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Re: Akai Analog Drum Machine

Postby ninja6485 » Tue Mar 11, 2014 6:41 pm

Now all they need to do is release an expanded edition where they add analog drums and bass to a stand alone MPC, complete with both midi and cv/gate outs for the sequencer! Add some effects and you have the ultimate couch jam machine! :hifi:
This looks like a psychotropic reaction. No wonder it's so popular...
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Re: Akai Analog Drum Machine

Postby Blue Monster 65 » Tue Mar 11, 2014 8:19 pm

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


Ha! You know me - I'll buy one no matter what, then sell it two months later. :lol:

No - my point was they've been promising a number of products and have been months off on their release dates; much more so than almost any other manufacturer. I hope it's available soon.
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Re: Akai Analog Drum Machine

Postby Stab Frenzy » Tue Mar 11, 2014 10:57 pm

pflosi wrote:Is the trigger out programmable or a clock?

There's no info in the press release about it, but it has both in and out which suggests it would be a clock, but it's labelled gate/trig which would suggest programmable. Might be the gate of the synth track?
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Re: Akai Analog Drum Machine

Postby Aaron2 » Wed Mar 12, 2014 12:37 am

I like how they call it "The Wolf." Reminds me of this:

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Re: Akai Analog Drum Machine

Postby Kidney05 » Wed Mar 12, 2014 1:33 am

This thing would have been HUGE a couple years ago. Without knowing how it sounds, it seems hard to place it compared to the other mini analogs. Certainly could be better than the Monotribe, but the Volca Bass has two oscillators, and seemingly better controls, and the beats has more available sounds. This has a great form factor, and I could see people loving those pads.

So why hasn't Alesis done a single voice version of the Andromeda?
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Re: Akai Analog Drum Machine

Postby Stab Frenzy » Wed Mar 12, 2014 4:09 am

The current Alesis company has basically nothing in common with the Alesis that developed the Andromeda.
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Re: Akai Analog Drum Machine

Postby rob_lee » Wed Mar 12, 2014 4:25 am

No idea what they're waffling on about BUT a bit small for my liking.

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Re: Akai Analog Drum Machine

Postby Jabberwalky » Wed Mar 12, 2014 4:27 am

Akai does seem to own the Micron hardware though! The miniak. Wonder if they will ever ever dig that up again.
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Re: Akai Analog Drum Machine

Postby Aaron2 » Wed Mar 12, 2014 5:13 am

Kidney05 wrote:This thing would have been HUGE a couple years ago. Without knowing how it sounds, it seems hard to place it compared to the other mini analogs. Certainly could be better than the Monotribe, but the Volca Bass has two oscillators, and seemingly better controls, and the beats has more available sounds. This has a great form factor, and I could see people loving those pads.

So why hasn't Alesis done a single voice version of the Andromeda?


Actually, the Volca Bass has THREE oscillators. But it has only a 16-step sequencer. I see the Akai machine as a bigger, badder Monotribe since it has both a synth and a drum machine like the MT, but more voices and a much better sequencer. It's an all-in-one groovebox like the MT.
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Re: Akai Analog Drum Machine

Postby Stab Frenzy » Wed Mar 12, 2014 8:19 am

rob_lee wrote:No idea what they're waffling on about BUT a bit small for my liking.

Watch on youtube.com


My German isn't great, but it seems like they just go through the specs, he says it's good for both live and in the studio, 32 step sequencer, 16 different patterns, will be 219 Euros but you'll be able to probably get it for 199. The last bit I think he was saying that he doesn't know when it'll be available.

I'd rather see an actual working prototype than a mockup I gotta say, it seems like it's not gonna be out til at least the second half of the year.
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Re: Akai Analog Drum Machine

Postby pflosi » Wed Mar 12, 2014 8:22 am

Stab Frenzy wrote:
pflosi wrote:Is the trigger out programmable or a clock?

There's no info in the press release about it, but it has both in and out which suggests it would be a clock, but it's labelled gate/trig which would suggest programmable. Might be the gate of the synth track?


I hope it's not just a clock. Would make sense if it was the synth track...

rob_lee wrote:No idea what they're waffling on about BUT a bit small for my liking.

Watch on youtube.com


First the guy states: "the thing is meant for the club of course, as a live performance instrument..."

Then some blabla. First interesting bits: "It's an analog drum computer, fully analog compared to the competition. 32 steps sequencer, 16 patterns, 5 instruments and bass synth. You can program glides via the sequencer (!)." Then again some blabla, "is it thought for the studio or live or both"... Then they talk about how cool the price is. "Release date?" "Sorry, don't know yet."

That's it. Most interesting thing to get from that video is the glide via sequencer, for the people missing portamento...

EDIT: Not bad Stabby ;)
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Re: Akai Analog Drum Machine

Postby griffin avid » Wed Mar 12, 2014 8:24 am

Is the name a German play on words or have any kind of meaning? A reference to something or they going with animal names instead of letters and numbers?
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Re: Akai Analog Drum Machine

Postby pflosi » Wed Mar 12, 2014 10:56 am

No play of words.
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Re: Akai Analog Drum Machine

Postby rob_lee » Wed Mar 12, 2014 12:39 pm

Watch on youtube.com
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Re: Akai Analog Drum Machine

Postby meatballfulton » Wed Mar 12, 2014 2:18 pm

Pretty funny they broke the demo unit right before the show :shock:

I like the 303-ish bass synth. This is the first drum machine I've seen in over 20 years that has interested me. If it has a good MIDI implementation I'm tempted.

These hyper-early announcements means the mfrs think the pressure is on...gotta get people lined up to buy before Korg announces their next bombshell 8-)
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