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Re: Akai Analog Drum Machine

Postby Kidney05 » Mon Mar 31, 2014 9:48 pm

_dan wrote:The wolf looks like it could be fun... a little fishy that there is no demo as it doesn't take much to make a youtube video, i hope it isn't vapor.

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Still no video, those guys swore they'd have one up this week. Suspicious.
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Re: Akai Analog Drum Machine

Postby Aaron2 » Sat Apr 26, 2014 11:09 pm

Kidney05 wrote:Still no video, those guys swore they'd have one up this week. Suspicious.


It's now been weeks since this thing was "unveiled" at Musikmesse, and we still haven't heard it. Unbelievable! :lol:
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Re: Akai Analog Drum Machine

Postby meatballfulton » Thu Jul 03, 2014 5:18 pm

Well, for now Akai has removed all mention of the Rhythm Wolf from their website. Talk about vaporware! :drums:
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Re: Akai Analog Drum Machine

Postby griffin avid » Thu Jul 03, 2014 5:33 pm

Oh NO!!! That does NOT bode well.
Seems like it's either it's
A) a major revamp and relaunch
B) Unforeseen problems and a scrapped prototype.
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Re: Akai Analog Drum Machine

Postby calaverasgrande » Thu Jul 03, 2014 5:58 pm

meatballfulton wrote:Well, for now Akai has removed all mention of the Rhythm Wolf from their website. Talk about vaporware! :drums:

Maybe Guitar Wolf had his lawyer send a cease and desist?
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Re: Akai Analog Drum Machine

Postby mute » Fri Jul 04, 2014 1:17 am

calaverasgrande wrote:
meatballfulton wrote:Well, for now Akai has removed all mention of the Rhythm Wolf from their website. Talk about vaporware! :drums:

Maybe Guitar Wolf had his lawyer send a cease and desist?


:?: it's sill there.. http://www.akaipro.com/tradeshows/messe2014
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Re: Akai Analog Drum Machine

Postby Blue Monster 65 » Fri Jul 04, 2014 1:22 am

Guitar Wolf are/were great.

Rhythm Wolf? Somehow I don't see it saving Japan from a zombie onslaught. Too bad.
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Re: Akai Analog Drum Machine

Postby madmarkmagee » Sun Jul 13, 2014 4:18 pm

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Re: Akai Analog Drum Machine

Postby genshi » Sun Jul 13, 2014 7:44 pm

madmarkmagee wrote:http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/RhythmWolf/

https://www.storedj.com.au/products/AKA-RHYTHMWOLF

Obviously they don't actually have any yet. :lol:


Many retailers also had the Midiman Surface One still listed for pre-order a year after M-Audio had killed the project. Luckily I have one of only three working prototypes ever made of the Surface One (I used to work for M-Audio.) So I wouldn't trust seeing it on a retailer's site as evidence that it will come out; retailers like to build hype and will post vaporware until they hear whether the product will actually be released or not.

As for Akai, I think they were just trying to cause disruption with the Rhythm Wolf, but once they saw much better products showcased, they literally pulled the plug on it (they initially used the excuse that a power surge fried their demo unit; they later retracted that and claimed it was just a mock-up or something. Who knows.)
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Re: Akai Analog Drum Machine

Postby griffin avid » Sun Jul 13, 2014 8:33 pm

Definitely not that. That product is totally possible and viable.
A) It didn't have to do much, it was analog.
B) It didn't have to sound great, it was cheap.
C) It had/has no real competition
E) It was from AKAI
F) Did I mention it was analog?
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Re: Akai Analog Drum Machine

Postby Aaron2 » Mon Jul 14, 2014 3:47 am

I buy the Akai-pulled-the-plug theory simply because we still haven't seen a single video of a working unit many months after Musikmesse. What other explanation could there be?
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Re: Akai Analog Drum Machine

Postby Blue Monster 65 » Mon Jul 14, 2014 4:47 am

Akai has become a strange company to deal with; they've absorbed that from Alesis, I think.
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Re: Akai Analog Drum Machine

Postby Kenneth » Wed Jul 23, 2014 4:56 am

New video demo for the Rhythm Wolf. Here's some details from Synthtopia: http://www.synthtopia.com/content/2014/07/22/rhythm-wolf-analog-drum-machine-spotted-in-the-wild/
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Re: Akai Analog Drum Machine

Postby Hallu » Wed Jul 23, 2014 6:35 am

it sounds pretty bland, and while analog synths are being used by lots of people, a lot of modern drum production I'm hearing is all digital so I don't know who they're expecting to win over with this??? I think the growing interest in "analog" is veering away from practical modern music use into its own niche a la chiptune.
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Re: Akai Analog Drum Machine

Postby mute » Wed Jul 23, 2014 7:19 am

Meh. I contend there's no growing interest there's just finally more companies making shit that people have never stopped wanting. Until a few years ago it was a largely untapped market left to boutiques. It went stagnant through bad foresight in the first place. Its not like people have stepped back from making yet another digital instrument/product/synth/controller/software instrument etc., that is still in full bloom.. so no need for the hate. The more the merrier. There's always room for an affordable analog kit. This demo blows tho.. give me a minute with the thing.
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