Did the Akai X3700 really exist?

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Did the Akai X3700 really exist?

Postby Alex E » Sun Jun 30, 2013 6:42 am

http://www.vintagesynth.com/akai/x3700.php

This thing. Never seen one for sale before or any other picture of it besides that one.
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Re: Did the Akai X3700 really exist?

Postby Sir Ruff » Tue Jul 02, 2013 5:01 pm

Long wondered the same thing... It's amazing how such a non-existent product still gets its place on the web. I suspect it was just a one-off prototype thing, because someone out there would have documented actually using/owning it by now. Too bad, cos it looks super-rad.
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Re: Did the Akai X3700 really exist?

Postby tim gueguen » Wed Jul 03, 2013 12:33 am

Does anyone find the keyboard configuration iffy? Especially for an instrument supposedly from 1986? Especially when you compare it to a 37 key keyboard we know Akai sold, the VX600.
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Re: Did the Akai X3700 really exist?

Postby meatballfulton » Wed Jul 03, 2013 12:51 am

While I've seen plenty of S-612s around, the other Akai QD samplers are pretty uncommon. Talk about a cursed format... :roll:
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Re: Did the Akai X3700 really exist?

Postby tim gueguen » Wed Jul 03, 2013 6:05 am

If I understand correctly the Quickdisc versus 3.5 inch floppy fight was the reverse of the VHS/Beta fight, the Quickdisc was the crappier format, and the 3.5 inch format the better.
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