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Re: Akai Analog Drum Machine

Postby Aaron2 » Tue Mar 11, 2014 7:59 am

This is basically a Monotribe with an additional voice, a better sequencer, and MIDI. And I like it!

For two bills, though, you can't go wrong. Right? :lol:
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Re: Akai Analog Drum Machine

Postby Steve Jones » Tue Mar 11, 2014 10:34 am

ryryoftokyo wrote:And there goes the final nail in the coffin for the AIRA series.


It's not even vaguely in the league of the TR-8.
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Re: Akai Analog Drum Machine

Postby rob_lee » Tue Mar 11, 2014 1:36 pm

ryryoftokyo wrote:And there goes the final nail in the coffin for the AIRA series.


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Re: Akai Analog Drum Machine

Postby Stab Frenzy » Tue Mar 11, 2014 1:44 pm

That looks pretty fun. Wonder what it's gonna sound like?
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Re: Akai Analog Drum Machine

Postby rob_lee » Tue Mar 11, 2014 1:53 pm

Stab Frenzy wrote:That looks pretty fun. Wonder what it's gonna sound like?


Just like all the other drum machines out there but with an AKAI sticker on the fascia and a bonus bass channel :lol: :lol:
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Re: Akai Analog Drum Machine

Postby Jabberwalky » Tue Mar 11, 2014 2:26 pm

The APC40 mk2 looks nice as well.
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Re: Akai Analog Drum Machine

Postby Stab Frenzy » Tue Mar 11, 2014 2:54 pm

Just saw it's got a trigger out to clock modular stuff as well, I reckon it gonna have to sound pretty bad for me to not want to get one.
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Re: Akai Analog Drum Machine

Postby ryryoftokyo » Tue Mar 11, 2014 3:26 pm

I make mention of the AIRA because this is what people wanted out of Roland when they talked about re-releasing their old stuff. Not sure why I have to spell that out.
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Re: Akai Analog Drum Machine

Postby Jabberwalky » Tue Mar 11, 2014 3:27 pm

Trigger out! Fuck yes.. Triggering the Poly61 arps, and I can free up my midi2cv8 for other things. No mention of of midi implementation yet (i.e. knob cc)
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Re: Akai Analog Drum Machine

Postby pflosi » Tue Mar 11, 2014 3:53 pm

Is the trigger out programmable or a clock?
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Re: Akai Analog Drum Machine

Postby _seph » Tue Mar 11, 2014 3:57 pm

Jabberwalky wrote:The APC40 mk2 looks nice as well.

yes.. yes it does... and of course I just bought a used APC40 last week.

but that's ok. the mk2 is going to cost more than twice what I just paid and although the layout of the redesign looks great, having Push decreases its value significantly ...although they would be a nice looking pair.

ryryoftokyo wrote:I make mention of the AIRA because this is what people wanted out of Roland when they talked about re-releasing their old stuff. Not sure why I have to spell that out.

assume what you would like, but the "people" you are referring to doesn't include me and I'm certain that it also doesn't include many others. if I wanted an analog TR-808/909 or TB-303 reissue/clone I'd much rather buy one of the many boutique offerings from companies that are dedicated to that ethos and let Roland be Roland and continue building upon their past while moving forward. a reissue is the last thing that I ever want to see from them.
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Re: Akai Analog Drum Machine

Postby ryryoftokyo » Tue Mar 11, 2014 4:08 pm

Okay, and that's all well and lovely that you want what you want, but there are many people that DO want to see Roland re-issue their old gear including myself. Many of us were excited to see Roland get back into the analog game, even if it was starting with a simple re-issue. Again, not sure why I have to explain such things.
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Re: Akai Analog Drum Machine

Postby loungedumore » Tue Mar 11, 2014 4:09 pm

The wolf does look like a maybe , and of course they come out with the mpx16 after I buy the mpx8 too :oops:
Well these both look interesting .... Will see .
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Re: Akai Analog Drum Machine

Postby Blue Monster 65 » Tue Mar 11, 2014 4:27 pm

My only hesitation on any of their (Akai) new gear is that they've had a horrendous record of delivery on new products the past few years. I hope they've rectified that situation and have these ready for market soon.
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Re: Akai Analog Drum Machine

Postby meatballfulton » Tue Mar 11, 2014 6:38 pm

ryryoftokyo wrote:Again, not sure why I have to explain such things.


Because people don't think you mean what you write? :banghead:

Blue Monster 65 wrote:My only hesitation on any of their (Akai) new gear is that they've had a horrendous record of delivery on new products the past few years.


So if it shows up late you won't buy one?
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