor... I have so many ideas for gear (that probobly wouldnt sell) but good ideas none-the-less.
To the OP: Are you bitter about the genre that they are trying to advertise to? How many patents do you have?
I dont see anything more corny about this ad than Drummers who endorse cymbals and drum-sticks, Custom GUitars with signatures on it etc... (or the Vic Firth Dave Weckl Signature Drum Shoes was by far the all-time worst)
The fender Rhodes, Hammond Organ, Electric Guitar, Moog Synth all seemed like corny-stupid inventions, and are now part of our culture (US)
Without these guys we would still be banging together rocks for Music.